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Expert in Logistics, Transportation, IT Services, NATO Operations, Corporate Recovery

Expert ID: 732477 Virginia, USA

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Expert has 40 years' experience in military and commercial logistics organizations. He was the lead logistics planner for the Iraq invasion and Commander of the logistics units executing the plan (2002-3). He was also Senior Operator of the US Transportation Command managing the Defense Transportation Network (DTS) to include cargo & VIP aircraft, rail, truck and ocean contracts (2006-8). He was Commander of Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command operating worldwide military ports, transportation engineering analysis, household goods movement and IT systems. He served as chief US negotiator for US cargo movements in Pakistan (2004-6). He has managed two thousand commercial trucks retrograding ammunition from Saudi Arabia following the Gulf War achieving 30% cost reduction using ITV & load optimization (1990-1). Expert also reduced container detention cost from $15M/ month to zero (2005). While managing the Defense Transportation System (2006-8), he improved on-time delivery by 50%, decreased variation by 20%, and reduced cost by $100M in one year. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor in international logistics forums.

As CEO of his eponymous consulting firm, Expert has provided capture organization, review and cost estimation for a $1.3B transportation information proposal on behalf of a company with limited government contracting experience. As President of a technology company, Expert provided IT support for Army inventory management, maintenance management and food service, won 40% of IT proposals and doubled capture revenue. Additionally, as Boeing Log C2 Executive, he led a multi-company team in developing a $900M IT-based distribution center within the Saudi Arabia Economic Cities project. On active duty, Expert managed numerous large logistics IT programs to include the Army’s Program of the Year valued at over $100M (2001). He implemented the Army’s first active tracking of convoy and cargo movements (1990-1). He also managed US Transportation Command’s Information Technology portfolio ($350M) with a 1st-year savings of over $90M (2006-8). He served as Portfolio Manager for the Army’s logistics Information Technology portfolio during $1B expansion to satellite connectivity (2003-4).

Expert was selected from over 200 General/ Flag Officers nominated from 20 countries to be NATO's first Logistics Senior Mentor. He is one of 11 retired General/ Flag Officers from five countries supporting the NATO Response Force HQs. During biannual exercises, he also provided daily advice and recommendations to senior officers, staffs and training teams. In addition to working with NATO Joint Logistics Commanders/ Staffs, he supported requirements development for NATO next generation log information technology. Expert also served as Senior Mentor to the Comprehensive Operational Planning Course for both NATO and the UN.

Expert led the recovery of the nation's largest veterans service organization following a public relations crisis resulting in the dismissal of their CEO & COO. His internal reorganization, marketing changes and external engagement resulted in a return to public confidence as evidenced by positive fund raising following a 50% decline. Expert led the recovery of an information technology company that had lost 90% of its revenue and had not won a contract in the 18 months prior to his hiring. Under his leadership, the company won 60% of their proposals and nearly doubled in revenue in 12 months.

Provided Executive Consultant support for a $1.3B government 3rd party logistics services and IT support contract. Support included developing proposal strategy, win themes, customer hot buttons, teammate recommendations, and capture manning. Helped to organize the proposal response format, provided written input to management summary, and reviewed entire document for compliance and compelling rationale. Provided input to pricing strategy and specific inputs to differentiating diversification for lanes of business.

