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Project Management Technical Support

Cordova, Tennessee, United States
November 11, 2017

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Daniel A. Watson, MBA, DML



MBA with focus on Technology Mgmt

BS in Professional Aeronautics

Demonstrated Master Logistician

** *** *******nce on aircraft/missile systems

Proven Project Management experience

Active SECRET security clearance


Senior Logistics Analyst, Five Stones Research Corp., Redstone Arsenal, AL Sep 2012 – Present

Provides senior logistics support to the Product Manager for Sentinel Battlefield Radar within the U.S. Army Cruise Missile Defense Systems (CMDS) Project Office. Serves as Logistics Lead for the Sentinel Radar portion of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) program as well as Lead for Interactive Electronic Technical Manual

(IETM) development and Operator-Maintainer Training development. Provides daily operational readiness updates to the Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS) and weekly briefings to the Commanding General - Aviation and Missile Command

(AMCOM). Coordinates and integrates all actions necessary to assure assigned systems are supported as timely, efficiently and economically as possible. Reviews and analyzes reports for assigned systems to determine solutions in order to circumvent potential program slippage. Identifies and reports program risks to Sentinel Product Director and assists in developing mitigation plans for those risks. Manages the efforts of contractor personnel to ensure requirements of the Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) are performed. Reviews and approves data for the integration of all of the Integrated Product Support (IPS) elements during all phases of the life cycle. Determines force structure, procurement authorizations, disposition requirements, impacts from engineering changes, depot level maintenance requirements, and interoperability considerations. Reviews and approves Maintenance Task Analysis, Critical Task Analysis, and related analysis. Uses Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and the PowerLOG-J database to increase efficiency of maintenance and reduce the cost of providing support by preplanning all aspects of IPS. Reviews and approves various LSA reports to include -004 (Maintenance Allocation Chart), -006 (Critical Maintenance Item List), -030 (Indentured Parts List), and -036

(Provisioning Requirements). Reviews and approves the definition and development of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). Utilizes Visual SESAME to determine initial spares. Performs Milestone review activities to include major milestones, and logistics plans. Supports program contracts assuring that logistics requirements are addressed and provides technical support to the contracting officer in performing technical evaluations. Develops logistics management products such as Business Case Analysis, Core Logistic Analysis, Core Depot Analysis, System Supportability Strategies, Source of Repair Analysis and Level of Repair Analysis. Maintains liaison with Department of the Army

(DA) and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and industry partners engaged in logistics activities. Performs liaison visits and teleconferences with users to evaluate logistics support and to provide advice and assistance. Closely monitors the overall logistics program to assure all functional areas have been properly integrated to fulfill user requirements. Chairs Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) for technical manual development and training development. Makes formal and informal presentations to all management levels, outlining the history, current status and objectives of the logistics program.

• Selected above peers to receive a Merit Pay Bonus for exceptional work in 2013.

Logistics Management Analyst IV, VT Group, Huntsville, AL June 2011 – September 2012

Provides logistics support to the U.S. Army Program Manager for Aircraft Survivability Equipment (PM ASE), directly supporting equipment deployment of the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures

(ATIRCM). Subject Matter Expert (SME) for ASE on AH-64A/D (Apache), OH-58D

(Kiowa Warrior), and CH-47D/F (Chinook) aircraft. Plans, coordinates, manages, and reviews assigned areas of the logistics program that encompasses operations and activities related to ASE. Ensures compliance with operational policies and provides continuous oversight of various programs. Develops and executes sustainment planning and management for programs under my control. Plans, coordinates, and attends CMWS and ATIRCM related events for all aircraft platforms. Acts as the logistics liaison for Army Technical Manuals (TM), provisioning data, and commercial off the shelf (COTS) manuals between PM ASE and multiple Program Executive Office Aviation (PEO AVN) project offices. Performs comparative analysis of data stored in the Provisioning Master Record (PMR), National Stock Number Master Record (NSNMDR), and engineering drawings. Works closely with aircraft integration engineers during the Modification Work Order (MWO) development phase by reviewing and approving MWOs and engineering drawings. Acts as the logistics liaison between PM ASE and BAE Systems for COTS manual development and fielding. Hosts a weekly COTS manual teleconference with key participants to determine changes and updates to COTS manuals. Reviews and updates Statements of Work (SOW) for all existing platforms and any platforms planned to be equipped with ASE. Investigates, analyzes and takes action to correct equipment deficiencies reported by equipment users. Ensures all technical data supports the Life Cycle Management Initiative of reducing costs, improving quality and rapidly fielding products by coordinating efforts with organizations such as the Redstone Test Center

(RTC) and the Product Integration Facility (PIF). Provides technical support for materiel fielding, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), new equipment training, and packaging/transportation. Presents status of COTS manuals and TMs to the IPT during semi-annual meetings. Proven performance in the Army provisioning process, as well as proven performance in developing and coordinating Maintenance Allocation Charts

(MAC), Provisioning Parts List (PPL), and Repair Parts & Special Tools List (RPSTL). Able to apply various analytical methods to logistics issues, independently resolve complex problems, and mediate disagreements. Effective oral and written communication skills to maintain liaison with logistics representatives, both CONUS and OCONUS. Assists the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) with events that include scheduling of COTS and MWO Verifications and training events related to ASE.

