CV: Satellite System Crew Chief



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 Date Submitted:06-05-2014
 Last Modified:06-05-2014 (02:11)
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 Current job:Satellite System Crew Chief
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
 KeywordsSatellite Operations, Training, Instruction, Testing



  • Active U.S. government TS/SCI security clearance and U.S. Citizenship
  • 11+ years of experience operating military satellite systems
  • Proven ability at solving problems in high-pressure, fast-paced environments
  • Results-driven manager with successful record of leading effective teams




2010-present Satellite System Crew Chief/Ground System Operator U.S. Air Force, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

  • Supervised 15-member team translating best practices into technical operations procedures for 300+ satellite operators
  • Led 7-member crew managing network configurations to provide reliable data paths and communications for $16 billion missile warning satellite system
  • Managed routine operations as well as malfunction troubleshooting for a worldwide network of 20+ antennas and ground stations
  • Maintained communication links between ops center and $3.2 billion Defense Support Program satellite constellation
  • Directed hardware/software configurations of equipment on-site as well as around the world to enhance performance of space-based sensors
  • Provided operator insight into design and testing of next generation space-based missile warning satellite network


2008-2010 Manager of Standardization/Evaluations Office U.S. Air Force, Morón Air Base, Spain

  • Performed all operations tests and evaluations for the $5 million Morón Optical Space Surveillance System
  • Utilized exceptional verbal and written communication skills to manage and implement training and evaluation programs for space operators
  • Analyzed crew member performance to correct adverse trends and optimize process enhancements


2007-2008 Missile Warning Crew Chief/Instructor U.S. Air Force, Thule Air Base, Greenland

  • Led military and contractor design and test teams responsible for missile defense operations integration at Thule Air Base
  • Coordinated construction, hardware installation, software development, testing and operations at extremely remote location
  • Operated a $500 million dollar radar detecting missile launches and earth orbiting satellites
  • Provided critical tactical warning data enabling attack assessment against North America


2003-2007 Defense Satellite Communications System Satellite Vehicle Operator/Instructor U.S. Air Force, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

  • Managed and conducted training programs for 200+ operators of $2.1 billion military satellite communications system
  • Designed training program for new $146 million satellite command and control network
  • Led 3-person mission control team in charge of all spacecraft functions, commanding, verifications and troubleshooting
  • Analyzed spacecraft information to determine operational status and continually optimize performance and stability of satellite communication systems


1999-2003 Electro-Mechanical Team Chief U.S. Air Force, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

  • Led team performing maintenance on 200 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
  • Troubleshot and repaired faults on physical security, power distribution, and command and control systems
  • Used, inspected, and ensured accountability for support/test equipment, tools, and special-purpose vehicles
  • Ensured proper handling, storage, and disposition of hazardous materials


  • Bachelor of Science, Space Studies, American Military University, expected graduation in August 2014
  • Associate of Applied Science, Air and Space Operations Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
  • Associate of Applied Science, Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
  • Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Systems Course, U.S. Air Force
  • Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Course,U.S. Air Force
  • Defense Satellite Communications System III Satellite Vehicle Operator Course,U.S. Air Force
  • Enlisted Space Prerequisite Training,U.S. Air Force
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy,U.S. Air Force
  • Airman Leadership School,U.S. Air Force

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