Influence Score: 37,514
42 out of 9,133 O-5s
42 out of 9,133 O-5s
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Commissioning Source: ROTC, Dec 2000
Career USAF Tac C2 operator in AWACS & CRCs. Currently serving in OSD's Defense Innovation Unit and loving the modernization efforts across the department. Married way out of my league and raising 3 incredible young men, and 2 dogs. We're 19 years in and still loving the journey.
Aug 2018 - Present
Defense Innovation Unit: Accelerating Commercial Technology for National Security. Connecting members across the USG with innovative dual-use commercial technology to resolve capability gaps on accelerated timelines. Current projects: AI-Enhanced Wellness & Support, 5G Applications, Automated Debrief, & Interactive Weapons & Tactics Life Cycle.
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Expeditionary Air Control Squadron "Kingpin" Control and Reporting Center (CRC): Led 350+ Active and Guard Air Force, Army, and Marines from 6 Coalition nations employing from 10 sites in 7 countries controlling 1 million square miles of combat airspace across Southwest Asia. Directed 93,000 combat missions deconflicted from 1,000 Russian/Syrian missions. Maximized air power over Operations INHERENT RESOLVE and RESOLUTE SUPPORT, through which the Coalition cleared Iraq, retook 98% of ISIS territory, and crippled Taliban opiate networks.
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Director of Operations
Operations Support Squadron: Led experts from 27 specialties supporting 3 combat CRC units. Guided and trained more than 900 Airmen maintaining a continuous 1:2 deployment-to-garrison ratio in USAFCENT since 2013. Transformed the unit to conceive and execute a new Air Battle Manager qualification course. Formed initial instructor cadre, built new curriculum, and graduated the first two classes. Realized a 5-year career field vision to normalize officers’ progression while easing transition between weapon systems.
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Executive Assistant / Action Officer
J35 Global Force Management and Chairman's Joint Force Readiness Review. Optimized Joint officers orchestrating DoD’s global force management and readiness reporting. Facilitated SecDef deployment order briefings, annual DoD global force allocation plans, and Joint operation execution orders. Built quarterly CJCS readiness reviews and 5 Ukraine crisis briefs. Analyzed 224 units and combatant command narratives. ID’d response options and top concerns for CJCS advice to SecDef and POTUS.