Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
BA-History and Political Science, 2001
MS-Space Systems Operations Management, 2010
Technical and Engineering Emphasis
Saint Louis, MO
Executive Group Leader, Warehousing, Target, 10/11-Present
Leads, coaches, and mentors a self-directed work team of 19-25 teammates in the packaging and movement of merchandise through a 1.2 million square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facility. Sets priorities with the team, supervises and inspects work completed, and continually trains and learns from the team in ways of process improvement. Strategically plans and guides the daily operations of the team, establishes and maintains open communications with internal and external customers and suppliers, provides vision, and maintains a supply chain focus for the team.
Captain, United States Air Force, 5/01-9/11
Chief of Exercises 7/11 – Present
Leads a 5-person flight optimizing the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) weapon systems; two control nodes & eight remote stations valued at $6.2B. Plans, develops and executes all unit exercise scenarios.
Chief of Training 9/09 – 7/11
Oversees a 5 member team; directs and executes training programs for military and civilian personnel, executing $6.2B Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) worldwide operations. Develop training scenarios, lesson plans, and all other necessary training materials for the instruction of network commanders, network crew chiefs, network schedulers, and network mission planners. Manage over 1000 hours of scenario training and 150 hours classroom training annually. Ensure unit compliance with higher headquarters guidance; provide certified personnel to support 140 DOD, NASA & national agency satellites. Key systems expert, advisor to squadron operations leaders, creates policies, procedures, and standards for control of the AFSCN.
Electronic Warfare Officer/Instructor 1/08 – 8/08
Maintained Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems for 8 transition teams. Trained all 1500+ Transition Team members as final instruction on CREW systems. Volunteered to assume role as Intelligence Officer,supported the entire base and geographically separated teams in all intelligence requirements. Provided Intelligence support to the crew force through developing and delivering classified briefings, pre-departure briefings, daily intelligence read files, as well as daily and monthly intelligence summaries. Core member of the Threat and Force Protection Working Groups, as well as Battle Staff, providing timely briefings on current real world and exercise threats. Appointed as the base Intelligence Oversight monitor, Base Support Plan Manager, Contingency Plans Writer/Monitor for Intelligence, and base Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer. Provided crisis and contingency support to the base commander by delivering briefings to deploying personnel and situation briefings to Wing Commander and Battle Staff.
Chief of Weapons and Tactics 9/07 – 9/09
Developed and implemented new operational concepts, financial strategies, and doctrine according to squadron commander’s and director of operation’s vision. Supervised wing integrated mission employment of exercises and evaluated ability to deliver capabilities to warfighters. Planned and executed squadron Tactic Development Program & Tactics Improvement Proposals for all future systems. Generated Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTP) for new, one-of-a-kind, multi-million dollar satellite systems. Served as squadron exercise evaluation team focal-point, assisted in developing wing exercise agendas and schedules; incorporated all unit requirements and reports results. Planned and organized wing’s reception and work center set-up for inspections, visiting agencies, and contingency teams.
Chief, Operations Training 8/06 – 9/07
Chief Instructor for 28 multi-national crew force members in Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS). Supervised a staff of 2 with 5 additional line instructors. Developed, administered, and maintained initial, recurring, and supplemental training programs to ensure operation’s crew proficiency. Key member of two critical management boards; approved system configuration and operations procedures. Maintained mission ready crew commander status; commanding 3 person crew enabling attack assessments against North America. Performed missile warning and space surveillance functions; directing contractor operations and maintenance to ensure 24/7 operations of $1.3 billion dollar radar system. Reported on missile tests, foreign and domestic launches, satellite maneuvers, decays, and other space events. Turned around training shop that was 6-months behind on documentation and product review.
· Received Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for Squadron (1 of 12) and Team Thule (1 of 27) group awards First Quarter 2007.
ICBM Crew Commander 7/02 – 8/06
Commanded a combat-ready missile crew; responsible for the crew’s proficiency and professional development. Monitored Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM’s), coordinated maintenance, directed 15 capsules and 150 ICBM sites as Alternate Command Post. While on nuclear alert at the alternate command post, reported directly to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and the Commander of US Strategic Command for the offensive space force application of 50 nuclear missiles, monitored 150 additional ICBM’s, directed 20 missile crews and oversaw $4.3B in weapon system assets. Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all higher headquarters command directives in the launch control center; to include retargeting of missiles to cover targets of national interest and the direction of the movement of nuclear warheads and ICBM code components.
College Activities: Air Force ROTC Drill and Ceremonies Team, Student Activities Council member, Counselor and Office Director at H Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Master Councilor for Lee’s Summit Chapter Order of DeMolay
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