1989 - 1990 College of William and Mary
Masters 0f Business Administration
1965 - 1989 USN , College and Ford Aerospace Training
§ Data Processing/Programming
2007 – March 2012 DBSD/ICO Global Communications North Las Vegas, NV
Operations Manager – Satellite Gateway Operations
§ Managed Gateway build from ground breaking to operations phase
§ Managed the integration of the satellite industries first ever Ground Based Beam Forming equipment
§ Managed Gateway operations through Satellite In Orbit Test phase and Ground Based Beam Forming test and validation phases.
§ Created remote monitoring and control system for Gateway Operations
§ Created and managed Space Team Website, File Archive and FTP servers
§ Responsible for GBBF Master Plan creation and translation activities
§ Responsible for Gateway Operations and Maintenance activities
1997 - 2007 Space Systems/LoralEl Dorado Hills, CA
Mission Director - Satellite Long Term Operations
§ Managed Two Satellite Control Centers (Prime and Backup).
§ Was responsible for all administrative and technical functions involved in a 24/7 communications satellite control center operation
§ Designed, implemented and brought to maturity a new satellite long term operations control center capability for SS/L.
§ Responsible for the health and safety of six geostationary communications satellites.
§ Retired from SS/L when the company decided to concentrate on building satellites and removed themselves from the satellite Long Term Operations control segment.
1988 - 1997 Ford Aerospace/Loral Seabrook, MD
§ Authored GlobalStar Concepts of Operations Document.
§ Developed GlobalStar startup operations training program.
§ Developed systems specifications for GlobalStar computer systems hardware and software systems
§ LandSat satellite RF equipment subsystems engineer.
Was responsible for onboard RF subsystem.
§ GOES satellite operations engineer.
Developed original GOES I-M operations manuals.
1986 - 1988 Ford Aerospace Hanover, MD
§ Classified Government Project.
Developed wiring database needed for moving a large world wide communications systems from its old location to a new location without loss of service.
1982 - 1986 Ford Aerospace Johnson Space Center
§ Shuttle Mission Operations Computer Supervisor
Managed Shuttle Missions Operations Computers Systems for Shuttle Ground Systems Support Team during Shuttle operations and simulations.
§ Shuttle Mission Operations Engineer at Shuttle Mission Control Center, Houston.
Developed Mission Operations Plans for Shuttle Missions.
Intergraded TDRSS scheduling system into Missions Operations.
Managed Ground Systems and TDRSS Systems assets during mission support periods and simulations.
1979 - 1982 Ford Aerospace Vandenberg AFB
· Satellite Operations Controller
· Operated as a Senior Operations Controller at AFSCN site.
· Computer systems engineer
· Operated and Maintained SGLS Computer area equipment
· RF systems engineer for satellite telemetry, tracking and command ground station.
· Operated and Maintained 46’ and 60’ SGLS Antenna/Transmitter systems.
1966 - 1978 US Navy Asia, Europe, US
Radioman Submarines - (Conventional and Nuclear)
Fleet Ballistic Missile, Fast Attack, and Conventional (Special Ops)
Shore Duty London, UK
§ Submarine Service - Lead Radioman, In-Port Duty Chief and At Sea Diving Officer.
§ Shore Duty- Communications Watch Officer at Naval Communications Unit London, UK.
§ Vietnam Veteran – Submarine Special Operations during three Vietnam campaign periods (1967-69)
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