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State University Air Force

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
October 22, 2016

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MRS. Leah HarrisLupton

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P.O. Box 629

Kotzebue, AK 99752 US

Mobile: 907-***-****



Job Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full -Time

Work Experience:


Kotzebue, AK 99752. United States

08/2015 - Present

Hours per week: 40

Meteorology Technician

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Launch Upper Air Balloons, augment ASOS as deemed necessary, eyes forward for our Parent WFO in Fairbanks, AK.

Supervisor: Larry Hubble 907-***-****)

Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes


Biloxi, United States

08/2007 11/


Hours per week: 8

Meteorology Intern

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Assisted with everyday duties of a TV Meteorologist which included updating weather information and passing along weather watches and warnings to the public for safety.

Supervisor: Mike Reader (Retired)

Okay to contact this Supervisor: No.

United States Air Force

Mountain Home AFB, United States

12/2000 10/2004

Salary: 30,000.00 USD Per Year

Hours per week: 50

Weather Forecaster/Observer

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Provided weather support for 3 fighter squadrons conducting homeland defense and wartime missions.

Maintained severe weather watch for an operating area covering 196,000 square miles spread across three states, leading to protection of over 4,500 military and civilian personnel, and aviation assets valued at over $5.6 Billion.

Prepared and presented detailed missiontailored weather briefings to the 366 Fighter Wing senior staff and Battle staff. Operated $700K Doppler Weather Radar and Automated Meteorological Observing System (TMOS).

Assisted with development of operating procedures and checklists and prepared product quality assurance reports.

Updated and enhanced weather climatology summaries for quick reference on Microsoft Excel.

United States Air Force

Keesler AFB, MS United States

05/2000 11/2000

Salary: 25,000.00 USD Per Year

Hours per week: 45

Weather Forecasting School Student

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Completed forecasting school with a 97% average.

United States Air Force

Grafenwoehr AIN, Germany

09/1995 05/2000

Salary: 20,000.00 USD Per Year

Hours per week: 50

Weather Journeyman

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Observed, recorded, and disseminated surface weather observations in support of the US Army Europe, US Air Forces Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the 54,000 acre Grafenwoehr Training Area, Europe's Largest livefire

training installation.

Maintained basic meteorological weather watch, providing resource protection for the Grafenwoehr Training Area to include 11 training ranges and the Grafenwoehr Army Airfield

Provided weather information to airborne aircraft via PilottoMetro Radio

Provided updated observations and forecasts to the American Forces NetworkBavaria.

Executed preventive maintenance procedures on various observing equipment and performed quarterly standardization with numerous types of barometers.

Conducted quality control of local products, identifying favorable and adverse trends.

Compiled precise and detailed climatology summaries which enhanced wartime and command support packages.

Authored effective, user friendly operating instructions for optimum usage of Internet backup capabilities, thus expediting transmission efficiency of critical weather data during primary communication outages.

Provided weather reports for airdrop missions for 400 paratroopers and heavy equipment with zero mishaps.

Relayed up to the minute weather information to deployed weather cadre teams during blizzard conditions. This aided team decision makers to alert and safeguard 10,000 troops during exercise Victory Focus.


Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS United States

Master's Degree 08/2015 - Major: Applied Meteorology Program

Mississippi State university Starkville, MS United States Bachelor's Degree 05/2009

GPA: 3.89 of a maximum 4.0 - Credits Earned: 55 Semester hours

Major: Geosciences Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications:

I have completed the necessary coursework required to complete my BS in Geoscience with a Certificate in Operational Meteorology through distance learning from Mississippi State University. I was a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Gulfport, MS United States

Some College Coursework Completed 05/2009

GPA: 4.0 of a maximum 4.0

Credits Earned: 9 Semester hours

Boise State University Boise, ID United States

Some College Coursework Completed 03/2005

GPA: 3.5 of a maximum 4.0

Credits Earned: 42 Semester hours

Major: Geoscience

Air University Maxwell AFB, AL United States

Associate's Degree 05/2003

GPA: 4.0 of a maximum 4.0

Credits Earned: 99

Major: Weather Technology

University of Maryland, European Division Grafenwoehr & Vilseck Germany

Some College Coursework Completed 03/2000

GPA: 3.0 of a maximum 4.0

Credits Earned: 12 Semester hours

Major: Meteorology

Comet MetEd UCAR Kotzebue, AK United States

Technical or Occupational Certificate 05/2016

+S290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course (

+Weather Radar Fundamentals (

Job Related Training:

Over 1 year of Met Tech experience in Kotzebue, Alaska.

+Current on HOGEN program and releasing balloons with Hydrogen Gas.

+Completed S290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course (

+Weather Radar Fundamentals (

+9 years of experience working in the Weather Field in the United States Air Force doing a combination of Weather Observations and Forecasting.

+Completed an Associates in Weather Technology through the Community College of the Air Force, Air University completed in May 2003.

+Completed undergraduate studies and earned a 4year degree through Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Science and a Certificate of Operational Meteorology completed in May 2009.

+Completed a Master's of Applied Meteorology Degree Through Mississippi State University in August 2015.


Lisa Coleman

USAF (Retired) 850-***-****

Timothy Harris

NOAA/NWS Meteorological Technician


Larry Hubble



Kelly Harris



Additional Information:

+Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel,Google Drive,Google Docs.

Completed NWS Work-Related Training & Education:

+ No Fear Act Briefing 20142016

+DOC Active Shooter Briefing

+Telework 101 for Employees OPM

+2016 NOAA IT Security Awareness Course

+Ensuring Accurate and Complete Time and Attendance Recording

+S290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course (

+Radar (

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