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Safety Officer Maintenance

Athens, Alabama, United States
August 28, 2018

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John A. Tate

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Contact Phone: 256-***-****; Work Phone: 256-***-**** Email:


*SECRET Security Clearance Active in JPAS*

**Extensive experience across all Integrated Product Support Elements**

Product Support Management – Supervised as many as 140 maintenance personnel across the Mechanical, CNC Machining, Electro-Mechanical, Laser & Thermal Optical, Digital Electronic, and Calibration Maintenance Community(s). Performed all required administrative and performance reporting on all personnel. Led up to (283) Contract Logistic Support providers in a Direct Combat Support, and Defense Acquisition Logistics environment. Created, edited, and published all Defense Acquisition Program documents including but not limited to: Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP), Material Fielding Plan, Obsolescence Management Plan (DMSMS), Post Implementation Review, Facilities Impact Report, Technical Manuals, Modification Work Orders, Depot Maintenance Source of Repair Plan, Manpower & Training Plan, Product Supportability Assessment, Manpower Estimate Report, and Service Support & Sustainment Agreement.

Design Interface – Provided Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability assessment on a wide range of Primary End Item and Integrated System programs across the mechanical, electro-mechanical, and on/off board digital systems. Responsible for “Design In Support” for digital sense/respond based weapon system prognostic/diagnostics indication system installed on combat vehicles.

Sustaining Engineering – Authored Obsolescence Management Plan and Maintenance Trend Failure Replacement Strategy for a series of mechanical and digital integrated component systems. Performed material and manufacturing replacement research for updates to legacy systems.

Supply Support – Developed wholesale and retail (including user level) supply chain strategy for multiple complex systems within DoD and the private sector. Performed engineering data analysis for system Top Down/Break Down and Integrated Bill of Material assessment to facilitate maintenance tasks to support emerging weapon systems. Generated data sets for ingestion by the Defense Logistics Information System to populate long-term global supply chain sources and near-term initial fielding and user test support requirements.

Maintenance Planning & Management – Expert on End Item and Integrated System Supportability Assessment. Executed thousands of complex maintenance tasks on mechanical, electro-mechanical, laser/thermal optical, and digital electronic systems and components. Systems include but are not limited to: Stationary and Mobile Ground Weapons, Maritime Systems, Aviation Systems, and Spacecraft Systems. Authored numerous equipment modification installation, and new capability maintenance plans for operator, organizational, intermediate, and depot level support strategies. Served on the U.S. Marine Corps Realignment of Maintenance Integrated Product Team as a Maintenance and Supply Support Subject Matter Expert.

Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T) – Conducted packaging for transportation strategy on sensitive computer/network assets for deployment and egress from austere environmental conditions. Coordinated PHS&T plans for an integrated safety modification to combat vehicles. The plan maximized component integrity and reliability during transit, while minimizing post installation packaging waste. Created a MIL-STD 810G deployment structure for the Marine Corps Topographic Production Capability allowing for strategic map-making capability on an asymmetrical battlefield. This provided accurate and reliable SIGINT and HUMINT to be translated geometrically and geographically to give combat commanders real time intelligence early in mission planning.

Technical Data – Executed engineering data analysis on a variety of ground, air, and maritime weapon systems per applicable military and engineering standards. Translated complex engineering drawings and part listing from requirements to capabilities, and created operator and maintainer technical publications for support of equipment sets. Supervised Human Factors analysis using engineering drawings and legacy equipment sets to generate executable integration strategies for new equipment sets. Executed Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) assessments as well as Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) using generated models and drawing set to ensure support capabilities could be executed per applicable enterprise directives.

Support Equipment – Performed Job Task & Maintenance Task Analyses for Tool, and Test Measurement & Diagnostic Equipment requirement validation on a variety of ground, air, and maritime weapon systems. Built and verified, via LOGDEMO, support equipment sets for new equipment fielding; as well as updated legacy test equipment using modern technology.

Training & Training Support – Created Manpower Training Analysis/Plan (MPTA/P) for new capability. Chaired new equipment Manpower & Training Integrated Product Team with team members from the education/training, sustainment, headquarters manpower, and user community. Supervised and executed New Equipment Training Team(s) during multiple equipment fielding events ensuring operator and maintenance personnel were equipped for new equipment sets.

Manpower & Personnel – Created Manpower Estimate Report (MER) to ensure new capability requirements could be supported by the current enterprise infrastructure. Member of multiple Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Course Curriculum Review Board(s) to assess current individual training standards against new capability requirements. This information was translated into the Job/Maintenance Task Analysis for each equipment set RAM study to ensure training would be sufficient for operators and maintenance personnel.

Facilities & Infrastructure – Initiated Facilities Impact Report for new capability to provide data set to the Program Manager for MILCON and other associated funding validation. Performed node verification to ensure Network Operations Center (NOC) for local command could support any IT or processor based resource part of new equipment prior to fielding. Completed National Environmental Protections Agency (NEPA) compliance package for program validation of any hazardous material or equipment operations/maintenance by product requiring physical disposition. This verified all current operational and industrial hazards and hazardous materials were properly accounted for using local policy and procedures.

Computer Resources – Completed Information Technology assessment for all new capability requirements. This includes but is not limited to: user requirements (capability and geography), network requirements (user load and onboard application requirements), and environmental requirements vs. equipment capability. Supervised application framework and debug for new equipment training software – this ensured coding method was properly documented and any/all construct source code was properly stored for maintenance and scalability. Ensured all material across a globally fielded system was properly accounted for IAW enterprise policy and procedures – this included program and government owned vendor item spares.

