Current US Air Force Reserves Major with eight years Active Duty. Over two years of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite operations and five years of operations and training experience in Nuclear Command and Control (NC2). I am currently pursuing a position which, utilizes my operational, technical, educational, and leadership experience and rewards motivated, dedicated, individuals that get results.
Chief Crew Force Management, Major, USAFR
Schriever AFB Colorado, January 2012 – Present
Lead 4 Non-commissioned officers and Airmen in monitoring training and evaluation status of over 55 certified crew members. Make notifications of restricted status to squadron leadership and ensure crew members meet training and evaluation requirements prior to working assigned crew shifts. Maintain monthly crew schedule for GPS satellite operations.
GPS Mission Commander, Captain USAF
Schriever AFB CO, May 2011 to Present (Reserves)
Schriever AFB CO, September 2009 to 31 December 2010 (Active Duty)
Commanded GPS satellite operations and activity of worldwide network of four dedicated ground antennas and six monitor stations. Led crew in operational control and anomaly resolution of highly accurate space based navigation satellite systems. Supervised a combat mission ready crew of two officers, six Non-commissioned officers and Airmen and up to seven crew trainees. Directed optimization of Nuclear Detection system collecting data for Presidential analysis in constructing post-strike options.
GPS Satellite Systems Operator, Captain, USAF
Schriever AFB Colorado February 2009 to September 2010
Operated an $850 million UNIX based ground system interface vital to the assessment, commanding, and validation of essential satellite operational capability and orbital performance including Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding(TT&C). Performed required commanding to maintain satellite health and accuracy for the $2.4 billion GPS satellite constellation, providing accurate navigation and timing for over 1billion GPS users. Conducted nuclear detonation detection subsystem commanding and monitoring ensuring positive flow of critical information to higher headquarters. Identified and troubleshot complex TT&C anomalies for the largest military and civilian use satellite constellation in the world. Performed 200+ satellite contacts and maintained health and accuracy for 32 on orbit satellites.
Student, Satellite Command and Control Training, Captain, USAF
Vandenberg AFB CA, October 2008 – February 2009
Deputy Chief Command Post, Captain, USAF
Minot AFB, Minot ND, September 2007 – September 2008
Provided 5th Bomb Wing(5 BW) Commander and 91st Missile Wing Commander crucial C2 links to President of the United States (POTUS), Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major Commands, and civil agencies. Ensured C2 for daily operations, world-wide conventional and nuclear taskings, treaty compliance and disaster response. Created and maintained aircrew Emergency Action Checklists for 5 BW nuclear taskings; provided detailed NC2 training for 135 B-52 aviators. Advised 5 BW Commander on Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) assessments; oversaw SORTS data collecting & reporting for two operational wings.
ICBM Combat Crew Member, Second Lieutenant - Captain, USAF
Minot AFB, Minot, ND, September 2003 to September 2007
Commanded a 3-person combat-ready crew; responsible for crew’s proficiency and professional development. Accountable to the POTUS, SECDEF, and Commander United States Strategic Command for launch actions of up 50 ICBMs upon direction. At Alternate Command Post alert, assumed command of wing combat assets in emergency or wartime situations and monitored 100 additional ICBMs, directed 15 missile combat crews and oversaw $3.3 billion in wing weapon system assets. Supervised nine operations, security, and support personnel at Missile Alert Facility (MAF) and all maintenance and security operations in flight. Provided MAF and ICBM launch facility configuration and discrepancy tracking updates while on nuclear alert
Education and Training
Bachelors of Science in Criminology, California State University Fresno
Completed extensive in-residence U.S. Air Force training which included the following:
Awards and Decorations
Singled-out for numerous honors including:Air Force Commendation medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Combat Readiness medal, National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism medal, AF longevity Service, AF Training ribbon.
Communication systems proficiency
Proficient in SACCS (Strategic Automated Command Control System), EHF (Extremely High Frequency), AFSATCOM (Air Force Satellite Communications), MILSTAR (Military Strategic and Tactical Relay Satellite), SLFCS (Survivable Low Frequency Communications System), MEECN (Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network), and VLF/LF (Very Low Frequency/Low Frequency) communication systems.
Command and Control systems proficiency
Proficient in AEP (Architecture Evolution Plan for GPS), UNIX Solaris, AFSCN (Air Force Satellite Control Network), DSCS (Defense Satellite Communications System), MILSTAR (Military Strategic and Tactical Relay Satellite), and REACT (Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting) satellite and ICBM commanding systems.
General software proficiency
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Outlook.
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