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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (12:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Wideband Satcom Planner
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsNetwork Planning, Satcom Operations, Terrestrial Ground equipment maintenance

    Professional Summary:

    Seasoned telecommunications and spectrum manager with 9+ years supporting U.S Government programs. Satellite communications subject matter expert specializing in multidisciplinary information technologies, ranging from wide area global networks to end user systems.  Service oriented in providing customer satisfaction and mission success.



    Top Secret SSBI.


    Wideband Satcom Planner

    US Army SMDC/ARSTRAT RSSC-EAST, MacDill AFB, FL.                  10/2010 – 05/2013

    ·         Performs frequency management/Link engineering and satellite communications mission planning for Combatant Commands and other organizations.

    ·         Supports Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, pirate interdiction operations in Africa, drug interdiction operations in South America, US Navy Fleet support, and training missions.

    ·         Specializes in planning on Wideband/SHF/X-band/KA-band frequency software, equipment, and satellites. Utilizing Common Network Planning Software (CNPS), DSCS Network Planning Software (DNPS), Wideband Integrated Planning Database (WIPD), Automated Message Handling System (AMHS), (Wideband Global Satcom System (WGS), Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Joint Integrated Satcom Tool (JIST).

    ·         Working with high level personnel within the US Military, DISA, NSA, GSSC, generating communications solutions and troubleshooting for the War-Fighter.

    ·         Knowledgeable about emerging Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and IP technologies (iDirect, LinkWay, LinkStar) being deployed within the US Government and Military.

    ·         Training in iDirect iNFINITI and Evolution Hubs and Line cards for use on Military X-Band and Ka-Band satellites.


    Satellite Network Controller

    US Army SMDC/ARSTRAT 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Meade, MD.                 07/2006 - 10/2010

    ·         Certified satellite controller.

    ·         Specialized in communications payload control with training on all typical satellite subsystems including propulsion, thermal, command.

    ·         Provided satellite access support for the US Military globally.

    ·         Part of team that launched communications payload and stress tested both WGS-2 and WGS-3 satellites.

    ·         Specialized in Secure Spread Spectrum Operations/Electronic Counter-Counter measures and maintenance of USC-28 Subsystem.

    ·         Monitored and maintained health and welfare of multiple satellites and their resources.

    ·         Knowledgeable in deployed X-band and Ka-Band satellite technologies used by US Military.

    ·         Troubleshooter of equipment issues and satellite access problems for the War-Fighter.

    ·         Wrote training guides and cooperated in compiling a knowledge database for all Wideband Satcom technologies and maintenance FAQ’s.

    ·         Limited Microsoft Exchange Server management and maintenance.

    ·         AN/TSC-156B Phoenix hub/terminal operations and maintenance including installation of terminal on site 2009-2010.

    ·         AN/GSC-52, AN/FSC-78 terminal operations and maintenance

    ·         Skilled in the use, repair, and maintenance of communications equipment, electronics, and electronics test equipment such as:

    ·         KIV-7 and KG-84 crypto systems and requisite crypto fill devices (KYK-13, AN/CYZ-10, AN/PYQ-10 Simple Key Loader)

    ·         Up-converter/Down-converter programming, maintenance and tuning.

    ·         High Power Amplifier maintenance and tuning.

    ·         Modem/Hub and Line card installation, programming and maintenance

    ·         Spectrum Analyzer and Signal generator use for testing and troubleshooting of equipment and radio frequency interference.

    ·         Voltmeter usage and electric current testing on circuits, circuit boards, various electronic equipment.


    IT Consultant

    Robert Half Technologies, Bethesda, MD.                    06/2005 - 03/2006

    ·        Provided temporary staffing solutions to DC metropolitan area Tech companies.


    Field Service Rep

    Cox Communications, Springfield, VA.                        08/2005 - 09/2005

    ·         Performed at home installation, maintenance, repair and sales of video, digital telephone and high speed internet.

    ·         Skilled with all Cable installation equipment and techniques utilizing crimping tools, Cat-5E, Cat-6 cabling, signal generators, noise filters, and fiber optic line tools.


    Customer Engineer

    BancTec Computer Corporation, Chantilly, VA.                 03/2005 - 07/2005

    ·         Dell remote service technician and Galileo/Lexmark service/install tech. Provided support for travel agencies up to 300 users, and at home computer repair, troubleshooting and customer service.

    ·         Specializing in repair and maintenance of legacy printers and large plotters.

    ·         Trained in the repair of laptop and pc-based mobile devices such as:

    ·         CPU and RAM Swapping.

    ·         Power Supply and peripheral exchange.

    ·         Cooling solutions for Custom high end gaming PC’s.


