Resume du Jour – Carl J. Deni

Carl J. Deni

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

(757) 717-3421 / cjdeni2241@gmail.com

Available: August 1st, 2015

OBJECTIVE:

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Management Information Systems (MIS) Director, Information Technology (IT) Director, Information Systems (IS) Program Manager

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 25+ years, United States Navy, Captain / O-6, Projected Honorable Discharge: 09/15
  • 7 years, Director of Operations, US Navy Units (2 years; Operational Command)
  • 4 years, Director, Training Information Systems, Technology, Training Support Programs
    (Joint Staff, Military Forces)
  • 3 years, Senior Program Manager, Training Programs, and Information Systems

 

CLEARANCE:             DoD, Top Secret/SSBI (Adjudicated: 09/12, Expires: 09/17)

PASSPORT:                 United States Citizen (Issued: 09/10; Expires: 09/17)

WORK PREF:               Virginia, Hampton Roads

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

07/2011 – present, Technical Director, Joint Training (Captain / O6)

United States Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff,

Joint Force Development, Directorate J7, Suffolk, VA

 

  • Responsible for strategic program management, development, operation and sustainment of Joint Training Information Technology Enterprise; daily operations, supervision of five Division Chiefs (O6/GS-15), and two Operations Officers (O5/GS-13) for a staff of >300 personnel including: Operations Division, Development Division, Architecture Division, Service Training Division, and Cyberspace Division
  • Portfolio Manager (IT) responsible for directing and approving execution and program budget planning for $80M annual budget across operations & maintenance, procurement, and research & development portfolios
  • Chairman of the Configuration Management Board
  • Joint Staff representative to Joint National Training Capability governance structure administered by Office of the Secretary of Defense (Training, Readiness, and Strategy); directed strategic program management, policy development, and approved Joint Staff Service training budget submission

Oversight of subordinate divisions via the following job titles and responsibilities:

  • Operations Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-15): managed 12 Military Officers/54 Government Civilians/132 Contractors responsible for operations and maintenance of global telecommunications network for training exercises, and technical support to operate and maintain Suffolk facility network infrastructure
  • Supervise facility infrastructure and global network including: ~27 local area networks with ~12,970 drops/ports; two central patch facilities; 3,000+ miles of fiber optic cable; >335 network switches; >35 integrated services routers; firewalls and intrusion detection systems; ~42 network nodes located in Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Canada, Australia; capability of seven remote deployable nodes
  • Oversight of video distribution and television production studio including: 26 video teleconference/briefing capable conference rooms; six video teleconference bridges; 3-camera studio; full-HD production switching, routing, monitoring, and audio mixing; secure voice communications; and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
  • Architecture Division (Chief – GS-15, Deputy – GS-15), supervising four military officers, 23 government civilians, and 12 contractors; responsible for cyber security for network and facility operations; engineering design, architecture, and configuration management for facility data center; hosting applications used on global telecommunications training network; managed IT portfolio resources and budget
  • Development Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-15), supervising 13 military officers, 19 government civilians, and 91 contractors responsible for: design, development, testing, and fielding of IT applications / data services in a simulated environment for training of military forces and operational commanders
    • Service Joint Training Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-14), managing six military officers, 12 government civilians/15 contractors, responsible for: evaluation, quality, accreditation, and certification of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Special Operations joint training programs and training systems interoperability
  • Cyberspace Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-14), managing one Military Officer, 10 Government Civilians, and 32 Contractors, responsible for: providing globally distributed, agile, persistent, closed-loop, and secure replication of cyberspace domain to support cyberspace operations and training, mission rehearsal, cyber weapons development, and cyber mission force readiness
  • Managed projects – between ~20-30 exercise events in planning and ~5-15 in execution simultaneously; technical support provided for 15-17 major combatant command events, ~70-90 service Joint training events annually, including:
    • Training event planning liaison with Service and Combatant Command staff to design and produce technical information systems for training event(s), including information systems architecture, information assurance (IA), cyber security (CS), modeling & simulation (M&S), scenario database generation, and network telecommunications engineering
    • Executed training events providing technical support to operate information systems and modeling & simulation based event scenario(s), manage/supervise project budget / portfolio management, including: budget planning, performance assessment, and execution
    • Participated in governance and policy organizations (five policy and governance bodies) with Flag Officer / Civilian Executive participation / O6 level working groups directing policy, budget, and operations of information systems infrastructure
  • Responsible for audit, review, and implementation of a 20% reorganization and reduction in staff (civilian/military; resulting in an annual savings of $2.3 million
  • Instituted strategic performance based management processes to align workforce lines of effort with strategic objectives, mission, and leadership vision; processes reduced redundant efforts, aligned contract programs of work, and allowed divisions to maintain production capacity while reducing government manpower by 20%

