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     Date Submitted:17-01-2019
     Last Modified:17-01-2019 (08:39)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communications Officer at Naval Space Command Systems Engineer for Boeing on the Connexion by Boeing System. Conducted Site Surveys and Installations of Satellite Ground Stations Worldwide Engineered , Installed and Tested Maritime Wideband

    Technical Project Manager | Systems Engineer

    Independently motivated and results driven Project Manager and Systems Engineer with 20+ years of experience driving development and implementation of complex communications solutions in the Aerospace, Maritime, and Defense industries.  Natural leader with talent for building, developing, and motivating peak performing teams to ensure mission success. Unmistakable professional integrity, disciplined work ethic, and commitment to success.


    Areas of Expertise:

    ▪  Project/Program Management

    ▪  Systems Requirements

    ▪  Wideband Satellite Communications

    ▪  Budget/Resource Management

    ▪  Project Plans/Scope

    ▪  Military Data & Systems Integration

    ▪  Data Analysis/Reporting

    ▪  Ground Station Requirements

    ▪  Engineering Designs

    ▪  Lifecycle Cost Analysis

    ▪  Installation Plans

    ▪  Design Review Board Preparation

    ▪  Team-Building/Leadership

    ▪  Configuration Management

    ▪  Project Tracking/Timelines



    Held Top Secret clearance during US Naval career and Secret clearance during tenure with Boeing.

    Began naval career as an enlisted man and was selected for the Broadened Opportunities for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program. Retired as a Lieutenant Commander after 20 years.

    Led the P-8 Technical Interchange meeting for Australian anti-submarine variant as facilitator between the US Navy and the Australian Navy to deliver new capabilities to aircraft being purchased from Boeing and the US government and to ensure compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

    Resolved a critical outage issue affecting the Connexion by Boeing program’s maritime antenna. Analyzed signal strength data, reengineered antenna placement, and generated antenna patterns to inform ship’s crew when superstructure would block satellite. Detailed root cause analysis and corrective actions resulted in 95% availability of 24/7 system.

    As Satellite Communications Branch Head, briefed Commanders of Pacific, Atlantic, and European Commands on availability of satellite transponder assets. Successfully petitioned the Chief of Naval Operations for funding to contract satellite assets to increase bandwidth for the afloat navy.

    Presented findings of Maintenance Interval Determination and Optimization Tool (MIDOT) in support of the 787 Maintenance Engineering Program to the Air Transport Association.

    Presented the Boeing Phantom Works Radio Frequency Identification research to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), comprising approximately 10 officers from all branches of the US military.

    Selected to write the Concept of Operations for the Indian Navy Logistics and Training as part of the support package being negotiated with the purchase of P-8 Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft. Wrote Concept of Operations for the Wedge-Tail (Boeing E-7A) Anti-Air Warfare aircraft on the use of wideband satellite communication for the Australian Air Force.


    The Boeing Company               2002 – 2016

    Systems Engineer | 2010 – 2016      

    Boeing Military Aircraft Division—Kent, WA

    Performed trades studies, provided technical support, and analyzed data to establish warfare specifications for secure network communication mission system. Conducted gate reviews of Systems Requirements Review Board (SRR) and Preliminary Design Review Board (PDR) through Critical Design Review Board (CDR) to meet customer expectations and desired capabilities. Developed systems requirements for aircraft wideband satellite communications systems, creating Wideband Satellite Communication Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Segment Context Diagrams, and Functional Flow Block Diagrams to facilitate analysis and refining of functional requirements. Managed requirements verification/validation for Defensive Management System Modernization Program and the Common Very Low Frequency Receiver.

    Updated Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS). Led change management correspondence status briefings and maintained Interface Change Notices (ICNs) and Interface Control Coordination Memorandum (ICCM) as member of Configuration Control Board (CCB) for government bombers and weapons contracts.

    Performed configuration management functions for Stealth Bomber (B-1), Air Launched Cruise Missile, and Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile Programs.

    Developed and delivered presentation to report on operational analysis of the F-22 Stealth Fighter, Sustainability and Affordability Program to upper management. Analyzed >95% of repair data to develop plans for cost reduction and improved engineering design.

