Mark A. Williams – IT Management, Planning, and Communications Director

Mark A. Williams

Newport News, VA 23606

(706) 421-2451 / mwilliams179@gmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:    IT Management, Policy / Planning Management, Communications Director

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 15 years, IT Manager/Supervisor
  • 15+ years, US Army, CPT/O-3E, Honorable Discharge: 08/17
  • 10 years, Leadership/ Supervisor / Manager
  • 10+ years, Senior Project / Program Management
  • 10+ years, Information DatabaseManager

 

CLEARANCE:             DoD, Secret, (last adjudicated: 05/11, expires: 05/21)

PASSPORT:                United States Citizen

WORK PREF.:             Montgomery, AL, Augusta, GA, Columbus, GA

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

12/13 – present, Information Integration Officer, (O-3E / CPT)

Department of Defense, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

US Army, Fort Eustis, VA

 

  • Senior analystand subject matter expert (SME) responsible for staff direction, coordination, and command-wide guidance of TRADOC Data Center Consolidation Plan
  • Assist and represent (G-6) command-wide proponents including units: TRADOCCenters of Excellence (school houses), such as the Cyber Center of Excellence (Fort Gordon), Intelligence Center of Excellence (Fort Huachuca) Maneuver Center of Excellence (Fort Benning), Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (Fort Leonard Wood) and G-6 decision-making subject matter expert staff providing systems analysis, e.g., Budget (G-8) or Personnel Management (G-1/4) in working groups of mission-related and administrative work processes as the basis for Information Technology (IT) investments to track organizations’ approved systems / applications for accountability; recommends methods / deliverables to manage TRADOC’s IT use
  • Manage development/documentation of Mobile/Wirelessrequirements, covering system and technical, and as-is and to-be viewpoints for Mobile/Wireless, including: Microsoft Surface Pros and Samsung Galaxy S6s for the US Army Recruiting Command; responsible for determining equipment compatibility within network security parameters of DoD Network; vet software / applications, operation / maintenance costs
  • Point of Contact (POC) and G-6communication liaison with US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and US Army Cadet Command (USACC) for IT policy, hardware, and plan issues; liaise with G-6 leadership for analysis / discussion / schedule meetings for G-6 requirements
  • Coordinates ~10 annual Video Teleconferences (VTC) with ArmyChief Information Officer (CIO) and G-6 (DCS, G-6, (Command, Control, Communications, and Computer [C4]), Deputy G-6, administrative office, and four directorates [Information Integration, Operations, Systems Integration, and Information Assurance]. G-6 senior leadership for the Army Enterprise Network Council (AENC) coordinate CIO/G-6 Staff (Pentagon) and G-6 leadership on time/date, read-ahead material, room reservation, VTC request submission, and track/inform of changes before VTC; coordinate with Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, secretary; publicize VTC / room scheduling program on G-6’s webpage

 

04/13 – 11/13, Network Plans Officer, G-6 Plans Officer (O-3E / CPT)

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN)

US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC

 

  • Supervised a frequency manager and three G-6plans officers; ensuring subordinate units could communicate with higher HQs during parachute assaults, resulting in HQ’s ability to communicate with troops (air / ground); responsible for planning communications for mission within 96 hours of notification
  • Developed ~10 annual Command, Control, Communications, and Computer(C4) plans for Division’s operations and exercises supporting Global Response Force (GRF) operational and garrison missions; coordinated with external organizations, including: 35th Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, LA and Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) organizations for C4 support and assets resulting in 100% communications capabilities
  • Serves as the C4plans Point of Contact Specialist / Manager for Division operations and exercises for six subordinate Brigade elements and a HQ’s and HQ’s Battalion
  • Coordinated the movement of >1,500 networkdevices, ~500 telephone lines, and ~600 users to the division’s new headquarters building between locations inside Fort Bragg
  • Ensured minimal interruption of the division’s networks and users though exceptionally high operationsperiod while serving at the next higher level as the G-6 Plans OIC; publicized and coordinated cutover plan for communications to ~1,000 personnel working in the unit; conducted in phases to avoid communications interruptions / downtime during period of high traffic operations (during combat deployments and daily exercise planning; results were Commanding General and staff maintained secure and non-secure communications with all subordinate leaders throughout the moving process
  • Produced two division signal annexes (under communication plan for mission), including call signs to radio frequencies; ensured proper coordination and executionof one Joint Operations Access Exercise (JOAX), one Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation, and one Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Field Training Exercise (FTX) resulting in successful training exercise

