Professional Experience Summary
Over 29 years combined operational and enterprise architect and military space experience supporting various Space Operations and Space Control systems and programs. System engineer and business analyst skilled in producing object-oriented models and architectures in support of information technology system and software development and design, and business process improvement. Extensive military space operations experience with mechanical and phased array missile warning systems, satellite command and control systems, infrared warning systems, active and passive space surveillance systems, and Aerospace Operation Center (AOC). Over 3½ years experience conducting operational tests and evaluations on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) space systems. Instructor and evaluator with over 8 years experience.
Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligible, DOD, 2011
- Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Regis University, 2005 (Summa Cum Laude)
- Associate in Applied Science, Space Operations Technology, CCAF, 1995
Serco NA (formerly SI International), Colorado Springs, CO, June 2003–October 2011
Senior Enterprise Architect
Developed integrated Enterprise Architectures consisting of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)-described Models (OVs, SVs, etc.). Employed object-oriented analysis and design methods, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Service Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) to analyze and model future command and control (C2) business and systems requirements, and various Space Control requirements for the Space Control and Missile Defense communities. Expert in developing UML artifacts such as Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Data Models, etc. Performed operations process analysis, with emphasis on requirements generation, acquisition, and command and control.
Developed four separate Space Control architecture models and integrated all models into a single AFSPC Space Superiority architecture. The integration of all models assisted the customer to better see how each system contributed to the overall Space Control mission and thereby identified potential capability re-use for enhanced mission performance. Integration also permitted the re-use of architecture artifacts, thereby reducing additional/future architecture development time and effort by 30%.
Task Lead for the European Midcourse Radar (EMR) project. Led the EMR architecture development with creation of the initial DoDAF Operational and System Views (OVs and SVs) in support of a Capabilities Development Document (CDD). OVs garnered praise on how accurately they captured the required operational behavior of the EMR system and the ease of how the architecture integrated with the larger Missile Defense Agency and Ballistic Missile Defense System architecture. Task was completed in a mere four months - just one quarter of the time normally required for a task of this magnitude.
Member of the Combatant Commander’s Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S) architecture team. Managed all Space and Missile Warning architecture artifacts (use case diagrams, activity diagrams, data models, etc.) within the CCIC2S architecture. Identified, corrected, and updated over 80% of use case association and mission related functionality errors within the Space mission area resulting in a more accurate representation of USSTRATCOM requirements. Lauded by USSTRATCOM, AFSPC, and the developing contractor for improved requirements and systems functionality representation. CCIC2S architecture team awarded HQ AFSPC DR - Professional of the Month, Mar 2004.
Developed a detailed operational architecture and Logical Data Model for the RAIDRS Block 10 and Block 20 architectures. Prime Contractor and development community praised the accuracy of the model, which reduced ambiguity when referencing and analyzing the architecture, and was applauded by the system contractor as 50% more useful for systems development than previous models.
Lead architect in the development of the initial Space and Information Operations (IO) architecture. Guided the Space and IO Architecture Team in precisely depicting the necessary collaboration required among the Space and IO communities to integrate their systems and business processes for a specific effect. Architectural expertise was lauded by the task leader when the business process, along with the overarching data model presented an enhanced synergistic capability between the two mission areas. As a result, these two communities have an initial blueprint as to the necessary actions/coordination required to integrate two dissimilar communities to function as one.
Key player in establishing an Enterprise Architecture department UML 2.0 training and certification program. Led 20+ training sessions that promoted research and discussions on new UML 2.0 concepts, and better prepared architects for the Object Management Group (OMG) UML Professional Certification exam. Architects consistently passed OMG certification tests with highest scores; one acing it with 100%. Received many compliments and thanks from co-workers and department heads on the organization and presentation of each lesson. Consistently selected to train and mentor new architects. Recognized numerous times by project leads on effectiveness to instill architectural standards and best practices to new trainees resulting in architects becoming qualified in 50% less time.
