LEADERSHIP PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT AVIATION OPERATIONS FOREIGN POLICY Agile leader with 15 years of experience delivering creative solutions to complex business challenges based on Project Management methodology providing products or services within scope, time and budget. Recognized throughout career for influencing cross-functional teams; delivering from initiation to delivery; developing schedules and milestones, assigning resources, work breakdown structures, conflict resolution, and relaying project status to executive managers, clients and stakeholders. Exceptional interpersonal relationship, coaching, mentoring, performance appraisal, employee conflict resolution, and verbal and written communication skills. Extensive Microsoft products skills. CORE COMPETENCIES Program & Project Management Analytical Problem Solving Skills Client Relationship Management Team Building & Development Strategic Leadership & Vision Executive Communications Financial & Resource Management Continuous Process Improvement
Cross-Functional Leadership and Program Management - Directed 7 cross functional teams for two large (>$225M) aircraft avionics modernization programs; simultaneously delivered high-risk air refueling/mobility services during upgrade meeting 100% of control times for 400 clients; twice achieved mandated 7,000 hour flying program to 100% completion compared to 8 sister units that fell well short.
Solutions Management - Resolved escalating Defense Threat Reduction Agency's nuclear inspection operations costs; met 100% of agency's requirement (18 inspections/year in Russia) and saved client $1,000,000/year; unique solution increased unit's aircraft availability rate by 11% to conduct training.
Skilled Communicator - Negotiated nuclear weapons treaty as part of President's national security strategy; delivered treaty in one year when predecessor treaty took 10 years; reduced delivery vehicles by 50% and warheads by 30%; provided expert advice during Senate ratification debate; now U.S.
Deputy Staff Director and Acting Staff Director01/2012 to 01/2014Nuclear Risk Reduction Center
Led National Communication System for over 14 international arms control and non-proliferation agreements; managed 24/7 Center that informed policy executives; negotiated new agreements with international partners.
Led 4-year, $7M Information Technology & Human Resource Modernization Program; achieved 30% reduction in labor costs by tailoring contract; drove innovative solutions; developed corrective actions; managed project risks and key customer deliverables; delivered program deliverable - first-class Communications Center to client within scope, on time and within budget.
Comeau Page 2 firstname.lastname@example.org (321)626-9695 Exceeded processing rates by 25% from previous 25-year highs while maintaining 100% translation accuracy by maximizing human-software interface and quality control in 24/7 operations Center.
Managed complex project to establish secure video tele-conferencing between the U.S., France, and United Kingdom; directed multi-agency, cross-functional team delivering tele-conferencing capability; provided strategic input and controlled cost and technical performance; met 100% of client's needs.
Director01/2011 to 01/2012Host Nation Coordination Cell
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director01/2008 to 01/2011Al Udeid Air BaseDoha, Qatar
Central Command's Executive Agent for engaging the state of Qatar on all military issues affecting all U.S.
forces in country and mission supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; developed strategic impact.
Saved over $1,000,000 in transportation, training and replacement costs by reducing deportations by over 51% per month (from 30 to less than 10) for 25,000 monthly passengers; led rigorous quality assurance and process improvement developing new processing procedures and media campaign.
Negotiated $10M runway and several hangar construction projects supporting wartime operations; developed solution for growing hazardous waste removal creating safer environment for 10,000 personnel; created solution to import blood supplies providing resources that saved soldiers' lives.
Led office responsible for policy development and the negotiation, compliance and implementation of conventional, nuclear and weapons of mass destruction international arms control treaties and executive agreements.
Negotiated new nuclear arms treaty with Russia; served as Senior Military Officer on U.S.
Delegation in Geneva, Switzerland; led 16 multi-functional experts; answered Congressional inquiries; drafted and edited 12 fact sheets; readied Senate for ratification debate; achieved Presidential policy priority.
Resolved 15-year missile compliance issue ensuring the issue did not reappear during follow-on treaty negotiations; led exhibit of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile front section for Russian observers; developed observation protocol and led multi-functional military expert team.
Enhanced bilateral nuclear security by engineering first-ever B-2 heavy bomber exhibition for Russia; developed viewing angles, stand-off distance and inspection protocol for Russian treaty inspectors.
Commander/Pilot and Director of Operations01/2003 to 01/2007909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air BaseOkinawa, Japan
Led combat-ready KC-135R aircrew to support operations and all levels of conflict in the Pacific Theater; aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, Presidential support and reconnaissance/intelligence support missions.
Award-Winning Program Management; led aviation program with $20M annual budget, $16M real property and $840M in resource assets and 124 employees; directed 230 medical evacuation missions - saved 355 lives, 250 priority intelligence support missions, supported 16 international exercises; developed, coordinated and implemented first-ever Japanese F-15 air refueling training.
Led $225M KC-135R avionics modernization program (PACER CRAG); trained aircrew on new systems procedures; coordinated fire/rescue training; facilitated problem solving; integrated safety features into risk assessments; conducted performance reviews; objectives completed on time/within budget.
Project Management Professional, Program Management Institute2015Air War College, Montgomery AFBAlabama
Masters: Strategic Studies2008Strategic Studies
Masters: Military Operational Art2001Air Command and Staff College, Montgomery AFBAlabamaMilitary Operational Art
Masters: Human Resource Management1999Wilmington CollegeDover, DEHuman Resource Management
Bachelors: Aerospace Engineering1988University of FloridaGainesville, FLAerospace Engineering
U.S. Department of State
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