Carroll "Rick" Sunner is an Air Force veteran with over 30 years of experience in leveraging technology to solve tough challenges. On active duty, Rick served as a satellite operations, and operational test and evaluation engineer, a professional military education instructor and curriculum developer, and project manager. After retiring from active duty, he continued to support the Department of Defense as an Acquisition Analyst with C2Kinetics, an Agile Project Manager with Accenture, and a Strategy and Technology Consultant and Agile Project Manager with Booz Allen Hamilton. Rick holds PMP and PMI-ACP certification from the Project Management Institute as well as the SAFe Agilist certification in addition to being a Certified ScrumMaster. Rick is also an experienced Product Owner.
In his current assignment, Rick is assisting the Air Force Space Command in architecture, system engineering, strategy and planning, and capability development for the Department of Defense's next-generation network security. .
Booz Allen Hamilton, Enterprise Architect
April 2009 - Present, O'Fallon, IL, United States
I have help several consulting roles while at Booz Allen and have applied Scrum in many of them. My first role was to assist the Air Force in analyzing cyber capability gaps and business requirements, existing cyber tools and techniques, and leading edge technology to develop a 1 to 2 year technology roadmap for deploying cyber capabilities. I used Scrum to help develop the first version of this roadmap in six months. My next role was assisting the Air Force in deploying a system that would allow people rapidly and securely access the Air Force Network for Internet access, instant messaging, email, voice, and video communication using commercial communication satellites like Inmarsat and Iridium. I acted as the Scrum Master and Coach for a team new to Scrum that developed a lab-based simulation capability to prove the concept. I then used Scrum to help the Air Force redesign a small virtual network, identifying and implementing customer requirements in just two months. I'm now helping my client develop enterprise architecture for the next-generation Department of Defense network security capabilities.
Previous, Active Duty Officer, Project Manager, Consultant
October 1984 - April 2009, Various, Various, United States
I enlisted in the Air Force (AF), then finished my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering to become an officer. While on active duty, I performed duties as a satellite engineer in Global Positioning System (GPS) operations; developed operational test and evaluation plans and methodologies for GPS; taught junior AF officers at Squadron Officer School (SOS), then developed curriculum for SOS and the Air and Space Basic Course; led the Operations Support Directorate in the 53d Weapons Evaluation Group; and managed the AF' Global Command and Control System (GCCS) program.
After retiring from active duty, I continued to support the Department of Defense as a contractor, providing acquisition strategy and technology consulting services.