 

04/10 – 04/13, Airborne Infantry Battalion S-6, (O-3E / CPT)

HHC/1-325 AIR, (Airborne Infantry Regiment) 2BCT

US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC

 

  • Supervised 23 personnelwith job titles of Signal Support Systems Specialists, Information Technology Specialists, and Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainers
  • Responsible for planned sustainmentof communications equipment and personnel of battalion mission within command and control systems through an 812-man Airborne Infantry Battalion Task Force resulting in capability of worldwide deployment for contingencies within 18 hours of notification, including Information Technology and communications equipment
  • Ensured the battalion could communicate between five outstations inside Al Anbar Province (Iraq) by maintaining radio communicationswith outstations to enable the Battalion Commander to exercise command and control of company commanders
  • Supervised the battalion’s maintenance of communications, electronic equipmentvalued at ~$10M; monitored status of equipment in support maintenance
  • Ensured battalion was automated to include software, hardwareand email capability, resulting in 100% up-to-date equipment with no less than 3-year old computer (life-cycle) hardware, software, and communications (battalion’s radios) updated annually
  • Planned battalion communicationsfor exercises and deployments, resourced personnel and equipment, training operations and real world (combat) operations, and maintenance of communication assets to include one Command Post Node (CPN) and Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT), 298 Combat Net Radios, Communications Security (COMSEC) and battalion’s automation equipment (computers)
  • Managed trainingfor Radio Telegraph Operators (RTO) personnel in battalion about four times annually to ~25 personnel per class, for ~100 personnel trained annually, including: follow safety procedures (on / off duty), and taught via Pre-Combat Checks (PCCs) and Pre-Combat Inspections (PCIs) and included weekly safety briefs, and combat readiness of Signal Soldiers and NCOs in Battalion’s communications shop (S-6)
  • Managed / monitored new personnelaccounts via account request documentation submitted to local Network Enterprise Center (NEC) for approval and assignment of cryptographic storage devices for certain personnel before training exercises

 

04/09 – 04/10, Assistant Battalion S-3, (O-3E / CPT)

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHD)

US Army, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA 30905

 

  • Supervised four personnelwith functional jobs of battalion planning and training management who planned and deployed personnel and equipment for a hybrid strategic / tactical signal battalion with communications packages including: multi-channel tactical satellites, voice / data capabilities / single-channel tactical satellite radios; manage inventory valued at circa $500K per mission
  • Planned humanitarianmissions’ communication support for doctors, engineers, and veterinarians in Central and South America for 19 battalion missions supporting U.S. Army South (USARSO) and U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in operational areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Managed trainingincluding quarterly / semi-annual training briefs covering battalion preparedness including: medical readiness, financial readiness, physical readiness, and mission readiness of soldiers (~200+), training areas used for shooting ranges for qualifications on assigned weapons / ammunitions (including: 5.56, 7.62, 9mm, 40mm), Warrior Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, and Senior Leader’s Course (schools), and weekly synchronization meetings reporting results to Brigade leadership

 

04/08 – 04/09, Platoon Leader, (O-2E / 1LT)

US Army, DOD, HHD, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA 30905

 

