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     Date Submitted:29-07-2013
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     Employment Term:Permanent
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     KeywordsLarge Ground Based Space System, GPS, AFSCN, Maintenance, Logistics, Acquisitions, Quality Assurance, Test and Evaluation, Technical Manual Development, Life Cycle Management, Project Management
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    Security Clearance: Top Secret – SCI Eligible
     
    Summary:
    Proven acquisition and life cycle logistics manager with 30 years professional experience.  Expert in all facets in the system engineering, acquisition, logistics and sustainment of large ground based space systems and satellite communications systems.   Delivered multi-million dollar savings in weapon system acquisition, sustainment and maintenance activities.  Strong program/project lead with HQ AFSPC and HQ USAFE experience and works well with operations/requirements leads, system developers and life cycle support agencies.
     
    Education:
    • M.S. Space Systems Operations Management, Acquisition and Program Management; Webster University, Colorado Springs, CO
     
    Professional Experience:
    Senior Specialist Logistics Analyst, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc, Colorado Springs, CO, Jul 2013 to Dec 2013
    Performed as a sub-contractor to LinQuest Corp.  Provided advisory and assistance services to HQ AFSPC staff in the planning, coordinating, and evaluation of logistical matters required to support the acquisition, and sustainment of large ground based remote sensing systems under the Space Control task order.
    • Analyzed and corrected maintenance, inspections, and program depot procedures for multiple weapon systems technical orders 
    • Employed best practices concepts at two high level problem solving activities; identified top logistics and test requirements for a new Eglin Radar schedule, and proposed a streamlined modification and sustainment process for application across HQ systems
    • Provided subject matter expertise for configuration review boards on AFSSS, GEODSS, and Eglin Radar systems; evaluated AF Form 1067 submissions and made recommendations to client to ensure conformance to configuration management plans
    • Reviewed and evaluate the N-CSDS Life-Cycle Support Plan and made over 200 recommendations to improve its feasibility, efficiency, and economy
     
    Senior Operations Specialist, LinQuest Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO, Feb 2012 to Jul 2013
    Provided system engineering and technical assistance services to HQ AFSPC staff in the planning, coordinating, and evaluation of logistical matters required to support the acquisition, and sustainment of large ground based remote sensing systems under the Space Control task order.
    • Reviewed and improved core logistics documents for C-Band Radar, Space Fence and Net-Centric Sensors and Data Sources Sidecar; made corrections to ensure product support strategies and supportability needs of specific systems are addressed
    • Advocated for client at system engineering reviews to ensure integration of all support elements to maximize system fielding, and supportability; oversaw the identification, planning, resourcing, acquisition, and level of management of repair parts, and spares
    • Represented client at all phases of Net-Centric Sensors and Data Sources system testing planning; monitored, analyzed, and provided recommendations on contractor tests results, information assurance testing, validation and verification, and government system tests
    • Collaborated with client, support contractors and program office; analyzed use cases, and operational user inputs system to develop various operational and test configurations for the N-CSDS system
    • Consistently collaborated with support agencies to identify peculiar requirements for GEODSS, Globus-II, AFSSS, and Eglin Radar, and make recommendations to develop or adjust plans, schedules, or funding priorities
    • Monitored development and progress of various modification projects for the GEODSS and Eglin Radar systems; participated in critical milestone meetings; identified possible impacts to logistic support and provided alternatives when needed
     
    Logistics Analyst, Information Systems Engineer, Schafer Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO, Nov 2011 to Feb 2012
    Provided logistics analysis and information technology systems services to HQ AFSPC staff to improve logistics policy development, project management, and decision-making in support of the Space Control contract.
    • Reviewed and improved multiple technical orders; assured RAIDRS and N-CSDS manuals rated up to Milstd-38784
    • Spearheaded creation of N-CSDS logistics working group; provided clear means for client and operational units to communicate priorities to program office in accomplishing an effective and affordable weapons, materiel, and system support strategy
    • Conducted pre-installation site survey; identified critical facilities upgrades, power requirements, and equipment installation
    • Participated in N-CSDS system design reviews with users, program office and system developers; interacted with community on identified risk issues and opportunities; assisted in prioritizing risks, developing mitigation plans, and tracking status of issues 
    • Guided program office on the development of life-cycle support requirements through assessments of life-cycle support plans, system engineering plans, trade studies, sparing strategies, and technical order development 
    • Partook in the analysis of N-CSDS use case study to clarify client intentions and ensure more functional specifications
     
