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     Date Submitted:04-10-2012
     Last Modified:04-10-2012 (03:39)
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     Current job:M&S Analyst Wargaming section
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAFSPC Space Professional working in program managment in several areas of expertise.
    CV

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Top Secret Security Clearance  (TS/SCI) July 2006
    • Multifaceted & highly motivated professional; 20+ years of leadership in the following areas of expertise:
    • Operations Management            Ops Testing & Evaluation (UEWR) Distributed Mission Ops
    • Program Management                Training/Instruction/Evaluation       Engineering Management
    • Satellite/Missile/MDA Ops          Space lift/Western Range Ops        Configuration Management
    • Systems Integration                    CONOPs Development                      Orbital Analyst & C2
    •  War Gaming                                  Modeling and Simulation (M&S)     MS Office Suite

                                             

    • Solid reputation for effective leadership by implementing process, innovative techniques, overseeing team goals, protocols, functions & ID opportunities to improve efficiency/productivity for organizational objectives
    • Verified appropriate action plans & performance measurements based on team goals & management guidance
    • Responsible for Verification/Validation & Accreditation of Sim equipment in Distributed Mission Ops Center
    • Trained and Instructed new personnel for space and missile operations to ensure optimal efficiency
    • Ensure customer service and satisfaction is afforded highest attention and priority in achieving team goals
    • Creative approach to problem-solving; ensuring customer satisfaction is afforded highest attention & priority

     

     

    RESULTS:

    • Administered $720K budget for testing 1st CONUS Missile Defense RADAR--tested/certified MDA Radar
    • Created & coordinated test report briefings and briefed the evaluation methodology to AFOTEC Commander
    • Managed $800K in engineering resources for DoD space exercises/experiments/ worldwide space simulation
    • Program Manager for Distributed Missions Ops engineering—expert M&S development and implementation
    • Provided space modeling & simulation training using distributed space ops to DoD members world wide
    • Lead for Western Range historic Missile Defense Agency (MDA) two Scud Missile Launch tests on US soil
    • Oversaw MDA’s safety protocol; kept POTUS promise of Nations on alert Missile Defense Interceptors
    • Led in the creation of space lift/range innovative Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTPs)—50+ trained
    • Selected as Air Force Space Command’s Nominee for 2004 Stellar Rotary Award Space Achievement winner

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

     Modeling & Sim Analyst; War Game Branch, J93 STRATCOM Offutt AFB, NE    (Jul 12 –Current)

    • Stood up new capability in Command--provides M&S analytical assessment for J9 STRATCOM
    • Developed STARTCOM SharePoint repository;  provides program management of M&S tools used

     Store Manager World of Tile; Denver, CO                                                                      (Feb12 – Jun 12)

    • Supervised team of five; responsible for managing all store operations; generated $250K+ in revenue

     Schriever Wargame Chief of Operations Schriever, AFB, CO                            (Sep 09 – Oct 11)

    • Led team responsible to plan & track progress of AFSPC/HQ 3M+ Schriever Space Wargame Series
    • Provided assessment, modeling and simulation support of space order of battle information for game
    • Planned, directed & led development & integration of space capabilities into DoD Title-10 Wargames
    • Coordinated development & execution of Space Wargame—600+ participants, allies & support staff

     Air Planner--Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Central, Iraq              (Feb 09 - Sep 09)

    • Focal point for all air & electronic warfare for Special Operations Task Force Central (SOTF-C)
    • Leveraged tactical assets for 18 air controllers--max air protection to troops; 321 combat missions
    • Rapidly responded to 6 troops under fire w/enemy forces--provided air support within minutes
    • Scheduled 154 Apache Helo missions--ensured 100% air coverage for special ops combat forces
    • Planned 478 A/C sorties--staggering 99% of missions received dedicated Close Air Support coverage
    • Essential to ops; helped bring down terror cells; recovered $7M in assets/weapons/rescued 2 hostages
    • Air Support planning critical in detaining 467 insurgents, and capture of 307 Hi-Value Targets

