Training and Mentoring
Inspecting and Maintaining Equipment
Safety and Security
Radio Operator Maintainer U.S. Army
July 2008 – March 2011 Fort Bragg, NC
Installs, operates, and performs preventive maintenance checks and services and unit level maintenance on single channel radio, Army Special Operations communications equipment, and enhanced position locating and reporting system net control stations, and associated equipment. Installs, operates, performs preventive maintenance checks and services and unit level maintenance on communication security devices. Prepares and transmits messages in format. Receives, records, and processes messages to addressees or distribution sections. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Installs, operates, and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned power generators.
Mechanical and electrical principles
Preventive maintenance procedures
Line installation and wiring techniques
Communication security policies and procedures
Maintain Microwave communications and technical control equipment
Monitor and restore telecommunications circuits, trunk group and systems
Maintain circuit, link, system and station records and reports
Executive Communications Sergeant U.S. Army
March 2011 – May 2013 Fort Bragg, NC
Communications Sergeant responsible for all communications for a U.S. Army Colonel and a U.S. 3 Star Navy general. Primary transmission systems were Special Operations Forces Deployable Node Lite (BGAN), Cradle Point, and 117G radio. Services provided were real time Voice and Data transmissions, Video Tele Conferencing, providing help desk support, maintaining network security and communications planning. Forward deployed for 6 months to Masa Sharif, Afghanistan, in support on SOCCENT and Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) to Peterson AFB, Colorado in support of SOCNORTH as an Executive Communications Sergeant.
Maintain TOP Secret/SCI Clearance with the US Department of Defense.
Tested and developed multiple communication platforms for several different missions to better capabilities and increase maneuverability.
Planned and operated multiple missions with zero loss of service providing top notch communications to U.S. Special Operations Officers allowing them to give key commands to units across multiple locations around the world.
Acted as Primary advisor for all communications for Commanding officers and lower units.
Developed and implemented new training techniques for executive communicators in 112TH Signal Battalion to better prepare them for deployments and TDY missions.
Node Chief U.S. Army
May 2013 – Present Fort Bragg, NC
Satellite Node Operator charged with providing expeditionary communications for sites containing 30 users or more. Primary transmission systems included Special Operation Forces Deployable Medium, Panther, BGAN, Harris AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC 152 radios. Services included imaging of multiple operational enclaves, providing help desk support, maintaining network security, streaming Multicast feeds (ISR) through Optibase and rover 6 transceiver. Forward deployed for two 6 month rotations during this time in support of SOCAF to OBO, Central Africa Republic, and SOCCENT Jalalabad, Afghanistan as the primary Network, Satellite, and Radio technician. Served as the supervisor for three soldiers and the communications engineer for their three separate sights.
Extensive experience installing and maintaining aerial, terrestrial, and subterranean communications infrastructure (cables, dishes, fiber optics, repeaters, transformers, generators, switches, and relays) in austere environments in numerous countries across the globe.
Implementing and enforced all safety procedures to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which resulted in no work place injuries during 8 years of employment.
Maintaining encrypted communication equipment to include KU, X, and KA- Band Satellite systems, hf/vhf/los/uhf radios, voice and data packages, Harris microwave antennas and GPS tracking systems.
Leader of rapid response team ensuring immediate re-establishment of real-time communication with an improvement outage time of over 30% through a six month period.
Responsible in excess of $1 million worth of equipment, supplies, and tools (to include encrypted devices) during four oversea deployments.
Maintained Army Fitness standards with zero personal days missed and lead team with the fewest work days missed due to injury or illness in the organization.
Fayetteville Technicl Community College – Telecommunications Technology Cabling Course, Welding Technology (industrial)
Howard G. Sackett Technical Center – Technical Endorsement (Electrical Technology)
Beaver River Central School – High School Diploma
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