I retired from the U.S. Army at the grade of Major after a rewarding 20 + years in positions of significant technical and command responsibilities, to include duties as a Flight Detachment Commander and Aviation Safety Officer for a Commanding General responsible for 12000 Soldiers. I served as a command pilot, flight test director, aviation safety officer, flight instructor/evaluator and maintenance test/project pilot and responsible for managing flight operations, flight testing and maintenance for fixed wing tactical aircraft. In addition, I was involved in several aircraft accident investigation. Additionally, I've Lead, commanded, managed, and conducted combat and combat training of soldiers; Infantry, Armored, and Aviation Companies including associated combat equipment.
Customer Service Representative
From February 2013
Provide Information and Services to US Cellular Customers
Sales Associate - Meat Department
December 2011 - February 2013
Stock meat shelves and provide recommendations to customers for best choices.
July 2011 - November 2011
Remote Pilot Aircraft, (RPA) System Safety Engineer
U. S. Air Force, HQ Air Force Safety Center
March 2011 - June 2011
ñ Identify, mitigate, hazards and develop Safety Cases for Unmanned Aircraft
Systems operating in the National Airspace System.
LEAD SENIOR SYSTEMS SAFETY ENGINEER
Division of L-3 Communications
November 2010 - March 2011
ñ Identify, develop, conduct and mitigate Hazards for the Extended Long Range Air
Launch Target Vehicle. Write System Safety Program Plans (SSPPs); Safety
Assessment Reports (SARs); and Safety Hazard Analysis (SHAs). In addition, primary focal point for all Environmental Health & Safety issues/audits for Coleman Aerospace facilities.
Weapon Systems Analyst
Tec Masters, Inc
August 2010 - October 2010
CONTRACT SYSTEM SAFETY ENGINEER
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal
April 2008 - June 2010
ñ Identify, develop, mitigate and conduct Hazard Analysis/Assessments for the ARES 1
Upper Stage Crew Launch Vehicle transporting ORION, Crew Exploration Vehicle into low orbit. NOTE: Additional responsibilities include working with other
engineering diciplines in the development and expansion, when required, of Fault
Trees for Flight Termination System (Premature Activation or Failure to Activate, if
required) and Pyrotechnics between stage separations.
CONTRACT SYSTEMS SAFETY ENGINEER
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
November 2007 - February 2008
ñ Develop Preliminary System/Subsystems Safety Assessment Reports, conduct Hazard Analysis and Functional Hazard Assessments for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program (CH-148 Cyclone)
SYSTEMS SAFETY ENGINEER
A-P-T Research, Inc
April 2007 - October 2007
ñ Identify, review and mitigate potential/observed hazards in support of Warfighter's safety associated with development, testing and employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), land vehicles and equipment for offensive and defensive weapons systems to counter IEDs/UXO (Improvised Explosive Devices/Unexploded Ordnance).
ñ Provide Safety Assessment Reports, Safety Releases or Safety Confirmation Recommendations for fielding noted Systems at the National Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Integrated Test and Evaluation Center (NACCITEC), Yuma Proving Grounds, U. S. Army Garrison, Yuma, AZ.
SENIOR SYSTEMS SAFETY ENGINEER
Forth Worth, TX
January 2006 - February 2007
ñ Working with Reliability and Maintainability Engineers developed System Safety Programs IAW MIL-Std-882 and other applicable documents for Elbit Fort Worth on several air and land vehicles associated with software and hardware components for Commercial, DoD and allied military forces.
ñ Advised senior management, technical project managers and fellow engineers when and where effective changes required insuring optimum performance and customer satisfaction.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PLANNER
Northrop Grumman, Information Technology
April 2002 - November 2005
RISK/SYSTEMS SAFETY/GOVERNMENT PROJECT/OFFICE/PROPERTY
ñ Project focal point for handling project-related risk management processes and procedures.
ñ Project system safety focal point for ensuring software and hardware change not adversely affect aircraft or air crew safety.
ñ Managed all project-related Northrop Grumman and Government Property including any associated calibration activities for this equipment.
ñ Provided project-related USAF technical order distribution management support, including document inventory, ordering, and distribution.
ñ Supported the project manager in performing other project-related technical activities, as required.
CONTRACT FLIGHT TEST ENGINEER
DynCorp Technical Services, Inc
March 2001 - March 2002
ñ Provided direction for UH-1Y aircraft ground and flight test activities covering various engineering disciplines to include aerodynamics, power plant and propulsion systems, and avionics and data systems (acquisition, monitoring, and processing).
ñ Coordinated test program requirements, analyzed test data, and developed and wrote test reports within the engineering community and the U. S. Marine Corps/Government Representatives to insure the safe, accurate, and efficient execution of all tests.
March 2000 - June 2000
SYSTEMS SAFETY ENGINEER
Kalman & Company
July 2000 - March 2001
ñ Met System Safety responsibilities for NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Hypersonic Unmanned Control Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) X-34, Unmanned Control Space Maneuvering Vehicle X-37 and Boeing/NASA's prototype blended wing body (BWB) Recon (Revolutionary Concept).
ñ Performed preliminary development of the 350-400 passenger aircraft, Flying Wing.
ñ Using latest System Safety concepts, performed Preliminary Hazard Analysis and Risk Analysis, applying to systems engineering and systems management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis to identify, assess and control hazards, while designing or modifying systems; accident potential was eliminated or reduced by eliminating or controlling hazards.
TEST DIRECTOR/CHIEF TEST CONDUCTOR/ENGINEERING SPECIALIST
February 1981 - March 2000
ñ Managed, performed and independently responsible for all phases of ground testing to prepare B-2 for flight after major Block 10 through 30 modifications, Air Combat Systems at Palmdale, CA (7+ years).
ñ Worked shoulder to shoulder with Flight Test Director.
ñ Contributed to the certification of airworthiness and readiness for flight test.
ñ Supervised test center, control room and console operations.
ñ Made real-time decisions under pressure to ensure safe, cost-effective achievement of time-critical test objectives.
ñ Recognized as instrumental in successful completion of program.
Prior Northrop Grumman Corporation responsibilities:
QUALITY SPECIALIST/LEAD PROJECT QUALITY PROCESS/SENIOR LIAISON
Leader of team which developed advanced composites with critical low observable (LO) characteristics, manufacturing processes and quality inspection/NDT requirements at inception of B-2 Program. Participated in Material & Process development, preliminary/critical design reviews, production and first flight readiness reviews. Material Review Board (MRB) authority dispositioning non-conformances on the B-2. Interacted with Boeing engineers in Seattle and LTV Ft. Worth/Dallas to interface on structural design issues.
Test Director/Chief Test Conductor, B-2 Stealth Bomber
Aeronautical and System Safety Engineer for Northrop Grumman Information Technology, responsible for KC-135 Aircraft Engine upgrades (CFM-56) and automated en-route refueling system. This also includes reviewing, revising and updating Plans regarding hazards associated with the software systems integration. Previous experience with Northrop Grumman; served as a Liaison Engineer (structures & composites) with MRB authority. Subsequently promoted to Test Director and Chief Test Conductor responsible for all ground testing including systems integration, power up, functional testing, operation checks and maintenance to prepare the B-2 Stealth Bomber for flight testing after a major Block 30 modification. I had previously served as a Design Liaison Engineer with MRB authority for Boeing and Northrop Grumman. And more recently identify hazard as System Safety Engineer for NASA’s ARES I Upper Stage Crew Launch Vehicle to boost ORION, Crew Exploration Vehicle into low orbit.
Qualifications & Certifications
Command & General Staff College
Seattle City College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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