Kenneth Domke

Kenneth Domke

Retired Chief Naval Aircrewman. SH-60B Flight Instructor

Jacksonville, Florida Area
Information Technology and Services

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Kenneth Domke's Overview

  • Logistics Manager at US Navy
  • Watch Supervisor – Tactical Mobile Operations at US Navy
  • Supervisor, Aircrew Division at US Navy

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Kenneth Domke's Summary

Highly accomplished operations, HR, and process improvement leader with 20+ years of success planning and directing large-scale international operations, projects, and programs within high stress, deadline-driven environments. Consistently promoted for rapid problem-solving in challenging operations roles, with accolades for exceptional service and hands-on management.
• Proven success orchestrating multiple projects with competing priorities, effectively collaborating with both domestic and global stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives.
• Recognized for significant improvements in efficiency and performance, with multiple commendations for simultaneously deploying procedural improvements, cutting costs, orienting new hires, taking on new operational challenges, and slashing cycle times.
• Intuitive leader inspiring high productivity levels; repeated success training, coaching, and motivating cross-functional teams of up to 300 direct and indirect reports.

Kenneth Domke's Experience


DOW Electronics

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Wholesale industry

September 2013Present (8 months)

Digital Reception Services, Inc (DRS) Regional Service Provider (RSP) for DISH NETWORK
• Performs installation, upgrades and service calls on satellite equipment.
• Responsible for the inspection, security and inventory of a company work van.
• Explain and educate customers in technical concepts.
• Displays exceptional customer service, and ability to calm unhappy customers.

Independent Contractor/Consultant

DAWA Enterprises

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

February 2013April 2013 (3 months)

Worked with other members of a team on a DAWA military contract project to produce US Navy courseware. Wrote and formatted Microsoft PowerPoint lessons and Word lesson plans.
• Formatted training lectures to contractual specifications. Met or exceeded project deadlines with material properly formatted and documented. Provided feedback to managers and team members to ensure proper information flow.
• Researched source documents, and interviewed subject matter experts to develop course material.
• Collaborated with team members and leaders to develop solutions to problems in course development.

Manager - Safety & Training Operations

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 2008January 2013 (5 years 1 month) Naval Station Mayport, Florida

Charged with coordinating a broad range of operations and helicopter crew training programs and evaluations for all East and West Coast instructors and staff, providing decisive leadership and direction for 2 Departments and hundreds of students annually. Supervised, trained, and motivated 32 instructors. Oversaw departmental operations, instructor scheduling and evaluation, and implementation of program policies, procedures, and best practices. Conducted annual safety inspections, and interfaced extensively with global counterparts to ensure maximum continuity and quality control of safety and training operations.
• Taught students and instructors using traditional and non-traditional techniques. Monitored adult learners comprehension and applied strategies to ensure lesson objectives were met.
• Orchestrated multiple mission critical training projects, expertly directing resources, progress, and completion timeframes while exceeding key performance targets.
• Received Commendation Medal in 2013 for successfully evaluating and training and qualifying numerous top-notch instructors, and heading coordination of 3000 training events resulting in on-time graduation of 42 student aircrewmen.
• Standardized, benchmarked, and instituted Policies and Procedures for all U.S. Navy Model SH60B Helicopter Aircrews
• Fostered employee empowerment and coached managers, instructors, and teams according to individual strengths and weaknesses, leading to unheard of 75% retention rate, 50% increase in advancements, and award from executive managers for successful efforts.

Mobile Operations Manager

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 2007January 2008 (1 year 1 month) Sigonella, Sicily

Promoted to oversee scheduling and deployment of small communications teams and equipment to remote international locations, monitoring and maintaining highest levels of security, safety, and operational efficiency. Cost-effectively managed $700,000 budget, skillfully allocating resources, personnel, and supplies.
• Achieved 100% success rate for mission completion and required data collection within high stress and potentially hazardous environments.
• Awarded 2008 Achievement Medal for successful execution of short-notice detachment to Dakar, Senegal to provide vital ISR assets for Fleet requirements.
• Recognized for consistently exceeding established expectations and outperforming peers; selected as 6th Fleet and EUCOM Sailor of the Year and finalist for US Fleet Forces Sailor of the Year.
• Credited with attaining first-ever zero discrepancy result for annual Operating Target Evaluation Audit.

