2010-present Department of Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC
Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs

  • Develops policy and manages Department-level oversight for armed private security providers supporting U.S. contingency operations.

  • Develops national and international standards and certification regulating the private security industry;

  • Promotes responsible use of private security functions to enable relief, recovery, and reconstruction of failed of fragile states.

  • Integrates Defense Department efforts with other US Government Agencies, other governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private security industry.

2009-2010 Department of Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC
Consultant, Private Security Policy
  • Advises US Department of Defense regarding government policy for employment of Private Security Companies

  • Provides subject matter expertise for the US Government in international negotiations regarding Private Security Companies

2008-2009 Department of Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC
Chief of Staff, Core Group, Global Security Affairs
  • Developed, negotiated, and implemented Defense Policy concepts towards fragile states

  • Developed US Government policy for employment of Private Security Companies

  • Represented US Government in international negotiations regarding Private Security Companies

2007-2008 United Nations Monrovia, Liberia
Chief of Civil Military Coordination and Commander US Contingent
  • Planned, supervised and executed military humanitarian assistance projects in Liberia

  • Directed and coordinated effort of military contingents from eight nations

  • Implemented unprecedented program of collaboration between military, UN civilian, Liberian government, and non-governmental humanitarian assistance organizations

  • Awarded United Nations Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal

2005-2007 Department of Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC
Chief of Staff, Defense Reconstruction Support Office
  • Supervised a military and civilian staff facilitating cross-governmental support of reconstruction operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Prepared quarterly report to Congress “Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq”

  • Awarded Defense Superior Service Medal

2004-2005 Coalition Provisional Authority Baghdad, Iraq
Chief of Staff, Program Management Office
  • Responsible Staff leadership of a $22 billon program
  • Organized country-wide security operations for strategic reconstruction
  • Established processes and procedures for unity of effort across government, military, and private agencies in the reconstruction of Iraq

Awarded Legion of Merit

2001-2004 US Army Fort Knox, Kentucky
Commander, Fort Knox Emergency Operations Center

  • Established groundbreaking command and control organization for emergency management and support to the Global War on Terrorism
  • Cited by the Joint Staff for “Best Practices” in anti-terrorism and consequence management
  • Established unparalleled partnership among military, local, state, and federal civilian emergency response agencies

Awarded Meritorious Service Medal

1993-2001 US Army Fort Knox, Kentucky
Combat Developments Specialist

  • Developed operational and organizational plans for new army units and methods of employing new units and technologies in war and operations other than war
  • Designed new units successfully employed in Iraq
  • Awarded the Defense Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for contributions to Army Transformation

1980-1993 US Army Various locations
Armor/Cavalry Officer
  • Wide variety of staff and leadership positions in Armor (tank) and Cavalry (reconnaissance) units in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the United States

Awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal