I am a technically proficient, dedicated, and goal-oriented professional with 7 years of experience in satellite/RF communications and personnel management. As an Army Satellite Communications Operator I trained for and worked in all positions within military satcom, which includes everything from tactical satcom and strategic heavy terminals, to satellite control and space control. As a Non-Commissioned Officer I have lead and trained many soldiers on multiple types of Satellite equipment. I enjoy telecommunications and I strive to understand all aspects of it. I am familiar with Line of site microwave communications, Linux/Unix, Cisco routers, and TCP/IP protocol. I am proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Power Point. I have exemplary oral and written communication skills, and I am capable of interacting with and leading a diverse group of individuals. I possess an excellent ability to multitask and set priorities within dynamic, multicultural working environments, and I am a creative troubleshooter equipped with the solid leadership and motivational skills needed to facilitate the attainment of goals, and bottom-line objectives.
The ability to conduct system level and bench level electronics troubleshooting on High-Power Amplifiers (HPA), fiber-optic systems, up converters, down converters, RF switching units, Antenna Control Units (ACUs), Low-Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) and Low-Noise Block Down converters (LNBs).
Work with UHF, VHF, SHF baseband equipment and transmit/receive equipment.
Understanding of Telemetry, Tracking, and Control.
Perform maintenance and develop Standard Operating Procedures for preventative maintenance on various satellite antenna types to minimize downtime.
The ability to understand technical manuals and schematics.
Effectively communicate with supervisors and give real time status reports.
Interface with users to isolate transmit and receive issues.
The ability to identify, isolate and resolve electro-magnetic interference.
Use of TDOA/FDOA Geolocation equipment.
Security Clearance: TS/SCI SSBI
◊ Mountain View College – Dallas, TX – June 2013 – Present
Full time student – AAS with emphasis in Pre-Mechanical Engineering
Current GPA 4.0 and was invited to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
◊ United States Army – Satellite Communications Operator Maintainer April 2006 – April 2013
Supervisor SSG Jeffery Everett
Staff Sergeant E-6/ Wounded Warrior/Satcom Controller Supervisor(25S3O1C)/ Satcom Chief (25S3O7E3Y)/ Senior Satcom Operator (25S3O7D)
Trained subordinates in the day to day operations and responsibilities of a 24 hour Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center (WSOC)/Network Operation Center (NOC); coordinated missions involving government support Government agencies and armed forces tactical users; implemented all directives and procedures governing the operation and maintenance of satellite communications networks in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean satellite regions while maintaining 24 hour communication; maintained and operated an AN/GSC-39 heavy terminal with 98% efficiency. Served as a Satellite Communication Chief and Crew Non-Commissioned Office in Charge in a Space Control Detachment with a worldwide mission to conduct ground mobile surveillance and assessment of space command and control systems in support of Combatant Commanders, Joint Force Commanders, and Army Forces; train personnel in space control operations, emplacement, and sustainment operations of mobile strategic terminals. Also Served as Satellite Communication Team Chief on a Joint Network Node (JNN) Squad for a rapid deployable signal company; supervises, installs, operates the Satellite Transportable Trailer (STT), the Mounted Battle Command on the Move (MBCOTM), and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT); deployed with the unit to Iraq for 15 months, during which time the JNN and the STT were emplaced and continuously provided secure digital voice and data communication to the war fighter for the duration of the deployment; trouble shot and repaired all issues with minimal downtime.
Awarded an Army Achievement Medal from the Battalion Commander for single-handedly rebuilding the Secure, non-secure, and State Department commercial networks and fixing a long time broken VSAT terminal at the Diyala Province Governor Center, Iraq
Helped build from the ground up and train a Space Command and Control Detachment. Put in place policies and procedure that became Detachment Standard Operating Procedures in maintenance and training.
Deployed to Iraq April 2007- July 2008 Provided 24 hours a day satellite and network communication.
Helped bring networks back on line and re-acquired control of satellites after repairs were done to a 30 foot antenna that was destroyed by a typhoon.
Supervised and trained 10 Non-Commissioned Officers and 18 Soldiers.
◊ United States Army – Cavalry Scout October 2002 – March 2006
Supervisor SSG Peter Heap
Sergeant E-5Cavalry Scout (19D2OD3)
Performs duties as crew member, operates, and performs operator maintenance on scout vehicles: Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (M3 Bradley CFV), HMMWV (Humvee), crew-served weapons, anti-armor weapons, and communications equipment; Loads, clears, and fires individual and crew-served weapons; Engages enemy armor with anti-armor weapons; Operates and performs operator maintenance on wheeled vehicles; Performs mounted and dismounted navigation; Serves as member of observation and listening post; Gathers and reports information on terrain features and enemy strength, disposition and equipment; Applies principles of escape, and evasion; Collects data for the classification of routes, fords, tunnels, and bridges; Performs dismounted patrols; Employs principles of cover and concealment and camouflage; Assists with construction of light field fortifications, laying and removal of mines, and emplacing demolitions; Requests and adjusts indirect fire.
Deployed to Iraq Feb 2004-Feb 2005 completed 450 combat patrols reducing insurgent activity in our area of operation.
Earned an Army Commendation with a Valor device for actions during an engage in Iraq.
Set the standard for vehicle maintenance, and had the only M3 Bradley in the Troop that did not break down during the deployment to Iraq and was recognized by the Commander with a coin and an Army Commendation.
Awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustain from being hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
AAS with emphasis in Pre-Mechanical Engineering – Mountain View College – In progress
AAS and Electronic – Thomas Edison State College – In Progress- 2 classes from completion.
Military Training - Satcom System Operator-Maintainer Common Core, Army; Tactical Satellite System Operator- Maintainer with Honors (Additional Skill identifier ASI - 7D), Army; Joint Network Node - Network Ku-Band (JNN-N) and Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) Course, General Dynamics Corporation; Satcom System Operator-maintainer Advanced Leaders Course, Army; WIN-T Network System Overview, General Dynamics Corporation; Space Fundamentals Course, Nation Security Space Institute (ASI 3Y); Strategic Satcom Systems Operator Maintainer (ASI - 7E), Army; Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator (ASI - 1C), Army Primary Leadership Development Course with Honors.
CW4 (Ret) Darryl Fisher
SFC Paul Martin
Mr Raymond Delabruere
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