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     Date Submitted:02-10-2012
     Last Modified:02-10-2012 (08:58)
    Job information
     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTechnical projects related to space systems; Space operations; Aircraft operations; Program planning; Research management and administration; Broad aerospace experience.

    Executive Summary:

    Highly experienced aerospace leader and manager with extensive planning skills and seasoned writing ability.  Solid track record in space and aircraft operations, program & project management, research development, management and administration.  People-oriented - excellent interpersonal skills.  Particularly adept at managing technical projects of broad, multi-disciplinary nature.


    Selected Accomplishments: 

    Project Manager for procurement of a commercialized “Blackjack” class GPS receiver for inclusion on the German TerraSAR-X & TanDEM-X radar satellites for GPS occultation and orbit determination. Managed S/W development, test and export of the “IGOR” GPS system (ITAR).

    Designed and supervised the construction for roof-top installation of a three-antenna ground station receiving system to provide operational and emergency support to the State of Texas on a 24/7 status. Led the competitive procurement from RFP through purchase.  Followed through leading the installation, testing, and certification of the station.

    University team member with NASA and DLR for Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) launch on Russian "Rokot" (SS-19)

    Developed highly effective project documents and plans for the GRACE mission including MOUs with foreign countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Germany).

    Kept $500 Million space control system upgrade (SPADOC 4) in Cheyenne Mountain on cost and schedule while enhancing performance, securing new user interface, and modifying architecture to accommodate changing requirements.

    Streamlined space control operations, by planning and advocating the consolidation of the Space Defense Ops Center and the Space Surveillance Center, which increased efficiency with a 40% manning reduction.

    Authored the first operations plan for satellite control, and created a unique contingency plan for a threatened remote tracking site during Desert Shield.

    Skillfully master-minded long range strike packages involving as many as 190 aircraft using "winded" flight plans from Global Weather to set takeoff times from ten widely separated airbases.

    Initiated aggressive efforts via "Tiger Team" creation to correct logic flaws in software upgrade, reducing the U.S. Space Command satellite catalog maintenance error rate from 15% to 2%.

    Recognized for trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity as evidenced by the awarding of a DOD Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) based upon a thorough background investigation.



    ME, Space Operations,University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

    MS, Aeronautical Systems,University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

    BS, Basic Sciences,US Air Force Academy, CO




    University of Texas at Austin, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX

    Program Manager- 01/01/1994 to Present

    Supervise research center operations and execute an annual budget of nearly $12 Million that has grown from $5 Mil upon accepting this position. Manage organizational development, human resources, systems, procurement, inventory, security, safety, proposal development and contract support.  Direct supervisor of support staff.  Serve as center Research Administrator. Financial manager for the international Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission.  Prepare and negotiate contracts and statements of work.  Experienced with intellectual property and licensing issues.  Familiar with DoD Information Assurance requirements, and export control and ITAR issues.  Employed by University of Texas since retirement from USAF.


    United States Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain AFB, CO

    Director of Systems and Technical Support (Lt. Colonel)

    Senior manager for technical aspects of the space control mission and acquisition and integration of operational system upgrade in Cheyenne Mountain.  Commanded 18 joint-service personnel, 15 of which were in advanced engineering degree classified positions.  Responsible for management and direction of technical efforts to investigate events occurring in space.  Routinely briefed general officers as well as foreign and national VIPs.  Served as Space Defense Director (Crew Commander) responsible for directing space control operations for the Commander-in-Chief of Space Command.


    Air Force Space Command, 2d Space Wing (50SW), Falcon AFB, CO

    Director of Plans and Requirements (Major/Lt. Colonel)

    Division Chief for operations plans, orders, and several regulations governing operations of the Wing, including the world-wide Air Force Satellite Control Network.  Supervised 12 plans writers and a matrixed 55 person working group to accomplish the mission.  Served as wing Battle Staff Director during contingencies, launches, and Operation Desert Storm.  Created a statement of need for a transportable remote tracking site to augment the AF Satellite Control Network for meeting contingency requirements.  During the first year served as the Branch Chief of Satellite Operations including launch and early orbit support.  Reviewed and developed policy and regulations for three Mission Control Complexes controlling seven satellite programs.


    Tactical Air Command, HQ 12th Air Force, Bergstrom AFB, TX

    Contingency Operations Director (Major)

    “Sand Eagle” guru, F-111D Instructor WSO and Airborne Command Element on E-3


    USAF Europe, 601st Tactical Air Control Group, Sembach AB, Germany

    Air Liaison Officer (Captain)

    Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Kitzingen Germany


    USAF Europe, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, UK

    Flight Commander, F-111F IWSO (Captain)


    USMC, Marine Tactical Recce Sqdn 3, MCAS El Toro, CA & USS Midway

    RF-4B ARO, Weapons & Tactics Instr. (Lt. & Captain)

    Airborne Reconnaissance Office & Weapons & Tactics Instructor in RF-4B.


    Recent Education Courses/Seminars/Conferences:

    ·         Statistics and SPSS

    ·         Strategic Planning and Goal Setting

    ·         Agile Estimation and Planning

    ·         Severe Storm Prediction & Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference

    ·         Human Resource Management System training (UT)  

    ·         Performance Plus Supervisor Training (UT)  

    ·         Contract Processes Training (UT)

    ·         Export Licensing Requirements for Space-Based Programs

    ·         Ground Station Design and Operations (ATI course)  

    ·         Project Management (UT)


    Leadership & Military Education:

    ·         Space Control Director Training

    ·         USAF Undergraduate Space Training

    ·         Air War College (correspondence)

    ·         NATO Tactical Leadership Programme

    ·         USAF Undergraduate Navigator Training

    ·         Weapons & Tactics Instructor Training (USMC)

    ·         Forward Air Controller Training (both USMC & USAF)

    ·         Naval Flight Officer Training



    ·         Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    ·         Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC

    ·         Air Force Commendation Medals with 1 OLC

    ·         Army Commendation Medal

    ·         NASA Group Achievement Award for GRACE mission


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