MA, IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Webster University, ‘89.
BS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, University of New Mexico, ‘84.
BS, EDUCATION (CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS), Kent State University, ‘78.
Air War College, 96.
Air Command & Staff College, 92
Communications-Computer Systems Staff Course, 88
Squadron Officers School, 81
Basic Communications-Electronics Officer Course, 78.
CURRENT STATUS: Retired
Married: Debi Matson, Lt Col USAF, Ret
President, Pikes Peak Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter
Peregrine HOA: Architectural Review Committee. Block Captain.
LEAD BUSINESS ANALYST, Verizon Business, Colorado Springs, CO, Oct 2003 – Aug 2009.
Analyst for worldwide dispatching system supporting 3000+ field technicians.
Developed and executed test scenarios to support integration, end-to-end system, & user testing.
PROPOSAL ANALYST, SI International, Colorado Springs, CO: Mar 2003 – Oct 2003
Member of Bid Proposal Team: Researched and developed bid proposal for $800M/yr engineering & installation contract supporting Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base Colorado.
REQUIREMENTS ANALYST/Y2K, COMSYS Information Technology Services, Colorado Springs, CO, Client: WorldCom, Mar 1999 – Nov 2002.
Developed requirements for field operations dispatching system supporting 1000 technicians.
Lead Y2K team; monitor assessment and remediation activities of 20 people, 1000+ accounts.
US AIR FORCE, 1978 – 1998.
COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON COMMANDER, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, CA: 1996 – 1998.
Led 450-person organization and provided IT services (voice, video, data) to over 7000 installation employees. Supported space lift & ballistic missile launch activities on 98,000-acre installation.
CHIEF OF SPACELIFT COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO: 1995 – 1996.
Led eight-person international team consisting of American and Canadian Air Force personnel. Developed communications policy and plans for AF space launch installations.
CHIEF OF MAINTENANCE/LOGISTIC SUPPORT, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, 1992 – 1995.
Logistic Squadron Commander. Led 120-person logistics support organization. Directed aircraft maintenance, ground transportation, munitions, & supply support.
CHIEF OF COMPUTER OPERATIONS, Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, IL: 1988 – 1992.
Engineered and installed airlift communications networks in Saudi Arabia & Oman during 1991 Gulf War. Provided tracking of aircraft & cargo for Operation Desert Storm.
TEST MANAGER, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM: 1982 – 1988.
Managed operational testing of computer and communications networks used to launch inter-continental ballistic missiles & strategic bomber aircraft.
CHIEF, WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, First Aerospace Communications Group, Offutt AFB, NE: 1978 – 1983.
Led 40-person facility responsible for disseminating weather graphics & computer flight plans to 270 installations.
Favorite ΣΧ memory
– Working with the Brothers to prepare the Chapter house for Ritual Initiation activities
– The week before Fall classes began. Getting together with returning Brothers and trading stories about what we did during our summer vacation.
– Bantering with Dave Parrish to see who could come up with the most eloquent insult.