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Officer Manager

Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405, United States
March 21, 2019

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Fredericksburg, VA *****

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Ryan L. Kahle (USN O4 Ret.)

Summary of Qualifications

Information and ISR Professional with over 17 years of leadership and operational experience. DoD Cybersecurity systems operations and deployment, extensive knowledge of the Senior Leader Command Control and Communication Systems, and Airborne (SLC3S-A) program. USSTRATCOM Global Operations Officer. Naval Flight Officer flying wartime missions, directing and conducting TS/SCI level Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Professional Experience

Analyst/ Technical & Program Support, SAF/CIO A6CD, Insight Global, Pentagon, VA

06/2018 – 01/2019 - Salary $120,000 Annual

Supervisor – Kevin Hollingsworth: 703-***-****

Provided experientially-derived, expert guidance, and knowledge of aviation systems suitable for use on senior-leader aircraft (such as the A/C used as “Air Force One” at the time), and ensuring that systems are:

Cyber secured, survivable, redundant, robust, and still agile and quickly changeable, in order to keep up with the constantly changing technologic landscape. These Systems employ, and are part of larger classified electromagnetic communication systems/technologies that few people are aware of. Task accomplished was achieved through the repetitive contact and monitoring of multiple government/nongovernment agencies, and tracked meticulously.

Produced requirements development for the Cyber systems as described above.

Advised and managed several related and unrelated contract variables, to include schedule, performance, and anything/everything contractually oriented, which could cause problems with mission capability and execution performance.

Warrior in Transition, Alexandria, VA - 1/2017 – 6/2018

Graduated from National Defense University and cared for family members through the healing process.

Action Officer/Resource Officer, OPNAVN2N6F4, Pentagon, VA - 04/2013-12/2017

Rank O4 LCDR

Recognized as the top O4 officer of 11 at the Pentagon in the areas of professional expertise, teamwork, professional demeanor, mission accomplishment, leadership, tactical performance, equal opportunity, and fostering a positive organizational climate.

Operated as the Chief Architect of the first-ever Navy Cyber Integrated Readiness Assessment delivered to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), effectively determining the security vulnerabilities of every Navy cyber system.

Developed Navy cyber system design improvement, ensuring reductions in vulnerabilities and that confidentiality, integrity and availability are maintained.

Developed Navy cyber systems acquisition process change which improved program agility in the cyber domain, successfully allocating funds across Navy cyber systems and computer-based training systems.

Evaluated and acquired Digital Tutor, an “ intelligent” training system for cybersecurity professionals, resulting in personnel receiving relevant and practical scenario-based on the job training through managing 1.537 Billion dollars of Navy total obligated allocations.

Served as Personal Aide to the Admiral, managing and scheduling daily activities and meetings as well as group events and senior leadership conferences among Admirals and other senior leaders.

Functioned as a representative of the Site R Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) team for Pentagon OPNAVN2N6.

Personnel and staffing decision-maker, allocating funds for staffing positions across the Information Technology and Information Professional (IT/IP) career field.

Led IP training sessions in the Pentagon, detailing the core qualities for being a successful Information Security Officer while providing invaluable mentorship and support.

Developed the conceptual imperative to have a single Cyber Security integrative authority within the Navy.

Identified the necessity for and underlying concepts for a Cyber Security task force and allocation of funds for Cyber Security equipment across branches of the Armed Forces.

Command, Control, Computers, Communication, and Intelligence (C4I) Officer, USS Kearsage, Norfolk, VA 04/2011-04/2013

Provided support as a Ships Electronic Materials (ELX MTL), Maintaining Authority to operate (ATO) handling all inventory and computer equipment, securing against cyber intrusions.

Coordinate and directed subordinate Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) C4Is on other ships throughout the Amphibious Squadron, facilitating higher levels of efficiency and unification in carrying out the cyber defense mission.

Ensure sound planning, management, and operation of all Command and Control, Communications, and Computing Systems.

Served as the Morale Welfare and Readiness (MWR) Funds Custodian, managing funds, collecting money, and coordinating events for personnel both onboard and off board the ship.

Generals Aide, Iraq Training and Acquisition Maintenance (ITAM), Baghdad, Iraq


Assisted the Director of ITAM Navy by ensuring commitments were executed on time and in accordance with intentions.

Arranged all travel and supervised the Personal Security Detail for the General.

Interfaced directly with Senior Iraqi Military leaders and their staffs, successfully scheduling and executing hundreds of Key Leader Engagements (KLEs), high visibility meetings, and regional travel without errors.

Managed the ITAM Navy staff in daily operations and organized group efforts for major events, successfully earning the Information Dominance Warfare (IDWO) qualification and gaining the respect and support of the entire ITAM Navy team.

Displayed acumen and understanding of world politics, sensitivities and strategic considerations as an advisor to the Iraqi Military.

STRATCOM Current Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME), Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska 03/2007- 10/2010

Supervisor: CDR Dale Neeley, USAF Retired (contact information unknown)

Managed a Global Operations Center (GOC) by fulfilling the pivotal knowledge management role of gathering, integrating, and synchronizing operational information from USSTRATCOM’s subordinate commands, enabling senior leaders to effectively unify mission strategy.

Led a watch team through managing information flow for many of the command’s most sensitive missions to include Space, Integrated Missile Defense (IMD), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Cyber and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

Developed daily Situational Awareness (SA) briefs for Commanding Admirals and Generals and coordinated daily updates to provide to Component Commands, the Joint Staff, and other Combatant Commands (COCOMS) with a synopsis of all USSTRATCOM’s on-going operations and critical concerns.

