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Network Engineer

Professional Summary

Networking professional with significant engineering experience toward designing, installing, monitoring, and maintaining a RF or IP based networks in both austere and corporate environments.

·       System Configuration

·       Capacity Planning

·       Goal driven

·       Network Architect

·       RoIP Systems Engineer

·       Self-Motivated

·       Agile/Scrum Knowledge

·       Acquisitions trained

·       Effective Communicator



Troy University                                                                                               Troy, AL

Bachelors of Science: Applied Computer Science                                            Dec 2020

Minor: Military Operations

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)                                                 Sep 2020

CompTIA Security+(Sec+)                                                                            Sep 2020


Languages: English and Spanish.

Clearance: Top Secret (TS/SCI) 05/2022


01/2015-12/2020     U.S. Army                                                               Fort Bragg, NC

SF Communications Sergeant- Program Manager C5ISR, EW

·       Directed the research, development, testing and evaluation of future Information Technology advancements by providing engineering support, budget adjustments, innovative changes and analysis of performance in coordination with United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Program Executive Offices (PEO C4, SRSE, FW, RW, Soldier Systems) resulting in an annual budget of over $17M in Research and Development (R&D) integrating into the cross-platform SOF-Information Enterprise (SIE) network.

·       Provided oversight and engineering support to public and private industry developers, innovators, engineers, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers/University Affiliated Research Centers (FFRDCs/UARCs) to focus emerging technologies in the fulfillment of ARSOF 2035 and United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Guidance for Force Modernization (UGFM) priorities there by affecting a myriad of Internal research and Development (IRaD) portfolios, recommending changes and corrective modifications to procedures and analysis of performance.

·       Utilizing knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Systems Acquisition Management (ACQ) Engineering support to provide enterprise level leadership, direction, management and analytical support for Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) acquiring funding from Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Counter Terrorism Threat (CTTSO), U.S. Army Research Lab, Idaho National Lab, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government agencies.

·       Provided schedule analysis and forecasting on over 50 projects and 100 engineers from multiple disciplines, business developers, and chief technical officers’ performance and communicated issues to USSOCOM SOF AT&L Program Management throughout the BAA or Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and contract award phases resulting in either additional funding or termination of contracts.

·       Provided strategic thinking and liaison function between SOCOM S&T Cross Functional Teams Leads on contract performance, test, evaluations, prototype delivery progress and issues providing on on-time, on schedule and within performance on over 21 Projects FY19 in Stand Off Electronic Denial, Artificial Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance and Communications in a Contested Environment Capabilities.

·       Provided acquisition support to key program milestones, technical boards, test events, and design reviews, implementing DoD 5000.02 acquisition directives and provided program management support of managerial meetings, briefings, presentations, and reviews through the SOCOM SBIR office.

·       Provided technical assistance to support in the drafting, editing and staffing requirements documents utilizing the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA).

·       Principal advisor to the Senior Executive Services and Science and Technology Advisory Council at USASOC by providing reports, briefs, updates on a quarterly basis on all manners there onto pertaining regarding C5ISR, Electronic Warfare (EW) Mitigation, communications in a contested Environment, communications in Unconventional Warfare (UW) camping and Anti-Access/Area Denied (A2/AD).

·       On the average managed over $150 million-dollar portfolio in a variety of C5ISR, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Sensor technologies.

·       Served on the advisory panel board to USSOCOM Contested Communications and HF Communications working group by providing relevant engineering support on HF, UHF (TACSAT) and MUOS networks.

·       Graduate of ACQ 101 – Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management.

·       Total Commitment time: Over 40hr/week

01/2012-12/2014     U.S. Army                                                 Eglin Air Force Base, FL

SF Communications Sergeant – Telecommunications Specialist

·       In support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Deployed to Afghanistan 2012-2013 as part of the Combine Joint Task Force (CJSOTF) to perform combat operations.

·       Performed as personal protection officer to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an international military combined special operations force (CJSOTF) by providing executive level protection and logistical support; duties were performed during combat operations in Afghanistan without incident or loss of life while also serving as the chief communications officer ; maintained constant communications with multiple locations, patrols, areas of interest without loss of communications or maneuver capabilities.

·       Graduated Advanced Special Operations (ASOT II) Level 2.