    Delivered new product development research and project management support for Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (P-8) program. Reviewed small business innovations (SBIR) and proposed technologies, identified associated potential applications, determined viability for anti-submarine aircraft integration, and assisted with related technology development.

    Created six new sonar and communication integration systems for improved mission effectiveness.

    Developed CONOPS for Indian Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft in performance-based logistics and training.

    Systems Engineer | 2006 – 2010

    Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology Division—Tukwila, WA

    Developed technical/operational requirements for Maintenance Interval Determination and Optimization Tool in support of 787 commercial aircraft. Tested/validated web-based tools, integrating upgrades and functionality to deliver user-friendly applications to Boeing Maintenance Engineers. Established baseline maintenance intervals for Boeing 787 using datamining techniques to reduce customer logistics and maintenance costs. Conducted research, development, and test evaluations of ability of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enhance parts traceability, reduce maintenance cycle times, and improve data accuracy via automation of  maintenance data capture function on aircraft critical items.

    Awarded Unites States Patent No: US 9,041,533 B1, May 26, 2015

    Engineering Scientist | 2002 – 2006 

    Connexion By Boeing Division—Tukwila, WA

    Played instrumental role in engineering design and definition of integration requirements of the Connexion Maritime Satellite Internet System for Commercial Shipping. Organized and led Maritime System Preliminary Design Review Boards, Critical Design Review Boards, and the Installation Review Board. Independently analyzed system diagnostics to determine root cause of system outages and recommended corrective action. Provided technical support for global rollout of Satellite Ground Stations. Defined/documented requirements, and developed statements of work (SOWs). Oversaw program management of satellite gateway’s Service Readiness Reviews, PDR, and CDR, establishing satellite ground-based infrastructure.

    Installed, upgraded, and maintained Connexion by Boeing Wideband Satellite Ground Station equipment at the Leukerbad, Switzerland; Ibaraki, Japan; and Littleton, Colorado Satellite Ground Stations.

    Achieved 95% availability of 24/7 satellite system through detailed analysis and diagnosis of system data.

    Conducted comprehensive survey of the Ibaraki, Japan satellite ground station equipment and antennas to assess feasibility of operating with Connexion by Boeing Wideband Satellite Internet System.

    Coordinated with AsiaSat and Ibaraki Gateway management to analyze transponder and ground station data to enable Japanese licensing certification of the satellite link and ground antennas.


    United States Navy              1985 – 2003

    Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe | 2001 – 2002

    Director, Command Control Computers Communications Intelligence—London, UK

    Served as IT Director to oversee Command Control Computers. Led 40 military and 6 civilian personnel responsible for Information Technology and Communications systems. Managed department’s administration, financial, and training programs.  Ensured operability of base-level information infrastructure and adherence to CINUSNAVEUR headquarters requirements.

    Executed proactive lifecycle maintenance of headquarters computer networks. Maintained and supported desktop connectivity. Managed standard network configurations for desktops, servers, switches, hubs, and routers across the enterprise. Directed operations, administration, and maintenance of the Global Command and Control System, classified and unclassified wide area networks (WAN) supporting 1600+ client workstations for the UK to US WAN, Netherlands to US WAN, and the Defense Messaging System and Message Distribution System.

    Led network migration to Windows 2000, Computer Associate Unicenter to remotely deliver Internet Explorer, information assurance vulnerability patches, and several other required applications.

    Improved command’s information infrastructure (budget of $1M+) by developing strategic plan and identifying programs for long-term improvements to information systems, including installation of Navy and Marine Corps Internet.

