Strategic Analyst

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Desired salary: $15,000.00
Desired position type: Freelance.
Location: Arlington Virginia, United States

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Goal-driven, detail-oriented, and seasoned professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, operations management, logistics, and intelligence analysis. Recognized for ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to challenging, fast-paced working environments. Well-versed in gathering, processing, and disseminating intelligence and trends analysis to support executive-level organizational decision-making processes. Adept at motivating, guiding, training, and leading high-caliber teams of professionals toward a common goal. Equipped with articulate communication and interpersonal skills in building positive work relationships with professionals of all levels. Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of strategic and operational planning, design, and implementation. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as several intelligence and law enforcement databases.
Possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance with CI Polygraph.


  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • Program/Project Management
  • Personnel Management, Training, and Development
  • Research and Analysis
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership and Collaboration


Master of Science in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, 2015
National Defense University Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), Norfolk, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 1997
University of Georgia, Athens, GA



The Pentagon – Arlington, VA, USA
Strategic Intelligence Planner, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) 2016–Present
– Serve as the Iran Program Manager, responsible for all intelligence-related Chairman-directed planning efforts
– Provide leadership and guidance to Joint Staff and Combatant Command planning teams to support major contingencies involving operational war plan review and update
– Formulate and execute strategic planning processes, organize and lead planning conferences, and establish program milestones and management practices ensuring customer satisfaction and on-time product delivery

United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) – Washington, DC, USA and Baghdad, Iraq
Senior Advisor, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJFLCC-OIR) 2016
– Conceptualized, authored, and distributed Iraq operational intelligence updates to more than 1,500 customers per day, impacted US military and policy-maker decisions at the highest levels of government
– Received recognition for exceptional analysis and product delivery, which significantly improved the US Embassy, Intelligence Community, and DIA’s understanding of complex political, military, and economic factors impacting counter-ISIS campaign operations

Supervisory Intelligence Officer 2011–2016
– Directed a team of 10 Yemen analysts and 20 Iraq analysts in successfully accomplishing daily and long-term analysis and production activities
– Spearheaded an agency-level research project on the integration of collection and analysis, which improved Iraq collection and quality of finished intelligence for the warfighter and policy-maker; adopted as a DIA best practice
– Issued performance objectives, mid-point reviews, and annual performance evaluations for government employees; coached, mentored, counseled, and awarded team members throughout the process
– Led the implementation of Vision 2020, DIA’s plan for organizational change management and big-data management and analysis out to the year 2020; translated strategic vision to operational objectives
– Gained distinction for exemplary leadership talents, resulting in branch recognition as the most organized, responsive, and productive unit in the division over a four-year period

United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) – Washington, DC, USA and Baghdad, Iraq
All-Source Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems 2007–2011
– Organized and directed research and analysis activities to generate all-source strategic intelligence products for Department of Defense and White House Executives
– Served as the DIA lead political-military analyst while deployed in Iraq, and directly supported the United States Forces – Iraq Commander, Office of the Director of National Intelligence officials, and agency directors on issues impacting combat and reconstruction operations

United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Washington, DC, USA
Intelligence Officer, Northrop Grumman Office of Intelligence and Analysis Reporting and Production Division 2008–2009
– Conducted comprehensive research for the intelligence community, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to generate over 190 homeland intelligence reports; highest production in the division
– Earned distinction for being hand-selected to lead an interagency home-invasion and kidnapping analytic task force in Phoenix, AZ for three months; exceeded expectations of DHS and the Phoenix Police Department; program management execution served as a template for similar analytic and data collection efforts across the nation

United States Department of State – Washington, DC, USA
Senior Consultant, BearingPoint Consulting 2005–2007
– Functioned as an operations officer for more than 50 Information Resource Management (IRM) Information Technology professionals in Iraq, as well as a liaison officer between IRM and national level intelligence agencies
– Drafted and submitted a proposal and summary of work (SOW) to create and sell a $6M contract to support Provincial Reconstruction Team communications requirements; the SOW was approved and immediately improved secure communication and physical security for US forces and agencies throughout Iraq


United States Marine Corps – Camp Pendleton, CA, USA and Cherry Point, NC USA
Operations Officer (Captain) – Combat Experience 2004–2005
Company Commander (Captain) – Combat Experience 2002–2004
Various Junior Officer Positions 1997–2002