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     Date Submitted:19-05-2015
     Last Modified:08-03-2017 (04:56)
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     Current job:Advance Training SME for Space Operations
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     Keywords24 years of space operations experience including Global Awareness operations, Satellite Command and Control and Communications, Missile Warning, Optical Space Surveillance and Ground Systems. I have also been an Instructor, Quality Assurance Evaluator,

    Current Top Secret SBI/SSBI Clearance: Active (Investigation Date: 24 Jul 2012)


    DECISIVE AND COMMITTED PROFESSIONAL with 24 years of space operations experience including Global Awareness operations, kinetic and non-kinetic weapon systems, foreign weapon systems and organizations.     Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and seasoned project manager with quality assurance background.     Mission-driven team player and leader in managing cross company efforts through effective and motivating mentoring strategies.  Ability to organize, prioritize, and work under extreme pressure.  Advised the commander on procedures and policies affecting readiness, training, morale and discipline; directed all work priorities, maintenance efforts, and training. Created, coordinated and approved instructional material and courseware to include individual training, monthly recurring training, knowledge tests and performance scenarios.


    BS - Space Studies, American Military University, 2012

    Community College of the Air Force Professional Manager's Certificate, 2011

    AA - Space Ops Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2005

    CERTIFICATIONS: Quality Assurance


    Databases:       Patriot Excalibur

    Languages:      None

    Operating Sys: Windows 98/NT/XP/Vista

    Other:              MS Office (97-2013)



    Colorado Springs, CO

     Advance Training Subject Matter Expert

    Oct 16 – Present


    Supports the Ready Spacecrew Program (RSP) by utilizing the weapons and tactics model building training products intended to build upon existing courseware transforming today’s operators in warfighters of tomorrow.

    Maintains close relationship with the weapons and tactics shops and Intel organizations ensuring information is shared and incorporated into all training products for all AFSPC wings.

    Develops weapon system threat books, lesson plans, study guides, and related products to assist operator understanding on how to fight and win in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited space environment.

    Utilizes and understands the Instructional System Design process, Security Classification Guides, and all organizational style guides while creating, coordinating, and reviewing related training products.

    MILSATCOM, AFSCN, and Space Control Subject Matter Expert assisting units understand the advanced training concept and jump starting the advanced training program.  Offers advice and serves as a document writer for unit requirements.

    Linquest, Corp,

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Space Control Analyst

    Aug 15 – Oct 16


    Provides various Advisory and Non-Advisory services to HQ AFSPC ranging from Special Access Programs to unclassified systems. 

    Organize Train, and Equip functions with an emphasis on individual Directorate and Division roles throughout the acquisition lifecycle for the Space Control mission area weapons systems.

    2 Space Operations Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Colorado Springs, CO


    Feb 15 – Aug 15


    Analyzed crew member performance to correct adverse trends and suggested fix actions and process improvements to leadership. 

    Maintained high performance, high morale, and close integration between active duty and our reserve partners.

    460 Operations Support Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Aurora, CO


    2011 – 2015


    Led operations training, sustainment, intelligence, and tactics flights active duty, Reserve, Guard, and foreign mission partners delivering world class space-based missile warning to United States Strategic Command and Combatant Commanders supporting warfighters world-wide.

    Led Upgrades including the new Space Trainer implementation increasing productivity and shortening training time.

    76 Space Control Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Operations Superintendent

    2006 – 2011


    Orchestrated deployed Counter Communications System operations; ensured mobility readiness and training requirements resulting in 99.7% on time delivery rate. 

    Deployment experience and leadership training utilized for successful tour.

    21 Operations Support Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Global Awareness

    2003 – 2006


    Senior Quality Assurance Evaluator for the Ground-Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance System Contract; managed contract personnel, Performance Evaluations and Assessments, certificates of service, end of year bonuses, and performance fee assessments and distribution. 

    Transitioned the Navy Fence to the Air Force and led the study for Moron’s MOSS’ future.

    21 Operations Group, Detachment 4 (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Moron AB, Spain

    Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Operations Training

    2001 – 2003


    Created, coordinated, and approved thousands of pages of instructional material, study guides and courseware

    Led initial training, individual training, monthly recurring training, and supplemental training improving 100 member organization’s performance by 20%.

    Created knowledge tests and performance scenarios.

    12 Space Warning Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Thule AB, Greenland

    Crew Chief/Trainer

    2000 – 2001


    Authored continuous training program scripts ensuring crew proficiency on over 64 tasks and all components were maintained after initial and monthly training.

    Only dual certified person – Crew Chief and Space Console Operator plus instructor for both positions.

    4 Space Operations Squadron (AFSPC – Air Force)

    Colorado Spring, CO

    Satellite Operations/Trainer

    1998 – 2000


    Performed real-time commanding procedures to obtain satellite telemetry, provided data on critical ballistic missile track and foreign missile launch events.

    Catalogued objects in the deep space, and performed real time and stored pass plan commanding working closely with the Joint Space Operations Center and Air Force Space Command. 

    Performed as an instructor and scheduling manager.

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