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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:23-11-2016
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     Current job:Satellite Communications and Signals Analysis
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communications, Signals Analysis, Ground Station, Portable, Troubleshooting, Quality of Service, Space Control, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Data Analysis
    CV

    Signals Intelligence Analyst / Satellite Communications Systems (SATCOM) Specialist and Military Veteran with a Top Secret SCI+ Security Clearance and 9 years of proven experience in the United States Military. Accomplished measurable results while leading teams of 2 – 12 in a dynamic, fast - paced environment. Possesses a comprehensive background in Space Operations derived from conducting domestic and global operations. Managed risk upon multiple lines to protect assets, property and equipment valued over $2.8M while meeting the expectations of senior leadership. Possesses extensive knowledge in Information Operations. Recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance, professionalism and volunteer service. Career supported by a current pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of West Florida, Pensacola. Areas of expertise include Intelligence Research/Analysis

    Space Control

    Electronic Warfare

    Cyberspace Operations

    SATCOM Network Analysis

    Counter-space Operations


    Space Situational Awareness

    Command and Control

    Bit Stream Analysis


    Cyber Electromagnetic Activities

    Interference Detection

    Geo-location


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    UNITED STATES MILITARY – Various Locations 2009 – Present
    Satellite Communication Systems Analyst, Operator, Maintainer
    Responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. Maintains the multichannel tactical and strategic satellite communications for multiple departments across the military. Directly supports the Joint Special Forces community and the Department of Defense.
    ·Designed, implemented and maintained a mission critical product for an on-order globally deployable unit that reduced satellite acquisition time exponentially, increasing the unit's efficiency by 400% and resulting in being awarded a Commendation Medal
    ·Hand selected as one of five crew members to serve as an Electronic Warfare / Command and Control operator in the largest Joint Staff Directed Tier 1 exercise in the history of the Command, supporting five Combatant Commands; played an integral part in the ground breaking, first ever, highest-level certification of the system
    ·Chosen to demonstrate a technologically advanced, one-of-a-kind proof of concept to high ranking representatives from the National Security Agency, U.S. Air Force, and Joint Special Operations Command. The proof of concept later became a fully operational program
    ·Appointed to be part of an elite ten person team whose mission was to find innovative ways to use commercial off the shelf equipment beyond set parameters and demonstrate current and emerging capabilities to Combatant Commands,
    Major Commands and Government Agencies during 16 Joint Operational Exercises
    ·Selected and personally trained by a team of engineers to operate proprietary experimental systems. Became the Subject Matter Expert and provided feedback on concepts, requirements and shortfalls. Trained 15 others with varying occupations, backgrounds, skill sets and technical expertise to successfully operate the systems
    ·Highly proficient in troubleshooting, providing technical solutions, following established procedures, and thinking out of the box to provide solutions to situations as necessary.
    ·Active RF Spectral monitoring of geostationary communication satellites for Quality of Service (QoS) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection using Glowlink
    ·Configured and operated Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, and Power Meters for equipment calibration, and signal monitoring
    ·Performed services on AZ/EL Mount antenna control systems to include Antenna Control Units (ACU) and Servos
    ·Troubleshoot and perform QoS checks to the RF signal path on a multi-band SATCOM terminal
    ·Configured satellite Modems for TDMA and FDMA communications
    ·Peak and Pol of parabolic antenna systems for linear and circular polarizations (UHF, X, C, Ku, K, and Ka Feeds)
    ·Operated/maintained TWT High Powered Amplifiers (HPA) (X, C Ku, K and Ka)
     


    Signals Intelligence Analyst/Reporter
    ·Identified and collected intelligence from multiple classification levels, multiple sources, and multiple programs on a daily basis. Analyzed and produced actionable intelligence products to meet the challenging and dynamic needs of emerging unconventional space warfare capabilities.
    ·Highly trained in conducting Satellite Intelligence Operations with focus on Telemetry & Instrumentation, Payload Configurations, Networks, Traffic, Transponder Mapping, and Orbital Positions.
    ·Selected to be the Senior Command and Control operator during 12 real-time exercises. Utilized multiple computer applications and operational chat rooms simultaneously to orchestrate planning, tasking, and real time operations at the three star level.
    ·On-call to travel globally to conduct Satellite Signal Quality Analysis, Spectrum Monitoring, and intentional/nonintentional Interference Detection.
    ·Built relationships with joint ISR personnel to provide daily time-critical reports directly to the three star level
    ·Managed 150 soldiers in military specific requirements to include finance, professional development, academic development, and all aspects of Human Resource management
    ·Maintained Situational Awareness, and identification and prioritization of signals utilizing real-time Task Tracking time line to operate in a time-sensitive priority driven environment
    ·Regularly redacted/scrubbed documents to produce information for dissemination


    MISSION RESTAURANTS / PIZZA HUT – Navarre, FL 1999 – 2009
    Operations / Trainer / Multi-Store General Manager
    ·Responsible for the operations and profitability of multiple restaurants.
    ·Developed budgets, implemented controls.
    ·Recruited, hired, and trained over 300 employees including store managers.
    ·Member of multiple Chambers' of Commerce.
    ·Set a record 50% profit margin at a location that was previously performing in a "breakdown" status.
    ·Successfully controlled costs in "seasonal" stores where weekly profits ranged from $12000 a week in the off season to as high as $45000 a week during the summer.
    ·Selected by the Make a Wish Foundation to personally teach a terminally ill child to make his favorite pizza for his parents.


