-U.S. Air Force Specialized training in RF Transmission Systems, Telecommunications & wireless, Ground Radio and Satellite Communications at Keesler AFB Biloxi-MS, Lajes Field-Portugal & Okinawa Japan.

-Studied Electronic Principles, Information Technology, Communications Technology

-Skills have been implemented in every environment; office buildings, deserts, forest landscapes, underground as well as roof top work, both night and day in several diverse countries. (Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Korea…ect)

-Received Joint Special Operation Task Force (JSOTF) Civic Action Medal in January 2010 for SATCOM and Telecommunications work done with Navy SEAL teams in 2009 Philippines Flood and Volcano Rescue.

-My center of focus during any job is finding a balance between completing the task by any means necessary, and helping others to do the same. Teamwork is essential to success and people are a company’s greatest asset.

Professional Experience

Nov 2012— May 2014Amatel Inc.Los Angeles, CA

Lead Tower Hand

Climb, repel & navigate towers and other structures as a member of a team to build, upgrade, troubleshoot & integrate cell antenna sites for AT&T, T-Mobile, Ericsson, ect. Handles and installs remote radio units (RRUs) and antennas (Andrews, Powerwave), Fiber Optics and RF Coax on every manner of tower and rooftop. Work includes 1C, 2C, 4C, 5C upgrades, Site builds and upgrades, 4G upgrades, power, cable runs, testing site integrity (PIM, Fiber, Anritsu sweeps)

May 2012 – Nov 2012

Southland Communications

Van Nuys, CA

Director of Field Operations (Foreman)

Specialize in communications tower aspects such as fiber optic, coax and CAT5 cable (installation, terminations, cable runs and repair), microwave dish and radio communications (Trango, DragonWave, ect.), webcam, security camera installation, DVR implementation, job/work organization and many other functions.

Jan 2007— Feb 2011U.S. Air ForceOkinawa, Japan

RF Transmission Systems Journeyman

Deploy, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard radio frequency wireless, line-of-sight, beyond line-of-sight, wideband, ground-based satellite, and encryption transmission devices and intrusion detection systems in a fixed and deployed environment. Build, maintain and repair Coax and Fiber Optic cables, establish and maintain circuits, configure and manage system and network connectivity. Employs orbiting communication satellite, line-of-sight, and tropospheric scatter techniques. Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems. Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunctions. Performs intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency. Installs ground radio, satellite, and telemetry communications equipment. Consults layout drawings and schematics to ensure equipment is properly positioned. Assembles, connects, secures, and interconnects components such as transmitters, power supplies, and antenna assemblies.

May 2006— Jan 2007High Desert Dance CompanyLancaster, CA

Ballroom Dance Instructor

Taught a diversity of people of all ages several forms of ballroom dance; Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Waltz ect. Perform at bridal expos, fairs, halftime shows and competitions.

Education & Certifications

-(Certified) CPR/First-aid

-(Certified) Anritsu Site Master Test Equipment

-(Certified) Aero lift/Man lift

-Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Test Equipment, JDSU Fiber Optic Test Equipment

-Manlift/Man basket Certified

-Received classroom and tactile/On the Job training in multiple tactical radio and antenna setups; -Special Operations High-speed Agile Reachback Kit (SHARK), USC-60 Satellite Dish and software, Radio Integration System (RIS), Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Medium (SDN-Medium), Gator GPS Devices, Simple Key Loader (SKL), and Telecommunications equipment.
-Knowledgeable with Communications Tower climbing safety and rescue, Spectrum Analyzers, Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, inclinometers, cryptographic devices, Fiber Optics, Security Plus courses, Electronic Principles, Satellite Communications, Security clearance level: SECRET

Certifications cont.

Sep 2014

Comtrain Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue Training course

Provo, UT

Certified OSHA Tower Climb and Rescue

March 2007— Sep 2009 Keesler AFB/Community College of the Air ForceBiloxi, MS

Electronic Principles and Information Technology

Air Force Training Ribbon, March 2007

Basic Military Training ‘Honor Graduate’, March 2007

Profession Pride Award, FTAC training course, May 2008

January 2009— Jan 2019 353rd SOS, United States Air Force/DoDOkinawa, Japan

Security Clearance Level: Secret


Joint Special Operation Task Force (JSOTF) Civic Action Medal, January 2010

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, March 2011

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, March 2009

Air Force Good Conduct Medal, April 2009

Air Force Achievement Medal, December 2008

Title of “War Hawk” awarded, Basic Military Training, March 2007

National Defense Service Medal, March 2007


- James Lau

Comrade in arms/Co-worker


- Felicia Barnett

Air Force Supervisor


- Darien Burgess

Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman (co-worker: Air Force)


Last Resume Update October 10, 2014
Address Midvale, Utah
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