Forward-thinking project manager and team leader, proficient in generating high-quality research, development and test evaluation work. Talented at leveraging tenacious approach and strong attention to detail to drive success. Task-oriented and performance-driven with excellent organizational, multitasking and problem-solving abilities. Focused on using training, monitoring and morale-building techniques to maximize employee engagement and performance.
Senior Adviser to the Executive Director on a variety of projects dealing with capability gap assessments, development of operational requirements, and technology development for defense and security sectors.
The Patuxent Partnership/ Oct 2016 -April 2020
Performed duties as Intergovernmental Personnel Act program manager with The Patuxent Partnership for the Detection Technology Center (DTC) Redstone Arsenal, AL in direct support of Headquarters Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T), Office of Innovations and Collaboration (OIC), Office of National Laboratories (ONL), Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL)/DTC and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checked baggage and checkpoint programs.
Served as engineering test control officer and subject matter expert pertaining to homemade explosives (HMEs) for the center's explosives detection testing operation working hand-in-hand with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) Improvised Explosive Detection and Synthesis (TIEDS) Unit.
Provided leadership, oversight, administrative guidance, and technology research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) in support of Transportation Security Equipment (TSE) technologies for TSA.
Responsible for program execution to ensure completion of all testing milestones according to prepared project plans.
DHS S&T representative in the Counter-Improvised Threat Collaboration Center (C3) - a Five Eyes (FVEY) Whole of Governments (multi-agency, multi-disciplinary) Center of Excellence for sharing information and providing allies a single entity with global visibility to detect, deter, and prevent improvised threats; interact with partner nations along with other US government agencies to include the DoD, Army G38, Army NGIC, SOCOM, JIDO, FBI WMDD, FBI TEDAC, CISA, and CBP.
While assigned in the C3, interacted with the FBI's Intelligence Unit on biometric data received in theater. Valuable biometric data ensured the safety of deployed personnel and civilian citizens worldwide.
Tracked financial data, analyzed trends, and provided status reports to the client.
Provided status updates to the government client through weekly telecommunications to ensure quality of work are up to the client's expectation.
As Chief of Safety, authored over 100 standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety plans, operating instructions (OIs), test plans, security, emergency action and chemical hygiene plans. Ensured all assigned personnel are trained in all aspects of the Tyndall Reaction Materials Group (TRMG)'s operation. As test engineer for TRMG, collaborated with the group's resident chemist to research and generate test plans, to generate test data for the client.
Performed duties as Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (SHEMS) Coordinator, a DHS S&T program mandated by Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade; responsible for managing the program to ensure conformance with the requirements of International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 14001 and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Z-10.
Provided outstanding customer service - professional, timely, going above and beyond the client's expectation.
Established rapport with clients by being trustworthy, where clients need not be present when services are performed.
Expanded the business by adding a home improvement service at the request of clients.
20+ years in the United States Air Force (USAF) as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician and team leader.
Superintendent of two EOD contingency training sites, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida and Ramstein Air Base, Germany - trained over 1000 EOD technicians tactics, techniques, and procedures prior to their deployment to combat zones.
Along with performing duties as team leader when deployed, I managed multi-million dollar budget and ensured all EOD equipment are accounted for and in serviceable condition.
Awarded Master EOD Technician Badge and certified Master Training Instructor by USAF Air Education and Training Command and Naval School EOD (NAVSCOLEOD), instructed EOD students at NAVSCOLEOD Indian Head, Maryland.
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