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     Date Submitted:05-01-2017
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     Current job:Retired military space launch officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordslaunch operations, quality assurance, space, leadership, senior program manager, organizational management
    CV

    Strategic Planner & Analyst ~ Senior Program Manager ~ Colonel, USAF (Retired) ~ Active Top Secret/SCI

     

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    QUALIFICATIONS

    Nearly 25 years of experience building and leading diverse teams to achieve success in complex, resource-constrained environments.  Leverages corporate and enterprise perspectives while managing multibillion-dollar programs, contracts and government assets to advise, plan, direct, evaluate and continually improve all levels of challenging initiatives.  Translates vision into action through expert strategy-to-task planning and implementation.

     

    COMPETENCIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

     

    Leading & Mentoring

    Tailored and led multi-disciplinary, integrated teams of government and contract personnel executing multiple, complex projects, programs and operations

    Subject Matter Expertise

    Coordinated teams of experts to develop cost-effective material and non-materiel solutions as author/advisor in four Headquarters US Air Force-directed reviews

    Strategic Thinking

    Worked one-on-one with senior leaders to understand their issues then develop roadmaps that aligned resources and activities to achieve desired future states

    Communications

    Delivered timely award-winning oral and written materials that successfully influenced national-level policies, programs, requirements and contracts

    Influencing & Negotiating

    Leveraged effective interpersonal and teaming approaches to build coalitions that successfully advocated positions impacting $49B programs, forces and personnel

    Evaluation, Assessment & Quality Assurance

    Synthesized qualitative and quantitative information to evaluate compliance, determine program effectiveness, and report findings and recommendations

    Program Management

    Developed and executed program plans within the constraints of performance, cost, and schedule for $24.6B operational and acquisition programs across major organizations

    Process Improvement

    Led data-driven enterprise change initiatives that transformed existing business processes, optimized results using lean techniques and met new standards of quality

    Client Relations

    Anticipated customer needs then fostered partnerships with public and private sector industries to ensure continued success across a global 3.2M-person enterprise

     

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    SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Deputy Director (’16) and Chief, NC3 Operations Division (’14-’15)

    2014 - 2016

    U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Support Staff, Falls Church, VA

    Led Presidentially-appointed staff and developed, facilitated and evaluated strategic plans, program, initiatives and communications across seven federal departments and agencies to ensure the President possessed the ability to discharge his nuclear responsibilities

    Co-authored report to the President that evaluated interagency nuclear command and control governance strategy

    Directed a strategy review and strategic planning that optimized organization and workforce alignment

    Drafted implementing guidance for a new Presidential Directive, optimizing governance across the Interagency

    Envisioned a plan for organization’s largest change in 28 years and then gained buy-in despite strong opposition

    Air Force Senior Developmental Nuclear Fellow

    2013 - 2014

    The Stimson Center, Washington DC

    Provided subject matter expertise consulting to renowned Washington DC think tank in support of program evaluation, knowledge translation, research, communication and strategy development

    Articulated strategic deterrence models to craft narrative for organization’s work with OSD, non-profits and embassies

    Advised/mentored junior employees & college graduates on ways and means to effectively influence senior leaders

    Authored paper on valuing nuclear triad’s land-based leg; publication lauded for clear methodology and reasoning

     

     

    Chief, Senior Leader Management Division

    2011-2013

    Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

    Led a diverse staff of uniformed military and civilians to formulate, negotiate and implement strategy, policy and plans impacting 118 nuclear  USAF general officers, colonels and senior civilians; advised Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command on strategic personnel matters

    Managed project scope, tasks, deliverables and schedule for rigorous annual Headquarters Air Force-directed reviews

    Developed solutions for the Air Force nuclear enterprise that met client expectations on time and under budget

    Authored reports, responses and senior leader testimony to Congress to resolve complex general officer nominations

    Enhanced regional security by preparing senior leaders to engage in sensitive personnel discussions with key allies

    Led creation of overarching strategy and business plan for all senior leaders in 22,000-person military unit

    Commander (’09-’11) and Director of Operations (’08-’09)

    2008-2011

    Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, WY

    Directed a 120-member workforce to provide operations, intelligence, facility management and culinary services for a 500-person operations group.  Protected $4B of assets and led supply chain management efforts involving 60 unique facilities across a 3,300-square-mile complex

    Led top performing Operations Group squadron through two higher headquarters inspections in 2009 and 2010

    Met customer needs using 50% of traditional resources during an unexpected 72-hour critical deployed operation

    Directed lean six sigma processes to improve on-time crewmember certification rates and personnel availability

    Managed 47 subject matter experts through rigorous training program, leading to National-level competition win

    Chief, Strategic Guidance Branch

    2006-2008

    The Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington DC

    Led a diverse staff while managing a $10B Foreign Military Financing and International Military Education and Training budget supporting urgent customer requirements; advised the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff as security cooperation subject matter expert

    Executive Officer (‘05-’06) and Chief, Space Launch Vehicles Branch (’04-’05)

    2004-2006

    The Air Staff, The Pentagon, Washington DC

    Led a diverse staff of uniformed military, civilians, and contractors while serving as program manager for $24.6B space launch portfolio; insisted upon cost competitiveness and oversaw pricing margins, delivery timing and quality; coordinated launch ops with AF launch wings and NASA

    Chief, Spacelift Operations Concepts

    2002-2003

    Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO

    Managed and executed $10B portfolio supporting AF Space Command DoD, civil and commercial launch operations as the headquarters’ heritage launch vehicle program manager; led financial team briefing on launch pad demolition & future launch opportunities, saving $160M

    Executive Officer (’01-’02) and Operations Flight Commander (’99-’01)

    1999-2002

    Patrick Air Force Base, FL

    Directed space launch operations for deployment of GPS satellites supporting USCINCSPACE; managed booster processing, GPS satellite processing and $20M budget; controlled two pads and 110 facilities valued at $500M; led 400-person AF and contractor team for launches

    Master Space Operator & Master Missile Operator (Delta II/IV & Minuteman III certified)

    1992-2016

    EDUCATION

    Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College – GPA: 3.58/4.0

    2004

    Master of Arts in Administrative Science/Organizational Mgmt, George Washington University – GPA: 3.86/4.0

    1999

    Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, Lesley University – GPA: 3.75/4.0

    1995

    Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Temple University – GPA: 3.72/4.0

    1991

    SELECTED TRAINING & HONORS

    NATO Nuclear Policy Course, The NATO School

     2015

    Air War College, Air University

    2008

    Schriever Trophy, Best Space Launch Team in the US Air Force, Guardian Challenge Space & Missile Competition

    2000

    Air Force Association General Thomas S. Power Missile Combat Crew Award, Best ICBM Crew in the USAF

    1996

    Blanchard Trophy, Best Missile Ops Team in the US Air Force, Guardian Challenge Space and Missile Competition

    1996

    Undergraduate Missile Training, Distinguished Graduate, 4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron

    1992

     


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