    Weapons Systems Manager and Manager, Space Systems Maintenance Policy, Directorate of Installations and Logistics, HQ AFSPC, Peterson AFB, CO, Dec 2009 to Dec 2011
    Senior HQ representative for life cycle logistics and sustainment activities related to planning, organizing, and directing of logistics program of assigned HQ AFSPC operated national security space systems. Additionally, formulated policies, procedures, and provided guidance to field units with space system maintenance functions.
    • Provided system expertise/user perspective for the identification and review of logistics/sustainment requirements in the development of core acquisition and sustainment documents (e.g. ICD, CDD, and LCSP) for Space Situational Awareness weapons systems
    • Led system/programmatic working groups (e.g. IPTs, PIWGs, PDR, CDRs) to advocate for system upgrades/modifications projects 
    • Developed, planned and executed the HQ Logistics Capability Assessment Program inspections; informed and educated field units in resolving programmatic problems with maintenance management/planning, training, logistics and sustainment
     
    Section Lead, Cross-Border Communications, Combine Joint Task Force-101, OEF-XI, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, May 2010 to Oct 2010 (Deployed)
    Led a five person team in the installation, training and maintenance of an HF radio network at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
    • Developed reparable PHS&T plan to reduce turn-around-time from months to days and ensured 100% mission availability
    • Developed courses and trained allied radio technicians on the maintenance, repair, and operation of HF radios and antennas
    • Established a diagnostic and testing facility to conduct local repairs of HF radios; saved over $200K in contract and storage fees
     
    Site Manager and Suitability Tester, Operation Location-Alpha, 17th Test Squadron, Imbedded with Det 4, Air Force Operational Test  and Evaluation Center, Peterson AFB, CO, Dec 2006 to Dec 2009 
    Principal advisor to 17TS unit commander on personnel and operational issues; directly manages five programs and 7 personnel. Provided subject matter expertise and test support to Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's 12 test programs.
    • Co-authored core test documents for Wideband Global System, Cobra Judy Replacement, and GPS Operational Control System
    • Oversaw Wideband Global System integrated operational test and multi-service operational test; ensured key objectives were tested, and accurate data collection/test result documentation
    • Headed six member technical order validation and verification team for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Mission Control Segment system; identified error and provided recommended fixes to ensure safety, accuracy and suitability of document
    • Participated in the development and implementing of verification requirements and pass/fail criteria of the Common Network Planning Software for use by Wideband Global System communication planners
     
    Program Manager, Theater Nuclear Command and Control Satellite Communications, Communications and
    Information Directorate, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB, GE, Nov 2002 to Dec 2006
    Managed all facets for the directing, planning, development, maintenance, logistics, and sustainment of HQ USAFE’s Ultra High Frequency, Extra High Frequency Satellite Communications (MILSTAR), and Super High Frequency (SHF) networks.
    • Oversaw the identification of, planning for, resourcing of and execution of maintenance concepts to ensure the best possible support for communication networks, AF Command Post, EHF SMART-T Terminals and the Companion UHF Tactical System
    • Managed multiple projects from technical refresh of UHF TACSATs, SMART-T modifications, to movement of special assets
    • Collaborated in and leveraged system engineering process to guide the design of the Ground Element MEECN (GEMS) terminal during the Materiel Solutions Analysis phase of program to ensure integration of all support elements to maximize system utility
    • Analyzed Emergency Action, and emerging Satcom systems user requirements, CONOPs, and system architectures to propose and guide system requirements hardware and software specifications; used use case analysis and operational risks/mitigation
    • Performed as Satellite Database manager for European Satcom networks; created communication networks in Microsoft Visio
     
