Experienced Systems Analyst and Technical Writing professional offering 12+ years of experience, specializing in Space Situational Awareness and Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) for both the United States Air Force and the Department of Defense; tasking satellite platforms in support of multiple simultaneous worldwide operations. Keenly adept in Systems Analysis, Team Leadership, Program Testing, and Problem Resolution. Recognized for possessing exemplary skills in written and verbal communications, time management, organization, internal/external client management, and departmental operations. Easily establishes rapport; building trust and assurance with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and professional and technical levels. Highly qualified to manage projects involving aerospace command, control, and logistics.
Complex Technical Writing
Trouble-Shooting and Resolution
Advanced Technical Research
Technical Team Oversight
Training and Development
Credentials and Clearance:
Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Space Systems Operation Management. Top Secret Clearance (SCI) in Special Access Programs: Obtained 18 Apr 2012.
AT&T Government Solutions, Denver, CO
Senior Specialist Systems Analyst
2010 - 2013
Summary: Recruited to serve as a Senior Specialist Systems Analyst; partnering and interviewing end-users (warfighters) to develop system requirements which supported enhanced usability and increased data responsiveness; providing targeted guidance and direction for system engineers, architects and scientists. Supported Space Situational Awareness and Space Protection efforts through the organization, training and preparation of equip functions for specified Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) units participating in combat actions. Key deliverables included preparing technical reports and briefings, researching and analyzing acquisition documents, and authoring and editing technical procedural manuals to communicate technical specifications related to the project statement of work and requirements.
-Researched, analyzed, and briefed senior leadership on key Space Situational Awareness (SSA) issues and problem sets; providing recommendations for potential solutions in alignment with the statement of work (SOW).
-Partnered with multiple customers regarding systems analysis support to Space Control Forces on government acquisition and procurement processes and/or phases.
-Prepared and briefed leadership on Multi-Million Dollar program objectives and engineered and briefed space superiority architecture solutions and budgetary justifications to the Space Situational Awareness committee on behalf of the AFSPC.
-Utilized by technical leadership as an operational SME; providing guidance on ease of usability based on prior role as a Satellite Operator.
Northrop Grumman, Denver, CO
Satellite Systems Engineer
2008 - 2009
Summary: Certified as a Satellite Systems Engineer in Space Tracking and Surveillance Systems in November of 2008 after obtaining the Satellite Systems Engineer position with Northrop Grumman. As part of a team of 12, was charged in providing expertise with the Defense Satellite System, trouble-shooting and performing satellite/sensor anomaly resolution tasks in conjunction with the COLA (Collision Avoidance) system. Project required 24-hour supervision.
-Authored technical documentation to include manuals and specifications; meeting with SME’s to ensure alignment with SOWs and project parameters.
-Participated in numerous training and launch exercises; including participation in the launch and early orbit operations for two low earth orbit vehicles.
-Trained personnel on daily operating procedures through various on-the-job training tasks and scenario re-enactments.
Air Force Reserves, Schriever and Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO
2006 - 2011
Transferred to the Air Force Reserves after transferring from active duty. Served in a full-time capacity until 2008, and then served one weekend per month, two weeks per year, from 2008 until 2013. Transferred to Inactive Ready Reserves in 2013.
Space Systems Operator (2008 - 2011)
Summary: Obtained position after being certified as a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operator in the 6th Space Operations Squadron. Allocated 60% of time to operating the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program; ensuring system health and satellite status, downloading pertinent weather data. Additionally certified as an Instructor; allocating 40% of time to developing and facilitating advanced technical training to include Recurring Training and Mission Readiness; building simulator scenarios for trainees and instructing students in various phases of the DMSP training program.
Transferred from Readiness Flight Commander/Group Deployment Manager (2006 - 2007)
Summary: Oversaw centralized readiness functions/training for the 595 Space Group; providing policy and administrative guidance for five units while maintaining and reporting on AEF medical deployment statistics. Built Organizational Management Database which tracked training and deployment qualifications and aided Airmen with theater deployment preparations. Served as the Group point of contact for Redeployment Support Processes and Mission Capable Readiness; recognized by the Inspector General as the “unit’s strength”.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
United States Air Force, Altus AFB, OK
2002 - 2006
Served as an Active Member of the Unities States Air Force; assigned to increasingly responsible roles requiring independent judgment, discretion and a strong work ethic.
Group Executive Officer (2005 - 2006)
Summary: Assisted the Group Commander by managing all high-level administrative tasks such as briefings, reviewing of all group performance reports, and overseeing the Commander’s schedule. Ensured the group office ran effectively and efficiently even during a 50% personnel deployment to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina for 45 days. Prepared and presented up to 5 briefings each week; presenting to 50 personnel members. Planned and executed group responsibilities and formations for the Wing’s Change of Command ceremony.
Transferred from Squadron Section Commander (2004 - 2005)
Summary: Assisted the Squadron Commander in administering a 400-person squadron; providing transportation, supplies and logistical plans in support of the wing’s flying training mission. Oversaw command-level administrative and disciplinary procedures to include preparing letters of reprimand, Air Force Article 15 actions and involuntary separations; serving as the last official warning prior to termination. Reduced Squadron Commanders’ workload by 50% by closing out 212 Enlisted Performance Reports on Senior Airman.
Transferred from Assistant Chief, Personnel Relocations & Employment/ Unit Deployment Manager (2002 - 2004)
Summary: Directly supervised a team of eight individuals and charged in overseeing administrative personnel (HR) functions. Processed assignments, separations, promotions, relocation, and retirements actions for the Wing’s incoming and outgoing personnel; ensuring accuracy and timeliness of updates in the assigned data system. In the role of Unit Deployment Manager, oversaw wartime readiness training and administrative management for 125 personnel. Streamlined active-duty service commitment updates and training schedules between multiple Air Force entities. Recognized for a 100% on-time rate for 11 consecutive months by the Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Personnel Command.
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY, Denver, Colorado
Master of Science (M.S.): Space Systems Operation Management
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA, Missouri, Columbia
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Psychology
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Technical Proficiency: Power user of MS Office to include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Project. Able to utilize OS Comet as an administrative user.
Travel: Accustomed and willing to travel as required by the business to meet with clients and assess requirements.
Strong professional references available upon request.
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