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Training Engineer

Vass, NC
April 30, 2020

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Christopher J Churchbourne

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Vass, NC 28394 United States

Mobile: 910-***-****


I have recently culminated 32 years of Government Service, 20 Years active duty as a commissioned Officer in the Combat Arms with 8 Combat tours, and 12 years as a career Government Civilian achieving the grade of GS-15. All the time either leading soldiers in combat, managing complex portfolios, being the Chief of Staff at the Joint Headquarters Colonel Command level, or Supervising multi-million dollar Financial accounts. Career highlights include:

-20 years of active duty retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with the majority of my time spent in the 82nd Airborne Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, and the Army Special Operations Command.

-Starting Civilian Government Service as a GS-12 and after 12 years culminating as a GS-15, directing, accounting, and leading 144 subordinates with a portfolio exceeding $370M annually.

-Received the distinguished account award for excellence from both the Defense Financial Accounting Service (DFAS) and the Army Auditors Office for 8 consecutive years for meticulous management of 5 accounts including Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Special Mission Funding (SMF), 1208,1209 funding for indigenous forces arming and equipping, Military Pay, and Temporary Duty Travel (TDY).

-Maintaining a Top Secret, Special Access Required (TS/SCI), security clearance for over 20 years.

Work Experience:


Ft. Bragg

Fayetteville, NC 28307 United States

01/2012 – Present

Hours per week: 50

Pay Plan: GS Grade: GS14-GS15

Staff Director / Deputy Commander for Resources (This is a federal job)

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Staff Director and Deputy Commander for Resources for an Army Special Missions Unit within USASOC. Serves as the senior Government Civilian for 144 Government Civilians. Responsible for the entire resource portfolio which includes the : Combat Development Director (POM, Investment both RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M), Support Squadron and all logistical functions, as well as the Comptroller (OCO, O&M, Special Mission Funding), and the Engineer Squadron (three separate geographical installations), as well as Range 19 and the SOTF. Works directly for the organizations Commander and Command Sergeant Major. Responsible for a financial portfolio of $370M annually.


Ft. Bragg

Fayetteville, NC 28307 United States

10/2007 - –1/2012

Hours per week: 45

Pay Plan: GS Grade: GS12-GS13

Requirements Specialist (This is a federal job)

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Duties: Requirements Specialist of the Combat Development Directorate (CDD), of the Security Operations Training Facility (SOTF). Responsible for managing staff coordination of unit operational requirements and codifying new requirements from operational elements within the command; management of the Unit Priority Requirements Review Boards and Unit Requirements Working Groups. Manages the documenting of requirements and coordination with the JSOC, USASOC, USSOCOM, and other Department of Defense and U.S. Government organizations to facilitate unit requirements actions. CDD/SOTF Requirements Specialist performs: Combat Development; Material Development; Unit Project Management; Operational Testing; Science & Advanced Technologies functions; Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS); and requirements generation & documentation. Requirements Specialist operates daily within all aspects of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). Provides advise and necessary direction to Combat Developers in the establishment of all Capabilities Development Documents (CDD), Capabilities Production Documents (CPD), and Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). Actively involved in the daily actions as they pertain to Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, and Procurement funding of all CDD activities. Serves as the lead action officer for the National to Theater SOF Transition Synchronization Integrated Product Team.

Supervisor: Sam Joseph 910-***-****)

Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes


Ft. Bragg

Fayetteville, NC 28307 United States

01/2005 - –8/2007

Hours per week: 50

Chief of Combat Developments Division (CDD) (LTC)

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Chief of Combat Developments Division (CDD) for a USASOC Special Mission Unit. Responsible for supervising the entire CDD element, an operational staff organization responsible for research, development and acquisition programs, operations research, historical programs, and management of special projects. Served as the units lead staff officer for the development of the Strategic Planning Process (SPP) input and submission of the units Program of Memorandum (POM) for 08-13 Fiscal years. Directly responsible for the execution of the unit's’$ 88.5 million current year investment dollar programs consisting of both procurement and Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) money. Responsible for supervising 42 military and 8 GS civilians. responsible for reviewing the planning and direction of major projects within CDD in support of Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts for SOTF. CDD maintains Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and developmental authority for: special operations explosive and non-explosive breaching initiatives and training; individual, crew-served, anti-aircraft, & anti-tank weapons; fire support systems; night vision and electro-optical systems; soldier support systems; ground & air mobility; C4I; ammunition & explosives; nuclear, biological, chemical, & radiological defense; explosive ordnance disposal; and force protection. Provides oversight on the writing of all requirements documentation, Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), Capability Development Document (CDD), and Capability Production Document. CDD Director maintains a through understanding of the acquisition lifecycle of all SOTF requirements and works directly with the CDD functional area combat developers to cultivate holistic solutions to Army and joint requirements. As CDD director, directly responsible for maintaining knowledge and in-depth personal experience working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, USSOCOM, USASOC, JSOC regulations, and SOTF memorandums, policies, and precedents that guide the management and documentation of SOTF requirements. Maintains extensive knowledge of DOD's’Planning, Programming, and Budget System (PPBS), and DOD's’Acquisition System, and their interrelationships with the Requirements Generation System (RGS). All logistical functions pertaining to the Unit, interacting with the USASOC, USSOCOM and Department of the Army G-4.

Supervisor: LTG Scott Miller 910-***-****)

Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes

Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

Ft. Bragg

Fayetteville, NC 28307 United States

05/2002 - 05–2005

Hours per week: 50

Chief Plans and Training

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Principal assistant to the J3 for training in support of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), and regional Combatant Commanders. Responsible for all aspects of Joint Training, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, the Joint Operations Center, and Command Center, time-phased deployment, concept development, and Joint Doctrine. Manages training, Contingency Operations (CONOPs), and provides staff oversight over several remote training areas. Liaises with all appropriate headquarters to ensure that training is coordinated and synchronized with all assigned and attached forces and the U.S, Interagency. Responsible for managing the JSOC training budget of over $ 37 million. Responsible for writing Commander JSOC (COMJSOC) annual training guidance.

Supervisor: GEN Tony Thomas 910-***-****)

Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes


Duke Strategic Studies Program Durham, NC United States

Professional (2018)

Harvard Senior Executive Fellowship (SEF) Boston, MA United States

Professional (2017)

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS United States

Professional (1999)

North Georgia College Dahlonega, GA United States

Bachelor's D’gree (1987)

DAU Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course ACQ 201A Fayetteville, NC United States

Technical or Occupational Certificate (2004)

ALMC Combat Developments Course CDC Course Augusta, GA United States

Technical or Occupational Certificate (2004)

DAU Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management ACQ 101 Fayetteville, NC United States

Technical or Occupational Certificate (2005)

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