MSgt K. Thayer "Ken" Hardy, CMIIB

MSgt K. Thayer "Ken" Hardy, CMIIB

Dates of Service: Aug 1981 - Nov 2002
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  • AB Aug 81
  • Amn Sep 81
  • A1C Mar 82
  • SrA Sep 84
  • SSgt Dec 85
  • TSgt Jun 91
  • MSgt May 95

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Protecting US interests at home and abroad; Cop and Command Post were my facades. Led from the front with mission in mind; pushed troops from the rear leaving no one behind. Three decades experience in aerospace; Adapting Warfighter initiative to win, show or place. National Command Authorities I still support; C3 Space Ministries my current cavort. Air & Space Copywriter/B2B Business Promoter.

Military Experiences

Jun 2001 - Nov 2002
460th SW
Wing Command Post Manager (SuperPlans)
OT&E Combat-ready Airmen to provide warning, surveillance and installation Ops for America and her allies. Provide CP and CM leadership expertise to Wing Command & Staff. Advise Lead Scitor Corporation Program Manager, Wing Commander, Battle Staff and CP-Staff on CP Initial Operation Capability. Oversee $1M budget for new Wing CP-build and associated communications-security, physical security, logistics and operations planning and execution. Realize Emergency-Action Battle Cab operations for newest AFSPC wing, supporting alert notifications and posturing of 7,800 Buckley-assigned members residing in Front Range community. Expedite NIMS-related services to military communities via secure and non-secure telecommunications, and computer-aided notification systems.
Jul 1999 - Aug 2001
Mission Command Center Seoul Superintendent Programs & Training (SuperPlans)
Deter aggression and defend ROK to maintain stability in Northeast Asia. Manage FKJ3-OP Situations Room and ACofS J3 Battlebooks supporting operational direction of ROK/US OPCON to United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, USFK, and U.S. Ground Component Command (GCC) to ensure war readiness. Manage Command Inspection Program as J3 Staff Assistance Visit Lead to three MSCs: 19 TAACOM, Taegu; 2ID, Camp Red Cloud; and USAFK, Osan AB. Train, coach and evaluate 8th U.S. Army/USFK Emergency Operation Center Watch Teams comprised both of Officers and Enlisted Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Soldiers on USPACOM and USFK Crisis Action System Operating Procedures (CASOPs), Command Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs) and associated COMSEC and NSA Codesbooks.
Jul 1997 - Jun 1999
C2 Mission Manager (SuperOps)
Provide trained and ready U.S Forces to CCDRs. Fill selectively-manned HQ Staff Mission Manager position in AMWC Combat Aerial Delivery School, Joint Operations Division, Mobility Air Forces Center of Excellence. Take independent C2 actions to synchronizes USAF EC resources to meet G3 and Joint Readiness Training Center objectives w/ priority to combat pre-deployment and rotational-training objectives. Prepare HQ Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command Forces for contingency & wartime employment. Serve as Air Mobility Division Superintendent, Senior Enlisted Air Expeditionary Force C2 expert and JRTC-Deployed 1st Sgt. Develop stds and policies for 3 Officers/6 Enlisted; collect OPINT for analysis in After Action Reviews and Lessons-Learned. Manage $4.5M equipment and supply account.
Jul 1996 - Jul 1997
7th AF (AFKOR)
Mission Command Senior Operations Controller (SuperOps)
Deter aggression and defend ROK to maintain stability in Northeast Asia. Manage Air Component Command (ACC) Command Center, Command Post/Emergency Actions Battle Cab (EABC) for United States Pacific Command, 7th AF/USAFK, 607th Air Operation Center (AOC), and 51st Fighter Wing. Serve as Information System Security Officer and Senior Command Radio-Telephone Operator and processor of real-word and exercise mission-type orders from HHQ to include Emergency Action Messages and Command Critical Information Requirements, and relaying to subordinate units and five collocated operating base, as required. Operate Automated Wing Command and Control Systems and Installation Wide-Area Mass Notification System (GIANT VOICE).