 

06/2008 – 09/2011, Division Director (Captain / O6)

Fleet Training Oversight and Joint Training Programs

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Fleet Training Directorate, N7

United States Navy, Naval Support Activity (NSA), Norfolk, VA

 

  • Responsible for Fleet Headquarters oversight of U.S. Navy pre-deployment training events in execution; Program Manager for US Navy Joint Training programs; daily activities included: strategic performance planning / assessment, event planning, and directing Joint training operations for three Navy Joint training programs (Joint Task Force Exercise, Fleet Synthetic Training, and Air Wing Fallon); managed Joint resources for U.S. Navy Joint training programs including: $36M annually for operations & maintenance, procurement, and research & development portfolios
  • Supervisor for three government / 28 contract employees working in Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, VA, San Diego, CA, Mayport, FL, Honolulu, HI, Yokosuka, Japan
  • Directed Navy Joint training production including: resourcing, planning, and conduct of 10-15 major training events annually; provided Navy Strike Groups, ships, air wings, and sailors the training & environment to certify Naval Forces combat operations readiness
  • S. Navy representative to Joint National Training Capability governance structure administered by Office of Secretary of Defense (Training, Readiness, and Strategy) for strategic program management, policy development, and Navy Joint Training budget
  • Led U.S. Fleet Forces team in concept development for Navy force employment (including manning, training, equipment requirements) of forward-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense capable ships and Aegis Ashore units, for defined missions in President’s Phased Adaptive Approach to Defense of Europe (PPAADE); resulting in training / certification plans for forward-deployed naval forces at Rota, Spain and training / operational plans for Aegis Ashore unit (Romania) providing ballistic missile defense to European allies
  • Led Fleet training innovation team including members from six Fleet training organizations to design, develop, test, and implement monthly Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise program through Navy Fleet Synthetic Training capability and Navy Continuous Training Environment systems network; Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer ballistic missile defense training plans (qualifications and certification) for combat operations; guided strategic program management and budget planning resulted in additional $79M Future Year Defense Plan (FYDP) resource allocations
  • Implemented Strategic Communications working group for U.S. Fleet Forces Commander and HQs directorates; working group consisted of representatives from each of Fleet Forces directorates, produced Strategic Communications plans for command and process to integrate strategic communications and Fleet operations
  • Led a team of seven senior officers / career civilians for Flag Officer Strategic Communications Seminar at Center for Executive Education at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; results were trained strategic communications experts from Fleet Forces directorates to drive Strategic Communications Working Group activities
  • Integrated Fleet and Navy Component Command operations and Strategic Communications objectives during Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE supporting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response in Haiti (01/10 earthquake); implemented Strategic Communications plans results increased effectiveness / cooperation with Navy and Department of Defense Information & Communications Offices (DICO), more rapid delivery of Joint / international assets to Haitian relief

 

03/2007 – 06/2008, Student (Captain / O6)

National Defense Univ., National War College, US Navy, Fort McNair, Washington, DC

 

11/2004 – 03/2007, Director of Operations (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), NAS North Island, Coronado, CA

 

  • Directed shipboard operations and training; led 265 Sailors and 36 Officers; Qualified Command Duty Officer (CDO) in-port and underway
  • Revitalized mentorship program resulting in a 90% decrease in negative behavioral incidents and re-enlisting 100% of eligible personnel
  • Integrated 19 ship departments with Carrier Strike Group warfare commanders, Type Commanders, Fleet Staffs to optimize strike group employment for combat readiness

