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     Date Submitted:03-02-2011
     Last Modified:07-02-2011 (01:38)
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     Current job:C17 Change Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSafety Professional, Fighter and Trainer Pilot, Systems Engineer, Change Manager

    • Test Director/Systems Engineer: Planned and executed all software, hardware, and integration test activities for the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack Operational Flight Trainer (OFT)
    • Successfully led large diverse organizations composed of contractors, civil service, and military personnel
    • Team builder: developed close, respected and professional working partnerships with international allies
    • Planned and executed flight operations in the United States Air Force
    • Experienced aviator: 3,400+ total flight hours in five aircraft (T-38A, A-10A, F-16C/D,T-41C, and T-3A), 2,400+ hours as an instructor pilot. Possesses a Commercial Instrument Pilot Certificate
    • Safety professional: United States Air Force Safety Investigation Board President and Wing Chief of Safety
    • Possesses a Top Secret security clearance (20 April 2007)

    • Highly respected Test Director. Led team that delivered two EA-18G Growler OFTs, valued at $12M each to the US Navy four months ahead of schedule. Lauded for “Outstanding Achievement”
    • Directed a staff of 220 employees in execution of time critical tasks that enable force presentation world wide—100,000+ personnel deployed annually in support of multiple combat operations. Received three Air Force Unit Excellence Awards
    • Orchestrated a successful merger of two separate and distinct headquarters organizations without interruption of services/support
    • Positively influenced and developed Headquarters United States Air Force policies that affected 330,000 active duty personnel
    • Led a cross functional workforce of 180 personnel that directly supported an annual 100,000 hour flying operation valued at $26 Million—provided all air traffic control, weather services, and surveillance of a $4.8 Million services contract for instruction to 300+ students and 250 instructor pilots. Rated #1 of 12 squadron commanders by the wing commander
    • Directed a staff of eight that planned and executed all flight, ground, and explosive safety programs that spanned over 3,000 personnel, 741 facilities, and 220 jet aircraft. Achieved zero mishaps—no serious injury or loss of life.
    • Directed the safe and effective accomplishment of 16,600+ annual training sorties in the T-38 supersonic jet trainer. Administered flight evaluations to 80 instructor pilots. Achieved the highest formal inspection rating from the Command Inspector General
    • Trained 500+ US and Japanese military personnel for a high visibility combat staff exercise. Integrated theater level simulation models into the exercise scenario and controlled the results to maximize training
    • Directed daily flight operations support activities that enabled safe and successful multinational combat air operations over the southern no fly zone in Iraq
    • Selected as a key supervisor to lead the transition of a fighter squadron from the A-10A attack aircraft to the F-16C/D multi-role fighter. Selected by senior leadership to personally lead the unit’s first overseas F-16 close air support exercise in direct support of the 6th Infantry Division

    Jan 2011-Present C17 Program Change Manager, L3 Communications, Arlington, TX
    Oct 2010-Jan 2011 Program Engineer, L3 Communications, Arlington, TX
    2008-Oct 2010 Test Director/Systems Engineer, L3 Communications, Arlington, TX
    2006-2008 Deputy Director/Vice Commander, Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center (AEFC), Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
    2004-2006 Plans and IT Systems Division Chief, AEFC, Langley AFB, Virginia
    2002-2004 Commander, 71st Operations Support Squadron, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
    2001-2002 Chief of Wing Safety, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
    1998-2001 Director of Flying Operations, 25th Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
    1983-1998 Fighter Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Staff Officer: various assignments Worldwide, United States Air Force

    • MS, Space Operations, Webster University, St Louis, MO
    • BS, Electrical Engineering, US Air Force Academy, CO
    • United States Air Force Safety and Accident Board President Course
    • United States Air Force Chief of Safety Course
    • Joint Aerospace Command and Control Course
    • Air National Guard Electronic Warfare Course
    • Air Education and Training Command Pilot Instructor Training
    • A-10A and F-16 C/D Flying Training Courses
    • Completed all US Air Force Professional Military Education

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