    Naval Space Command | 1998 – 2001  

    Branch Head, Satellite Communications Branch—Dahlgren, VA

    Coordinated operation and maintenance of satellite link terminal afloat or ashore, maximizing efficiency in terminal use. Coordinated terminal operations with ship/station facilities control and ensured adequate logistics support. Scheduled maintenance in accordance with terminal’s operations schedule. Identified operations concepts, requirements, and bandwidth utilization in Department of Defense communications for full range of radio frequency spectrum (UHF, SHF, EHF, and HF). Subject matter expert (SME) in exploiting commercial SATCOM and Global Broadcast Services. Exploited commercial satellite communications technology, including the Commercial wideband Satellite program and INMARSAT High Speed Data, to increase usable bandwidth for the military and to optimize military satellite communications resources. Supervised integrated contractor staff with military operations center personnel of 26 SATCOM experts supporting fleet and joint community in global SATCOM operations of 5 military systems. Assured 24/7 operations in support of Fleet/Marine forces on the rapidly evolving commercial satellite program and INMARSAT High Speed Data program. Led quarterly SATCOM Operational Manager meetings with CNO, OPNAV, SPAWAR, and Fleet CINCs.

    Hand-picked to serve on command’s strategic planning team, offering insight in assessing and validating the command’s mission and function for next decade.

    Drafted watch-stander standard operating procedures (SOPs) and presented comprehensive SATCOM briefings to flag officers/VIPs as well as fleet staff and operators.

    Assessed effectiveness of Challenge Athena (wideband satellite communications) coverage and recommended resources to meet operational shortfalls in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    Member of Crisis Action Team (CAT) for Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom and Ulchi Focus Lens. Key member on CAT during computer network defense and annual Korean peninsula exercises.

    Nominated for the Copernicus Award for excellence in C4I, Information Systems and Information Warfare.

    Previous Naval Assignments

    Logistics Plans Officer (Lieutenant Commander)                                                      1994 – 1996 

    Pacific Northwest Naval Surface Group—Oakland, CA


    Operations Officer (Lieutenant)                                                                                   1993 – 1994 

    USS Niagara Falls—Apra Harbor, Guam


    Assistant Chief Engineer/Damage Control Assistant (Lieutenant)                          1990 – 1992

    USS Sacramento—Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, WA


    Communications Officer/Top Secret Control Officer (Lieutenant)                           1988 – 1990 

    USS Long Beach—San Francisco, CA


    Electronics Material Officer/Electronic Warfare Officer (Lieutenant)                        1987 – 1988

    USS Brooke—San Francisco, CA



    Pride at Boeing – RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tags project (2007)

    Pride at Boeing –Provided by Phantom Works, Support & Services Thrust for exceptional performance

    Pride at Boeing – For exemplary work with the 787 MIDOT team in research of reliability data for multiple working group disciplines.

    Pride at Boeing – For valuable contributions to the Phantom Works Support and Services Materials Management Asset Viability team.

    Pride at Boeing – For coordinating a week-long Boeing Puget Sound tour for Captain Masiglia.

    Pride at Boeing – For Connexion by Boeing Global Rollout (2004)

    Pride at Boeing – For Connexion by Boeing, Data Center Services (2003)

    United States Patent No. 9041533B1

    US Navy Meritorious Service Award

    Joint Service Commendation Medal

    Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Awards)

    Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards)

    Navy Unit Commendation

    Navy Battle “E” Excellence Ribbon (3 Awards)

    National Defense Service Medal (2 Awards)

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Awards)

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3 Awards)

    Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

    Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

    Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

    Expert Pistol Shot Medal

    Expert Rifleman Medal



    Naval Postgraduate School —Monterey, CA             1998

    Master of Science– Space Systems Operations

    Thesis: Teledesic’s capabilities to meet future Department of Defense Wideband Communications requirements


    University of Idaho —Moscow, ID            1985

    Bachelor of Arts – History 


    University of Washington – Tacoma, WA              Mar 2018 – Present

    Security and Network Specialist Certification

    Coursework: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco IP Routing, Cisco IP Switched Networks, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


    Naval War College —Newport, RI          2001

    Professional - Joint Maritime Operations and National Security Decision Making


    University of Washington – Tacoma, WA

    Security and Network Specialist Certification (Mar 2018 – Present)

    Project Management Professional and Organizational & Behavioral Leadership



    Project Management Institute (PMI ) – Project Management Professional  (PMP) | Exp. 2021

    Cloud Genius- Cloud Technologies, Cloud DevOps, Cloud Architecture

    Space Surveillance Officer, Operations Center Qualified

    Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) – Member

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