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     Date Submitted:04-01-2012
     Last Modified:15-02-2012 (04:52)
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     Current job:Senior Satellite Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsQuick learner, dedicated employee, satellite operations, satellite control, troubleshooting, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, manager
    CV

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Eleven Years of Experience Performing Satellite Management

    • Planned, scheduled and executed real-time supports for NRO satellite missions through the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)

    • Assistant shift lead comprised of a thirteen-member team of operations controllers

    • Performed satellite management of the Defense Satellite Communications System Phase III (DSCS III) Satellite, the U.S. military’s primary communications satellite constellation

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Operations Squadron (NOPS) (2004 – 2011)

    Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated, Schriever AFB, CO

    Assistant Senior Operations Controller- Oversaw operations of satellite configuration equipment that interacts continuously with a multitude of NRO customers, providing commanding and telemetry connectivity, as well as multiple satellite program initialization and early orbit operations

    • Oversaw a team of operations controllers performing 24hr flight operations, averaging 130 contacts per day, for multiple NRO satellite missions spanning all spectrums of Signals and Imagery Intelligence (SIGINT & IMINT)

    • Provided NRO access to the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) ensuring continuous global satellite operations

    • Provided time-critical troubleshooting and problem resolution between the AFSCN and NRO customers

    • Resolved multiple vehicle anomaly situations through decisive direction and troubleshooting

    • Lead shift trainer for all new, future, and recurring events related to operations and equipment.

    Operations Integration Augmentee- Served as a liaison from the NOPS Integration Work Center (IWC) for Mids shift.

    • Provided a resource availability for the IWC to communicate, task and execute integration unique tasks required to meet current and future NRO mission objectives

    • Provided a resource availability for the IWC to communicate, task and execute integration unique tasks required to support external Mission Partner (22nd Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing) system upgrades and sustainment task via operations testing, acceptance and validation

    • Provided a resource availability for the IWC to communicate, task and execute integration unique tasks required to support NRO communication systems upgrades and sustainment via operations testing, acceptance and validation

    • During nominal operations, evaluated and provided insight to the appropriate Program Integrator to problems occurring on-shift between crew-force members and User Programs, to include detailed reports of any incidences

    Launch Operations Support Augmentee-

    • Participated in pre-launch activities to include Contractor In House Exercise (CIX), Integrated CREW Exercise (ICE), Dataflows, etc.

    • Prior to Day of Launch (DOL), conducted mock pre-passes and sector scans with Remote Ground Facility (RGF) to verify their configuration for launch

    • Collected and processed telemetry data during DOL

    Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command – Special Technical Operations (2001 – 2004)

    HHC SMDC/ARSTRAT, Colorado Springs, CO

    Performed classified operations in direct support of the National Command Authority, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Commander in Chief of U.S. Strategic Command

    • Performed duties as a Classified Document Custodian and Administration Noncommissioned Officer

    • Assisted in time critical mission planning for worldwide operations

    • Installed and performed maintenance on classified communications and network equipment

    U.S. Army Space Command – Operation Center Team Leader (2000 – 2001)

    HHC Army Space Command, Colorado Springs, CO

    Supervised and operated command and control equipment that interacts daily with five Defense Satellite Communications System Operations Centers and eleven $350 million DSCS III satellites

    • Supervised a team of command and control/operations center personnel and led a thirty member squad

    • Highly trained and experienced in the handling of classified materials

    • Performed detailed analysis of data and reports from operations conducted worldwide, using knowledge of Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) operations and Satellite Network Control

    • Provided command and control capabilities for multiple strategic and tactical space support units

    • Increased Operation Center efficiency by designing an Operation Center Certification Procedure used to evaluate knowledge and ensure operation center personnel are properly trained.

    • Monitored use of multiple secure and non-secure communications systems.

    • Prepared detailed up-to-date reports and presentations for higher commands, focusing on mission and unit status

    • Performed troubleshooting down to the circuit level on secure communications circuits

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Professional Training and Certifications

    • Franklin Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Colorado Springs, CO (June 2000)

    Military Education

    • U.S. Army Courses:

    • Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Ft. Lewis, Washington (October – November 2003)

    • Defense Security Service Academy; Special Access Program Orientation SA 101.01 (March 2003)

    • DSCS III Satellite Network Controller Course, Ft. Gordon, Georgia (August – December 1999), 576 Hours, Honor Graduate

    • Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer Course, Ft. Gordon, Georgia (November 1998 – July 1999), 1320 Hours


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