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My name is Michael A. Walker and I am a lead planner, project manager and systems designer on a variety of technical and creative consequence management response operation projects. I am always looking for interesting problems to solve. Project management includes senior leader leveraging of Microsoft SharePoint and portal modernization directives. Implementation of virtual collaboration, automated tasking systems, official report writing, logistics readiness sustainment, fielding, military decontamination operations, training support, nuclear weapons, together with the financial management which achieves these organizational objectives helps align people to an organization's strategy. I am interested primarily in making people the best at what they can be, both military and civilian personnel. Specialties include automation to reduce drudgery in employee workload which enables them to do the things they do best. Additional specialties include Joint doctrine development and inter-agency experience, support to combatant commanders and war fighting campaigns, combating weapons of mass destruction, homeland security, operations planning using the joint planning process, contingency operations, intelligence support, OSD policy, operations, intelligence, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear subject matter expertise.

I welcome professional connections. Dr. Michael A. Walker, https://twitter.com/DRWalkerM

Work History

Feb 2012Jan 2015

Chief of Technical Analysis

Joint Task Force - CIvil Support

Field Grade Officer, US Army, 74A, with Additional 3A,.-Operations, Plans, Policy and Chief of Technical Analysis

Traced universal task lists to the organization's functions to attain operating efficiency by over 10% for the intelligence and planning functions of the command

The first to emergency deploy for homeland security response operations Hurricane Sandy, resulting in a formal point paper used in professional military education at the Joint Forces Staff College(JFSC)

Supervised a technical team of homeland chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear subject matter experts for building extremely time-sensitive characterization reports reducing response course of action decision criteria by a factor of 7

Lead planner for a national security exercise increasing task force response flexibility twofold

Attained leadership approval on a multi-jurisdiction homeland security command and control relationships concept design which solved a complex catastrophe competing authorities problem

Produced and integrated incident modeling across 3 previously unrelated databases for reducing senior leadership decision-making processes in over 25% less time

Supervised personnel from multiple departments for applying media-rich network-centric communications applications that reduced server load an average of over 30%

Performed analytical expenditure work reducing by over 60% the cost of travel involved in routine and mission work

Experienced Management Internal Controls Auditor as a significant additional duty

Jan 2008Jan 2012

Agency Combatant Commander Concept Plans Team Lead

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Strategic Planner Supervised planning teams in support of regional commands for government agency, increasing team output levels by over 50%, leveraging virtual team collaboration

Briefed the Assistant Secretary of Defense on high-level strategic concept plans

Supervised deployable planning teams expanding support twofold from geographic to regional commander planning activities

Volunteered to deploy to Iraq and served on a 4-Star General's primary staff, writing an award-winning article on operations research and its application

Dec 2002Jan 2008

Army Organization Training Officer

Eighth US Army, 1st Signal Brigade

Army Organization Training Officer in Charge Administered a Brigade(1, 200 personnel) commander's training and technical programs, reducing administrative costs by over 70% over the course of three years

Performed quantitative and statistical analysis on readiness levels and linked databases, reducing workload through automation by over 60%

Routinely developed financially related courses of action and recommendations to the commander resulting in meeting 100% of command expenditures, by prioritization

Successful Army combat commander, with zero lives lost

Jan 2012Present

Author

Chemical Review Journal

Published Author in My Profession

Education

Sep 2009Nov 2013

D.B.A.

Argosy University

Dissertation in Economics

Mar 2000Dec 2008

M.B.A

Webster University
Sep 1985Aug 1989

B.B.A

University of Montevallo

Skills

SharePoint
Virtual Team Building
High Security
Nuclear
Efficiency
Technical Analysis
Mobility
Budgeting Gap Analysis
Collaboration

★ Presidential Military Campaigns ★

Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation Desert Spring, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Joint Guard

Certifications

Mar 2008Jan 2015

Certified Joint Planner

Joint Forces Staff College
Defense department planner certification program graduate
Oct 2009Jan 2015

Defense Strategy Course

Army War College
Nine month defense department senior service college course in national military strategy and policy
Feb 2013Jan 2015

Joint Command Control Computers Communication and Intelligence Staff Officer Course

Joint Forces Staff College
Certified in defense intelligence and communications operations with federal agencies
Oct 2011Jan 2015

Joint Qualified Officer

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Meets the minimum requirements of 36 months in a validated joint billet and Joint Professional Military Education II graduate status