USAF, HQ AFSPC, Peterson AFB, CO, December 2001–June 2003
Superintendent, Long Term Requirements
HQ AFSPC’s representative for a $100 million Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) micro-satellite (microsat) demonstration program. Determined and advised AFSPC leaders on operational requirements for future follow-on microsat systems. Interfaced with DOD, Joint Staff, Air Staff, Intelligence Agencies, Major Commands and the Space and Missile Systems Center on program issues during a significant funding reduction proposal and drafted a justification briefing for HQ senior staff identifying program needs and priorities, thereby rescuing program funds and program development. Program was saved, satellite was launched, demonstration proved a success.
United States Air Force, January 1982–December 2001
Space Systems Technician/Supervisor/Manager
“Highly Qualified” space systems operator/technician. Operated, trained, and evaluated personnel on AFSPC space systems to include: mechanical (BMEWS) and phased array (COBRA DANE, PAVE PAWS, PARCS) missile warning and space surveillance radars, satellite command and control systems (AFSCN, CCS, DSCS III, FleetSat, UFO, MILSTAR), space-based infrared warning systems (DSP), passive space surveillance systems (DSTS), and Aerospace Operation Center (AOC) in support of missile warning, space surveillance, space object identification (SOI), satellite operations, and space control functions. Over 3½ years experience developing, planning, coordinating, conducting and supervising operational test and evaluation activities on AFSPC space systems.
Interfaced with DoD, Joint Staff, Air Staff, Intelligence Agencies, and Major Commands on AFSPC operational requirements, needs, priorities, and issues. Created, directed, and managed policy, guidance and daily performance of various U.S. Air Force nuclear detonation and missile warning systems supporting the Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (ITW/AA) and space control missions. Developed peacetime and wartime concept of operations (CONOPS) and JCIDS requirement documents (ICD, CDD, etc.).
Oversaw all manpower, supervision, career development and personnel professional welfare issues. Formulated policy and implemented procedures for operations, training, and evaluation activities. Managed, supervised, and directed space system operators in the performance of satellite command and control, missile warning, and space surveillance activities. Researched and reviewed operating instructions for the development, standardization, and publication of operational procedures and checklists. Over 6 years experience in planning, developing, and conducting qualification, recurring and classroom training; and positional evaluations and certifications.
- Introduction to UML and Operational Architectures, 2003
- Satellite Communications Networks and Applications, 2001
- Passive Space Surveillance Fundamentals, 2000
- Joint Air Operations Staff Course, 1999
- Missile Warning Sensor Management, 1998
- Satellite Ground System Operations, 1995
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Awareness, 1994
- COBRA DANE System Modernization (CDSM), 1993
- Introduction to Acquisition Management, 1993
- Operational Test and Evaluation, 1993
- Instructional System Development (ISD), 1991
- On-the-Job Training Manager, 1989
- On-the-Job Trainer/Supervisor, 1989
- Ballistic Missile Early Warning (BMEWS) Initial Qualification, 1987
- Space Operations Orientation, 1987
- Radar Evaluation Techniques, 1985
- Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operations, 1982
- Occupational Specialty: Business Analyst, Data Modeler, SharePoint user, Subversion user, Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN)
- Programming Languages: Assembler, C++, Java, Pascal, SQL
- Database: Access
- Engineering - Software: Rational Rose, Rational Software Architect (RSA), Unified Modeling language (UML), Service-oriented architecture Modeling Language (SoaML), Sparx EA
- Methodologies: OO Design Methodologies (any)
- Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office, PhotoShop
- OMG Certified UML Professional, Object Management Group (OMG), 2008
Honors and Awards
- Summa Cum Laude, Regis University
- Regis University Lady Ada Lovelace Award finalist
- 2010 Defense Enterprise Architecture Achievement Award
- AFSPC and 21 SW Highly Qualified Space Systems Operator Certification
- USAF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Academic Excellence Award
- AFSPC Command NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate
- 17th AF NCO Leadership School Distinguished Graduate and Academic Award Winner
- HQ AFSPC DR - Professional of the Month, CCIC2S Operational Architecture Team
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