Supervisor of eight divisions:

  • Combat Direction Center – (O5 Division Officer, 12 Junior Officers, 128 Sailors), responsible for ship defense, coordination of combat related activities with Carrier Strike Group, Joint Task Force, Group Warfare Commanders, Fleet Commanders; responsible for training, qualifications, and proficiency for shipboard weapons systems and tactical operations
  • Strike Operations – (O5 Division Officer, 3 Junior Officers, 2 Sailors); responsible for shipboard activities scheduling, coordination with embarked Warfare Commanders, Joint Task Force Commanders, Fleet Commander Operations
  • Air Operations – (O5 Division Officer, 4 Junior Officers, 70 Sailors); responsible for safe / efficient conduct of carrier airborne operations 24/7, and all weather; supervised Air Traffic Control, approach, and departure coordination with embarked Air Wing; coordinated domestic / international air traffic control flight clearances
  • Carrier Intelligence Center – (O5 Division Officer, four Junior Officers, 25 OPS Department Sailors, and 40 Air Wing Intelligence Officers and Sailors); responsible for fusion of intelligence activities (IA) for Carrier Strike Group, embarked Air Wing, Joint Task Force Commanders, and Strike Operations; conducted Special Technical Operations and cryptology functions for combat operations
  • Training Division – (O5 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 3 Sailors); responsible for training / combat readiness of ships company Officers / Sailors (~2,800 personnel)
  • Meteorology Division – (O4 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 10 Sailors): responsible for Meteorology and Oceanography analysis / support for ship operations, Carrier Strike Group operations, and execution of combat operations
  • Media and Graphics Division – (O4 Division Officer, 2 Junior Officers, 20 Sailors): responsible for Public Affairs for ship, Carrier Strike Group, and embarked Warfare Commanders; supervised operations / maintained TV studio, radio studio, drafting and lithography operation, and periodical multi-media publications; coordinated Strategic Communications for ship, Carrier Strike Group, and embarked Warfare Commanders
  • Operations Administration – (O4 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 7 Sailors); responsible for Administrative oversight for ~265 Sailors and 36 Officers

 

11/2001 – 11/2004, Commanding Officer / Executive Officer (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, Fighter Squadron 211 / Strike Fighter Squadron 211,

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA

 

  • Responsible for morale, safety, administration, welfare, and performance of 250 enlisted personnel and 37 officers supporting and operating ten F-14A “Tomcat” aircraft in sustained combat operations; supervisor for five departments, including:
    • Operations: responsible for training /readiness of 36 aircrew; managed ~$7.7M annual budget; oversight of qualifications and standards of performance for all aircrew as Strike Leaders, Division Leaders, Section Leaders, Forward Air Controllers (Airborne), and Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics designations; coordinated training, plans, and schedules for squadron with Carrier Air Wing Operations, Carrier Strike Operations, and Carrier Air Operations departments
    • Maintenance: responsible for material condition, mission capability, and flight safety for ten F-14A aircraft valued at ~$450M; responsible for technical expertise and proficiency QA for maintenance / sustainment of 15 major aircraft systems; supervised flight line / flight deck operations: maintenance preparation, ordnance loading, safety, fueling, and launch/recovery for 10-25 airborne sorties daily
  • Planned / executed Navy’s accelerated transition from F-14A aircraft to FA-18F Super Hornet, including deployment of squadron to NAS Lemoore, CA, transfer of the last U.S. Navy F-14A aircraft for induction to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group inventory at Davis-Monthan (DM) AFB

                                                                                      

07/2000 – 10/2001, Aide to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC

 

