SEAN R CHRISTOPHERSON
Topsail Beach, North Carolina 28445
Concluding eleven years of military service in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain. Accomplished leader and manager with a proven ability to develop and implement strategies supporting training, business, and financial objectives. Respected leader, capable of building and leading highly motivated teams focused on results and achieving goals while supporting individual team member requirements. Qualifications include:
• Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI)
• Program / Project Management Skills
• Adapts Quickly to Change
• Sensor Technologies
• Large-Scale system management
• Design of combat systems
• Product and Process Development
• Quality Management
• Training and Mentoring Experience
• Familiar with MatLab, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project
Senior Project Engineer
Monterey Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Presidio of Monterey, California
June 2017 – March 2018
• Applied project management and leadership expertise together with the practical knowledge of construction methods and techniques to manage the daily operations of a six-person staff and multiple military construction projects. Provided quality assurance, quality control checks, and contract compliance of construction projects valued in excess of $120 million. Successfully found $500,000 in cost savings, had zero work related injuries, and zero lost employee time.
• Successfully directed and supervised 30+ personnel with various duties while deployed to Sonoma County as an operations planner and manager. Progressed disaster recovery efforts from 11% to 31%, 500M tons of debris were removed, and over 1000 properties were cleared.
• As a logistical management specialist coordinated, resourced, and tracked the flow of personnel, supplies, and equipment into areas effected by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Florida. Resulted in the three recovery field offices being able to effectively receive resources and manage debris clean up, temporary roofing, temporary power, permanent power, and other recovery efforts.
Graduate Student, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California
June 2015 - June 2017
• Familiar with the effects that conventional weapons can produce as well as the technologies needed by weapons systems to create those effects. Familiar with critical weapons concepts that are necessary for enlightened examination of both technology development and military planning.
• Experienced in large-scale system management, mitigation of technical risk, integrated product and process development, quality management, and contracting.
• Familiar with applying systems engineering principles to the design of combat systems with emphasis on detection, tracking, and identification systems.
• Worked with sensor technologies including radars, ESM, active and passive sonar, infrared, electro-optical, and magnetic/electric/gravity field sensors.
• Applied systems engineering, mission engineering, and the US Army design methodology to examine the information, resource requirements, process, decisions, and actions that the commander and staff of the reserve training center must make in hurricane preparation operations to illustrate the decision logic, develop a database support system, a conceptual design, and establish a functional baseline for the hurricane decision simulator.
Headquarters Company, 127th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, North Carolina May 2014 - June 2015
• Directed the daily operations of an 88-person support company by delegating tasks, resolving conflicts, empowering team members, and evaluating performance. Awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal for superior performance.
• Planned, coordinated, and executed a live chemical agent and munitions site exploitation training operations at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri resulting in a 100% first time pass record and praise as the best ever execution of the missions by the training staff.
Brigade Assistant Engineer Officer
Headquarters, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina
May 2013 – May 2014
• Developed a facilities and motor pool realignment plan which consisted of 50+ buildings, over 5,000 personnel, and 200+ vehicles. Successfully executed and tracked the transition plan over a 6-month period by synchronizing timelines, movements of personnel and equipment.
• Developed and implemented work order policies and procedures with Department of Public Works that decreased work order completion time by an average of 7 days.
Engineer Operations Officer
Engineer Cell, XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters
Fort Bragg, North Carolina November 2012 – May 2013
• Responsible for ensuring the three field landing strips on Ft. Bragg remained operational by monitoring and tracking their conditions. Performed monthly inspections on the field landing strips and scheduled maintenance when needed. This enabled hundreds of routine training jumps and four large training exercises to be conducted without delay or interruption.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade Fort Hood, Texas
June 2010 – May 2011
• Successfully led company with over 130 soldiers by issuing guidance and direction, tracking progress, evaluating performance, and rewarding success. Was able to create a positive and constructive atmosphere in a war zone. Resulted in a competent and cohesive team that emphasized safety and supply chain discipline.
• Complete the deployment with zero causalities, zero serious incidents, and zero loss of equipment.
Master’s Degree, Systems Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
Master’s Degree, Engineering Management
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Technologies and Management Illinois Institute of Technology