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 Expert  723305

Expert in Strategic Planning, Vision Development, Systems and Operations Analysis, and Systems Engineering

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Virginia (VA)
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Expert has over thirty years of executive and operational experience in strategic planning, vision development, long-range resource analysis, strategic forecasting, international operations and management, systems and operations analysis, systems engineering, warfare gaming and analysis, technology planning, and inspirational leadership under demanding (including combat operations in two wars) conditions. He is the founding President and CEO of his consulting firm. Additionally, he is a Consulting Senior Systems Engineer and Systems Analyst for a number of major defense and consulting firms. Expert served as a naval officer from June 1967 until February 1994. His naval service included three commands at sea, including the AEGIS Cruiser USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), serving as the four-carrier Battle Force ZULU Anti-Air Warfare Commander (AAWC) during the Gulf War in the Northern Arabian Gulf, in addition to command of USS KING (DDG 41) and USS LUISENO (ATF 156). Experience in strategic planning and vision development includes support of the Army Digitization Office (ADO), the future of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Staff, and similar work for OSD (C3I), BMDO (MDA), JTAMDO, Navy PEO IT, the DoN Secretariat, CNET, Navy SEALs, Army SMDC, ONR, PEO IWS, and many others. Professionally, Expert has supported the analysis and development of such C4ISR-related systems and capabilities as Athena (the Navy's revolutionary approach to Theater Command and Decision), the Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) capability, Y2K testing and analysis, the Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) capability, Land Attack and NSFS, TAMD, JBMC2, Joint Fires, the Navy Distributed Engineering Plant (DEP), Common C&D, and Open Architecture. He has also supported the New Design SSN, CV (X), CNV-76, DD-21, DD(X), the LCS, and the CG(X). In addition to his consulting work, he is active as a member of the Executive Committee of the Strike, Land Attack, and Air Defense (SLAAD) Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), including service as Study Director on a number of influential Industry-Government study efforts. His most recent new NDIA study for the Navy was delivered to Sponsors (N8, N7/N7) in the Office of the CNO. He also supports the NDIA Systems Engineering, Undersea Warfare, C4ISR, Missile Defense, and Expeditionary Warfare Divisions. Expert is the author of a book and numerous strategic plans, articles and papers. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, since 1994.

corporate strategic planning


military strategic planning


strategic planning


team building




vision development

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1985   PhD   World Politics, Political Economy   Catholic University of America  
1984   MA   World Politics, Political Economy   Catholic University of America  
1978   MS   Operations Research   Naval Postgraduate School   MORS Graduate Research Award
1978   MS   Applied Mathematics   Naval Postgraduate School  
1967   BS   Mathematics   US Naval Academy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2015


Strategic Synthesis, Ltd. (LLC)




President and CEO


He is the President and CEO of his small consulting company, responsible for everything from business development to performing the consulting itself!

1996 to 1997


Teledyne Brown Engineering


Defense Programs


Director, Naval Programs


As Director, Naval Programs, he was responsible for business development for TBE in naval market areas, including missile defense, modeling and simulation, and systems analysis areas.

1994 to 1996


Global Associates, Ltd.


Decision Support Systems Division


Deputy and Technical Director


While at Global Associates, he support the development of innovative multi-functional business and management decision support systems, as well as strategic planning and War Room development support.

1967 to 1994


US Navy


Numerous Duty Stations, afloat and ashore


3 Commands at Sea (CG, DDG, ATF)


While serving as a Navy Officer, served in Washington, DC, in a number of responsible positions, and served at sea fr 14 years, including three commands at sea.

Career Accomplishments:

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); American Institute of Aeronautics and Engineers (AIAA); Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA); Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Navy League of the United States; Surface Navy Association (SNA); United States Naval Institute

Professional Appointments

Executive Committee, Strike, Land Attack, and Air Defense Committee, SLAAD Division, NDIA Board Member, Surface Navy Association Board Member, Infonex


NDIA Gold Medal, Admiral John H. Sides Award, NDIA SLAAD Division NDIA SLAAD Division Certificates of Merit (3); MORS Graduate Research Award, NPS Military decorations: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (2); Bronze Star Medal (3); Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal (2); Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

Medical/Professional Internships

Federal Executive Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 1983-1984

Publications and Patents Summary

Strategy with Passion - a Leader's Guide to Exploiting the Future (new book); Strategic Forecasting in Long-Range Military Force Planning (book); Numerous technical and defense studies; Numerous journal articles

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Defense Industrial Association Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense Division, for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1967 to 1994   US Navy   Surface Warfare Officer   He served as a naval Surface Warfare Officer, including 14 years of sea duty, 3 commands at sea, and numerous significant tours in Washington, DC.
1963 to 1967   US Naval Academy   Midshipman   Student

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Supporting the Lockheed Martin-CSC Future Cruiser / CG(X) Design Team with systems engineering, UML and DOORS requirements modeling, modeling and simulation, CONOPS development, and naval warfare SME services(2005-present)
  • Supported Lockheed Martin with technology planning and ACTD development services for their complex C4ISR Research and Development Program (2003)
  • Supported the US Navy PEO IWS5 ASW Program Office with a series of strategic planning tasks that developed a complete ASW Master Plan for the US Navy which achieved consensus support across all areas of the ASW community (surface, air, submarine, and other related areas) (2003-2005)
  • Supported the Navy Secretariat with strategic planning in the development of Visionary Guidance for the Naval Program for PR01, the first time it had been done since John Lehman was Secretary of the Navy (1998)
  • Supported the Lockheed Martin, Hughes, and Raytheon team with a systems engineering effort to prepare a CONOPS and systems engineering approach for a visionary intial approach for future Open Architecture Combat Systems for Navy warships, called "Athena." (1997)Today, this visionary effort has been carried into practice as the Navy Open Architecture Program under PEO IWS7.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 1992   NATO Region   As Division Director, Joint Exercise and Training Division (JETD), Joint Staff, he was the US Representative for all NATO Military Exercises, and worked directly and frequently wirh all NATO countries, including frequent trips to Europe for planning meetings and exercise observation
2000 to 2002   Japan, Western Pacific Rim   As Commanding Officer of USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), Aegis Cruiser, he was homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. Operations including direct contact with most countries in the region, and their naval forces,including Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia.
1979 to 2001   Middle East   Over the period above, on two different ships, he made a total of three extended deployments to the Middle East area, which, as Commanding Officer, USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), included service as the Battle Force ZULU Anti-Air Warfare Commander for four Carrier Battle Groups during the 1991 Gulf War. Here, he interacted with and/or lead in combat nationals and navies of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, and Bahrain, Australia, the UK, Spain, France, Canada, and Argentina. He was largely responsible for the total destruction of the Iraqi Navy in 1991.
1986 to 1986   Mediterranean Sea Area   As Commanding Officer of USS KING (DDG 41), he served as the Anti-Air Warfare Commander for the AMERICA Batte Group during combat operations in 1986 in the Gulf of Sidra Operation versus Libya. During this period, he operated and interacted with personnel and navies from the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
1972 to 1975   North Atlantic   During service as Operations Officer, USS SEMMES (DDG 18), and then Commanding Officer, USS LUISENO (ATF 156) over this period, he operated in the North Atlantic for numerous operational periods, interacting and operating withthe navies of Canada, Norway, the UK, Germany, Portugaul, the Netherlands, and France.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Moderate capability

Market Research:
As Director of Naval Programs, Teledyne Brown Engineering, he was awarded a citation for expertise and accomplishment in marketing.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He served as an Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1994-1996. He prepared and taught a popular graduate course entitled: "Naval Power and Strategy."


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