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)
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
· 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
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