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     Date Submitted:24-09-2012
     Last Modified:30-09-2012 (04:39)
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     Current job:Information Systems Technician 1st Class
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite Communications EKMS Electronic Key Management system Classified


    United States Navy, NAVCOMTELSTA Naples IT – 01 Oct 2009 to 25 July 2012

    l  Station Duty Officer (SDO), Sponsor Coordinator, MWR Rep.

    Station Duty Officer, In charge of a diverse rotational shift consisting of 5 military and 2 civilians at a Satcom Facility in Naples Italy. Responsible for operating and maintaining baseband and other associated equipment to include:  Enhanced Bandwidth Efficiency Modems (EBEM), MIDAS Switch Systems, Promina Multiplexer, FCC-100 Multiplexer, Cryptographic Equipment, Monitor and Control Systems (TMCS), PSAX ATM Switch System, ST-1000Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Specialist at the Lago Patria Teleport site, supporting Operations and Maintenance (O&M). Responsible for operating and maintaining SATCOM C-Band and Ku-Band earth terminals, Ultra High Frequency (UHF), Extremely High Frequency(EHF) terminals, Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite terminals which consists of: High Power Amplifier (HPA), Upconverters, Downconverters, Antenna control units (ACU),  Satellite Beacon Tracking Converters, Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) and LNA Switch, Equipment Redundancy Switches, Fiber Optics Transmitters, Receivers and Modems. Responsible for the Safety of all personnel on my watch team. Responsible for updating my higher ups of all missions, personnel, equipment, Crypto, and Facility situations. Updated the Station Duty Log of everything that happened on my shift. Updated multiple reports pertaining to missions and equipment which were viewed by the entire upper leadership.

    Sponsor Coordinator: Find out  via message traffic or upper leadership of any new personnel coming in and assign them a sponsor. Make sure the Sponsor contacts the new personnel and arranges transportation, housing, and assist them in checking it to the Organization. I would keep a record of each new member listing Family, Pets, Address, Vehicle, and name of sponsor. The sponsor would be the new person’s Point of contact until they are checked in and on their own.

    Divisional Morale, Welfare, Recreation Representative: I would work with the Command Rep with any command activities such as command picnics, Navy Ball, Holiday celebrations, and any other Activities that would improve Morale and welfare of the Organization. Assist with all Fund Raisers. Help with organizing and setting up of the command activities. I would research any activities that were outside the organization and post them so personnel would know what was going on in the community.

    Volunteered) United States Navy, TF MED South NATO Role 3 Medical Unit Afghanistan           04 January 2011 to Aug 2011

    Inventory Control Petty Officer

    Inventory Control Petty Officer of a Medical supply department in charge of inventory and organization of medical supplies and issuing of supplies while in Afghanistan while assisting with the Mailroom and laundry services for the Medical Facility. Inventoried and Organized over 3000 line items in two warehouses and 5 CONEX boxes resulting in the cancellation of over 100 items on order due to them being located and making the locating of medical items a lot faster.

    United States Navy, USS Gary -  01 Jun 2006 to 01 Oct 2009

    Leading Petty Officer/ALT EKMS Manage/Training Petty Officer/Combat Systems Training Team Member (CSTT) Member

    Leading Petty Officer: Directly in charge and responsible for the professional growth, personal growth, and the safety of 10 to 13 personnel. Making sure all programs are up to date and in order. All publications, equipment, keying material, and systems are up to date and in working order. Updating the Chief Petty officer and the Division Officer of all matters regarding personnel, equipment, programs, and classified material.

    EKMS: responsible for the proper distribution, control, security inventory, and accountability of certain highly sensitive communications material, key, related publications and equipment, in order to provide cryptographic security for Naval communications. Communications Security (COMSEC) material includes; key tape, equipment, firefly keys, electronic key, SDNS products, and all types of secure communications; to include the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE).  Responsible for overseeing the proper destruction of COMSEC material issued to local elements and for destroying unissued COMSEC material that has not been issued for use but which remains in the account vault/security container. Update the Commanding Officer (CEO) of all issues, updates, changes regarding the EKMS program. Responsible to have to Commanding Officer review and sign all paperwork regarding the EKMS program

    Training Petty Officer: Ensure training of personnel to operate and maintain their equipment and related systems. Administer training within the division by planning, developing, and coordinating the division training program to include general military training (GMT), individual watch station qualification, and operator and team proficiency in subsystems.

    Combat Systems Training Team (CSTT) Member: Responsible for training of my watch teams to operate in a multi-threat/multi-warfare environment ensuring all combat systems watch stations are properly manned. Conduct operational scenarios to train and monitor operator, technician, and watch teams to better hone their skills further in support of the ship's mission. These scenarios included execution and evaluation of existing and newly developed tactics.

    United States Navy, USS McCampbell, 01 Dec 2005 to 01 Jun 2007

    l  Alt EKMS Manager/Watch supervisor

    Watch Supervisor:  Makes sure that personnel monitor Satellite (HF, UHF, VHF, EHF, SHF) communication circuits. Verify that all incoming messages are received and routed to the right person or department and that all necessary outgoing messages are sent. Report all personnel, equipment, and crypto issues to the Leading Petty Officer, Chief, and Division Officer.

    EKMS: responsible for the proper distribution, control, security inventory, and accountability of certain highly sensitive communications material, key, related publications and equipment, in order to provide cryptographic security for Naval communications. Communications Security (COMSEC) material includes; key tape, equipment, firefly keys, electronic key, SDNS products, and all types of secure communications; to include the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE).  Responsible for overseeing the proper destruction of COMSEC material issued to local elements and for destroying unissued COMSEC material that has not been issued for use but which remains in the account vault/security container. Update the Commanding Officer (CEO) of all issues, updates, changes regarding the EKMS program. Responsible to have to Commanding Officer review and sign all paperwork regarding the EKMS program

    Crypto Equipment

    ·         Experience with the LMD/KP, KG-175, Kiv-7, Kiv-7M, KWR 46R, KYV-5, DTD, SKL, KG-175D (TACLANE) and many other crypto devices.

    Security Clearance

    ·         Top Secret w/SCI Eligibility


    l  Ventura Senior High

    Ventura, California.

    1987 – 1991

    Achievements and Awards

    l  Passed two Major EKMS inspections by the Immediate Superior In Charge (ISIC) on the USS Gary and the USS McCampbell.

    l  Rebuilt the Divisional Training Program onboard the USS Gary resulting in a passing score during an INSURV inspection.

    l  My shop received a 98% Readiness score during an INSURV inspection while I was a CSTT Member on Board the USS Gary.

    l  While at NAVCOMTELSTA Naples It, I volunteered to go to Afghanistan for 8 months. Received the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal.

    l  On 26 February, 2012, the power supplies to the 52 MIDAS rack shorted and caught on fire shortly before I was relieved as the SDO.  My steadfast leadership and management skills helped my watch team in their troubleshooting efforts as they identified and performed the initial troubleshooting for the problem. Additionally, my watch and myself  stayed beyond our relief time to continue troubleshooting the actions. My efforts helped bring a quick diagnosis to the problem and helped prevent the situation from escalating to further damages.

    l  Earned The Enlisted Surface Warfare and the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Pins.

    l  Received the Iraq Campaign medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal.

    l  6 Good Conduct medals


    l  Work Dedicated

    l  Knowledge with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.

    l  Computer Hardware replacement and software installation.

    l  Able to work under pressure and stressful situations.

    l  Work well in diverse groups.

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