I am a Communications professional with a demonstrated history of planning, preparing, executing and assessing strategic communication plans and supporting communication activities in the U.S., Europe, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan.
I have a unique Army background that includes the School of Advanced Military Studies (strategic planning – design thinking – complex problem solving), Information Operations (communication synchronization – friendly and adversary audiences), Red Team (challenging organizational assumptions – examining alternative perspectives), and the majority of my career which was spent working in Public Affairs (public relations - corporate communications). I have three Master’s Degrees (Management; Military Arts and Science; Communication) and am accredited through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
I like challenging work environments and enjoy working with teams of diverse, creative, adaptive thinkers and doers that like to solve problems.
46alpha is the Functional Area designator for a U.S. Army Public Affairs Officer. The Public Affairs Officers primary responsibilities are to assess the public affairs situation, advise senior leaders on public affairs issues, and assist them in making well-informed decisions, and translate the decisions into effective public affairs operations.
I became a PAO in 2003 and serviced in numerous assignments and deployments across the globe. In 2006, I began working in the "new" world of social media and chose 46alpha as my handle on most social media platforms.
Photo taken in Feyzabad, Afghanistan in December 2004.