My draft notice was received on 02SEP72 having just started the the Fall term only 3 days earlier. Deferments ended in '71, so it was just a matter of time with only a double-digit draft number received in AUG71. At that time, you were to report in 30 days along wth having 20 days to find another branch to enlist in -- the only two branches needing draftees were the Army and the Marines. Several days later, was withdrawing from college. Another day later found me enlisting in the USAF in thier delayed enlistment for "going in" in DEC72. I became a pretty good Electronic CounterMeasures (ECM, also known as Electronic Warfare (EW)) Technician mainly being a bench tech repairing faulty airborne (e.g.: B-52G/H, F-4E, and OV-10B) ECM receivers down to the component level. Back in school after the USAF, I concurrently worked at the General Electric Medical Circuit Board Plant outside of Milwaukee, WI as a tech on the midnight shift (repairing analog/digital boards that had failed thier automated testing from that day's production runs). Enticed by a good friend, Mike Mohawk, from my days in the USAF now working at a well-established and respected Aerial Reconnaissance Camera manufacturer based in Barrington, IL (northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL) and burnt-out from school and work, I withdrew as a 3rd year student after the Fall '78 Quarter finished starting work as a Field Service Engineer from late '78 to mid-'81 - I worked some CONUS initially, but was mostly OCONUS travelling a lot in the Pacific with a bit of South America. The experiences during and shortly after my 4-year stint in the USAF ('72-'76) formed the drive for returning back to school in AUG81 and completing my bachelor’s degree in AUG83.
Following graduation, I landed as an EW electronic hardware design engineer for RF, analog, digital circuitry on defense contracts evolving to more paper-based activities further into my career as a Senior Systems Engineer. The career transitioned later to the "dark side” into leadership and management as an Engineering Manager and with various Project and Program Manager positions. About half of my career has involved international business travel or living and working OCONUS. Numerous corporate and customer Certificates of Appreciation, spot awards, and recommendations have been received.
Since semi-retiring in NOV19, the focus is now with my own projects which includes some being restarted having been put aside years ago.
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Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management, City University of Seattle, 2007
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS), Electronic Technology, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1983
Project Management Professional (PMP), APR07, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2007-Present
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), FEB08, Scrum Alliance, 2008-Present
Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI's Washington DC (WDC) Chapter [ending JAN18]
PMI's Pikes Peak Regional, Colorado (PPRC) Chapter [starting FEB18]. Elected Chapter's Director of Governance for 2021, (Acting) Secretary for 2021.
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Additional Professional Training
Systems Architecture (Aerospace, 2012)
Software Program Management (Aerospace, 2011)
Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) (Boeing, 2010)
The ELP is Boeing's management-level training for managers recognized and destined for Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead positions. Being chosen was an extreme honor – extremely few managers are nominated by their division's executive-level management to attend (only 3 classes of 36 managers per year across world-wide Boeing).
4-month program with required meetings, deliverables, presentations, and a Division-approved project.
Earned Value Management (EVM) Silver Medallion Program (Boeing, 2009)
Completed the EVM Silver Medallion Program's three (3) courses as a requirement for being a CAM as a Boeing Manager.
Program Manager's Workshop (Boeing, 2009)
Multiple Leadership and Management Courses (e.g.: Personnel, Management, Risk, CM, Quality, etc.) (Boeing, 2006-2011)
Proposal Writing (Boeing, 2007)
Boeing's Project Management Interest Group (PMIG): 2008 PMP Study Group Module Instructor and Planning Committee member, Planning Committee member and reserve Module Instructor for 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Volunteer Examiner (VE) at annual Dayton Hamvention, 2013, 2015, and 2016 with Laurel VEC
ARRL VE in Colorado (current), previous liaison (lead) for Oceania-based VE group (1999-2004), Oceania-based VE group (1990-1996, 1998-1999)
Club activities 1984-Present; offices as President, Treasurer, and Secretary (1996-2004); RACES in Dallas, TX area (1986-1990). Elected Secretary for the Pueblo West Amatuer Radio Club (PWARC), Pueblo West, CO, for 2021.
Homeowners Association: Treasurer for the Gates Mill HOA, Haymarket, VA, 2008-2018.
Church Leadership: Acolyte Leader and Trainer, Brighton, CO, 2005-2007; Aldie, VA, 2008; Council (vestry in the US), Australia, 2003-2004.