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     Date Submitted:17-07-2016
     Last Modified:18-07-2016 (06:21)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Systems Operator
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite Systems Operator (5yrs) Satellite System Configurations (5yrs) C2 Systems (5yrs) Satellite Communication (5yrs) Satellite Ground Systems (5yrs) Test Automation (2yrs) Test Management (2yrs) Test Execution (2yrs) Test Planning (2yrs) Mil

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    A motivated, adaptable and responsible military veteran seeking a position in Space Operation position which will utilize the professional and technical skills developed through past work experiences in this field. I have a methodical, mission-focused approach to work and strong drive to see things through to completion.




    Community College of Denver

    AS, Mathematics

    2014 - Present


    University of Colorado Boulder

    BS, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering

    2017 - 2019  


    Community College of the Air Force

    2003 - 2014                  


    Certified Craftsman, Journeyman and Apprentice in Space System Operator Training

    2009 - 2014


    Certified Craftsman, Journeyman and Apprentice in Aircraft Armament Systems Training

    2003 - 2009                                    


    Work Experience


    May 2009 – June 2014

    Satellite System Operator               United States Air Force

    Performs satellite system configurations to optimize the SBIRS operation 

    Execute commanding with use of Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) and monitors state-of-health of the $3.2 billion Defense Support Program (DSP) constellation.

    Develops satellite command plans, emergency recovery, end-of-life testing and satellite disposal procedures.

    Predicts potential spacecraft subsystem and component failures and prevents future satellite subsystem faults.


    January 2010 – June 2014

    Unit Lead Safety/ Operational Risk Management            United States Air Force

    Plans, organizes, & directs squadron safety program encompassing 350 personnel and 2 satellite systems

    Focused on risk management and mishap prevention

    Advises Commander in developing & implementing operation/personal mishap prevention programs

    Oversees all mishap investigations, unit annual & spot inspections, and wing level safety education & training

    Conducts safety inspections/assessments of base facilities and operations; prepares written evaluation reports

    Consolidates mishap data, identifies trends, and recommends corrective measures to reverse any negative trends

    Investigates mishaps to identify causal factors and recommends corrective actions to prevent mishap recurrence

    Authors safety related articles; develops mishap prevention cross-tell; conducts training

    Provides technical safety/ORM training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit personnel on a wide range of work operation areas


    December 2011 – November 2013

    Suitability Test Lead             Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center  

    Writes test procedures, performs effectiveness tests, analyzes data and reports test results for mission management at Air Force level

    AFOTEC Det 4 Suitability testing system wide

    Air Force operation test acceptance of GEO satellite program and system limitations on current SBIRS platform

    Detects and documents system limitations in SBIRS introduction of new GEO satellite program development and switch testing

    Leads suitability evaluations of SBIRS operational test, while providing subject-matter expertise and oversight on operational test

    Defines test concepts, plans, funding, manpower and resources for operational testing of new satellites introduced to the SBIRS program

    The Air Force Achievement Medal awarded for developing the first-ever test plan for Air Force Space Command’s newest missile warning satellite, which led to the approval of the SBIRS first GEO satellite


    March 2007 – May 2009

                Weapons System Coordinator                   United States Air Force

    Coordinates maintenance actions on over 242 weaponized drones worldwide, worth over $550 million

    Monitors implementation of Unit weekly flying schedules and ensures daily flying schedule deviations are reported to higher Headquarters. 



    May 2003 – May 2009

                Aircraft Armament Maintenance                   United States Air Force

    Inspects, maintains, and repairs Alternate Mission Equipment and normally installed weapons equipment

    Modifies and updates aircraft systems and suspension equipment as directed by time compliance technical orders

    Performs functional checkout procedures on aircraft missile launchers and suspension systems to ensure the safety and reliability of the weapons systems.

    Installs and removes launchers, pylons, gun systems, and associated electrical components required to maintain aircraft weapons systems

    Accomplishes arm and de-arm procedures and maintains missile launcher and weapons pylon assemblies. 


    Hobbies and Interests


    I enjoy serving my community mentoring kids as a youth league football coach and hiking going on hikes with my family and friends.




    Lt Col Franc Roy

    Squadron Commander

    2nd Space Warning Squadron

    Buckley AFB, CO

    Email: franc.roy(at)


    Sergeant Subby Subramaniam

    System Crew Chief

    2nd Space Warning Squadron

    Buckley AFB, CO

    Email: m_subby(at)


    Chief Master Sergeant Steve Santos

    1st Sergeant

    2nd Space Warning Squadron

    Buckley AFB, CO

    Email: stephen.santos(at)


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