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     Date Submitted:20-06-2013
     Last Modified:20-06-2013 (05:05)
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     Current job:Crew Commander/Satellite Supervisor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsResults driven
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    EDUCATION:

    09/ 09 to Present:

    • Major: Bachelors in Health and Sport Sciences
    • School: American Public University
    • Estimated Degree Completion Date: August 2013

     

    TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:

    Aug 07- Dec 07 System Program Analyst Certification Training

    Jun l 07 - Nov 07 NASA/JPL Qualification Course

    Nov 05-Mar 06 Duty Satellite Manager Certification Training

    Aug 05-Sep 05 Operations Controller/ Ground Controller Course

    Jul 04 –Aug 04 Data System Operator Course

    Jan 03-Jan 03 Operational Switch Replacement Course

    Nov 03– Nov 03Command and Control Consolidated Course

    Sep 01-Sep01 Air Force Space Institute 100 Level Course

     

     

    SECURITY CLEARANCE:  Active Top Secret Clearance since October 2010

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:  My 12 year overall career has been in the space/satellite operations field. I have operated and maintained numerous NASA and military satellite platforms (communications/environmental research/deep space exploratory). As a System Program Analyst (current position) I ensure that the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) message traffic that flows in and out of the Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC) has the correct classification levels, resolve anomalous situations involving message traffic, write discrepancy reports on faulty equipment or anomalous situations, and resolve space related workstation issues that squadron personnel use perform mission related tasks. As a Space System Analyst (prior position) I was the Subject Matter Expert on all Space Operations, Space and Ground Sensor Operations, and Joint Military Space Operations research and analysis. Also assisted in providing research and analysis on future encryption and decryption type systems that would provide space interoperability in future satellite constellations and systems. As a Principal Mission Manager (prior position) I was in charge of procedure development, assisted on Integration and Testing (I&T) of the NASA environmental satellite, tested new ground system software, and tested the compatibilities between remote ground stations and space networks utilized for the mission. As an Operation Chief (prior position) I was in charge of facilitating problem isolation, troubleshooting, and restoring voice and data flow to the DSN (Deep Space Network) user community. Generated daily, weekly and monthly reports required to maintain a successful and error-free operational environment. As a Duty Satellite Manager I executed TT&C and first-level alarm analysis of on-orbit UFO (UHF Follow-On) and FLTSAT (Fleet Satellite Communication System). Performed anomaly notifications and submitted required reports. Maintained and operated associated ground system equipment, as well as first-level equipment troubleshooting and problem resolution. Performed mission planning and satellite contact scheduling for multiple satellite constellations. Supervisor to multiple satellite ground station detachment personnel and ensured mission success. My prior Air Force space career consists of me holding the position of Data System Operator in which I processed and notified leadership of space-based Infrared (IR) missile events using the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS).  Another position held in the Air Force was as a Space System Operator in which I operated and maintained the Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCS) constellation.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

     

    06/11-Present       Orbital Science Corporation- Crew Commander

    Support logistic operations by supplying pricing information on antenna equipment that is utilized at antenna stations worldwide. Perform satellite operations on CHIRP (Commercial Hosted Infrared Payload).   Performed Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) checkout on Star One C3 satellite that is owned by the Brazilian company Embratel. Supporting other projects until special access program clearance (SAP) is approved for the Crew Commander position.  

     

    11/10-04/11           Master Solution – System Program Analyst

    Performed work as a technical subject matter expert, engineer and liaison between company and government teams. Accomplished merit data collection and analysis from the Space Surveillance Network assuring quality of incoming data. Conducted all internal crew training and evaluation exercises for 1st Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Developed and maintained training programs and provided on the job training to certify new crewmembers. Expert in customer relations for fielding, diagnosing and resolving problems related to Space Defense and Communications Systems Legacy Equipment. Planned, implemented, tested, documented, and maintained solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed and COTS components, elements, subsystems and/or systems. Wrote discrepancy reports and performed integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and systems.

     

    08/09-10/10           Booz Allen Hamilton – Space System Analyst

    Incorporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) experience in Satellite Operations, Space Sensor Operations and Joint Military Space Operations to support the Cryptological Systems Group (CPSG) contract.  Conduct research and analysis on the future Space IA COMSEC devices that are considered next generation crypto and will be utilized in future satellite constellation applications and space operational concepts in the year 2020. Research projected operational Space Information Assurance communication scenarios and enabling capabilities to understand how crypto devices will be implemented for space and ground communications. Conduct analysis of current Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) and future Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) key management system products and services. Develop and deliver Space Operational Concept documents to the client that discuss Transformational Communication Architecture (Joint military, civil, and commercial space interoperability), Cryptographic Modernization, Future Cryptographic Capabilities, Key Management Infrastructure (KMI), and COMEC/Information Assurance (IA).  Develop procedures and policies to maintain all classified/unclassified documents that are associated with the team’s information sharing system.