• Selected above peers to receive a Merit Pay Bonus for exceptional work in 2011. Technical Writer II, BAE Systems, Crestview, FL

November 2007 – June 2011

Directs the day-to-day work activities of Technical Writers and Illustrators assigned to projects I am leading. Manages cost, schedule, and performance while mitigating risks by directing resources to accomplish work within the specified time period and within allocated budgets. Serves on proposal teams in support of project development and responses to SOWs. Experienced in technical manual contract requirements documents, contract deliverable procedures, and participating in customer reviews and meetings to include In-Process Reviews (IPRs) and Validations/Verifications. Provides recommendations and approval for engineering designs/changes as part of an IPT. Experience working with U.S. Army Project Management Offices (PMO) Cargo, Utility, and ASE. Performs documentation development of electrical and mechanical systems and equipment in a Department of Defense (DOD) and aerospace industry environment. Writes technical documentation using knowledge of material standards, industry processes, and operating procedures. Determines the effect that proposed aircraft modifications will have on DOD technical manuals through analyzing engineering drawings, vendor data, and customer requirements. Studies drawings, parts lists, specifications, and mockups to integrate and delineate technology, operation, and production sequence and details. Determines installation, operation, and maintenance procedures and details. Conducts site surveys to observe production, developmental, and experimental activities. Interfaces with engineers and technicians to become familiar with installation and operation methods. Observes material processing to determine specifications for manufacturing and operation of equipment. Reviews published materials and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction. Prepares photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts for input to graphic designers. Ensures developed documentation meets contract scope, schedule, and budget specifications.

• Winner of a Bronze Chairman’s Award and an Aerospace Solutions Excellence Award for exceptional work on both CH-47D/F ATIRCM MWOs.

• Selected above peers for three consecutive years to receive a Merit Pay Bonus.

• Nominated for Employee of the Month for the Aviation Programs Division in January 2009.

Aircraft Systems Specialist IV, L-3 Communications, Crestview, FL May 2007- November 2007

Assists in directing work, assigning and outlining tasks, and checking work correctness of lower level employees. Performs a wide variety of electrical and avionics removal, layout, fabrication, installation, repair and modification on UH-60L and S-70 aircraft. Interprets and follows engineering drawings with minimal supervision within established procedures. Extensive knowledge in specialized functions with a wide and comprehensive understanding of specific phases of tasks and their practical application to complex situations.

• Tasked with immediate responsibility of an aircraft assembly section within 3 months of employment.

• Departed L-3 Communications following the loss of the contract I was assigned to. Aircraft Electrical/Environmental Systems Specialist, USAF, Hurlburt Field, FL June 2001 - May 2007

Inspects, removes, repairs, installs, modifies, tests, and troubleshoots electrical and environmental systems on MC-130H aircraft. Aircraft performs global special operations missions including infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, and refueling of Special Operations Forces (SOF). Utilizes technical data, special tools, and test equipment. Requisitions aircraft components and coordinates turn-in transactions with supply. Assists other technicians with interfacing avionics, hydraulics, propulsion, and communications systems. Posts entries to maintenance data collection systems and aircraft forms.

• Awarded an Air Force Achievement Medal while assigned to Special Operations Command Central.

• Extremely well organized work habits, detail oriented, goal and objective focused.

• Skilled at decision-making, solving complex problems, and operating independently.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills with customers, staff, and management.

• Proficient at Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Deltek, FED LOG, and WebFLIS.

• Received a Congressional Nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in December 2000.


Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML)

September 2015

SOLE – International Society of Logistics

Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

December 2014

Auburn University

Concentration: Technology Management

Courses: Organizational Leadership and Change (BUSI 7146) Cost Analysis and Systems (BUSI 7236)

Business Ethics (BUSI 7976)

Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment (BUSI 7136) Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (BUSI 7126) International Business (FINC 7976)

Marketing and Consumer Theory (BUSI 7216)

Operations and Information Technology (BUSI 7226)

Quality and Process Improvement (SCMN 6726)

Financial Analysis (BUSI 7116)

Quality and Process Improvement II (BUSI 7976)

Strategic Analysis of Innovation and Technology (MNGT 7166) Supply Chain Management (SCMN 7776)

Project Management (ISMN 6376)

Quality Management Green Belt Certification

December 2013

Auburn University

Doing Business in Europe Program

March 2013

Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA)

Barcelona, Spain – via Auburn University Study Abroad Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

September 2011 U.S. Army, Program Executive Office – Aviation Life Cycle Logistics Level 1 Certification May

2009 – September 2009

Defense Acquisition University

Completed 16 courses

Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics (Cum Laude) February 2007

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Completed in 3 years

Minors: Aviation Safety, Business Administration

Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology August 2006

Community College of the Air Force

Aviation/Aerospace Safety Certification

March 2005

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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