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30yrs+ exp, Sen. Exec Lvl.- Dir. of Ops, TS/SCI, D.O. NATO Belgium, Chief of Strategy, Policy, Plans, 2 M.A.


Date of Clearance Adjudication:
April 15, 2011

June 30, 2017 – September 05, 2031


Current Passport:
Expiration Date – November 24, 2018

– Speaking: Basic, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic

Desired Location:
Stateside – District of Columbia, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia,
Overseas – Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia Montenegro, Spain, Syria, UK, Ukraine, USA,

Highlight Write Up:
• Strategic Planning – Improved NATO’s situational awareness and ability to react in time of crisis by developing a 10-year, $172M strategy to expand and repurpose an existing Special Operations communication and information system.
• Systems Optimization – Supervised development of an automated synchronization system that cut staffing procedures 75%, improved budget forecasts, enabled information management and assessments, and cut associated labor costs 76%.
• Requirements Forecasting– Created a 10-year resource synchronization plan for US Special Operations Command Europe that was used to forecast requirements and was instrumental in validating $50M in new spending proposals to Congress.
• Operational Assessments – Authored a widely-respected, 50-page paper that provided RAND researchers, policy makers, and military commanders with a blueprint for addressing critical shortcomings in US command and control theory and doctrine.
• Process Transformation – Restructured the organization’s decision making processes to reduce labor expenses 50% while establishing clear priorities, streamlining decision making and staffing procedures, and increasing effectiveness.
• Operations and Intelligence Fusion – Developed the NATO Priority Information Requirements, which enhanced the collection of intelligence against operational priorities.
• Technical Writing – Authored three 19-page documents that were instrumental in changing the scope and direction of NATOSOF capacity building in post-1999 NATO Nations.
• Policy Development – Informed the development of US policy to counter-Russia, which enable DoD to gain 3.4 billion in congressional funding.

Geo Location:
North Africa – Duration: 4 years
Middle East – Duration: 6 years
Ukraine – Duration: 4 years
Macedonia – Duration: 3 years
Moldova – Duration: 4 years
Serbia – Duration: 6 months
Baltics – Duration: 5 years
Bulgaria – Duration: 4 years
Romania – Duration: 4 years
Georgia – Duration: 3 years
Poland – Duration: 4 years
Balkans – Duration: 4 years
Jordan – Duration: 1 year
Iraq – Duration: 2 years
Turkey – Duration: 1 year

Position Write Up:
Number of months in position – 24
D.O. (2015 – Present)
NATO Special Operations Headquarters – Mons, Belgium
Oversee the largest directorate, consisting of 41 personnel from 14 different nations. Guide coordination efforts with numerous international government departments and agencies to secure broad support (e.g. forces, funding, etc.) for Special Operations activities throughout the globe. Lead annual synchronization of 340 engagements across 59 NATO and non-NATO countries. Managed development and implementation of 22 programs and 42 projects totaling $30M annually.

• Authored a 102-page plan that set priorities, objectives, and requirements for NATO in Africa, Europe and Middle East.
• Executed a multinational conference that incorporated 24 international speakers and 150 attendees from 25 nations.
• Supervised the development of NATO Special Operations intelligence requirements.
• Developed the NATO plan for SOF capacity building programs in 15 non-NATO nations.
• Led a team that developed the national Armed Forces doctrine for Montenegro.
• Authored a 47-page paper that detailed conceptual gaps in the defense institutions of post-1999 NATO nations.
• Authored a 17-page paper that provided concrete steps in improving SOF mission command in Eastern/Central Europe.

Number of months in position – 36
Chief of Strategy, Policy, Plans and Assessments (2012 – 2015)
US Special Operations Command Europe – Stuttgart, Germany
Establish future strategy and plans for execution of special operations against European and global terror networks. Coordinated, synchronized, and implemented high-priority operations plans and orchestrated sensitive Special Operations support to the Dept. of Defense. Developed ally and partner nations’ special operations forces.

• Developed an 80-page defense capacity building plan that defined requirements, budgeting, and objectives for 51 nations.
• Designed and implemented a European Special Operations assessment program.
• Designed the initial Special Operations strategy to counter Russian aggression.
• Led a comprehensive evaluation of Ukraine SOF, which resulted in $38 million in Congressional funding.
• Developed an interagency plan that delivered life-saving medical supplies and training to Ukrainian Soldiers.
• Initiated the concept that resulted in the first steady state US named operation in the European Theater.
• Led a team that successfully established a Ministry of Defense SOF Directorate in Macedonia.
• Managed a network of 6 US European Special Operations Liaison Officers (SOLOs).

