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A Senior Oracle Trainer with Burleson Consulting, also a respected Oracle expert and author:





  • 20+ years of proven leadership, strategic planning and management experience.  Active SECRET security clearance and experience working with multi-million dollar Information Technology projects at the Pentagon.


  • A Masters Degree in Information Systems, a Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering, and a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Expert in Oracle UNIX, including Red Hat Linux and Solaris. Also expert in Oracle tuning and Oracle SQL tuning, and Oracle app server administration, configuration and tuning.


  • An Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) with six years experience working intimately with Oracle Databases and numerous U.S. Army classified/unclassified software projects.


  • Extensive experience in training, presenting hundreds of courses and seminars in computer and database technology.  Significant experience mentoring and training on Oracle database technology.


  • Responsible for the design, development and marketing for a multi-million dollar project using relational database and data-entry interfaces, used for the analysis of a Biological Assessment and Classification System. 


  • Highly diverse management experience includes organizational analysis/design, training and team building, logistic planning/support and systems/function automation.  Greatest strengths include the ability to analyze problems, develop solutions, build consensus, and bring program/project execution to completion. 


Professional Certifications


  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)


  • Member, IEEE Computer Society


Expert IT Skills


  • Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, SQL*Net, Net8, RMAN


  • Java, C++, Ada, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus


  • Window NT, UNIX, Linux (SuSe and Red Hat)


  • Rational Rose, data modeling with UML.




  • Masters of Science in Information Systems - January 1999, George Mason University, Fairfax VA GPA 3.872.


  • Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering - January 1999, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.


  • Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering - May 1981, United States Military Academy at West Point.


Employment History


Oracle Replication DBA – NDA (2002)


Performed complete multi-master replication with Oracle8i.  Implementation included creating updateable materialized views and complex multi-master replication refresh.


Remote Oracle DBA – Burleson Consulting (2001-Present)


Perform Remote Oracle DBA activities for several clients.  Duties include daily review of Oracle exception reports, analysis of Oracle trace and alert log files, patch application, and ad-hoc consulting in Oracle DBA activities.


Senior Oracle DBA – Troveris Inc – (Mar 2002 – Present)


Performed Oracle DBA activities including Oracle performance Tuning, Oracle administration, assisted in a Windows/UNIX migration, and wrote a Perl extract script to capture response time from Oracle SQL*Forms Server.


Senior Oracle DBA Consultant/Trainer – Burleson Enterprises Inc.


Performed Oracle DBA consulting services for numerous clients.  Duties include Oracle configuration, Oracle database administration, Oracle monitoring and migration of data and code.  Duties also included Oracle performance tuning, Oracle troubleshooting, and Oracle support for the Oracle developer staff.  Also developed customized scripts to extract SQL*Forms server data for end-to-end response time measurement.


Performed Oracle training in Oracle DBA and Oracle PL/SQL for on-site training for the United States Navy.



Integration Branch Chief – LTC - U.S. Army Europe – Aug 99 to Oct 2001


 Project manager for planning and coordinating the conversion of the Army European Command into an Army Service Component Command, a complete personnel and equipment reorganization of a 4 star headquarters.


Conducted a detail cost/benefit analysis of all Army organizations assigned to Europe, identifying organizational changes needed to implement the Commanding General’s directives and optimize theater capabilities.  This process required the use of multiple database systems to analize/model capabilities, modernization and cost.



Organizational Integrator – LTC - Department of the Army (Pentagon) April 96 – July 99


Participated in the review and validation of the Client Server Rewrite of a multi-million dollar Management and Accounting System and assisted in the development of the TAA (Total Army Analysis) automation software.


Database Consultant – Environmental Assets Analysts January – July 99


Developed, designed, and implemented a relational database system using MS-Access to mathematically model biological and functional classification systems associated with environmental impacts and restoration.


Support Operations Officer/ Battalion Executive Officer – Major 307th

Forward Support Battalion, Ft. Bragg NC, July 93 – April 96


Developed an automated logistics tracking database that enabled the Logistics Operations Center to validate and predict supply requirements and problems.


Senior Company Observer/Controller – Captain, Joint Readiness Training

Center, Little Rock AR, Dec 89 - June 93


Validated the United States Army Joint Readiness Training Centers database software upgrade.  This project included working with the Verification and Validation Contractor, validating software bugs and the developing verification procedures of corrective actions.