For two decades, I have engrossed myself in all facets of Information Technology including network development, infrastructure engineering, and information security while serving in the United States Air Force. I used my stature as a pilot to consistently secure jobs where I could own and run massive network infrastructures. As I transition from Active Duty to civilian life, I aim to use my expertise to lead and develop teams who adore technology as I do.
Communicating, calm under pressure, leadership, military operations, pilot, operational security (OPSEC), pentesting, security research, programming with a concentration on bash scripting and java environments, various database technologies, Asterisk FreePBX frameworks, VoIP installations, VPN tunneling, intrusion detection systems, Kali Linux and terminal environments, storage area networks, firewalls with a concentration in PFSense, various encryption types, VMWare products and other hypervisors, wireless protocols, video distribution, and widely used operating systems such as Mac, Windows and Linux.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL, USAF (Security Clearance: TS/SCI) 2002 – 2023
2020 – Commander, 732 OSS
Lead 274 personnel in Targets / Weather / Weapons / Test / Intel / Simulators / Training. Consultant for Office of Special Investigations for hacking resources and toolsets. Managed $85M for infrastructure and mission overhauls. Performed as Safety Board President for high visibility aircraft mashaps.
2018 – Director of Operations, 732 OSS
$80M in executed contracts & managed 20 aircraft in worldwide combat operations. Led IT vulnerability assessments addressing 90 threats to Top Secret areas. Consulted with the Office of Special Investigations for “dark-web” hacks. Coordinated and built a $12M pre-fab vault housing over 200 people within one year (unprecedented). Led historic $1.2M power upgrade following a catastrophic fire in a mission area while maintaining zero loss in combat operations.
2016 – Wing Director of Plans & Programs, 432 WG
MQ-1 / MQ-9 Instructor Pilot and OPSEC Director in charge of airborne cyber operations development. Wing Operations Security director. Department of Energy liaison leading nuclear detection projects for NSC-level missions. Wrote and coordinated a $17M support contract to hire 75 additional personnel. Stood up the first Wing Crisis Action Team writing policy development while securing equipment and space. Coordinated Joint airborne Cyber Operations for development testing.
2015 – Director of Staff, 867 ATKS
Briefed White House and Secretary of Defense staff on strike capabilities. Mentored and coordinated career development for over 200 personnel. Tailored 157 reports, 21 decorations, 56 awards, 14 performance recommendations and 98 position modifications. Authored a new Search and Rescue course in conjunction with helicopter operations.
2011 – Wing Chief of Force Support, 23 WG
Designed & engineered Command and Control (C2) networks
2009 – Plans Flight Commander, 71 RQS
Military Exercise development & austere network development
2007 – Student Pilot & Distinguished Graduate
T-6 / T-44 / HC-130 – Initial Flight Training for multiple aircraft
2002 – Network Control Center Test & Evaluation, 99 CS
Network Engineering & Vulnerability Assessments NOTE: More information available upon request
2005-2022 – USAF Pilot
Military Exercise developmentEarned Distinguished Graduate from the 58th Special Operations Wing formal HC-130 schoolhouse. Other aircraft flown include the C-130E, King Air T-44 Pegasus, T-6 Texan II, MQ-1 Predator, and the MQ-9 Reaper.
OWNER, DC702 – NON-PROFIT CORPORATION 2021 – Present
Centered on cybersecurity education for the Las Vegas area, DC702 stems from a DEC CON group of over 100 members. With a non-profit status, the company is able to solicit for educational materials, as well as tools to host various “Capture The Flag” events used to accomplish its goal of exposing the public to worldwide threats and vulnerabilities. Our latest event is for Active Duty members in the Las Vegas area and includes briefers on topics such as world-wide hacks, and the organizations from where those hacks originate.
OWNER, FITZ IT SOLUTIONS, LLC 2019 – Present
Founded as a result of successes to a previous email and web hosting company of mine, Fitz IT Solutions provides low cost solutions for all small business technology needs. Contracts include video distribution, IPsec VPNs, firewalls, off-site encryption, VoIP (both cloud and on premises), cameras, and much more. We house a 10GB backbone for multiple servers to offer redundancy and immediate disaster recovery, as well as analysis of any business’ current infrastructure.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, Maxwell AFB
NETWORK+ / SECURITY+ CERTIFICATIONS
MASTER OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCE, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
HC-130 MISSION PILOT INITIAL QUALIFICATION TRAINING (Distinguished Graduate), Kirtland AFB
SQUADRON OFFICER SCHOOL (Right-of-Line Flight), Maxwell AFB
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION OFFICER TRAINING, Keesler AFB
AIR AND SPACE BASIC COURSE, Maxwell AFB
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Louisiana Tech University
– Practical Ethical Hacking (Heath Adams)
– Windows Privilege Escalation (Heath Adams)
– Linux Privilege Escalation (Heath Adams)
– Markdown Mastery (Jason Taylor)
– Docker Mastery: with Kubernetes (Bret Fisher)
– Yii2 Beginner to Professional (Femi Ibiwoye)
– Website Hacking / Pen Testing (Zaid Sabih)
MASTER OF CYBERSECURITY, Johns Hopkins University
– Delayed due to Command, re-enrollment TBD
– Have attended since DEF CON 21 (held in 2013)
– I am a co-founder of DC702, our local DEF CON group (over 200 hackers)
CLEARYLY IP CERTIFIED SALES REP
– Mainly FreePBX, but have engineered and deployed multiple phone systems
Capture The Flag Development
– Lead teams to host events centered around cybersecurity education
– Hosted events for FBI / DoE / Las Vegas Metro / Creech AFB / DEFCON
HOME LAB DEVELOPMENT
– I have a server room in my house to continuously develop my skills
– Over 100 servers of all kinds
– Cisco / Ubiquity / Juniper switches with fiber and copper SFP connections
VMware Products (ESXi, vSphere, Workstation/Fusion)
Windows (both desktop and server)
OSX (started on a Macintosh in ’85)
Synology (NAS & Surveillance)
FreePBX (on premises servers & VPN2
ServerTheory.com – created in 2012, this site is a sole representation of my work during a timeframe where I created a secure environment to host webpages and emails.
WebpageAndEmail.com – created in 2012 this hosting company was formed as a result of my service provider moving my files to a vulnerable server. After many conversations, this provider refused to correct the situation which drove me to let them know that I would create a competing company to protect their customers. My clients included lawyers, nurses, waxing companies, travel agents, fitness trainers, and more. Its success led to the formation of Fitz IT Solutions.
FitzITsolutions.com – As described in my resume, various services are provided to small businesses in the Las Vegas area. Following years of success from webpageandemail.com, a client approached me asking if I was able to engineer their network infrastructure for a brand new opening location. By word of mouth, several other businesses requested similar services which allowed me to execute multiple contracts throughout the past few years.
HackerIFG.com – As a pilot, I am accustomed to checklists. I decided to create the “Hacker’s In Flight Guide” to create a few that have meaning to my techniques. As I find resources and strategies, I add them to the site for reference and create custom tools/programs for myself. In addition, I occasionally BLOG on my exploits and cyber projects.
One of my GitHub Repos – This is a public GitHub repository that I created to consolidate ideas, notes, and projects relative to Fitz IT Solutions, LLC. Using this, I was able to coordinate infrastructure builds for small businesses, and hire outside help to ensure all projects are timely, professional, and standardized.