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Operator Management

Location:
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
February 07, 2018

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THOMAS ELMS

*** **** **** ***** ****. Clarksville, TN 37043

931-***-**** or ac4dyd@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: Position in a results-oriented company utilizing my experience, expertise, leadership, and communication skills in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Fourteen years Aviation experience including operations, doctrine, logistics, acquisition, organizational effectiveness, and management with the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System, the Small Unmanned Aircraft System, the Universal Mission Simulator (UMS), and the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT).

In-depth knowledge of Army UAS systems to include operational employment, instructor operator training/development, maintenance management policies and procedures, and Technical Manual and equipment validation/verification.

More than ten years of experience in the instruction and evaluation of instructors/training plans, and in the development of programs of instruction and testing.

Current Top Secret clearance with four years of experience in Physical Security Management/JPAS Management, and proficient in Department of Defense insight, training, team building, logistics, and networking.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fort Rucker, AL, 2014-Present

Represented the Army Aviation Center as an Unmanned Aircraft subject matter expert for various Army and Department of Defense wide experimentation efforts, and participated in the development of the Man-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) Hand Book, implementing a new diverse concept of reconnaissance with helicopters and UAS training, communicating and performing as a team.

Thorough understanding of UAS and UMS software. Managed and conducted multiple Validation/Verifications of both the “Legacy” and “V2 TCDL” Shadow systems and the Gray Eagle UAS.

Developed emerging concepts and integrated technologies on existing Army UAS. Directly involved with the modeling, simulation and experimentation of Army UAS into future Army formations. Coordinated, synchronized and integrated UAS efforts across the Aviation Enterprise.

Managed and implemented operational employment training concepts and requirements for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS, RQ-7B Shadow UAS, the UMS, and the OSRVT in accordance with current Army and manned aviation requirements.

Flight Operations, Site Lead / UAS Platoon Sergeant, 217th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Campbell, KY, 2011-2014

Oversaw one of the most successful Army Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) inspections of a UAS unit. The team was personally recognized by the Brigade Commander for receiving commendable ratings in all areas.

Supervised all facets of flight operations and maintenance in support of a Brigade Combat Team and Joint Task Force throughout a twelve month deployment in Afghanistan with split-site operations.

Managed and developed a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) tailored to the unique capabilities of a UAS team operating within hazardous conditions.

Flight Line Supervisor / UAS Platoon Sergeant, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, KY, 2007-2011

Supervised over 200 incident free missions throughout the duration of the unit’s deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Assessed and provided supervision on instructor operator training and Readiness Level progression enhancing the unit’s performance level.

Managed the troubleshooting and repair of Universal Ground Control Stations, Universal Ground Data Terminals, and Shadow UAS Hardware and Software.

UAS Senior Mission Commander/Operator, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, KY, 2004-2007

Served as a Mission Commander, Squad Leader, Senior Trainer, and Senior Operator from New Equipment Training (NET) through a 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-06.

Managed, planned, trained, instructed, tactically employed and streamlined Launch and Recovery site operations that provided an unmatched level of reconnaissance and surveillance mission support to Multi-National Forces-Iraq and Other Coalition Forces-Iraq culminating in the execution of over 1,200 combat sorties.

Recognized by the Strike Brigade Task Force Commander for outstanding performance as the platoon’s launch and recovery site NCOIC and Senior Mission Commander.

Created and implemented TTPs that directly contributed to the platoon achieving over 2,000 incident/accident free hours as an Army UAS platoon.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Trainee, E company 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ, 2003-2004

Obtained initial qualification as an RQ-7A Shadow UAS operator.

Became proficient in the fundamentals of airborne reconnaissance, mission sensor/payload operation, and UAS launch and recovery operations.

Completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Ground School course of instruction

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelors Technical Management, Excelsior College, (Continuing Education) Dec 2019

Associates Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, Nov, 2018

Associates Military Intelligence/Aviation Management, Cochise College, May 2018

Systems Acquisition Management Course, Defense Acquisition University, Sep 2015

Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University, Sep 2014

Operations Security Officer Level II Certification Course, Fort Rucker, AL, Oct 2014

Senior Leadership Course, Fort Rucker, AL, Apr 2009

Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Ft Huachuca, AZ, Sep 2007

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ, Mar 2004

High School Diploma, Carrier Mills High School, Carrier Mills, IL, May 1987



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