Field Grade Military Officer skilled at leading teams to achieve critical mission success. Experienced university-level educator teaching 400 level courses to senior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets and developing detailed Lesson Plans for outcomes-based ROTC curriculum.
- Recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2011).
- Awarded two Bronze Star Medals (2006 and 2009 for meritorious service during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Responsible for a Cadet battalion of over 100 Cadets and 10 cadre and staff at Arkansas State University. Responsible for recruiting, developing, inspiring and commissioning future U.S. Army officers. Performs duties as the Department Chairman of the Military Science Department and Professor of Military Science. Coordinates with local Veteran, campus and community organizations in areas pertaining to the U.S. Army. Supervises, leads, motivates, enforces standards and trains the battalion staff to ensure mission success. Coordinates with the Arkansas State University Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Athletic Director, Senior leaders of the Arkansas Army National Guard and the Arkansas Congressional legislative delegation for resources to provide quality training for Cadets. Responsible for the organizations internal management control program, budget, Cadet contracting and pay issues, marketing and advertising and public affairs. primary coach, trainer and mentor to senior Cadets.
Exceeded our mission requirements 3 out of 4 years and worked with the university, legislators, the Governor and alumni to influence Cadet Command and the Army to retain Arkansas State University ROTC as a viable program.
Senior-level (O-6 Colonel) leadership position leading a team of seven military and civilian specialists that planned, developed and directed the USSOCOM J2's Security Force Assistance (SFA) and Security Cooperation (SC) programs to build and improve Special Operations, counterterrorism and Intelligence capacities in over 45 foreign allied military services and agencies. Coordinated and synchronized Special Operations Forces (SOF) intelligence SFA support to all seven Theater Special Operations Commands. Coordinated and managed legislative liaison activities for Congressional appropriations and allocations approvals for over $500 million in Foreign Military Sales and SC to allied SOF.
Division G2 Intelligence Directorate senior leader responsible for the timely, relevant, accurate and predictive intelligence for the Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division/Combined Joint Task Force 101 while deployed to Regional Command East, Operation Enduring Freedom theater in Afghanistan. Responsible to lead and supervise 185 military and civilian intelligence officers and analysts in 11 different sections of the various intelligence disciplines. Responsible for the accurate and timely publication of multiple daily intelligence reports, including a section in the President's Daily Briefing. Devised, developed and activated the "Inter-Agency" concept by integrating national civilian intelligence agency analysts into the organization. Coordinated and synchronized intelligence efforts with Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and the entire Southwest Asia region.
Provided detailed intelligence Briefings to the U.S. President, Vice President, Secretaries of Defense and the Army, Secretary of State and over two dozen Congressional Delegations including the Speaker of the House, when they visited our headquarters on Bagram Airfield. Traveled extensively to Forward Operating Bases and Combat Outposts to acquire first-hand knowledge on the enemy and terrain. Briefed the US Ambassadors to both Afghanistan and Pakistan while serving as a member of the Afghan-Pakistan-NATO Tripartite investigation into a border incident involving the Pakistan military.
Senior Intelligence Officer for a 6,000 Soldier Brigade deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Supervised and led 22 Soldiers and 4 civilians in providing timely, accurate and relevant intelligence about the enemy, weather and terrain to the Brigade Commander and six subordinate battalions. Responsible for transforming the Brigade S2 shop from the antiquated Air-Land Battle doctrine to the new Modular Combat Brigade Team concept, which included enhanced, secure satellite communications, digital topography and mapping capabilities and Unmanned Ariel Systems.
Successfully completed a 15 month combat deployment to Iraq; traveled to Washington DC to assist the Brigade Commander in briefing the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding our successes in combat. Awarded a Bronze Star Medal.
Minor in Broadcast Journalism
Minor in Aviation
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