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     Date Submitted:13-06-2021
     Last Modified:13-06-2021 (04:25)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer for satellite ground systems, NRO
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Keywordsinnovation operations launch COO ops R&D management

    Innovator, Leader, Strategic Problem Solver, Relationship Builder, Process Improver

    Greater Washington DC Area  Clearance: TS/SCI w/CI Poly

    About Me:  Strategic planning and execution, innovation and development, relationship building and maintenance, and business operations skills leading to an unbroken string of mission successes. I have over two decades of technical leadership in the gov’t and military space and technology sectors leading high-performing cross-functional teams, managing programs and projects, and supporting customers and stakeholders.


    June 2020-Present   Principal Senior Sys Engineer, Lead SETA

    KBR/Centauri Corporation, Chantilly VA

    Lead support to PM on $100M+ satellite ground sys development

    Mission management for software development, risk, & integration

    Primary interface between gov’t and system developer


    Aug 2016-Sep 2018   Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer

    USAF/Office of Space Launch, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

    Managed business rhythm for 800+ people across 5 sites – executed core mission priorities; developed plans; created/tracked metrics

    Kept 12 launch missions valued at over $16B on track

    Oversaw strategic planning, requirements development, stakeholder relations, process improvement, contracts and budgets

    Built mission-enhancing relationships across DoD, Intel Community, commercial partners and customers for synergistic outcomes

    Member, In-Q-Tel evaluation board for innovative technologies


    Aug 2014-Aug 2016   Deputy Commander / Senior Director

    Handled Group management and business operations, customer relationships, and supervised multi-track projects/areas of focus

    Established priorities & requirements; handled plans & operations

    Oversaw launch of 4 satellites worth $7B+

    Managed $1.7M launch support contract

    Led strategic planning & evaluation of risk reduction plans


    Aug 2014-Present   Entrepreneur

    Spotted Dog Woodworks – Fine Woodworking

    Hand-built wine racks, farmhouse tables and more

    Over $1500 in products donated to charity fundraisers


    Jul 2012-Aug 2014   Commander / Director

    NRO Launch Operations Squadron, Cape Canaveral, FL

    Led 250+ member unit responsible for all east coast intelligence space launches & payload processing operations

    Planned/executed $55M budget, launched four rockets to orbit

    Brought $470M satellite processing facility online; managed 14 facilities and $18.2M heavy equipment fleet

    Built/maintained relations with gov’t & commercial interests

    Negotiated cost-saving partnerships with USAF/NASA/US Navy;

    efficiencies saved $418K to $20M on multiple projects


    Aug 2010-Jul 2012   Deputy Chief, Strategy and Policy, HQ –  Air Force Space Command

    Created & analyzed strategy, policy & doctrine, assessing future needs for space capabilities, missions & personnel

    Crafted Air Force position and points for National Space Policy

    Provided input to Presidential & international space policy development


    Jul 2007-Jul 2009   Chief, NRO Innovation Shop

    Took initiatives & ideas from concept, through development & testing, to execution & fielding in a rapid acquisition environment

    Developed creative tech solutions for multiple user requirements

    Tracked technology advancements & trends for adaptation


    Sep 2006-Feb 2007 Operations Officer, Deployed – Afghanistan

    Oversaw native training, convoy & inspection operations for 44-person team living on Afghan national security forces base

    Led 83 convoys across southern Afghanistan with no casualties

    Directed security details for US, Allied & Afghan VIPs



      MS – Strategic Intelligence

                    National Intelligence University at the Defense Intelligence Agency

      MS – International Relations

                    Troy University

      BS – Psychology / Political Science

                    Troy University



    Team Leadership & Development          Innovation Development & Implementation

    Performance/Process Improvement      Systems Engineering & Integration

    Strategic Planning/Policy                       Requirements Development

    Stakeholder Relations                           Operations

    Program/Product Management             Risk Management

    Business Operations                             Strategic Communications


    Additional Professional Accomplishments:_________________

    Defense Acquisition University: certified Program Manager Lvl 1, Test & Evaluation Lvl 1

    Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program II & III

    Guest lecturer: Army Command and Staff College (National Security Space Systems), National Security Space Institute (Classified Space Systems), NRO University (Leadership and Management Course), Penn State Univ & Colo State Univ AFROTCs

    Certified Instructor on five US Air Force space & missile systems



    Open House lead, financial review board member, and Shop Steward for Makersmiths: a non-profit makerspace organization for Loudoun County

    Active in local gov’t – Serves on town Planning Commission – developed town’s strategic Comprehensive Plan

    1 Million Cups – member of Shark Tank-like forum at local George Mason University Small Business Development Center to help entrepreneurs develop/refine business strategies; mentored business startups

    Science Fair judge – California, Colorado, Virginia

    Moderator and Advisor – MoneySmart blog helping people consolidate finances and get debt-free





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    Travel/Foreign Cultures & Languages

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