U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant
20 years served
Seeking a career in defense, aerospace, & aviation
My career as a citizen soldier began at Norwich University. Since then it has involved strategic analytical and statistical research, management, communications, and operations, first through intelligence research for the military and then literary, business and marketing research for EBSCO Gobi Library Services. During my 20+ years in the U.S. Army and USAF, followed by 21 years at EBSCO, I received numerous professional awards.
I was a Army Strategic and Technical Intelligence Analyst and an USAF Intelligence Analyst, retiring in 2008. I applied statistical analysis, research, and critical thinking, wrote reports, and presented briefing at all levels. I also managed special libraries and mentored staff. These skills transferred into my civilian jobs.
First as an Associate Librarian at a museum. Next EBSCO, where for the first 5 years. I mined metadata, curated lists of books for customers, created opening day collections and performed analytics to forecast business trends for the senior executives.
On September 11, 2001, I was recalled to active duty as an intelligence analyst and research center manager. I represented electronic systems intelligence and to national agencies and attended conferences to improve intelligence sharing. I also supported air missions in Afghanistan and Iraq through threat analysis enhancing aircrew safely and increasing mission success. I would later be awarded the Commendation and the Meritorious Service Medals. In my second year, I injured my spine during a classified courier detail. Two surgeries later and disabled I returned to the civilian world.
On my return to EBSCO in 2003, I was reassigned an entirely different role. My new title, Administrator, Awards Programs (Bibliographer Profiling), remained undefined for my remaining years there. I utilized the ambiguity to transform a marketing tool into a profitable revenue stream. I also envisioned and created new products, services and tools. My success is attribute to my ability to find process improvements, lead change, influence, and negotiate with vendors and executives in the absence of a formal reporting structure.
Presently, I am a 4.0 GPA graduate student studying library science with the assistance of the VA's Chapter 31 program. I hope to continue the program pending the VA's assessment of my ability to work full time. Prior to pandemic I volunteered at the New Hampshire State Archives, the Penacook Historical Association and was a member to the ExcellenceNorth Alliance a Baldrige Award trained examiner. I am also am member of the American Library Association's Veteran Caucus.
What defines me most is my emphasis on service to others before self.
My hope is to apply my knowledge management and analysis skills in an organization that supports our nation, community and employees. I am searching for an employer who is as passionate about continuous process improvement, as I am, produces quality products and is or working to be the best at what they do. I am looking for a collaborative team environment where I will have an opportunity to contribute my experience and to learn from others. I am also in search of an employer who view age as experience and are supportive of physical disability. If you are aware of such an organization in New Hampshire that is as passionate of the above as I am please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Note: I am also open to Nonprofit, education and library/archive opportunities.