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Patrick S. Spencer, MBA, MS, PMP, CSSBB

Occupation: Chief of Military GPS Certification

Education:
MS in Information Technology Management, Naval Postgraduate School (2014)
MBA, National University (2006)
BBA, National University (2000)
Diploma, Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University
Diploma, Air University Air War College
Coursework, Command and Staff, Operations Tactics Instructor Course, and Space 300

Certifications:
Project Manager Professional (PMP); Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)

Career
Chief of Military GPS Certification, United States Space Force (2022-Present)
Acquisition Manager, United States Space Force (2022)

Military:
Lieutenant Colonel, Artillery Officer, United States Marine Corps (1994-2022); Various Operational Roles Including Fire Support Man, Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer, Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Regimental Assistant Operations Officer, Regimental Logistics Officer, and Headquarters Battery Commander, Officer in Charge of Wounded Warrior Detachment, San Antonio, TX; Various Staff Roles Including Career Planner, Recruiting Station Executive Officer, Aide-de-Camp Marine Corps Recruiting Command, OCS Platoon Commander, Director of Operating Force Support, Head of Enlisted Operations, Marine Corps Recruiting Command; Operational Advisor, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), United States Marine Corps; J3 Planner for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, United States Marine Corps; U3 Planner Head, Joint Analysis and Operations Center, United States Marine Corps; Chief Intelligence Officer, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

Civic:
Volunteer, Children’s Bureau of Southern California (Child Abuse Prevention, Treatment & Welfare Services); Volunteer, Toys for Tots (Toys for Tots Foundation)

Awards:
Recipient, Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Recipient, Superior Service Award, Naval Postgraduate School; Recipient, Three Meritorious Service Medals with Gold Star; Recipient, Joint Commendation Medal; Recipient, Seven Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Combat V, Silver and Gold Star; Recipient, Joint Achievement Medal; Recipient, Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Gold Star); Recipient, Combat Action Ribbon; Recipient, Two Presidential Unit Citations with Bronze Star; Recipient, Two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals; Recipient, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Memberships:
Member, Council for Six Sigma (The Council for Six Sigma Certification (S.S.C.)); Member, Project Management Institute, Inc.

Family:
Married
Two Daughters

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