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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:07-01-2014
     Last Modified:08-01-2014 (09:41)
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     Current job:Program Management Team Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsGovernment Services, Business Development, Satellite Communications, Program Management
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    Professional Profile: A 19 year veteran Marine Communications Officer who is a dynamic leader and proven problem solver. Produces high quality results and has the ability to grasp and manage complex problems, develop a vision to determine a solution, and see it through to completion.
    * Leadership and team building * Budget Planning and Fiscal Management * Strategic Planning and analysis * Sales force management * Program Management * Operational planning and training * Communication skills * Organization and task management

    2012 – Present: Project Management Team Lead: Marine Corps Systems Command, Network Satellite and Communications Product Development.
    Primary responsibility is to supervise the development of project scope, accomplishment of schedules, managing of costs and budgets of a suite of communication support products. Currently completing DAWIA Level II Project Management certification. Responsible for:
    • Led an Integrated Product Team in the development of a mobile satellite communication and networking product.
    • Led the development of the Communication Security program’s Work Breakdown Structure and 2000+ line Integrated Master Schedule. I have formal training on MS Project 2010.
    • Managing Network Planning Management Software development Project Officer ensuring cost, schedule, and performance measures are met.
    • Ensuring all team internal business functions are coordinated, staffed, and executed according to Marine Corps Orders, Directives and Statutory Requirements.
    • Coordinating with external customers and stakeholders for all programs.
    • Project Management of the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) program. Responsible for the Life Cycle Sustainment of over 11,000 handheld GPS receivers.
    • Project Management of the Expeditionary Command and Control Suite (ECCS) program. Responsible for product development, integration, and fielding.
    • Managing a budget portfolio in excess of over $21 million.

    2009 - 2012: Telecommunications Management and Operation: Officer in Charge and Executive Officer for Marine Wing Communication Squadron:
    Responsible for the comprehensive organization, training, and development of unit personnel located in geographically diverse locations. Accomplishments include:
    • Developed requirements and process planning efforts, and developed training traceability procedures. Increased the technical acumen and leadership development of over 300 members.
    • Directed all satellite access and networking plans which integrated digital switching and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle feeds into a comprehensive multiplexed network for aviation situational awareness and command and control.
    • Directed and lead cross-functional planning teams for various complex networking and operational issues.
    • Ensured all Administrative and Logistics support activities were coordinated for the conduct of training and exercise projects for over 300 personnel.
    • Managed a budget of over $120,000.
    • Acted as multi-service course leader at the Air Force’s Advanced Space Operations School’s Satellite Communications Advanced Course.

    2007-2009: Communications Operations: Company Commander, 1st Marine Logistics Group Served as the Communication Company Commander supporting Marine Corps Logistics and Supply-Chain functions. Accomplishments include:
    • Planned and coordinated the training of a 350 employees in a multi-functional telecommunication organization consisting of an IP based digitally switched backbone.
    • Led the daily operational planning and execution of a multi-faceted nodal communication architecture, in a resource constrained environment.
    • Led and supervised all communication installation, operations, management, maintenance, and infrastructure upgrades for Logistic Base Al Taqqadum and surrounding Forward Operating Bases supporting over 1,500 users and established reliable communication instrumental for the continuous supply-chain management functions in Al Anbar province, Iraqi.
    • Responsible for the employment of three satellite-based networks and $34 million worth of communication equipment and vehicles.

    2002-2006: Sales Management and Talent Recruiting Served as Operations Manager, Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Antonio, TX:
    Responsible to the Regional Director for all Marine Corps recruiting efforts within South Texas. Managed an 85-man sales force in 14 sales districts. Focus areas were: sales team management and training, lead generation, advertising, and marketing for enlisted accessions.
    • Attained over 100% of assigned accessions production assignments for 48 months exceeding all established quantity and quality standards.
    • Supervised and managed a $100,000 operations budget; consisting of 14 different facilities, and 76 vehicles.

    1994-2002: Multiple developmental leadership positions of increasing complexity within U.S. Marine Corps.
    • Served in various leadership positions from platoon to company level.
    • Served as Detachment Commander for the initial West Coast deployment of a Ground Mobile SHF Satellite Command and Control package in support of a Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    Chronological listing of Marine Corps assignments:
    • 2012- Present: Team Lead, Expeditionary Common Systems, Network Satellite Communication Program Development Office, Program Group 12, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA (Major)
    • 2009-2012: Executive Officer and Inspector/ Instructor Officer in Charge, Marine Wing Communication Squadron 48, Great Lakes, IL (Major)
    • 2007-2009: Company Commander, 1st Marine Logistics Group Communication Company, Camp Pendleton CA (Major)
    • 2006- 2007: Watch Officer, J-6 Central Command, McDill AFB, Tampa FL (Major)
    • 2004- 2006: Executive Officer, Recruiting Station San Antonio, San Antonio TX (Captain)
    • 2002- 2004: Operations Officer, Recruiting Station San Antonio, San Antonio TX (Captain)
    • 2000- 2002: Executive Officer, Communication Company 2nd Marine Division, Camp LeJeune NC (Captain )
    • 1999- 2000: Communication Officer (S-6), 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp LeJeune NC (Lieutenant/ Captain)
    • 1998-1999: Executive Officer, Communication Company Alpha, 9th Communication Battalion, Camp Pendleton CA (Lieutenant)
    • 1997-1998: Satellite Enabler Detachment Commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton CA (Lieutenant)

    Education
    • Air Force Advanced Space Operations School, Satellite Communications Advanced Course, 2012
    • M.B.A. Phoenix University, 2008 • B.S. Political Science, University of North Texas, 1994


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