  • Responsible for planning / executing activities for Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff as principle military advisor to President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council in National Capital Region and during frequent travel in the U.S. and overseas including:
  • Management of office and residence staff (three Administrative Assistants, Security Advisor, and Security Detail Team Lead); provided mentorship to two Department of Defense Internship Program Officers on a rotating basis (O3 / O4); supervised Mess Management Specialists (4; E6 – E8) supporting Chairman’s residence and official functions of Chairman’s office
  • Ensure physical security; coordinate 24/7 secure communications and connectivity with National Military Command Center; coordinate meeting materials with Executive Assistant / Executive Secretary for briefs inside/outside Pentagon; review security, transportation, logistics, and protocol for events, Security Detail Leader, advance location team lead, communications tech, and protocol officer
  • Liaison for Chairman with Office of Legislative Affairs to coordinate Congressional meetings (Capitol Hill), White House Military Office for National Security Council meetings (West Wing), Cabinet Meetings, and Presidential meetings (Oval Office, Camp David, Crawford, TX retreat); planned / executed in-country and overseas trips
  • Coordinated Strategic Plans and Policy country desk Officers and Regional Chiefs for overseas travel mission objectives, meeting agendas, and special events; obtain advance embassy country team strategic briefings and force protection guidance for overseas locations

 

11/1999 – 07/2000 – Action Officer, (Lieutenant Commander / O4)

Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Operations Combating Terrorism, J-34
United States Navy
, Pentagon, Washington, DC

 

03/1996 – 11/1999 – Operations Officer, (Lieutenant Commander / O4), Assistant Operations Officer, Training Officer, Fighter Squadron 14, US Navy, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA

 

02/1995 – 03/1996 – Flag Lieutenant / Aide to the Commander (Lieutenant / O3)

United States Navy, Commander Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 2008, Master of Science, National Security Strategy (Information Operations Concentration Program), National Defense University, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC;
  • 08/82 – 05/87, Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 01/14 – present, Federal Chief Information Officer (IO) Certification, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; expected certification: Sum. 2015; Courses: Strategic Performance and Budget Management; Global Enterprise Networking and Telecommunications; Enterprise Information Security and Risk Management; Leadership for the Information Age; Strategic Information Technology acquisition; CIO Roles and Responsibilities
  • 08/10, Executive Strategic Communications Seminar Certificate, Center for Executive Education, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • 03/04, Command Duty Officer (Underway), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), Norfolk, VA
  • 08/98, Forward Air Controller (Airborne), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic, Strike Weapons and Tactics School Atlantic, Virginia Beach, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC
  • 10/96, Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), Fallon, NV
  • 03/93, Power Projection Course, Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA

 

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / TECHNICAL / COMPUTER:

 

 

  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
  • Intelink
  • Share Point Portals
  • SIPRnet / NIPRnet (DoDIN)


 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM:

 

 

  • ADM Joseph C. Clifton Award
  • Air Medal – Individual Action Combat V (2)
  • Association of Naval Aviation Tactical Aviator of the Year
  • Chief of Naval Operations Retention Excellence Award
  • Chief of Naval Operations Safety S
  • CINCLANT Fleet Retention Excellence Awards (2)
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency Award
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Golden Anchor Award
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Grand Slam
  • Commander Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet Battle Efficiency Award
  • Commander, Naval Air Force Leadership Award
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross – Combat V
  • Fighter Wing Pilot of the Year
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4)
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal – Combat V (3)
  • Strike Flight Air Medal (4)
  • VADM Allen Precision Strike Award
  • VADM Gerald F. Bogan Leadership Award
  • VADM William P. Lawrence Leadership Award

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: administration, Aegis, Air Force, airborne, aircrew, ballistic, budget, carrier, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), combat, Command, communications, Computer, Contractors, cryptology, Cyberspace, database, Defense, development, DICO, Directorate, engineering, evaluation, execution, governance, headquarters (HQ), Information Officer (IO), infrastructure, Intelligence, inventory, Joint Forces, liaison, logistics, maintenance, Management, manpower, Marines, mentorship, Meteorology, Modeling & Simulation (M&S), National Security Agency (NSA), Navy, network, Operations, Pentagon, personnel, planning, policy, Portfolio Manager, processes, procurement, Program Manager, Project Manager, protocol, Quality Assurance (QA), Readiness, safety, security, Staff, Strategic, Supervisor, Systems Engineering, Technology, telecommunications, Training, Warfare, Warfighter, weapons

 

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Resume du Jour – Carl J. Deni

