Chief Learning Officer

Strategic Knowledge Solutions, Inc · Leavenworth, Kansas
September 2011 – May 2015
Private firm focused on knowledge management, organizational learning, and expertise development.
  • Led corporate practice areas focused on communities of practice, instructional system design, and leadership.
  • Consulted with clients and developed solutions for knowledge management/organizational learning problems.
  • Developed winning contract proposals, including a $2.6M instructional systems design program integrating three companies and personnel located around the country for the U.S. Army.
  • Developed and taught Knowledge Manager, Knowledge Leader, and Cognitive Task Analysis training and certification programs for Fortune 500, Federal, and Department of Defense (US Army, US Marine Corps) clients.
  • Co-wrote and published an executive guidebook on effective social learning using communities of practice.
  • Led a selectively-manned team of educators to deliver a high-energy experiential learning curriculum.
  • Advised commandant on effective learning approaches to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Trained 48-member “fresh-from-the-field” (no experience) team on effective experiential teaching techniques.
  • Guided implementation of online curriculum; eliminated expensive tech infrastructure using BYOD methods.
  • Guided leadership, curriculum, and technology programs affecting 1,500 resident classroom students, 2,500 Air Force squadron commanders around the world, and 10,000 graduate-level online learning students.
  • Created the first Air Force community of practice to prove the value of social tools for lifelong learning.
  • Coordinated Call for Papers, paper selection, and presentation activities for AETC Symposia 2010-2011.

Commander, 31st Student Squadron

Squadron Officer College, U.S. Air Force · Montgomery, Alabama
July 2009 – August 2011
The Air Force’s premier leadership development school. Organized to educate, motivate, and mentor young Air Force officers to become effective team  leaders. Trains over 3,000 Air Force, civilian, and international students annually.

Chief, Squadron Commander Professional Development

Air Command and Staff College, U.S. Air Force · Montgomery, Alabama
June 2006 – June 2009
The Air Force’s graduate school for commanders and staff officers.  Delivers continuing education programs and a 12-month master’s degree in leadership, command, military history, national security, and joint warfighting.

Space Operations Professional Assignments

Air Force Space Command · Locations incl. Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Thule, Greenland
1991 – 2005
Air Force Space Command is the owner/operator of all Air Force satellites, providing resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the Air Force, Joint Force, and the Nation. Transferred to U.S. Space Force in 2020.
Assignments in space and missile operations spanning multiple disciplines including systems engineering, satellite command and control, missile launch, space surveillance, orbital analysis, and policy/executive staff management. Training and education responsibilities in all assignments from Line Instructor/Evaluator to Chief of Training.