To obtain a Public Affairs position in a company that encourages and fosters employee growth within the company. Skilled Public Affairs Specialist with more than 14 years of Public Affairs experience in the U.S. Air Force and in joint military environment. Solid background in developing and implementing public affairs plans to promote Air Force policies and positions; publicizing events, change management and other information to a variety of audiences through news and social media venues.
Extensive knowledge of public affairs
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experienced in developing strategic communication plans
Experienced with writing public affairs annexes for Air Force concept of operations and operational plans (CONPLANS/OPLANS)
Effective and comfortable communicating with various groups and individuals
Exceptional ability to develop/maintain professional relationships with community groups and media representatives
Experienced in public affairs events management
Proficient in working on internet and using it as a marketing tool
Experience with working an Air Force BRAC program
Highly experienced in preparing/editing organizational publications for internal and external audiences, including newspapers, pamphlets
Experience with Adobe desk-top publishing
Ability to analyze information
Ability to work closely with Senior Military leaders
Detail oriented self-starter
Secret Security Clearance, expires April 2021
Superintendent06/2010 to CurrentDover, DE
Support strategic communications, social media outreach, and message development for the active duty, retired military, military family members and civilian employees assigned to Dover AFB, DE.
Manage junior staff.
Manage communication product development including articles, fact sheets, senior leader biographies, and communication plans for special events, or new policies and/or processes.
Develops and executes an annual budget.
Increased placement of news and feature articles in newspapers, magazines and with radio and television stations by 34% in two years.
Produce monthly newsletters, weekly fact sheets, brochures, public service announcements, videotape programs, displays and radio actualities, which report consistent, up-to-date information on department activities and findings.
Recommended, developed and host talk show on local radio station, which enhances department's image and increases public awareness and feedback on critical issues.
Designed program that pairs civic leaders with department officials, resulting in improved communication and understanding.
Superintendent06/2007 to 05/2010
Headquarters, Alaskan Command
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Provided Public Affairs support, guidance to Commander and senior bilateral officers of HQ, Alaskan Command, Alaskan NORAD Region, 11th Air Force and Joint Task Force-Alaska.
Managed office budget, personnel and communication issues.
Oversaw service-component PA program for more than 20K U.S.
and Canadian military members in Alaska.
Ran the media analysis program, providing daily reports to the Commander and senior leaders.
Developed strategic communication plans and messages for media.
Media relations liaison during heaviest Russian bomber activity since cold war.
Ensured rapid response to multiple media requests to include providing CNN/FOX with F-15 helmet camera footage of Russian intercept.
Results led to office selection of best in Air Force for 2008.
Key player in Alaskan NORAD Region's participation/recognition of NORAD's 50th Anniversary.
Responsible for developing media plan as well as coordinated and executed a combined U.S.
and Canadian ceremony for the anniversary.
Developed Commander's presentation for the Juneau Armed Services Committee.
Presentation highlighted current and future military events, manning and growth in Alaska.
Product was briefed live to Alaska legislature and entire state population.
Information reached more than 250,000 people.
Superintendent10/2004 to 05/2007
27th Fighter Wing
Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
Executed PA program for fighter wing and Melrose bombing range, reaching audiences through base newspaper, Commander's Access Channel, base website and other information products.
Fostered good relations with local communities and small towns though timely and accurate information products.
Managed office staff.
Served as a wing spokesperson and developed PA plans and programs.
Led Public Affairs efforts to inform military and civilian publics after 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Announcement to include conducting townhall meetings and a media conference, handling site visits, and managing local civic expectations/fears of base closure.
Developed detailed "smart book" for wing commander's congressional visit following BRAC; data used to develop briefing/script for BRAC commissioners visit.
Hand-selected to escort/narrate 2-hour base tour for commissioners and BRAC chairman.
Efforts earned Public Affairs Office the 2005 Air Combat Command Public Affairs Crisis Communication Award following BRAC announcement of "enclave status" for Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
Served as a supervisor on first-ever Joint Red Flag Joint Information Bureau.
Coordinated all resources, personnel to accomplish diverse mission; to include coordinated flight line access and photography authorizations for U.S.
and British air force photographers.
Noncommissioned Officer in Charge06/2002 to 10/200412th Air Force
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Directed Public Affairs programs for 12th Air Force, U.S.
Southern Air Forces, seven active-duty wings, three direct reporting units and three Forward Operating Locations.
Advised Commander and staff on media relations, internal information programs and community relations.
Produced unit newsletter and articles for Air Force publications.
Lead 12th Air Force civic leader tours and Public Affairs events.
Researched, planned, executed and evaluated communications strategies supporting contingencies, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and exercises for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Planned quarterly commander's calls and monthly awards and promotion ceremonies.
Developed first Warfighting Headquarters Public Affairs plan in the Air Force, which became an Air Combat Command Public Affairs benchmark.
Served as the primary on-scene spokesperson following a fatal A-10 crash and fatal U.S.
Army Golden Knights crash.
Responsible for coordinating all information released to the media.
Worked directly with law enforcement to enlarge cordon following Golden Knights crash to prevent release of inappropriate imagery.
Worked more than 100 queries for 40 international/national media outlets while deployed to the Combined Forces Air Component Command Public Affairs (CFACC/PA) staff for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; developed list server that distributed news releases and air component articles or more than 700 media outlets; named the #1 noncommissioned officer for the OIF Public Affairs team by CFACC Public Affairs Officer.
Education and Training
Associate: Applied Science Public AffairsApplied Science Public Affairs
degree2004Community College of the Air Force
Associates: Applied Science Avionic Systems Technology2004Community College of the Air ForceApplied Science Avionic Systems Technology
Joint Public Affairs Supervisory Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.,2001
*Editor's Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.1999
Basic Journalism Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.,1997
*U.S. Air Force: Specialized Training: Resource Advisor, Leadership, Information Warfare Applications Course
Air Force, Army, Basic, book, brochures, budget, community relations, Editor, special events, feature articles, image, Journalism, Latin, law enforcement, Leadership, managing, media plan, Media relations, meetings, Access, Office, news releases, newsletters, newsletter, newspaper, newspapers, personnel, photography, camera, policies, processes, product development, promotion, publications, radio, reporting, Russian, script, strategic, supervisor, Supervisory, television, website, articles
*United States Air Force Brigadier General Harry J. Dalton Jr. Award for the Best Overall Communication Program, awarded to Alaskan Command Public Affairs Office, 2008
*Air Combat Command Public Affairs NCO of the Year, 2005
*Nominee for United States Air Force Public Affairs NCO of the Year, 2005
*Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 2004
*Twelfth Air Force HQ Staff Outstanding Professional of the Year (NCO category), 2002
*Second Place, Sports Writing, Air Education and Training Command, 1999
*Second Place, Feature Writing, Air Education and Training Command, 1999
*Third Place, Photojournalist of the Year, Air Force, 1998
*Photojournalist of the Year, Air Education and Training Command, 1998
*Second Place, News Writing, Air Education and Training Command, 1998
*Third Place, Single/Stand Alone Photograph, Air Education and Training Command, 1997
*Distinguished Graduate, Basic Journalism Course, 1997
Associate : Applied Science Public Affairs degree 2004 Associates : Applied Science Avionic Systems Technology 2004 Joint Public Affairs Supervisory Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md., 2001 *Editor's Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md. 1999 Basic Journalism Course, Defense Information School, Ft. George G. Meade, Md., 1997 *U.S. Air Force: Specialized Training: Resource Advisor, Leadership, Information Warfare Applications Course
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