Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 1/27/15


0700-0715: Introductions.

0715-0800: Networking Assistance & Open Forum Discussion. We'll help you with advice, assistance, referrals, and other networking needs.  We also discuss topics of general interest.  Build your personal network! 


1/27/15 (this week): Open Forum/Networking.

2/3/15: TBD/Open. If there's a speaker you'd like to schedule for 3 Feb or any future Tuesday, send me a note at

3.  VETERANS NETWORKING & JOB SEARCH EVENT - Thurs, 29 Jan, Centennial:

The Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center is hosting a Veterans Networking Group on Thursday, 29 Jan, 0900-1130, at their Lima Plaza location (6954 S Lima St, Centennial, CO).  Meet employers with open positions and network with fellow veterans. 

View the event flyer at .

Pre-registration is required.  Register at

Thanks to Biznet member Bob Fretzs (USAFA '71) for passing along this information.


Jim Corbett (USMA '01) is conducting a job search as he will be exiting the Army in the coming months.  He is a combat veteran with extensive background in operations research and industrial engineering.  He's looking for positions that leverage that background.  Please see his resume below.  If you can provide any referrals, job leads, or other advice, please contact Jim directly at

James Carlton Corbett

718 Blue Teal Drive · Fort Collins CO 80524

C: (720) 412-4848 · H: (970) 493-6609


Who I am

A proven Officer in the United States Army who has commanded soldiers in combat and as an operations research analyst developing insights on multi-million dollar procurement studies.  Recognized as a leader who takes on any challenge, creates innovative solutions while creating a positive working environment. 



·         Analysis of alternatives
·         Strategic planning
·         Data collection plan development
·         Survey development
·         Data trend analysis
·         Combat modeling
·         Expert proficiency at Microsoft Office
·         Proficient at Microsoft SharePoint
·         Proficient at SPSS software
·         Proficient at Clementine data mining



BS Systems Engineering 2001 – Dean’s List                                     

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Masters of Public Administration 2009 – 4.0 GPA, Cum Laude

Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont

Masters of Industrial Engineering 2011 – 3.923 GPA

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico         


Operations Research/Systems Analyst Experience (ORSA)


Chief of Assessment for the Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) at Grafenweohr, Germany (04/12 to Present):  Responsible for leading a three member team to assess and improving simulation training support across four Army Mission Command Training Centers throughout United States Army Europe (USAREUR). 

·         Redesigned the stagnant and ineffective JMSC strategic/long term plan by creating a dynamic and engaging process utilizing relevant, achievable and accurate metrics.

·         Instituted a survey process to assess training effectiveness to establish a means of improving training provided by JMSC. 

·         Created a means of tracking all JMSC taskings, international travel, facility usage, and numerous other publication to ensure that the unit never failed any mission and provided accurate information to the higher headquarters at all times.   

·         Wrote and published every internal order and directive.


Combat Operations Analyst for the Training and Doctrine Analysis Center at the White Sands Missile Range, NM (01/09 to 04/12): Responsible for conducting operational effectiveness analysis, comparative analysis and other studies of Army systems and organizations using combat simulations and other quantitative analysis techniques.  

·         Selected for the assessment team to evaluate the Israeli Namer armored vehicle and its associated technologies as a candidate for the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program.  As a result, the vehicle was included as a candidate in the GCV program and certain technologies were identified as essential to the entire program. 

·         Study lead to determine how new armored vehicles would impact the Army as a whole.  (military doctrine, organizational structure, training, professional development, personnel strength and facilities)  This study identified which vehicles had the greatest impact on the Army and how those issues needed to be resolved prior to procurement.

·         Deputy study lead to determine how replacing older armored support vehicles with the Bradley armored vehicle would mitigate performance shortfalls.  The final analysis provided insight as to which vehicles would best improve logistic support to the Army.

·         Study lead for the analysis on how internal seating capacity in an Infantry armored vehicle impacts the ability to take additional soldiers (interpreters, medics, bomb squad) across all types of missions (peacetime, full scale war, humanitarian relief).  The final results demonstrated the need to increase seating capacity to improve flexibility and accommodate the assets needed for mission success.


Leadership Experience


10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY (01/05 to 12/08): 

·         Military Transition Team (MiTT) Operations Officer responsible for training and mentoring an Iraqi Army brigade to help them effectively manage their soldiers, create their first command and control center and develop their first Standing Operating Procedures (SOP).  Planned more than 100 combat missions for the 12-soldier MiTT.

·         Troop Commander responsible for training, maintaining, and caring for five officers, 70 enlisted soldiers, equipment, and facilities valued in excess of $45 million with an annual budget of $45,000. Led A/1-71 Cavalry Squadron through pre-deployment training at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana, deployed to Iraq and captured two IED cells.  Partnered with an Iraqi police department to improve security and trust with the Iraqi government.

·         Fielded more than $100 million worth of new equipment to the brigade and coordinated for all associated training.

·         Acted as the Squadron Battle Captain to the Abu Graib Prison and Forward Operating Base Justice for the 10th Mountain Division, conducting rehearsals and coordinating rehearsals to defend the prison against possible attacks.  Provided 100% accountability of patrols and provided seamless connectivity between US and Iraqi Forces.    


2nd Infantry Division at Camp Garryowen, South Korea (11/01 to 06/04):

·         Troop Executive Officer responsible for the maintenance of 9 tanks, 13 Bradley fighting vehicles, 2 mortar carriers, and 10 additional support vehicles valued in excess of $50 million, plus the Troop supply office and 30 soldiers assigned to the troop headquarters section.  Selected over 12 other officers to serve as Troop Executive Officer and maintained the highest readiness rate in the Squadron,

·         Scout Platoon Leader responsible for the training, professional development, and welfare of 30 soldiers and 6 Bradley fighting vehicles valued in excess of $12 million. Selected over six other officers to serve as the Mechanized Reaction Force Platoon Leader in support of the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea.

·         Tank Platoon Leader responsible for the training, professional development, and welfare of 15 soldiers and four tanks valued in excess of $12.5 million.   Qualified the tank platoon at the highest standard of distinguished during squadron live fire qualification.



Additional Information

Words that best describe me: Unbiased, confident, humble, collaborative, loyal, dedicated, diligent, thorough, honorable, and considerate.

Interests/Hobbies: Camping, hiking, fishing, history

Family: Wife – Lindsay, 2 dogs – Max & Milo

Security Clearance: Top Secret, granted 02/14


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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