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 Expert  728515

Expert in Unmanned Aviation Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Alabama (AL)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 21 years of extensive military and civilian flying experience, with over 3000 hours on military fast-jet aircraft and unmanned reconnaissance systems. He has led a significant number of technical projects in developing new capabilities ranging from targeting systems to multi-aircraft control. An award-winning instructor and evaluator in topics including electronic warfare and launch-recovery of UAVs, Expert has developed training programs from first principles. As a Project Manager, Expert has received numerous commendations for his timely leadership of expeditions, deployments, training courses and technical projects.
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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Birmingham, Alabama;  Montgomery, Alabama;  Tuscaloosa, Alabama;  and Columbus, Georgia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2008   MAS   Aeronautical Operations   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA   3.86 GPA
1992   BSc   Psychology and Philosophy   Durham University, England   2.1 (Honours)

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to 2010

 

NATO

 

Air Component Command Headquarters, Ramstein, Germany

 

Lead Air-Land Integration & UAS Staff Officer

 

Spearheaded international team of 9 officers in coordinating vital, cross-nation exercises and training programs including live-fly exercises with budget of EUR 300,000+. First port-of-call for all ISAF / Afghanistan air-to-land issues and UAS subject-matter expert.

2007 to 2008

 

CENTAF

 

361st Expeditionary Reconaissance Squadron, Ali Air Base, Iraq

 

Commander

 

Independent command of Unit, guiding delivery of fully operational aircraft for combat operations on 24/7 schedule. Accountable for operational output, staff training, performance, professional development, discipline, and welfare issues for 10 military and 65 civilian contractor personnel.

2007 to 2008

 

USAF

 

432nd Wing (432WG), Nevada, USA

 

Wing Operations Director

 

Directly responsible for supervision of over 30 UAS Combat Air Patrols and 4 Launch-Recovery Elements across 2 theatres. Daily authorisation, maintenance, weather and operational control of entire, widely dispersed, fleet.

2006 to 2008

 

USAF

 

15th Reconnaissance Squadron (15RS), Nevada, USA

 

Chief of Standards & Evaluation

 

Senior instructor and evaluator within largest USAF UAS unit. Wrote and mentored UAS standards, subsequently adopted by ALL UAS squadrons throughout USAF and USANG. Over 1500 hours Predator MQ-1B with limited Reaper MQ-9 flying experience. Numerous combat engagements with both organic and 'buddy' weapons systems.

2005 to 2006

 

USAF

 

15th Reconnaissance Squadron (15RS), Nevada, USA

 

Multi-Aircraft Control (MAC) Project Officer

 

Led the 'Tiger Team' for introduction to USAF service of first (and still only) MAC capability. Flight trialed from first principles (operating within the US Test and Evaluation Group - TEG) control of 4 UAVs from 1 pilot station.

2004 to 2005

 

USAF

 

15th Reconnaissance Squadron (15RS), Nevada, USA

 

Launch Recovery Pilot

 

One of the most experienced LR pilots with 4 requalification courses, two 4-month deployments and lead LR pilot for 6-month trials programme.

2000 to 2003

 

RAF

 

617 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Scotland, UK

 

Training Officer

 

Combat-ready operational front-line fighter pilot; planning, organizing, and teaching complete annual training requirements to 30+ aircrew and support personnel. Also lead scheduler for all squadron daily events and project leader for planning and execution of 2 overseas deployments. Supervised 30+ trainees with additional personnel management responsibilities for 7 personnel.

1997 to 2000

 

RAF

 

14 Squadron, Royal Air Force in Dusseldorf, Germany

 

Electronic Warfare Officer

 

Combat-ready operational front-line fighter pilot. Lead pilot for introduction of precision targeting system and electronic warfare upgrades to Tornado aircraft force.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

GAPAN (Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators); CMI (Chartered Management Institute); SAFE (Society of Aircraft Flight Evaluators); AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

Licenses/Certifications

JAA Commercial Pilots Licence


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 2010   UK Ministry of Defence   Military Officer   Dedicated and engaging military officer with exceptional track record of planning and leading major multi-national projects / programmes for the United Kingdom (UK) Royal Air Force.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Aerial reconnaissance expert for consulting on a new documentary.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 2006   USA   Flying Training Exchange tour
1997 to 2000   Germany   Operational Flying tour
2004 to 2008   USA   Unmanned Aircraft Exchange tour

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Conversational
German   Basic
Spanish   Basic

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Developed from first principles specialist training courses for introduction of 3 separate capabilities to users. Award-winning instructor for established training programs. Organised and ran numerous multinational Conferences for 100+ personnel. Presented to significant high-level seminars in both military and civilain fields.

Other Skills and Services

Media-trained public speaker with exceptional presentation skills.


 

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