·       Organized, directed, instructed, supervised, assisted and coordinated the planning and production of a 45-man element of the “Policia Nacional- Escuadron Movil de Carabineros y Seguridad Rural” from the Cauca Department, Colombia in military decision making process (MDMP), leadership principles – small unit tactics, principles of marksmanship, basic radio communications tactics, and personal security resulting in an increase of takedowns of illegal narcotics laboratories throughout the southern region of Colombia.

·       Directly influenced the funding of over $111 million Colombian Pesos (over $30K USD) from then Governor of the Cauca Department, Colombia to a joint police and military operation responsible for the destruction, seizure and capture of heavy equipment and its operators who contributed to the illegal drug trade.

·       Managed the only intelligence section that provided finely analyzed information to many organizations (Colombian Police – UNIMIL, SIJIN, DIJIN, DICAR, JUNGLA, GAULA, REGIN and US Military Groups) while deployed in support of Counter Narcotics Training in Colombia, South America.

·       Created and distributed analytical products across multiple governmental agencies and non-government organization in order to further understand the movement of narcotics in Colombia, South America.

·       Advised Senior level SOCOM commanders and Department of State officers regarding the political climates, training, and manning requirements in order to facilitate Policia Nacional (National Police) and Ejercito Nacional (National Military) of Colombia missions.

·       Total Commitment time: Over 40hr/week


03/2010-12/2011     U.S. Army                                                               Fort Bragg, NC

SF Communications Sergeant- Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager

  • Coordinated with external agencies (Navy Marine Corps Spectrum Center (NMSC), National Telecommunications Information Agency (NTIA), Army Frequency Management Office (ASMO), Gulf Area Frequency Coordinator (GAFCC), foreign coordination through combatant commanders (COCOM) and via Host Nation Spectrum Worldwide Database Online (HNSWDO) for spectrum RF support of over 900-member unit located in over 11 different countries outside of continental United States.
  • Coordinated with installation frequency managers and SDS stakeholders at CONUS DoD facilities located over 5 different states.
  • Performed Spectrum XXI work, submitted and tracked proposals to the Army Spectrum Office.

·       Developed, produced, and distributed the Signal Operating Instructions (SOI) for a Special Forces Battalion (over 450 members); maintained an accurate database of frequency requests and assignments and performed periodic reviews and updates without incident or loss of communications.

·       Performed unlimited frequency planning, selection, and deconfliction using automated tools (VOACAP).

·       Generated Satellite Access Request (SAR) to proper controlling authority, received Satellite Access Authorization, received satellite frequency approval, submitted assignment to frequency database, and informed users of the authorized frequencies.

·       Received requests for frequency use authorization, nominated frequency(s) from frequency database, made assignments in the database, and notified the requestor of the assignment.

·       Ensured spectrum supportability for frequency emitting equipment which is being used within a specified area and obtained electronic warfare (EW) clearances.

·       Received frequency interference reports from victim units, took appropriate steps to resolve interference, reported problem to higher headquarters for assistance, and maintained frequency charts, diagrams, reports, and a database of frequency interference incidents.

·       Total Commitment time: Over 40hr/week

04/2006-03/2010     U.S. Army                                                               Fort Bragg, NC

SF Communications Sergeant-Telecommunications Specialist

·       In support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Deployed to Afghanistan 2008-2009 as part of the Combine Joint Task Force (CJSOTF) to perform combat operations.

·       Served as the lead technical expert in all matters of short and long-range communications, from encrypted satellite communications to HF systems for a Special Forces Company and responsible for over $1.1M in equipment in a forward deployed and garrison command.

·       In conjunction with USSOCOM GCCS administered, troubleshoot, analyzed, and implemented a super high frequency (SHF) quad-band (X, C, Ku, Ka) satellite communications SOF deployable node-medium (SDN-Medium) with modular switching supporting high-capacity voice, data and video at all classification levels for a AOB worth over $250,000.

·       Maintained and engineered solutions to employ the use of Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) which provided AOB SOF operational commander and forward deployed forces (ODAs) advanced automated data processing and displayed capabilities to support situational awareness, mission planning and execution, and command and control forces.  Including SCAMPI telecommunications system which provide four-hour global C and X-Band satellite service to intelligence agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Department of Energy, National Reconnaissance Organization, and SOF specific information services.