Carl J. Deni

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

(757) 717-3421 / cjdeni2241@gmail.com

Available: August 1st, 2015

OBJECTIVE:

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Management Information Systems (MIS) Director, Information Technology (IT) Director, Information Systems (IS) Program Manager

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 25+ years, United States Navy, Captain / O-6, Projected Honorable Discharge: 09/15
  • 7 years, Director of Operations, US Navy Units (2 years; Operational Command)
  • 4 years, Director, Training Information Systems, Technology, Training Support Programs
    (Joint Staff, Military Forces)
  • 3 years, Senior Program Manager, Training Programs, and Information Systems

 

CLEARANCE:             DoD, Top Secret/SSBI (Adjudicated: 09/12, Expires: 09/17)

PASSPORT:                 United States Citizen (Issued: 09/10; Expires: 09/17)

WORK PREF:               Virginia, Hampton Roads

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

07/2011 – present, Technical Director, Joint Training (Captain / O6)

United States Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff,

Joint Force Development, Directorate J7, Suffolk, VA

 

  • Responsible for strategic program management, development, operation and sustainment of Joint Training Information Technology Enterprise; daily operations, supervision of five Division Chiefs (O6/GS-15), and two Operations Officers (O5/GS-13) for a staff of >300 personnel including: Operations Division, Development Division, Architecture Division, Service Training Division, and Cyberspace Division
  • Portfolio Manager (IT) responsible for directing and approving execution and program budget planning for $80M annual budget across operations & maintenance, procurement, and research & development portfolios
  • Chairman of the Configuration Management Board
  • Joint Staff representative to Joint National Training Capability governance structure administered by Office of the Secretary of Defense (Training, Readiness, and Strategy); directed strategic program management, policy development, and approved Joint Staff Service training budget submission

Oversight of subordinate divisions via the following job titles and responsibilities:

  • Operations Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-15): managed 12 Military Officers/54 Government Civilians/132 Contractors responsible for operations and maintenance of global telecommunications network for training exercises, and technical support to operate and maintain Suffolk facility network infrastructure
  • Supervise facility infrastructure and global network including: ~27 local area networks with ~12,970 drops/ports; two central patch facilities; 3,000+ miles of fiber optic cable; >335 network switches; >35 integrated services routers; firewalls and intrusion detection systems; ~42 network nodes located in Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Canada, Australia; capability of seven remote deployable nodes
  • Oversight of video distribution and television production studio including: 26 video teleconference/briefing capable conference rooms; six video teleconference bridges; 3-camera studio; full-HD production switching, routing, monitoring, and audio mixing; secure voice communications; and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
  • Architecture Division (Chief – GS-15, Deputy – GS-15), supervising four military officers, 23 government civilians, and 12 contractors; responsible for cyber security for network and facility operations; engineering design, architecture, and configuration management for facility data center; hosting applications used on global telecommunications training network; managed IT portfolio resources and budget
  • Development Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-15), supervising 13 military officers, 19 government civilians, and 91 contractors responsible for: design, development, testing, and fielding of IT applications / data services in a simulated environment for training of military forces and operational commanders
    • Service Joint Training Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-14), managing six military officers, 12 government civilians/15 contractors, responsible for: evaluation, quality, accreditation, and certification of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Special Operations joint training programs and training systems interoperability
  • Cyberspace Division (Chief – O6, Deputy – GS-14), managing one Military Officer, 10 Government Civilians, and 32 Contractors, responsible for: providing globally distributed, agile, persistent, closed-loop, and secure replication of cyberspace domain to support cyberspace operations and training, mission rehearsal, cyber weapons development, and cyber mission force readiness
  • Managed projects – between ~20-30 exercise events in planning and ~5-15 in execution simultaneously; technical support provided for 15-17 major combatant command events, ~70-90 service Joint training events annually, including:
    • Training event planning liaison with Service and Combatant Command staff to design and produce technical information systems for training event(s), including information systems architecture, information assurance (IA), cyber security (CS), modeling & simulation (M&S), scenario database generation, and network telecommunications engineering
    • Executed training events providing technical support to operate information systems and modeling & simulation based event scenario(s), manage/supervise project budget / portfolio management, including: budget planning, performance assessment, and execution
    • Participated in governance and policy organizations (five policy and governance bodies) with Flag Officer / Civilian Executive participation / O6 level working groups directing policy, budget, and operations of information systems infrastructure
  • Responsible for audit, review, and implementation of a 20% reorganization and reduction in staff (civilian/military; resulting in an annual savings of $2.3 million
  • Instituted strategic performance based management processes to align workforce lines of effort with strategic objectives, mission, and leadership vision; processes reduced redundant efforts, aligned contract programs of work, and allowed divisions to maintain production capacity while reducing government manpower by 20%

