|Peter Barcelo Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Applied Knowledge Management Systems, LLC
Mr. Peter Barcelo Jr., (LCDR USN RET), a native of Coral Gables, FL. is Chief Executive Officer at Applied Knowledge Management Systems, LLC, providing consulting and training at the system, operational and tactical level for military, government and business applications in Knowledge and innovation management, electrical/computer engineering, and six sigma.
Previously, he was a MacAuley Brown contractor, Knowledge Management Officer at United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Responsible for developing Knowledge Management training, initiatives and related processes with regards to people, processes and technologies to enable effective and efficient problem solving, decision making, innovation, and a learning organization, in support of the CCDR’s decision making process.
While on active duty as Readiness officer USSOUTHCOM, he assisted USSOUTHCOM’s HQ, components and JTFs in analysis of critical readiness issues. This included counter drug and terrorism and the Global War on Terror, providing senior leaders up through CJCS, SECDEF and Congress a capabilities-based, adaptive, near real-time assessment of USSOUTHCOM’s readiness to execute its portion of the National Military Strategy via the Chairman’s Readiness System. To this end he used the Defense Readiness Reporting System, the Joint Forces Readiness Report, the Joint Training Information Management System and the Joint Lessons Learned Information System and worked to solve any existing capability gaps via the Joint Combat Capability System.
A graduate of the University of Miami, B.S. Physics, 1979 and M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982 and a 1995 graduate of Florida International University, M.S. Counseling. He worked at IBM as an electrical/computer engineer, 1982-1992 and at the University of Miami Medical School and Children’s Psychiatric Center, 1994-2001 as a licensed psychotherapist, and has served on active duty for special work several times between 2001 until present at USSOUTHCOM. He received a direct commission in the Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer in August 1989 and is a fully qualified Engineering Duty Officer. He has served in several Navy Reserve units including Shipyard, Naval Control of Shipping, Military Sealift Command and USSOUTHCOM units.
Mr. Barcelo is certified knowledge manager, a member of the University of Miami College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and Naval Reserve Association. He is a Deacon at his church, a licensed pilot, scuba diver, realtor and he speaks fluent Spanish and plays drums.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Metal, Joint Service Commendation metal, Joint Service Achievement medal (3), Joint Meritorious Unit and Navy Unit Commendation.