Top Secret/ SCI, CI Poly, SBPR 24 Mar 09
Systems Engineer – Proven cross discipline risk management expert and program integrator. Experienced with both System Safety Assessments and program Risk Analysis and mitigation
Program Management – Experienced in managing large and complex air & space based programs, Defense Systems Management College grad, experienced in classified and unclassified environments
Highly skilled test engineer - Expert in test planning, technical and safety reviews, and operations
Leadership - Consistently successful leader of innovative technical engineering groups up to 100+
Solid communicator - Able to clearly convey complex issues to a wide variety of audience levels
Strategic planner – Skilled integrator of budgets, requirements, manpower and risk mitigation
requirements generation, GPS, Intelligence analyst, data analyst, mission planer, low observable,
Feb 12 – Present Director of Test Engineering, Trenchant Analytics
DARPA, Tactical Technology Office
- Providing Flight Test Engineering, Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Acquisition support functions to eight DARPA programs involving optionally manned aircraft, orbital launch vehicles, advanced targeting pods, next generation air-to-air missile, advanced propulsion, socket and mesh tactical communication networks, and real-time weapons grade target coordinate determination
- Key test engineering SME providing mentoring and guidance to10+ person gov’t team; DARPA participant on OSD weapons community of interest committee; providing technical strategic guidance
Aug 10 – Dec 11 Operational Test Lead Joint Strike Fighter Program Office
- Directed and oversaw the resourcing, planning and provisioning for the standup of the 600+ person operational test force evaluating the Joint Strike Fighter totaling 27 aircraft of three distinct varieties
- Managed $800M flight test instrumentation development and production effort to support 27 test jets
- Ran Monthly coordination with OSD-level offices to establish international test policies and priorities
- Authored strategic policies and reviewed test plans for conducting independent Operational Testing
- Hosted quarterly International Defence Ministries meeting; defined candidates for follow-on efforts, led systems engineering efforts, merged operational requirements into acquisition plans and priorities
- Authored Test and Evaluation Master Plans; Oversaw live fire testing in agreement w/OSD strategy
Jul 06 – Jul 10 Chief of Program Integration Division and Strategic Systems Division Chief
Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), Washington DC
- Chief of Staff providing daily direction and oversight for 800-person team chartered to rapidly develop, test, and field highly classified manned and unmanned air & space programs worth $10B+
- Guided space ground segment through CDR and overseas fielding; driving force behind cross gov’t agency team--achieved initial operational capability on schedule; secured international basing rights
- Integrated systems of systems engineering efforts across programs and domains; air, space and cyber
- Developed program requirements for future and current manned and unmanned aerospace systems
- Proven communication skills: briefed programs to Congressional Members and their Staff Directors, OSD, COCOMs, Joint and Air Staffs; Prepared AF senior leaders to give Congressional testimony
- As both Program Manager and Program Element Monitor, led team of 200+ to design, develop, test, and field operational enhancements for the National Capital Region Integrated Air Defense System
- Guided FFRDC’s development of innovative uses for existing technology to detect IEDs; Two separate systems successfully deployed for combat evaluations, Seal Teams demanding immediate use
Jul 04 – Jul 06 Squadron Commander 746 Test Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base
- Chief Executive of USAF Center of Excellence for aerospace guidance and navigation testing, operated five unique national level labs and instrumentation on four aircraft with 120 personnel
- Directed test planning, conduct, and data analysis of survivability and effectiveness of inertial navigation and Global Positioning Systems in open-air Navigation warfare / electronic combat tests
- Steered information operations and development of anti-spoofing algorithms for GPS receivers
- Oversaw design, development, installation, and operations of instrumentation for ground, lab, flight and high speed rocket sled testing to include instrumented mannequins for human factors evaluations
- Guided development of innovative flight termination system; enabled flight testing of extended range munitions on overland ranges. Shrank form factor three fold and doubled available range test periods
Dec 96 – Jun 04 Flight Test Engineer Nellis and Edwards Air Force Bases
- Increasing levels of responsibility to include Operations Officer and Director of Engineering for Advanced Programs overseeing all Low Observable and survivability testing of AF strike aircraft
- Built facilities for and directed initial operations of a $5M, 50-person special flight-test squadron
- Test Director for first flight preparations of national agencies’ operations using low observables
- Program Manager for up to 50 person teams on multiple International flight test programs with 10 European/Asian countries; wrote/executed test plans, analyzed data, reported findings to customers
- Directed $30M/yr cross Atlantic logistics chain supporting Danish F-16 test aircraft US operations
- Chief Flight Test Engineer overseeing all aspects of test operations and flight training for 18 aircrew
May 92 - Dec 95 Intelligence Weapons Analyst / Lead F-22 Threat Integration Engineer
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
- Primary technical liaison between the F-22 fighter program office and the Intelligence Community
- Established and operated unique Intelligence collection program. Allowed F-22 & B-2 direct tasking of National Air and Space sensors to collect detailed emitter data.
- Foreign Material Exploitation and Acquisition engineer; created Intelligence assessments of systems
- Technical advisor & engineering analyst for wind tunnel testing foreign Air-to-Air Missiles; created threat missile launch range templates, increased safety of aircraft crews; simplified mission planning
- Defense Systems Management College, Program Manager’s Course, PMT-401 Jan – Apr 2011
- USAF Test Pilot School, Flight Test Engineer Course, Class96A, 1996
- Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, June 1991, University of California, Davis
- Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science and Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (double major), June 1990, University of California, Davis
- Air War College, Dec 07; Air Command and Staff College, Jun 02, Squadron Officer School, Apr 98
- Acquisition Corps Member // Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Levels;
Level III in Program Management; Level III in Test and Evaluation
Level II in Systems Engineering; Level II in Program Systems Engineering
- Private Pilot, 250+ Hours Pilot in Command; 1,000+ hours operational test aircrew exp
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