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- Dynamic Multibillion-Dollar Program Director who makes sound decisions to reflect positively on organizational planning, program, and operations initiatives in alignment with an employer s vision, xxxxxxlue, and goals, and who works to attain a competitive adxxxxxxntage via solutions-centric critical thinking talents for insightful, change-driven results.
- Visionary Professional who rises above globally based challenges to achieve winning outcomes, including quickly adapting to evolving scenarios to optimize resources and reach high productivity levels, as well as independently resolving in-depth issues and implementing organizational change to build trust and cooperation among stakeholders.
- Retiring Army Colonel who has engaged with, worked for, briefed, and / or advised senior leaders from small- to medium-sized business-level equixxxxxxlents to C-level executive-level positions within the United States Government.
- Excellent Communicator who develops synergistic relationships with public- / prixxxxxxte-sector leaders, cross-geographical decision-makers, and teams; who excels in fast-paced autonomous and collaborative work environments; and who leads by example and with integrity to inspire key confidence and forge strong teamwork.
Director (2015 Present)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Capitalize on the opportunity to lead a forward-thinking 5-person contractor and government staff responsible for program integration, analysis, and assessment of politically sensitive, congressionally mandated Chemical Demilitarization Program (CDP) with an annual budget of $750+ million as part of $35+ billion (Life Cycle Cost) Acquisition Category ID, Chemical Agent Munition Destruction Defense, including advising executive-level leadership on programmatic budget and policy issues related to the destruction of U.S. chemical weapons stockpiles.
- Spearhead all Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE) while cost-effectively managing expenses, schedules, and performance of the ACWA program, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, and the Recovered Chemical Warfare Munitions program and conducting analysis of costs, schedule, and performance trends.
- Conduct planning, establish priorities, exxxxxxluate alternatives, oversee funding, and assess programmatic feasibility, along with building a consensus among top DoD, service, interagency, and international partner organizations.
Successfully led a defense-wide study to assess DoD s material readiness to eliminate foreign WMDs.
Collaborated across DoD, U.S. interagency, and globally to identify research and develop requirements.
Seamlessly prioritized investments to ensure optimal positioning to dispose of foreign WMDs and materials.
Led the CDP to complete construction and systemization of a multibillion-dollar, first-of-a-kind chemical agent destruction facility in Pueblo, CO, operation of the Army s Explosive Destruction System to safely destroy agent-filled munitions unsuitable for automated processing in main plant, and completed construction and 63% completion of systemization of multibillion-dollar, first-of-a-kind chemical agent destruction facility in Richmond, KY.
Directed engagements across DoD, interagency, and internationally to achieve the first collaborative sharing of elimination efforts to improve burden-sharing and reduce science, technology, research, and development costs.
Division Head (2012 2014)
Joint Staff Strategic Plans & Policy
- Strategically steered four military and three government civilian personnel tasked with providing Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) policy and strategic planning advice to Director, Joint Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, including serving as senior Joint Staff representative on CWMD-related National Security Council Staff and Interagency Policy Committees to provide input in development of national policies / actions.
Chaired / co-chaired bilateral and multilateral engagements with key international partners.
Continually worked to enhance overall national and international capabilities to counter WMD use.
Served as senior Joint Staff representative in the DoD tasked with conducting planning and policy coordination to address politically sensitive and internationally monitored destruction of Syria s declared chemical stockpile.
Director (2009 2012)
United States Army Chemical Depot, Umatilla, OR
- Utilized broad industry knowledge toward directing the safety and welfare of a workforce of 1,250+ government and contract personnel, including managing the safe storage, security, shipment, and destruction of the nation s second largest chemical stockpile while handling installation management and an operating budget of $160 million annually.
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Director (2009 2012)
United States Army Chemical Depot, Umatilla, OR
- Expertly managed 24-hour incident command, response, and assistance using installation fire and emergency services, including integrating emergency management capabilities from Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reserxxxxxxtion, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and 3 county emergency management agencies within 2 states.