    NAVARRE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT – Navarre, FL 1999 – 2009
    Fire Fighter / President of local Firefighter's Association


    EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
    Current pursuit of a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of West Florida – 2018
    Completed Certification coursework toward: A+, NET+, SEC+. Goal is CEH, ITIL, CCNA.
    Communications Signals Collection and Processing (450)
    Space/Counter Space Operations
    SATCOM Cyber Operations
    Satellite Network Analysis 1&2
    Space Interference Analysis 1&2
    Certified Electronic Warfare Specialist
    Certified Command and Control Operations
    Bit Stream Analysis
    Digital Signal Processing
    Tactical (Portable) Satellite Communications Systems
    Strategic (Ground Station) Satellite Comms Systems
    Very Small Aperture Satellite Communications Systems
    Space Control Systems
    Advanced Space Control Systems
    Orbital/Celestial Mechanics
    Space Situational Awareness 1&2
    Electromagnetic/Environmental Effects on RF
    Communications
    Radio Frequency Spectrum Analysis 1&2
    Interference Detection and Geolocation System
    OPIR/SBIRS Fundamentals, Capabilities and Operations
    Satellite / Cellular Phone Information Operations
    Geolocation Theory
    Joint Staff Operations Security
    Advanced Leadership


    AWARDS
    Military Commendation Medal (2)
    Military Achievement Medal (2)
    Korean Service Medal
    Global War on Terror Expeditionary Service Medal
    Volunteer Fire Department Rookie of the Year


    SKILLS
    Single Scope Background Investigation SSBI, CI Polygraph Consent, Working in Special Access Environments SAP, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities CEMA, Space Intelligence Analysis and Dissemination, Counter-Space Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance ISR, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Battlespace IPB, SATCOM Cyber Space Operations, SATCOM Electronic Warfare Operations, Researching Emerging Space Threats,
    Researching Emerging Cyber Threats, USCYBERCOM Space Support, Midpoint, Information Operations IO, Computer Network Operations CNO, TENCAP, SIPRNET, NIPRNET, JWICS, NSANET, MCS, INTELINK, NASIC, Geospatial Intelligence GEOINT, Signals Intelligence SIGINT, Electronics Intelligence ELINT, Communications Intelligence COMINT, Human Intelligence HUMINT, Open Source Intelligence OSINT, MASINT, CYBINT/DNINT, FISINT-Space, Overhead Persistent Infra-Red OPIR, Space Based Infra-Red System SBIRS, 25th SRS Space Range
    Squadron, Space Aggressors, Space Test and Training Range STTR, ESPCS, Special Technical Operations STO, Operational Chat Rooms, Video Broadcast Operations, Combat Communications, Combat Operations, Non-Kinetic Effects, Space Situational Awareness SSA, Space Interference Analysis, Electronic Attack EA Principles, SATCOM Electronic Attack Analysis, SATCOM Technical Operations, GPS Fundamentals, C2 Command and Control
    Operations, Electronic Preparation of the Battlefield/Battlespace EPB, Electromagnetic Interference EMI, Jamming, Space Control, Space Operations, Counter Space Operations, Counter Communications, Researching Anti-Satellite Capabilities ASAT, Bit Stream Analysis BSA, Digital Signal Processing DSP, Exploitation, Task Collect Process Exploit Disseminate TCPED Cycle, TECH Reports, Glowlink Products, Time Difference of Arrival TDOA,
    Frequency Difference of Arrival FDOA, Combining Title 10 and Title 50 Capabilities, Integrating Space Cyber and Electronic Warfare Capabilities, Special Missions SMU, Multiple Crew Certifications, 24/7 Shift Work, Crew Changeovers, Gathering, Research, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Repairing, Maintaining, Responding to Alarms, Responding to Changes in the Environment, Systems Engineering, Peak and Pol, Proofs of Concept, Emerging
    Technology, Multi-Int, Multi-Source, Multiple Sources, Task Tracking Timeline, Google Earth, Using Multiple Software Applications Simultaneously, Spot Monitoring, MM Mission Management, Commercial off the Shelf Equipment COTS, Government off the Shelf Equipment GOTS, Technical Writing, Editing Databases, Word, Meteorology, Weather, Space Weather, Scientific Theories, Military Satellite Communications MILSATCOM, Communications Operations, TEMPEST Concepts and Adherence, Frequency Division Multiple Access FDMA,
    Time Division Multiple Access TDMA, Code Division Multiple Access CDMA, Spread Spectrum Methodology, Narrowband NB, Wideband WB, Counterterrorism CT, Very Small Aperture Terminals VSAT, LINUX Red Hat, Utilizing Cyber Tools, Utilizing Cyber Software, Utilizing Cyber Suites, Spoofing, Wireshark, Packet Capture PCAP, Zero Day Exploits and Vulnerabilities, Link and Nodal Analysis, Organization/Communication, Media Interface Relay Chat MIRC, CONUS, OCONUS, INMARSAT Products, Thuraya Products, RED FLAG, CENTCOM Experience, EUCOM Experience, PACOM Experience, Time / Task Management, Operating Systems, UNIX, Open
    Systems Interconnection Model OSI, Microsoft Office Suite MS OFFICE, ARCGIS, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Windows, PowerPoint, Excel, RF Instrumentation, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Multi-Task, Fast Paced, High Stress, Operational Environments, Decision Making Environments.


    STATUS
    Actively seeking employment in the defense sector.
    Available February 2017.
    Willing to relocate.


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