Provided business strategy consulting for a $400M company with a five year objective of growing to $1B. Support included identification of core capabilities, examination of potential opportunities, development of strategic partnerships, calculation of workshare and P-Win, and presentations to governing board.
Provided consultation for several businesses which had recently graduated from small business status in all aspects of business strategy, proposal and capture, partner management, core capability definition, and manning. Successfully assisted in their successful transition from the protected environment of a small business to the competitive environment of large businesses.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: Master of Science Subject: National Resource Strategy Institution: National Defense University
Year: 1978 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Systems Management Institution: University of Southern California
Year: 1975 Degree: Maintenance Test Pilot Course Subject: Helicopter Test Flight Institution: Fort Eustis, VA
Year: 1974 Degree: Rotary Wing Aviation Course Subject: Helicopter Basic Course Institution: Fort Rucker, AL
Year: 1972 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Engineering Institution: United States Military Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: He is President & CEO of a service disabled veteran owned small business specializing in logistics, transportation, information technology and technology integration in all phases of program capture, proposal and execution.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: Title: Senior Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed a $100M portfolio with 10% annual growth delivering training, IT, R&D, installation management, modeling & simulation, and engineering support to US and international customers.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Boeing’s Logistics Services Group Title: Dir of Log C2/Dir of Adv Svcs & Spt Department: Responsibilities: Expert served as architect & manager. He developed the strategy for domestic and international captures using Boeing organic capabilities and partner contributions. He led the winning logistics services proposal for the UK MoD’s $1.2B multi-year Log Info Svcs contract.
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: Title: Interim CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert led their recovery from a public relations crisis following the dismissal of the CEO & COO to a return to public confidence and hiring a permanent CEO.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2008 Agency: US Transportation Command Role: Dir of Operations & Plans (J3) Description: Chief Operating Officer of the Defense Transportation System supporting the full spectrum of security and humanitarian objectives. Distribution Process Manager for supply chain and information systems support. DOD’s functional proponent for in-transit visibility and manager of military’s small jet fleet (400 aircraft).
Years: 2004 to 2006 Agency: Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Cmd Role: Commanding General Description: Chief Executive Officer for 5,000 personnel operating 24 worldwide seaports with contracts over $4B for ocean movements, port services, stevedoring, highway transport, rail, information management, household goods and third party logistics. Provided transportation engineering analysis and deployment modeling for all movements and equipment certification.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Agency: Deputy Director for Logistics Role: Headquarters Dept of the Army Description: Principal assistant for Army logistics responsible for logistics policy formulation, readiness oversight, and program development. Directed the Logistics Transformation Agency and a $200M logistics information technology portfolio. Initiated the first end-to-end investment analysis of equipment readiness.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Agency: 3rd Corps Support Command (Germany & Iraq) Role: Commanding General Description: Commanded 20K soldiers sustaining Army forces invading Iraq, to include transportation, construction, maintenance, logistics support. Built the $5B logistics network for receipt, tracking, & warehousing. Built and managed all camps in Iraq. Set up governing councils and legal systems. Rebuilt 400+ schools.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Agency: Dir for Transportation, Energy & Troop Support Role: Headquarters Dept of the Army Description: Managed Army Strategic Mobility Program, Army Energy budget, Army Subsistence budget and Army Uniform. Strategic Responsiveness Lead for the Army Quadrennial Review resulting in procurement of the Joint High Speed Vessel and funding for Ultra Large Airlifter research.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2015 to 2015 Country / Region: Stavanger, Norway & Beja, Portugal Summary: Senior Mentor to NATO readiness exercise
Years: 2015 to 2015 Country / Region: Stavanger, Norway & Brunnsum, Netherlands Summary: Senior Mentor to NATO readiness exercise
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Mons, Belgium Summary: Senior Mentor Conference at SHAPE HQ
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Stavanger, Norway & Naples, Italy Summary: Senior Mentor to NATO readiness exercise
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Stavanger, Norway & Menorca, Spain Summary: Senior Mentor to NATO readiness exercise

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Association of United States Army (1980-2018)
National Defense Industrial Association (2001-2018)
Transportation Corps Regimental & Aviation Assoc. (1995-2018)
National Defense Transportation Association (1986-2018)
Airlift/ Tanker Association (1998-2015)
Army Quartermaster Association(1996-2015)
Paralyzed Veterans Golf Assoc. Board Member (2008-2018)
Boy Scouts of America (1965-2017)
Wounded Warrior Program Board Member (2015-2018)
Warriors Heart Board Member (2016-2018)
Code of Support Board Member (2016-2018)
Licenses / Certifications
Commercial Single Engine Rotary Wing Aviator License
Commercial Fixed Wing Aviator License
Awards / Recognition
Army Transportation Corps Hall of Fame
National Defense Transportation Association President's Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Numerous articles for NDTA Magazine (defense transportation journal), Army Times, and NATO Joint Warfare Centre Periodical.

Fields of Expertise

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