    Maintenance and Logistics Superintendent, 50th Communications Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO, Nov 2000 to Nov 2002
    Managed all personnel issues and mission activities of 21 military and 2 civilians in seven diverse fields handling maintenance and logistics issues for wideband satellite communications, MILSTAR ground terminals, cryptographic maintenance, base supply and maintenance data analysis.
    • Directed/oversaw all short-term maintenance and logistics activities for AFSCN and GPS local and remote locations
    • Led, planned and developed effective and affordable strategies to ensure product support elements met program goals
    • Collaborated with external support agencies to discuss logistics issues; advocated for funding and coordinated with program offices to helped solve parts obsolescence, diminishing vendors, and address program office and contracting concerns
    • Monitored and reported technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with system mission equipment modifications or upgrade projects
     
    Chief, Operations and Maintenance Quality Assurance, Detachment 2, 22d Space Operations Squadron, Diego Garcia, BIOT, Indian Ocean, Nov 1999 to Nov 2000
    Oversaw 20-member contract support team; conducted quality assurance for the geographically separated units of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, and Global Position System space operations and maintenance contracts.
    • Planned, developed, and implemented a systematic quality assurance surveillance plan to ensure deliverables conformed to requirements during the contract’s period of performance, and identify and track corrective actions
    • Inspected contractor’s preventive maintenance plans, training plans, logistics/supply support, corrosion control plans, and mission and operational availability rates; achieved 100% compliance rate
    • Debriefed local leadership and higher headquarters contracting officer on all issues to include contract ambiguities, personnel issues, living accommodations, and contract surveillance findings to ensure resolution in shortest time possible where needed
     
    Space Systems Craftsman, Served in various units at six separate bases, Aug 1984 to Nov 1999
    Served in diverse capacities from Ground Systems Maintenance Technician, Supervisor, Trainer, Crew Chief, Technical Order Manager, Corrosion Control Monitor, Preventive Maintenance Inspection Monitor, Safety Representative, and Systems Analyst
    • Managed, led and supervised small and large teams in the accomplishment of maintenance, training, and administrative duties
    • Operated, maintained, and inspected satellite command and control ground systems for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, Global Positioning System, and Defense Support Program; secured a broad and solid foundation for greater responsibilities
    • Utilized operating systems such as AOS/VS, Unix, and Sun Solaris; conducted database management and configured ground terminal for DMSP pre-pass configurations, and conducted delogs and analysis on GPS Master Control Station
    • Qualified on various test equipment, conducted technical order verifications, performed installation and siting of satellite terminals, hazmat inspections, and documented maintenance actions; foundation to meticulousness and attention to detail
     
    IT and Software Projects Supported:
    • Net-Centric Sensor and Data Sources (N-CSDS) Sidecar (hardware and software)
    • N-CSDS Sidecar technical order development
    • RAIDRS technical order development
    • GEODSS Service Life Extension Plan (hardware and software)
    • Eglin Radar Service Life Extension Plan (hardware and software)
    • Advance Satellite Mission Control Subsystem (ASMCS) technical order development
    • Wideband Global System (WGS) (validation and verification)
    • Common Network Planning Software (validation and verification)
    • Companion UHF Tactical System (hardware and software)
    • Ground Element MEECN (GEMS) terminal (requirements management/analysis)
    • SMART-T Terminal system upgrade (hardware and firmware)
     
    Relevant Training and Skills:
    • DAU Life Cycle Logistics Level 1 Core Competencies 
    • DAU Program Management Level 1 Core Competencies
    • ACQ 201A, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
    • 30950 Space Systems Equipment Specialist School
    • Missile Warning Space Surveillance Sensor Repair Specialist
    • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, (Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology)
    • Satellite Tool Kit (STK) 8, (Analytical Graphics, Inc)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio)
     
    Other Education:
    • B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, PATTS College of Aeronautics 
    • A.S Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force


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