     

    11/08-07/09           Orbital Science Corporation- Principal Missions Manager

    Flight Controller for Goddard Space Flight Center’s Glory Science and Technology Satellite valued at $221 million. Served as Procedure Development Lead and successfully developed over 100+ mission operations and subsystems procedures. Assembled weekly procedure development meetings to discuss and implement procedure changes if needed. Supplied weekly procedure development status updates to upper management. Actively supported the conception of Glory (NASA) Peer Reviews and presented to Goddard Space Flight Facility personnel. Supported integration and testing of the Glory (NASA) Spacecraft using Mission Adaptable Environment Satellite Test Real-time Operations (MAESTRO) software. Served as the Test Director for new ground system software applications and tested Remote Ground Station (RGS) compatibilities with the Space Network (SN).

     

    07/07-10/08           Master Solution – System Program Analyst

    Performed work as a technical subject matter expert, engineer and liaison between company and government teams. Accomplished merit data collection and analysis from the Space Surveillance Network assuring quality of incoming data. Conducted all internal crew training and evaluation exercises for 1st Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Developed and maintained training programs and provided on the job training to certify new crewmembers. Expert in customer relations for fielding, diagnosing and resolving problems related to Space Defense and Communications Systems Legacy Equipment. Planned, implemented, tested, documented, and maintained solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed and COTS components, elements, subsystems and/or systems. Wrote discrepancy reports and performed integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and systems.

     

    01/06-10/08            9th Space Operation Squadron – Theater Integrated Duty Officer

    Performed in-theater support functions at the Joint Space Operation Center (JSpOC).

     

    07/06-07/07            Innovision Technologies – Operations Chief

    Responsible for real-time monitor data and all operational ground station antennas (Goldstone, Canberra and Madrid) as well as their related subsystems. Supervisor and mentor to 15 Network Operations Control Center (NOCC) personnel. The central point of contact for real-time coordination issues which may include, Deep Space Network (DSN) resource scheduling conflicts; DSN resource allocations in support  of spacecraft emergencies and loss of real-time assets; JPL/ITT management personnel notifications; NOCC facilities evacuations and NOCC safety issues. Continuously evaluated and documented NOCC processes and procedures for improvement purposes.  Developed and updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), ISO work instructions, and other relevant documentation used in the NOCC. Facilitated problem isolation, troubleshooting, and restore voice and data flow impacts to the DSN (Deep Space Network) user community. Generated daily, weekly and monthly reports required to maintain a successful and error-free operational environment.

     

    08/05-07/06           General Dynamics – Duty Satellite Manager

    Executed TT&C and first-level alarm analysis of on-orbit military satellites valued at $4.5 billion. Performed anomaly notifications and submitted required reports. Maintained and operated associated ground system equipment, as well as first-level equipment troubleshooting and problem resolution. Performed mission planning and satellite contact scheduling for multiple satellite constellations.  Supervisor to multiple satellite ground station detachment personnel and ensured mission success.

     

    09/04-08/05          USAF – Data Systems Operator

    Provided continuous (24/7) human-in-the-loop Interim SBIRS Missile Defense Capability (ISMDC) operations.  Coordinated and correlated missile warning and defense report release activities with crew members responsible for Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (ITW/AA). Produced Missile Defense Alerts (MDAs) and Initial Boost Phase (IBP) messages that provided warning of hostile ballistic missile launches Conducted site reports over secure voice to the GFC/C to ensure they received accurate MDA and IBP state vector reports. Selected and loaded appropriate missile profiles and Areas of Interest as determined by operational requirements. Monitored the ISMDC system for Operation Capabilities (OPSCAPs) and reported OPSCAP change, cause, and estimated time of return to operations (ETRO) to the Crew Commander. Prepared event data reports using UNIX utilities and commands.

     

    07/01-09/04          USAF – Satellite System Operator

    Ground Systems Operator (GSO) and Satellite Systems Operator (SSO) for the Defense Support Communications Satellite (DSCS) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/UK Satellite Constellations. Assisted in controlling two constellations of thirteen Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS) and seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/UK spacecraft valued in excess of $3.4 Billion. Mission control expert on worldwide $6.2 Billion Air Force Satellite Control Network ground system. Handpicked to become a subject matter expert (SME) for the Command and Control System Consolidated (CCS-C), a new $140 million satellite command and control system. Conducted over 1200+ error-free support and held a 100% satellite contact rating.  Responsible to crew commander/crew chief to ensure satellite systems operator’s duties were accomplished. Maintained ground system set up and maintenance for all satellite contacts using the ES9000 IBM Mainframe computer in which it was recently switched to the (CCS-C) EPOCH 2000.


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