SkySentry Executive Solutions

Consider how established experts, with extremely competitive pricing on short-notice, short-term contract, can help with program analysis and reviews, independent wargames, and innovative problem solving in a wide variety of disciplines

Highly regarded credentials in Missile Defense, Space, Intelligence systems

  • Cruise & Ballistic Missile Defense technology & concepts
  • Space Systems & Architectures design, operations, and management
  • High altitude and aerostat technologies & concepts
  • Wargame structure & execution
  • Sophisticated modeling & simulation architecture characterization, visualization, & performance analysis

Distinctive Professional Qualities

In the aggregate, hundreds of years of professional experience in missile defense, space, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) & innovative problem solving

Deep insight into:

  • Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) architectures and capabilities
  • Homeland and Infrastructure Security
  • BMDS Command & Control Ballistic Missile Communications architectures and capabilities
  • Cruise Missile Defense architectures, operations concepts, technologies
  • Wargame construction, execution, & analysis

Well established access to:

  • Missile Defense Agency & National Team key personnel
  • Intelligence Community and National Labs
  • Major Defense Contractors

Practical and extensive field expertise in:

  • Ballistic missile system fielding, logistics support, program management
  • Technology program engineering & management, e.g. PAC-3 seeker
  • Millimeter-wave seeker technology (patent holder)
  • BMD/CMD systems engineering, multi-system optimization, synthesis & analysis, threat & counter-measure characterization
  • Defense option and operations concept development
  • Technical proposal development

Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis in:

  • BMD, CMD, Space & multiple synthesized aerial layers
  • Top-level C2BMC architectures, performance and characteristics
  • Synthesized end-to-end, sensor to shooter C2BMC communications and Battle Space analysis
  • Post-intercept sensor and communications effects
  • Multi-layer sensor system performance, all layers, ground to space
  • Competing BMDS alternatives, from boost through terminal phase

SES Curricula Vitae

Mr. David Beerman

Mr. Beerman has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and analysis of advanced systems including program management, concept development, requirements, mission analysis, modeling and simulation, test and evaluation, and risk assessment. As Program Manager of MDA's Threat Systems Engineering Team, he led the development, distribution, and maintenance of the agency's Adversary Capability Document and its characterizations of the global ballistic missile threat and countermeasure technologies. This became a foundation for MDA's capability-based acquisition process as the agency moved away from the use of Operational Requirements Documents (ORD's). He has established close working relationships across the missile defense and intelligence communities, and with staff at the National Labs and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and has represented MDA extensively through technical briefings to the national and international community, including the US Missile Defense Conference in Washington DC, and the Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense Conference in Kyoto, Japan. He conducted pre-flight planning, presented Mission Control Panel briefings, and provided real-time technical assessments while on board USS Norton Sound during live intercept flight tests for STANDARD Missile, and performed post-flight analysis. His education includes a MS in Systems Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. (Colonel-retired) Gary Dahlen

Gary's 26-year career in the Air Force culminated as Acting Director and Vice Director of Operations (J3) for US Space Command. He had already completed assignments as Director of Technology Survey for the Secretary of the Air Force, Deputy Director for Research and Technology for the National Reconnaissance Office, Chief of TENCAP Applications for Air Force Space Command, and Program Manager of Project AMOS, Maui, Hawaii. Gary brings over three decades of practical experience in all aspects of space systems operations, acquisition and policy involving satellite and ground-based sensors for both the DoD and National space programs. His background spans Space Systems Operations, Intelligence Community requirements, Acquisition, user applications of DoD, national and commercial satellites, ground system sensor operations, Program Management for satellite systems and ground tracking facilities, and wargaming and exercises. Most recently, Mr. Dahlen has worked as the Aerospace Corporation General Manager of Space Operations, Requirements and Applications Division. As a graduate of USAFA, Air War College, and National War College, Gary brings a truly expansive perspective to national and military policy and doctrine challenges.

Mr. (Colonel-retired) Alan Feldkamp

After serving more than 22 years in the Air Force, in assignments as varied as Reconnaissance Squadron Commander to Pentagon Reconnaissance Operations Division Director, Alan embarked on a distinguished career in industry, focusing on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Boeing Site Executive in Colorado Springs for five years, he was responsible for managing and coordinating Boeing's day-to-day Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) and Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) organizational activities and program execution. For another five years, he was responsible for a $100M per year operation managing three major space-related classified programs. A National War College graduate, Alan brings a mature national-level policy, doctrine and operations concept perspective to the MDP Team.

