Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Associate

Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Program manager leading a 30 person team providing Information Technology (IT) architecture, security, networking, systems, and software engineering support required to integrate and evaluate advanced concepts and technologies supporting Defense Intelligence transformation goals.
  • Drafted key sections and oversaw the production of the technical and management volumes of a proposal leading to a five year $30M contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
  • Provided Information Technology (IT) and Architecture support for a Joint Forces Command experimentation effort developing capabilities to rapidly coordinate and synchronize Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets to achieve persistent surveillance requirements.
  • Developed and coordinated the implementation of  a complex IT architecture involving Command and Control (C2), Collection Management, and Network Communications Systems with Modeling and Simulation (M&S) tools in support of a two week, 100+ person experiment to test Joint Integrated Persistent Surveillance (JIPS) solutions.
  • Documented ISR asset tasking and management using Department of Defense (DoD) Architectural Framework (DoDAF) operational and system views enabling the development and evaluation of eight JIPS solutions addressing Central Command, Pacific Command, and Marine Corps requirements.
  • Lead planner for JIPS participation in Empire Challenge 2010 (EC10).  Drafted and implemented a comprehensive plan for incorporating JIPS solutions in EC10 leading to the validation and refinement of JIPS solutions in a complex, live fly environment replicating the Afgh
Oct 2006 - Oct 2009

Operations Officer, Information Technology

Joint Transformation Command-Intelligence

  • Responsible for providing intelligence information technology (IT) support to Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) focused on training and exercises, experimentation, and the integration of government and commercial technologies to develop new intelligence capabilities for tactical and operational forces.
  • Managed a 70+ person directorate and oversaw a consolidation of personnel leading to a 30% improvement in the operating efficiency of a $20+ million dollar IT infrastructure.
  • In less than 6 weeks, executed a $1M budget to deliver a large data experimentation test bed.  Managed all project elements - authored project concept & statement of work, oversaw test bed deployment and relocation, and assisted with test plan development and execution.
  • Technical director for a multi-million dollar project delivering access to multi-terabyte static and wide area surveillance (WAS) imagery data sets over wide area networks and implementing a collaborative full motion video exploitation toolset for military forces.  Authored all project acquisition documents and led the contract evaluation team. 
  • Led JFCOM Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) and intelligence system engagement efforts in support of the Chief Technology Officer. Routinely represented JFCOM-wide interests at the Joint Intelligence Interoperability Board, DoDIIS governance meetings, and Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) Enterprise Information Technology forums.
  • Technical lead for numerous short-term, high impact projects involving the Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS) Family of Systems resulting in multi-million dollar cost savings.
  • Oversaw the development and deployment of immersive visualization capabilities in the JFCOM Joint Intelligence Laboratory (JIL) to include a single wall Knowledge Advanced Visualization Environment (KAVE), a stereo knowledge wall, and a $4M+ project to implement the largest five-sided KAVE in the intelligence community.
  • Lead intelligence subject matter expert for cyberspace operations at JFCOM.  Identified gaps and recommended solutions to significantly improve U.S. cyberspace capabilities through participation in working groups and capabilities based assessments (CBA) that addressed three high priority tasks from the National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations Implementation Plan. 
  • Developed the command's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) ensuring personnel could reassume all critical command functions in less than 12 hours of an order to deploy to the designated COOP site.
  • Selected to draft the process section of the Joint Innovation and Experimentation (JI&E) Enterprise Process Guide - instrumental in creating and codifying business rules for the effective management of the $104M JI&E Enterprise and ensuring transition of experimental successes into programmatic solutions.
Oct 2000 - Oct 2003