- Led government and contract base operations support personnel, equipment, and contracts to maintain $315+ million in installation real property across 22,000 acres, including managing maintenance, repair, minor construction projects, uninterrupted operation, and distribution of utility systems, recycling programs, and fire / emergency services.
- Directed environmental engineering efforts to ensure facilities and installation adhered to local, state, and federal laws / regulations in compliance, clean up, and sustainability, including facilitating environmental compliance, restoration, and clean up, natural and cultural resources, pollution prevention, and water and energy conserxxxxxxtion.
- Developed a communications plan to keep personnel up-to-date of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plans, impacts, and timelines, including effectively negotiating with unions to reach an Impact & Implementation agreement.
Built beneficial relations with federal agencies, state, and local officials (i.e. Governor of Oregon-appointed Reuse Authority, Oregon Adjutant General, and civic leaders) in the active development of a comprehensive BRAC plan.
Supported projected mission growth and closed installation 2 years early to save the government $50+ million.
Led environmental engineering to earn 2011 s Army Material Command Award for environmental stewardship.
Developed and led a robust installation and industry standards safety program to achieve the lowest recordable injury rate in the history of the installation, and received corporate-level recognition for a model safety program.
Sustained a consistent and transparent public affairs outreach program to ensure all local, state, and federal stakeholders were kept aware of operations, issues, and plans, and ultimately achieved full stakeholder support.
Division Head (2008 2009)
3rd Armored Corps, Fort Hood, TX
- Applied strong leadership talents toward mentoring and managing a 13-member staff responsible for comprehensive logistics planning and operations in support of 8 subordinate organizations consisting of 80,000+ personnel.
Successfully developed, implemented, and led the organization s logistics readiness program.
Authored material readiness portion of headquarters Deployment Readiness Vision & Campaign Plan.
Served as the go-to senior logistics representative for corporate-level transformation planning / implementation.
Assistant Manager (2007 2008)
Multi-National Corps, Baghdad, Iraq
- Drove logistics success by assisting corporate headquarters senior manager in coordinating and synchronizing maintenance, transportation, supply, and service functions for 16 subordinate organizations consisting of 165,000+ personnel, including managing a $3.5-billion force modernization program within a hazardous operating environment.
- Collaborated with and synchronized efforts for operational agencies, lifecycle management centers, and national and theater distribution managers to consistently support and execute the DoD s highest contingency acquisition priority.
Directed Foreign Military Sales and displacement of 1,000+ tactical vehicles for transfer to Iraqi Security Forces.
Led vehicle and equipment transfer and implementation of maintenance and parts requisition training for ISF.
Deputy Director (2005 2007)
3rd Armored Corps, Fort Hood, TX ￨ Multi-National Corps, Baghdad, Iraq
- Played a vital role in directing a top-performing operations, logistics, and human resources staff consisting of 50 personnel responsible for training, mentoring, managing, and prioritizing tasks for an organization of 1,100+ personnel.
- Ensured sustainability of logistics and administrative programs by managing routine systems throughout 15-month deployment under hazardous conditions, and supervised planning and operations to deploy the organization overseas.
Cost-effectively managed the organization s $70-million operations and contracting budget.
Led logistics, maintenance, and readiness programs to support 2,400+ personnel and 350 vehicles.
Restructured the organization s $100-million Supply Discipline Program to save $3+ million in 18 months.
Master of Strategic Studies (Distinguished Graduate) United States Army Senior Service College
Bachelor of Arts in Communications Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Joint Professional Military Education Level II ￨ Installation Management ￨ Joint Strategic Planning
Defense Resource Management ￨ Systems Engineering ￨ PPBE ￨ Science & Technology Management ￨ Cost Analysis
Research, Development & Acquisition Management ￨ ICS ￨ Public Speaking ￨ National Security Policy & Strategy ￨ MS Office
Defense Superior Service Medal (2nd Award) ￨ Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award) ￨ Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award) ￨ 2015 s Military Officers Association of America Award for Strategic Research & Writing
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