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ROBERT K. SIMM,
senior professional with successes in diverse operational environments,
both domestic and international. Extensive expertise in operations,
program, resource and team management. Leader and builder of complex,
multifunctional organizations. Adept at integrating employees from
differing ethnic, cultural, and technical backgrounds into seamless
project teams. Strong strategic and tactical planner skilled at driving
operations and improving processes. Dynamic leader and communicator
with excellent training and liaison skills.
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U.S. government team in an intensive month international campaign
for a $. billion aircraft acquisition competition in Northern Europe.
Provided direct liaison between U.S. Ambassador, senior U.S. military
and corporate commercial leaders, and key leaders of the host nation
government and military. Developed and executed a comprehensive multimedia
campaign to engage and inform foreign public, dispute false information
propagated by foreign competitors, and positively influence host nation
decision makers. RESULT: Reversed public perception of the U.S.
offer from / opposed, to / in favor, leading to selection of
the U.S. aircraft. Cemented multibillion dollar, year support program
and secured key diplomatic and military objectives of two U.S. federal
agencies for a strategic international ally.
an inefficient U.S. military liaison organization in the Middle East.
Articulated rationale for a major expansion of manpower and resources
to meet rapidly evolving operational requirements. Led expert team in
execution of $ billion equipment, sustainment, logistics, and training
programs. Managed $, annual operating budget. Developed and executed
detailed plan that synchronized regional strategies with U.S. State
Department strategic resourcing
plans, ensuring cohesive engagement with vital international partner.
RESULT: Benchmarked by regional auditor for best practices in several
key areas during intense fiscal and management process evaluation. Cited
for best management climate and employee morale in a region of nations.
Secured additional $ million in program sales.
leadership as Deputy Director of hightech, multifunction air operations
center in an austere operating environment. Expertly coordinated
activities of , employees in the execution of up to , daily
air operations and timecritical changes in daily projects. Diplomatically
managed the competing and conflicting expectations and demands of international
coalition partners. Maintained grueling operational tempo for six months.
RESULT: Facilitated attainment of high demand objectives critical
to the U.S. and global allies, garnering worldwide attention for the
led a new multifunction air operations organization. Organized, trained,
equipped, and directed a unique flying unit comprised of multinational
employees with $ million in equipment and facilities. RESULT:
Attained full operational capability milestone in months, two months
ahead of schedule. Earned three separate Best in the Enterprise
awards from national headquarters for operations, maintenance, and sustainment
initiated, and managed the transition of an immense $. billion annual
training program impacting global operations. Devised five separate
program elements that were less vulnerable to Congressional budget cuts.
Articulated disconnect/offset risk and program revision value to national
leadership and earned senior approval for program implementation. Disseminated
program plan to global network and managed diverse regional challenges.
RESULT: Protected vital training and operations programs
during a period of strict fiscal austerity, when other similar programs
were decremented by % or more. Established focused program elements
that streamlined both funding and processes across a vast network. Lauded
by senior leadership for vital impact; process adopted by other agency
departments to emulate success.
STATES Air Force, Colonel
Defense Cooperation U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway
Time Language Student Norwegian,
Defense Language Institute
Director, International Defense Cooperation
U.S. Embassy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Coalition Air Operations Center Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
Operations Director, Fighter Group Shaw Air Force Base, SC
Operations Director, Fighter Group Cannon Air Force Base, NM
Fighter Squadron Cannon Air Force Base, NM
Director, Safety Programs, Fighter Wing Cannon Air Force Base,
Weapons and Tactics, Fighter Wing Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
Force Structure Planning and Programming Pentagon, VA
Time Student, Executive Leadership Training Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Instructor Pilot and Flight Manager
California, Philippines, Germany
Pilot Vance Air Force Base, OK
AND KEY TRAINING
Master of Military
Arts and Sciences, Military History, U.S. Army Command & General
Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Arts, Humanities, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Executive Leadership Course, Air War College, U.S. Air Force
Leadership Course, Command & General Staff College, U.S. Army
Language, Defense Language Institute
Program Management Executive Course, Defense Acquisition University
Management Course, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
Aerospace Senior Officer Course, U.S. Air Force
Leader Course, U.S. Air Force
Director Safety Program Management Course, U.S. Air Force
Graduate, Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force
Leadership Course, Squadron Officer School, U.S. Air Force
Pilot Training, U.S. Air Force
Active Top Secret
U.S. Government Security Clearance