A dynamic leader with an excellent network of resources ready to support him, Patrick builds confidence in people that he’s associated with and exudes organizational skills that draw new people into the activities that he’s responsible for. As a retired Air Force Colonel, Patrick served as the Senior Executive Officer to the Director of U.S. Military Operations on the Joint Staff, under both Admiral Crowe and General Powell, managing the office covering war, terrorism, crisis management, space, electronic warfare, special/ nuclear/strategic operations and the management of the National Military Command Center.
Patrick is an expert financial leader who developed and directed the Department of Defense (DOD) systems for standardization and consolidation of travel payments (8.8 million claims annually), disbursing (more than $400 billion each year), and accounts receivable (400,000 accounts/$2.5 billion). Patrick served as the DOD member on the U.S. Treasury team that reengineered the federal government payment process. He built Operation Mongoose, using information technology to increase internal controls and deter fraud for DOD payment process, initially saving DOD over $150 million.
As Senior Intelligence Analyst, he represented the Intelligence Community (IC) on Federal Government Steering Groups for Air, Land and Sea Domain, and the National Signature Program. As Assistant Inspector General, in the IC, Patrick worked closely with CIA, NSA, and Special Access Programs, ensuring the integrity and independence of the 13,000 intelligence collectors, analysts, and support staff located in 150 countries and the U.S. During the Freedom of Kuwait, evacuation of Somali and Liberia Embassies, Patrick was the Joint Staff’s Senior Military Representative to the Department of State Operations Center.
Patrick initiated and achieved the effort to expand a Catholic grammar school from 400 students to over 700 and completely restore 1880 built church building through a bi-centennial celebration for 13,000 people and a $2.1 million fundraising effort, where he provided the needed leadership and organizational skills. He has testified before U.S. Senate Committees and Congressmen, worked as a member of NATO in Italy, been a consultant to corporate leaders, served on the Board of Directors for Credit Unions, and is a Board Member for an IT company, a Cancer Foundation and an African Foundation, where he mentors elected officials, priests, Bishops and a Cardinal.
Patrick is a graduate of Harvard University’s International Senior Executive Fellows Program and received LeMoyne College’s annual Professional Achievement Award. He holds the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award, Bronze Star, Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, DOD Inspector General’s Award, the Air Force annual Equal Opportunity Award, and numerous other medals/ribbons/awards.