(14 years, 7 months)
Sep 2010 - May 2011
Operation New Dawn (OND)
JBB. Managed C2-VTC as Deputy S3/2, Emergency Manager and Antiterrorism Officer. Supervised Operational Contracting Support of Acquisition, Logistics & Technology engineering and force protection missions. Advised Cmd & Staff on Health, Safety & Welfare of 800 Soldiers, Airmen, Civilians & Contractors. Wrote OPLAN for Responsible Drawdown of Force.
Feb 2007 - Sep 2010
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Joint Base Balad & Contingency Operating Base Speicher. Serve as Ops Plans Officer/Logistics & Ops Specialist. Provide technical support to U.S. Army under Contract Number, W52P1J-06-F-0002 /24 Feb 2007, as a contractor for Dimensions International, Inc., providing Operations and Administration Support to the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade.
May 1999 - Jun 2001
South Korea
Yongsan Army Garrison. Serve as EAP Supt. of Programs & Training, Current Ops Branch, Ops Division, CJ3, UN Cmd, Combined Forces Cmd HQ, USFK. Evaluated 40-plus watch members, conducted 6 Staff Assistance Visits to 3 subordinate CPs, guided 20-plus Crisis Action Team activations, 4 actual events and 4 CPXs. Katchi Kapshida! means We go together!"
Jul 1996 - Jul 1997
South Korea
Osan Air Base. Serve as Senior Ops Controller for 7th Air Force, Air Component Command (ACC) and 51st Fight Wing.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Aug 2010

DAU Ethics Training for Acquisition Technology & Logistics CLM003 Section 890

Aug 2010

DAU Contracting Officer Representative CLC106 Section 891

Jul 2010

FEMA IS-00100.FWa Incident Command System for Federal Workers

Dec 2007

DAU Mission Support Planning CON110 Section 305


Jul 2011

Configuration Management II Basic (CMIIB)

Apr 2010

Villanova Univ. Advance Government Contract Management

Sep 2009

USF Master Certification Internet Marketing

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

Academic Degrees

Civilian Experiences

Mar 2013 - Present
Deploy 30-plus years of CPC2-Mission Command (MC) experience. Help veteran-owned enterprises close space-knowledge gap via digital social media and space-related narrative and literary intelligence. Digitally reconsolidate CPC2 literature reviews under a single veteran-owned, space-based enterprise. Freelance open-source intelligence (OSINT) and research, and copywrite from home-based boutique operation. Reframe and repurpose tropes and catch-phrases for artistic effect to raise perceived value awareness of product and services. Connect with RP members who inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves. Chief Loyalty Liaison (CLL) Business Development Trainer (BDT). Employ creative to help shorten government-contracting sales cycle.
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
1st Vice President
Fulfilled a long-standing Masonic community service commitment. Digitally re-formatted chapter by-laws and standing rules to affect ANSI/EIA-649 and ISO/IEC 38500-compliant Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Governance. Laid Six Sigma cornerstone for future IT initiatives affecting chapter business affairs; duties and responsibilities of directors, officers and employees; corporate meeting are to be conducted; and corporate record keeping. Blessed to received guidance and counseling from our own Trier, Germany-born, and longest serving Chief Bartender-Counselor, Frau Lina Logan (Sunrise August 12, 1938 – Sunset May 15, 2018).
Apr 2012 - Jul 2013
Materiel Manager/Shop Floor Production Supervisor
Manage production and timely manufacturing requirements in tandem with cost, safety, and quality goals. Managed work assignments and communicated production demands to 40+ employees. Reference Bill of Material (BOM) and Material Resource Planning (MRP) system to anticipate, plan, and process production orders. Checked availability of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and confirmed completion of production schedules. Coordinated timely assembly-line SKU-changeovers with warehouse/material management leadership, forklift drivers, and order-pickers. Supervised, trained, and coached material-handling-, fabrication-, copper-, and assembly-line staff to use approved production methods, work instructions, and job aids.
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Configuration Management Specialist
Perform Configuration Status Accounting (CSA) and consulting in support of Scan Eagle and RQ-21A Small Tactical UAS Early Operational Capability (EOC) project. Use SharePoint® Integrated Digital Environment as a CM database to implement plan and realize repeatable and cost-effective quality. Interface/coordinate with System Engineering staff on submitting CM item and Project/Program Delivered Documents (PDD) through workflow for initial release. Baseline/approve technical documents for release per Technical Review Board and/or Configuration Change Board. Verify correct Contract Work Breakdown Structure, document types and numbers, titles, revisions, approved signers, Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses, release dates, revision/version history, and Intellectual Property (IP) markings.