Lieutenant, Nuclear Power Surface Warfare Officer, 05/2007 － 04/2013United States Navy
Lead/train 23-person team in proper operation and maintenance of nuclear reactor aboard $6.3 billion nuclear propelled aircraft supercarrier.
Lead 75 Sailors during multimillion dollar in-port maintenance periods for nuclear propulsion plant equipment.
Lead 97 Sailors in damage control efforts during casualty incidences on supercarrier.
Train 270 reactor department personnel on nuclear power theory and operational requirements.
Led 20 Sailors in safe operation of nuclear propulsion plant, resulting in zero incidents in 9 months of underway operations, including 6-month overseas deployment and 6 foreign port visits.
Trained and led 20-Sailor watch team through 4 inspections in 50% compressed time frame; graded as "Best" of 8 Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) watch teams.
Led development of new divisional administrative process; improved ORSE divisional administration grade from "significantly below average" to "average plus" within 9 months.
Trained/led team in safe start-up of 2 reactors following 5-month maintenance; completed operational testing in 70% compressed time frame, becoming first Atlantic supercarrier to complete on time in 5 years.
Revised and improved qualification standard for hundreds of current and future Sailors; decreased communication errors by 20% during complex evolutions and casualty scenarios.
Qualified Propulsion Plant Watch Officer 25% ahead of schedule with "impressive oral board performance"; lauded by commanding officer as "a natural leader" and as "must promote" with only 7 months at rank.
Attended 24-week Advanced Nuclear Power Course and 6-month Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator Course.
Led 10 Sailors in safe navigation of guided missile cruiser for 13 months, including 6-month overseas deployment.Led 9 Sailors in preventative and corrective maintenance of ship weapons systems.Ordered, inventoried, and maintained administrative custody of multimillion dollar ordnance varieties.Administered $10,000 of funds for 40-person wardroom.Led 10 Sailors in preparation for and successful completion of Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) Fire Exercise; achieved highest ever score by guided missile cruiser (95.3%).Planned/led/executed first-ever joint NSFS Fire Exercise utilizing 2 F-18 aircraft as spotters in direct contact with NSFS team; revealed new way to coordinate surface to ground explosive ordnance delivery.Developed new ordnance accounting process; resulted in 99.99% score in Conventional Ordnance Safety Review; graded by inspectors as "best arms, ammunition, and explosives accounting on the waterfront." Qualified Officer of the Deck as first of 6 officers; successfully and safely navigated ship in and out of 6 foreign ports and during 3 major strait transits during 6-month overseas deployment without incident.Developed metrics and tracked casualty reports to determine most commonly failed parts on 22 guided missile cruisers; increased overall cruiser class operational readiness from 75% to over 90%.Attended 4-week Naval Surface Warfare Officer School (Top 20%); spent 6 months in temporary duty in cruiser class squadron analyzing, researching, and mitigating cruiser maintenance readiness issues.
2007United States Naval Academy － Annapolis, Maryland, USABachelor of ScienceQuantitative Economics
Graduate Level Engineering Courses 2010
Naval Nuclear Power School
High School: National Honor Society; Honor Graduate; Peoria Journal Star Scholar Athlete; Senior Class President; Varsity Football (Captain, All-Conference); Varsity Baseball (Captain); Varsity Basketball; Varsity Golf; Scholastic Bowl Team (Captain); School Spirit Group (Founder).
High School: National Honor Society; Honor Graduate; Peoria Journal Star Scholar Athlete; Senior Class President; Varsity Football (Captain, All-Conference); Varsity Baseball (Captain); Varsity Basketball; Varsity Golf; Scholastic Bowl Team (Captain); School Spirit Group (Founder); Worked 30 hours per week summers.
College: Wardroom Officer; Squad Leader; Intramural (Football [Captain], Softball [Captain], Field Ball).