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Accomplished and motivated technical engineer, manager, and executive with more than 26 years of leadership positions in technical program management, acquisition development and operation research support. Over 10 years of teaching experience at the university level. Over 30 published papers and/or technical presentations. Spearheaded over 40 international scientific and engineering conferences/workshops as a steering committee member while assigned in Europe. Solid experience in many engineering disciplines and missions: control and modeling of large flexible space structures, communications system, electro-optics, high-energy lasers, missile seekers/sensors for precision guided munitions, image processing/recognition, information technologies, space, air and missile warning, missile defense, and homeland defense.


2003-Present: Founder and President, elite WORKS, LLC (on-line education, training and consulting company on engineering, systems engineering and online marketing)

1999-2003:     Vice-Director of Analysis for NORAD, NORTHCOM, and STRATCOM (USSPACECOM) CO

1996-1999:     Deputy Commander and Chief Scientist, European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, London, UK (also Chief, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tri-Service Network Manager)

1995-1996:     Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Ft McNair, Washington DC

1991-1995:     Chief, Advanced Guidance Division and Chief, Seeker/Sensor Technology Branch, Eglin AFB, FL

1990-1991:     Deputy Chief, Subsystems Engineering Division, Sensor Fuzed Weapon and Airfield Attack System Program Office, Eglin AFB, FL

1989-1990:     Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

1984-1989:     Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering; Branch Chief for Resources, Director for Personnel, USAF Academy

1982-1984:     PhD Student (modeling and control of large flexible space structures), University of New Mexico, NM

1978-1982:     High Energy Laser Optical Engineer/Program Control Officer, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB NM
1977-1978:     Masters Student (electro-optics and study of Fundamental Limitations on Optical Trackers), Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Member
IEEE Control Systems Society


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, May 87
MS, Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Jun 96
MSEE (Electro-optics), Air Force Institute of Technology, Dec 78
BS (Cum-Laude), University of California, Los Angeles, Jun 77

Relevant Air Force Training

Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Residence), Jun 96 (Chief Executive Management Preparation)
Air Command and Staff College (Residence), May 90. (Senior Executive Management Preparation)

DOD Acquisition Professional Development Program Certifications:

Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University
Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Level III
Program Management, Level II


Honored Member, Empire Who's Registry for Executives and Professional, 2003-2004

Supervisor of the Year, Air Force Research Laboratory/ Armament Directorate, Jun 95

USAF Academy Outstanding Military Educator, May 89
USAF Academy Outstanding Electrical Engineering Educator, May 88

Air Force Systems Command Outstanding Quarterly Scientific Achievement Award, Apr - Jun 79

AFROTC Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Jun 75

California State Scholarship, Jun 73


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