Communications Specialist

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A Competitive Leader, Veteran, and Communications Specialist with 20+ years of experience designing and developing telecommunications unit operations, including radio frequency/repair and electronic theory.
An industry expert in electronic data recovery (EDR) of logical and physical data on various storage devices utilizing specialized hardware and software tools.
Acquired in-depth knowledge of modern telecommunications and network systems as well as principles, practices, terminology, and trends in telecommunications or network engineering and administration in the public safety communications field.
Equipped with an excellent work ethic, a desire to succeed, and a sense of absolute integrity to achieve exceptional outcomes while handling demanding workloads with maximum efficiency.


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Education

Oct 1990-Mar 1991 Field COMSEC Equipment Repair @ United States Army Signal Center
May 1997-Aug 1997 Radio Repairer Transition @ Munitions and Electronic Maintenance School
Feb 1998-July 1998 Radio Repairer @ Munitions and Electronic Maintenance School
Oct 2005-Dec 2005 Electronic Maintenance and Calibration, Phase I & II @ Munitions and Electronics School
Mar 2003-May 2005 Bachelor of Science (BS) – Electronic Systems Technologies @ SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Experience

March 2022 - Present MI Systems Maintainer Integrator @ CACI

Spearhead the development of activities and operations for the assigned TROJAN Special Purpose Integrated Remote Intelligence Terminal (SPIRIT), including the planning, development, acquisition, testing, integration, and modification of the enterprise and public safety telecommunications systems.
» Install cabling and wiring for systems and peripheral equipment and troubleshoot networked components such as routers, hubs, bridges, and switches.
» Maintain or replace parts to keep the systems fully operational utilizing required test equipment spanning oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, RFI test set, and signal generator.
» Analyze systems and RF equipment malfunctions and implement effective solutions.
» Verify proper destruction of superseded Crypto/Classified documents or equipment.

Jan 2018-Feb 2022 Contingency Communications Radio Country Lead @ ManTech

Employed in-depth knowledge of P25 Motorola XTS 5000, XTL 5000; Kenwood NX 5710/5810 Base Station; and Harris Unity XL 100/200P XG 100M in mobile/fixed-site systems, Netted Iridium radio, and Motorola GM 8000 repeaters.
» Maintained various VHF/UHF/SATCOM Type 1&3 encrypted radios, Netted Iridium Satellite network radios, Tampa Microwave System, MOOG Camera System, as well as mesh radios and their associated hardware devices supporting the Diplomatic Security – Regional Security Office operating in a high-threat contingency environment throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, and Jordan.
» Played an integral part in implementing Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTF) capabilities to respond to crises at the US Embassy in Baghdad.
» Installed a Tampa Microwave System inside the Embassy, which increased the Embassy’s overall mission readiness by 50% and ability to maintain safety and security.
» Minimized operational costs of the State Department by not outsourcing to local contractors for installation and configuring instant transportable internet.

Jun - Dec 2017 SATCOM Technician (FSR) @ DataPath

Executed diagnoses, repairs, and fault analyses on antenna controllers, SSPA, LNA/LNB, up and down converters, fiber optic/coaxial/Ethernet cables, Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) modems (satellite modems), High Power Amplifiers (HPAs), as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units.
» Provided 24/7 Tri-Ban Radio Frequency (RF) SIPR/NIPR Access Point (SNAP) support for 52 systems throughout the Afghanistan Theater.
» Developed methods, policies, and techniques governing command-wide decisions on equipment and circuitry operations.
» Prepared engineering plans, programs, and specifications of communications systems, determining the cause of unusual equipment malfunctions and coordinated maintenance calibration of calibrated equipment.
» Performed software upgrades, maintained system hardware, co-resolved equipment failures, and replaced defective hardware at the depot level for Long Haul Transmission (LHT).

Jun 2016-Jun 2017 Communication Electronic Maintenance Manager (COM/EL) @ ACFirst

Provided technical leadership and direction for theater operations of COM/EL and multiple sites throughout Afghanistan. Played a pivotal role in the acquisition, issue, disposal, and accountability of $375K+ communications and electronics (C&E) equipment, assets, property, and supplies.
» Improved productivity by 23% in the first month by developing innovative strategies for increasing man-hour unitization and standardizing workflows.
» Streamlined methodology for the Electrostatic Discharge Control Program and duplicated the same for off-site locations.
» Trained 380+ leaders, peers, subordinates, and allied forces on troubleshooting radio IT electronics equipment problems.

2015-2016 Senior Electronic Technician Analyst @ American Systems

Oversaw the application of engineering techniques, principles, and precedents to troubleshoot and evaluate improvised electromagnetic components and devices (IEDs).
» Analyzed electronic circuitry and devices by determining physical description, electrical schematic reconstruction, reverse engineering analysis, communications characteristics, device testing, and possible implementation scenarios.
» Prepared technical reports, presented results, and demonstrated system capabilities to peer groups, managers, and sponsors.
» Developed accurate diagrams and schematics of complicated devices in various conditions using CirCAD software.


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