Curriculum Vitae

Summary of Qualifications

Former United States Air Force (USAF) command pilot with over 2,600 hours in front-line fighter and training aircraft. Joint staff officer with extensive experience in multi-service military operations and planning. Successful manager of major flying and ground training programs. Educational technologist, instructional designer, fighter aircraft subject matter expert. Eight years’ experience managing, designing, and delivering technical training. Director of courseware development, lead instructional designer, technical writer/editor, deputy site manager.


  • Patient Transportation Driver

Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Hospital
Dates: Dec 2005-Oct 2008

  • School Bus Driver

Tanque Verde Unified School District
Dates: Sep 2005-Dec 2005

  • Contractor Driver

Beaudry RV
Dates: Jul 2005-Sep 2005

  • Courseware Division Manager, Lead Instructional Designer

CAE USA/C2 Technologies
Dates: May 2001-Apr 2005

Summary: Managed 21-person courseware division; prepared over 200 instructor-led and computer-based academic lessons annually for USAF A-10 pilot and EC-130H mission crew training. Ensured lessons conformed to instructional systems design principles. Managed development and implementation of related training programs: electronic training management system, electronic student grade books, interactive flight briefing system. Deputy site manager.

  • Crew Resource Management Instructor/Facilitator

Crew Training International
Dates: Oct 1999-May 2001

Summary: Crew Resource Management (CRM) instructor/facilitator, fighter aircraft subject matter expert. Instructed CRM to USAF fighter, reconnaissance, and multi-mission aircrews in the USA and Pacific. Researched developments and trends in CRM, developed training strategies, designed courseware and training exercises.

  • CRM Instructor/Facilitator

SDS International
Dates: Aug 1997-Sep 1999

Summary: CRM instructor/facilitator, fighter aircraft subject matter expert. Instructed CRM to USAF fighter and reconnaissance aircrews. Developed CRM training materials. Managed five-man office; coordinated CRM training with assigned commands and bases; scheduled instructor travel, classroom, and mobile classroom use.

  • United States Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel (retired)
Dates: Sep 1973-Jun 1997


  • Director, ranges and targets, 99th Range Squadron; directed range and target management for the Nellis Range in Nevada
  • Flight safety division chief, Pacific Air Forces; supervised and participated in over twelve major aircraft mishap investigations
  • Member, USAF Crew Resource Management (CRM) working group; Pacific Air Forces project officer for implementing command-wide CRM training
  • Managed 22,464-hour annual flying program for largest fighter wing in Pacific Air Forces, consolidated training operations with 40% manpower savings
  • Joint staff officer, Special Operations Command; investigated and reported readiness of forces assigned to unified command commander-in-chief
  • Led multi-service 50-officer working group in preparing landmark 1988 Joint Special Forces Readiness Study for the Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Designed innovative force readiness evaluation program; briefed program to commanders-in-chief, European Command and United Nations Command; Senate Armed Services Committee; Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Selected as personal instructor pilot for two three-star Alaskan Air Command commanders, executive officer for Elmendorf AFB wing commander


  • Bachelor of Arts, English, California State University, Sacramento, 1970
  • Master of Arts, English, California State University, Sacramento, 1972
  • USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training, 1974
  • USAF Pilot Instructor Training, 1975
  • USAF Squadron Officer School, 1978
  • Radar Missile Systems Instructor Course, Raytheon Systems Company, 1981
  • Armed Forces Staff College, 1985
  • USAF Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, 1991
  • Systems Safety Management Seminar, University of Washington, 1992
  • Aviation Accident Investigation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1997
  • CRM Instructor/Facilitator Training, Dynamics Resource Corporation, 1997
  • CRM Instructor/Facilitator Training, Crew Training International, 1999
  • Instructional Systems Design Training, CAE USA, 2001


  • FAA commercial pilot, airplane single engine land, airplane multi-engine land, instrument airplane
  • Substitute teacher certification, Arizona
  • Class B commercial driver, Arizona

Professional Articles & Affiliations

  • “For Eagle Drivers Only,” USAFE Airscoop, August 1980 (reprinted in USAF Flying Safety Magazine, November 1982)
  • “F-15 Airstarts,” TAC Attack, September 1983
  • Member, International Society of Air Safety Investigators (1997-present)
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