Dedicated, enthusiastic, and confident professional with an infectious enthusiasm and passion for science and technology. Driven leader with the ability to deal with steep learning curves in deadline-driven environments, identifying deficiencies and solutions, detailed-oriented, and excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. Experienced supervisor and trainer; able to educate and explain information clearly, with the ability to recognize excellence in team members, and to inspire members to achieve organizational and individual goals; friendly and professional, able to establish long-term relationships with clients, co-workers, and outside resources.
B.S. Space Studies, American Military University, GPA 3.7 - Charlestown, WV Feb, 2016
A.S. Survival Instructor, Community College of the Air Force - Montgomery, AL. 2014
Certified Manager (ICPM), Certified Open Water Diver, Reintegration De-briefer, Wilderness first responder, lifeguard, CPR/AED, records manager, security custodian, HAZMAT custodian, and safety custodian.
U.S. Department of State
Special Skill Tactics Instructor III
Currently serving as Manager / Instructor for the Overseas Training Branch, providing subject matter expertise in personnel recovery, leading and assisting in the development, evaluation, and instruction of all personnel recovery courses curriculum using andragogy principles, course development, classroom and practical instructional presentation methods, and methods for evaluating training effectiveness. Overseeing the planning, preparation, and organization of course material for presentation to students and/or executive leaders, in classroom instruction, practical exercises, as well as field training exercises ensuring to meet Office of Training and Performance (TSP) Standard Operating Procedures, Federal Law Enforcement Training Association (FLETA) accreditation, and adult learning standards. Lead reviewer of established training objectives, lesson plans, training materials, and instructional methods of all assigned courses using Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) process. Oversees the administrative functions associated with student records, instructor management, and course execution/evaluation. Evaluate training organization, implementation, and instructors; immediately provide information and predictions to lower overall Operational Risk management and ensure student safety
U.S. Air Force
Program Manager | Personnel Recovery Plans & Programs 01/2015 – 02/2016
Developed training outlines and determined instructional methods using instructional design models: utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods as individual and group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, operational training, demonstration and performance, time and circumstance instructional methodology, and guided discussions. Developed training aids, training handbooks, demonstration models, training locations, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, data, and policies for organizational goals and individual professional needs. Lead curriculum authorizer, policy developer, curriculum/instructional evaluator, subject matter expert in technical, operational, management and effectiveness of training and development: primary staff trainer for 1,600 federal employees and 37 Department of Defense and governmental agencies. Acting as lead advisor to 89th Air Wing Commander, 89th Operations Group Commander, and 89th Operational Support Squadron Commander on all SERE training, policy development, outreach programs, regulatory/procedural operations, and company five & ten year plans for the entire National Capital Region.
-Chosen by U.S. Secret Service to lead in consulting and developing their Personnel Recovery and training program. Developed two five-day SERE courses using the Instructional Design Models, training 29 Special Agents on pre-mission preparation & planning, multinational recovery platforms, foreign affairs, and product development and utilization.
-Generated Joint Base Andrews first ever Personnel Recovery exercise, coordinated with six units captured four deficiencies and facilitated awareness of the need to adjust training and current operations through an after action report, student feedbacks, and projected corrections. Ensured 100% compliance with Department of Defense and Air Force regulations.
-Led three-man mobile training team, authoring a 27-hour Command and Control course using the ISD model, preparing 37 senior-executive leaders for personnel recovery operational support to coalition forces.
-Authorized to personally engineer more than 125 multi-use personnel recovery kits, strengthening 450 aircrew members’ survivability in austere locations throughout the world. Developed lesson plans (i.e., PowerPoint, training aids, and a feedback system) and delivery methods to ensure proper utilization using multiple instructional design models.
-Developed first ever AF Office of Special Investigation counter-terrorism personnel recovery standard operating procedures for 29 agents. Used as baseline for future missions and deployable units.
U.S. Air Force
Program Manager | Plans, Operations, & Training 06/2011 - 01/2015
Adept in leading high performing multiple teams under tough deadlines, to meet the expectations of 37 different customers and agencies, totaling 1,600 members trained and supported annually. Nine year record of successful leadership to plan, direct, support and manage large scale programs, missions, and goals for all SERE related activities. Collaborated with a multitude of agencies and leadership to develop group and individual timelines, assessed/identified potential setbacks, developed multi-year budgets, policies, standard operating procedures, and Instructional System Design based curriculum and training plans. Validated procedures, policies, training curriculum, instructors, and identified mission/training shortfalls in andragogy instruction: provided premier SERE training as the lead military instructor in a classroom and field conditions, ensuring the proper completion of training objectives and requirements
-Determined training schedules according to course control documents, directives, policies, and instructional principles. Conducted classroom, laboratory, and operational training, using lecture, demonstration and performance, guided discussion, and time and circumstance instructional methodology. Acting as lead certifier for all SERE instructors, augmenters, and any additional personnel--mentoring 25 augmenters and five future SERE Specialists.
-Lead program/project manager of three highly trained U.S. Air Force SERE Specialists: manager of more than $750k of government equipment and a $2.1 million facility.
-Single-handedly managed SERE program 50% below required manning, still guaranteeing 100% combat-ready status of 1,600 flying members directly supporting U.S. national leaders, congressional and cabinet members.
-Authored first ever 89 Air Wing SERE program Operating Instructions, defining and establishing processes to enhance overall training and support, cutting redundancy and excessive training requirements by 30% and freeing 190 work hours annually.
-Facilitated working agreement with Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex to utilize training facilities, saved unit $5k annually in membership fees.
-Provided personnel recovery policies and special instructions guidance, while assisting in watch, controller, and reintegration duties. Directly engaged in 10 personnel recovery missions, ensuring the safe return of 34 military members and four heroes.
-Managed $750k worth of AF equipment and $1.2 million facilities, identified more than 2,500 lbs. of damaged and expired hazardous equipment.
-Chaired agreement utilizing contractor survival equipment/life rafts, saving unit $25k annually on replacement costs and repairs.
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