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Dr. Kenneth E.

(Ken) Shepard
Phone: 256-520-2132


A seasoned professional with 20+ years experience solving organizational and programmatic
Supply Chain issues, seeking a position to help take your organization to the next level.
Extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams worldwide to achieve successful
accomplishment of program objectives. Seeking to leverage hands-on experience to support
organizational growth and optimize supply chain operations leading to cost savings and
increased ROI.
Areas of Expertise
Program Management:
Supervised three annual maritime resupply operations for the strategic Early Warning System at Thule
AFB, Greenland. RESULT: 100% of programmatic milestones and budget objectives were met.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Pentagon Air Staff, briefing multi-nation military personnel onsite,
on logistics, manpower, and training requirements required to support deployed weapon systems.
RESULT: Deployment of weapon systems were successfully concluded.
Strategic Planning:
As Chief Logistics and Transportation Officer at Tactical Air Command HQ, developed contingency
support plans for the movement of fighter aircraft and support equipment from CONUS locations to
worldwide locations within a 72 hour period. RESULT: Deployed weapon systems achieved all
mission objectives on time and within budget.
Provided planning assistance to the Pentagon Air Staff, for the movement of Missile Defense Agency
(MDA) assets to worldwide locations. RESULT: Met all deployment timelines and cost objectives.
Supply Chain Operations and Management:
Established a refurbishment and JIT operation for overhaul of critical high-value valve systems for a
petro-chemical customer. RESULT: Saved the customer $500k per year in refurbishment costs.
Designed and implemented a Material Management System for NASAs satellite programs. RESULT:
Estimated saving of over $1.0 million annually for current and future satellite systems.
Organizational Leadership:
Aircraft Maintenance Officer for an Air Force Wing of 75+ fighter aircraft with direct oversight of all
aircraft maintenance operations. RESULT: Reorganized manpower and supply support to meet
sortie levels improving the Wing operational readiness level from 85% to 92 % in less than 30 days.
Commanded an Air Force EOD Training Detachment with student through-put of 200+ students/year
and a dropout rate of 40%. RESULT: Reduced dropout rate to 20% through motivational initiatives.
Unemployed Seeking Employment

March 2015 to Present

Doctoral Student/Graduate
July 2013 to March 2015
Completed Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program dissertation and graduated. Volunteered to
mentor undergraduate students in business related topics; worked with and mentored disabled veterans. Supported
and coached Junior ROTC High School organizations and Cadets by promoting personal ethics and discipline.
QuanTech Services, Inc
Senior Logistics Analyst, V

January 2011 June 2013

Dr. Kenneth E. (Ken) Shepard

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Prepared transportation and operational plans for missile systems deployment to worldwide locations. Prepared
implementation and support plans for Aegis missile testing at the Pacific Test Range on the island of Kauai, HI.
Coordinated and provided oversight of deployment of Aegis missile systems and support equipment, from U.S.
manufacturers to locations in Alaska and Qatar. Took sabbatical to finish dissertation.
DMD Corporation
July 2009 December 2010
Senior Logistics Analyst, V
Supported the MDA Program Office as a Reliability and Supportability SME to the primary contractor Boeing.
Validated all relevant test data generated by subcontractors, and reviewed for relevancy, accuracy, and completeness
before being entered into the master Reliability database maintained by the contractor. Contract ended.
L-3 Corporation (Formerly SYColeman Corporation)
December 2001 June 2009
Senior Logistics Analyst, IV
Provided oversight and support of Inter-Service Support Agreements (ISSAs) between the MDA Program Office
and sub-contractors to the Prime contractor. Represented the GMD Logistics Directorate (GMK) on all matters
pertaining to new facility construction, transportation scheduling, and coordination. Prepared White Papers for
senior management on issues affecting program requirements, and schedules requiring Program Office attention.
Conducted briefings to Senior Program management personnel on the status of missile field construction schedules,
potential risk areas, and mitigation actions required and taken. Contract ended.
MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Retired U.S. Air Force, Wounded Vietnam Veteran
Served 23 years as both enlisted and commissioned officer at all organizational levels in the US Air Force. Served
as Staff Logistics Officer at Tactical Air Command (TAC) Headquarters preparing logistics plans and schedules for
deployment of aircraft and weapons systems in support of worldwide contingency plans. Site manager for recovery
operations involving both aircraft and nuclear accidents/incidents in South Carolina, Spain, and Greenland.
Commanded a 15 man Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit at Pleiku Air Base, Republic of Vietnam.
Wounded-in-action while attempting to neutralize Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) placed by Vietcong
insurgents. VA disability rated at 40 percent.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2015. Major: Global
Operations Supply Chain Management
MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1979, Major: Logistics Management
BS, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. 1966, Major: Marketing Management
Doctoral Dissertation: A Survey Of The U.S. Intermodal Freight Transportation System To Meet Future
Requirements: A Case Study

Active member of American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) for 15 years

Past Commander - Chapter 2201, Military Order of the Purple Heart

Member of the Patriot Guard motorcycle riders organization serving as Honor Guard at Veterans funerals

Mentor Junior Achievement Programs in local area Middle and High Schools

Participant in the Honor Flight Program escorting WW II and Korean War Veterans to their war memorials
in Washington, DC

Adjunct Instructor in Business subjects at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels

25 year supporter of Special Olympics programs