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I am an innovative, creative senior executive looking to apply proven leadership skills, honed in senior-level US Air Force positions for over 23 years. Responsive and adaptive in both routine and crisis situations, I am an expert at identifying and leveraging strengths, mining opportunities for improvement, and mitigating weaknesses, risks, and costs. Recognized for providing a clear 360-degree perspective, establishing customer- and employee-focus, driving innovative solutions, and uniting conflicting parties on common missions and goals, I consistently create and transform revolutionary concepts into high-return workable realities. I am enthusiastic about turning organizations into models of excellence that industry peers and competitors alike strive to emulate. Thriving with a challenge in high-pressure and fast-paced situations, I go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure expectations are not only met, they are surpassed.

Work History

Aug 2012Present

Sr. Director, Washington Operations

Orbital ATK

Develops and sustains relationships with key decision makers and influencers inside the US Government.  Supports Orbital ATK business plans and market roadmaps to achieve corporate orders, sales, and profit objectives.  Supports the development and execution of new market capture strategies.  Provides Washington stakeholder engagement for international opportunities.


  • Instrumental in obtaining US Government export approval for Orbital ATK’s portfolio of light attack aircraft including Iraqi Armed Caravans, Lebanon Armed Caravans, Italian MC-27Js, and Jordanian Light and Medium Gunships valued well in excess of $100M in total orders.
  • Conceived and executed Orbital ATK’s strike missile export strategy for the Middle East resulting in numerous Letters of Request for multi-million dollar orders of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile.
  • Directed the DC effort for Orbital ATK’s ongoing capture campaign for USAF’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program
May 2010Jul 2012

Chief of Staff, J-8

The Joint Staff

Provided direct support for J8 Director leading resource allocation, requirements validation, and assessments of capabilities, force structure, and readiness of US joint forces in order to achieve national security objectives. Provided analysis on impacts of budgetary and programming proposals and advice on Joint Requirements Oversight Council issues to Chairman and Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff in order to provide best military advice to Secretary of Defense and President of United States.


  • Played major role in synchronizing efforts of 7 Deputy Directors and +700 J8 personnel, achieving strategic alignment on numerous efforts of diverse groups throughout DoD with vastly different cultures and priorities.
  • Charted path to save $487B over 10 years, effectively aligned resources to President's new defense strategy, and spawned ongoing strategic seminar series with Combatant Commanders hosted by Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, running "Quadrennial Defense Review in a Month" serving as Chief of Staff for Strategic Choices Group.
  • Played critical role in securing endorsement of Secretary of Defense in new multibillion dollar Air Force Bomber Program as Chairman's personal representative on high-profile, Long-Range Strike Front End Assessment.
Feb 2009May 2010

Commander, 366th Fighter Wing

336th Fighter Wing

Led all aspects of one of America's premier integrated Fighter Wings. Defined strategic vision, goals, and focus. Trained and ensured combat readiness of personnel for integrated worldwide deployment in support of national policy. Oversaw 5,000 military and civilian personnel, 86 aircraft valued at $5.6B, equipment valued at $351.4M, and $207M annual discretionary budget.  Served as lead USAF representative in Idaho. Liaised with local, congressional, tribal, municipal, and media leaders.


  • Strengthened relationship with personnel, base families, and community, transforming paradigm at Mountain Home AFB to customer-focused; improved school programs, quality of life, and empowerment of service members and families.
  • Completed 57 deployments for 4 different Combatant Commanders including 2 squadron, 10-month, no-notice deployment to deter North Korean aggression; effort directed by Secretary of Defense.
  • Established vital US training partnership with Republic of Singapore fighter squadron at AFB including hosting Deputy Prime Minster of Singapore and world press for inauguration; 25-year, $25B, 275-person program known as PEACE CARVIN V.
  • Managed multiple major projects at Mountain Home AFB including $42M construction, $13M new lodging facility, $12M in stimulus projects, $7.5M in gate security measures, and Air Combat Command's 1st dormitory to lodging conversions.
  • Served as key advisor to numerous top officials including Governor of Idaho, senators, civic leaders, Republic of Singapore Air Force, 12th Air Force Commander, and Commander of Air Combat Command.
Jul 2007Jan 2009

