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COL (R)Michael Wells

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Intelligence & Security | Community Development | Operations Management
Proven Executive Leader with extensive experience in intelligence and security operations and program management
with an ability to lead, influence and communicate with cross-functional teams to ensure strategic goals are met.
Resourceful team builder with expertise adaptable to most industries. Documented successes in leading successful
teams, government programs, budgeting excellence and creating positive community relations. Excel at planning
strategies and coordinating legislative affairs. Results-oriented government / DOD specialist seeking to leverage
background into a senior executive officer or vice president role with a progressive organization. Active top secret
clearance with SCI.

- CORE LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES Security & Intelligence Operations Operations Management

Administrative Excellence
Strategic Planning
Continuous Improvement

Government Relations / Policy

Change Management
Leadership Development

- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE California Department of Veterans Affairs | Sacramento, CA
Under-Secretary for Operations | 2013-2015
An intergovernmental agency coordinating and organizing oversight of housing, education, health care and employment
services for all 1.9 million California veterans. Led change management, oversight and development of metrics, reporting
and program analysis to drive strategic planning objectives and business decisions.
o $1 billion dollar development built by leading an innovating solution implementation for Veterans Village and office
complex leveraging a public-private partnership.

Strengthened outreach by directing and coordinating veterans code rewrite and development of My CalVet website
and My CalVet TV.

Funded new veteran housing development by negotiating a deal with legislature.

Led development of departments communication and media plan.

California Military Department | Sacramento, CA

Director, Manpower and Personnel | 2011-2013
A federal agency defined under the California military and veterans code as a military department that includes the Office
of the Adjutant General, California National Guard, California State Military Reserve, California Cadet Corps and the
Naval Militia. Managed and coordinated inter-agency development of federal and state personnel plans, policies and
programs management for 5,100+ full-time civilian and military personnel in seven different pay statuses.
o Eliminated critical media and departmental legislative inquiries by resurrecting the federal technician program
and state personnel programs from major scandal within the department.
Director of Logistics | 2010-2011
Served as primary staff officer managing joint logistics sustainment operations and as advisor to the Joint Forces
headquarters commander for all joint logistics matters including homeland security and state emergency response
missions. Developed joint operations policy to improve inter-agency logistics coordination.
o Received Sustained Excellence Award for Logistics Management.
US Army and NATO Headquarters Sarajevo | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Chief of Intelligence Operations CJ2 | 2008-2009
Largest branch of the US Armed Forces, performing land-based military operations. Coordinated inter-agency intelligence
operations and development of policy and multi-national integrated management to address US and NATO security
objectives. Negotiated with intelligence agencies, foreign nations, Interpol and the United Nations high commissioners to
locate war criminals while successfully resolving operational challenges to dispose of an intelligence data warehouse
related to terrorist operations in Europe.

o Improved war criminal search results by increasing coordination with NATO assets and the United Nations High
Commission on War Crimes and engaging the US, NATO, FBI, United Nations, EUROPOL, INTERPOL and Bosnian

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US Army and NATO Headquarters Sarajevo Experience Continued


intelligence agencies.

10,000 intelligence documents coordinated, collected and distributed to the US by increasing intelligence
operations and enhancing security.

United States Army | Baghdad, Iraq

Commander, Task Force Tamalpais (250th Military Intelligence Battalion) | 2004-2006
Directed the battalion force of 404 personnel to provide command and control, operational and technical control,
intelligence oversight, logistics, sustainment and administrative support for 23 tactical human intelligence teams and 18
long-range surveillance teams in support of a multi-national force.
o Maximized capabilities by organizing intelligence collection assets.

Sustained logistical excellence across Iraq.

California Military Department | Sacramento, CA

Director, Governmental & International Affairs | 2000-2008
Coordinated the California Military Departments federal and state legislative agenda in conjunction with adjutant general
and cabinet secretary in the offices of Governor Gray Davis and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
o Coordinated the passage of the Military Educational Assistance Program.
Chief/Director of Environmental Programs | 1993-1999
Led all operational efforts to restore an environmental Superfund site.
o Managed a $10 million environmental Superfund site.

- EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION Juris Doctorate, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Master of Arts in Strategic Studies, United States Army War College
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, University of California at Berkeley
NEPA Certification in Environmental Studies, Duke University
Counter-Intelligence Agent, United States Army Intelligence / Counter-Intelligence School
US Army Counter-Intelligence Badge and Credentials, US Army Counter-Intelligence Course

- AFFILIATIONS United States Army, Colonel, Honorable Discharge

Veterans Resource Center of America, Board of Director
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
American Legion, Member
Lions Club International, Member
AMVets, Member
Military Officers Association of America, Member
Marines Memorial Association, Member
National Guard Association of the United States, Member
National Guard Association of California, Member
US Army War College Association, Member

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