Author: Nick

As a visionary, entrepreneurial executive, I have extensive expertise in leading lean, agile, high-performing teams that design, engineer and deliver cross-domain solutions. My expertise includes managing complex integration projects that maximize ROI while facilitating secure transfer of information. My multifaceted experience spans both military and corporate operations in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East with global implications. As co-founder of Spec Ops Technology, a successful international business, we built a team that delivers high quality, cost-effective technology solutions for clients in diverse business sectors including aviation and technology. Now at Xalt Energy, I am leading a diverse and energetic group of technical engineers. We are putting in place the infrastructure and process needed to drive Xalt Energy's green business solutions. My background includes extensive training in Boundary Information Protection within the U.S. Air Force. I served as an accomplished Lead Engineer who managed an elite R&D business group within the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) sector. I’ve been recognized as an astute manager who built, coached and led a dynamic team of professionals while simultaneously serving as Team Lead of a major inter-agency integration project with Wyle Labs. Specialties: Information Security, Network Management, Linux, UNIX, BSD, Operating Systems, Heterogeneous network integration, Information Warfare, software management, large scale network deployment, open source software, MacOS, QNX, project management, architecture lead, security software implementation, logging, security implementation guides, proposals, cyber, cyber warfare, Special Mission Aircraft (SMA), COMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, HUMINT, and installing UNIX on every device I can find

Modern Centurion

God watch over me now, as my enemy fights from within, the faces of woman and children, he hides behind my fear of sin, from inside the buildings, to outside on the streets, he fights me from the inside, draped in the summer heat, one by one my brothers fall, fighting a force we cannot

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Military Boy

Everyday I wake up and put on the green, The uniform of a military man, I go to work and do my job, So the same you too can, Far away from the soil here, My brothers fall and die, Tho I do not know their names, I occasionally do sadly cry, Each of my

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Poetry as Prayer

I walk the road slowly that day, taking in the scenery of trees and birds going by, my eyes concentrated first on the ground, then to the above sky, no matter where i stand or sit, my mind is unraveling the questions inside, unsure of what you ask of me, instead i run behind these

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Gone are those nights so long ago, Where the air was spiked with the bitter cold, Strolling along the streets of town, I discovered a comfort never once found, At home is what I felt with the sky above head, Grey was its color and snowflakes its bed, No stars to wish upon, no moon

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Edge of a Cliff

have you ever stood on the edge of a cliff? spread your arms like you were going to fly? turned to look over your shoulder, and kiss the world you knew goodbye? i feel like im standing there now, running into the crosswind of the world ahead, instead i can only dream of this, as

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