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     Date Submitted:27-05-2014
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     Current job:Senior Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Space Tourism
     KeywordsProgram Management * Operations Integration Strategic Planning * Crisis Response * Process Improvement Training/Development * Logistics * Procurement Performance Assessments * Policy Development Cost & Budget Control * Records Management Anomaly Reso
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    AEROSPACE OPERATIONS PROFESSIONAL
    Manager, Systems Engineer, Program Manager

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    PROFILE
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    Exceptional record of success in the management of aerospace programs and functions for the United States Air Force, including infrastructure management, test development, launch operations, contract management, procurement, project management, modeling and simulation, and more. Excel at building and leading top-performing teams, resolving complex issues, and coordinating launch day activities. Skilled in systems acquisition, integration, and deployment. Air Force Level I Certified Program Manager and Space Professional. Hold Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Professional strengths include:

    Program Management * Operations Integration
    Strategic Planning * Crisis Response * Process Improvement
    Training/Development * Logistics * Procurement
    Performance Assessments * Policy Development
    Cost & Budget Control * Records Management
    Anomaly Resolution * Contract Management

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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
    Denver, CO/Cape Canaveral, FL, US * 2009 – Present
    Senior Operations Manager (2013-present)
    Hold multiple cross-responsibility positions directing the facilitation and success of vehicle launches. Oversee the critical launch infrastructure maintenance functions at Cape Canaveral, including mechanical and operational activities. Supervise a team of 16. Serve as liaison between government and launch customer, managing contracts and project support. Responsible for contract management, acquisition reporting, and budget monitoring for mission-related necessities such as cryogenic fuels. Ensure compliance with all safety and infrastructure standards. Evaluate purchases and analyze pricing vs. contracts. Approve the use of contracted companies to assist with problem resolution.

    Selected Achievements:
    •    Led a five-person squadron launch team through all rehearsals and launch day mission operations for a $32B Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Space Lift Program.
    •    Saved $800,000 cryogenics test initiative by formulating new strategies to maximize the utilization of existing fuel supplies when the 2013 government shutdown threatened the acquisition of fuels for missions. Built alternate relationships with other agencies to share resources.
    •    Resolved issues relating to contractor transportation security. Reworked escort requirements and negotiated a $3.4B agreement with NASA for transportation of four space vehicles.
    •    Managed $2.1M in EELV/Space and Missile Center (SMC) programs and facilitated mission success.
    •    Serve as Records Manager and Unit Government Travel Card Monitor Program Coordinator. Currently hold positions as Cape Canaveral Crisis Action Team Executive and Company Resource Advisor.

    Senior Integration Advisor (2012-2013)
    Coordinated the integration of launch operations, including telemetry, flight systems, and tracking, with actual launch vehicle status. Led cross-functional teams from the launch and operations areas.
    Selected Achievements:
    •    Identified $7M in infrastructure priority requirements and formulated a three-year plan to achieve all goals despite operating in a period of harsh financial constraint and funding shortfalls.
    •    Led four-person team of engineers to identify $500,000 per year losses of customer cryogenic fuel issue.
    •    Key member of a team that saved $3.8M by determining organizational needs and negotiated a vital launch operations support agreement to close requirement gaps and define wing and contractor needs.

    Test & Evaluation Branch Chief (2011-2012)
    Managed operational testing, evaluation, and reporting for missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence mission areas. Led test material development and test performance. Scheduled and directed modeling and simulation scenarios. Supervised staff of nine for a $16B Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) readiness evaluation. Defined test concepts. Coordinated with multiple agencies and departments.

    Selected Achievements:
    •    Enabled 100% on-time record for $4.2M next-generation intelligence satellite test plan development initiative. Led the formulation of 120-plus system metrics for integrated testing and utility assessment.
    •    Directed $4.2M in multi-site operational testing and evaluation for a $16B SBIRS satellite program.

    Manager, Satellite Operations Center (2010-2011)
    Spearheaded the gathering, analysis, and distribution of technical intelligence and battlespace awareness infrared data to support war fighter operations worldwide. Managed the performance of a $16B SBIRS, including 18 antennas and six ground stations in four countries. Supervised a team of 24 in the operation. Led the detection of nuclear detonations and missile launches and delivered reports/first-alert warnings to commanders, joint missile defense assets, and President. Maintained crew readiness.

    Selected Achievements:
    •    Decreased status report time to customers by 50% through developing new technical operating procedures.
    •    Oversaw the successful detection of combatant missile launches to facilitate timely warnings to civilians and military forces in the Middle East.
    •    As a Line Instructor, certified satellite system knowledge and performance.

    Satellite Operations Supervisor (2009-2010)
    Supervised five personnel in the detection of missile launches, using a $16B SBIRS. Compiled global surveillance data from various sources worldwide.

    Selected Achievements:
    •    Optimized global infrared detection levels by creating special areas of interest; also increased sensor detection rate 70%.
    •    Enabled continued 24x7x365 operations by leading the rapid resolution of technical issues.

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    EDUCATION
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    MS in Industrial Engineering & Management
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

    BS in Systems Engineering & Management
    US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

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    CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
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    Certifications: Certified Air Force Program Manager, Level I; Air Force Space Professional, Level I

    Training: Advanced Quality Assurance, Contract Execution, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Contract Planning, Systems Planning/Research/Development/Engineering, Earned Value Management, Cost Analysis, Operational Test & Evaluations Course, SBIRS Ground Infrastructure Training, SBIRS Mission Qualification, Undergraduate Space Training, Air Force Trainers Course, Spacelift Fundamentals, and more

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    SECURITY CLEARANCE
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    Hold Top Secret/SCI Clearance

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    AWARDS & RECOGNITION
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    Air and Space Campaign Medal (Operation Odyssey Dawn & Unified Protector)
    Air Force Commendation Medal
    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
    National Defense Service Medal
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    Air Force Longevity Service Medal
    Air Force Training Ribbon
    45th Launch Group Team of the Quarter (2013)
    Lt. Gen. Claire Chennault Trophy, Best Operational Group in 14th Air Force (2011)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron Flight of the Quarter (2011)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron Ops Crew of the Quarter (2x, 2011)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron Missile Warning Officer of the Quarter (2x, 2010 & 2011)
    Company Grade Officer of the Year (2010)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Quarter (2010)
    Gen. Seth J. McKee Award, Best Space Warning Squadron in AFSPC (2010)

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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    Computers: MS Office, Project, Visio, various proprietary systems
    Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

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    "Amazingly talented officer/leader... Platinum officer; inspires entire flight to excellence." – Captain Brian Dea, USAF

    "#1 of my Company Grade Officers... hard-charging leader/project manager entrusted with the toughest jobs. Dedicated space pro with dazzling abilities; leaps and bounds ahead of peers." – Major Michael Black, USAF

    "Jason's work ethic and leadership is unmatched... Undeniable focus on mission success...hard-charging and delivers results." – Lt. Colonel David Ashley, USAF


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