 

06/2008 – 09/2011, Division Director (Captain / O6)

Fleet Training Oversight and Joint Training Programs

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Fleet Training Directorate, N7

United States Navy, Naval Support Activity (NSA), Norfolk, VA

 

  • Responsible for Fleet Headquarters oversight of U.S. Navy pre-deployment training events in execution; Program Manager for US Navy Joint Training programs; daily activities included: strategic performance planning / assessment, event planning, and directing Joint training operations for three Navy Joint training programs (Joint Task Force Exercise, Fleet Synthetic Training, and Air Wing Fallon); managed Joint resources for U.S. Navy Joint training programs including: $36M annually for operations & maintenance, procurement, and research & development portfolios
  • Supervisor for three government / 28 contract employees working in Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, VA, San Diego, CA, Mayport, FL, Honolulu, HI, Yokosuka, Japan
  • Directed Navy Joint training production including: resourcing, planning, and conduct of 10-15 major training events annually; provided Navy Strike Groups, ships, air wings, and sailors the training & environment to certify Naval Forces combat operations readiness
  • S. Navy representative to Joint National Training Capability governance structure administered by Office of Secretary of Defense (Training, Readiness, and Strategy) for strategic program management, policy development, and Navy Joint Training budget
  • Led U.S. Fleet Forces team in concept development for Navy force employment (including manning, training, equipment requirements) of forward-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense capable ships and Aegis Ashore units, for defined missions in President’s Phased Adaptive Approach to Defense of Europe (PPAADE); resulting in training / certification plans for forward-deployed naval forces at Rota, Spain and training / operational plans for Aegis Ashore unit (Romania) providing ballistic missile defense to European allies
  • Led Fleet training innovation team including members from six Fleet training organizations to design, develop, test, and implement monthly Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise program through Navy Fleet Synthetic Training capability and Navy Continuous Training Environment systems network; Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer ballistic missile defense training plans (qualifications and certification) for combat operations; guided strategic program management and budget planning resulted in additional $79M Future Year Defense Plan (FYDP) resource allocations
  • Implemented Strategic Communications working group for U.S. Fleet Forces Commander and HQs directorates; working group consisted of representatives from each of Fleet Forces directorates, produced Strategic Communications plans for command and process to integrate strategic communications and Fleet operations
  • Led a team of seven senior officers / career civilians for Flag Officer Strategic Communications Seminar at Center for Executive Education at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; results were trained strategic communications experts from Fleet Forces directorates to drive Strategic Communications Working Group activities
  • Integrated Fleet and Navy Component Command operations and Strategic Communications objectives during Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE supporting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response in Haiti (01/10 earthquake); implemented Strategic Communications plans results increased effectiveness / cooperation with Navy and Department of Defense Information & Communications Offices (DICO), more rapid delivery of Joint / international assets to Haitian relief

 

03/2007 – 06/2008, Student (Captain / O6)

National Defense Univ., National War College, US Navy, Fort McNair, Washington, DC

 

11/2004 – 03/2007, Director of Operations (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), NAS North Island, Coronado, CA

 

  • Directed shipboard operations and training; led 265 Sailors and 36 Officers; Qualified Command Duty Officer (CDO) in-port and underway
  • Revitalized mentorship program resulting in a 90% decrease in negative behavioral incidents and re-enlisting 100% of eligible personnel
  • Integrated 19 ship departments with Carrier Strike Group warfare commanders, Type Commanders, Fleet Staffs to optimize strike group employment for combat readiness