  • Responsible for an Echelon-Above Corps Theater Tactical SignalCompany that provided rapidly deployable two-Soldier teams; ensured command, control, computer, and communications systems (C4) worldwide for USSOUTHCOM, Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and 21st Signal Brigade contingency communications requirements, including: communications security devices with cryptographic keys, Single Channel Tactical Satellite Radios (AN/PRC-117F), Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), Combat Net Radio (CNR) (RT-1523), and laptop computers
  • Responsible for training, health, welfare, supervision, safety, combatreadiness, morale and discipline of 12 Soldiers and 10 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO)
  • Maintained accountabilityfor Single Channel Tactical Satellite equipment and nine tactical vehicles valued in excess of $12M
  • Supervised 22 personnelwith functional job tasks of signal support systems specialist with focus on FM radio communications, and Single Channel Tactical Satellite Communications for mission support
  • Responsible for RTO Academythat trained new battalion attached soldiers and augmentees before mission cycle(s); trained ~10 personnel per class with about 8-10 classes per year, for ~80-100 personnel trained per year for three years

 

10/07 – 04/08, Project Staff Officer, (O-1E / 2LT)

Combined Joint Staff – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines (CJ6)

US Army, HQ International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Kabul, Afghanistan 

 

  • Coordinated / liaised / managed project schedules and deliveries of IT Projects by deadlines and agreed upon products and services at NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), Joint ForcesCommand Brunssum (JFCBS) and Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
  • Managed six large-scale projects, including: ServerRoom, Secure Voice Over IP Phones, Psychological Operations Radio in theater, Vulnerability Assessment Teams, don’t remember the other 2) Communications Information System (CIS) projects valued at >€30E ($313M+ USD) impacting area of operations; VOIP Phones linked the Commander International Assistance Security Force (COMISAF) with regional commanders and higher HQs; Psychological Operations Radio enabled US military in Afghanistan to spread message to Afghan people via free multi-band radios; Vulnerability Assessment Team assessed information security at Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) resulting in secure communications between the PRTs and COMISAF
  • Accounted for the distributionof >650 secure Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices in Afghanistan, resulting in secure communication links for Commander ISAF (COMISAF) with regional commanders and higher HQ; coordinated locations receiving VoIP devices with number of devices assigned, placed order with phone vendor, traveled to locations, and installed devices; tracked progress of installation, and reported status daily
  • Coordinated local commands for dissemination of the Psychological Operations (PsyOps) Radionetwork through free multiband radios for Afghans; coordinated with commands in Kandahar, Bagram, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif for local radio towers designated for location of broadcasts; visited locations / assisted in positioning antennas and powering the amps and radio equipment, resulting in each site broadcasting a capability of ~75 miles (based on terrain in mountainous Afghanistan)
  • Represented Combined Joint Staff (CJ6) on ISAF Vulnerability AssessmentTeam, assessing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) information security (INFOSEC) and ensuring communications were mission capable

 

03/07 – 10/07, Platoon Leader, (O-1E / 2LT)

US Army, HHD, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA

 

  • Executed simultaneous deploymentof eight two-person teams to four separate countries including: (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, and Honduras) during the inactivation of signal company, resulting in 85% personnel retention rate
  • Managed/supervised 12 SignalSystems Support Specialists; responsible for training, health, welfare, supervision, safety, combat readiness, morale, discipline of 12 Soldiers and nine non-commissioned officers (NCOs), including seven PFC/E-3s, five SPC/E-4s, six SGT/E-5s, two SSG/E-6s, and one SFC/E-7
  • Accountable for Single Channel Tactical Satellite equipmentvalued at ~$9M / nine tactical vehicles, including HMMWVs (valued at ~$3M each), for total equipment valued at >$12M
  • Developed TACSAT Radiotraining for the battalion and augmentees assigned to missions; conducted circa 8-10 classes annually training ~10 learners per class, for between 80-100 per year for about three years
  • Prepared prepositioned communicationspackages with hand receipts for accountability (ready to be picked up and loaded before each mission); system saved ~2-3 hours before each mission for a total of 38-57 man-hours saved per mission for 19 missions
  • Managed weaponsranges, as a junior officer, including Range Safety Officer and Officer in Charge

 

11/06 – 03/07, Student, Officer Candidate, (O-1E / 2LT)

