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Operations Research Systems Analyst

Kailua, HI


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Operations Research Systems Analyst

Science Applications International Corporation, ‘Aiea, HI

Oct 2012Current

Operations Research analyst at a Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC). Subject matter expert on quantitative and qualitative measures of effectiveness, objective prioritization of constrained resources, and statistical analysis of complex operational data.
  • Conducted detailed analysis for biannual counter-terrorism assessment. Analyzed public opinion survey data attitudes toward institutions, corruption, and counter-terrorism efforts. Discovered direct correlation between increased national police spending on operations and decreased crime in all provinces nationwide, and analyzed improvised explosive device events in key countries.
  • Developed decision support tools and prioritization methodologies to objectively prioritize resources for TSOC manpower requirements, force basing issues, and platform selection.
  • Conducted statistical study to determine relationship between natural disasters and terrorism events in Pacific theater in last four decades. Found strong correlation between disasters and terrorism regionally and within select countries.
  • Developed dataset of 24 quantitative variables in eight categories to demonstrate political, economic, social, and information trends across 20 countries, giving additional credibility to qualitative analysis by environmental analysis team.

Quality Assurance Specialist

BAE Systems, Mayport, FL

Mar 2012Jul 2012

Administered quality assurance programs for government-contracted repair and modernization work on U.S. Navy ships. Audited inspection and repair records against government contract requirements.
  • Ensured accuracy of Test and Inspection Plans and Required Reports; conducted Product Verification Inspections; ensured compliance with Navy Standard Items, government contracts, and federal and company safety and quality programs.
  • Audited seven multi-million-dollar Multi Ship Multi Option (MSMO) maintenance availability contracts and ensured compliance with government contract requirements.

Operations Analyst and Planner

United States Navy, Mayport, FL

Oct 2009Feb 2012

Conducted operational planning and analysis for use of scarce resources in Middle East and Latin America. Quantified risks and benefits and advised senior executive leadership team and briefed planned operations, exercises, and travel. Formulated strategic communication themes and messaging to enable senior leadership to create lasting operational-level regional partnerships.
  • Conducted statistical analysis of cost and operational data from four operations in Latin America to quantify effectiveness, identify performance trends and return on investment, and recommend duration and scope of future operations. Managed structured and unstructured data sets to find information useful to senior executives for decision-making.
  • Planned logistics movements of personnel, weapons, and sensitive equipment throughout dynamic Middle East in support of routine and contingency operations using limited transportation networks. Hand-selected to key role on team planning military evacuation of American civilians from Egypt during 2011 protests.

Chief Engineer / Department Head

United States Navy, Mayport, FL

Jan 2009Oct 2009

Led team of 45 personnel in the operation, maintenance, and repair of over $20 million worth of equipment, including gas turbine engines, diesel generators, switchboards, air compressors, air conditioning and refrigeration, hydraulics, pumps, motors, and electronic control systems.
  • Managed all department actions through demanding series of material inspections including four diesel inspections, two gas turbine readiness reviews, a three-month maintenance and upgrade period, and initial operational certification of engineering plant operations.
  • Directed fourteen safety and quality programs in support of engineering plant operations. Formulated local administrative policies, procedures, and manuals to meet statutory and regulatory requirements including OSHA and Department of Defense requirements.

Graduate Student / Department Head Student

United States Navy, Monterey, CA

Jan 2006Jan 2009

Completed Master of Science degree in Operations Research (March 2008). Conducted research on mathematical optimization of statistical process control techniques with an emphasis on monitoring.
  • Completed graduate-level courses in statistics, data analysis, data mining, simulation programming, linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, and cost estimation.
  • Published thesis and co-authored academic paper on application of industrial Statistical Process Controls methods. Presented results at international security conference in Singapore and as finalist for outstanding Operations Research thesis. Research recommendations endorsed by Director of the Centers for Disease Control's BioSense program.
  • Graduated in top 10 percent of department head class with course of instruction in leadership, management, operations, engineering, quality assurance, safety programs, and maintenance.

Division Officer

United States Navy, San Diego, CA

Jun 2001Dec 2005

Sonar, Auxiliaries and Electrical)
Led teams of up to 25 junior personnel in the operation, maintenance, and repair of complex shipboard equipment valued up to $30 million, including electronic sonar weapon system, diesel generators, air compressors, air conditioning and refrigeration, hydraulics, motors, and electrical distribution systems.
  • Saved $500,000 and completed project 17 days ahead of schedule by developing work plan for weekend and after-hours work to overhaul seawater system and replace critical sonar elements during emergency drydocking. Managed complex replacement of three diesel generators and two water desalinization plants, and managed four critical safety and quality programs.
  • Established training and qualification programs for engineering department of 50 personnel to ensure all were trained and qualified on assigned equipment and all safety and quality programs. Personally trained crew of 200 on two critical OSHA safety programs resulting in safe accomplishment of intensive five-month maintenance period.


Master of Science in Operations Research

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA


Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Seattle University, Seattle, WA



Operations Research, data analysis, linear regression, statistics, optimization, linear programming, nonlinear programming, mixed integer programming, VBA, Visual Basic for Applications, mathematical optimization, objective prioritization methods, decision support tools, decision analysis, simulation.
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