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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

I have 21 years of integrity and accountability with the tax dollars of the American people and the lives of their sons and daughters. I have managed various programs from day to day operations to leadership during some of the largest disasters in the world. My deployment highlights include Directing Operations Support at Bagram, Afghanistan, DoD leader on site for Bande Ache, Indonesia Tsunami relief; Aide to US Commander during Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines; Director Airspace Operations for the Coast Guard Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Clean Up; US Homeland Security manager with NYPD during multiple NATO and G8 Summits in NY City; and Director of the Robins AFB 2012 Airshow.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

Mission Support Group Deputy Commander                                                                    Jun 2015 – Oct 17

Oversight of $32M budget, $100M in grants, 808 buildings and structures over 5K acres and 3 separate locations

Program Manager for relations with City/County/State/US Congressman/EPA/OSHA & 11 other agencies

Base Commander ranked #1 of 47 with peers, “a gifted leader who led his 800+ personnel and contractors”

Mgr for new $6M school on base; developed milestones & strategies, solved approval process with Pentagon

 

Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

Operational Support Commander & Deputy Commander                                                         Jul 2011 – Jun 2015

Supervised 106 personnel across 6 major career fields; executed $1.8M sustainment budget and $21M+ assets

Built then led team to highest morale climate assessment in the entire Air Force for 2 years and won 4 awards

Airshow Dir hand selected by ALC & Wing Commanders, led record breaking $350K show; 180K spectators

Selected & supervised 2 multimillion $ contracts supporting AFLCMC; daily interaction with Program Office

Wing Commander rated #1 of 4 Deputy’s and #1 of 3 Officers in Squadron, also winner of 4 base Safety awards

 

Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX

Chief Airfield Systems and Readiness                                                                              Jun 2010 – Jul 2011

Operations program manager for 12 bases & inspector for 3 programs during annual inspection at each base

Over 1,000 personnel under my program leadership; built manpower analysis which guided strategic planning

 

Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX

Executive Officer                                                                                                                 Jan 2009 – Jan 2010

Assistant to Commanding General Air Force Recruiting; executes programs for 2.6K members across 1.2 facilities

Protocol for Sec of AF/Chief of Staff AF & vital to Senate Armed Service Committee testimony/Capitol Hill visits

Authored all Commander Briefs to include State of Command to 2K personnel-Commander rated as #1/15 Majors

 

Langley AFB, VA and Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX

Chief Force Generation Center (FGC)                                                                              Jun 2005 – Jan 2009

Responsible for sourcing 2,000+ deployment manpower requirements for DOD Combatant Commanders annually

Ran Hurricane Katrina relief sourcing by managing 150 critical slots that support 21K people & 10K aircraft flights

Boss rated #1/10 action Officers; handpicked to lead small team that moved entire Center from Virginia to Texas

 

 

 

 

Andersen AFB, Guam

Chief Airfield Operations Division                                                                                                May 2003 – Jun 2005

Responsible to Commander US Forces Pacific for all aerospace operations to include several coalition operations

Head US air planner for exercises with Thailand, Singapore, and Australia which executed over 3,600 flight missions

Sole Air Traffic Control US planner with India, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodian, Australia, & Indonesia authorities

Rep to FAA, sole airspace planner for largest live-fire exercise, liaison in Thai command center for Presidential visit

 

Andersen AFB, Guam

Aide-de-Camp                                                                                                                       Apr 2002 - May 2003

Aide to war fighter 2 Star General-deployed twice on USS Blue Ridge for exercises and excuting the war on terror

From travel arrangements to coordination with host countries-true force multiplier behind the scenes for America

Shined in relations with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Palau, Australia, India, Wake Island, Philippines, and Japan

 

Andersen AFB, Guam

Airfield Operations Flight Commander                                                                            Apr 2001 – Apr 2002

Lead team of 30 which ensured safe flow of over 30,000 flight ops; USAF rep to FAA for all military airspace issues Built the air defense of Guam from scratch with Japanese Defense Force, FAA, USMC after 911 attacks; bosses #1

 

Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Systems Officer, Airfield Operations Flight                                                                     Aug 1998 – Apr 2001

Assisted Commander in managing $25M worth of equipment/100 personnel & $77K budget as resource advisor

Assisted in oversight of 240K aircraft annual operations and a $42M in construction projects all on time and budget

 

US Navy - Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL

Joint Training US Navy Navigator                                                                    May 1996 – Aug 1998

 

 

ADDITIONAL DUTY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Emergency Operations Center Director                                                                                                  

47th FTW Laughlin AFB Emergency Operations Center Director 15-present; water outage, hail storm, power outage

78th ABW Robins AFB Emergency Operations Center Dir. 11-15; Exercises to “Have a Blessed Day” controversy

AETC Headquarters Emergency Operations Center Director 2010 – 2011 under the AETC/CC & AETC/A3 CC

 

Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

Environmental Management System Team Chairperson                                                               Jun 15 – Oct 2017

Managing environmental safety and occupational health objectives for the entire installation of 5.7K base personnel