US Army, Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Gordon, GA / Fort Benning, GA

 

  • SignalBasic Officer Leader Certification / Leadership Courses
  • Basic Officer Leader Certification / LeadershipCourses

 

09/05 – 06/06, Chief, (E-5 / SGT), Tech Control Team

US Army, C Co, 112th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC / Baghdad, Iraq

 

  • Managed / supervised hands-on secure and non-secure digital telephoneswitching, internal cable and wire support, special data router circuits including SIPRNET/NIPRNET and VTC for globally deployed Special Operations Forces including: CISCO routers and switches, Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Phoenix/Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Terminal, KIV-7 (encryption devices), KG-94 (bulk encryption devices)
  • Managed / supervised training, health, welfare and leadership of two soldierswith functional job titles of PFC/E-3 and SPC/E-4, Information Technology Specialists
  • Accountable for installation, operation and maintenance of equipmentvalued at >$3M including: CISCO routers and switches, Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Phoenix/Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Terminal, KIV-7 (encryption devices), KG-94 (bulk encryption devices)
  • Provided site communicationswith a medium data node for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) deployed to Baghdad, Iraq

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 01/16 – present, Master of Arts, Information Technology Management, Webster University, St. Louis, MO; Expected Graduation: 05/17
  • 05/06, Bachelor of Science, Social Science, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Diploma, Russell County High School, Seale, AL

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 08/15 – present, ContractingOfficer Representative (COR) Certification, Defense Acquisition University
  • 03/11 – Battalion/ Brigade S-6 Officer, 1-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 12/10 – SignalCaptains Career, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/09 – Unit Movement Officer Deployment Planning, 56th SignalBattalion, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 03/07 – SignalBasic Officer Leader, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/07 – IT Essentials: PC Hardware / Software, US ArmySchool of IT, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 09/06 – Officer Candidate School, US ArmyInfantry School, Fort Benning, GA
  • 04/05 – Advanced Routing Course, Acclaim Technology Training, Fayetteville, NC
  • 09/05 – Cisco SecurityExpert, World Wide Technology, St. Louis, MO
  • 09/05 – Cisco Voice Over IP, World Wide Technology, St. Louis, MO
  • 01/04 – CV-8448 NRZ to CDI Converter Operator/Maintainer, DNE Technologies, Inc., Wallingford, CT
  • 07/02 – Cisco Certified Network Associate, INOVA TECH, Fayetteville, NC
  • 04/02 – US ArmyAirborne School, US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA

 

PRESENTATIONS / TECHNICAL:

 

  • 2015 – Present, ArmyEnterprise Network Council (AENC), TRADOC, Fort Eustis, VA
  • Adobe Acrobat Software
  • ArmyPortfolio Management Solution (APMS) database
  • DefenseTraining Management System (DTMS)
  • DefenseTravel System (DTS)
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • SIPRnet/ NIPRnet

 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / VOLUNTEER:

 

  • 05/12 – present, Life Member, SignalCorps Regimental Association, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/10, Certificate of Appreciation, Service as a U.S. ArmyeCybermission Virtual Judge, Fort Gordon, GA

 

  • ArmyAchievement Medal (2)
  • ArmyCommendation Medal (3)
  • ArmyGood Conduct Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • NATO Medal

 

 

Transferrable and Key Skill words: Academy, accountability, Afghanistan, Airborne, analysis / analyst, antennas, applications, Army, Assessment, automation, Baghdad, Battalion, Brigade, Broadcasting / broadcasts, Business, cable, capabilities, Checks, circuits, classes, combat, COMISAF, Command, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4), Commander, compatibility, Computer, COMSEC, Consultation, Contracting, cryptographic, Cybersecurity, Database, Defense, deployment, Detachment, directorates, distribution, Doctrine,  eCybermission, encryption, Enterprise, equipment, execution, hardware, Headquarters (HQ), humanitarian, hybrid, Infantry, Integration, inventory, Joint Forces, liaison, life-cycle, Management / Manager, Marines, military, mission, multi-band / multi-channel, network, operations, personnel, planning, Platoon, policy, Pre-Combat, Procedures / processes, Procurement, Program management, Project management, Protocol, Quality Assurance (QA), Radio, readiness, Reconstruction, routers, safety, satellite, scheduling, Security, Server, Signal, single-channel, SIPRnet / NIPRnet, software, soldiers, specialist, staff, storage, Subject Matter Expert (SME), Supervisor, sustainment, switches, synchronization, system, Team, Telegraph, telephone, Terminal, track, traffic, training, vehicles, Warfighter, weapons / ammunitions, Wireless

