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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
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Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
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While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
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Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
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WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-06-2012
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     Current job:Astronautical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRocket Propulsion, Electric Propulsion, Plasma Thrusters, Vacuum Chambers, Space Propulsion, Satellite Propulsion, Ion Propulsion, Plasma Propulsion
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    PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES

    Use engineering expertise and US Air Force officer experience to lead a team of engineering professionals.  To also work in an intermediate to senior level engineering leadership profession in the US Government or private sector. To research and deploy new technology for the space and energy industry.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK 2010-present

    Sanctioned Speaker. Leads over 100 Global Information Network members in Ventura County through monthly success mastery training.  Training teaches individuals how to effectively set and achieve goals in all areas of life.   

    Awards and Honors:

    Level V Member (Top 1% of The Global Information Network worldwide), 2012

    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 2006-2011

    Captain,Counterspace Technology Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory (2009-2011). Worked with a team of junior officers and developed protection for US-based space-assets and national assets.  Also collected technical data on foreign threats and provided this information to The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, CA to reduce the vulnerability of high-priority space assets.  Directed the management and oversight of facility operations, maintenance, and safety.

    1st Lieutenant, Foreign Space Intelligence Analyst, National Air & Space Intelligence Center (2008-2009). Delivered classified technical reports and assessments of foreign space technology to the Undersecretary of Defense, Joint Space Operations Center, and US Army Space officer corps. 

    2nd Lieutenant, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology (2006-2008). Designed and built satellite plasma thruster technology merging state-of-the-art US and Russian components.  Also designed a lead the construction of the only state-of-the-art $1.5 million dollar space simulation vacuum chamber in The Air Force Institute of Technology.   

    Awards and Honors:

    Air Force Achievement Medal

    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    National Defense Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Air Force Longevity Ribbon

    Training Ribbon

    COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY 2004-2006

    Laboratory Technician. Constructed ion thrusters and test-set-ups for research into the thermal and material erosion effects of ions and plasma on materials used in space.  Also performed maintenance and operation of 4 high-vacuum test chambers. 

    FORMAL EDUCATION

    AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2006-2008

    Curriculum included topics within: Space propulsion and power, space mission analysis and design, power generation, aerospace materials, combustion, and orbital mechanics.

    • MS in Astronautical Engineering:, April, 2008. Thesis Title: "Advanced Hollow Cathodes For Next Generation Space Propulsion Technology"

    GPA: 3.5 (4.00 scale)

    Awards and Honors:

    Nominated for Best Thesis in entire Astronautical Engineering Department and the Mervin E. Gross award for service and educational contributions to the local community. 

    COLORADO STATE UNIVERSTY 2002-2006

    Curriculum included topics within: Engineering statics, dynamics, machine design, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, computer aided design, manufacturing, chemistry, materials, space propulsion, and energy conversion.

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering: May 2006.

    GPA: 3.63 (4.00 scale)

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

    SPACE OFFICER ORIENTATION COURSE 2008

    Curriculum included familiarization with the air force space officer career field.  

    Awards and Honors:

    Top Graduate of 300 students. 

    FUNDAMENTALS OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT 100 2008

    Curriculum included all coursework related to entry-level participation in US defense department acquisition programs.  

    FUNDAMENTALS OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT 200 2010

    Curriculum included all coursework related to intermediate-level management of US defense department acquisition programs.  

     

    SUCCESS MASTERY COURSE, GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK 2012

    Curriculum included 150 hour in-class training including goal achievement, business management, prioritization, communication, leadership, and success psychology.  

     

    Awards and Honors:

    Level V member (in order to qualify must complete success mastery course and score 95% or higher on 1200 question fill-in-the-blank test entirely from memory with no notes or references)

    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

    MIND MASTERY USA LCC  2012-present

    President.   Created and leads small business team of 8 professionals around the country to market and sell self-improvement and self-help materials via direct marketing and live presentations.  

    CIVIL AIR PATROL (VOLUNTEER)  1998-2009

    Captain, Ohio Wing Commandant of Cadets. Lead the execution and designed the training curriculum for the annual Civil Air Patrol Summer Encampment for the state of Ohio.  Responsible for day-to-day training execution and coordination for entire 200+ cadet encampment with a staff of over50.                                 
     

    Awards and Honors:

    Ohio Wing Commander’s Commendation Medal

    PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

    • Author of Ignition and Plume Characteristics of Low-Current Cerium and Lanthanum Hexaboride Hollow Cathodes, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2010 vol. 26 no. 1

    • Author of Low Current Cerium Hexaboride and Lanthanum Hexaboride Hollow Cathodes, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV

    SECURITY CLEARANCE (ACTIVE)

    TS/SCI Security Clearance w/Counterintelligence Polygraph (granted September 2008)

    COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

    Microsoft Office, MATLAB, MathCAD, Solidworks, Pro-Engineer.

    REFERENCES

    Dr. John Williams (Professor)                                                970-491-8564

    Col. Ken Curell (US Air Force (ret.)                                       937-478-3601

    Jordan Davis (Business Associate)                                      972-795-5547

    Dave Macarthur (Business Associate)                                 480-721-5146


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