OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging position in Satellite Communications (SATCOM) which will
allow me to apply my knowledge along with technical experience of communications
systems; providing operation, service, and maintenance support.
TERMINALS: AN/TSC-85, AN/TSC-93, AN/TSC-167, AN/GSC-49, AN/GSC-52, AN/FRC-181
EQUIPMENT: Multiplexers (FCC-100, Timeplex), Modems (AN/USC-28, Linkway S2), Frequency
Converters, BUC, HPA, LNA, LNB, TAC, BBP
TDME: Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Digital Multi-meter, Power Meter, Power head, Attenuators,
Fireberd-6000, Radiation Probe, Signal Generator
MODULATION TECHNIQUES: DAMA, FDMA, SSMA, TDMA
• Active DOD Top Secret/SCI clearance with SSBI.
• Nine years professional experience as a Satellite Operator/Maintainer in the U.S. Army.
• Operation of Encryption/COMSEC devices (KG-84, KG-95, KGV-11, KIK-13, SKL).
• Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.
• Computer proficiency to include Word processing, Excel, Power Point and Access.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
U.S.Army / Fort Sill, OK 73503
June 2009 - present
SATCOM Operations Supervisor / Assistant Personnel Manager
Tracked the maintenance status of four AN/TSC-167’s, Satellite Transportable Terminals for the 214th Fires Brigade. Ensured systems were capable and ready to support communications for upcoming deployments. Provided voice and data communications to 150 users during Operation Unified Response, serving as the Senior SATCOM Operator/Maintainer. Built CAT-5 to run voice communications between the Tactical Operations Center and user. Monitored the joint network in Haiti utilizing SNMPc and Solar Winds software. Acted as an assistant personnel manager supervising a group of 20 personnel, responsible for their training and welfare. Responded to and resolved all personnel issues immediately.
• Created a system to track maintenance and performance of four Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT).
U.S.Army / USSOUTHCOM, Miami, FL 33172 May 2008 – June 2009
Red Switch Plans and Operations Supervisor Operated and monitored the Defense Red Switch Networks, provided secure and non-secure telephone communications support; Defense Switched Network, commercial, tactical satellite radio and secure telephone equipment. Updated and maintained accurate key personnel databases and call rosters for all USSOUTHCOM. Answered the Joint Chiefs of Staff Automated Network and the Worldwide Secure Voice Conferences. Trained and provided technical assistance on secure voice, facsimile and data communications to the Joint Action Center personnel and USSOUTHCOM staff.
• Provided flawless communications support during 87 high-visibility missions
• Commended for superior service support, contributing to the rescue of 3 American hostages from Colombia
U.S.Army Fort Detrick, MD 21702 April 2004 – May 2008
Senior SATCOM Technician / SATCOM Chief Provided secure transmission of Command and Control (C2) voice and data communications for the President, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Military Command Center, War-fighter Commanders in Chief, the White House Communications Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies. Monitored communications equipment, links, circuits and trunks. Performed preventative maintenance and quality assurance testing to ensure equipment reliability. Simulated emergency situations to test and evaluate system operations. Verified equipment configurations to ensure interfacing equipment was compatible. Utilized Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment to analyze communications and diagnose in-house equipment issues for three satellite terminals. Used knowledge of SATCOM operations and principles along with signal theory to isolate and identify problems. Provided technical advice on corrective actions needed to restore equipment operations. Used Technical Manuals, DISA Circulars and other references during troubleshooting and equipment repair (replacing circuit cards and equipment substitution). Coordinated with the TCF and distant ends to restore communications. Followed up on corrective actions and documented results. Handled cryptographic equipment and loaded transec / COMSEC without incident. Maintained Secure and Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router networks (SIPR / NIPR). Informed Watch Officers during unusual conditions and submitted reports utilizing the Remedy reporting system. Sent out status reports to satisfy DISA requirements. Maintained a running log to annotate shift events. Received a briefing from out-going shift and reviewed shift documents. Briefed on-coming shift of daily events and ongoing issues. Worked a 12 hour minimum, rotating shift to maintain 24 hour continuous communications support.
• Created a database for the AN/FRC-181 MILSTAR terminal, which the Global SATCOM Support Center (GSSC) posted on their SIPRnet website as an example to be used worldwide
U.S.Army Camp Red Cloud, Korea March 2003 – April 2004
SATCOM Technician Operated and maintained an AN/TSC-85C tactical satellite terminal. Assisted as a team member with the deployment, setup, operation, maintenance, security and tear down of the AN/TSC-85C. Configured communications equipment to reflect requirements specified in the Satellite Access Authorization. Monitored equipment performance during operation and conducted daily maintenance. Contacted Ground Mobile Forces to relay terminal status reports and inform them of any unusual conditions.
HS Diploma, George Jenkins High School Lakeland, FL May 1998
A.S. Degree in the Recording Arts, Full Sail Winter Park, FL Aug. 2001
Certificate Network Management Introduction, U.S. Army, Fort Sill - Oct. 2010
Certificate IT Networking and Cisco Routing Introduction, U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK - Oct 2010
Diploma Honor Graduate, BNCOC, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, GA - Jun. 2009
Certificate WIN-T Network Systems Overview, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, GA - May 2009
Diploma Honor Graduate, AN/USC-28 Operator Course, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, GA - Aug. 2006
Diploma Junior Leadership Course, U.S. Army, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA - Mar. 2006
Diploma Honor Graduate, MILSTAR Maintenance Course, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, GA - Dec. 2005
Diploma SATCOM Systems Operator/Maintainer, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, GA - Mar. 2003
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