Director of Academic Support at Marine Corps University
Ensures educational processes and procedures are in compliance with the standards of higher education, meeting regional accreditation requirements, and providing the MCU leadership with data for informed decisions. Manages the University curriculum review board, regional accreditation, academic chairs, professional military education continuum, and academic policies. Adapts and extends established concepts and methods, and assesses proposals for innovative alternative approaches from the standpoint of educational soundness, likelihood of success, feasibility, cost, priority, and consistency with the overall objectives of the Marine Corps professional military education program. Serves as Alternate Designated Federal Official for Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Serves as MCU's Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Assistant Research Professor, Warfare Analysis and Research Dept, Center for Naval Warfare Studies at Naval War College
February 2010 - August 2010
Applied expertise in nuclear weapons proliferation, deterrence, employment and escalation and sophisticated research methodology to lead and coordinate all phases of in-depth analytical research projects and decision issues involving strategy, Program Objectives Memoranda issues, conventional and nuclear warfare
Principal focus was efforts to conduct and analyze Mahan Scholar inputs to the Deterrence and Escalation Game and Review 10 (DEGRE 10).
Functioned as principal participant in defining problems, collecting data, formulating concepts and evaluating findings for DEGRE 10 event
Analyzed changing ideas and capabilities and develop strategic concepts and theories related to deterrence across a broad spectrum of domains
Commander, 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base
November 2007 - October 2009
Commanded one of only two B-52 Wings in the Air Force, comprised of 3800+ personnel, budget of $140M and $3.2B in equipment/facilities
Responsible for providing combat-ready B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, crews and associated combat support for deterrence, crisis response, global power projection, major theater war and maritime operations and Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployments.
Commanded a team of committed professionals who transformed the 5th Bomb Wing after the unauthorized transfer of nuclear weapons--Minot went from embarrassment to being the benchmark for nuclear operations in under 18 months.
Served as installation commander for DoDâs only dual nuclear Wing installation with a base population of nearly 12,000.
Vice Commander at 36th Wing at Andersen AFB, Guam
June 2006 - October 2007
Deputy commander of Wing/installation providing for 8500+ personnel with resources spanning 19,025 acres, 1844 facilities, $6.4B physical plant, $140M in Operations and Maintenance Funds, $16M is supplies/equipment.
Co-chaired Environmental Restoration Advisory Board, overseeing largest Super fund sites in the Pacific theater.
Co-authored Joint Basing Regional construct for DoD
Professor, National Security Decision Making Dept. at Naval War College
June 2004 - May 2006
Provided graduate level Joint Professional Military Education to over 500 U.S. and International officers and senior civilians annually.
Co-authored highly rated readings on âRisk and Uncertaintyâ, and âAir Planning Challenges.â
Handpicked as key member of Balanced Scorecard effort to lead needed change at NWC; Naval PME issues resolved and realigned.
NWC liaison to USAF âCheckmateâ and âSkunkworksâ and NWC Halsey Group; provided operational planning oversight to real-world wargame for CNO.
NWC âMahan Scholarâ; classified research published and distributed to aid in PACOM OPLAN development
Commander at 340th Weapons Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
2001 - 2003
Commanded cadre of 49 handpicked officers in execution of syllabus for AFâs most advanced B-52 training courseâ460 flight hours/822 academic hours
Sent in to fix broken unit; resultsâ400% increase in student applications, 100% increase in graduatesâhis instructors first to deploy for Operation Enduring Freedom
Co-authored critical bomber/SOF close air support procedures used in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Managed $5.8M flying hour program and budget of $390K
Deputy Chief, Commander's Action Group / Strategist, 12AF Air Operations Center at 12AF
1999 - 2001
Supervised 68 person staff forming key cadre of USSOUTHAF wartime/contingency/exercise combat operations and plans divisions of the AOC and 12AF
Responsible for strategy and planning of all combat air operations employing assigned fighter, bomber, and support forces
Oversaw integration of joint electronic warfare, command and control, combat search and rescue, and recce assets to meet JFACC requirements
Provided 12AF/CC with time critical proposals influencing AF doctrine, strategy, force structure, modernization, and warfighting
Authored first USSOUTHAF theater strategy; adopted as foundation for exchange/engagement programs
Strategist to 12AF/CC: #1 advisor for air campaign planning
Radar Nav at 524th Bomb Squadron
1986 - 1992
The George Washington University
2012 – 2015
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Brookings Executive Education
2011 – 2011
Concentration: Strategic Thinking--Driving Long Term Success
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
2009 – 2009
Concentration: Senior Executive Fellows Program
National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College
2009 – 2009
Concentration: JPME II
Naval War College
2003 – 2004
Concentration: National Security and Strategic Studies
US Army School of Advanced Military Studies
1998 – 1999
Concentration: Theater Operational Planning
US Army Command and General Staff College
1997 – 1998
Concentration: Operational Studies
USAF Weapons School
1991 – 1992
Concentration: Air Warfare
Penn State University
1979 – 1983
The King's College
1975 – 1979
Concentration: Music Education