 

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Mark A. Williams – IT Management, Planning, and Communications Director

Mark A. Williams

Newport News, VA 23606

(706) 421-2451 / mwilliams179@gmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:    IT Management, Policy / Planning Management, Communications Director

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 15 years, IT Manager/Supervisor
  • 15+ years, US Army, CPT/O-3E, Honorable Discharge: 08/17
  • 10 years, Leadership/ Supervisor / Manager
  • 10+ years, Senior Project / Program Management
  • 10+ years, Information DatabaseManager

 

CLEARANCE:             DoD, Secret, (last adjudicated: 05/11, expires: 05/21)

PASSPORT:                United States Citizen

WORK PREF.:             Montgomery, AL, Augusta, GA, Columbus, GA

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

12/13 – present, Information Integration Officer, (O-3E / CPT)

Department of Defense, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

US Army, Fort Eustis, VA

 

  • Senior analystand subject matter expert (SME) responsible for staff direction, coordination, and command-wide guidance of TRADOC Data Center Consolidation Plan
  • Assist and represent (G-6) command-wide proponents including units: TRADOCCenters of Excellence (school houses), such as the Cyber Center of Excellence (Fort Gordon), Intelligence Center of Excellence (Fort Huachuca) Maneuver Center of Excellence (Fort Benning), Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (Fort Leonard Wood) and G-6 decision-making subject matter expert staff providing systems analysis, e.g., Budget (G-8) or Personnel Management (G-1/4) in working groups of mission-related and administrative work processes as the basis for Information Technology (IT) investments to track organizations’ approved systems / applications for accountability; recommends methods / deliverables to manage TRADOC’s IT use
  • Manage development/documentation of Mobile/Wirelessrequirements, covering system and technical, and as-is and to-be viewpoints for Mobile/Wireless, including: Microsoft Surface Pros and Samsung Galaxy S6s for the US Army Recruiting Command; responsible for determining equipment compatibility within network security parameters of DoD Network; vet software / applications, operation / maintenance costs
  • Point of Contact (POC) and G-6communication liaison with US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and US Army Cadet Command (USACC) for IT policy, hardware, and plan issues; liaise with G-6 leadership for analysis / discussion / schedule meetings for G-6 requirements
  • Coordinates ~10 annual Video Teleconferences (VTC) with ArmyChief Information Officer (CIO) and G-6 (DCS, G-6, (Command, Control, Communications, and Computer [C4]), Deputy G-6, administrative office, and four directorates [Information Integration, Operations, Systems Integration, and Information Assurance]. G-6 senior leadership for the Army Enterprise Network Council (AENC) coordinate CIO/G-6 Staff (Pentagon) and G-6 leadership on time/date, read-ahead material, room reservation, VTC request submission, and track/inform of changes before VTC; coordinate with Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, secretary; publicize VTC / room scheduling program on G-6’s webpage

 

04/13 – 11/13, Network Plans Officer, G-6 Plans Officer (O-3E / CPT)

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN)

US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC

 

