- Active DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) / Top Secret Security Clearance (SSBI) – 17 Feb 2015
- 18 years space / missile mission experience including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and satellite Command and Control (C2)
- 1.5 years mission payload operations experience on the SBIRS ballistic missile warning satellite constillation
- Eight years C2 operations, mission planning and payload operations experience on the NFIRE research and development (R&D) spacecraft
- Proficient in Satellite Tool Kit (STK), FreeFlyer, AstroRT/Labview, Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD), Distributed Communications Controller (DCC) and Microsoft applications
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems -- Field Engineer
Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Mission Payload Engineer (MPE)
2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
2015 - Present
*Provide 24-hour/7-Day support to the USAF for the operations of the SBIRS ballistic missile warning weapon system; delivering timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers.
*Provides technical advice to USAF on sensor capabilities, mission sensor State of Health (SOH) and real-time post event mission analysis
*Creates scenarios for USAF Red Flag exercise; allows mission operators to increase their understanding of the SBIRS weapon system
*Produces highly superior products covering all aspects of MPE duties; allows easy implementation on the Ops floor and eliminating confusion
*Generated and streamlined checklist procedures for the next generation (Block 10) ground console; creating a repository of information that is transferrable between team members
*Routinely requested by USAF evaluation personnel to address satellite payload performance; guiding training and development scenarios
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems -- Field Engineer
Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) Track Sensor Payload Operator (TSP)
Missile Defense Agency Space Center, Schriever AFB, CO
2007 - 2015
*Design and execute scripts to test satellite parameter changes and system updates; report results to Configuration Control Board
*Led 16 month testing period of new Hyper Temporal Imaging (HTI) software patch; confirmed HTI data can be obtained from space; developed on-orbit DCE for testing the HTI patch functionality using specific guidelines set by the NFIRE Science Team
*Generated a new Data Collection Event (DCE) on-orbit script for FTM-19; during testing I identified 2 errors in the Experiment Requirements Document (ERD) that would have led to a failed experiment
*Created and tested new on-orbit experiment for a North Polar Vortex DCE; the principle scientist/investigator was impressed with my attention to detail after questioning abnormal parameters; prevented failure of the mission
*Operate the NFIRE simulator to verify the expected outcome of each on-orbit DCE and experiment
*Analyze post-mission payload telemetry to verify collection of mission data, success of mission experiment and health of the spacecraft
*Create experimental mission timelines, evaluate functionality of on-orbit TSP experiment scripts; ensures accurate mission objectives
*Generate, review and update operational procedures and job aids in support of existing and emerging operational requirements
*Recognized by Northrop Grumman for my work on the NFIRE back-up site being shut down; required a total change in mission procedures
*Successful satellite operations in support of NFIRE mission 2B; tracked the ignited third stage of an ICBM class target through the near field range; earned 2008 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Annual Team Award for Technology
*Create and upload the Stored Program Command Queue (SPCQ) containing the next day’s Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and Universal Space Network (USN) operations schedule; allowing the satellite to operate when out of view of ground station antennas
United States Air Force
Officer in Charge, Procedures
1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
2006 - 2007
*Key advisor to the Director of Operations regarding procedures to resolve on-orbit/ground system anomalies and equipment failures
*Led a four person shop responsible for the development, maintenance and accuracy of 150 item, 20,000+ page document inventory
*Conducted validity assessments of submitted technical order change requests for all operations and emergency procedures
*Directly responsible for integrating procedural changes and updates to mission-ready training and evaluation programs
Global Positioning System Instructor / Evaluator
50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
2005 - 2006
*Senior 1 SOPS Instructor responsible for developing and presenting all classroom and simulator training materials for over 100 personnel
*Hand-selected Evaluator; responsible for ensuring the highest operations proficiency and system readiness across the crew force
*Standardized operational training and evaluation materials IAW Instructional Systems Development (ISD) directives
Joint Mission Analysis Cell Information Manager
Force Headquarters, United Nations Mission in Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia
*Performed daily intelligence briefs as well as weekly summaries of local/regional threats to the UN Military Force Commander and staff
*Spearheaded analysis of regional/internal threats to ensure mission success and maximum protection of UN personnel and Liberian citizens
*Conducted intelligence collection activities on suspected movements of mercenary and child soldiers to neighboring countries
1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
2003 - 2005
*Directly responsible for the command, control and maintenance activities of four distinct satellite constellations -- GPS, DSP, MSX and ACE
*Led 20 person crew conducting end-of-life testing and final commanding during critical disposal operations for ailing GPS satellite
*Led crew of 12 personnel during launch and early orbit operations for six GPS Block IIR/IIR-M launches -- 100% success rate
*Led operations crew in real-time operations and crisis response during a Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX) satellite vehicle anomaly
*Execute station keeping, spin control and relocation Delta-v firings, maximizing mission effectiveness
*Certified as a Satellite Systems Operator on the Global Positioning System (GPS) -- responsible for transmitting/verifying day-to-day satellite health commands as well as emergency power management
Chief, ICBM Operations Crew Scheduling & Personnel Reliability Program / Security Manager
91st Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
1998 - 2003
*Managed currency of Secret/Top Secret security clearances for 115+ personnel and security oversight/access to seven controlled areas
*Selected as Professional Performer during two AFSC ICBM Readiness Inspections (2000 & 2003); an honor reserved for top 5% of the wing
*Responsible for accurate and timely PRP actions affecting qualifications, suspensions and certifications for 90+ officer/enlisted personnel performing critical and controlled nuclear weapons duties
*Led 10 personnel responsible for developing and monitoring duty schedule resulting in 3900 total alerts for more than 220 crewmembers
*Hand-picked Staff Instructor; responsible for classroom and missile procedures simulator instruction for the Minuteman III ICBM
*Earned coveted “Highly Qualified” rating on seven combat mission ready evaluations leading to more than 250 error-free crew alerts; earning the Air Force Space Command Crewmember Excellence Award
*Served as Combat Crew Commander, responsible for command, control, and launch of 450 ICBMs
Central Michigan University
Master of Science - Administration
-- Concentration in Information Resource Management
Bachelor of Science - Industrial Technology (Engineering)
-- Minor in Business Administration
Squadron Officers School
Global Positioning Satellite Initial Qualification Training
Minuteman III Initial Qualification Training
Undergraduate Space and Missile Training
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