Vice Commander, 325th Fighter Wing

325th Fighter Wing

Directed 14 wing staff agencies and 4-group wing structure with +6,000 military and civilian personnel, aircraft valued at +$5.7B, and $4B in facility infrastructure. Chaired Central Registry Board, Non-Appropriated Funds Council, Victim Witness Assistance Council, Civilian Employment Cost Management Committee, READY Augmentee Committee, Contract Award Fee Board, and Foreign Object Damage Program. Served as Commander in his absence.


  • Instrumental in driving wing to become "best seen in AETC in 10 years" as noted by 19th Air Force Commander with "Excellent" rating during 2008 AETC Operational Readiness Inspection.
  • Led exemplary closeout of $273M FY07 budget; captured and executed $54.4M in end-of-year fallout money.
  • Set multiple new records with phenomenal closeout of $240M annual Flying Hour Program in 2008, achieving 12,000 hours, 16,000 sorties, #1 F-15 and F-22 maintenance statistics ever, outperformance of 7 long-standing Combat Air Force maintenance standards, and lowest mishap rate in 11 years.
  • Cultivated and delivered skills and talents of 55 F-15 and 59 F-22 pilots and instructor pilots, 154 air battle managers and instructors, and 156 intelligence specialists to Combat Air Force as Instructor Pilot and Leader.
May 2005Jun 2006

Executive Officer to the Commander

US Forces Japan & 5th Air Force

Served Commander, US Forces Japan, and 5th Air Force, the Senior DoD Representative in Japan, in discharge of all duties. Acted as exclusive liaison communicating Commander's orders and intent to 2 HQ staffs. Prioritized and prepared sensitive message traffic and official correspondences on critical bilateral issues for Commander including to US Embassy, OSD, Chairman of Joint Chiefs, and Pacific Command, etc.  Spearheaded Colonel's personnel management, Command Selection Boards, and Brigadier General's performance report preparation for 3 subordinate wings.


  • Synchronized and motivated up to 275-person staff completing 1,000s of taskers in 2 separate HQ with perfect execution on major initiatives including civilian personnel restructuring and response to and rescue of downed aircraft.
  • Acted as Planning Architect for successful visit of Japan's Air Chief to Washington, DC including enhancing game plans of Secretary of Air Force, Chief of Staff of Air Force, and Pacific Air Forces.
  • Spearheaded successful visits from President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Air Force, and 4 Service Chiefs; ensured maximum safety for President during visit, effectively negotiating with 3-star Japanese general for shared radar information.
  • Created "best country team relationship in world" as recognized by Ambassador Schieffer, strategically defining interagency leader impact.
Nov 2003May 2005

Commander, 44th Fighter Squadron

18th Wing

Drove worldwide combat deployment readiness of 27-aircraft F-15C air superiority fighter squadron including aircraft maintenance, pre-deployment planning, scheduling, and inspections. Supported annual Flying-Hour Program of 5,299 sorties and 7,205 flying hours representing $35M investment. Directed 52 operations personnel. Served as F-15C Combat-Ready Large Force Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, and Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner.


  • Achieved superior safety record of +10,000 hours and +7,000 sorties worldwide with 0% Class A or B mishaps including combat ops, national treaties, disaster relief, and picture perfect USAF representation at Melbourne, Australia airshow.
  • Led numerous 1st time and record-setting initiatives including 14 1st time missile shooters, "best Eagles ever seen" deployment, 1st 12-ship to Kwang Ju AB in Korea in recent history including overhauling 18 WG's wartime concept of operations, Exercise FOAL Eagle's only air-to-air squadron defending $1.6B coalition ops.
  • Accomplished highest utilization rate in USAF with oldest jets in service, successfully zeroing phenomenal FY04 Flying Hour Program of 6,779 hours and 5,017 sorties.



Certificate of Professional Development in Finance

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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