Mandrick Vita

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William S. Mandrick, Ph.D.

Contact Details

(585) 721-7599 (cellular)


✤ Co-Creator of Command and Control (C2) Ontology

✤ Created UCore extensions for Global Force Management, COIN Operations, Army Data Yellow Pages, Position Reporting, STRIKE, Call For Fire, IED-Defeat, and Targeting

✤ Subject Matter Expertise in Civil Information Management (CIM)

✤ Twenty-three years of military leadership in both garrison and austere environments

✤ 4 Combat Deployments

✤ Assistant Professor of Military Science

✤ Taught, trained, and mentored Cadets for the U.S. Army

✤ Assistant Visiting Professor of Philosophy

✤ Taught courses in ethics, applied (professional) ethics, logic (critical thinking), aesthetics, and philosophy

Presentations and Briefings

✤Repeatable Process for Ontology Development in Military Domains

✤War Fighter Ontology: Methods Used in Military Planning

✤Guide to a Repeatable Process for Ontology Creation

✤A Repeatable Process for Modeling Multinational Civil-Military Operations

16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium Collective C2 in Multinational Civil-Military Operations Québec City, Canada 
June 21–23, 2011

✤Extending the Command and Control (C2) Ontology to Civil Information Management (CIM)

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference Norfolk, Virginia (USA), 6-9 December 2010

✤Extending the C2 Core Ontology to SIGACTS & Position Reports

Briefed to Tactical Edge Data Solutions (TEDS), 10 February 2010

✤Creating an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Ontology

Briefed to the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), 21 January 2010

✤Universal Core Semantic Layer (UCore_SL)

Briefed to TRADOC Chief Knowledge Officer, TRADOC HQ, 09 November 2009

✤C2 Core Ontology and Global Force Management (GFM)

Briefed to Global Force Management (USMC), September 2009

✤The Ontology of Command and Control (C2)

14th Annual International Command and Control 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium June 15-17, 2009

✤The Ontology of Command and Control

✤Creating a C2 Ontology

Command and Control Ontology Exchange Meeting, NCOR COE, Buffalo, NY 15 January 2009

✤The Ontology of Counterinsurgency

Semantic Technology Forum, 17 September 2008, Atlantic City, NJ

✤The Ontology of Counterinsurgency

✤Categories of the Intentional World: Towards the Taxonomy of Artifacts

The 14th Annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, July 2005.

✤Artifacts in Philosophy

Delft Technical University, The Netherlands, 3-4 October 2004.

✤Design Theory: the Systems Engineering Perspective

Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Movements in Philosophy Conference, Buffalo, 2004.

✤The Ontology of War

Doctoral Dissertation, University at Buffalo, 2004

✤The Anatomy of Commands: A Phenomenological Analysis of Command Structure

Civilian Education

✤ Ph.D., Philosophy (Ontology), University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, 2004

✤ M.A., Philosophy (Ontology), University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, 2000

✤ B.A., Philosophy, State University of New York, College at Brockport, 1989

Military Education

✤ U.S. Army Airborne School

✤ Infantry Officer’s Basic Course

✤ Bradley Commander’s Course

✤ Mortar Platoon Leader’s Course

✤ Civil Affairs Officer’s Advanced Course

✤ Combined Arms Exercise

✤ Counterinsurgency Academy

✤ Commanding General’s Staff Course

Military Awards

✤ Combat Action Badge

✤ Bronze Star Medal

✤ Joint Meritorious Unit Award

✤ Meritorious Service Medal

✤ Joint Service Commendation Medal

✤ Army Commendation Medal (fourth award)

✤ Army Achievement Medal (third award)

✤ Good Conduct Medal

✤ Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal

✤ National Defense Service Medal (second award)

✤ Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (second award)

✤ Southwest Asia Service Medal

✤ Humanitarian Service Medal

✤ Armed Forces Reserve Medal

✤ Army Service Ribbon

✤ Kuwaiti Liberation Medal

Employment History

September 2010 - Present

Ontology Consultant, MBO Partners

Provide subject matter expertise to the Army CIO G6 Office in the areas of ontology creation and Command and Control (C2). Create C2 Core Ontology extensions pertaining to: Situational Awareness (SA) and the Common Operating Picture (COP), Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Operations, Tasking and Direction, Maneuver, Force Management, Combat Assessments, Joint Capabilities Areas, Terrain Management, etc.

April 2010 – Present

Civil Information Management Advisor, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Riverdale, MD

Create Civil Information Management (CIM) training for the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC). Provide subject matter expertise pertaining to the relation of CIM to Stability and Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations.

September 2008 – September 2010

Ontologist, L3 Services Incorporated (C2S2), 246 Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Provided oversight and technical expertise on the construction of ontologies for the 18 military domains of the Army Enterprise. Primary developer of the Command and Control (C2) Ontology. Acted as the liaison between university researchers at the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), L3 Services Incorporated (C2S2), and the United States Army Software Engineering Center (SEC).

June 2007 – July 2008

Commander, B Company, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Taji and Diyala Provinces, Iraq

Commanded a civil affairs company, which was responsible for the civil- military operations in two provinces of Iraq. Responsible for 5 civil affairs teams, a company headquarters, and $13M worth of combat equipment. Supported the major operations of a Brigade Combat Team in two of the most contentious provinces of Iraq.

January 2005 – May 2007

Assistant Visiting Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport

Taught courses in Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Ethics in Public Safety (Masters in Public Administration), Arts and Society, and Critical Thinking. Tracked and analyzed Student Learning Objectives for the department. Recruited and advised students in philosophy.

November 2001 – December 2002

489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Assistant Team Chief, Konduz, Afghanistan

Second in command of a remotely deployed Civil Affairs Team during combat operations in Konduz, Afghanistan. Tracked and planned all humanitarian and combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. Worked in conjunction with a Special Forces Operational Detachment. Coordinated all joint missions.

April 1999 – May 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Military Science, SUNY College at Brockport

Taught courses on Military Science, Military Leadership, Military Planning (Tactics and Strategy), Ethical Leadership, and the Evolution of the Battlefield. As the Battalion’s Recruiting Operations Officer, built up the program to the highest levels in its history. Taught courses on leadership, tactics, and strategy at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

October 1984 – Present

U.S. Army

Served in a variety of leadership positions in the infantry and civil affairs. Commanded a Civil Affairs Company in Iraq as part of the surge. Acted as the key adviser to brigade staff on civil- military and counterinsurgency operations. He also acted as a liaison to the State Department (Provincial Reconstruction Team) in two provinces. Planned and led numerous humanitarian aid operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Coordinated reconstruction efforts with Iraqi and Afghan Government Officials. Led numerous reconnaissance patrols and area assessments in Afghanistan. Led an infantry platoon in the first Gulf War with the 1st Cavalry Division.