Logistics Manager

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 2005January 2007 (2 years 1 month) Naval Station Mayport, Florida

Primary leadership force of staff travel and transport of naval equipment in Europe for Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance crews. Supervised, mentored, and trained 2 Logistics team members. Managed, administered, and justified $700,000 travel budget, Government Purchase and Travel Card Program, travel liquidations, and all supply requisitions. Directed Anti-Terrorism/ Force Protection Program.
• Developed, monitored, and reported on key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics.
• Overcame staff shortages through restructuring and streamlining logistical staffing duties.
• Coordinated 3rd party contractors in implementation of Defense Travel System for division’s European travel/logistics functions; ensured on time, within budget completion with zero disruption of daily operations.

Watch Supervisor – Tactical Mobile Operations

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 2003January 2004 (1 year 1 month) Sigonella, Sicily

Presided over 27 multi-disciplinary staff and timely deployment of mission critical tactical command, control, communications, computers, and Intelligence teams. Controlled highly sensitive classified equipment valued at more than $14 million.
• Project managed development of Access database to document track classified communications gear; triggered immediate and measurable improvements in deployment speed, maintenance scheduling, and inventory control/accuracy.
• Optimized staff administration by increasing accountability and eliminating workflow inefficiencies.

Supervisor, Aircrew Division

US Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 2002January 2003 (1 year 1 month) Naval Station Mayport, Florida

Provided direct oversight of daily departmental operations while managing, training, and evaluating dynamic workforce of 32 helicopter crewmen. Facilitated and tracked staff progress in obtaining required training for deployment, ensuring military access to fully qualified crewman for up to 10 different detachments at varying stages. Conducted strategic and long-range planning and coordination of mission needs related to personnel, equipment, and administration.
• Earned 2003 Commendation Medal for successfully training and qualifying 20 tactical aircrewmen for 8 helicopter detachments.
• Optimized staff morale and performance through strategic training, performance monitoring, and mentoring programs.

Kenneth Domke's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology

Kenneth Domke's Courses

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    • Aviation Law
    • Human Factors in Aviation Safety
    • Management of Production and Operations
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Information Technology

    University of Phoenix

    • Business Systems
    • Technical Writing Fundamentals
    • Project Planning and Implementation
    • Information Systems Fundamentals
    • Algorithms and Logic for Computer Programming
    • Web Design Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Operating Systems
    • Fundamentals of Business Systems Development
  • Manager - Safety & Training Operations

    US Navy

    • Journeyman Instructor Training (CIN A-012-0077)
    • Train the Trainer
    • Coaching for Performance and Results
  • Supervisor, Aircrew Division

    US Navy

    • Leadership and the Knowledge Worker
    • Overcoming the Challenge of Change
  • Logistics Manager

    US Navy

    • Foundations for Business Execution
    • Business Ethics
    • Operational Security and Risk Management
    • Writing with Intention
  • Technician

    DOW Electronics

    • Dish Field Satellite Technician Course
  • Watch Supervisor – Tactical Mobile Operations

    US Navy

    • The Leader as a Model
    • The Personal Approach in Delegation
    • Systems-thinking Models and Thinking Skills
    • System Archetypes
    • Professional Assertiveness
  • Mobile Operations Manager

    US Navy

    • Effective Presentation Delivery
    • Building Effective Inter-functional Relationships
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups
    • Conttentious Tactics and Conflict Resolution

Kenneth Domke's Certifications

  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

    • March 1996 to May 1997

Kenneth Domke's Skills & Expertise

  1. Project Management
  2. Preparation Of Reports
  3. Microsoft Office 2007
  4. Adobe Acrobat
  5. Computer Proficiency
  6. Customer Service
  7. Production Schedules
  8. Human Resources
  9. Team Building
  10. Contingency Planning
  11. Operations Management
  12. Coaching
  13. Written Correspondence
  14. General Office Skills
  15. Web-based Systems
  16. Security Clearance
  17. Flexibility
  18. Versatility
  19. Train the Trainer
  20. Training
  21. Fast Paced Environment
  22. Highly personable
  23. Change Management
  24. Virtual Training
  25. Resource Management
  26. Safety Monitoring
  27. Networking
  28. Multiple Priorities
  29. Leadership
  30. Team Leadership
  31. Marketing
  32. Military Experience
  33. Military Operations
  34. Navy
  35. Top Secret
  36. Aviation
  37. Active DoD Secret Clearance
  38. Defense
  39. Military
  40. Aircraft
  41. DoD
  42. Weapons
  43. Operational Planning
  44. Electronic Warfare
  45. Intelligence
  46. Force Protection
  47. Command
  48. Instructor-led Training
  49. Counterterrorism
  50. Helicopters

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Kenneth Domke's Education

University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science (BS), Information Technology

20132015 (expected)

Concentration in Information Systems Security. Currently attending School.

Central Texas College


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