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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Master of Science National Resource Strategy 2007 National Defense University
Master of Science Military Operational Art and Science 2003 Air University
Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering 1990 Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering 1989 Carnegie Mellon University

>25 years of experience developing, acquiring, testing, and sustaining cutting-edge space and command & control systems, including service as Colonel in the US Air Force. Skilled in leading large organizations and small teams, building strategic plans, advocating programs, creating innovative solutions, effectively communicating, and delivering success. Expertise in program management, systems engineering, policy and process development, risk management, systems architecture, program execution, and systems analysis.  Defense Department Acquisition Professional Development Program certifications in Program Management and Systems Engineering

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Start Year End Year Description
2018 Current System Engineer with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Directs space domain awareness research and analysis for future low-cost payloads for the US Space Force. Leads engineering and acquisition strategy development for future polar military satellite communication systems valued at over $1.4 billion.
2017 2018 Deputy Director of Strategic Space Programs at University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute. Led 6-organization research team demonstrating next-generation, cross-agency tasking and data integration approaches to meet national space defense space situational awareness needs. Guided technical & acquisition planning for $110 million US-Japan hosted payload program. Directed agile software process development for future GPS ground system developments.
2013 2017 Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Directed teams providing technical advice and direction to the Space and Missile Systems Center. Involved with multiple programs, including the Space-Based Space Surveillance Follow-On program, the Enhanced Polar System military satellite communications system, and the Protected Anti-Jam Tactical SATCOM family of programs, as well as several classified efforts.
1989 2013 Colonel in United States Air Force. Led space and command and control programs at all levels from concept development to sustainment. Experience included space superiority, satellite communications, surveillance, and air defense programs.
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