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     Date Submitted:21-04-2011
     Last Modified:22-04-2011 (10:20)
    Job information
     Current job:SATCOM Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month

    Personal Narrative

    Over the last 20 years I have served within Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, a job in which I have deployed to many parts of the world.  For the first 3 years I worked as rifleman at 40 Cdo RM, but for the last 17 years I have been employed as a Signaller and have reached the rank of Sergeant.  A career that I have done to the best of my ability, in a confident and robust manner.  I have done my duties with willingness and courage, and using my knowledge and judgement to provide diligent and robust service to my superiors.


    Achievements & Awards

    • Development of SATCOM within 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (3 Cdo Bde RM). 
    • Operational deployments with VSC 501(E) to Iraq on Op TELIC, were we were the first SATCOM detachment to cross the border into Iraq from Kuwait, to provide strategic communications for 3 Cdo Bde RM fly forward headquarters.
    • Afghanistan on Op JACANNA, were we support the collation forces with strategic re-link SATCOM.
    • In recent years my achievements have been with the development of REACHER within 3 Cdo Bde RM. 
    • Developed Vetting Security Clearance (Expires Jan 2017).
    • GSM, including two bars Northern Iraq & Southern Turkey and Air Operations.
    • Northern Iraq.
    • Queens Jubilee Medal.
    • LSGB (Long Service Good Conduct Medal).
    • Campaign Medal Op Jacanna and rosette.
    • Campaign Medal Op Telic and rosette.
    • NATO Medal Bosnia.


    Current Employment

    My current job at 30 Cdo IX Gp RM, Comms Squadron is as the SATCOM Manager (Sgt RM) for both of the REACHER (RT 43/44) detachments.  I manage the development of SATCOM within 3 Cdo Bde RM, to help move the REACHER detachment forward and develop the services that we provide to 3 Cdo Bde RM and the wider Defence community.  While also liaising with Paradigm to provide a more robust and resilient service for both Paradigm and 3 Cdo Bde RM in the delivery of REACHER and all SATCOM services to Bde.

    Employment History

    • UKLFCSG (later re-named 30 Cdo IX Gp RM)                                        November 09 – Current
    • Armoured Support Group RM                                                                    April 08 – November 09
    • CTCRM                                                                                                                 April 06 – April 08
    • Commander Amphibious Task Group                                                     March 05 – April 06
    • UKLFCSG, Comms Sqn,                                                                                  September 04 – March 05
    • CTCRM,                                                                                                                June 04 – September 04
    • UKLF CSG, Communications Squadron                                                   January 03 – June 04
    • RM Poole, Pre Embarkation Training for HMS Ocean                        November 02 – January 03
    • Headquarters & Signals Squadron RM                                                    March 99 – November 02
    • Commando Logistics Regiment, Signals Troop                                     April 98 – March 99
    • Headquarters & Signal Squadron RM, Y Troop                                     October 97 – April 98
    • 29 Cdo RA, 79 Kirkee Commando Bty
    • Headquarters & Signals Squadron, Y Troop                                           September 94 – April 97
    • Headquarter & Signals Squadron RM, Comms Sqn                            September93– 94
    • CTCRM, Signal Class Three Course                                                            April 93 – September 93
    • 40 Commando Royal Marines                                                                     27 April 91 – April 93
    • CTCRM, Kings Squad Pass Out                                                                                                                    26 April 91
    • CTCRM, Joined Royal Marines                                                                    4 August 1990



    • ‘O’ Level, Physics, C
    • ‘O’ Level, Physical Education, B
    • ‘O’ Level, Geography, B
    • CSE, English Literature, 1
    • CSE, Technical Drawing, 1
    • CSE, Humanities, 2
    • ‘AO’ American Studies, C
    • GCSE, Business Studies, B
    • NVQ, Providing A Telecommunication Service, Level 3
    • GCSE, English, C
    • GCSE, Maths, C
    • Certificate In First Line Management
    • BTEC – Copper Installation
    • BTEC – Internal & External Fibre Optics
    • BTEC – LAN Implementation & Wireless Networks
    • City & Guilds in Communications
    • European Computer Driving Licence



    Military Courses

    • REACHER (Medium) Operator/maintainer                                                            12 March 2010
    • REACHER Management Overview                                                                            31 March 2010
    • PS 1046 CCT120 Terminal Operator (SWEDISH)                                                    25 March 2010
    • BCIP Asset Configuration Management System Course (BOWMAN),       30October 2009
    • Senior Command Course 1/06                                                                                    23 June 2006
    • Ships Protection Organisation team Member                                                      25 November 2002
    • Joint Service BOWMAN System Manager                                                             22 September 2005
    • BOWMAN CIP Manager                                                                                                                3 March 2005
    • BOWMAN Advanced Signaller Systems                                                                  24 February 2005
    • UK/VSC 501 Engineer,                                                                                                    4 February 2005
    • Joint Service Tactical SATCOM ManagerCourse                                                  10 October 2003
    • COMPUCAT Message System (CMS) Administrator                                          24 July 2004
    • Joint Operation Command Systems User Course                                                               31 January 2002
    • UK/VSC 501 Operator                                                                                                    25 November 1999
    • Signaller Class Two 2/98                                                                                                                19 March 1999
    • Junior Command Course 2/98                                                                                    10 September 1998


    Interests & Hobbies

    • Horse riding                           
    • Falconry
    • Kayaking (Instructor)
    • Hunting
    • Fishing
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Socialising with friends & family


    Personal Details

    • Marital Status: Married to Ann (16 years)
    • Nationality:  English
    • Date of Birth:  15thSeptember 1970
    • Children:  Luke (14) & Lauren (13)

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