Coordinated operations as the SME for aviation related issues including classified reconnaissance flights.

Briefed the Government Accounting Office (GAO) representative and other visitors to the GOC on critical GOC operations, leading to being awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM) for overall contributions to USSTRATCOM and subsequent mission success.

Served as the Alternative Logs and Records Custodian and the Alternative Safety Representative.

Provided COOP planning and advising (classified information provided upon request).

2005 to 2007: Served as an EP-3 Reconnaissance Aviator assigned to VQ-2 and forward deployed for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Additional duties included:

2006 to 2007: Mission Commander -- Officer in Charge of conducting and leading nationally directed combat missions over hostile territory, with a multi-million-dollar aircraft and a crew of 24 people, for a full detachment cycle.

2006: Safety Officer – Responsible for ensuring the safe conduct of over 800 squadron personnel and the safe operation of more than 15 aircraft and support equipment in four different theaters around the world.

2005 to 2006: Assistant Tactics Officer – Responsible for conducting research to develop tactics, techniques and procedures for combat aircrews to employ while flying nationally directed combat missions, and then facilitating aircrew training and directing aircraft modifications to that end.

2005: Transitioned to the EP-3 Platform, and attended Fleet Replacement Squadron VP-30 for EP-3 training in Jacksonville, FL.

2001 to 2004: Served as an S-3 Carrier-Based Aviator Assigned to VS-24 aboard the USS ENTERPRISE and the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM respectively. Additional duties included:

2003 to 2004: Assistant Administration Officer -- Responsible for the administrative and logistical support for over 500 people, and their families, both while deployed and at home base.

2003 to 2004: Squadron Security Manager – Directly responsible for the Squadron’s physical security; safe guarding all people, facilities, aircraft, equipment and information. Additionally, ensuring that all items and people were positioned and handled commensurate with their security and classification levels.

2002: Maintenance Division Officer – Directly responsible for close to 100 personnel in their job accomplishment, personal actions, and career progression.

2001 to 2002: Squadron Scheduling Officer – Scheduled all squadron daily flights and events which included directing over 500 people, 8 aircraft, and coordinating with multiple outside agencies to meet military operational objectives on a regular basis.

2001: Attended Fleet Replacement Squadron VS-41 for S-3 Aircraft Training.

Security Clearance: SECRET/SCI



M.S. in Government Information Leadership, National Defense University,

Washington, D.C. 2015

Management & Business Administration (MBA) with International Emphasis & Economics Minor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 2009

Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) with Minors in Leadership and Industrial Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Baccalaureate

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certification, National Defense University (NDU), (2014)

CISSP Certification (expired), ISC Squared, (2012)

Knowledge Management (KM) Certification, Navy Postgraduate School (NPS), (2013)

Officer of the Deck Qualification, (2011), In-port and Underway

Security+ CE (2011)

Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) (2011)

Joint Command Control Communications Computers & Intelligence Staff and Operations Course (2011)

Information Dominance Warfare Officer (IDWO) (2010)

Air Command Staff College Distance Learning Program (2007)

EP-3 Senior Evaluator (2006)

Naval Security Manager (2003)

Survival Evaluation Resistance & Escape (SERE) Training Course (2000)

Personal Awards Received

4 - Air Medals (Strike/Flight) – Awarded for successfully leading prolonged and repetitive mission flights over hostile territory.

3 - Navy And Marine Corps Commendation Medals – The first was awarded for conducting combat support missions that were the first of their kind following 9/11. These operations were an essential part of ensuring that no personnel or aircraft losses were incurred by the USS ENTERPRISE during the initial stages of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

1 - Navy Achievement Medal – Awarded for sustained superior performance while assigned to VQ-2.

1 - Joint Service Commendation Medal

1 - Joint Achievement Medal

1 - Defense Meritorious Service medal for action in Iraq

Training and Professional Associations

Skills and Knowledge

Command Duty Officer CDO In-port

Naval C4I Operations Designation

EP-3E Electronic Warfare Mission Commander (2006)

Information Assurance (IA) Designation

Full Joint Tour

JPME Phase 1

Special Security Representative (SSR)

Joint Advanced Tactical SIGINT Training Program (JATSTP) Graduate

JQS Level 2 Designation

Search, Evasion, Recovery, and Escape Course, (2001)

Tactical Action Officer (TAO) Designation, (2012)

IP Basic, Intermediate, and

Carrier SUW certified

Ship’s Electronic Materials Officer (SHP ELX MTL)

LCDR Milestone completion

Naval Flight Officer, Naval Flight School, Pensacola, FL

Successfully completed Naval Fight School, Jet Syllabus, in Pensacola, FL to become a designated Naval Flight Officer

Member of Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets from 1994-1998

Cyber Security systems, operations and directives

ISR systems and operations

Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)/Continuity of Government (COG) Planning

Information Assurance (IA) controls and mitigations

Assessment and Authorization (A&A)

Security Testing and Evaluation (ST&E)

Knowledge of Platform Information Technology (PIT)

Leading people and Managing resources

Public Speaking/Presenting

Professional writing/reporting

International customs and relations

International geopolitical situations, laws and regulations.

Computer proficiency; software familiarity includes Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel Spreadsheet, SharePoint, OneNote, and Adobe Illustrator programs (and other military related programs and computer systems available upon request).

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