2006 – Present Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet – Jacksonville, FL
Assistant Operations Manager
• Responsible for data collection, analysis, and policy implementation for active sonar training strategy, balancing the needs of the Navy with environmental concerns. Resulted in a comprehensive plan for east coast sonar training. Recognized as the Wing expert on sonar/environmental issues.
Hurricane Evacuation Manager
• Trained all NAS Jacksonville helicopter squadron representatives on the warnings, actions, and requirements for a hurricane evacuation. Monitored tropical storm development daily for 2006 and 2007 hurricane seasons. Received recurring reports from six personnel. Attention to detail resulted in accurate and timely reports to Naval Air Forces Atlantic.
• Served as Summary Court-Martial, acting as the Judge and Jury for a sailor charged with AWOL. Convicted and sentenced the accused, upholding critical discipline in a deploying unit.
• Conducted thorough and comprehensive legal investigations that involved visits to scenes of accidents, consultations with medical personnel, and interviews with witnesses and law enforcement. One investigation resulted in savings for the U.S. Government.
Midshipmen Training Manager
• Developed the training program for all ROTC and Naval Academy students visiting helicopter squadrons in 2007. Provided simulator demonstrations and classroom instruction.
2004 – 2006 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five – Jacksonville, FL
• Led crew of 3 – 5 personnel on a variety of successful missions, including Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans and Mississippi which resulted in the rescue of 26 people, two medical evacuations, and the delivery of more than 14,000 pounds of food and water.
Avionics / Armament Manager
• Supervised 30 maintenance technicians in three workshops. Administered $4.5 million ammunition budget, achieving 100% inventory accountability. Recognized for near-flawlessness in a pre-deployment maintenance inspection.
• Assigned to this position after the workshop suffered through a year of difficulty. Recognized for greatly increasing the morale and efficiency of the workshop. Prevented the potential suicide of a worker.
Training & Readiness Manager
• Sustained training readiness for 46 personnel at the budgeted level. Submitted 27detailed training reports with zero discrepancies. Streamlined the pilot training program, resulting in a more efficient qualification process with pilots completing training in less time using fewer resources.
• Responsible for the training and conduct of 14 personnel who ran daily flight operations, including scheduling, personnel management, maintenance issues, and airport and training area coordination.
• Designed a training program and monitored progress. Recognized for improving watch stander performance.
2000 – 2002 USS Carney, Guided Missile Destroyer – Mayport, FL
Anti-Terrorism / Security Manager
• Recognized as “exceptional” in an increasingly important billet after the USS Cole and September 11th attacks. Created security plans and directed the security of the ship. Performed advance visits to foreign ports to coordinate security with local military and law enforcement. Unit was recognized for superior execution during an anti-terrorism exercise. Performance resulted in zero negative security events.
Surface Warfare Team Leader
• Led team of six personnel responsible for the employment of two weapon systems and the classification and monitoring of ships at sea, including successful missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Combat Systems Training Team
• The only junior officer on the Combat Systems Training Team. Trained five Surface Warfare Team Leaders for Middle East deployment.
Gunnery & Ordnance Manager
• Supervised a team of 23 personnel in four workshops accountable for the maintenance and operation of three weapon systems, an armory, and ammunition inventories. Unit achieved the highest score in the Carrier Strike Group in a difficult gunnery exercise.
• Initiated and supervised the procurement, loading, and off-loading of all ammunition. Maintained the necessary inventory levels for pre-deployment training and overseas deployment.
1997 – 1999 Several video production companies – Albany, NY
• Set up lighting and assisted cameramen. Some editing experience.
1996 – 1997 Blockbuster Video – Waltham, MA
• Managed 20 workers in Blockbuster’s third largest store in the Boston area.
• Directed day to day operations, inventories, and handling of cash.
2002 – 2004 U.S. Navy Flight School – Pensacola, FL and San Diego, CA
• Graduated 3rd in a class of 27.
• Studied airplane and helicopter piloting, engineering, aircraft firefighting, and wilderness survival.
1999 – 2000 U.S. Navy Surface Warfare School – Newport, RI
• Studied leadership, engineering, shipboard firefighting, warfare tactics, and damage control.
1999 U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School – Pensacola, FL
• One of 12 people to graduate out of an initial group of 39.
• Studied leadership, naval history, engineering, and military law.
1992 – 1996 Hartwick College – Oneonta, NY
• B.A. Business Management
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
Specialized training and qualifications:
• Leadership – 120 hours
• Sexual Harassment – 4 hours
• Physical Security – 80 hours
• Information Security – 8 hours
• Wilderness Survival – 100 hours
• Membership in American Mensa
• Government security clearance
• FAA Commercial Pilot License
• FAA Instrument Rating
Awarded by the U.S. Navy:
• Naval Aviator Insignia
• Surface Warfare Officer Insignia
• Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
• Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
• Battle “E” Ribbon (2)
• Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
• Global War on Terror Service Medal
• Humanitarian Service Medal
• National Defense Medal
• Expert Rifle Medal
• Expert Pistol Medal
• Letter of Commendation
• Outstanding Achievement in Physical Fitness