  • Supervised a frequency manager and three G-6plans officers; ensuring subordinate units could communicate with higher HQs during parachute assaults, resulting in HQ’s ability to communicate with troops (air / ground); responsible for planning communications for mission within 96 hours of notification
  • Developed ~10 annual Command, Control, Communications, and Computer(C4) plans for Division’s operations and exercises supporting Global Response Force (GRF) operational and garrison missions; coordinated with external organizations, including: 35th Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, LA and Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) organizations for C4 support and assets resulting in 100% communications capabilities
  • Serves as the C4plans Point of Contact Specialist / Manager for Division operations and exercises for six subordinate Brigade elements and a HQ’s and HQ’s Battalion
  • Coordinated the movement of >1,500 networkdevices, ~500 telephone lines, and ~600 users to the division’s new headquarters building between locations inside Fort Bragg
  • Ensured minimal interruption of the division’s networks and users though exceptionally high operationsperiod while serving at the next higher level as the G-6 Plans OIC; publicized and coordinated cutover plan for communications to ~1,000 personnel working in the unit; conducted in phases to avoid communications interruptions / downtime during period of high traffic operations (during combat deployments and daily exercise planning; results were Commanding General and staff maintained secure and non-secure communications with all subordinate leaders throughout the moving process
  • Produced two division signal annexes (under communication plan for mission), including call signs to radio frequencies; ensured proper coordination and executionof one Joint Operations Access Exercise (JOAX), one Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation, and one Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Field Training Exercise (FTX) resulting in successful training exercise

 

04/10 – 04/13, Airborne Infantry Battalion S-6, (O-3E / CPT)

HHC/1-325 AIR, (Airborne Infantry Regiment) 2BCT

US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC

 

  • Supervised 23 personnelwith job titles of Signal Support Systems Specialists, Information Technology Specialists, and Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator/Maintainers
  • Responsible for planned sustainmentof communications equipment and personnel of battalion mission within command and control systems through an 812-man Airborne Infantry Battalion Task Force resulting in capability of worldwide deployment for contingencies within 18 hours of notification, including Information Technology and communications equipment
  • Ensured the battalion could communicate between five outstations inside Al Anbar Province (Iraq) by maintaining radio communicationswith outstations to enable the Battalion Commander to exercise command and control of company commanders
  • Supervised the battalion’s maintenance of communications, electronic equipmentvalued at ~$10M; monitored status of equipment in support maintenance
  • Ensured battalion was automated to include software, hardwareand email capability, resulting in 100% up-to-date equipment with no less than 3-year old computer (life-cycle) hardware, software, and communications (battalion’s radios) updated annually
  • Planned battalion communicationsfor exercises and deployments, resourced personnel and equipment, training operations and real world (combat) operations, and maintenance of communication assets to include one Command Post Node (CPN) and Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT), 298 Combat Net Radios, Communications Security (COMSEC) and battalion’s automation equipment (computers)
  • Managed trainingfor Radio Telegraph Operators (RTO) personnel in battalion about four times annually to ~25 personnel per class, for ~100 personnel trained annually, including: follow safety procedures (on / off duty), and taught via Pre-Combat Checks (PCCs) and Pre-Combat Inspections (PCIs) and included weekly safety briefs, and combat readiness of Signal Soldiers and NCOs in Battalion’s communications shop (S-6)
  • Managed / monitored new personnelaccounts via account request documentation submitted to local Network Enterprise Center (NEC) for approval and assignment of cryptographic storage devices for certain personnel before training exercises

 

04/09 – 04/10, Assistant Battalion S-3, (O-3E / CPT)

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHD)

US Army, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA 30905

 

  • Supervised four personnelwith functional jobs of battalion planning and training management who planned and deployed personnel and equipment for a hybrid strategic / tactical signal battalion with communications packages including: multi-channel tactical satellites, voice / data capabilities / single-channel tactical satellite radios; manage inventory valued at circa $500K per mission
  • Planned humanitarianmissions’ communication support for doctors, engineers, and veterinarians in Central and South America for 19 battalion missions supporting U.S. Army South (USARSO) and U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in operational areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Managed trainingincluding quarterly / semi-annual training briefs covering battalion preparedness including: medical readiness, financial readiness, physical readiness, and mission readiness of soldiers (~200+), training areas used for shooting ranges for qualifications on assigned weapons / ammunitions (including: 5.56, 7.62, 9mm, 40mm), Warrior Leader’s Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, and Senior Leader’s Course (schools), and weekly synchronization meetings reporting results to Brigade leadership

