Senior IP Satellite Technician Jan 08 – Present, DRS Technical Services, Inc., Stuttgart, Germany
• Performed high level (expert) information technology operational and configuration tasks for broadband IP satellite service systems using iDirect hardware, Juniper IP routers and switches (equivalent to Cisco units), IP LAN/WAN networks, Wi-Fi, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and satellite teleport connectivity
• Satellite Network Operation Center technician supported U.S. Navy SPAWAR contract for over 1,000 MWR VSAT systems deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting deployed military personnel
• Provided technical support to users and field technicians for IP voice and data network problem resolution
Iraq Regional Manager Oct 05 – Jan 08, DRS Technical Services, Inc., Baghdad, Iraq
• Technical Manager of seven Satellite Communication terminals for Multi-National Forces Iraq , MNFI, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
• Provided Iraq satellite support for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Project Contracting Office
• Engineered and configured SCPC, TDMA (iDirect), and DVB (Linkway) satellite links, provided technical project planning and implementation, resolved circuit issues
• Technical and engineering responsibility for baseband and application LAN services including VoIP, VTC, and office automation
TCF/SATCOM Technician Oct 03 – Oct 05, Spacelink International LLC, Baghdad, Iraq
• Provided Operations and maintenance support to the for Multi-National Forces Iraq , MNFI, Technical Control Facility and SATCOM terminals at the U.S. Embassy Complex in Baghdad, Iraq
• Maintained and troubleshot GBS satellite video networks, NET IDNX Multiplexers, Promina Equipment, FCC-100, and E1/T1 Multiplexers and various encryption equipment to include KG, KY, KIV and ancillaries
• Directed maintenance and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN terrestrial and satellite networks
Superintendent Deployable Communications Sept 02 – Oct 03, U.S. Air Force, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
• Supervised 36 personnel and managed Network Systems, Telephone Switching, and Satellite and Microwave Communications work centers
• Deployed communications assets to support Air Force hazardous missions
• Installed secure base communications with worldwide satellite and LAN/WAN connectivity including commercial networking equipment and tools (Cisco)
• Led team providing communications support for Operation Iraqi Freedom by installing 2,500 VoIP telephones, over 2,000 LAN connections, 12 microwave LOS links, and seven satellite terminals
Network Engineer July 99 – Sept 02, U.S. Air Force, NATO Headquarters, Lisbon, Portugal
• Designed and implemented telecommunication projects for multinational Army, Navy, and Air Forces
• Engineered voice and data systems over satellite and terrestrial microwave for NATO
• Managed communications branch of PABX, satellite and microwave LOS Systems, and technical control facility
• Engineered new base exchange, replace PABX with VOIP, and SONET/SDH microwave radio network projects
Engineering & Installation Team Chief Feb 97 – July 99, U.S. Air Force, McClellan AFB, California
• Led teams to install and commission Air Force satellite communications facilities, radio systems, fiber optic networks, IDNX multiplexers, and LANs
• Led 25-person team on a $25M installation project of Osan AB (Republic of Korea) LAN comprised of 23 ATM switching nodes, 2 routers, and 97 Ethernet Switches; terminated 12,000 fiber optic connections, and connected 10,000 computer users in 97 facilities to a 100-mile fiber optic cable network
• Installed and commissioned $8M MILSTAR Satellite facility
Satellite Communications Manager Feb 93 – Feb 97, U.S. Air Force, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
• Supervised 10 person satellite communications work center
• Prepared operation and maintenance budgets, scheduled Pacific Air Forces tactical satellite missions, and evaluated communications units on operational readiness
• Engineered satellite hub connectivity for 260 tactical satellite missions with voice and data
• Supported Pacific and Special Operations Command strategic and tactical Triband and UHF satcom missions
Satellite Communications Manager Feb 89 – Feb 93, U.S. Air Force, New Boston AFS, New Hampshire
• Supervised 18 technical personnel
• Managed operation and maintenance for AN/FSC-78 heavy earth station facility
• Contract Quality Control Evaluator for USAF satellite control network
• Maintained antenna control systems, HPA's, up and down converters, PSK modulators, time and code division multiplexers, low noise amplifiers, using BER and fiber optic test sets; network, spectrum, and protocol analyzers; power, frequency, and voltage meters; signal and sweep generators; and BIT equipment
Satellite Communications Technician Feb 79 – Feb 89, U.S. Air Force, Robins AFB, Georgia; Patrick AFB, Florida; Camp Red Cloud, Korea
• Performed O&M on a variety of UHF tactical and Ku/Ka/X/C fixed satellite communications facilities
• Repaired equipment to component level
• Electronic Engineering Technology, AS., Community College of the Air Force, Completed 1991
• Management Information Systems, BS. Candidate, Excelsior College (two courses to complete) Training
• USAF Advanced Leadership and Management Development Course
• USAF Satellite Communications Operations and Maintenance Course
• USAF Engineering and Installation Project Leader Course
• iDirect Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Initial and Advanced Courses
• Cisco Certified Network Associate
• Fiber Optic Certification
• FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
• Security Clearance: Secret /Previously held TS/SCI
• Veteran Honorably Discharged December 2003
References available upon request
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