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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:02-01-2014
     Last Modified:02-01-2014 (04:47)
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     Current job:Space Operations Mission Commander
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDetail oriented and knowledgeable space professional in satellite operations, foreign/domestic launch processing and operations, and providing space effects to global users.
    CV

    Clearance: TS/SCI (SBI/SCI), Clearance date: 03 Jan 2012,  Date of Rank: 14 Mar 2012

    SERVICE HISTORY

    May 13 – Present Space Operations Mission Commander, 614 AOC/CODO, Vandenberg AFB, CA Commands 24-member crew executing 24/7 JFCC SPACE combat ops in $18.5M ops center in support of global warfighter requirements.

    - Leads large scale technical complex projects/programs in the space and missile evolutionary stages. - Advises DoD and NSS clients of adverse/hostile activities affecting key space assets.

    - Alerts command authorities of global launch/space threat events to understand risks to on-orbit capabilities.

    - Holds in-depth knowledge of joint policy, military operations, and deliberate/contingency planning doctrine. - Performs orbital analysis on earth orbiting objects and to research, analyze, interpret, and present data and supporting analysis to management.

    - Maintains broad knowledge of established DoD and international conjunction prediction processes.

    - Possesses advanced operational knowledge of on-orbit systems, booster types, launch sites and domestic/commercial/foreign space capabilities.

    - Broad knowledge of USSTRATCOM, AFSPC, 50 SW, 21 SW, NRO, and 614 AOC procedures and policies. - Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

    Sep 10 – May 13 Deputy Chief, Force Enhancement Branch, 614 AOC/CODF, Vandenberg AFB, CA

    Second-in-charge of 45 member combat operations branch executing 24/7 JFCC SPACE mission in $18.5M joint ops center in support of global warfighter requirements.

    - Expert in launch, reentry, deorbit, decay, and breakup assessment regarding theater/strategic missile warning; provided decision-making analysis to JFCC SPACE, USSTRATCOM, and AFSPC senior leaders.

    - Developed new methods, procedures, and training for full-spectrum space support to global warfighters for fixed/rotary wing and special ops forces mission planning.

    - Performed orbital analysis/space surveillance/sensor management for JSpOC support of presidentially-tasked sensitive/specialized assets associated with space protection and National Technical Means.

    - Extensive experience with Microsoft Office 2013 (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

    May 08 – Sep 10 Force Enhancement Duty Officer (FEDO), 614 AOC/CODF, Vandenberg AFB, CA Force Enhancement Cell lead; member of 20-person crew which executed 24/7 combat operations in USSTRATCOM JSpOC.

    - Integrated multiple weapons systems, capabilities, and programs to provide full-spectrum space support to global warfighters for fixed/rotary wing, and special ops forces mission planning.

    - Coordinated with HHQ, combined AOCs, National Space Systems (NSS) clients, and deployed personnel to integrate space assets into combat operations.

    - Actively monitors detection/typing of space launch vehicles, guided missiles, and aerodynamic vehicles; analyzes normal and anomalous performance of launch systems.

    - De-conflicted multi-mission radars and sensors to meet space surveillance, missile warning, and missile defense requirements.

    - Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

    Jun 07 – May 08 1st Air and Space Test Squadron (1ASTS) Chief of Training, 1ASTS/DOT, Vandenberg AFB, CA

    Responsible for all unit training requirements to include launch campaign, recurring, supplemental, and ancillary.

    - Tracked/managed applicable Air Force Space Command, 30th Space Wing, 30 Launch Group, and unit Operating Instruction criteria per unit’s Concept of Operations.

    - Instructed members for qualification/certification per on-console Western Range duties for launch execution.

    - Briefed commanders on unit training status/launch team mission readiness; maintained all training records.

    - Participant in Western Range readiness reviews, dry and wet dress rehearsals, and on-console simulations.

    - Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).

    Aug 06 – Jun 07 30th Launch Support Squadron (30 LCSS) Space Operations Instructor, 30 LCSS/DOT, Vandenberg AFB, CA

    Developed spacelift training courses/materials IAW Instructional Systems Development (ISD) methodology. Lead effort in standardizing 30th Launch Group (LCG) training for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) for military, commercial, and National Security Space (NSS) clients.

    - Certified spacelift operations training program for compliance with higher headquarters (HHQ) directives.

    - Ensured Air Force launch crew members attained mission critical proficiency and maintained readiness to support the nation’s/launch customer’s spacelift mission.

    - Participant in Western Range readiness reviews, dry and wet dress rehearsals, and on-console simulations.

    - Extensive experience with Microsoft Office 2013 (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

    Jul 05 – Aug 06 ICBM Wing Codes Controller, 341 OSS/DOB, Malmstrom AFB, MT Ensured precise coding for 220 launch facilities (LF) and launch control centers (LCC).

    - Directly supervised flight production, control, issue, and recovery of over 3,500 code components critical to wing Emergency War Order (EWO) mission.

    - Ensured proper operation of wing code processing system (WCPS) and ICBM critical components. Operated equipment and assets valued at over $208M to produce, encode, and verify wing ICBM code components.

    Apr 03 – Jul 05 ICBM Combat Crew Commander, Squadron Command Post, 341 SW/10 MS, Malmstrom AFB, MT

    Commanded a combat-ready missile squadron consisting of 20 missile crews.

    - While on nuclear alert, responsible to the President, Secretary of Defense, and USSTRATCOM for the offensive space force application of 50 on-alert nuclear ICBMs, monitored 150 additional ICBMs and oversaw a $4.3B in weapon system assets.

    - Assumes command of wing combat assets in emergency/wartime environments. Supervised activities of nine operations, security, and support personnel at the MAF.

    - Squadron Code Change Representative, MAF Officer in Charge (OIC)

    Oct 01 – Apr 03 ICBM Combat Crew Deputy Commander, Squadron Command Post, 341 SW/10 MS, Malmstrom AFB, MT

    Second in command of combat-ready missile squadron consisting of 20 missile crews. - While on nuclear alert, responsible to the President, Secretary of Defense, and USSTRATCOM for the offensive space force application of 50 on-alert nuclear ICBMs, monitored 150 additional ICBMs and oversaw a $4.3B in weapon system assets.

    - Assumes command of wing combat assets in emergency/wartime environments. Assisted crew commander with supervising nine operations, security, and support personnel at the missile alert facility (MAF).

    - Squadron Code Change Representative

    Aug 00 – Apr 01 Student, Officer Space Prerequisite Training and Initial Qualification Training MM III REACT-A, 392 TRS, Vandenberg AFB, CA

    EDUCATION

    PME/Technical:

    2012 Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Advanced Instructor Training

    2008 Space 200; Air Force Trainer Course

    2007 Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Basic Instructor Course (BIC), earned Best Presenter Award; Squadron Officer School (correspondence)

    2006 Supplemental Officer Spacelift Course

    2000 Initial Qualification Training (IQT) MM III REACT-A, Officer Space Prerequisite Training (OSPT)

    Academic:

    2011 MA in Information Technology Management; Trident University, Cypress, California 2000

    BS in General Engineering with concentration in Social Science (emphasis in Law); United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS:

    2012 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    2010 Air Force Commendation Medal

    2008 Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    2006 Air Force Commendation Medal

    2005 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    2004 Global War on Terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Longevity Service

    2003 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    2001 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal

    2000 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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