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     Date Submitted:16-09-2013
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     Current job:IT Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywords* Program/Project Management * Strategic Planning/Execution * Progressively Responsible Leadership Experience * Schedule/Budget Management * Training/Instruction/Evaluation * Quickly Adapts To/Succeeds In New Settings * Personnel Management * Establish/En
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    CLEARANCE:  Top Secret (26 Jun 2009) / SSBI / Prior SCI (Jul 2011)

     

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    * Program/Project Management * Strategic Planning/Execution * Progressively Responsible Leadership Experience

    * Schedule/Budget Management * Training/Instruction/Evaluation * Quickly Adapts To/Succeeds In New Settings

    * Personnel Management * Establish/Enforce Standards * Excellent Oral/Written Communication Skills

    * Positive Stakeholder Interaction * Superior Interpersonal Skills * Military Space and Joint Operations Experience

    * Quality Assurance and Control * Performance Management * Process/Policy Development and Improvement

    * Strong Problem Solving Skills * Outstanding Analytical Skills * Collaborative Cross-Functional Team Builder

     

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

    • Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certified; seventeen years overseeing technical and operations projects
    • Military retirement (Lt Col) after twenty years of leadership and supervisory experience in the US Air Force (USAF)
    • Twenty-two years experience on cross-functional teams communicating/collaborating with all levels in an organization
    • Twenty-two years experience with processes and policies consistent with quality management (AS9100) techniques
    • Fifteen years establishing, compliance monitoring, enforcing and improving standards in an operational environment
    • Fifteen years experience with platform and scenario-based instruction--excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Twelve years in multiple, detail-oriented USAF missile and space operations environments: Global Positioning System (GPS) program; Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) programs; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellite programs and Peacekeeper Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • GPS Organizational Level Maintenance Manager 2011 - 2013

    The Boeing Company, Colorado Springs, CO

    Led 40 member team of Information Technology experts spanning nine functional areas across two facilities responsible for the maintenance/modification (delivery, testing, installation and closeout) of software/hardware for the GPS Operational Control Segment (OCS).  Oversaw the cost account management, financial control, activity reporting, approval authority, supplier management, procurement, budgeting, and forecasting for two DoD Contract Line Item Numbers totaling $20M.  Maintained positive relationships/partnerships with multiple DoD customers, subcontractors/suppliers, internal agencies and direct reports while allocating resources to address specific phases of projects and resolve complex issues.  Administered and executed a fluid Integrated Master Schedule for five interrelated GPS OCS Sustainment systems ensuring project/customer priorities and delivery/installation schedules were implemented.  Collaborated with the customer, the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), and other defense contractors to manage and address Information Assurance (IA) issues.  Established, monitored and enforced key performance indicators and metrics to ensure Statement of Work and customer satisfaction.  Presented program status at bi-weekly Program Management Reviews (PMRs).  Supervised 15-member team consisting of government civilians and defense contractors during the Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) inventory and transfer.  Developed/managed program closeout schedule.  Worked proposal activities.           

     

    • Deputy Maintenance Officer (MA)/Transition Director/Flight Commander 2008 - 2011

    7th Space Operations Squadron (7 SOPS) and 1 SOPS, Schriever AFB, CO USAF Retirement

    Supervised 15-member staff controlling the configuration management, lifecycle sustainment and operational acceptance of the $36M ground system for launch of Operationally Responsive Space Satellite One (ORS-1).  Monitored multi-agency project to ensure IA accreditation and software development milestones were identified and met; instituted risk mitigation plans and strategies to minimize impact to ORS-1.  Directed cross-functional working groups varying in size and scope comprised of USAF, DoD, and civilian aerospace organizations during the acquisition, transition, and launch readiness preparation of $150M ORS-1.  Defined critical Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center (MMSOC) program requirements.  Managed the mission transition of $88M Tactical Satellite Three (TacSat-3) from a Research and Development experiment to military operations providing residual ISR Hyperspectral Imagery capability for Combatant Command (COCOM) use.

     

    • Assistant School Chief/Course Director/Instructor 2006-2008

    Reserve National Security Space Institute (RNSSI), Colorado Springs, CO

    Directed 20 member team of military, contractor and civilian instructors in planning, implementing (schedule, material and presentation) and evaluating all course requirements for six NSSI and Advanced Space Operations School (ASOpS) courses--included Space in the Air Operations Center (SAOCC), Director of Space Forces (DIRSPACEFOR) and Weapons School Preparation (WSPC).  Provided training (platform, scenario-based and simulator) and modern courseware design consistent with Instructional System Development (ISD) methodologies in response to Chief of Staff of the AF requirements; honed both written and oral communication skills.  Collaborated with multiple agencies in the creation/scheduling/execution of first-ever Allied (United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia) Space Effects Course opening the door to an international space education environment.  Oversaw the NSSI Instructor Utilization Working Group designed to analyze and refine resource utilization; led to the reduction of support requirements by $155K per year.  Monitored the NSSI/RNSSI Self-Inspection Program (SIP) designed to internally review critical DoD/USAF compliance programs.     

