My work experience includes military, state department and corporate. In the military I have had a successful career as an aviation officer and a foreign affairs officer. During my 30 years in the military I became a strategic level leader with the ability to get things done and a motivating supervisor with a long history of successful leadership positions. During a 2 year tour with the State Department I was a diplomat and a foreign affairs officer directing a number of assistance and cooperation programs at the US Embassy in Albania. Finally, I had a successful career as a stockbroker for 11 years. During that time I was in the military part time, in the reserves.
As a result I have gained a great deal of leadership experience in different environments while maintaining requirements necessary to be a qualified blackhawk helicopter pilot.
Foreign Affairs Officer. Directs State Partnership Program (SPP) between New Jersey and Albania. Plans, coordinates, directs & executes approved military to military activities. Serves as an advisor to NJNG Adjutant General and NJNG Command Group on SPP related matters. Accomplishes a range of duties & responsibilities including logistical planning, resource management, budgeting, strategic planning & working with foreign & U.S. Government agencies & Embassy Country Teams. Coordinates with Department of State (DoS), Department of Defense (DoD), National Guard Bureau (NGB), Foreign Militaries & Dignitaries, civilian agencies (foreign & domestic), internal staffs, & NJNG Senior Leadership. Maintains administrative records, attends planning forums & reports on SPP activities. Supplements program management guidance with State processes & procedures for administering the SPP, assesses State military capabilities for SPP activities & coordinates within the State to ensure all resources are executed or returned. Coordinates with my counterpart in Albania, Bilateral Affairs Officer (BAO), NGB & the NJNG Senior Leadership to schedule, plan, coordinate & execute SPP activities.
Executive Officer of an Aviation Battalion for a one year deployment to Kosovo in support of Operation joint Guardian, including all activities for pre deployment and post deployment. The battalion consisted of 450 Soldiers, 4 Lakota helicopters, 26 Blackhawk helicopters and all the equipment required to support the flying program. Managed all staff sections to include standardization, administration, personnel, supply, logistics, intelligence, operations, training, aviation medicine, information technology, aviation maintenance and safety. Second in command, assuming command responsibility in the absence of the commander as necessary. Qualified blackhawk helicopter pilot.
Responsible for the effectiveness of the NJARNG aviation training and operations program. Serves as an Army aviation training and operations advisor to the State Army Aviation Officer (SAAO) Serves as liaison and subject matter expert with all Federal, State, local and military organizations concerning matters relevant to army aviation support. Responsible for army aviation training and operations readiness. Manages and resources NJARNG aviation operations, training and standardization programs to optimize the readiness of units and crewmembers to accomplish warfighting and homeland security missions. In coordination with the NJARNG SAAO, establishes Army aviation training goals, objectives and policies. Ensures the NJARNG flight hour program is fully executed. Full time support Supervisor for 28 full time employees. Supervised all aviation operations for support to relief efforts because of Hurricane Sandy.
Developing Organizations and Leaders
Managing Army Change
Leadership Concepts and Communicative Skills
US Army Aviator requirements to include helicopter flight school, flight fundamentals, aviation physiology, aviation logistics, aviation medicine, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) school, communication procedures and basic aviation tactics.
an introduction to Security Cooperation and how defense industry plays a role in fulfilling partner nation needs
Corporate Banking and Brokerage Production
For approximately 11 years I managed two careers as a full time Financial Advisor and a part time Aviation Officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. While I was a Financial Advisor for Wachovia Securities LLC, I averaged in excess of $800,000 in annual personal production, managed in excess of $75M, Supervised 10 Brokers, supervised 40 Series 6 Representatives and held licenses to include the Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63 and Life & Health.
Bilateral Affairs Officer, Diplomat, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, Tirana, Albania
During this assignment I managed a number of Security Assistance and Cooperation programs to include Humanitarian Assistance, International Military Education & Training, Foreign Military Funding and Sales, Military Partnership Program. The personnel I managed included a team of local nationals and U.S. Military as well as a Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) contracting team.
Accomplishments for the Humanitarian Assistance program included the supervision of the construction of a Middle School, Library and Mine Victims Shelter. Through the International Military Education and Training program we sent some 50 Albanian Soldiers to U.S. Professional Development Schools in addition to English Language Training. Using the Foreign Military Funding and Sales program I was able to supervise the procurement and training of rescue equipment, Coast Guard boats and Utility Helicopters. The Military Partnership Program allowed for bilateral training for the Albanian Military and other regional countries requiring coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. European Command, The U.S. Embassy Albania and the New Jersey Army National Guard.
• American Marketing Association
• Army & Navy Club Member
• American Legion Member
• Holy Family Church Parishioner
• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Officer
• National Guard Officer Association Member
• National Guard Enlisted Association Member
• South of South Neighborhood Association
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