Docent Committee Chair Stanley L. Busboom, MBA, MPA
Stanley Lloyd “Buzz” Busboom is the Managing Member of Double Aspect LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) small business concern, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Double Aspect specializes in pursuing high-risk/high-reward public sector contracts. Buzz began consulting in 2004 after a 32 year career in government security and law enforcement leadership positions. His clients include international security firms, major government contractors, commercial firms, academic institutions, and SBA approved 8(a) small businesses. Buzz’s end-client list includes the DOE, DOD, NRC, NNSA, NASA, non-government organizations (NGOs), and private sector companies. He has served his clients as a Technical Volume Principal Author, Red Team member, and Subject Matter Expert. His contributions in pursuit of high reward contracts have ranged from proposed General Manager to Proposal Manager and Strategist. Double Aspect’s business model relies solely on direct and confidential personal referrals from current and former customers to prospective clients.
Buzz continued to run his consulting business through associates, even after successfully bidding on one of the largest nationwide protective services contracts ever competed in the Federal Government security business sector. After winning that contract, Buzz was installed as the Contract Protective Services Manager for the $1.4 billion NASA Protective Services Contract (NPSC). In addition to heading the NPSC Contract Management Office, he was a Vice President with Coastal International Security, Inc. As the leader of a team consisting of Coastal and 10 subcontractors, he was responsible for providing high quality security, law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency operations services to all 14 NASA sites. The contract required fielding over 1500 security and law enforcement officers, firefighters, and public safety specialists.
Prior to the NASA contract and starting his consulting business, Buzz was a division director at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), employed by the University of California. He led over 800 people and managed an annual budget of over $120 million during his tenure as the laboratory’s Director of Security. His functional responsibilities included all security programs, the protective force, firefighting, emergency operations, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response. Buzz’s professional experiences at the LANL included handling espionage cases, fighting forest fires, testifying in Congress on numerous occasions, controversially terminating whistleblowers, upgrading electronic security systems, expanding the protective force, and responding to threats following the tragic terrorist events of September 11th, 2001.
Before that, Buzz served in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 26 years. Primarily a commander of law enforcement and security forces, he was also assigned a broad range of staff responsibilities. He served at eight different locations in the United States and completed four assignments overseas—including a combat tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and an exchange officer tour as the second-in-command of a Light Armor Wing in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force Regiment. Buzz retired from the Air Force at the rank of Colonel and is a service disabled Vietnam-era veteran. His decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Royal Thailand Supreme Command Forward Badge First Class for combat operations, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device for valor, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship award for both pistol and rifle.
Buzz holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management and earned both Bachelor (University of Arizona Eller College of Management) and Master degrees (Golden Gate University) in Public Administration. A graduate of the US Army War College, he also received post-graduate professional certifications in Corrections from the University of Georgia and in Law Enforcement from the University of Southern California. For five years, he was a recruiter and a featured speaker at the capstone course of the Executive MBA program at the UNM’s Anderson School of Management (ASM). He also served as the interim director of the Executive MBA program at the request of the ASM Dean for one semester until a permanent director was selected. Buzz is a lifetime-learner and supporter of professional education and development.
Buzz’s management and business skills were recognized with Quality New Mexico awards in 1997 (Piñon Award) and 1998 (Roadrunner Award) and by nominations in 2009 and 2010 to the UNM Anderson School of Management’s Hall of Fame. In 2000, the Governor of New Mexico presented him a medal as a “Hero of the Cerro Grande Fire” for his courageous leadership during that conflagration. He is a Life Member of many professional organizations: the Air & Space Forces Association (A&SFA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the Air Force Security Forces Association (AFSFA), the Vietnam Security Police Association (VSPA), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Always grounded in the basics of his profession, Buzz maintains his retired federal law enforcement officer LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act) concealed carry credentials, is a Certified Range Safety Officer, holds five active NRA instructor certifications in firearms and safety training, and is a New Mexico licensed firearms-certified Private Patrol Operator and Private Patrol Manager. His avocation is skill at arms and he is a tactical expert in everything from handguns to hand grenades. Buzz was a varsity boxer in college and an all-service boxer in the military. He also practiced martial arts for many years—karate (Shorin-ryū) and kick-boxing (Muay Thai). He put this athletic experience to work for the community, establishing an after school program for at-risk youth, teaching boxing and—more importantly—life skills.
Buzz and Sharon—his late spouse of 50 years—were a tireless community volunteer team, active in veteran affairs, church activities, heritage and genealogy events, civic organizations, and city-chartered neighborhood associations. Buzz was formerly the champion for many Combined Federal Campaign annual drives, and was a peer-selected two-term President of the Board of Directors and Leadership Giving Ambassador for the United Way of Northern New Mexico. He was a volunteer in the Social Work Department at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and currently volunteers at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. Buzz also has the honor of serving his congregation as the Vice President of the Church Council. He is always striving to contribute where he can within the community.