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     Date Submitted:26-12-2012
     Last Modified:22-07-2013 (09:16)
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     Current job:Gravity and Magnetics Field Operator
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsGPS, TT&C, AFSCN, Launch, Acquisitions, testing, training, inspection, scheduling

    US CitizenTS/SCI (6 June 2007 – PR needed), Active Secret Clearance 



    Satellite Systems Operator with 12+ years of space experience maintaining the Global Positioning System(GPS) satellite constellation for world-wide users.  Knowledgeable in multi-GPS satellite weapon systems in the areas of acquisitions, launch, anomaly resolution and disposal operations.  Worked with GPS launch teams in over 7 GPS launches including IIR, IIR-M and IIF satellites.  Involved with complex day-to-day scheduling operations utilizing the Air Force Satellite Control Network.  Background in Air Force Space Control (SC), Precision, Navigation and Timing, Satellite Command and Control (C2) and Situational Awareness/C2, System Development.  Perform real-time spacecraft command and control as a certified senior crew member.  One of four original Launch System Scheduler Operators for new GPS Launch Anomaly-Resolution and Disposal System (LADO) launch system.  Certified for over 11 years as a Satellite and Ground Systems Operator, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and lead instructor.  Balanced leader managing evaluation/standardization and inspection teams for a variety of Air Force Reserve space missions including DMSP, SIBRS, GPS, Multi-Mission, Tactical Warning, Space Control and Joint Space Operations.


    Civilian:       BA Business Management – American Military University

                         AAS, Air and Space Operations Technology – Community College of the Air Force

    Technical:    Launch Anomaly-Resolution and Disposal Operations Block IIF Cadre Contractor Training

                         Launch Anomaly-Resolution and Disposal Operations Initial Cadre Contractor Training

                         Orbital Mechanics

                         1 SOPS Global Positioning System SSO Positional Training Course - Distinguish Graduate

                         Enlisted Space Prerequisite Training



    Feb 09 – Dec 12   Superintendent, Standardization/Evaluation

    310th OG / OGV, Schriever AFB CO

    • Lead a team of 15 inspectors providing oversight over 9 operational units enforcing compliance through standardization, evaluation, inspection, and exercise programs 
    • Ensure peer organizations were aware of upcoming/pending changes, and recommended way ahead as appropriate 
    • Assure that organizations are in compliance with higher headquarters’ guidance through standardized inspection programs.
    • Coordinate with subordinate and higher headquarters organizations with planning of all readiness and compliance inspections
    • Qualified on GPS system

    Sep 07 – Feb 09    Operations Superintendent

    19th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB CO

    • Led 73 person satellite operations squadron, earning coveted Squadron of the Year award 
    • Supervised operations for $2.4B, 33-satellite GPS mission capability; launch to end-of-life testing  
    • Launch team member for first-ever next generation GPS launch, successful launch earned distinguished Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award
    • Recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring of all unit space operator personnel
    • Tracked, transferred and updated all organization positions utilizing unit military personnel report
    • SME qualified on GPS system


    Oct 06 – Oct 07    Flight Chief of Operations Support Flight

    • Led 14 member flight responsible for testing, development, and training of both the LADOand the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) GPS weapon systems
    • Hand selected as 1 of 12 Subject Matter Experts in organization to bring launch acquisition system to initial operations capability (IOC)
    •  Worked directly with engineering and development GPS contractors during the acquisition, simulation, testing, initial operational assessment, and launch stages
    • SME qualified on GPS launch system


    Oct 05 – Oct 06    Flight Chief of Operations Flight

    • Led 22 member flight, in support modernization programs for future GPS operations 
    • Managed day-to-day operations in support of Traditional Reservist
    • Managed and maintained medical currency program for unit 
    • SME qualified on GPS LADO system


    Oct 04 – Oct 05     NCOIC of LADO training

    • Led 11 person team in the production of operational study guides, lesson plans and training/evaluation scripts 
    • Coordinated with Joint Program Office on acquisition and modernization GPS command and control systems
    • Tested/verified satellite operations to include executing satellite subsystem power up sequence, payload initialization, Transmit/verify commands, emergency contingency procedures; analyze satellite telemetry data for quality and degradation.  Participated an all acquisition meetings for COTS GPS system up to IOC stage in development
    • GPS qualified on 1 SOPS CCS legacy system  


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