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Senior Marine Biography

Career Objective:Seek opportunity for continued growth and learning while having positive impact on those around me in support of a visionary organization and the mission.

Highlights:A focused, highly successful Marine Officer with 23+ years of experience, who displays a bias for action in transforming marginal organizations / programs into efficient, effective teams by leveraging proven leadership techniques with process improvement strategies. An innovative problem-solver, with an inherent ability to swiftly surmise all facets of a problem, quickly develop an executable solution which optimizes results and minimizes unintended consequences.

Experience:

Chief of Staff / Operations Officer, Marine Central Command (Forward):

  • 2011–2012 / Effectively continued the stand up of MARCENT (Fwd) positioning it as the contingency response Headquarters in the Central Command area of responsibility.
  • Planned / executed multiple multilateral exercises in Jordan effectively liaising with military elements from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, and other Gulf Countries, culminating in the safe execution of a combined US/Jordan Combined Arms Exercise.
  • Responsible for the coordination and establishment of the theater security cooperation program for many of the Central Command Countries to include: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, which involved continuous on-going liaison duties with each US Embassies or Consulates to ensure success of the program.

 

Assistant Chief of Staff / G3, Training and Education Command:

  • 2009 – 2010 / Awarded a Legion of Merit for actively managing operations for an organization comprised of 25,000 Marines and Sailors in 92 different locations across the world with an annual budget of over $500 million dollars.
  • Astutely orchestrated the Marine Corps pre-deployment training transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Coordinated all Joint training interfaces between the Marine Corps and Joint organizations such as Joint Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Joint Center of Excellence, Joint Training Counter IED Operations Integration Center (JTCOIC), and other JFCOM entities.
  • Managed over $35 million dollars in Other Contingency Operations money, implemented efficiencies and innovative ways to institutionalize those tasks and functions that will endure into the Marine Corps future.

 

Military Assistant, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration / Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC

  • 2008 – 2009 / Awarded a Defense Superior Service Medal for improving staff effectiveness while serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
  • Executed a vast range of responsibilities spanning from strategic planning to coordinating daily meeting schedules.
  • Actively involved in the development of the National Security Planning Document 54/ Homeland Security Planning Document 23, Cyber Security Policy, continually engaged in Policy development throughout.
  • Astutely coordinated the disparate efforts across the inter-agency, OSD, the Joint Staff, and services creating synergy focused on achieving the desired goal.

 

Commanding Officer, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), Camp Pendleton, CA

  • 2005 – 2006 / Awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Ribbon for superbly preparing the unit for combat operations and the efficient execution of operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) III.
  • Successfully led, coordinated, and supervised 1st ANGLICO’s 300% growth in personnel & over 600% increase in equipment. The execution of over $5 million in contingency funding & $550,000 in annual funding, growing the account from $5 million in assets to $31 million, created I MEF’s premier deployable fire support liaison capability.
  • Coordinated and executed exercises, effectively liaising with Koreans, British, and Iraqi, ensuring mission success.
  • Effectively led, trained, and supervised 27 firepower control teams operating over a 30,000 square kilometer battlespace ensuring the safe, accurate, and timely delivery of over 72,000 lbs of ordnance in support of Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi Defense Forces in decisive combat during OIF, without any combat or non-combat related deaths.

 

Operations Officer, 3d Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI

  • 2003 –2004 / Awarded a Meritorious Service Medal (with Gold Star in lieu of 2d award) for achieving consistently optimal results and a Joint Service Achievement Medal for superb liaison work with the Korean Military during a Combined United States / Republic of Korea exercise.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed exercises consistently preparing given Battalions for deployment to Okinawa, Japan.
  • Executed partnership exercises in such locations as Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Korea, and Okinawa, facilitated exercises where every country involved learned from the positive experience.
  • Executed myriad training exercises leveraging elements of the 3d Marines staff, coordinating with higher, adjacent and subordinate elements to ensure seamless mission execution.

 

Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI

  • 2002 / Accomplishments incorporated into the Award above.
  • Led, supervised, & mentored a staff with six commodity sections responsible for continued unit deployments within the Pacific Rim and the combat readiness of 500 Marines & 150 pieces of rolling equipment.
  • Executed the duties of the Battalion Commander in his absence.
  • Supervised exercises in Hawaii, Japan, and the Republic of South Korea.
  • Planned, supervised, and executed $405,000 annual budget ensuring sound accountability practices for over $32 million in assets, with zero mission shortfalls.

 

Director, Material Readiness Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA

  • 2000 – 2001 / Awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for process engineering and development of the web-based Marine Corps Equipment Readiness Information Tool (MERIT), which reduced report preparation time by 90%, ultimately made the material problem more discoverable allowing for efficient resolution.
  • Coordinated Marine Corps wide Material Readiness Review of all ground equipment facilitating coordination between Logistics Bases, Systems Command, and the Operating Forces resulting in streamlining reporting processes; ultimately, leading to material readiness optimization.
  • Supervised the planning & early development of a web-based Marine Corps Equipment Readiness Information Tool (MERIT).
  • Coordinated, planned, and executed an Integrated Product Team to improve Marine Corps’ ground equipment sustainment processes focused on addressing the material problem, rather, than merely the method of calculating a given metric.

 

Other Experience:

  • 1997 – 1998 / Operations Officer, 10th Marines
  • 1995 – 1996 / Commanding Officer, Battery S, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines
  • 1994 / Logistics Officer, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC
  • 1991 – 1993 / Tactics Instructor, Staff Platoon Commander, The Basic School, Quantico, VA
  • 1991 – 1988 / Headquarters Battery CO, Battery Executive Officer, Fire Direction Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines

 

Education/Certifications:

  • 2010 / Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Department of Defense Certification
  • 2008-2009 / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI, Foreign Politics, International Relations, and National Interests, graduated May 2009.
  • 2007 / Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, MS National Resource Strategy
  • 2000 / Naval Postgraduate School, Revolution in Business Practices Course; selected as one of 24 graduates to participate in this course which was responsible for examining innovative techniques to modernize the Naval Service. Results were briefed to a representative of the Secretary of Defense and the Chief of Naval Operations, where the concept was accepted for action.
  • 1999 / Naval Postgraduate School, MS in Material Logistics / Financial Mgmt; received the Naval Postgraduate School, Outstanding Thesis Award, which simulated an airborne refueling point operating during two major theater conflicts and analyzed the various cost / benefit options of different refueling fleet sizes. Later published as an article in Defense Security Analysis. Results used by the US Marine Corps to justify the size of their KC-130J fleet.
  • 1987 / Texas A&M University, BA in Accounting

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