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Recruiting Program Manager

Navy Recruiting Command
  • Managed up to 564 recruiting quotas and collaborated with 150 Placement Coordinators nationwide in the recruitment of foreign language analysts and other intelligence community applicants.Achieved recruiting goal for the first time ever.
  • Provided oversight and consultation on a $250,000 targeted advertising campaign resulting in a 65 percent increase in foreign language analyst recruiting.

Career Counselor (concurrent additional position)

  • Led seven subordinates providing support services to 130 enlisted staff members.
  • Retained 89 percent of all qualified applicants while achieving 100 percent approval of career, retraining, and officer commissioning requests.
Apr 2011Present

Training Program Manager for Foreign Languages, Europe

U.S. Navy - Center for Language, Regional Expertise & Culture
  • Manage development and delivery of introductory to the advanced level foreign language training courses for naval units, Foreign Area Officers, and Flag Officers.
  • Co-manage development of Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) training for 46 European countries in support of U.S. Navy deployments and operations.
  • Develop automated tools to track training completion, results, and financial expenditures for 1,700 Navy professional linguists.
Oct 2008Apr 2011

Training Program Manager

Kaegan Corporation

Training Program Manager, Pacific and Southeast Asia (April 2010 – April 2011)

Training Product Developer (October 2008 – April 2010)

  • Managed development of LREC training for more than 48 countries and territories in support of the U.S. Navy.
  • Assisted operational commanders in identifying, refining, and validating individual, unit, and battle group training requirements.Researched, identified, and/or developed culture and language training solutions to prepare U.S. forces to operate with foreign partners.
  • Worked extensively with multiple flag and senior officers to provide tailored language training events in support of overseas assignments.
  • Significantly improved the validity of regional products through collaboration with outside Subject Matter Experts and partner agencies.
Jan 2007Oct 2008

Training Program Manager

U.S. Navy - Center for Information Dominance
  • Managed apprentice, intermediate, and advanced cryptologic training for over 1,700 Navy foreign language analysts proficient in more than 30 languages and dialects.
  • As Course Curriculum Model Manager, developed and maintained control documents for seven courses in four locations with a 300-student annual throughput.
  • Led 23 instructors in the delivery of thousands of hours of training annually.
  • Executed an annual $5,000,000 budget.Involved in all phases of the federal budget cycle, including Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Program Review (PR).
Sep 2004Dec 2006

Transformation and Training Program Manager

Naval Network Warfare Command
  • Managed global and cryptologic foreign language training programs for more than 1,700 Navy foreign language analysts in over 30 languages and dialects.Coordinated more than 210,000 hours of language training for 900 linguists annually.
  • Led organization-wide change through authorship of transformational instructions, policies, and guidance for language analysts and Foreign Language Program Managers
  • Established and refined several language programs supporting Navy and joint training.
  • Led 18 Foreign Language Program Managers and 18 additional subordinate managers.
  • Managed an annual training budget in excess of $3,000,000.
Aug 2003Aug 2004

Post-Graduate Intelligence Program Student

Joint Military Intelligence College
  • Classified Master’s Thesis:The Naval Security Group Advanced Language Response Team:A Prototype for Overcoming the Low-Density/High-Demand Language Problem
  • Courses:Intelligence Collection; Research and Writing; National Security Structure and Policy; Leadership, Management, and Coordination in the Intelligence Community; National Military Strategy; Emerging International Security Requirements; Joint Intelligence Exercise; Intelligence and Information Operations; Religion and Violence; Missiles and Space Systems; Signals Intelligence; and the History of U.S. Intelligence.
  • Member of a research team that presented a comprehensive intelligence plan to the National Security Agency.The research became a major part of intelligence contingency planning for a high-priority region.


Aug 2003Aug 2005

Master of Science

Joint Military Intelligence College
  • Completed the Post-Graduate Intelligence Program (graduate certificate) program in August 2004.
  • Completed the Master of Science degree in August 2005.
Jan 2002May 2003

Bachelor of Science

Park University
  • Attended the Naval Support Activity Millington, TN, campus.


Experienced and educated intelligence community program manager with a focus on full life-cycle human resource development.Skilled leader, proven team builder, and confident decision-maker.Articulate and persuasive communicator; author of transformational policy documents and award-winning professional journal essays.Skilled financial manager with experience planning and executing annual budgets up to $7 million.Cleared for Top Secret and granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information with a Counter-Intelligence Polygraph.Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer and service-connected Disabled Veteran.




Book Chapter

“Humble,” chapter five.To appear in Everyday Leader Heroes by Rich Schuttler, Ph.D., Caboodle, forthcoming in May 2012.

Journal Column

From the Deckplates, published monthly in Proceedings magazine, the flagship publication of the United States Naval Institute, June 2009 - Present.Article titles:


April - "Focus on the Basics–Before It’s Too Late"

March - "We Can Never Do Too Much"

February - "Toward Expanding Membership”

January - "No Sacred Cows"


December - "Never Forgotten"

November - “Active Duty Benefits in Perspective”

October - “Wake Up…and Speak Up!”

September -“Something to Believe In”

August – "Get Rid of the Feres Doctrine"

July –"Just Give it Back"

June –"Enough Already! We Must Eliminate Sexual Assaults"

May – "On the Faces of Others"

April – (no column)

March – "Square Peg in a Round Hole"

February – "Recognize Training Excellence"

January – "Honor Gold Star Mothers"


December – "Bring ‘em Back on Base"

November – "Semper Marines!"

October – "Retirement Benefits in Perspective"

September –"Rub a Little Dirt In It"

August –"Senior Enlisted Leaders: The Original Employee Resource Group"

July –"Point the Finger Inward"

June – "Chief or E-7?"

May – "The Smoking Lamp is Out . . . For Some"

April – "Remember Where They Came From"

March –"Take the $ Out of Mentor$"

February – "Reviving Authority"

January – "Powerful Military Tools"


December – "Navy Diversity is Off Course"

November – "Semper Fortis"

October – "Modernize Navy Advancement"

September – "Get Serious About Security Training"

August – "Inequal Equality"

July – "Blurring the Lines"

June – "Join the Debate!"

Journal Articles

Freelance essays published in several sections of Proceedings magazine:

Nobody Asked Me, But…

“Let’s Create a Navy and Marine Corps College” – April 2009

Now Hear This

“MCPON Campa, Departing” – December 2008

Professional Notes

“Give Information Personnel More Training and Credibility" – September 2008

“We Don’t Need Another Academy” – February 2007

Winner, Enlisted Essay Contest

“Expand Education for Sailors” – February 2003

Winner, Enlisted Essay Contest

“No More Catch Phrases, Please” – February 2002

Second Honorable Mention, Enlisted Essay Contest


Missouri Anchor Chain – Proceedings magazine, November 2011

Winner, U.S. Naval Institute 2011 General Prize Photo Contest


Have led diverse groups highly-specialized intelligence community practioners, led organizational change, and led Navy-wide training and education programs.   Have written extensively on leadership skills and practice.

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