     Chief, Distributed Mission Ops Center Space (DMOCS) Engineering; SIDC  (Jul 07 – Jan 09)

    • Managed 25 employees in $12M facility providing, modeling & sim for DoD EX & experiments
    • Incorporated cutting-edge engineering space integration efforts—led 10/managed $800K+ resources
    • Responsible for DMOC configuration control;  maintained comm. & info system instillation records
    • Directed integration of AF space capabilities into national exercises—participated in 10 exercises/yr
    • Reviewed/approved all DMOC Comm Computer Sys Req’ments Document (CSRD)—100% tracked
    • Help develop/integrate Space System Generator (SSG) into DMOC space order of battle for exercises
    • Championed creation of Missile Warning Sim using real-world data—connected crews to end users

     Test Director; Upgraded Early Warning Radar (Beale); AF Testing & Eval Center (Jul 05 – Jul 07)

    • Managed $720K contract for Testing Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Early warning RADAR site
    • Led 10 people in administering 20 Missile Warning/Space Tracking/Space Surveillance test scenarios
    • Developed test methodology/chaired working group develop/revised schedule—certified site on time
    • Oversaw creation of UEWR-B test structure using Critical Operational Issues (COI’s), Operational Capabilities (OC’s), Measures of Effectiveness & Suitability & Measures of Performance (MOPs)
    • Approved development of UEWR-B test plans/Data Management Analysis Plans (DMAP) architect
    • Chaired Operational Review Panel with AFSPC;  addressed/fixed test analysis/methodology concerns

    Flight Commander Weapons & Tactics Ops, Plans & Programs Vandenberg AFB   (Jan 03 – Jul 05)

    • Led, staffed, developed, and administered Wing/CC Battle Staff training—trained 100+ personnel
    • Created Space lift Weapons/Tactics section—provided Techniques, Tactics/Procedures to 50+ people

     Wing lead MDA Program, Flt/CC, Range Controller of Western Range (WR)         (Jun 01 – Jan 03)

    • Supervised 7 employees, updated unit’s procedures manual, managed units Self-Inspection program
    • Led unit to “Excellent” rating and Inspection General Prep Team to “Professional Team” award  
    • Helped MDA develop safety procedures for WR; launched 2 SCUD missiles; collected signature data
    • Liaison for providing resources in setting up Ops Center & deploying nations first two interceptors 
    • Acting DO, ensured C2 of WR ops/training--oversaw 35+ aeronautical ops, & 3 ICBM missile tests

     NATO/SKYNET Command & Control (C2); Wing Plans/Program; SAFB CO     (May 98 – May 01)

    • Led branch of 5 in administering mission planning; 6+ different satellite systems in organization
    • Developed curriculum for NATO/SKYNET pipeline of US personnel—trained 40+ military members
    • Satellite Ops; scheduled AFSCN assets;  provided TT&C/C2 of 7 British communication satellites

     OIC, Orbital Analyst, Training & Evaluation; Schriever AFB                                (Apr 96 – May 98)

    • Lead; provided Defense Support Program (DSP) orbit data & maneuver data to 300+ worldwide users
    • Launch lead on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) & DSP, led a team of 5; placed 2 satellites on-orbit
    • In charge of both training & eval of OA shop--transitioned OA shop from six officers to six enlisted

     Ast Chief, Ops Procedures– ICBM Instructor/Flight/Crew CC, Malmstrom AFB   (Sep 91 – Apr 96)

    • Led 20 crews in execution of CJCS/USSTRATCOM directives; supervised 8 instructors; wrote lesson plans/study guides/led classroom training 250 crews—ensured positive control/100% nuke compliant 
    • In charge of scheduling 26 instructors for both classroom and simulation training; training for Wing Commander & staff — ensured command & control of nuke surety;  CC & staff Mission Ready

     EDUCATION:

    • Masters of Science Aeronautical Science                        Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Bachelor of Science in Criminology                     Florida State University


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