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Project Management, Operations Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Engineering

Greenville, SC
April 15, 2016

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James P. Stevens

Highly motivated self-starter whom is a results-oriented professional with extensive leadership experience within highly competitive environments inside the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer for the E-2C Hawkeye. Analytical strategist skilled in successfully implementing continuous process improvements and capabilities to accomplish difficult goals through dynamic problem solving that advanced organizational initiatives and deliver optimal productivity. Collaborative communicator continuously focused on building synergy with the ability to adapt quickly and tackle exciting new challenges and master new roles. Driven to combine strong critical thinking, resourcefulness to design and complete complex projects to the advancement of an established company. Willing to relocate. Areas of Expertise:

Project Management

Business Analysis & Management

Operations & Logistics

Program Development

Leadership and Development

Special Event Coordination

Operational Planning

Active Security Clearance

Analytical & Interpersonal Skills

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Problem Solving & Resolution

Process Improvement

Professional Experience & Notable Contributions

Naval Flight Officer, United States Navy 2004 to 2016

Training Officer, E-2D Fleet Introduction Team, Norfolk, VA (2015 – 2016)

Oversee the planning and tracking of the Hawkeye Community transition from the E-2C to the E-2D aircraft. Devise optimal execution of training, doctrine, personnel, equipment and facilities to maintain efficient and seamless operations. Collaborate with multiple organizations to develop new facilities, hangars, aircraft support system equipment and simulators.

Contributions & Process Development:

Developed optimal facility layout for new E-2D simulator building to provide efficient utilization of equipment.

Established resource allocation optimization for replacement parts and materials to improve support to five operational squadrons.

Collaborated with community experts to update the E-2D Naval Systems Training Plan to gain peak performance efficiency and metrics.

Contributed to the evolution of new concepts of Operations for air-to-air refueling in the E-2D.

Asst. Air Operations Officer/Air Transfer Officer, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Norfolk, VA (2013 – 2015)

Supervised a 25-employee department responsible for the coordination of all flight operations associated with the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center. Managed the safe and timely transition of passengers and cargo by aircraft to and from the ship. Identified operational degrading factors through quantitative analyses. Recognized as the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Officer for over 3K personnel. Earned a second Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for extraordinary leadership in managing the movement of thousands of personnel and equipment materials and delivering significant command climate changes focused on personnel morale as the Equal Opportunity Officer.

Contributions & Process Development:

Boosted functionality through continuous process improvements and strategic communication techniques.

Flawlessly planned and executed the transportation of 10K passengers and 120K pounds of cargo for the aircraft carrier during combat operations through optimal utilization of workers and equipment.

Led fundraising initiatives for the Combined Federal Campaign that exceeded the command’s goal by over 80%.

Recognized as the only unrestricted line officer able to train, direct and manage a duty section of over 180 personnel.

James P. Stevens

Assistant Operations Officer, Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing, Point Mugu, CA (2011 – 2013)

Directed tracking of community operational tasking, exercise and air support requests. Facilitated communication between multiple wings, squadrons, departments and staffs. Received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for impeccable coordination of six independent groups that resulted in a unified operation that exceeded expectations.

Contributions & Process Development:

Organized and administered multiple community conferences tasked with negotiating VAW/VRC future objectives.

Coalesced 13 squadrons as the ACCLOGWING Anti-Terrorism/Force-Protection Officer focused on implementing appropriate and effective force-protection measures.

Recognized by executive leadership for excellence in driving peers to exceptional results while balancing multiple complex projects and responsibilities.

Initiated a re-examination of training protocols such as restructuring certain job duties to ensure optimal readiness of trainees through a more strategic allocation of time and training resources.

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One-One-Six, Point Mugu, CA (2007 – 2011)

Guided One-One-Six operations as a Mission Commander. Executed two operational tours that included rotational assignments as NFO Training Officer, Avionics Division Officer, Communications Officer and Public Affairs Officer. Deployed with the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN in 2008 and 2010 to support both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Contributions & Process Development:

Negotiated and planned over 500 combat missions with NATO forces in the Middle East at the Combined Air Operations Center.

Trained junior aircrew on E-2C Hawkeye’s mission tactics and started integral performance reviews.

Directed 30 enlisted personnel responsible for electrical troubleshooting and hardware repair as the Avionics Division Officer by analyzing maintenance repair schedules and work force capacity to prioritize repairs in a timely and accurate manner.

Recipient of three Air Medals in addition to the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance.

Additional Naval experience in Navy Flight School from 2004 to 2007.

Education & Training


California State University Dominguez Hills, CA


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL

Project Management Professional (PMP) Training; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training; Navy Lean Six Sigma College, NAS Oceana, Virginia, 2015

Naval Flight Training; United States Navy, NOB Norfolk, Virginia, 2007

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