Jonathan Lentz [email protected] | LinkedIn.com/in/jonathanelentz
MANUFACTURING / ENGINEERING MANAGER
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY: Seasoned leader with supervisory, technical management, and mentoring skills; demonstrated ability to build diverse teams; master’s degree with over 15 years of engineering and operations experience; excellent communication skills; active Top Secret clearance.
Mentorship Integrated Planning DoD Acquisition Technical Management
INTEGRATED PLANNING TEAM MANAGER, U.S. Southern Command 07/2019 – Present Future Operations Division, Doral, FL (O-5/Commander)
Develops strategic frameworks and leads cross-functional teams to create integrated military
operational plans; effectively synthesizes information and communicates recommendations for future
activities and resource allocation to senior executives verbally and written correspondence.
To improve health and security conditions in Central America, developed an integrated plan that
resulted in the reallocation of $26 million of DoD Humanitarian Assistance Program funding.
MILITARY STRATEGY STUDENT, Joint Advanced Warfighting School 07/2018 – 06/2019
Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA (O-5/Commander)
Training focused on historical case studies and strategic plans for the full spectrum of multi-domain
military operations, interagency coordination, and multi-national operations.
Master’s level thesis focused on security and economic ties within strategic competition, focused on
the Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and Brazil.
REQUIREMENTS MANAGER, Action Officer at The Joint Staff 02/2016 – 04/2018
Force Support Division (J8), Pentagon, Arlington, VA (O-4/Lieutenant Commander)
Supported joint capability development for material acquisition and non-material solutions for $120B military services’ portfolio for two joint capability areas, support included capability gap analysis, program budget review process, and integrated priority list management.
In response to increased integration with partner nations and reduce administrative overhead, aligned capability areas and functional capability board support, meeting an 11% reduction target.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, Executive Officer of USS PITTSBURGH 04/2014 – 02/2016
Fast Attack Submarine (SSN), Groton, CT (O-4/Lieutenant Commander)
Second in command of a nuclear-powered submarine, managed auditing program for all U.S. Navy regulations and requirements, including assignment, training, and qualification of 145 personnel.
Provided oversight, guidance, and mentorship to four department managers, including implementation of targets and milestones for logistics, supply, training, administration, and quality assurance to meet readiness and mission objectives; as a result received unit commendation during deployment and various departmental excellence awards.
MANAGER, Submarine Squadron Operations Officer 01/2012 – 03/2014
Submarine Squadron 20, Kings Bay, GA (O-4/Lieutenant Commander)
Managed long-term scheduling for five ballistic missile submarines, identified critical path maintenance projects to reduce schedule and overtime cost risk, ensuring readiness objectives were met.
Mentored ten operations managers and improved their departmental accountability and effectiveness, shown by improved inspections results and reduced remedial training requirements for their teams.
OPERATIONS MANAGER, Navigator of USS ALASKA 04/2009 – 12/2011
Jonathan Lentz Miramar, FL – 33027 | 757.642.4687
Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN), Kings Bay, GA (O-3/Lieutenant)
Managed a 25-person team and supervised all aspects of new/upgraded system installations, hardware maintenance, software configuration, and reliability of conventional and strategic navigation equipment, weapons support systems, communications, and information technology equipment.
Developed weekly and daily schedules that integrated four departmental plans for maintenance, testing, and training; greatly improved crew and submarine readiness, demonstrated by superior inspection results and various command and department excellence award.
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY:
Visiting Assistant Professor/Naval Science Instructor, Rice University
Engineering Manager/Division Officer, USS ALBANY (SSN)
Initial Nuclear Power School, Nuclear Prototype, and Submarine Training
07/2006 – 10/2008 04/2003 – 04/2006 01/2002 – 03/2003
Master of Science (M.S.) in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Technology – Control Systems (Magna Cum Laude), University of Houston, Houston, TX.
Engineering management, including quality assurance, environmental monitoring, and maintenance/repair for steam, electrical generation/distribution, hydraulic, seawater, and air systems.
Continuous improvement management, including evaluation, root cause analysis, and trend analysis.
Experienced in all aspects of Joint Strategic Planning System (Military Strategy, Global Campaign Plans, Force Design and Management, Capability Development/Acquisition, Concept Development and Implementation, Annual Joint Assessment/Integrated Priority List).
Requirement Management Certification and Training (RMCT)-Level C for Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS).
Advanced level of proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications.
Active Security Clearance (Top Secret/SCI Eligibility, Adjudicated in May 2019).
Completed Training: Naval Nuclear Power School/Prototype, Submarine Command Course, Nuclear
Weapons Safety Officer Course, Nuclear Weapons Security Officer Course, D5 Backfit Basic Weapons Officer Course, D5 Strategic Weapon System Navigation Officer Replacement Course, and Naval Security Manager Course.
Various Unit Awards: “Battle E” Award, “N” Award for Navigation Excellence, Meritorious Unit Citations, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Various Individual Awards: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal.
Top-ranked officer during each at-sea milestone assignment.