Supervisor of eight divisions:

  • Combat Direction Center – (O5 Division Officer, 12 Junior Officers, 128 Sailors), responsible for ship defense, coordination of combat related activities with Carrier Strike Group, Joint Task Force, Group Warfare Commanders, Fleet Commanders; responsible for training, qualifications, and proficiency for shipboard weapons systems and tactical operations
  • Strike Operations – (O5 Division Officer, 3 Junior Officers, 2 Sailors); responsible for shipboard activities scheduling, coordination with embarked Warfare Commanders, Joint Task Force Commanders, Fleet Commander Operations
  • Air Operations – (O5 Division Officer, 4 Junior Officers, 70 Sailors); responsible for safe / efficient conduct of carrier airborne operations 24/7, and all weather; supervised Air Traffic Control, approach, and departure coordination with embarked Air Wing; coordinated domestic / international air traffic control flight clearances
  • Carrier Intelligence Center – (O5 Division Officer, four Junior Officers, 25 OPS Department Sailors, and 40 Air Wing Intelligence Officers and Sailors); responsible for fusion of intelligence activities (IA) for Carrier Strike Group, embarked Air Wing, Joint Task Force Commanders, and Strike Operations; conducted Special Technical Operations and cryptology functions for combat operations
  • Training Division – (O5 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 3 Sailors); responsible for training / combat readiness of ships company Officers / Sailors (~2,800 personnel)
  • Meteorology Division – (O4 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 10 Sailors): responsible for Meteorology and Oceanography analysis / support for ship operations, Carrier Strike Group operations, and execution of combat operations
  • Media and Graphics Division – (O4 Division Officer, 2 Junior Officers, 20 Sailors): responsible for Public Affairs for ship, Carrier Strike Group, and embarked Warfare Commanders; supervised operations / maintained TV studio, radio studio, drafting and lithography operation, and periodical multi-media publications; coordinated Strategic Communications for ship, Carrier Strike Group, and embarked Warfare Commanders
  • Operations Administration – (O4 Division Officer, 1 Junior Officer, 7 Sailors); responsible for Administrative oversight for ~265 Sailors and 36 Officers

 

11/2001 – 11/2004, Commanding Officer / Executive Officer (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, Fighter Squadron 211 / Strike Fighter Squadron 211,

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA

 

  • Responsible for morale, safety, administration, welfare, and performance of 250 enlisted personnel and 37 officers supporting and operating ten F-14A “Tomcat” aircraft in sustained combat operations; supervisor for five departments, including:
    • Operations: responsible for training /readiness of 36 aircrew; managed ~$7.7M annual budget; oversight of qualifications and standards of performance for all aircrew as Strike Leaders, Division Leaders, Section Leaders, Forward Air Controllers (Airborne), and Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics designations; coordinated training, plans, and schedules for squadron with Carrier Air Wing Operations, Carrier Strike Operations, and Carrier Air Operations departments
    • Maintenance: responsible for material condition, mission capability, and flight safety for ten F-14A aircraft valued at ~$450M; responsible for technical expertise and proficiency QA for maintenance / sustainment of 15 major aircraft systems; supervised flight line / flight deck operations: maintenance preparation, ordnance loading, safety, fueling, and launch/recovery for 10-25 airborne sorties daily
  • Planned / executed Navy’s accelerated transition from F-14A aircraft to FA-18F Super Hornet, including deployment of squadron to NAS Lemoore, CA, transfer of the last U.S. Navy F-14A aircraft for induction to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group inventory at Davis-Monthan (DM) AFB

                                                                                      

07/2000 – 10/2001, Aide to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Commander / O5)

United States Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC

 

