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     Date Submitted:27-03-2016
     Last Modified:06-04-2016 (01:37)
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     Current job:Physics Instructor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsTechnical Manager, Project Manager, Leadership, Process Improvement



    M.S. in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015  (3.56 GPA)

    B.S. in Physics, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 2005  (3.32 GPA)

    ·       Inducted into the National Physics Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma

    Key Qualifications and Core Competencies

    ·       Yellow Belt, Lean Six Sigma

    ·       Top Secret Clearance, SCI

    ·       Leadership (Persuasive & Peer)

    ·       Project Management

    ·       Adaptability

    ·       Teaching and Mentoring

    ·       Problem Solving

    ·       Visionary Planning

    ·       Process Improvement

    EXPERIENCE: 2nd Lieutenant to Captain, U.S. Army

    Instructor, United States Military Academy (CPT)   West Point, NY                                             Jun 2015-present

    Taught 4 sections (65 students total) of Advanced Physics covering 160 lessons and 32 laboratory periods at the premiere leadership development institution in the world. Counseled and mentored 20+ future officers of the U.S. Army. Provided feedback on their learning and ability to communicate through informal and formal assessments.

    ·       Developed students’ complex problem solving skills by modeling conceptually-challenging problems in class. Tested knowledge retention using written and oral techniques.

    ·       Provided constructive feedback and mentored students on considering sources of potential error in order to understand all possible environmental impacts on measurements and experiments.

    Space Control Team Executive Officer(CPT)       Colorado Springs, CO                                 Apr 2011-Jun 2013

    Oversaw maintenance program for communications equipment and government vehicles valued at $10M. Coordinated with external agencies and units including government contractors, civilians, and military personnel. Directed the security program for multiple locations; ensured compliance in areas such as personnel security, physical security, and information security.

    ·       Spearheaded the Emergency Back-Up Communication System (EBUCS) full capability proof-of-concept demonstration to prove the effectiveness of a highly visible and sought-after capability. Conducted planning, created operations plans and operating procedures, conducted site surveys, coordinated and executed overseas equipment shipment and personnel travel. Project success was noted by senior level management and entire team of 14 people received performance awards.

    ·       Single-handedly resurrected a one-of-a-kind large footprint mobile communications system worth $20 million that had been dormant for 18 months; efforts resulted in the system receiving information assurance accreditation for the first time.

    ·       Saved the Army and taxpayers $20K in new purchases by utilizing refurbished Army equipment and parts from other programs.

    Unit Communications Officer (CPT)                   Fort Lewis, WA                                                Apr 2008-Sep2010

    Advised the commander and staff on all communications support matters and recommended priorities and courses of action. Led an 8-person section that established voice, data, and video services for the unit operations center in order to communicate with higher headquarters and subordinate organizations in remote locations.

    ·       Led the project to get fiber network connectivity to the Provincial Reconstruction Team for Diyala Province, Iraq. Resulted in significant increase in throughput for project management documents sent by Department of State officials and military leadership.  Awarded Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service.

    ·       Integrated the unit’s first Command Post Node, satellite communications and local area network equipment. Led team that provided digital connectivity to higher headquarters and the internet for the first time while in the field.

    ·       Led section during a field training exercise providing over-the-horizon secure radio communications to support integrated unit training and certification in preparation for a 12-month Iraq deployment.

    ·       Supervised the induction and maintained accountability of 150 pieces of heavily used and outdated equipment into a refurbishment and replenishment program enabling the unit to return to 100% readiness for the next deployment.

    ·       Created and managed a SharePoint website for knowledge management and daily operations within the organization.

    Executive Officer(1LT)                                      Fort Lewis, WA                                            May 2007-March 2008

    Second in command of a 76-person unit in direct support of combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Supervised the motor maintenance, supply, and accountability of 37 tactical vehicles, 10 cargo trailers, 12 communication assemblages, and 27 power generation platforms with a value in excess of $40 million. Directly supervised and mentored 16 people.

    ·       Selected to be a purchasing officer in order to buy mission critical supplies. Accounted for and personally responsible for $8k in cash per month for 13 months of combat operations.

    ·       Organized and supervised the movement of personnel and equipment out of Iraq including the packing, customs inspection and shipment of 17 20-foot containers. No loss of equipment over a 6,800 mile trip.

    ·       Managed the equipment replenishment and refurbishment schedule for the company by tracking hundreds of pieces of equipment worth over $30 million without losing a single item.

    ·       Established maintenance and supply procedures that guaranteed a smooth transition into stateside operations. Heavily advised new commander after 80% turnover in leadership in 7 months. Organization continued to meet all goals.

    Team (Platoon) Leader & Staff Officer(2LT)       Fort Lewis, WA                                                Dec 2005-Apr 2007

    Planned, coordinated, and executed combat net radio communications support for eight command posts. Supervised the installation, operation, maintenance, and accountability of 7 mobile radio-frequency communications platforms, 20 tactical vehicles, and 9 power generation units valued in excess of $10 million. Supervised and mentored 20 people.

    ·       Led a 20-person infrastructure and operations team that established a secure voice and data radio communications network over 78 square miles of urban terrain for over 4,000 mobile and stationary customers. Supervised the team to achieve 98% coverage with 99% reliability over 8 months of 24/7 operations.

    ·       Installed, operated, and maintained the radio network backbone that allowed a 4,000-person organization to reliably communicate over encrypted channels across hundreds of square miles of northern Iraq during combat operations.

    ·       Tracked the operation of all major communications assets throughout the organization including seven organic units and two attached units. Conducted daily and weekly briefings to leadership in support of decision making involving allocation of resources.


    ·       Possesses leadership and communication skills required for effective interaction with various levels of employees, from mentoring those with less experience to providing recommendations to management for higher level decision making.

    ·       Extensive experience working in a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) environment, marking and handling classified documents, information security, personnel security, and physical security.


    ·       Space control

    ·       Satellite system architecture

    ·       iDirect and Comtech VSAT platforms

    ·       Configuring and deploying networks

    ·       Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations

    ·       TCP/IP addressing and sub-netting

    ·       Radio Frequency bands (HF, VHF, UHF, SHF, EHF)

    ·       Signal processing technologies

    ·       WAN & LAN routing and switching

    ·       Defense Information Systems Network

    ·       Communications Security

    ·       GPS architecture


    Graduate Student,University of Pennsylvania        Philadelphia, PA                                                           May 2015

    Researched the electrical properties of Graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition for use in field-effect transistor devices and ultra-sensitive biosensors for cancer and disease detection. Completed graduate course work in Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic Phenomena, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics.

    Student, Signal Officer’s Advanced Course              Fort Gordon, GA                                                          Mar 2011

    ·       Exceeded course standards by graduating as number 4 out of 40 students with an academic average of 94.58%.

    ·       Volunteered to lead and participate in the pathfinder Program, which provides leadership, counseling, and mentoring to the lieutenants attending the Signal Officer’s Basic Course.


    ·       Space Operations Officer Qualification Course

    ·       Electromagnetic Interference Fundamentals Course

    ·       Satellite Communications Advanced Course

    ·       Space 200, National Security Space Institute

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