Résumé

Andrew V. Walsh

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging position that utilizes my management experience and technical knowledge to give back to my community and nation.

EMPLOYMENT

Information Programs Officer:      July 2016 – Present
United States Department of State – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Responsible for classified networks at largest U.S. Embassy in Africa
  • Manage and supervise IPC staff of thirty American and LE Staff
  • Manage all Embassy technology projects in Nairobi and Somalia
  • Support all radio, phone, satellite and microwave systems at post
  • Acting Information Management Officer at post when IMO absent
Executive Assistant to the Principal Deputy CIO (PDAS):   June 2015 – July 2016
United States Department of State – Washington, District of Columbia
  • Responsible for research and policy recommendations of new technologies
  • Coordinate all strategic projects within bureaus and divisions of DOS
  • Manage communications within PDCIOs office and external organizations
  • Advise senior leaders on emerging technologies and cyber threats
  • Provide daily briefings to senior leaders on critical efforts and incidents
Technology Innovation Officer:      June 2012 – July 2014
United States Department of State – London, England
  • Responsible for development and implementation of new technologies
  • Coordinate all technology projects with Embassy sections
  • Support mobile data communication platforms
  • Maintain and program post applications and software systems
  • Supervise programming and database maintenance staff
Information Programs Officer:      August 2009 – May 2012
United States Department of State – Managua, Nicaragua
  • Responsible for classified networks on Embassy network
  • Manage security of secure file, print, web and database servers
  • Supported emergency operations in Haiti as IPO after 2010 earthquake
  • Maintain, program and install radio, satellite and phone systems
  • Conduct all audits on networks as Information Systems Security Officer
Information Management Specialist:      February 2006 – August 2009
United States Department of State – Beijing, China
  • Responsible for unclassified network on local network with over 800 users
  • Manage over thirty file, print, web and database servers
  • Support Nortel Meridian phone switch software and hardware
  • Maintain, program and install over 500 client computer systems at multiple locations
  • Assist Information Systems Security Officer in all audits and security checks on networks
Information Management Specialist:      March 2003 – November 2004
United States Department of State – Munich, Germany
  • Responsible for all local networks on Department of State network
  • Supervision of network, help desk staff, and mail personnel
  • Support Nortel Meridian phone switch software and hardware
  • Maintain, program and install VHF/UHF and HF radio systems for voice communications
  • Assist Information Systems Security Officer in all audits and security checks on networks
Grocery / Retail Projects Consultant:      April 1997 – March 2003
Data Systems Incorporated – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Install and administer Windows server networks with Microsoft SQL..
  • Conduct site surveys and recommend systems and equipment to fit needs.
  • Perform upgrades of software and hardware to enhance product performance.
  • Create specialized forms and reports to customize software products for customers.

MILITARY

Desk Officer J5I – Strategy & Plans:      May 2016 – Present
United States Africa Command – Stuttgart, Germany
  • Liaison between AFRICOM and European Union, United Nations, African Union
  • Prepared, updated, and maintained documents for briefings to senior leaders
  • Perform tasks as action officer and escort officer for senior visits and programs
  • Brief senior leaders, make recommendations, research current events
  • Prepare accurate assessments and manage information flow within the J5
  • Coordinate efforts with multinational partners and other U.S. government agencies
C4 Systems Support J6 –Communications:           May 2009 – April 2016
United States Special Operations Command South – Homestead, Florida
  • Maintain knowledge management system for Command
  • Responsible for maintenance and support of local and remote automation assets
  • Perform upgrades and test new systems for deployment 
Systems Analyst J56 – Theater Security Cooperation: March 2006 – April 2009
United States Pacific Command – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Maintain knowledge management system for division
  • Responsible for maintenance and support of automation assets in section
  • Perform automation tasks during exercises to facilitate efficient data storage and retrieval
Task Force Signal Officer – J6:      November 2004 – February 2006
United States Joint logistics Command – Bagram, Afghanistan
  • Installed clients, servers, and network infrastructure in a combat zone
  • Responsible for maintenance and fielding of all logistical communication assets in Theater
  • Directly supervised six subordinate Battalion Signal elements and five brigade soldiers
Chief of Automation:      November 2003 – November 2004
United States Army Reserve – Heidelberg, Germany
7th Army Reserve Command
  • Supervision of Help Desk Support and Training elements.
  • Responsible for coordination of support of all Reserve assets in Theater.
  • DA Level II certified for Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense
Infantry Executive Officer:      October 1997 – November 2003
Illinois Army National Guard -Litchfield, Illinois
C 2/130 Air Assault Infantry
  • Supervision of 37 Riflemen and Non Commissioned Officers in support elements.
  • Responsible for creation of training plans and support of overall mission success.
  • Performed ADVON duties on overseas deployment coordinating all support in four locations.

EDUCATION

Masters of Military Arts and Sciences:      July 2014 – June 2015
Command and General Staff College – Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Military Arts and Sciences Coursework in:

  • Mission Command Technologies
  • Knowledge Management, Cyberspace Operations
  • Military History, Tactics, Strategy, and Leadership
  • Defense Security Cooperation and Assistance
Masters of Public Administration:      August 1998 – May 2000
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Illinois

Public Administration Coursework in:

  • Personnel Issues, Public Policy, Public Law, Quantitative Analysis, Public Budgeting
  • Focus on Technology Implementation in Government
  • Coursework in Computer Science Department:
    • Operating Systems, Technology Management, Database Design,
      Network Administration, Geographic Information Systems and Web Design
Bachelor of Arts:      January 1990 – June 1992
Saint Ambrose University – Davenport, Iowa

Major: Double major in Political Science and Philosophy, with a focus in Public Opinion and Logic.

  • Honors:  Magna Cum Laude, Deans List
  • Member Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Finished four-year program in two and a half years.
  • Member Saint Ambrose Philosophical Society

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS

Transcripts and Certificates available upon request:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation (ITILV3)
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Windows 2000 & 2003 (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator, SQL2000 (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator with Messaging (MCSA)
  • CompTia A+, Network+, and Security+)
  • Department of the Army Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO)
  • Department of the Army Information Assurance / Computer Network Defense