 

04/08 – 04/09, Platoon Leader, (O-2E / 1LT)

US Army, DOD, HHD, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA 30905

 

  • Responsible for an Echelon-Above Corps Theater Tactical SignalCompany that provided rapidly deployable two-Soldier teams; ensured command, control, computer, and communications systems (C4) worldwide for USSOUTHCOM, Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and 21st Signal Brigade contingency communications requirements, including: communications security devices with cryptographic keys, Single Channel Tactical Satellite Radios (AN/PRC-117F), Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), Combat Net Radio (CNR) (RT-1523), and laptop computers
  • Responsible for training, health, welfare, supervision, safety, combatreadiness, morale and discipline of 12 Soldiers and 10 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO)
  • Maintained accountabilityfor Single Channel Tactical Satellite equipment and nine tactical vehicles valued in excess of $12M
  • Supervised 22 personnelwith functional job tasks of signal support systems specialist with focus on FM radio communications, and Single Channel Tactical Satellite Communications for mission support
  • Responsible for RTO Academythat trained new battalion attached soldiers and augmentees before mission cycle(s); trained ~10 personnel per class with about 8-10 classes per year, for ~80-100 personnel trained per year for three years

 

10/07 – 04/08, Project Staff Officer, (O-1E / 2LT)

Combined Joint Staff – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines (CJ6)

US Army, HQ International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Kabul, Afghanistan 

 

  • Coordinated / liaised / managed project schedules and deliveries of IT Projects by deadlines and agreed upon products and services at NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), Joint ForcesCommand Brunssum (JFCBS) and Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
  • Managed six large-scale projects, including: ServerRoom, Secure Voice Over IP Phones, Psychological Operations Radio in theater, Vulnerability Assessment Teams, don’t remember the other 2) Communications Information System (CIS) projects valued at >€30E ($313M+ USD) impacting area of operations; VOIP Phones linked the Commander International Assistance Security Force (COMISAF) with regional commanders and higher HQs; Psychological Operations Radio enabled US military in Afghanistan to spread message to Afghan people via free multi-band radios; Vulnerability Assessment Team assessed information security at Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) resulting in secure communications between the PRTs and COMISAF
  • Accounted for the distributionof >650 secure Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices in Afghanistan, resulting in secure communication links for Commander ISAF (COMISAF) with regional commanders and higher HQ; coordinated locations receiving VoIP devices with number of devices assigned, placed order with phone vendor, traveled to locations, and installed devices; tracked progress of installation, and reported status daily
  • Coordinated local commands for dissemination of the Psychological Operations (PsyOps) Radionetwork through free multiband radios for Afghans; coordinated with commands in Kandahar, Bagram, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif for local radio towers designated for location of broadcasts; visited locations / assisted in positioning antennas and powering the amps and radio equipment, resulting in each site broadcasting a capability of ~75 miles (based on terrain in mountainous Afghanistan)
  • Represented Combined Joint Staff (CJ6) on ISAF Vulnerability AssessmentTeam, assessing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) information security (INFOSEC) and ensuring communications were mission capable

 

03/07 – 10/07, Platoon Leader, (O-1E / 2LT)

US Army, HHD, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA

 

