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     Date Submitted:17-08-2011
     Last Modified:17-08-2011 (07:26)
    Job information
     Current job:Deputy Chief, Acquisition Information Division
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProgram Manager Launch Operations Test and Evaluation
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    OBJECTIVE

    A position as a Program Manager or Test Manager supporting government projects and programs

     

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

    - Demonstrated success as a Program Manager, Tester and Leader

    - Knowledge of laws, principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management

    - Proven ability to plan, organize, and lead critical aspects of R&D, production, and support of equipment or subsystems, and integrate, analyze, and manage functions and personnel in support of the process

    - Knowledge of business, industrial management, contracting procedures, production practices, and technical concepts to provide total life-cycle acquisition management oversight

    - Extremely proficient at establishing and maintaining good relationships with individuals and groups internal and external to workplace

    - Knowledge of the missions, roles, organizational structures, and operation of the Department of Defense, Air Force entities that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process

    - Proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy

     

    SECURITY CLEARANCE INFORMATION

    SECRET active

    SSBI with TS/SCI eligibility dated28 June 2006

    CI POLYdated 18 Dec 2006

     

    EDUCATION

    M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

    B.S., Industrial Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

     

    DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CERTIFICATIONS

    Program Management– Level III

    Test & Evaluation– Level III

    Systems Planning, Research, Development and EngineeringLevel III

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Deputy Chief, Acquisition Information Division, US Air Force, Washington, DC                             2009-Present

    Supervise military, civilian, and contractor team of 19 in enterprise-level coordination of transformation efforts managing $100M in IT investments.  Lead Acquisition Domain effort to develop a robust, fullyintegrated acquisition business information environment.  Direct strategic planning for a full portfolio of information technology investments supporting the acquisition transformation roadmap.  Direct development of business system architectures creating the foundation for acquisition process modernization.  Coordinate joint operational requirements and worldwide network security approvals for $10M Secretary of Defense special interest contingency software application fielding new capability to support warfighters in less than 18 months.

    Commander, US Air Force, Diego Garcia, BIOT                                      2008-2009

    Commanded 19 military and contractor personnel at most remote command and control station in support of $6.2B Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).  Directed operations, maintenance and logistics in support of over 14K satellite missions and maintained a 99.9% operational availability.  Led 14 recapitalization projects worth $2M+ and ensured operational reliability for $30M antenna and $100M in equipment.

     Flight Commander,USAir Force, Cape Canaveral, FL                             2005-2008

    Led military and contractor team of 24 in oversight of the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Category I, Delta IV spacelift program. Responsible for mission assurance for all Delta IV launch base operations including booster processing, spacecraft integration, training, and HQ readiness reviews.  Created and coordinated operational concepts/policies with contractors, range operations, and rocket and spacecraft system wings.  Guided efficiencies team with prime contractor which led to elimination of four redundant processes, reduced booster processing by 31 days and saved the program $800K.  Developed risk assessments for booster anomalies and processes; provided insight to senior Air Force leaders within the spacelift program office and other government agencies resulting in three successful missions worth over $2.5B.

    Intern, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL                                                  2004-2005

    Competitively selected (1 of 5 selected AF wide) for the Space Lift Education Crossover Program (SLEC-P) industry immersion program.  Provided spacelift operations and support to US and coalition warfighting forces for three DoD launch booster processing flows.  Led telemetry site availability analysis and flight operations logistics support for the Delta IV Heavy Demonstration mission.  Coordinated operational readiness between Boeing Launch Site and Program Office, Air Force Operations Squadron, and Air Force Program Office for critical NASA and DoD satellite programs.

    Test Director, US AirForce, Albuquerque, NM                                         2001-2004

    Led 10-member test team responsible for planning, resourcing, executing, and reporting on international and Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation (MOT&E) and Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) worth over $70M.  Directed Led Coordinated test insertion into operational exercises, directed test execution and briefed results to Air Force Headquarters, Secretary of Defense staff members and government laboratories.  Directed $53M joint ordnance inventory program with US and foreign military personnel that resulted in a potential saving for the United States Navy of $40M/year.

    Project Officer, US Air Force, Los Angeles, CA                                         2000-2001

    Led 18-person multiagency team executing $25M procurement of critical componentsof next-generation security architecture for all future military GPS receivers.  Directed $10M effort for development of operational software for cryptographic key data processor.  Devised innovative plan with external agency to keep production line of vital microprocessors viable, streamlined processing and eliminated $1.3M inventory liability.

    GPS Satellite Test Project Officer, US Air Force, Los Angeles, CA                        1997-2000

    Led GPS Developmental Test and Evaluation activities for the GPS Joint Program Office and theDepartment of Energy labs.  Directedplanning and execution of stalled international on-orbit test to verifyperformance of $40M satellite and confirm operational readiness supporting United States StrategicCommand’s nuclear deterrence and counterforce mission.  Planned and directed prelaunch and on-orbit tests verifying functionality and interfaces of GPS ground/space systems.  Directed integrated system test for $7M Nuclear Detonation Detection System on GPS satellites.  Led team developing and coordinating GPS Multiservice Test and Evaluation Master Plan for Assistant Deputy Under Secretary’s concurrence and Secretary of Defense approval.


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