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Active Directory Technician, Corporate Support

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
August 19, 2018

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Christopher Bowlin

Helpdesk Technician

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Virginia Beach, VA 23464



Served 6 years in the United States Navy as a Fire Control Systems Technician. Performed advanced maintenance on combat control systems as well as applying advanced level maintenance practices to locate and correct malfunctions that were beyond organizational diagnostic routines on complex electronic, electrical, and mechanical Aegis combat control equipment and multiple system interfaces, maintains Command, Control, Communications, Computer, weapons fire control systems such as the Navy's advanced missile system, and other Aegis Class Destroyer peripherals. Supervised operations, maintenance and training for personnel within the combat control system division, and participated in weapons handling functions. Also conducted critical work functions to support hip's Combat Systems department aboard ships and are responsible for maintaining the ship's combat readiness for operations. These weapons systems include the Tomahawk missile system, the Sea Sparrow missile system and the Harpoon missile system as well as the associated computer and sensor packages. I Presently work with simulations and computer based training for new employees Additional skills listed below:

Installed and configured Router operating systems such as PFsense and VyOS

Managed Switch programming using Dell 3500 series switches

Experienced with Server management with systems such as OpenVZ

Installed and configured VOIP systems with Asterisk and FreePBX

Responsible for creation and management of Active Directory for new employee for the organization.

Responsible for mentoring and training all new help desk employees.

Experienced with naval version of SMARTT-T

Comptia Security + Certified (501)


A.S. Information Technology (04/2018) Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA. (Graduation Date: May 2018)


Comptia Security + 501, Expires March 2021

Cisco Certified Technician, Expires May 2018

Current Secret Clearance status was active until last year 2016.


July 2014 - Present

InMotion Hosting, Virginia Beach, VA - Corporate Support Personnel

The Corporate Support position is a dynamic position that has requires numerous technical skills as well as the ability to meet the ever evolving needs of the call center.

Since being hired I was given the responsibility of being a part of a team that implements and upgrades workflow processes from how trouble tickets are submitted and the speed to which they are opened and closed and also assisting the company’s training department with integrating/training new employees, and HR to create a more streamlined new hire creation/user termination process along with user management. Also responsible for installation and configuration of all new equipment and network devices purchased by the company.

While working physically from the Virginia Beach branch which is where the call center is physically located, the role of Corporate Support is such that we manage multiple satellite offices such as the corporate office located in Los Angeles California to our newly created call center located in Denver Colorado.July 2013 - July 2014

Pembroke Towers, Norfolk, VA - Front Desk Representative(Part Time)

Worked as the Front Desk Representative which involved the primary tasks of securing the main entrance of the apartment building after hours and to ensure only tenants and guests of tenants were allowed in and other tasks included responding to trouble calls from tenants such as the need for maintenance persons, coordinate the use of the freight elevator for tenants moving in and out of the building and sorting and distributing the mail for tenants. Also during this time started college at Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA.

November 2006 – July 2013

United States Navy- Aegis Weapon System Display Technician

6 years of service in the Navy graduating from Bootcamp in Great Lakes to attending C school in Dahlgren to finally being assigned to the USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79)

This rating series covers positions the paramount duties of which involve operating or supervising the operation of the controls of the digital computer system. Also included are duties involving the operation of peripheral equipment when: (1) such equipment is used directly in support of computer operations; and (2) the operation of such equipment is directly related to acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in operating the control console of a computer system. Positions in this rating require knowledge of the functions of the various computer features and the skill to read, interpret, and correctly respond to information in the form in which it is transmitted through the computer System Combat Information Center (CIC) and bridge with tactical and radar information as well as conducting preventative and corrective maintenance on associated systems. Honorably discharged from the Navy on November of 2012, current Secret Clearance status was active until last year 2016.

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