    • Deputy Chief, Joint Effects Coordination Division (Joint Specialty Officer) 2003-2006

    United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, NE

    Mentored over 40 action officers around the world in the coordination of joint military effects and mission activities within USSTRATCOM and across its Component Commands, DoD services and agencies, and Geographic COCOMs.  Monitored the readiness and sustainment of all military space ground systems and their corresponding support infrastructures to include Missile Warning weapons systems.  Ensured USSTRATCOM space logistics and sustainment issues were addressed at weekly meetings and Quarterly Sustainment Reviews with AFSPC.  Consistently interacted/coordinated with Senior Executive Level Leaders from all military services.  Advised USSTRATCOM planners on space systems logistics requirements/limitations as they crafted and revised Operations Plans (OPLAN), Concept Plans (CONPLAN) and Concept of Operations (CONOPS).  Infused logistics updates/ information and introduced a Net-Centric Initiative Tool, a joint effects collaborative device, into the USSTRATCOM Global Operations Center (GOC) during real-world scenarios and COCOM level exercises/war games.  Developed the first-ever Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan for the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike capturing the Critical Mission Essential Functions of the USSTRATCOM GOC.  Developed and presented new Space Availability Metrics and a Single Integrated Space Picture for space force tracking across the joint military community.  Selected to navigate a massive USSTRATCOM reorganization and managed three separate service personnel systems.  

     

    • Chief, Standardization/Evaluation and Senior Instructor 1999-2003

    50th Operations Group (50th OG) and 3 SOPS, Schriever AFB, CO 

    Led 50 staff evaluators in the horizontal integration and standardization of operations, training, policies, procedures, inspections, exercises and instruction for 1,300 personnel in 8 squadrons, 140 satellites, 22 operations centers and $46B in space assets.  Administered trend analysis program; developed metrics; tracked deficiency trends; assigned corrective actions.  Directed OG effort in scripting/evaluating readiness exercises, strategic planning and SIP.  Oversaw 20-member flight designed to develop, assess, and implement the courseware (lesson plans, study guides, and scenario-based scripts) used to conduct ISD compliant instruction for 135 MILSATCOM operators.  Pioneered the successful development and execution of a pilot MILSATCOM Initial Qualification Training course.  Coordinated tactical and strategic training issues; organized collaborative crosstalks between multiple organizations.  Developed, implemented and revised technical operational procedures.  Led 15 member crew during satellite command and control (C2) on-orbit operations for a $3.4B MILSATCOM constellation—launch and early orbit preparation/execution; on-orbit Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) operations; Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) mission scheduling; telemetry variance analysis; satellite malfunction recovery and emergency procedure execution; Headquarters (HQ) operations reporting (OPREP) and situational reporting (SITREP).  Trended and reported constellation capabilities.  Coordinated with US Army on satellite payload issues.  Conducted root cause analysis for satellite anomalies.   

     

    • Course Monitor/Flight Training Officer (FTO)/Instructor 1996-1999 

    Officer Training School (OTS), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

    Conducted 3,200 hours of ISD compliant classroom and scenario-based instruction.  Annually assessed the leadership attributes of 2,000 OTS trainees using scenario-based exercises, written exams and communication skills assessments.  Oversaw development, execution and modifications of course schedules and materials.  Coordinated with multiple agencies during the execution of each course offering; ensured seamless logistics support and solidified superior quality leadership training for every trainee.  Managed training deficiency issues and assigned appropriate corrective action; established and enforced standards.  Directed multi-functional team of 25 FTOs in standardized execution of Commissioned and Basic Officer Training Courses.  

     

    • ICBM Flight Commander, Instructor and Evaluator 1992-1996

    400th Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY

    Commanded multi-functional/multi-weapon system ICBM force consisting of operations crews, maintenance crews, security teams and facilities personnel responsible for positive control of 200 ICBMs.  Produced and maintained dynamic operations and training schedules.  Recognized Combat Crew Technical Subject Matter Expert; selected for highly competitive Olympic Arena missile competition team as well as an instructor/evaluator after only 4 months on crew.  Administered trend analysis program and tracked deficiency trends.  Assigned the appropriate corrective actions.  Adhered to strict procedures in executing day-to-day ICBM field operations--detail oriented.  Conducted platform instruction in the classroom and scenario-based training in a high-fidelity simulator.  Managed real-time response and resolution of operational issues to guarantee nuclear surety for the National Command Authority of a $7.31B weapon system.  Crafted leadership training for first-line leaders.  

     

    EDUCATION

    Master of Business Administration; Regis University, Denver, CO GPA:  3.87/4.0

    Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics/Management; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA GPA:  3.79/4.0

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    PMP® Certification, 2013 ∙ Boeing Level One Earned Value Management (EVM) Certification ∙ Boeing First Line Leadership Training, 2011-2012 ∙ USAF Smart Operations Greenbelt Facilitators Course--8-Step Problem Solving (Lean, Six Sigma), 2010 ∙ Joint Forces Staff College (Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning) and Joint Planning Orientation Course, 2004 ∙ USAF Leadership Training (Air Command and Staff College, 2004 and Squadron Officer School, 1999) ∙ USAF Technical Training (Space Professionals Course-Space 200, 2006; SAOCC, 2006; Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) Satellite Vehicle Operator (SVO) Course, 1999; Academic Instructor School, 1996; Undergraduate Missile Training, 1992)


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