About Joe Shirey

Dr. William “Joe” Shirey is President of ISE Consulting. Prior to ISE Consulting, Dr. Shirey was a Senior Strategic Planning Analyst with Lockheed Martin and served in the Air Force as a fighter pilot, Squadron Commander, and staff officer, retiring as a Colonel in 2001. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S Air War College, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

Dr. Shirey is an Adjunct Professor for Norwich University, teaching courses in Strategic Organizational Behavior, Strategic Communication, and Strategic Leadership. He is married to his high school sweetheart Johanna, and they have four grown daughters.

Career Summary
  • Seventeen years senior level leadership and consulting experience in strategic planning, program management, organizational analysis, leadership development, and organizational development
  • Adjunct Professor, Norwich University; experienced teacher at undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses titled: “Organizational Behavior,” “Leadership,” “Creating a Shared Vision,” “Strategic Organizational Behavior,” and “Strategic Communication.”
  • Progressive responsibility during 26 year military career in operations and project management, command and control planning, strategic planning, design and implementation of training programs, change management, manpower planning, development of performance management systems, and organizational restructuring.
Consultant Experience
Independent Consultant, ISE Consulting  |  2007 – Present
Founded Veteran-Owned Small Business to provide consulting to commercial, government, and non-profit organizations. Core areas of expertise include: Organizational Analysis, Strategic Planning, Metrics Development, Executive Coaching, Process and Product Improvement.

Senior Strategic Planning Analyst, Lockheed Martin Corporation                     2001 – 2007

  • Provided strategic planning, organizational, and management consulting support to the Director of Operations, Air Combat Command.
  • Developed methodologies as member of classified analysis team to identify forces needed to provide capabilities for the future.
  • Initiated and designed the methodology used to identify training requirements and costs for all stateside combat aircraft. This effort is expected to produce multimillion dollar savings.
  • Consistently asked to lead and facilitate senior-leader discussions to increase productivity.

Clients include:

  • ACS Defense
  • Lockheed Martin
  • U.S. Air Force (Air Combat Command)
  • Virginia Elder Law Attorneys
  • BOSH Global Services
  • Triquetra Technologies
  • Systems Planning Analysis Inc.
  • Orphan Helpers
  • Campus Crusade for Christ Military Ministry
  • Gathering of Men.
  • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2007
  • Master of Science, Strategic Studies, U. S. Air War College, 1999
  • Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Management, United States Air Force Academy, 1976
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