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     Date Submitted:21-02-2019
     Last Modified:21-02-2019 (07:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Operations Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Operations, Intelligence Analysis, Program and Project Management

                                                               CLEARANCE: Secret


                                                             Professional Experience


    United States Navy - USS Sioux City (LCS -11)               Jan 2014–Present

    Ships Intel Officer

    - Departmental leading Chief Petty Officer, led two divisions through a rigorous initial crew certification, outfitting and delivering a pre-commissioned ship on time and without incident. 

    - Senior ASTAC trained and maintained proficiency for six ASTAC’s and one SCAC in accordance with NATOPS and OPNAV Inst 1211.2

    - Trained and qualified 30 sailors in littoral combat ship (LCS) operations, ATFP, and shipboard firefighting allowing the crew to go ACC 100.

    - Designated as the Command Duty Intelligence Officer (CDIO), conducted daily Intel briefs, the team lead for the Ship’s Nautical or Otherwise Photographic Intelligence Exploitation (SNOOPIE) team responsible for identifying and reporting Vessels of Interest (VOI), Critical Contacts of Interest (CCOI) and aircraft.

    - Provided logistic support for three LCS ships commissioning’s, organized drivers for high level VIP guests, and  provided route management to all drivers.

    United States Navy – U.S. Defense Attaché Office              Aug 2011-Jan 2014

    Collection Manager (CM)

    - Streamlined strategic production reporting and quality assurance procedures for seven attaches resulting in over 1,300 reports produced with 56% of them evaluated by USC customers. Led to an overall increase of 20% in data production and a 10% increase in Major Significant evaluations compared to previous year.

    - Program manager for USDAO Rome’s classified funds in excess of $200,000 USD. Implemented programs, despite a 10% operational budget decrease and still increased reporting by 50%, while saving $21,000 USD for the organization.

    - Restructured and implemented a force protection program and processed over 80 diplomatic clearances for U.S. ship visits to Italy, directly contributing to improved military to military engagements.

    United States Navy – USS Momsen (DDG-92)                  Nov 2007-Aug 2011

    OI Division LCPO

    - As Training Supervisor (TRASUP), built the plans for qualification phase of Cruise Missile Tactical Qualification (CMTQ), FST-U, and single ship ASW certification resulting to Maritime Warfare Black “E” Excellence Award.

    - Led and mentored 22 sailors resulting in 270 professional qualifications, eight advancements, five ESWS qualifications and three Sailor of the Quarters.

    -  Underway watches included Surface Warfare Coordinator (SWC), CIC Watch Officer (CICWO), Tomahawk Database Manager (DM) and logged over 150 hours as ASTAC monitoring safety of flight.

    U.S. Naval Space Command                   Dec 2001-Aug 2006

    Operations Specialist                                              

    - As Space Surveillance Officer (SSO), operated assigned space systems to provide surveillance and warning, spacecraft telemetry and on-orbit engineering support.

    - 1 of only 3 personnel Navy wide to qualify as system operator during the deployment of the first-ever Navy space control system. Successfully testing and passing a proof of concept demonstration.

    - Facilitated the development of critical training plans, Joint CONPLAN’s and OPLAN’s, and participated in exercise planning and execution for current and future Naval Special Access Programs (SAP).

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)                         Aug 1997-Dec 2001

    Operations Specialist

    Trained and supervised 12 personnel in surface contact management, navigation, and shipping operations.

    - Ships Warfare Training Team member assisted in the development and execution of over 50 tactical scenarios during basic phase training cycle.

    - Assisted in evaluating 10 readiness and competitive exercises during the M-1 readiness level certification.



    -Associateof Arts in General Studies; American Military University, Charlestown, WV

    -Diplomain Auto Repair Technician; Thomson Education Direct

    -Journeyman, Computer-Peripheral-Equipment Operator (Clerical); Department of Labor

    -Microsoft CertificationNew Horizons


    Specialized Training

    Specialized Survival for Attaches; Joint Personnel Recovery Agency

    Special Security Representative Course; Defense Intelligence Agency

    Attaché Staff Training Program; Defense Intelligence Agency

    Individual Protective Measures Training; International Training, INC

    Multi-Tadil Track Data Coordinator (TDC)

    ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC)

    Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M) 4x Operator

    Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M) 4.0 Watch Officer COP Advance

    Inter-service Space Intelligence Operations Course (ISIOC)






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