Title: Chief of Military GPS Certification
Company: United States Space Force
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Patrick S. Spencer, chief of military GPS certification at United States Space Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military training and organization.
With 30 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Spencer has cultivated a fulfilling military career. Since 2022, he has operated as the chief of military GPS certification for the United States Space Force. In this role, he oversees the certification process for various students studying GPS positioning, navigation and timing. He originally joined the military branch as an acquisition manager. As an expert in his field, Mr. Spencer primarily specializes in human capital and organizational leadership.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Spencer honorably served in the in the U.S. Marine Corps, operating as an artillery officer from 1994 to 2022. During this time, he also worked in various operational roles, including as a fire support man, a fire direction officer, a battalion operations officer, a regimental logistics officer, and a headquarters batter commander. Prior to exiting the branch, Mr. Spencer achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel.
As part of his dedication to his professional endeavors, Mr. Spencer remains active within The Council for Six Sigma Certification and the Project Management Institute Inc. In his civic-minded endeavors, he regularly volunteers with the Children’s Bureau of Southern California, as part of Child Abuse Prevention, Treatment & Welfare Services, and with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Mr. Spencer has also pursued a higher education, having ultimately achieved a Master of Science in information technology management at the Naval Postgraduate School in 2014.
Well-regarded for his accomplishments in the field, Mr. Spencer has been honored with numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, a Superior Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals with a Gold Star, and seven Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals. Attributing much of his success to his attention to detail, he is particularly proud to have witnessed and participated in the combined arms outside of Baghdad in April 2003. Looking to the future, Mr. Spencer hopes to continue dedicating his time to helping fellow experts thrive in the Space Force.
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