AC-130 SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT; PRODUCT TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Bachelor of Arts : Geography, English Minor, May 2005University of Texas
Master of Science : Project Management GIS, December 2016Northeastern UniversityProject Management GIS
Certificate : Lean Six Sigma, December 2015Villanova University
AC-130 Subject Matter Expert; Product Training and Development Specialist April 2015 to January 2016L-3 Force X － Nashville, TN
Train aircrew mission management software features, applications, uses; initial training and release differences Create and update customer training materials and documentation for field use by multiple team members Subject matter expert: tactical aircraft/weapons employment; assist developers in creating operator-focused results Critical participant in two Force X program teams during Scrum process as a former operational specialist/instructor Key member of Demo Room capabilities development team; creating in-house training space for customer training Developed initial design concept/outline for student electronic workbook during company training transformation.
Design Engineer III Sensor Operator II December 2012 to April 2015L-3 Vertex Aerospace － Greenville, Texas
Instructed and operated hardware and software interface programs on ISR aircraft to include Brimstone and Sentry Managed, operated, and diagnosed malfunctions on sensitive mission equipment payload in King Air 350 platform Responsible for harmonization of 4 crewmembers and aircraft capabilities to provide battlefield intelligence and surveillance Provide real-time intelligence information to CENTCOM command and control and battlefield commanders Eligible for worldwide travel and required to accept assignments to operate in austere and harsh environments Trained and certified on two different mission delivery systems in less than a fourth of the recommended syllabus duration.
Special Operations Program Manager June 2005 to December 2012United States Air Force Special Operations Command － Hurlburt Field, Florida
AC-130H Spectre Gunship Instructor Navigator (Top Secret/SCI Clearance, February 2011 re-investigation Special Operations Aviation Program Manager; responsible to Air Force Special Operations Command for AC-130 participation in exercise and combat operations.
Deliverables--combat firepower and aircrew ready to deliver desired effects to ground force commander anywhere in the world within 30 seconds of requested Time-on-target.
Initiated, planned, and executed successful worldwide and stateside related projects for 8 US Air Force assets worth $185 million each.
Project plans included aircraft movements, systems testing and integration, risk management, and exercise support while leading a 15 member staff during project life-cycle.
Adherence to very strict budget and time constraints on every project, project success ensured by complying with project management plan and leadership of planning staff.
During Operation Enduring Freedom, managed 10 personnel for initiating and planning future mission development based on minimal commander guidance.
Multi-agency coordination and teamwork resulted in hundreds of Special Operations tactical victories.
Initiated planning, risk management and executed travel and logistics for 1 week off-station combat requirement at an unfamiliar base within the Central Command area of operations.
Planning resulted in successfully executing movement of 30 personnel and $185M asset while maintaining combat capability and operations.
Orchestrated complex logistical requirements for aircraft, personnel, and supplies at multiple, geographically remote sites with zero delays or shortages.
Senior ranking officer and lead military project planner for a high-visibility foreign training mission in South Korea.
Led 4 Airmen and 2 government contractors on two-week exercise support mission at Osan Airbase.
Created and presented PowerPoint presentation on aircraft systems utilization and capabilities to US and foreign military forces.
Managed training schedule for 120+ military members training in emergency close air support simulator during operational exercise over two-week period.
Synchronized complex and constantly changing requirements for aircrew on thirty-plus training exercises supporting Special Operations ground forces.
Planning culminated in successful completion of required training for hundreds of combat forces.
Attention to detail of planning process and risk assessment led to zero mishaps and ensured customer satisfaction with deliverables.
Liaison Officer for 20+ planning conferences and exercises supporting Special Operations Forces requiring travel and face-to-face, customer interaction.
Personal meetings and communication served as springboard for initiation of exercise project planning.
Quality Assurance led to highest satisfaction rating of our organization in the eyes of Special Operations customer between three competing organizations.
Squadron Executive Officer Subject Matter Expert
Project Management and planning skills translated into Commander's #1 choice for Squadron Executive Officer.
Responsible for personnel actions of 165 member organization, time and schedule management of commander's calendar, and daily administrative duties required of the Squadron Commander.
Reviewed and revised award citations including two Headquarters US Air Force level award recipients.
Managed schedule of squadron member's performance reports for further approval and submission into the member's permanent military records file.
Oversight and control of schedule led to greater than 98% on-time rating for performance reports to Headquarters Air Force Personnel Command.
Personnel actions consisted of executing a 365 day, rotating schedule of more than 165 squadron member's performance reports and military awards.
Guaranteed adherence to quality standards outlined in Air Force personnel action regulations with less than 3% discrepancies for final products.
Experience operating in extremely harsh conditions, under physical and mental stress, required to multi-task with lives of aircrew and Special Operations ground forces at risk.
Monitored critical mission information in a fast-paced and constantly unpredictable environment.
Directed information/situational awareness to Special Operations ground forces with only voice communication.
1800+ AC-130 hours providing armed overwatch and close air support for US and Coalition Special Operations Forces.
Nearly 200 combat missions and 600-plus combat hours during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Responsible for critical link in firing chain: confirming targets to pilot prior to engagement with lethal fires.
Led multiple presentations for Special Operators unfamiliar with AC-130 tactics, techniques, and procedures during initial deployment training.
Established AC-130 specific procedures for utilizing new SATCOM radio increasing situational awareness.
Navigation Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Basic Navigator Initial Qualification, Randolph AFB, TX.
Distinguished Graduate, Air Force C-130 Navigator Initial Qualification, Little Rock AFB, AR.
Subject Matter Expert for JTIDS/Link-16 Operational Test, Installation and Implementation program.
Instrumental as Navigation SME for AC-130 mission computer and fire control firmware upgrade.
Operational flight-test member for APN-241weather and ground mapping radar upgrade to AC-130.
Instructor of academics and flight training responsible for grooming new AC-130H Navigators.
Developed detail-oriented strategic plans for training and qualification of new aircrew members.
Project Manager for installation of $350K radio suite to enhance Squadron's data-link training program.