04/2017-Present: Senior Integrated Systems Logistics Specialist: Venturi Aerospace, TEAMS Group, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Logistics Directorate & Logistics Policy and Program Assessment, Missile Defense Agency: Contact me prior to supervisor – Charles Roberts, 256-***-****

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.

Missile Defense Agency Logistics Policy & Program Assessment Branch.

01/2016 to 03/2017: Senior Integrated Systems Logistics Specialist: Jacobs ESSSA Group, Spacecraft Payload Integration Element, Marshall Space Flight Center: May contact supervisor – Mace Jennings, 256-***-****

Space Launch System Core Stage

Space Launch System Spacecraft Payload Integration Element Stage

Space Launch System Interim Cryogenic Propulsion System

Space Launch System Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter

Space Launch System Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Stage Adapter

Space Launch System Secondary Payloads

10/2012 to 12/2015: Logistics Management Specialist, Assault Amphibious Vehicle Modifications, NH- 0346-III, Program Executive Office Land Systems Marine Corps, Quantico, VA: May contact supervisor

– Steve Rebholz, 703-***-****.

Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Family of Vehicles (FoV)

Emergency Egress Lighting System

Vehicle Main Power Integration Replacement

Vehicle Crew Rapid Weapon Storage & Deployment Capability

Vehicle Automated Fire Sensing & Suppression System

Vehicle Weapon System Thermal Fire Control Capability

Vehicle Propulsion System Safety Upgrade

Vehicle Amphibious Safety System Upgrade

AAV Foreign Military Sales case(s) Supportability Assessment and Capability Planning

12/2009 to 10/2012: Logistics Management Specialist, Topographic Production Capability and Embedded Platform Logistics System, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA: May contact supervisor – Gene Morin, 540-***-****.

Topographic Production Capability

Tactical Exploitation Group

Distributed Common Ground System – Marine Corps

Embedded Platform Logistics System – onboard vehicle prognostic/diagnostic off board reporting system

Electronics Maintenance Support System – server and user laptop based technical library and equipment software sustainment system

03/2009 to 12/2009: Systems Specialist/Logistician Level 4, Electronic Maintenance Support System, Qinetiq North America (Prime to Marine Corps Systems Command), Quantico, VA: May contact supervisor – Dave Wallace, 540-***-****.

Embedded Platform Logistics System

Electronics Maintenance Support System

08/2007 to 03/2009: Program Operations Director, DME/Astronics Corporation, Orlando, FL: May contact supervisor – Brian Price, 407-***-****.

F-22 Aircraft Cockpit and Forward Fuselage Trainer Simulator

F-22 Aircraft Seat and Cockpit Ejection System Trainer Simulator

Javelin Anti-Armor Missile System Memory Loader/Verifier Test Set

Virtual Instrument Portable Equipment Repair/Test Set

Automated Communications Test Equipment

06/1987 to 08/2007: Electro-Optical/Anti-Armor Ground Weapons Maintenance Officer, United States Marine Corps, Active Duty – Honorable Discharge.

Light Armored Vehicle – Reconnaissance, Anti-Tank, and Recovery

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Target Acquisition and Main Gun Tracking System

Marine Scout Sniper Target Acquisition and Fire Control System

M777 Heavy 155mm Long-Range Howitzer Fire Control System

Marine Low Light Vision Enhancement Systems – Thermal, Infrared, and Laser

Tube Launched Optically-Tracked Weapon System – Anti-Armor Missile System

Javelin Anti-Armor Weapon System

TOW Test & Calibration System

Thermal Vision Test & Calibration Systems


BS Information Technology, Network Management; Kaplan University, 2011 (GPA: 3.96)

AAS Audio Production & Recording Engineering; Fullsail University, 2016 (GPA: 3.55)

Diploma; Etowah High School, 1987


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; American Meridian University, 2015

Lifecycle Executive Leadership Program; UNC/NC A&T University, 2014

Advanced Logistics and Technology Insertion; Kenan Flagler Business School/UNC Chapel Hill, 2013

Government Invoice Acceptor/QA; Office of Legislative Affairs Comptroller, 2011

Contracting Officer Representative; Defense Acquisition University, 2011

Ground Weapons Ordnance Maintenance Officer Course; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 2003

Tactical Logistics Officer Course; School of MAGTF Logistics Quantico, VA, 2003

Maintenance Management Supervisor Course; II Marine Expeditionary Force G-4, 1998

Operational Radiation Safety Officer Course; USA NucBioChem School, 1994

Anti-Armor Missile Systems Technician Course; Albany, GA, 1988

Electro-Optical/Laser Systems Technician Course; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 1988

Fire Control/Optical Systems Technician Course; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 1987


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – 2015

DAWIA Level 3 – Life Cycle Logistics – 2012

DAWIA Level 1 – Program Management – 2011

Radiation Safety Officer – 1998

Category I Laser System Safety Officer – 1988


United States Marine Corps (Retired), Honorable Discharge – Chief Warrant Officer Electro- Optical Systems Ground Ordnance Maintenance Officer, 1986-2007


Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal – For superior operational support to combat forces in Iraq.

Meritorious Service Medal – For exceptional leadership in support of ground weapons and experimental equipment in direct connection with combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Extra Miler Award – For Main Vehicle Battery design and availability risk realization and resolution for the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion System, NASA.

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