Fleet Intelligence Systems, Training, and Readiness

U.S. Fleet Forces Command

  • Responsible for the intelligence readiness of all Fleet units. Ensured all deploying Fleet units (ships, aircraft, submarines, and expeditionary forces) were fully manned, trained, and equipped to meet Combatant Command warfighting requirements.
  • Ensured Fleet intelligence system requirements were met during the consolidation of shipboard systems into the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N) program.  Assured support for legacy systems while simultaneously conducting a thorough analysis and critique of the next generation DCGS-N development path and capabilities that ultimately led to a "no go" decision due to program design flaws and unrealistic technical readiness level assessments.  Enabled significant redesign of the program to eliminate schedule risk and conform it to validated requirements.   
  • Led a Fleet-wide effort to define and implement an expanded Intelligence Specialist 3912-NEC generating curriculum that supported emerging and projected Navy HUMINT requirements.
  • Developed the concept for and implemented the Maritime Interception Operation - Intelligence Exploitation Team (MIO-IET), a technical/human intelligence capability resulting in a 300% increase in Fleet intelligence reporting from MIO events.
  • Provided unprecedented access to Office of Naval Intelligence databases for Fleet and coalition forces through implementation of the web-enabled SEAPORT datawarehouse capability.  Developed requirements for the capability and coordinated with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to ensure that Fleet user needs were met through an aggressive spiral development program.
  • Drove the rapid correction of major DCGS-N system deficiencies that prevented processing of critical national imagery sources and the restoration of a capability to deliver imagery to the Fleet via the Global Broadcast System (GBS).
  • Key contributor to the Naval Intelligence Personnel Qualification Program (PQP) guide, establishing rigorous training standards for junior intelligence officers in the areas of general military intelligence, collection capabilities, collection management, Joint Planning and Operations, and analysis.
  • Oversaw the rapid delivery of a Special Compartmented Intelligence (SCI) communications capability in response to urgent NAVCENT requirements.  Innovative plan fielded a capability to deploying submarines within weeks, leveraging Joint capabilities to garner over $1M in program savings.
  • Oversaw the transition of new Type Commander-like responsibilities for Fleet-wide intelligence readiness to his division.  Mastered new systems installation management processes (Fleet Response Plan and SHIPMAIN) to deliver required capabilities to all deploying units.
Jul 2000 - Oct 2003

Intelligence Readiness Branch Chief

Joint Staff

  • Responsible for the resolution of Combatant Command readiness deficiencies and Information Operations (IO), Cyberspace Operations, and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) support.
  • Significantly mitigated warfighter risk by conducting a thorough analysis of Combatant Command intelligence collection requirements against multi-Service airborne intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) asset programs, resulting in a 25% increase in airborne ISR capacity and a process for more efficiently managing global airborne ISR assets to meet high priority collection requirements.
  • Developed and delivered a comprehensive Information Operations seminar training program for 150 Joint Staff intelligence analysts, significantly enhancing analyst ability in supporting this area.
  • Coordinated closely with the Battlespace Awareness Functional Capability Board (BA FCB) to ensure programmatic solutions validated through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and the POM build processes addressed validated Combatant Command readiness deficiencies.
  • Lead Joint Staff J2 planner for IO, Cyberspace Operations, and CIP policy.  Drafted Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), Defense Planning Guidance (DPG), and Unified Command Plan (UCP) language related to IO and Cyberspace Operations, resulting in multi-million dollar budget increases to improve training and intelligence analysis in these areas.
  • Led his team in resolving 30% of intelligence readiness deficiencies in a one year period and through a major overhaul of the Joint Readiness System.
May 1998 - Jul 2000

N2 (Intelligence) Amphibious Squadron 3

Amphibious Squadron THREE

  • Directed a team of 30+ dedicated and collateral duty intelligence professionals in providing superior intelligence support to Navy and Marine Corps forces.
  • Developed, implemented, and played white cell for a complex and challenging intelligence scenario that drove Navy and Marine operational missions during three major exercise periods. Ensured that forces were prepared to face the operational realities of the deployment period.  Cited for reducing deployment risk by accurately forecasting the operational problems and threats that would face the strike group during its six month deployment.
  • Hand chosen to lead the intelligence effort for exercise KERNAL BLITZ PRIME 99, supervising a team of three officers and fifteen enlisted in providing intelligence, indications and warning, analysis, production, and collection management functions in support of two flag level commanders.
  • Provided intelligence products that directly contributed to the development of comprehensive contingency plans for Mozambique and Eritrea-Ethiopia Non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) operations.
  • Significantly improved data flow and speed of execution by developing and implementing a "virtual" watchfloor concept linking command and control and intelligence spaces.
Dec 1995 - May 1998

Intelligence Support Division Officer

Fleet Air Recon Squadron ONE
  • Responsible for the intelligence support of Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations (SRO), post-mission analysis, a Special Intelligence Communications (SPINTCOMM) facility, and Special Security Officer duties.
  • In-depth knowledge of Western Pacific and Indian Ocean reconnaissance operations directly contributed to the successful completion of over 500 reconnaissance missions flown in support of theater and national intelligence collection objectives. 
  • Exceptional knowledge of PACOM intelligence communications architecture resulted in significant collateral and special intelligence connectivity improvements for the command.
  • Led remote operations as the Senior Ground Officer for remote squadron detachment sites. Resourcefully resolved logistical, administrative, and operational issues for two deployed EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft, aircrews, and maintenance personnel ensuring a greater than 90% mission success rate.
May 1993 - Dec 1995

Instructor and Schedules Officer

Officer Indoctrination School
  • Responsible for basic training of professionals (doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc.) entering the Naval Service and scheduling instructors and classrooms for an annual student load of over 1000.
  • Earned his Master Training Specialist designation and presented over 500 hours of instruction in diverse subjects to over 1500 students.  Continually cited on instructor evaluations for outstanding professionalism, knowledge and accessibility.
  • Revised the OIS Standard Operating Procedures Guide to conform with major revisions in the student regulations.  Action significantly enhanced the effectiveness of new instructor staff orientation.
  • Invested extensive off-duty research and "on the job" training with base computer support personnel to assist in the installation of a Local Area Network (LAN) for OIS staff administration and operations. 
  • Provided computer technical support to the new Command Leadership Course, which resulted in the installation of 39 computer systems for administrative requirements, curriculum development work, electronic classroom work, and the installation of a network to integrate these systems.
  • Exceptional performance as Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO).  Received an outstanding on an information security inspection where his program was rated "best in the Training Department."
  • Improved administrative and scheduling efficiency by writing numerous macro programs and revising numerous lines of code in the OIS student database management program.
May 1991 - May 1993

Weapons Officer

USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
  • Weapons officer - managed the daily operations of the weapons division consisting of 4 junior officers, 2 senior chiefs, 2 chiefs, and 40 enlisted personnel. Responsible for the maintenance, operation, and upgrades for MK 86 Gun Fire Control System, two 5"/54 guns, two Close in Weapons Systems (CIWS), two Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) systems, early warning radars, ships small arms, and all aviation ordnance and associated magazines and weapons handling equipment.
  • Managed the small arms qualification program and ship's security force (SSF) training program. Established exacting standards and implemented a series of realistic and rigorous training scenarios to hone the skills of 60 SSF members across five watch sections.
  • Combat Systems testing coordinator for an extensive (13 month) ship's overhaul. Actively coordinated with the shipyard and other civilian organizations to ensure all milestones were completed on-time. Supervised the flawless installation of the first operational RAM System. All weapons systems flawlessly passed Ship Operational Verification Testing (SOVT).
  • Raised over $48,000 for the Combined Federal Campaign- the largest amount in Long Beach and twice what he ship had contributed the previous year. Ability to manage and lead his keymen was instrumental in achieving this goal.
  • Drove technical and supply support to repair major equipment casualties to ship CIWS and AN/SPS-52C (V) air search radar, demonstrating exceptional knowledge of Fleet maintenance procedures and casualty reporting (CASREP) process.
  • Prepared the ship's Mine Countermeasures Bill and conducted training for TAOs, officers, and gun crews on the Arabian Gulf mine threat.
Dec 1988 - May 1991

Operations Officer

USS ESTEEM (MSO 438)

  • Responsible for daily ship operations and schedule.  Led a 40+ person division responsible for shipboard communications, Combat Information Center operations, and operation and maintenance of ship radars and sonar equipment.  Communication Security Material System (CMS) Account Custodian.
  • Reestablished moribund Operations Department training and administrative programs which were subsequently rated as satisfactory during crew certification and command inspection.
  • Tailored the standard Combat Systems Doctrine to the ship in one day in preparation for a training readiness evaluation (TRE), subsequently receiving a grade of EXCELLENT during the inspection.
  • In preparation for a Mine Warfare Readiness Certification Inspection (MCRI) he wrote the information book, operations order, and planning worksheets for mine countermeasures aboard USS ESTEEM.  All were rated excellent.
  • Outstanding preparations for and conduct of Refresher Training earned department scores of satisfactory or better on 74 of 79 drills in the areas of anti-surface warfare, communications, and electronic casualty control for an overall average of 90 percent.
  • Completely rebuilt the command's Communication Security Material System (CMS) account after a two month period of deactivation.  Received a satisfactory CMS inspection result without benefit of a prior assist visit.
  • Planned and coordinated ship participation in MARDEZEX PAC NorthWest 90, a joint U.S./Canadian MCM exercise, handling numerous scheduling conflicts and changes with ease.  His mine-hunting teams performed flawlessly throughout the exercise.
  • Outstanding performance as Damage Control Assistant, meticulously ensuring all members of the damage control teams were fully qualified and thoroughly exercised to develop repair party cohesiveness and effective responsiveness to any emergency, despite a monthly turnover of 25% of the ship's crew while deployed.

Education

Education

Notre Dame High School
2003 - 2003

JPME II

Joint Forces Staff College
1993 - 1995

JPME I

Naval War College
1984 - 1988

B.S.

24th Company (Plebe Year), 33rd Company (Youngster - Graduation)

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2010 - Mar 2013

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute

Top Secret/SCI