A veteran of the US Navy Nuclear Power program, Richard served three years on board the USS Carl Vinson (CVN70) as a senior in rate Reactor and Shutdown Reactor Operator and an additional four years as a Staff Instructor at the Navy Nuclear Power Training unit prototype. Richard was a 1st class Petty Office, Electronics Technician during active duty and also served three years reserve as an Information Technician.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Florida Engineering, Computer Engineering program and has since worked as a software engineer over the last 25 years’ specializing in software engineering: software development life cycle models; requirements management, design, testing, configuration management, cyber security and training. He is formally trained in SDLC Model (CMM, CMMi) implementation and appraisal working in a variety of heavily regulated industries.
Richard is also a qualified nuclear lead auditor and provides independent review and consulting services for the nuclear industry and government with specialized technical expertise in software design, digital instrumentation and control, manufacturing, software/firmware commercial grade dedication and supplier software quality assurance evaluation and qualification, independent validation and verification testing. Richard has participated in many Hanford site expert panels, assessments, and reviews and is a long-standing member of the ASME NQA-1 Software Controls subcommittee as well as Vice Chairman for the ASME NQA-1 International Activities subcommittee.