AVAILABLE: 8 SEPTEMBER 2014
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Atmospheric/Space Weather, Operations Support, and Space Launch Operations Subject Matter Expert
• Leadership Experience
• Intelligence Operations
• Seasoned Professional
• Personnel Management
• Operations Management
• Resource Protection & Prioritization
• Strategic Level Planning Experience
• Complex Problem Solver
• Tactical & Combat Operations
• Experienced Trainer & Evaluator
• Critical Operation Support
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE – Various Locations
Branch Manager, Space Envir. & Operations Support / Mission Director – Aurora, CO, 2011-Present
Branch Manager, Space Environment: Integrates current and forecast atmospheric and space weather into operations and training for National Reconnaissance Office missions, facilities, and personnel.
• Analyze space environmental data and evaluate phenomena for vulnerabilities and threats to $15 billion in national reconnaissance satellites and correlate impacts to mission sustainment.
• Create procedures and direct processes to fuse terrestrial and solar weather effects and intelligence information to support national policy makers and deployed war-fighters.
• Provide terrestrial and space weather information, watches, warnings, alerts, and advisories to leadership and operations personnel to enhance resource protection and health and safety.
• Observe, analyze, and interpret satellite, model, and ground-based particle, magnetic, and electromagnetic data to develop specific and focused terrestrial and space weather forecasts that highlight impacts to leaders and operators to facilitate effective mitigation actions.
• Research space environmental data and evaluate energetic particle and geomagnetic activity events that facilitate development of forecast techniques to improve accuracy.
• Manage team, brief staff, and provide training, direction, and focus to enhance execution and ensure efficient use of geophysical and atmospheric data for intelligence operations.
Mission Director, Instructor & Evaluator: Leads 175-member multi-agency and multi-service operation crew providing mission support to national leaders, Combatant Commanders, and warfighters worldwide.
• Oversees health and safety of 3,900 personnel, equipment, security, and $18 billion in assets.
• Monitor space and terrestrial environment forecasts; evaluate and oversee operational response for solar weather alerts and warnings to enable effective mitigation response for national assets.
• Ensures critical mission system availability to conduct operations and directs and prioritizes 24/7 Echelon 1/Echelon 2 system support.
• Supervises ground system operational readiness, directs alternate operating procedures, and ensures performance to meet scheduled mission operations.
• Initial lead for all emergency situations as the Crisis Response Team Leader. Decreases response time, ensures personnel accountability, and provides transition to back-up operations.
• Communicates with national intelligence agencies on critical system outages, provides mitigation actions, and impacts to scheduled tasks.
Branch Manager, Operations Support: Oversees multi-agency mission operations support and drives collaboration for key interfaces and infrastructure facilitating continuous intelligence operations.
• Oversees personnel and system changes for 17 work sections, improves mission sustainment, and reduces impacts to the ground system’s operational base-line.
• Ensures operational configuration management; plans and oversees critical system power distribution, ensures redundancy is operationally configured, and links power to mission support.
• Lead exercise support for a 60-member Division. Ensure strategic and operational requirements are met and infuse space and terrestrial weather requirements into training objectives to improve job qualification standards.
• Manages training program for nine mission certified positions; analyzes and evaluates requirements; ensures training on new operational systems for key operations support personnel.
Manager, Satellite Operations – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, 2010-2011
• Led 9-person satellite operations team in executing the Pacific Air Force Commander’s daily tropical cyclone reconnaissance executive agency duties.
• Provided tropical cyclone position and intensity estimates enabling Joint Typhoon Warning Center to advise, alert, and warn on 90% of tropical cyclones world-wide.
• Oversaw system readiness, communicated with multiple satellite data providers during outages, and ensured critical information availability for system operations.
• Developed alternate operating techniques and leveraged research studies to improve satellite based tropical cyclone position and intensity analysis.
Operations Branch Manager – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, 2008-2010
• Led a 53-member operations team supporting 59 Department of Defense (DOD) installations 24/7 and provided weather data to safeguard $80 billion in assets across the US Pacific Command.
• Led production, as Lead Forecaster, of meteorological products in support of local and regional operations. Analyzed and interpreted space, radar, model, and ground-based data to develop forecasts, watches, warnings, advisories, and aviation and high altitude hazard forecasts.
• Coordinated steady-state and contingency requirements integral in shaping effective operational plans and procedures. Managed the synchronized execution for regional weather operations.
• Supervised weather operations readiness, training and evaluation, and mission execution; organized team to ensure functional oversight and Airmen development.
Section Manager, Launch Operations/Instructor & Evaluator – Vandenberg AFB, CA, 2004-2007
• Launch Operations Manager and Launch Weather Officer, Instructor and Evaluator. Directly supported 24 diverse DOD and commercial space lift and ballistic missile launches on the Western Range. Implemented life-cycle terrestrial and space weather support for eight space lift and three missile launch programs covering generation, execution, and recovery operations.
• Optimized accuracy and use of 272 weather sensors to include wind profilers and towers, radar, and surface observing systems to provide critical test and launch operations oversight.
• Managed complex program specific launch weather requirements; tracked 17 unique programs and ensured accuracy of all operations directives and operations requirement documents.
• Trained and evaluated mission ready weather crews; 100% success on 400+ support requests.
• Coordinated weather operations for ground-to-space optical turbulence test to determine and characterize atmospheric affects; captured critical data for airborne laser program.
• Provided critical weather services to support launch complex hazardous material operations. Analyzed/evaluated environmental data; supported range personnel w/ toxic dispersion forecasts.
• Led 15-person teams during high operations tempo; made on-console “Go/No-Go” launch calls; 100% success rate on 5 launches in 71 days and employed $788 million in operational assets.
• Developed a 3-day forecast integrating daily range operations and weather over a 99,099 acre range. Provided operational impacts; increased resource protection for $3.8 billion in assets.
• Conducted a space weather watch; monitored and evaluated proton and electron particle measurements, determined impacts to launch operations, and advised launch program leaders.
Additional United States Air Force Professional Experience --- detail available upon request
Masters of Aeronautical Science, with Space Studies Specialization, with Distinction – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, (April 2009)
Bachelor of Science, Geoscience/Operational Meteorology – Mississippi State University, (Dec 2001)
Professional Training and Awards – Certified Denver Mission Director, Certified Launch Weather Officer, Operational Meteorology Certificate, Mississippi State University, and numerous training courses
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