Detroit, MI Hiring Conference - February 27, 2017

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USNA Graduate with a Master's Degree


Master of Science, Human Relations | 2008
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Bachelor of Science, General Engineering | 1997
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD


United States Navy | 2006 - Present

Assistant Operations Officer | 2015 - Present
Virginia Beach, VA

  • Lead diverse teams in North America and Europe to coordinate and direct day-to-day operations for the units assigned to the Expeditionary Strike Group and partner commands. Advised the Battalion Commander regarding specific requirements for accuracy of target location assurance, target description, and duration the target was viable for targeting.
  • Lead teams of over 40 personnel as the lead planner, operations manager, and training coordinator for the execution of high profile amphibious exercises in the Baltic Sea region, resulting in attainment of 92% of training audience's goals and 100% of Commander's goals.
  • Directly manage over $4B in assets and over 5,000 people in two separate exercises. Evolutions require coordination of units/agencies in North America and throughout Europe. Efforts resulted in attaining political and training goals with no loss of personnel or equipment.
  • Assigned as the “go-to” Instructor unit personnel on relevant subject matter, resulting in trained and proficient personnel in the unit. Subject matter includes operations management, relevant historical operations, and command and control challenges (i.e. communications and leadership challenges).

Instructor / Curriculum Model Manager / Curriculum Developer | 2011 - 2015

  • Provided instruction to students, managed existing curriculum content for certified programs of instruction, and developed new curriculum for Navy and Marine Corps programs of instruction.
  • Increased attendance at existing operations-related programs of instruction/courses by 50%, resulting in greater knowledge of critical information in the U.S. Navy.
  • Created two new programs of instruction to provide a venue for Tactical Air Control Squadrons (TACRON) to synthetically train on basic aviation related procedures. In a resource constrained environment, efforts resulted in zero upfront costs by leveraging existing infrastructure and contracts. Efforts resulted in establishing a means to train TACRON personnel and maintain proficiency where no such means previously existed.
  • Instructed/taught processes, procedures, and tactics involved with amphibious-related operations management to over 2,000 personnel over a 42-month period, resulting in increased knowledge of critical procedures throughout the Department of Defense.

Operations Officer / Aviation Operations Manager | 2009 - 2011
Virginia Beach, VA

  • Monitored, coordinated, and directed air operations during deployments.
  • Led and managed a 26-person cross-functional team in the safe and effective control of aircraft throughout the preparation for and during a nine-month deployment, including high tempo combat operations, without a single loss of an aircraft. Aviation management tasks included directing several ships and dozens of aircraft both in planning and execution.
  • Responsible for the development, management, and administration of training programs designed to educate team members new to the unit and to provide continuing education/proficiency in required skill sets/tasks for the management of aviation operations in maritime and littoral environments.
  • Managed a cross-functional department of 14 personnel subdivided into two divisions.
  • Ensured detachments (unit subdivisions) had completed training requirements prior to deployments.

Strategic Communications Operations Manager | 2006 - 2009
Bellevue, NE

  • Monitored the operational use of communications and data systems supporting the nuclear deterrent, provided analysis of communications/data systems' and operators' effectiveness during operations, and provided corrective actions to correct problems and provide greater efficiencies.
  • Developed and executed Strategic Command's portions of nuclear related exercises, resulting in improvements to selected communications system effectiveness for day-to-day operations by 10%. This improvement brought selected systems into compliance with Department of Defense regulations.
  • Reorganized and improved a communications reliability program, reducing costs by $300K (approximately 10%) per year with no loss of efficiency in monitoring the operational effectiveness of radio and data communications systems.