Defence expert specialising in Situational Awareness, and Command and Control


Last Updated: 1st March 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, French, German

Summary

British National Military Defence expert specialising in Military Situational Awareness, Command and Control (C4ISR) system procurement, delivery and training. I have led teams within Task Forces working in NATO, Joint, Land, Air and Navy Command Centres and Staffs. I maintain an extensive network of contacts from over 25 years of service in many parts of the world. I am a native English (UK) speaker and have been educated to Masters Level with a Cranfield MBA, for which I was sponsored.
I have many skills but offer the following:
Situational Awareness
Military Corporate Experience
Consultancy in Middle East
Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Intelligence and Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Operational and Training Experience
Programme Management
Training design and delivery
Simulation of Operations

Education

Cranfield University
Master of Business Administration

   Sep 2009
— Sep 2010

Sponsored by the Royal Navy for a one year Master of Business administration degree.

Experience

UAE ARMED FORCES
CONSULTANT / ADVISOR

   Aug 2013
— Current

Military Consultant / Advisor (C-level +) Aug 13 - Present
Multiple roles supporting Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) procurement, training and course development, such as:
- Consultant to Senior Management personnel delivering C4ISR concept of operations proposals which have led to establishment of a blueprint to future requirements.
- Advisor to Naval Forces Institute on delivery of Operational C4ISTAR training including in Situational Awareness Management, Electronic Warfare and Command and Control.
- Training Courses design and development teaching tactics techniques and procedures to Navy students in classroom and simulated Combat Information Centres. Subjects include: Electronic Warfare (including radars and EO / IR), Military Communications and C2.

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, UK
Portfolio Manager, Defence Information Systems, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, UK

   Nov 2011
— Aug 2013

Managed a portfolio of situational awareness programmes and projects, working with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), supporting a $500 million Business Change Management programme, which included re-organisation of programme tranche delivery. Provided Direction to Project Teams, Senior Supplier, Senior User and Business Managers to ensure effective changeover to new system including monitoring Training Delivery, Critical Infrastructure and Service Level provision.

ROYAL NAVY
Royal Navy Officer, Executive Branch

   Jan 1987
— Aug 2013

26 years Military Service as a Naval Operations Subject Matter Expert conducting operations planning, management and support throughout the majority of my career from 2002. Earlier years before 2002 was spent at sea in Command, carrying out senior management roles including tactical naval operations in Front Line Ships and Offshore Patrol Vessels.
Multiple skills including: Navigation Officer, including Port Pilotage, Bridge Watchkeeping, Human Resources, Senior and Junior Personnel Man-management, Naval Firefighting and Flooding Management, Training, Fishery Protection and Maritime Security. Communications Management, Project delivery, Information Warfare training.

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