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Air Force Engineer

Melbourne, Florida, United States
July 14, 2017

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William Elam Communication Systems Technician 321-***-**** M elbourne, FL 3 2935 Accomplished professional with over 30+ years of experience installing, engineering, maintaining, and repairing communication systems for the US military and advanced companies supporting them. Analytical, technical troubleshooter skilled in identifying issues, and utilizing complex problem-solving skills to create comprehensive solutions. Collaborative communicator and leader continually focused on building relationships and enhancing performance to drive positive change, and cohesive, comprehensive projects. Possess DOD Secret, security clearance.

Strategic Planning Project Requirements Problem Solving

Communication Systems Relationship Building Project Management

Technical Troubleshooting

AutoCAD Aided Design System

Staff Training & Supervision

Blueprints / Diagrams / Drawings

Electronic Test Equipment

Components & Circuit Cards

Professional Experience


Tasked with design, installation, maintenance, and systems engineering support for all communications systems and peripherals (cables, fiber optics, etc.) for critical launch facilities. Developed maintenance plans and repair schedules. Liaised with local and national level clients to ensure communication requirements are identified and met. Attended mission-planning meetings, working groups, and technical interchange meetings associated with assigned components, facilities, and systems. Assessed capability of Launch Operations and Support Contract communication systems to meet launch requirements.

Key Accomplishments:

● Provided technical guidance for establishment of mission control communication networks within the Eastern Range facilities for launch simulations, tests, and operations. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC) Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL 6/2000-7/2005 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Provided comprehensive communications support for launch facilities. Developed maintenance plans and repair schedules. Attended critical meetings, interfaced with local and national customers, and conducted ongoing assessments to ensure vital systems met launch requirements.

Key Accomplishments:

● Designed Public Address (PA) communication systems for 45th Space Wing and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) facilities.

● Developed and implemented a technical library system for filing and organizing electronic drawings.

● Engineered moving existing communication equipment by reutilizing racks which saved space and over $15K. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 4/1987-6/2000


Served in different roles supporting communication systems and carrying out special projects throughout enlistment. Installation Engineer / Installation Team Chief, Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL:

● Prepared engineering installation packages for customer equipment installation and configuration requests for Public Address/Aural Warning Transistorized Operational Phone System (PAWTOPS). Performed site surveys, ensured technical drawings were complete and accurate, coordinated with key stakeholders to ensure packages met requirements, and provided technical expertise for complete customer satisfaction. Supervised installation team, orchestrated workflow, and performed installation, removal, and relocation of communication equipment and cabling. William Elam

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Special Project: A ugmented Communication Management and Control Agency (CMCA) during 2000 Presidential Campaign. Provided critical protective communications and installed wireless communication systems at various Secret Service field offices.

Radio Maintenance Work Center Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Moron Air Base, Spain:

● Supervised Ground Radio Maintenance Work Center. Oversaw daily workflow, and performed equipment installation, removal, modification, and maintenance of a wide array of electronic communications and Air Traffic Control communication equipment including ground-to-air radio equipment and Air Traffic Control central equipment. Managed inspections, logistical support, scheduling and hazardous waste program. Ground Radio Communication Specialist, Bitburg Air Base, Germany, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida:

● Fully accountable for communication equipment in mobilization, deployment, and Air Traffic Control. Provided public address installation and support. Managed bench stock, work order residue supply database and other administrative functions within the work center.

Education & Credentials

Concentration: Computer Science

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY M elbourne, FL 2002-2003 Air Education and Training Command Career Development Course, Ground Radio Communications, Graduate US AIR FORCE EXTENSION COURSE INSTITUTE E glin Air Force Base, FL 1988 Air Education and Training Command Technical School, Ground Radio Communications Grad,uate US AIR FORCE EXTENSION COURSE INSTITUTE K eesler Air Force Base, MS 1987 Concentration: General Studies

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY B aton Rouge, LA 1984 Certifications & Training

Brevard Community College, Certificates in Basic Electricity, Fiber Optics, Network and Cabling, 2010 Everest Consulting Group Coach Advisor Certificate, 2002 Hagan and Associates Packet Star Multi-Service Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Certificate, 2002 Science Applications International Corporation, Systems Engineering Training Certificate, 2001 Franklin-Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Certificate, 2000 USAF Communication Management and Control Agency (CMCA) Protective Communications Support Team Certificate, 1999

Disaster Preparedness Support Team Course Certificate, 1996 Hazardous Materials First Responder, Level I Certificate, 1996 USAF Airman Leadership School, 1993

High Reliability Soldering and Connections Course Certificate, 1992 Protective Communications Equipment Course Certificate, 1991 Communications-Electronics Advancement Course Certificate, 1991 Security Clearance: DOD Secret, 1/2009 T ype Investigation: NACLC, OPM, 12/2008

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