Innovative thought leader with "Tri-Sector" experience in improving efficiency, identifying objectives, and establishing steps that meet goals. A self-proclaimed original non-traditionalist/non-conformist, who dares to be different. Focused on “making a difference, one person—one step at a time.”
MA Computer Resources and Information Management
1999 - 2000 (1 year) Kansas
at Kansas State University
1979 - 1983 (4 years) Kansas
at Manhattan High School
1976 - 1979 (3 years) Kansas
Research, Innovatgion, Enagement, Collaboration
Committed to solving Global Grand Challenges and navigating the mysteries of it all with a focus on making a difference; one person-one step at a time.
A career of tri-sector experience in military, industry and academia. Currently serves as Development Director for Kansas State University within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Prior to joining KSU, served as a Technical Director and Senior Subject Matter Expert for ManTech International in support of HQMC Intelligence Department and its Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) office and Technology and Innovation Directorate; and as the Director for Mosaic ATM, Inc.’s Autonomous Systems Group. Between 1984-2010, served in the United States Marine Corps and rose in rank from Private to Colonel. During my military career, served as an (0231) intelligence analyst while enlisted, and as an officer held military occupational designations as an (0202) Marine Air Ground Task Force Intelligence Officer, (0240) Imagery Officer, (0540) Space Operations Officer, and (8058) Acquisition Professional earning DAIWIA Level III Certification as Program Manager and member of the acquisition community while PM-Marine Intelligence Systems. Held command positions as a Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon Commander, Commander of the 2nd Force Imagery Interpretation Unit (FIIU), and Commanding Officer Company E (Western Europe and Canada), Marine Security Guard Battalion (Department of State). Served as the Marine Corps Senior Departmental Requirements Officer (DRO) and as the Imagery and Collections Section Head while serving with the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; as the Branch Head for HQMC Intelligence Departments Imagery and Geospatial Plans and Policy Branch, and concluded my career as the Chief of Staff for the Secretary of Defense Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force (ISRTF). Have served at every operational level of the Marine Corps from Battalion, Regiment, Division, Wing, MEU and MEF; within the Marine Corps supporting establishment, HQMC and on the OUSD-I staff. Committed to lifelong learning focused on supporting efforts to address the complexities of the intelligence community and inter-agency information management, strategy and decision making, talent acquisition, knowledge & insight management, educational and operational environments.