  • Executed simultaneous deploymentof eight two-person teams to four separate countries including: (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, and Honduras) during the inactivation of signal company, resulting in 85% personnel retention rate
  • Managed/supervised 12 SignalSystems Support Specialists; responsible for training, health, welfare, supervision, safety, combat readiness, morale, discipline of 12 Soldiers and nine non-commissioned officers (NCOs), including seven PFC/E-3s, five SPC/E-4s, six SGT/E-5s, two SSG/E-6s, and one SFC/E-7
  • Accountable for Single Channel Tactical Satellite equipmentvalued at ~$9M / nine tactical vehicles, including HMMWVs (valued at ~$3M each), for total equipment valued at >$12M
  • Developed TACSAT Radiotraining for the battalion and augmentees assigned to missions; conducted circa 8-10 classes annually training ~10 learners per class, for between 80-100 per year for about three years
  • Prepared prepositioned communicationspackages with hand receipts for accountability (ready to be picked up and loaded before each mission); system saved ~2-3 hours before each mission for a total of 38-57 man-hours saved per mission for 19 missions
  • Managed weaponsranges, as a junior officer, including Range Safety Officer and Officer in Charge

 

11/06 – 03/07, Student, Officer Candidate, (O-1E / 2LT)

US Army, Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Gordon, GA / Fort Benning, GA

 

  • SignalBasic Officer Leader Certification / Leadership Courses
  • Basic Officer Leader Certification / LeadershipCourses

 

09/05 – 06/06, Chief, (E-5 / SGT), Tech Control Team

US Army, C Co, 112th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC / Baghdad, Iraq

 

  • Managed / supervised hands-on secure and non-secure digital telephoneswitching, internal cable and wire support, special data router circuits including SIPRNET/NIPRNET and VTC for globally deployed Special Operations Forces including: CISCO routers and switches, Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Phoenix/Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Terminal, KIV-7 (encryption devices), KG-94 (bulk encryption devices)
  • Managed / supervised training, health, welfare and leadership of two soldierswith functional job titles of PFC/E-3 and SPC/E-4, Information Technology Specialists
  • Accountable for installation, operation and maintenance of equipmentvalued at >$3M including: CISCO routers and switches, Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Phoenix/Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Terminal, KIV-7 (encryption devices), KG-94 (bulk encryption devices)
  • Provided site communicationswith a medium data node for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) deployed to Baghdad, Iraq

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 01/16 – present, Master of Arts, Information Technology Management, Webster University, St. Louis, MO; Expected Graduation: 05/17
  • 05/06, Bachelor of Science, Social Science, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Diploma, Russell County High School, Seale, AL

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 08/15 – present, ContractingOfficer Representative (COR) Certification, Defense Acquisition University
  • 03/11 – Battalion/ Brigade S-6 Officer, 1-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 12/10 – SignalCaptains Career, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/09 – Unit Movement Officer Deployment Planning, 56th SignalBattalion, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 03/07 – SignalBasic Officer Leader, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/07 – IT Essentials: PC Hardware / Software, US ArmySchool of IT, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 09/06 – Officer Candidate School, US ArmyInfantry School, Fort Benning, GA
  • 04/05 – Advanced Routing Course, Acclaim Technology Training, Fayetteville, NC
  • 09/05 – Cisco SecurityExpert, World Wide Technology, St. Louis, MO
  • 09/05 – Cisco Voice Over IP, World Wide Technology, St. Louis, MO
  • 01/04 – CV-8448 NRZ to CDI Converter Operator/Maintainer, DNE Technologies, Inc., Wallingford, CT
  • 07/02 – Cisco Certified Network Associate, INOVA TECH, Fayetteville, NC
  • 04/02 – US ArmyAirborne School, US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA

 

PRESENTATIONS / TECHNICAL:

 

  • 2015 – Present, ArmyEnterprise Network Council (AENC), TRADOC, Fort Eustis, VA
  • Adobe Acrobat Software
  • ArmyPortfolio Management Solution (APMS) database
  • DefenseTraining Management System (DTMS)
  • DefenseTravel System (DTS)
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • SIPRnet/ NIPRnet

 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / VOLUNTEER:

 

  • 05/12 – present, Life Member, SignalCorps Regimental Association, Fort Gordon, GA
  • 01/10, Certificate of Appreciation, Service as a U.S. ArmyeCybermission Virtual Judge, Fort Gordon, GA

 

  • ArmyAchievement Medal (2)
  • ArmyCommendation Medal (3)
  • ArmyGood Conduct Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • NATO Medal

 

 

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