Objective

Navy Iraq Veteran seeking a marketing position that leverages my educational background, professional experience and leadership skills.

Summary

Experienced and proven leader in the stressful, fast-paced environment of the military as an operations and project manager in diverse settings. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills. Highly effective manager and trainer. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office software. 

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - May 2009

Deputy Department Head and Special Projects Officer - Professional Programs Department

Local expert on the Naval Academy’s Midshipman Summer Training Program.  Department administrative supervisor.

Major Accomplishments

  • Managed and evaluated staff of 6.
  • Overhauled survey leading to increased participation and actionable findings.
  • Created program objectives and timeframe to improve end-user training, minimize cost and increase planning efficiency.
  • Initiated and monitored quantitative and qualitative research of summer training activities.  Recommended program improvements and/or enhancements.
Jan 2009 - May 2009

JHU Business Consulting Course – Marketing Specialist

Oldfields School

Developed a solution to the school’s declining enrolment and lack of financial solvency.

Major Accomplishments

  • Revamped the school’s marketing strategy to bring it more in line with today’s technology-based marketing.
  • Updated print advertising to get more notice by prospective students and independent school counselors.
  • Rebranded school curriculum with national push for science/math focused education in order to differentiate Oldfields from its competitors.
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

JHU Marketing and Design Consulting Course/Team Leader

Black & Decker

Collaborated with students at the Maryland Institute College of Art to create a new brand strategy for the Black & Decker Outdoor Power Equipment Business Unit to capture the “green” segment of the outdoor power equipment market.

Major Accomplishments

  • Produced a strategy that encompassed the entire marketing spectrum including determining the target market, packaging redesign, value proposition/tagline, product improvements, and partnerships with non-profit and for-profit organizations.
  • Led a team of 9 marketers and industrial designers.
Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

Electronic Warfare Officer

101st Airborne Division, US Army

Responsible for ensuring up-to-date software and training is available to the unit in a combat environment.  Liaison between airborne electronic warfare assets and the operating ground unit.  Advised the Battalion Commander on how to best incorporate electronic warfare into daily operations in order to increase soldier survival rates and mission effectiveness. 

Major Accomplishments

  • Promoted electronic warfare technology to new users as important safety equipment.Advised the Battalion Commander on how to incorporate technology into daily operations.
  • Initiated electronic warfare missions in support of 15 ground operations that eliminated enemy communication and the threat of radio-controlled initiation of improvised explosive devices granting the element of surprise and decreased level of risk to personnel.  
  • Trained a battalion of over 800 personnel on the proper use and capabilities of their electronic warfare equipment, resulting in zero casualties caused by radio-controlled improvised explosive devices.
  • Tracked and maintained over $33 million of electronic equipment spread throughout more than 200 vehicles at 5 separate locations in a combat environment.  
Jun 2005 - Jul 2007

Summer Training Officer

http://www.usna.edu

Responsible for the planning and execution of the Naval Academy Summer Training Program.  Initiated and monitored quantitative and qualitative research in order to improve policy and the midshipmen's summer training experience.  Single point of contact at the Naval Academy for the fleet regarding Naval Academy summer training issues.  

Major Accomplishments

  • Planned and conducted the annual Naval Academy Summer Training Program consisting of a $2.1 million budget, over 6000 travel movements worldwide and 3300 midshipmen's schedules supported by over 100 fleet units, 6 major commands and 15 foreign nations operating in a department at 50%. 
  • Routinely executed all goals under budget, saving the government over $100,000 yearly while ensuring the full spectrum of midshipmen fleet exposure and professional training. 
  • Developed a database to accurately track every midshipman's activities, transportation, and current location resulting in complete accountability of all 3300 midshipmen.
  • Decreased scheduling time by 33% by creating an automated scheduling algorithm.
May 2002 - Jun 2005

Pilot and Aircraft Commander

Fleet Air Reconnaisance Squadron Four

Responsible for the safe and orderly conduct of all crew members and passengers and the proper operation of the aircraft.  Managed all daily aircraft maintenance operations while in a forward deployed alert status.  

Major Accomplishments

  • Led a crew of 20 airmen on operational missions of strategic national security importance.
  • Trained less experienced pilots decreasing their time to qualify as Aircraft Commander.
May 2004 - Jun 2004

Ground Training Officer

Fleet Air Reconnaisance Squadron Four

Responsible for ensuring 254 aircrew maintain 5 recurring qualifications.  Maintained database that tracked aircrew qualifications, flight hours, and designations.  Trained all squadron personnel in the use of the database program.

Major Accomplishments

  • Analyzed and improved the squadron readiness standards based on new mission requirements, resulting in 100 percent continuous readiness.  
  • Scheduled training and requalification for 254 aircrew ensuring 100 percent completion.
May 2003 - May 2004

Life Support/Emergency Equipment Branch Maintenance Officer

Fleet Air Reconnaisance Squadron Four

Led 16 enlisted sailors in day-to-day maintenance of aircraft environmental systems, emergency equipment, and personal flight equipment.

Major Accomplishments

  • Received a branch rating of Outstanding by the Inspector General's Office.  
  • Had fewest mishaps and highest promotion rate of all branches in the Maintenance Department.
May 2002 - May 2003

Public Affairs Officer

Fleet Air Reconnaisance Squadron Four

Wrote articles for the base newspaper and other naval publications about squadron functions, news, and personnel.  Created marketing materials for air shows.  Coordinated and organized squadron events and ceremonies.

Nov 1992 - Mar 1996

Ski Instructor - Alpine Training Center

Mount Snow
Developmental Group Instructor

Education

Education
2006 - 2009

MBA

The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

GPA:  3.7 out of 4.0

Relevant Coursework:

Market Research - Consumer Behavior Analysis - Marketing Strategy - Marketing Management - Competitive Advantage - Managerial Communication - Business Ethics - Corporate Finance

1995 - 2000

BA

Cornell University
Navy ROTC unit - Concession Stand Manager, Graphic Design specialist

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