Neil Fitzpatrick is a Senior Knowledge Manager for Quanterion Solutions Inc. (QSI) in Eastern North Carolina. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2015 and immediately began working with QSI. He currently supports all four knowledge areas within the Cyber Security Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC): Cyber Security, Modeling & Simulation, Knowledge Management, and Software Engineering.
Neil has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental & Architectural Design from Texas A & M University (1990). He worked in healthcare facility planning for Deloitte and Touche, as well as for an architectural firm prior to joining the Marines.
Upon his enlistment, Neil became a Spanish Linguist and worked in signal intelligence for a few years before becoming an officer (1997). After graduation from the communication and information system operations course in Quantico, VA (1998) he served in various communication billets throughout the Marine Air Wing and supporting establishment at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During this time, he completed a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix (2003) and deployed to Bogota, Colombia and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Neil continued his education after being offered a post at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA to study Modeling and Simulation where he earned another master’s degree in 2007.
Neil served as the Modeling and Simulation officer at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, CA from 2007-2010 training thousands of Marines in pre-deployment training cycles and in Iraq. In 2010 he returned to Camp Lejeune, NC as the IT officer for the II Marine Expeditionary Force – Forward where he deployed to Afghanistan (2011). During this deployment he was responsible for project and contract management of networks that covered three bases and tens of thousands of service members. He continued to serve in II MEF after the deployment as the (G-6) communication officer where he led military members from all branches, as well as civilians. He managed training, organized equipment, and supported II MEF missions world-wide.
Since retirement in 2015 and as part of the QSI team, Neil has managed software development efforts, identified and documented requirements, drafted knowledge management policies and change management plans, analyzed hundreds of organizational processes, and interacted with key leaders to support the data to decision cycle. He holds industry certificates in ITIL v3, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Knowledge Management.
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