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Expert in MANPRINT, Manpower, Personnel Integration, Human Factors, Training, System Safety, Survivability

Expert ID: 728748 South Carolina, USA

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Expert has over 30 years experience in the human factors arena. He first started as an intern at the US Army Human Engineering Laboratory progressing to a technical expert supporting a variety of Department of Defense (DoD) projects and programs. Expert has applied the principles of human factors engineering through his career by planning, directing and conducting research, applying HFE to development of systems and Test and Evaluation of products and systems.

Expert has served as the MANPRINT (Manpower and Personnel Integration) and Human Factors Lead on one of the US Army's top priority programs, the Crusader Program (Development of a new indirect fire artilley system).

Expert has served on the Operating Board of the DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Adivsory Group (HFETAG) including being the Chairman of the Design Tools and Techniques Sub-TAG. The HFETAG is the DoD organization which advises and recommends to the Secretary of Defense, the direction of HFE application throughout DoD encompassing the areas of research, applications and T&E.

ExpertJee is also a longtime and respected member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Expert has a Master's of Science in Engineering Management from Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL.

Expert is a US Army Command and General Staff College, Center of Army Leadership (CAL) certified instructor for the US Army CAL Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Course. The course is administered to US Army employees to develop their leadership and management skills, and provides tools and techniques for team development, conflict management, and overall confidence building.

In his last two assignments, Expert served in the Offices of the Project Manager - Paladin FAASV (Current Self-Propelled Howitzer System) and the Program Manager - Crusader (Development of a New Indirect Fire Artillery System) responsible for managing and directing the MANPRINT (Manpower and Personnel Integration ) team.
Expert was a Senior Program Management and System Engineer that planned, directed and coordinated the activities of his team in performing engineering support, and had fiscal and technical responsibilities over his inter-disciplinary team.

Expert consulted on the development of the Weapon Systems Style Guide. He provided expertise on human factors engineering and weapon system development.Expert consulted on development of a methodology for testing and evaluation of Liquid Propellant Colorants and Odorants in conjunction with The Office of the Surgeon General. He researched and study olfactory issues and eventually developed a method to successfully evaluate the effectiveness of colorants and odorants in Liquid Propellant.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Subject: Engineering Management Institution: Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL
Year: 1973 Degree: BS Subject: Aerospace Engineering Institution: Polytechnic University of NYU, New York, NY

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: US Army Project Manager Paladin/FAASV Title: Program Management and System Engineer Department: Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Responsibilities:
Expert served as Senior Program Management and Systems Engineer for PALADIN/FAASV (indirect fire/artillery systems) program. He used interdisciplinary engineering skills, program management knowledge and abilities to integrate system engineering, system integration and product development and fielding activities for the PALADIN/FAASV program with respect to acquisition and support; engineering and integration; quality; testing and evaluation; logistics; maintenance and MANPRINT areas including system safety and human factors. Specifically, Expert:

• Developed project plans and madeskey technical decisions relating to system integration and product development of interfacing technologies including but not limited to armaments and resupply; munitions (projectiles and propellants); mobility/survivability; electronics and C4.
• Ensured that related product assurance, testing, production and fielding activities are consistent with programmatic requirements.
• Served as SE technical expert on internal (i.e., T&E IPT, System Safety WG) and external working groups/IPTs providing guidance, recommendations, and methodologies for resolution of System Engineering related problems.
• Participated in and represented the PM at meetings, conferences, and program reviews. Plans, directs and coordinates various IPT efforts with other PM staff, contractors, and support agencies.
• Specifically managed the following Paladin/FAASV programs:
o Graphical User Interface for the Paladin Digital Fire Control System
o Muzzle Velocity Radar System
o Projectile Tracking System Integration
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: US Army Program Manager Crusader Title: Program Management and System Engineer Department: Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Responsibilities:
Expert served as the MANPRINT Manager and primary division staff advisor for Crusader (new weapon development for indirect fire/artillery system) programs. He was responsible for managing and directing the planning and integration of all MANPRINT elements (i.e., Manpower, Personnel, Training, Human Factors Engineering (HFE), System Safety, Health Hazards and Soldier Survivability) which comprise the Systems Engineering (SE)/Logistics Support System. Expert was responsible for:

• Leading coordinateing and directing the interdisciplinary Crusader MANPRINT Integrated Product Team (MIPT) which includes PM staff, TRADOC System Manager staff, contractor personnel, and other governmental agencies including the Army Research Laboratory, the Surgeon General, Army Safety Center, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, and Personnel Command.
• Established MANPRINT policy and directs preparation of program management plans, requirement documents, Integrated Logistics Support and SE milestones and schedules.
• Served as SE technical expert on internal (i.e., T&E IPT, System Safety WG) and external working groups/IPTs providing guidance, recommendations, and methodologies for resolution of System Engineering related problems.
• Expert specifically managed the following Crusader programs:
o Crusader MANPRINT program
o Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS)
o Multi-Option Fuze – Artillery (MOFA)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1997 Employer: US Army Research Laboratory Title: General Engineer Department: Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Responsibilities:
ExpertJee served at a number of US Army Research Laboratory locations over his 24 years:
US Army Research Laboratory, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 1977 – 1997
US Army Research Laboratory, Frankford Arsenal, PA 1975 – 1977
US Army Human Engineering Laboratory, Aberdeen PG, MD 1973 – 1975

Expert served as a Senior Project Engineer and Manpower and Personnel Integration (MANPRINT) expert, consultant and technical specialist with responsibility to support and monitor the application of HFE/MANPRINT program activities for organizations engaged in RDTE and production of conceptual and new materiel systems, particularly armament and ammunition systems. Expert perfomed the following:

• Planning, directing and conducting HFE/MANPRINT program activities and establish HFE/MANPRINT requirements for assigned project offices and other supported organizations by utilizing appropriate system engineering approaches and methodologies.
• Planed and conducted System Engineering/MANPRINT/HFE/System Safety/Soldier Survivability analyses and tests to provide data to support system design efforts, including test design, data analysis, and report preparation. Provided briefings as required to present results and recommendations.
• Expert specifically supported the following US Army programs:
o Division Air Defense System (DIVADS)
o Division Support Weapon System/Advanced Field Artillery System
o Joint Lightweight Howitzer System
o Advanced Scout Helicopter

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1973 to 2004 Agency: US Army Role: Program Management and Engineer Description: Expert served the US Army for 31 years performing as a General Engineer, Human Factors Engineer, and a Program Management and System Engineer.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1997 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Expert supported the Japanese effort to test their new artillery weapon. Reviewed test protocals to ensure acceptable procedures for safety and human engineering.
Years: 1984 to 1989 Country / Region: Israel Summary: Expert supported the PM Paladin with respect to the Israeli version of the Self-Propelled Howtizer. Expert ensured the application of Human Factors is in accordance with guidance normally applied to US vehicles.
Years: 1990 to 1990 Country / Region: England Summary: Expert was an evaluator of the United Kingdom Self-Propelled Howitzer System in conjunction with the US Army Procurement of a new artillery system.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Licenses / Certifications
Army Acquisition Corp Certification Level III (Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering).
Professional Appointments
Operating Board, DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (HFETAG).

Chairman, Design Tools and Techniques Sub-TAG, HFETAG.

Chairman, MANPRINT Panel, Cannon Artillery Propulsion Evaluation Board


Awards / Recognition
US Army Special Act Awards (9);

US Army Performance Awards (6).

Medical / Professional
US Army Human Engineering Laboratory Intern (1975).
Publications and Patents Summary
4 US Army Technical Memorandum and Technical Note Publications.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
US Army Command and General Staff College, Center of Army Leadership certified instructor for the CAL Leadership, Education and Development Course.

Acquisition Life-Cycle Course Lecturer
Vendor Selection
During his career, Expert was required to research and procure both equipment and information from Academia and Vendors, specifically: developing a methodology to evaluate Colorant and Odorant Impact for Liquid Propellants; evaluating display/screen technology for application on the Crusader; and investigating crew-served cooling technolgy for armored vehicles.
Marketing Experience
In serving as an Operating Board Member of the DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (HFETAG), Expert gained insight to the availability and lack of available technology to address HFE deficiencies throughout DoD. Presentations from both stakeholders and vendors provided an understanding of both problems and potential solutions in a number of Human Factors Engineering domains.
Other Relevant Experience
Due to the variety and scope of the projects and programs which Expert supported during his 31 year government career, he has a wealth of understanding and diversity which is unequalled. He has worked on projects and programs in every phase of the Acquisition Life-Cycle (from Development to Fielding to Termination) encompassing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert had 6 years of French during his elementry and high school education.
German Expert had 3 Years of German during his college education.

Fields of Expertise

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