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     Date Submitted:15-02-2016
     Last Modified:05-07-2016 (05:28)
    Job information
     Current job:DoD Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsProgram manager, DoD, Navy Nuclear Power Submarine Officer, qualified engineer, Masters Physics, Bachelors Physics and Astronomy, statistical analysis, Python and C++. Motivated



    Personal details

    Birthdate:         November 23, 1974   

    Nationality:      U.S. (Residency / Working Visa in Germany)                                   

    Marital status: Married, 2 Children

    Languages:     English: Native Speaker

    German: Moderate (B1.2)


    Professional Experience:


    08/2010 – 11/2015      US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), Stuttgart (Germany)

    Headquarters US Africa Command


    Defense Critical Infrastructure Program Management Lead.

    ·       Redefined policy and procedures for how assessment teams conduct assessments in Africa and Europe that included country teams with diverse multi-cultural backgrounds

    ·       Enhanced existing software based tools to support the information flow between country teams in Africa and Europe

    ·       Increased the overall effectiveness of the program that spanned all of Africa and Europe, that was later accepted by other major US departments



    ·       Greatly reduced the travel for teams working in African and European countries and thereby reducing the travel budget for DoD teams while maintaining effectiveness of the program



    ·       3 Joint Civilian Service Achievement awards in 5 years in recognition of advanced leadership capabilities. Three times above the average for his position


    08/2003 – 08/2010      US DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, Washington State (USA)

    USS Kentucky Blue, Nuclear Powered Submarine


    Navy Nuclear Power Submarine Officer, Qualified Engineer

    ·       Acted as the Officer in charge for a 2.9 billion dollar submarine

    ·       Qualified engineer on a 26.1MW reactor in the most challenging technical officer program in the US Navy

    ·       Managed an engineering team focused on electrical, mechanical and fluid systems in a complex and stressful environment

    ·       Expertly managed and supervised a technical labor force of 180 men in an industrial environment while troubleshooting complex problems and developing time-critical solutions with minimal supervision




    ·       Completed three operational reactor safeguard examinations with above average results in all the major mechanical and fluid systems

    ·       Completed 5 in-port maintenance periods consisting of 5 to 10 million dollar projects, which required no rework and met all projected timelines.



    ·       Joint Commendation Medal in recognition of advanced leadership capabilities

    ·       Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in recognition of advanced leadership capabilities


    08/2001 – 08/2003     University of South Florida, Tampa Florida


    Teaching and Research assistant in theoretical physics

    ·       Core member of a theoretical research working group in material physics, that developed a non-parametric way to analyze small stochastic data sets with unknown distributions

    ·       Able to quickly adapt to multiple coding languages for statistical analysis on multiple platforms



    ·       Successfully defended thesis on Semi-Parametric Estimations of

    Unimodal Distributions for the earning of a MS




    08/2015 – Present      University of Maryland University College

                Computer System Architecture and Information Technology Masters


    08/2008 – 11/2008      Department of Energy Certification, Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer Washington DC (USA)

                                        13 weeks of extensive engineering course focused on 26.1MW reactor

    06/2004 – 06/2005      Department of Energy (DoE) Certification, Naval Nuclear Power Training

                                        Charleston SC and Ballston Spa NY (USA)

                                        One year of intense postgraduate level hands-on and theoretical studies with a 26.1MW nuclear reactor

    08/2001 – 08/2003      University of South Florida, Tampa FL (USA)

    Master of Science, Physics GPA 3.26, material physics and statistical analysis

    08/1997 – 08/2001      Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA (USA)

                Bachelor of Science, Physics and Astronomy GPA 3.46, Basic undergraduate

                physics and astronomy course work


    Additional skills/knowledge:

    ·       Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, UNIX and Apple OS

    ·       Programing experience with C++ and Python

    ·       Project Management  


    Hobbies & interests

    ·       Mountaineering, Running and Mountain Biking

    ·       Advanced mathematics, gauge theory and string theory

    ·       Raspberry Pis cluster computing

    ·       Philosophy


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