Number of months in position – 36
Senior Special Operations Advisor (2009 – 2012)
Directorate United Kingdom Special Forces – London, UK
Served as the sole embedded Dept. of Defense representative to the UK Directorate Special Forces, which increased US access within UK defense and interagency structures, and enabled rapid US support to UK operations and activities around the globe.
• Established collaboration venues designed to accelerate engagement between the US and the UK. Facilitated strategic-level synchronization of counterterrorism and contingency planning, information sharing activities, and support between UK and US.
• Implemented collaboration venues that resulted in a UK and US counterterrorism framework for Yemen.
• Shaped planning and policy development by providing monthly counterterrorism assessments to the US Ambassador.
• Enhanced the capabilities of UK hostage rescue activities in Africa by increasing US technical support.
• Served in the capacity of a Foreign Area Officer; coordinated daily with senior UK agencies and departments.
• Led the interagency approval process for a US counterterrorism position in the UK.
• Performed Foreign Disclosure Officer duties; disclosed over 2,000 documents over a 3-year period.

Number of months in position – 24
Director of Plans and Operations (2006 – 2009)
US Special Operations Command – Tampa, FL
Managed the 110-member Dept. of Defense Crisis Action Team. Led prioritization in synchronization of Dept. of Defense global “disrupt and response” strategy and planning against terrorist threats. Orchestrated development of intelligence and directed information operations and strategic communication support for response planning.

• Developed the first national level planning system and authored joint doctrine to communicate the process.
• Supervised development of a 150-page DoD contingency plan that enabled Presidential decision-making in crisis periods.
• Selected to manage two highly sensitive Secretary of Defense directed operational programs.

Number of months in position – 12
Task Force Director of Operations (2005 – 2006)
5th Special Forces Group – Mosul, Iraq
Directed planning, deployment, and day-to-day activities of a 600-member Special Operations Task Force to Mosul, Iraq – the longest and largest Special Forces Battalion deployment since Vietnam.

• Developed the training strategy and logistical support plans for a 20K-person Iraqi force.
• Improved training standardization and strengthened force readiness of 20 Iraqi battalions in Northern Iraq.
• Created a counter-intelligence screening program for all company and battalion commanders in Northern Iraq.

Number of months in position – 12
Special Forces Company Commander (2004 – 2005)
5th Special Forces Group – Fallujah, Iraq
Led 100-member team in the planning and execution of 184+ combat operations in Western Iraq. Responsible for the special operations planning and execution in Western Iraq. Maintained accountability of $15.8M+ in physical assets.

• Developed the Special Operations campaign for Western Iraq and led the planning for the recapture of Fallujah.
• Honored to serve as the Senior Special Operations Commander and Advisor for General James Mattis.

Number of months in position – 36
Special Operations Plans Chief (1999 – 2002)
Joint Readiness Training Center – Fort Polk, LA
Directed a team of 44 military personnel and civilian contractors with an annual budget of $5M. Responsible for the scenario development, budget and execution of battalion-level Army Special Forces exercises. Coached and mentored tactical forces and staffs during realistic and complex air, ground, and maritime special operations.

• Modernized legacy exercise development procedures while reducing contractor costs by $1M over three years.
• Executed 6 nation-wide Special Operation exercises that resulted in the training and evaluation of 2,500 personnel.

Number of months in position – 36
Special Operations Projects Commander (1996 – 1999)
5th Special Forces Group – Fort Campbell, KY
Led the largest Special Forces Detachment in US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), including guiding 24 personnel, managing a $650K+ budget, and maintaining accountability for $1M physical assets.

• Established the first chemical weapons certified inspection team in USASOC history.
• Led a team that was responsible for developing the data for the pre-crisis assault planning at 6 high risk embassies in the Middle East and North Africa.
• Developed the Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation plans for 6 at risk embassies in the former Soviet Union, Africa and Middle East.


Skills Write Up:
• National Planning Systems.
• Strategic Planning.
• Policy development.
• Operational Assessments.
• Critical Factors Analysis.
• NATO and European Defense.
• Defense Institutional Building.
• Security Cooperation and Assistance Authorities.
• Counterterrorism, Hybrid and Unconventional Warfare.
• Designing synchronization venues among DoD departments and foreign agencies.
• Operations and Intelligence fusion and integration.
• Requirements Development and Forecasting.
• Process Transformation.
• Systems Optimization.

Education Write Up:

• Masters of Airpower Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, 2004.

• Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University – Maxwell Air Force Base, 2003.

• Bachelor of Science, Pre-Law, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 1990.

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