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