Leads staff of 18 personnel meeting the needs of the base, state, federal regulations & agencies to include 808 bldgs

Reduced risk with actions that have minimized waste, prevented mistakes-leading to a leaner more effective process  

 

Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

Source Selection Evaluation Board Chairperson                                                                 Sept 16 – Oct 2017

Base Ops Support Contract lead-appointed team members & ensured members were skilled, experienced, trained

Leads team of 8 technicians, programing team chief, & 2 member contracting team across 3 distinct organizations

Evaluated 100 page proposals from corporations across America to award a $87M contract that supports the base

 

Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

Security Forces Commander                                                                                             Feb 2017 – Apr 2017

When Commander was removed, Base Commander entrusted me with Command to repair the 120-personnel unit

Turned unit on brink of disaster into one of the most awarded units on base; Airmen excited to be Defenders again

 

 

 

Bagram AB, Bagram, Afghanistan

Deputy Operational Support Commander                                                                                   May 2012 – Nov 2012

Built plan and led team 24/7 as first responder to 22 airfield attacks, enabled airfield to return to combat operations

Directed 7 organizations and 60 personnel who supported over 50K air combat missions at DOD’s busiest Airfield

 

New Braunfels, TX

Airport Advisory Board Member                                                                                        Jun 2006 – Jun 2008

Elected as Board Member by City Council to help their small airfield with challenges with FAA funding and growth

Won award for FAA $117M runway extension, built hangar leases plan, and 10-year outlook to develop cargo ops

 

Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL                                                                                         

Senior Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Airspace Director                                                  Jun 2010- Aug 2010

Ensured flight safety for 135 aircraft operations daily; President Obama called direct to thank his 10 personnel team

Team worked with FAA, Customs and Border Patrol, Fish and Wildlife Services, State Reps, and British Petroleum

 

United Nations General Assembly, New York City, NY                    

Airspace Director                                                                         Sep 2011 – Oct 2011 and Sep 2010 – Oct 2010

Provided Airspace security for 100+ global leaders; called civil aircraft out of airspace minutes before shot down

Immediate response to a Secret Service helicopter crash resulted in safe rescue of all personnel and limited panic

Decisive action averted disaster and international incident with Air Force One and Iranian Prime Minister’s aircraft

 

Banda Ache, Indonesia                                                                                                       

Airspace Director                                                                                                                 Dec 2004 – Feb 2005

First flight on scene to start massive recovery effort after the largest loss of life in one day of human history (230K)

Lead US tsunami disaster relief ops for first week with 11 nation team; largest disaster relief effort in US history

Built Airspace Control Plan and helicopter ops plan all while running ground ops at the destroyed civilian airport

 

Tyndall Air Operations Center, Panama City, FL

Airspace Director                                                                                                            Multiple Deployments

Led FAA/DoD airspace process for airline intercepts by fighters at US Homeland Defense Operations Center

Quick crisis response scrambled fighters for airspace violations, cockpit fight, aircraft fire, and Shuttle launches

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

Air War College (Masters)

 

Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

Air Command and Staff College

 

Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

Squadron Officer School

 

Michigan State University

Masters in Community Service

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus

Bachelors in Aerospace Science with Minor in Air Traffic Control and Space Science

 

Guilford Technical Community College

Associates of Applied Science in Aviation

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Active DoD Secret Clearance

Aviation Certificates - PPL, CFI, CFII, Multi Engine

Air Traffic Control – CTO, RAPC

Acquisition experience with AFLCMC and AETC

Foreign Military Sales Certified (FMS)

Aircraft Accident Investigation Course

Civilian Airspace Management Course

Airfield Driving

DoD IAA CyberAwareness Challenge

Human Relations

Protecting Sensitive Information

Religious Freedom Training

Suicide Prevention

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training Course

Air Force Emergency Management Program Course

Air Force Inspection System

Air Force Risk Management Fundamentals Course

Biometrics Awareness

Managers` Internal Control Program - Assessable Unit Managers

Continuous Process Improvement Orientation

Chief of the Office of Record Training

Communication Engagement Training for Deploying Warfighters

DOD Combating Trafficking in Persons

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations Course

Environmental Management System - General Awareness

Free Exercise of Religion - Supervisor Trng

Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act Training

Professional and Unprofessional Relationships

Good Listening and Active Constructive Responding

Interpersonal Problem Solving

Suicide Awareness: Frontline Supervisor's Training

DoD Information Assurance Awareness

 

NOTABLE AWARDS and DECORATIONS

# 1 of 47 LtCol’s - Latest Rating by Maj General 2016

Coast Guard Special Operations Award 2010

USAF Air Traffic Control Team of the Year 2001 and 2002

Pacific Airfield Operations Officer of the Year 2001

Pacific Airfield Team of the Year 1998 and 2000

5 Meritorious Service Medals

2 Air Force Commendation Medals

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

2 AF Outstanding Unit Awards

AF Organizational Excellence Award

Humanitarian Service Medal