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     Date Submitted:05-03-2013
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     Current job:Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProject Engineer, Project Manager, Subcontract Management, Supplier Management Launch Vehicle Integration, Spacecraft Manufacturing , System Level Test, Orbital Mechanics, Top Secret Clearance, Technical Document Reviewing, Lead Meetings
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    EDUCATION:

    BS. Mechanical Engineering. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2003

    MS. Space Systems Operations. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012, GPA 3.67

    Thesis: Beaming Electricity Via Relay Satellites In Support Of Deployed Combat Forces

     

    Areas of Expertise:

     

    Project Manager

    Earned Value Management

    Project Engineer

    Spacecraft Manufacturing

    Spacecraft System Level Test

    Cost/Schedule/Performance

    Budgeting

    Systems Modeling

    Negotiations

     

    EXPERIENCE:  Captain, Developmental Engineer, US Air Force

     

    Deputy Chief of Action Group                                     Los Angeles AFB, CA                    May 2012 - Present

    Member of the executive staff of the Director for the Military Satellite Communications Directorate which has a portfolio of $44B executed by an organization of 680 personnel.

    • Facilitated the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of 12 major defense acquisition programs
    • Formulated/staffed responses to queries from Congress, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters Air Force, Air Force Space Command and Media

     

    Project Manager                                                            Los Angeles AFB, CA      September 2011 - May 2012

    Directed a 625 person government and industry team to execute 4 contracts valued at $3B to produce and field the nation’s nuclear command, control and communications satellite payloads.

    • Led 3 member team technical evaluation of $2.1B proposal; $400M recommended reductions negotiated
    • Delivereda three-day training course in the Advanced EHF system to 120personnel in 3 partner nations

     

    Deputy Engineering Flight Commander                    Kandahar AF, AFG       March 2011 - September 2011

    Directly supervised 19 personnel. Managed the design, programming and construction management of over 400 projects valued at $133M.

    • Created a standardized statement of work which reduced all project execution timelines by 66%
    • Crafted custom Microsoft Access reports to Analyze, report and explain team progress to senior management
    • Led the design of and successfully garnered funding for a $3.5M drug and weapons interdiction checkpoint
    • Managed the creation and maintenance of 25 base master plans for United States bases in South and Southwest Afghanistan

     

    Project Manager                                                            Los Angeles AFB, CA             July 2009 - March 2011

    Led a team of 35 government and contractor personnel to test the interfaces between the space, terminal, control and planning segments of a $9B space based protected satellite communications system.

    • Successfully executed 9 tests uncovering & preventing hundreds of issues; several mission critical
    • Orchestrated successful cutover from the legacy satellite constellation command and control system with minimal impact to worldwide users.
    • As technical lead for government evaluation of $1.9B satellite proposal identified six months of margin in the baseline schedule and was able to reduce the total contract to $1.4B.


     

     

     

    Section Chief                                                                 Cape Canaveral AFS, FL           June 2008 - July 2009

    Directly supervised 5 Field Program Managers. Planned for launch site operations of four spacecraft programs

    • Trail blazed an inter-service relationship which allowed the Navy Multiple User Objective System spacecraft to smoothly navigate the launch site
    • Led the launch site support team for a flawless test sequence of the first $400M Wideband Global Satcom spacecraft.

     

    Field Program Manager                                                Cape Canaveral AFS, FL          June 2006 - June 2008

    Directly supervised 2 personnel. Launch site integrator for Wideband Global Satcom and Advanced Extremely High Frequency spacecraft programs. Determined launch site requirements and coordinated resources

    • Certified launch site readiness of flight hardware, software and facilities before spacecraft shipment
    • Hosted first ever Advanced Extremely High Frequency day of launch planning working group fusing the spacecraft and launch vehicle teams to establish a baseline for launch operations as a combined team
    • Established the first launch site mission assurance inspection checklist for the first Wideband Global Satcom spacecraft

     

    Section Chief                                                                 Cape Canaveral AFS, FL          June 2005 - June 2006

    Directly supervised 10 personnel and integrated the efforts of 1500 contractors. Managed facility maintenance execution and inspections for 36 facilities worth $2 Billion.

    1. Revitalized section by working with human resources to eliminate underperformers and completely          re-staffed the workforce with new team with tailored skill set
    2. Established expectations and structure which made the section the most effective in the unit.
    3. Directed recovery efforts after hurricane Wilma; facilities returned to operations with zero damage to spacecraft hardware

     

    Section Chief                                                                 Kadena AB, Okinawa JP          June 2003 - June 2005

    Directly supervised 17 personnel. Maintained the facility drawings and installation map for the largest overseas US military base.

    • Conducted a $340K high resolution orthographic aerial survey; updated 10 year old property record
    • Created first-ever digitized backup to 50K+ as-built records; eliminated risk to priceless documentation

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    • Systems Engineer (SPRDE-SE Level III); Program Manager (SPRDE-PM Level I);  Engineer Intern –State of Missouri (License# 2003018361);
    • Software experience: STK; 3D CAD (AutoCAD); GIS Software (ArcMap); MS Project, Access & Office
    • Clearance: Top Secret
    • Hobbies: Ham Radio; Space Enthusiast; Mountain Biking; Reading; Travel


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