Multi-certified, Cybersecurity Information Technology (IT) leader with 25+ years in federal government and military environments. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and experience with sound Cybersecurity and IT portfolio management and recognized technical expertise to understand strengths and weakness of current and future Cybersecurity and IT portfolio. Continually sought to address complex issues related to Cybersecurity concern, Cybersecurity Product Line Leader for the cybersecurity portfolio. Proven leadership including implementing forward-thinking, innovative programs, including the first-ever Texas National Guard Cyber Unit. Well regarded for expertise in relevant Cybersecurity and IT laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Established the state’s first-ever cyber unit. Envisioned and stood up this multi-state Cyber Protection Team (CPT), ensuring appropriate training for all members and creation and implementation of appropriate cyber policies, as well as opportunities to participate in high level cyber exercises.
Red Team, Blue Team and Accessor for Federal Cybersecurity exercises like Cyber Storm, Cyber Shield and Cyber Guard worked alongside NSA, FBI, and Judge Advocate.
Certification: CISSP, CCNA-Cyber Ops, CCNA-Security; CNDA, CEH, PMP, ITIL
Degree: BS CIS
Military Award/Recognitions: Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal(4), Army Commendation Medals(2), Amy Achievement medal(6), National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star(3), Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star(2), Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Multi-National Force Operations Medal(2), Pathfinder Badge, Parachute Badge, Singapore Armed Forces Basic Parachutist Wings, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Texas Superior Service Award, Texas Outstanding Service Medal, Texas Medal of Merit(2), Texas Combat Ribbon(2), Texas Cavalry Service Medal(2), Adjutant General’s Individual Award(2), Governors Unit Citation, Bronze Order of Mercury, Silver Order of Thor, Bronze Order of Saint George
Volunteering: Mentoring and Coaching Cyber Patriot High school teams resulting in numerous awards, grants and accolades for the schools and the students: National and State level first and second place awards, Mayoral letter of proclamations, HEB $100,000 Grants, School Board Recognitions, ISC2 $3,000 scholarship, Navy Academy 4-year scholarship and other college Scholarships.