·       In support of Counter Narcotics Training mission deployed to Colombia, South America to provide training to over 200 members of a multitude of Colombian Military (Ejercito Nacional) units from basic to advanced radio communications techniques and emergency trauma medicine in the Tolima Department.

·       Total Commitment time: Over 40hr/week

12/2004-04/2006     U.S. Army                                                                 Fort Hood,TX

Network Switching Systems Administrator

07/2003-12/2004     SIM, Inc.                                                                 San Diego, CA

Network Engineer

·       Provided Network Systems Engineering support to the Program Executive Office C4I & Space, Program Management Warfare 160 (165), Afloat Networks Program Office in assistance of one of the Design Engineering Working Groups (DEWG) for Afloat Network Systems under the Space and Naval Science Warfare Center with direction from Naval Network Warfare Command for the following networks: Integrated Shipboard Network Systems (ISNS), Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS), Video Teleconference network (VTC), Tactical Integrated Digital System (TIDS I and II), and the Video Information Exchange Service (VIXs).

·       Provided Naval network intricate knowledge and engineered solutions to network problems being studied for implementation as part of the C4I Afloat Network program.

·       Prepared Naval Change Requests (NCR), Naval Messages/policies, and performed as the technical lead for NCRs, coordinated solutions for the NCR, conducted analyses, prepared technical reports/documentation, presentations and presented recommendations on the detailed solution to the DEWG.

·       Conducted requirements analysis and lead engineering studies with the Marine Corps Network Operations Center for integration into Naval networks.

·       Prepared and presented written material in non-technical or semi-technical terminology to the Design Engineering Working Groups and Naval Afloat Networks Lead Engineer.

·       Under the SCN (Ships Construction Navy) Support services assisted SPAWAR and Naval Sea Services Command (NAVSEA) in performing value added engineering and technical support services for delivery of LPD, LHD, LHA, CVN, DDG and SSN C4I systems.  The support included review and technical analysis of interface design documents between various C4I systems on board the stated SCN platforms, such as Position Location Reporting System (PLRS), Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS), Ships Self Defense System Mk 2 (SSDS Mk 2), Naval Modular Automated Communications System (NAVMACS) and Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M).

·       Total Commitment time: 40hr/week

10/2002-10/2004     U.S. Army National Guard                                     Long Beach, CA

Network Switching Systems Administrator

·       Supervised, installed, operated, and performed unit level maintenance on multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems (Windows 2000 Domains/UNIX DNS servers), peripheral equipment, and associated devices in mobile and fixed facilities; construct, edit, and test computer system programs written in C++; conduct data system studies/analysis and prepare documentation and specifications for proposals.

·       Provide support in all areas of the LAN, and the WAN utilization, including maintenance, back-up and restoration of programs and data for all information technology groups.

·       Supervised, installed, operated, and performed scheduled maintenance on;

o   Electronic packet switching systems (AN/TTC-47, PBX)

o   Analog and digital multiplexing equipment

o   Node management facilities by interoperating microcomputers systems and system control centers to create a full CTI (Computer Telephony Integrated) environment using SHF and/or X.25 connectivity types

o   Associated multiplexing and combat net radio interface equipment, short-range line of sight radio systems

o   Communications security devices using Trunk Encryption Devices and other equipment associated with network switching operations/telephone switching and conversion systems, patching, and circuit control equipment at the unit level of 3,000+ users.

o   Perform system/network operations and analyst functions to optimize voice/video/data bandwidth. Interpret BIT/BITE and error codes to correct system faults.

o   Install, operate, and perform strapping, rest rapping, preventive maintenance.  Perform checks and services, and unit level maintenance on communication security (COMSEC) devices.

o   Perform circuit switch engineering and management.

·       Total Commitment time: 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks a year

12/2002-06/2003     Electronic Data Systems                                          San Diego, CA

Help Desk Engineer

·       In support of the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) project engineered solutions to network problems, designed methods to decrease SLA expiration, and served as the primary point of contact for all issues concerning network degradation, software approval and dissemination: and liaison between various NOC and network design teams.

o   Environment: Microcomputers, PDA’s, Cell Phones, All O/S, All connectivity types, 24/7 customer support.

o   Provide Level 1 troubleshooting techniques to NMCI (Civilian/Military) users with routine inquiries and problems related to topics such as software, hardware.

o   Responded to research, isolation, and resolution steps with an average of 400 tickets generation per month.

o   Initiated, coordinated and monitored procurement actions for services, supplies and equipments, with NOC technicians and assured SLA’s for those procurements.

o   Tracked user problems and solutions via Remedy User with an excellent efficiency record.

