Daniel J Flees II

Senior Enlisted Leader

San Antonio, TX




Leadership | Management | Human Resources


Program | Project Management


Teaching | Instruction


Web Design | Development


Computer Hardware | Software




Electronic Intelligence Analysis | Reporting


Database Administration


Languages | Software

Microsoft Office Suite


Collaboration Tools (Slack | Teams | Trello | etc.)








HTML | CSS | JavaScript





Air Force ISR Agency Senior NCO of the Year Nominee, 53d Wing, 2020

Senior NCO of the Quarter, 497 OSS, 3Q 2017

Senior NCO of the Year, 31 IS, 2014

NCO of the Quarter, 31 IS, 2Q 2012

Branch Military Performer of the Year, 2011 & 2012

Distinguished Graduate, NCO Academy, 2011

Top Graduate, Electronic Intelligence Technical Training School, 2009

NCO of the Quarter, 2d SOS, 3Q 2007

Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, 2004

Professional Summary

Human Resources Manager | Project Manager | Programmer and Military Veteran with a Top Secret/SCI Polygraph Security Clearance leveraging 25 years of extensive experience in the United States Air Force providing expertise in intelligence, computer operations, and international relations. A focused leader who provides strategic vision and leadership that drives operational and technical processes, safety and compliance, productivity, efficiency, and continuous improvement. Possesses a comprehensive background in operations management, employee development, program analysis, advanced strategic planning, program management, resource management, large-scale operations, analyzing, fusing, and reporting intelligence data resulting from conducting national and global operations. Adept in translating strategic plans into achievable team tasks, conflict resolution, and complex crisis management in high-risk situations. Maintains excellent planning and organization skills with a personal commitment to maintaining high-quality standards. Adept at combining vision, ingenuity, and strong business acumen with welldeveloped project management and leadership qualities to support organizational effectiveness, reach, and overall expansion. PMP (July) and SHRM-CP (December) certification completion expected in 2022.

Work Experience

Senior Enlisted Leader (Senior HR Manager) | 453d Electronic Warfare Squadron
Oct 2019 - Current

Served as the primary advisor and trusted counsel to executive leadership on personnel matters, utilization, professional development, quality of life of the workforce, directives, and policies and programs.

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  • Led and provided support to a 116-member joint team overseeing a $6M operation budget for 17 contracts and 9 Department of Defense (DOD) programs
  • Worked with the personnel manager to set and enforce standards of performance and professionalism for the team
  • Drove mission standing operating procedures, built complex future operations and information sharing plans, and defined processes for the emerging operations reconnaissance mission
  • Collaborated with the CEO equivalent and the Director of Operations regarding daily operations; provided Electronic Warfare support to Combat Air Forces, joint allied warfighters, planners, and DOD leaders
  • Provided the organization with real-time electronic warfare reach back support, deployment-ready personnel and timely electronic warfare integrated reprogramming

Superintendent (Division Manager), Innovations | 497th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group
Apr 2018 - Oct 2019

Directed the group innovation program overseeing the cultivation and development of the innovation vision for a 1,600-member organization; lead an 8-member team to vet the viability and prioritization of innovation efforts.

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  • Managed project teams through process improvement, providing resources and clearing roadblocks interfering with project timelines
  • Researched, developed, and acquired training that pertained to the innovation effort; instructed the higher headquarters-sponsored Innovation-Corps methodology course
  • Ushered 49 projects through development, taught 8 workshops, coached 24 Airman, and ensured innovator successes
  • Traveled to other sites to share best practices and enhance efforts across the enterprise; administered systems and infrastructure of the $1M innovation lab facility

Flight Chief (Branch Manager), Weapons & Tactics | 497th Operations Support Squadron
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018

Managed the 16-member Weapons & Tactics Flight; oversaw the creation, updating, and instruction of tactics, techniques, and procedures that codify best practices for the Distributed Ground Station One mission sets and the 1,400 Airman on site.

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  • Advised leadership on all operation and personnel management decisions and monitored the morale, welfare, and readiness of identified “at-risk” Airmen
  • Oversaw the development, recognition, and personnel utilization to balance professional development and personal needs with mission operations; recognized deserving Airmen at the flight level and advocated for them at higher levels
  • Directed training to ensure all flight members remained current on required training and readiness actions year-round; developed 33-hr activity-based intelligence training
  • Executed advanced SIGINT course rewrite decreasing the training by 2 days; refined the criteria with joint warfighters, implementing across the Enterprise

Flight Chief (Branch Manager), Mission Management & Current Operations | 303d Intelligence Squadron
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

Directed the 34-member Mission Management Flight from Nov 2015 through May 2016, then directed the 120-member Current Operations Flight from June through Nov 2016 for Distributed Ground Station Five.

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  • Led teams of teams through mission, manpower, and administrative challenges; conducted evaluations and provided feedback for subordinates, and oversaw the process for their subordinates
  • Drafted and reviewed decoration narratives for deserving members upon departure from the Squadron; enforced work center standards and levied increasingly progressive corrective measures when necessary to maintain discipline
  • Spearheaded enlisted performance reports tracking leading the organization’s largest section through the Air Force’s 1st forced distribution process and biggest employee evaluation system changes in 20 years

Resource Advisor & Unit Fitness Program Manager | 31st Intelligence Squadron
Jun 2013 - Nov 2015

Provided oversight of the planning, programming, and execution of the organization’s budget; monitored internal controls, recorded, and reconciled financial transactions. Managed all aspects of the organization’s travel and supply budgets. Conducted and tracked annual fitness testing for over 1,000 United States Air Force personnel; developed a Physical Training Leader (PTL) course and certified 60+ PTLs

Education & Certifications

Project Management Institute
Expected completion July 2022

Project Management Professional Certification

University of Bellevue

Master's of Science in Management of Information Systems

University of Bellevue

Bachelor's of Science in Internet Software Systems Technology | 4.0 GPA

Community College of the Air Force
2010 / 2005

Associates of Applied Science in Intelligence Studies and Technology

Associates of Applied Science in Computer Science Technology

USAF Computer Programming Technical Training School

16-week program covering programming concepts, Ada, Assembler, Fortran, and COBOL


DJ & Kelley's Website | www.flees.net

Family website for sharing pictures, videos, and news of what is going on in our lives. It also keeps track of what movies we've seen, books we've read, and games I've played. It tracks our workouts, weigh ins, and special events. It is like 20 apps in one.

The Awesome Theory | www.awesometheory.com

Currently hosts my indie idle RPG project, Awesome Theory Idle. Started out as a humor and satire site that morphed into a unique browser-based MMORPG. Players could duel each other or fight random monsters. They could find equipment and upgrade it. There were social aspects of the site that gave participation rewards that fed into the game aspect. It launched in 2007 and at it peaked in 2008 at 250 or so unique users and 30 concurrent users. Development stopped in 2009 though the site remained up and accessible through 2016 until php version changes made it unplayable.

...And Crustice For All | www.andcrusticeforall.com

I love pizza, so I decided to start a pizza blog where I review places I have been and talk about topics related to pizza.

Derp Derp Code! | www.derpderpcode.com

A seldom used blog where I discuss web programming, design, and development, specifically focusing on my efforts to figure out problems and challenges to what I want to do. Also hosts my custom Acrophbia application that I developed from an old web-based game on Bezerk.com in the late 1990s. I've used the app to fuel ice breakers and fun social events.

For Love of Pinball | www.forloveofpinball.com

This site is still in development. I also love pinball, and this will be a blog/resource site for other pinball lovers.