CAPT Samuel Schick

CAPT Samuel Schick

Dates of Service: Dec 1985 - Apr 2013
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Influence Score: 2,763
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  • ENS Dec 85
  • LTJG
  • LT
  • LCDR
  • CDR
  • CAPT Oct 07
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Dec 1985

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Has a proven track record as a results-driven, innovative leader and team builder. Over 27 years experience as a naval officer, excelling in organizational leadership, program management, and aligning varied resources to optimize performance.

Military Experiences

Oct 2011 - Apr 2013
• Led more than 280 military, civilian and contractor personnel providing operational assessment, and personnel development support to senior military commanders and government leaders. • Managed an annual budget of $29M, controlling costs during significant budget and personnel cuts. Saved 10 percent in expenses while meeting all operational commitments. • Directed and coordinated a diverse team of operational planners, to include those supporting combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. 100 percent of operational objectives met or exceeded.
Dec 2009 - Oct 2011
Chief, Operations and Plans Division
• Directed day-to-day operations and extensive worldwide travel of more than 70 military and civilian personnel providing support to military commanders around the world. • Additional responsibilities included directing all facets of professional development for 35 Navy officers and enlisted personnel. • Implemented an innovative tracking and approval process that saved 20 percent in annual travel costs.
Dec 2006 - Dec 2009
U.S. Africa Command Desk Officer
• As the military exercise control group director, led more than 170 military, civilian, and contractor personnel in the successful validation exercise for certification of the joint military commander and his staff. • Designed and implemented a completely new exercise training plan for the new U.S. Africa Command, to include six academic and practical exercises, resulting in successful completion of all staff objectives • Managed an annual budget of $2M, effectively balancing contractor labor with personnel travel costs.
Sep 2004 - Dec 2006
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
Air Officer
• Directed operations, administration, accounting and management of all aircraft carrier-based aircraft missions, and associated maintenance of aircraft launch, recovery, and lighting systems. • Ensured the combat readiness, safety and welfare of 18 officers, 20 non-commissioned officers and more than 600 enlisted personnel. No aircraft were lost nor personnel injured during thousands of flights. • Integrated his aircraft carrier workforce with nine separate air wing squadrons and numerous ships to optimize use of naval forces supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Maintained 95

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Mar 1997 - Apr 1997


Oct 2009

Joint Qualified Officer

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees