Team Building ~ Training & Development ~ Operations Management
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Offering dynamic track record in the US Air Force, with comprehensive background in management and technology. ~ Effectively define, develop and implement targeted action plans to maximize productivity and efficiency. ~ Strong leader who excels in recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and directing top-performing teams. ~ Dynamic communication, presentation, relationship building and problem-solving abilities. ~ Effectively establish, cultivate and manage critical relationships with key decision makers and strategic partners. ~ Highly versatile; quickly master new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments. ~ Top Secret Security Clearance.
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Squadron Officer College, Air University, Maxwell AFB AL 2007-Present
Commandant, Air and Space Basic Course
Contribute dynamic leadership skills in overseeing all aspects of daily operations of over 3,900 USAF officers and DoD civilian students, as well as 78 faculty members.
Directly lead, mentor and motivate students in 6 squadrons and an annual academic program encompassing 5 demanding 6-week courses with 270 hours of instruction, playing an instrumental role in the development of top performing team members.
Develop and implement educational activities, while promoting the development of health, welfare and morale of all Line of the Air Force lieutenants and select DoD civilians.
Apply advanced communication and interpersonal relation skills toward collaborating closely with Squadron Officer College (SOC) staff and Squadron Officer School leadership to provide current and relevant, world-class PME to junior CGOs.
United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB IL 2005-2007
Chief, Deployment Distribution Operations Center, J3
Spearheaded the planning, execution, logistics, and operational activities of USTRANSCOM and its component commands, with strong focus on optimizing productivity and efficiency.
Exhibited solid leadership qualities in overseeing 90 active and reserve personnel in providing air, sea and land transportation to satisfy Presidential, OSD, combatant command, Joint Staff, and multi-Service requirements.
Demonstrated detail orientation and critical thinking skills in preparing and providing daily ops updates to the CDR USTRANSCOM and the worldwide DOD Community.
United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB IL 2004-2005
Chief, Air Operations Branch, J3
Strategically planned and coordinated 25-member multi-service team to maximize use of resources while meeting warfighting transportation requirements.
Illustrated strong communication and organizational skills in serving as primary point of contact in providing airlift for contingency operations, force rotations, natural disasters, Quick/Rapid Response Forces and CJCS exercise in support of all combatant commands.
Led J3 s global war on terrorism (GWOT) Detainee Movement Operations (DMO) program, vital to supporting operations and ensuring success.
As Lead Trainer, ensured RC/AC Air Staff are properly educated on all training programs, policies and procedures.
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United States Forces, Japan, and Fifth Air Force, Yokota AB
Executive Officer to the Commander
Efficiently scheduled and coordinated Commander s calendars and travel plans and delegated assignments to administrative staff, optimizing utilization of human capital and operational resources.
Maintained full accountability for communicating Commander s taskings, maintaining a suspense control system, monitoring timely completion of taskings, and providing a final quality assurance check.
Draft, edit and prepare official letters and correspondences, ensuring accuracy and timely completion.
9th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB CA 1998-2001
Commanded 1 of only 4 active duty KC-10 squadrons of over 140 personnel in direct support of the DoD.
Resourcefully ensured a mission-ready mobility force of flight crews, life support, medical and administrative personnel to operate in a contingency/wartime role; trained aircrews for joint service and contingency ops and for deployment.
Operations Officer, KC-10 Instructor Aircraft Commander (1998-2000)
Managed the assignment and readiness of over 130 KC-10 crew members and 10 Life Support Technicians operating the multi-million dollar KC-10 aircraft in direct support of worldwide aerial-refueling and strategic airlift missions.
Steered the development of plans and procedures for training aircrews for joint service and contingency operations.
Relied upon to assume all Squadron Commander duties in his absence.
KC-10 Aircraft Commander - 9th Air
Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB CA
Deputy Assistant for Senior Officer Management
- Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command,
Randolph AFB TX
Aide-de-Camp, Assistant Executive Officer to the Commander - Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB TX
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Master of Science in National Security Strategy - National War College, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
Master of Science in
Business Management - Webster University, St Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science in Business Management - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Air War College (Seminar), Maxwell AFB, AL
United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth KS
Squadron Officer s School, Maxwell AFB AL
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