  • Responsible for planning / executing activities for Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff as principle military advisor to President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council in National Capital Region and during frequent travel in the U.S. and overseas including:
  • Management of office and residence staff (three Administrative Assistants, Security Advisor, and Security Detail Team Lead); provided mentorship to two Department of Defense Internship Program Officers on a rotating basis (O3 / O4); supervised Mess Management Specialists (4; E6 – E8) supporting Chairman’s residence and official functions of Chairman’s office
  • Ensure physical security; coordinate 24/7 secure communications and connectivity with National Military Command Center; coordinate meeting materials with Executive Assistant / Executive Secretary for briefs inside/outside Pentagon; review security, transportation, logistics, and protocol for events, Security Detail Leader, advance location team lead, communications tech, and protocol officer
  • Liaison for Chairman with Office of Legislative Affairs to coordinate Congressional meetings (Capitol Hill), White House Military Office for National Security Council meetings (West Wing), Cabinet Meetings, and Presidential meetings (Oval Office, Camp David, Crawford, TX retreat); planned / executed in-country and overseas trips
  • Coordinated Strategic Plans and Policy country desk Officers and Regional Chiefs for overseas travel mission objectives, meeting agendas, and special events; obtain advance embassy country team strategic briefings and force protection guidance for overseas locations

 

11/1999 – 07/2000 – Action Officer, (Lieutenant Commander / O4)

Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Operations Combating Terrorism, J-34
United States Navy
, Pentagon, Washington, DC

 

03/1996 – 11/1999 – Operations Officer, (Lieutenant Commander / O4), Assistant Operations Officer, Training Officer, Fighter Squadron 14, US Navy, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA

 

02/1995 – 03/1996 – Flag Lieutenant / Aide to the Commander (Lieutenant / O3)

United States Navy, Commander Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 2008, Master of Science, National Security Strategy (Information Operations Concentration Program), National Defense University, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC;
  • 08/82 – 05/87, Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 01/14 – present, Federal Chief Information Officer (IO) Certification, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; expected certification: Sum. 2015; Courses: Strategic Performance and Budget Management; Global Enterprise Networking and Telecommunications; Enterprise Information Security and Risk Management; Leadership for the Information Age; Strategic Information Technology acquisition; CIO Roles and Responsibilities
  • 08/10, Executive Strategic Communications Seminar Certificate, Center for Executive Education, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • 03/04, Command Duty Officer (Underway), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), Norfolk, VA
  • 08/98, Forward Air Controller (Airborne), Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic, Strike Weapons and Tactics School Atlantic, Virginia Beach, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC
  • 10/96, Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), Fallon, NV
  • 03/93, Power Projection Course, Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA

 

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / TECHNICAL / COMPUTER:

 

 

  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
  • Intelink
  • Share Point Portals
  • SIPRnet / NIPRnet (DoDIN)


 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM:

 

 

  • ADM Joseph C. Clifton Award
  • Air Medal – Individual Action Combat V (2)
  • Association of Naval Aviation Tactical Aviator of the Year
  • Chief of Naval Operations Retention Excellence Award
  • Chief of Naval Operations Safety S
  • CINCLANT Fleet Retention Excellence Awards (2)
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency Award
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Golden Anchor Award
  • Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Grand Slam
  • Commander Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet Battle Efficiency Award
  • Commander, Naval Air Force Leadership Award
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross – Combat V
  • Fighter Wing Pilot of the Year
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4)
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal – Combat V (3)
  • Strike Flight Air Medal (4)
  • VADM Allen Precision Strike Award
  • VADM Gerald F. Bogan Leadership Award
  • VADM William P. Lawrence Leadership Award

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: administration, Aegis, Air Force, airborne, aircrew, ballistic, budget, carrier, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), combat, Command, communications, Computer, Contractors, cryptology, Cyberspace, database, Defense, development, DICO, Directorate, engineering, evaluation, execution, governance, headquarters (HQ), Information Officer (IO), infrastructure, Intelligence, inventory, Joint Forces, liaison, logistics, maintenance, Management, manpower, Marines, mentorship, Meteorology, Modeling & Simulation (M&S), National Security Agency (NSA), Navy, network, Operations, Pentagon, personnel, planning, policy, Portfolio Manager, processes, procurement, Program Manager, Project Manager, protocol, Quality Assurance (QA), Readiness, safety, security, Staff, Strategic, Supervisor, Systems Engineering, Technology, telecommunications, Training, Warfare, Warfighter, weapons

 

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