Dr. (Colonel-retired) Dave Finkleman

Doc Finkleman is an internationally recognized expert in space system technology and operation, airspace control, data fusion, and operations analysis. He served nearly 20 years as Chief Technical Officer and Director of Analysis for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the United States Space Command, and the United States Northern Command. He managed major development programs for the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics early in his career for accomplishments in aerodynamics, gasdynamics, and high energy laser technology. Secretary of Defense William Perry recognized Dr. Finkleman's accomplishments with the highest civilian decoration in the Department of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers recently awarded Dr. Finkleman the highest distinction in the Joint Service. Dr. Finkleman is a graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (BS in Aerospace Engineering) and earned Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Finkleman is an honor graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officers' School, the Air Force Command and Staff College, and the Air War College.

Dr. (Colonel-retired) Albert Glock

Al is SkySentry's Lead Systems Engineer. Most recently relating to missile defense, he developed models to characterize performance of various C2BMC nodes and architectural components, such as TADIL J. His 20-year military career expansively spanned both highly technical and international policy focus areas. He worked twelve years with advanced DOD training systems, including F-35 Joint Strike Fighter maintainer training which used actual F-35 hardware to provide realistic scenarios for trainers. His innovative JPATS and JSF pilot training concepts featured aircraft simulators, which fed success criteria and grading data to training systems in a multi-classification environment. Internationally, he has six years of experience in European political-military affairs and the NATO environment; fluent in French and German. In the international arena, he has four years of experience in creating ITAR compliant data systems to manage training and readiness information for multiple countries, services and customers; and three years of negotiating international agreements in the European theater. Relating to wargaming and M&S, he has fifteen years of practicing (Logicon, Northrop-Grumman) and teaching (University of Colorado) software engineering and six years of experience in Genetic Algorithms which adapt in real time to provide optimized solutions in changing environments. He brings in depth understanding of logistics and project management with his fifteen years of experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and DoD project management, both from government (overhead systems, space shuttle) and contractor (Logicon, Northrop-Grumman) side. His degrees include a PhD in Computer Science from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, International Relations studies at Harvard and Institute of Political Studies in Paris, and a Bachelor of Science degree (Distinguished Grad) in Astronautical Engineering and Political Science from the Air Force Academy.

Mr. (Colonel-retired) John Norton

John is an aerospace engineer with an impressive breadth of expertise and experience in Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E). He has particularly specialized in flight test and evaluation and unmanned airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) work. He matured his OT&E experience by developing, testing, and fielding the C-17 and now teaches Operational Test & Evaluation short courses at the National Test Pilot School, and engineering courses for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His airborne ISR expertise results from his operational experience in Northern Command and in the Iraqi-Afghan theaters. He actively supported the US Army Space Battle Laboratory's lighter-than-air development efforts as a senior analyst, including hands-on aerostat experience. He holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, a Master of Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of National Resource Strategy.

Mr. (Colonel-retired) Charlie Lambert

President, SkySentry LLC. He served over 30 years in AF blue, focusing toward the end of his flying career on ballistic and cruise missile defense. Charlie was a key leader in the National Cruise Missile Defense study in year 2000, has spoken numerous times at national forums on CMD, served on the Ballistic Missile Defense Counsel of Colonels for years, and finished his AF career as Command Representative for Missile Defense, serving directly for the Alaska Command Commanders, at that time. Currently a nationally recognized expert on lighter-than-air systems, his company has an advanced and comprehensive line of modeling and simulation, UAV and aerostat communications, and surveillance capabilities. A National War College graduate with extensive international experience, Charlie also brings an expansive perspective to national and military policy and doctrine issues.

Other Considerations and Services

SkySentry is a Service-disabled, veteran owned small business, started in 2003. We have a proud and proven history of living up to our motto "Credibility through Performance." Our Company has a DCAA-approved accounting system, and has numerous contract vehicles to help the customer gain support quickly. All personnel have current high level clearances. We can also arrange for "Senior Mentor" contract support quite easily as well, in case you need a means to bring 3- or 4-star support to your efforts.