·       Total Commitment time: 40hr/week

05/1998-05/2002               U.S. Marine Corps                                Camp Pendleton, CA

Personnel Administration

·       As a team member;

o   Managed the deployment, maintenance, and upgrading of an Ethernet network servicing over 1,500 client and servers and 3 Remote Sites.

o   Coordinated efforts with chief engineers from the Marine Corps Network and Security Command to engineer, troubleshoot and improve the LAN/WAN system consisting of multiple network operating systems.

o   Repaired, upgraded, Y2K tested and built microcomputers for users.

·       As an Individual;

o   Creation and support of automated databases, which displayed individual or unit information in a secure web environment (SSL), for over 3,000 members using MS Access, SQL Server, or Oracle software.  Awarded letters of commendation for maintaining a 93.5% in continued maintenance within the areas of connectivity; error checking, modifications and creation from users while also offering system/program flow along with providing staff training.

o   Awarded “Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal” from the secretary of the Navy for professional achievement in the superior performance of duties.

o   Reported directly to the Director of Personnel and Information Management with reports detailing issues of support, projects, purchases of additional equipment, tracking of IP addresses/equipment, user e-mail accounts and staffing goal numbers.

·       Total Commitment time: Over 40hr/week

TECHNICAL SKILLS____________________________________________________

Hardware:1900/3600 Series Cisco Switches, 2300 Smart Switches, 2500/3600 Series Cisco Routers, 3Com Black Box Repeater, 3Com Multi Connectors, Media Converters, Mini Bridges, Miscellaneous Hubs (Cabletron 2200 Hub), Modular Repeaters
Software: Action Request System Remedy User, Adobe Acrobat Exchange, C/C++, Java, CesarFTP and CuteFTP client, Citrix ICA web Client, Citrix Metaframe, Cognos Impromptu, HTML 4.0, Lotus 3.1, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft (Active Service Pages, Exchange, IIS, Office, Proxy Server, ISA, SMS, SQL Server, Visual Studio) JavaScript  Frameworks, Netbeans, Norton Utilities Corporate Editions, Oracle, Python, Pycharm, Public Key Infrastructure, SharePoint, SNA (3270), Street Talk Explorer, Tivoli Management Framework, UNIX, Windows 7, 10, XP, 2000, NT 4.0, 9X, Fedora, Ubuntu32.

Telecommunications: ATM, BGP, BRI/PRI, DSLW, E1, EIGRP, Ethernet Token Ring, Frame Relay, IGRP, IPSEC, IPX, ISDN, Layer 2 Switching, MPLS, NAT, OSPF, Port Blocking, PPP, RIP, S232, T1, TCP/IP, TSM-X, V.35, VLAN, VPN, Wave Relay, X.21 and X.25

Military Equipment: AN/GRC-224 (V), AN/PRC-117, AN/PRC-119F, AN/PRC-150, AN/PRC-5D, AN/TRC-198(V), AN/TSQ-154 and AN/TSQ-154A (V)1, AN/TTC 46-48 (V), AN/TTC 50 and 51, AN/TYC 46, AN/VLQ12 V3, KG-194/A, KGX-93A, KY-57, KY-68, KY-90, KYK-13, KYK-15, M4A1, M9, MMBR, MODI II, RASCAL, SDN, SMRS (PRC-137), TACLAN, THOR II.

Additional Education:___________________________________________________

Military Training: Special Forces Qualification Course (“Green Beret”), Airborne School, Electromagnetic Spectrum Management (25E), Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEHv6), Laser and Radio Frequency Hazards Course

Mount San Jacinto College                                                               San Jacinto, CA

·       Associates Degree Program in Computer Science with a concentration in C++ Programming; 82 credit hours completed.

Net 10 Technologies                                                                                 Hemet, CA

·       Certifications: CompTIA Network +, Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCSA, Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA.

Independent Studies                                                                         San Jacinto, CA

·       Certification:  CompTIA: A+

Fordham University                                                                                    Bronx, NY

·       College coursework completed; received 33 credited hours.


Military Awards: Bronze Star Medal (2), Naval Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge.