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     Date Submitted:07-06-2014
     Last Modified:08-06-2014 (01:51)
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     Current job:Senior Trainer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Launch Systems
     Keywordstraining database manager



    Expert in addressing the needs of government agencies, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Office of Homeland Security. Expertly leads diverse teams of professionals to consistently exceed goals. Results-oriented professional with an effective combination of formal military training and business skills. Proven history of leveraging leadership prowess to drive projects from initiation to completion. Focus on integrating systems and launching software applications to increase efficiency and attain client goals. Areas of expertise include:


    DoD Acquisition - Systems Integration - System Design - Intelligence Support - Policy Development - Analysis - Operations - Software Creation - Continuity Planning - Database Creation - Information Tracking

    Client Relations - Business Planning - WebEOC Software - SharePoint Software - Training Development - Design Testing - CTT+ Certification





    L-3 COMMUNICATIONS (became Engility in July 2012)- Alexandria, Virginia - 2004-Present

    Defense contractor with 66,000 employees.


    Database Programmer/Instructor (2009-2014): Identifies and converts business processes that would benefit from database applications. Designs, builds and maintains several databases in MS Access for the Weapons Effects division. Uses Visual Basic for Applications to customize applications. Solicits requirements from customer and translates them into an operational database. Tests software applications. Develops and delivers training products for users. Documents database architecture. Replaced manual processes with automated applications.

    • Created near real-time reporting capability for CBRNE Modeler training contract, replacing manual process and providing value-added service to customer.

    • Converted student sign in from manual paper based process to automated, laptop based design that integrates with the training information database.

    • Implemented web based student surveys, converted from paper based. Saved instructors' time, more efficient, better feedback.

    • Built an hours-reporting system for DTRA Reachback, replacing manual process and increasing reporting ability to senior leadership, leading to more accurate accounting of resources.

    • Designed tracking database for Facility Security Officer, helping to contribute to facility’s “Superior” rating during annual inspection.

    • Developed a talent mana database used for hiring and resume tracking.

    • Classroom instructor for Consequence of Execution Toolset (CATS) and Joint Effects Model (JEM)


    Watch Officer (2007-2009): Drive projects for the USDA Office of Homeland Security while under contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture by gathering multiple sources of information for analysis and dissemination. Originate emergency policies that affect personnel. Assess hazards of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear releases using plume-modeling software. Compile reports during emergencies from USDA personnel and facilities worldwide, and submit them to the Secretary of Agriculture. Deliver intelligence support in the Secretary’s absence and prepare condensed information relevant to USDA management. Serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give support to the USDA Homeland Security office through situational awareness and reporting.

    • Raised Operations Center capabilities by introducing software that models hazardous plumes.

    • Improved the Continuity of Operations Office’s ability to track taskings and report status by creating a database and communication application in the WebEOC software package.


    Continuity of Operations Planner (2006-2007): Spearheaded the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s effort to develop a database and communication system for the emergency operations center using WebEOC software. Partnered closely with customers to gather and determine requirements. Programmed the system and performed design reviews and system tests. Led the training effort for the system, originating a training program and instructing more than 300 team members from several federal departments and agencies in how to use the system. Replaced a Microsoft Access database.

    • Authored a technical manual that details how to use the system for the government.


    Training Systems Integrator (2004-2006): Instructed classes for Hazardous Prediction Assessment Capability and Consequence Assessment Toolset software and oversaw training development of new lessons for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Updated current curriculum to match changes in software, and defined curriculum strategies to include integration of courses into formal military training. Pinpointed training and software requirements for the software-development process while collaborating with the client. Conducted software training and led training documentation. Taught courses at an off-site user conference and contributed to business development and proposal writing.

    • Gained “official” status for classes and made them eligible to be integrated into military training programs by authoring plans of instruction on all courses.

    • Improved the ease of teaching and learning courses by streamlining and improving lessons.

    • Attained an improved contract with a comprehensive review of computer-based training offered in the courses.



    US AIR FORCE - 1992-2002


    Space and Missile Systems Center - El Segundo, California - 1999-2002

    Los Angeles Air Force Base

    Chief, Launch Operations: Ensured continual coverage of telemetry data for rocket launches and Titan Launch Vehicles by partnering with contractors, military branches, government agencies and civilians. Directed engineers and personnel at launch-base ranges while updating senior leadership with status reports. Executed in-depth analysis after launches in post-flight reviews and maintained budget for the deployable telemetry system. Drove multiple systems, including Air Force Satellite Control Network, Air Force Deployable Systems, Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft, Navy P-3 Aircraft and Ocean-Going Transportable Test & Evaluation Resource. Determined requirements for launch holds and minimized the likelihood of collisions with space debris through collision-avoidance planning. Protected launch vehicle and satellite payloads from radio frequency impingement. Combined competing viewpoints of multiple personalities/organizations into cohesive reports. Managed a 70-person team of contractors and employees.

    • Certified Acquisition Program Manager Level II.

    • Originated a comprehensive post-flight process and launched a sea-based telemetry system.

    • Replaced a decommissioned system using an adapted Navy P-3 plane.

    • Successfully acquired telemetry data on every mission.

    • Contributed to the solving of anomaly investigations by providing flight data.

    • Honored with an achievement award for the P-3.


    381ST MISSILE TRAINING SQUADRON - Lompoc, California - 1996-1999

    Vandenberg Air Force Base.

    Chief, Interactive Courseware: Originated customized computer-based training for ICBM combat crews. Created instruction using the ISD model and performed audience analysis. Supervised a military and civilian team while partnering closely with the customer to determine instructional requirements.

    • Authored and won a grant for educational technology research using photorealistic virtual-reality simulations.


    Career Note: Previous employment includes Combat Crew Commander, Interactive Courseware Developer with the 91st Operations Support Squadron and Combat Crew Deputy Commander, Classroom Instructor with the 319th Missile Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Full details available on request.






    Master of Science in Management - Lesley University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Bachelor of Arts in English - University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia




    Undergraduate Missile Training - Squadron Officer School

    Department of Defense Acquisition 101 and 201 - Certified Acquisition Program Manager Level II - Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+ Certified, CompTIA)

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