I’ve listed career highlights spanning 10+ years of leadership and advisory roles in challenging work environments.
Regardless of what I do my personal standard remains the same — learn quickly, adapt, and succeed.
My division handled program management of the following:
I directly advised and supported—U.S. policymakers and allied (American & Foreign) military decision-makers with research, presentations, and written assessments.
Also, I worked extensively with foreigners as a consultant and trainer.
Space and Missiles Center’s mission is to deliver resilient and affordable space capabilities. The center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems.
I managed 12 team members to create an enterprise-level schedule that identified nine schedule disconnects on six contracts. These findings prompted an inter-organization review, which led to actions reducing significant schedule risks to ground system development.
I led a team of seven personnel to prepare one $2.8 billion satellite and one $610 million payload for launch. This position required frequent stakeholder engagement spanning working-level personnel, executives, and geographically-separated organizations to promptly identify, coordinate, and resolve risks to scheduled space launch.
The Air Force Satellite Control Network provides command and control to over 170 Department of Defense, civilian and NATO satellites.
I directed the Test & Evaluation program and managed 80+ personnel implementing systems engineering processes for requirements analysis, development testing, and anomaly identification and resolution.
Bravo Lee! Excellent piece. I do not say this lightly, you are a fabulous writer.
Your skill set and follow up are second to none!
Lee Miles is a steller professional. In 2014, I had the pleasure of working with him. During this time frame, there was recent reorganization prior to my arrival to the Engineering Division within the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate. My responsibilities included oversight of multiple project officers; Lee being one of them. The reorganization was a bit chaotic and Lee was a constant that kept the team running smoothly. Leading 12 support contractors, Lee deftly managed the program execution of the DoD’s top space priority. He controlled schedule management, risk mitigation and burn down planning; ultimately saving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. His efforts culminated in the launch of a $2B missile warning satellite, leading our new team to be recognized by the Directorate. From top to bottom, Lee is a critical thinker and standout leader.
I had the pleasure of working with Lee four years ago as his supervisor. Lee utilized a pragmatic approach to develop badly needed project schedules for an ACAT-1D level program at SMC. Those schedules have now become the crown jewel of the Directorate and the standard all programs seek to emulate. Lee’s interpersonal skills brought multiple organizations together to achieve a common goal. I recommend Lee to any organization that could benefit from his leadership to develop a solution-based long-term vision and then achieve it!
Talents like Lee are often hard come by. I had the pleasure of working with Lee during our deployment, collaborating on multiple efforts. Lee is an adaptive team player, a quick learner, and a self-starter. I was always in awe with Lee’s natural abilities to foster creative discussions and bring the best out of others. With his great sense of humor (and vast coffee and tea selection), Lee excels at maintaining a positive attitude and inspiring others to do so. I am certain with his commitment to duty and exemplary professionalism will make him a phenomenal asset to your company.