    IT Support Technician

    World Wide Network Services, LLC, Baghdad, Iraq.                     03/2004 - 01/2005

    ·         Site Manager of IT operation, DynCorp Al Sadeer Hotel; providing support for 300+ Department of Justice (DoJ) International Police Liaison Officers (IPLO) and logistics personnel, supervising 3 Man IT Help desk/Network Administration team.

    ·         On Site IT support, DynCorp Baghdad hotel; providing tech support for 250+ DoJ IPLOs and Logistics personnel.

    ·         On Site IT/Communications support, Camp Doll Gentry, Iraq. Initial installation and setup of VSAT, network and television system for 64 residential units and offices for DoJ IPLOs.

    ·         On Site IT Support, Blackwater 600 man camp, Baghdad, Iraq. Installation and setup of VSAT, network and television for 300 residential units and large office complex for Protective Services Detail (PSD) Embassy project.

    ·         Custom telecommunications planning and installation for Site/building/vehicle applications.

    ·         VSAT terminal installation and maintenance including satellite acquisition and troubleshooting

    ·         Cisco router installation and initial setup.

    ·         Firewall/Net Filter installation and monitoring.

    ·         Hub/Switch installation and initial setup 

    ·         VHF/UHF Handheld Radio programming and maintenance, base station and tower installation/setup

    ·         HF-Codan Radio: Vehicle and Base station installation and setup, classroom and field environment training of unskilled personnel in Codan Radio operation and maintenance. 

    ·         GPS programming (Garmin specialty).

    ·         VOIP-Cisco phone installation and setup.



    Thomas Edison State College Trenton, NJ

    Program: Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology

    Major: Electronics Engineering Technology. Minor: Electronic Studies. 69 semester hours.


    Job Related Training and Certifications:

    ·         Certification: CNPS V3.2 Delta Training

                            Conducted by: ITT DOCS4

                            Date obtained: 13 Jan 2012

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Title: Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO)

                Certification: Information Assurance Fundamentals

    Conducted by: Information Assurance Training Center, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA

                            Date obtained: 23 Feb 2011

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: Common Network Planning Software (CNPS) Planner Course

                            Conducted by: ITT DOCS4

                            Date obtained: 17 Dec 2010

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: Wideband Global SATCOM Fundamentals

                            Conducted by: ITT DOCS4

                            Date obtained: 10 Dec 2010

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: Warrior Leader Course

                            Conducted by: 166th Regiment, 3rd Battalion NCO Academy

                            Date obtained: 24 Jul 2010

                            Hours: 199

    ·         Title: WGS GSCCE Operator

                Certification: Global SATCOM Configuration Control Element (GSCCE)

                            Conducted by: ITT Systems Division

                            Date obtained: 17 Feb 2010

                            Hours: 200

    ·         Certification: Fundamentals of Satellite Communications (FSC)

                            Conducted by: Department of the Army

                            Date obtained: 18 Sep 2009

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: AN/TSC-156B Operations and Maintenance Course

                            Conducted by: L-3 Communications

                            Date obtained: 12 Jun 2009

                            Hours: 80

    ·         Certification: DSCS Interface Subsystem (DISS)

                            Conducted by: ITT Systems Division

                            Date obtained: 18 Jul 2008

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: DSCS Integrated Management System (DIMS)

                            Conducted by: ITT Systems Division

                            Date obtained: 11 Jul 2008

                            Hours: 40

    ·         Certification: Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III/Replacement Satellite Configuration Control Element (RSCCE)

                            Conducted by: ITT Systems Division

                            Date obtained: 09 May 2008

                            Hours: 160

    ·         Title: DSCS III RSCCE Operator

                Certification: DSCS III RSCCE Operator Training

                            Conducted by: WSOC Operations and Maintenance Personnel/ITT DOCS4

                            Date obtained: 30 Apr 2008

                            Hours: 160

    ·         Title: Satellite Systems-Network Coordinator

                Course: 4C-F19-102-ASI1C

                Conducted by: US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA



    Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) - Member/Young AFCEAN

    Signal Corp Regimental Association (SCRA) – Member


    Professional References:

    ·         SFC Justin Jacobsen

                            RSSC-East Wideband Satcom Planner


    ·         Mr. Daniel Frank

                            RSSC-East Narrowband Satcom Planner


    ·         Kenneth Gillus

                            ITT Exelis Site Manager


    ·         John Fuller



    Software Proficiencies:

    JIST, CNPS, DNPS, DIMS, DISS, RSCCE, GSCCE, DASA, Solar Winds, SharePoint, Microsoft Excel/Access/Outlook/Word/OneNote, Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop/Flash/Shockwave, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Open Office.

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