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Air Force Manager

Springfield, VA
September 29, 2020

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Roberto Bernate

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Springfield, VA 22151

703-***-**** : Roberto Bernate : Roberto Bernate

Summary of Qualifications

Results-driven professional with 24+ years of combined US Army Special Operations and civilian government intelligence (administrative, analytical, custodial, managerial, operational, and technical) experience working and globally - Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Combat Systems - Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4/5ISR), as well as extensive global experience within all Intelligence Tradecrafts. Outstanding experience in conducting intelligence analysis to support personnel and government employees at all levels. Committed to working in partnership with military members and leaders to resolve obstacles. Strong aptitude to analyze intelligence requirements of policymakers and problem solving via critical thinking. Accomplished Business Continuity Planning (BCP)/Continuity of Operations (CoOp) Manager. Superior communication skills and highly effective at all organizational levels. Proven organizational skills to maximize limited resources and personnel, resulting in a proven accomplishment track record. Equipped with an excellent work ethic, a strong sense of responsibility, and an outstanding track record of dependability.

Held/Holds a SECRET clearance (1992 – 1996) and a TOP SECRET/SCI w/Counterintelligence or Full-Scope polygraph clearance (1999 – 2017).

Fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.


Savannah State University

Bachelor of Science, Political Science/International Relations 1996 — 1998

Degree Conferred: 1998

·University Award for the Highest-Grade Point Average (GPA), 4.0, Savannah State University (1997)

·University Award for Graduating Summa Cum Laude, (3.96 GPA), Savannah State University (1998)

·Minors in American & African American History, Asian History, and International Politics.

Military Experience

US Army Special Operations – B Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment 1992 - 1996

·Combat Squad Leader: Was responsible for the morale, health, welfare, training, and discipline of a 12-man Special Operations squad

·1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Training NCO: Planned, and supported all training, deployments (combat and training), personnel, and awards for B Company, 1st Battalion

·Affiliated with the Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) (lifetime), 75th Ranger Regiment Association, and the US Special Forces Association.

Professional Experience (INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY)

CYBINT – Cyber Intelligence: Instrumental in assisting for designing, creating, and implementing NGA’s first Cyber GEOINT division, now one of the most-respected CYBINT offices in the Intelligence Community (IC). This was originally an offshoot of C4/5ISR, therefore, heavy reliance upon this expertise was used.

GEOINT – Geospatial Intelligence: Mainstay of tradecraft expertise. Recognized for multiple GEOINT and joint analyses by Intelligence Community and Director – level awards for tradecraft. Awarded the two-only GEOINT professional certifications: GEOINT Proficiency Certification – Fundamentals (GPC-F) and Proficiency Level II (GPC-PLII). Worked with a multitude of agencies, governments, companies, and academia to include: All 16-other Intelligence Community (IC) agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), General Dynamics (GDIT), National Geographic Society, Pennsylvania State University, Republic of Korea (RoK), Overwatch, US Geological Society (USGS), as well as foreign governments & the IC as a recruiter C4/5ISR instructor and course creator.

HUMINT – Human Intelligence: Assisted DIA’s HUMINT Office to develop the class for the HUMINT Operations Tasking & Reporting tool (HOTR). Had very close associations with all levels of the HUMINT processes with US Forces Korea (607th, 608th, 7th Air Force), as well as Partner assets such as the Korea Intelligence Service (KIS) Korean Intelligence Production Center (KIPC), Korea Ministry of National Defense (MNDD). More detail below. These affiliations occasionally required subject matter expertise (SME) in defector debriefing both CONUS and OCONUS.

MASINT – Measurement and Signals Intelligence: Worked with DIA MASINT, DIA UFAC-3 (Underground Facilities Analysis Center), DIA Central MASINT Organization, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for multiple research projects to characterize adversary underground facilities and various other MASINT signatures.

OSINT – Open Source Intelligence: Maintained close working relationships with CIA’s Open Source Center (OSC) and Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) which lead to multiple OSINT discoveries and successes resulting in several joint collaborations (multiple seal) products on intelligence products which were read by the highest echelons of the government and others.

SIGINT – Signals Intelligence: Worked closely with CIA’s Clandestine SIGINT (CLANSIG) Office on multiple IC tasks which were successes (cannot give more detail). A DNI/IC-titled Master Arbitrator/Approver handling SIGINT issues on behalf of NGA & NSA under NSA SIGINT dissemination processes. More detail below.

TECHINT: Worked with agencies, governments, companies, and academia to include: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Azimuth, Inc., Compass, Inc., DARPA, Lawrence Livermore, MIT, NASA (Shuttle SRTM), Nevada Test Site, NGA Image Quality-NIQU, Pennsylvania State University, Sandia Labs, Signalcrafters, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, as well as foreign governments & the IC aimed at developing/extracting/testing platforms.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), formerly the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) – East Asia (C4/5ISR) Analysis Branch (AORIA)

Bolling Air Force Base & Washington Navy Yard, DC, and Springfield, VA

Senior GEOINT Analyst 1999 – 2007, 2012 – 2017

·As Senior GEOINT Analyst, provided team leadership for East Asia Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4/5ISR) Analysis Branch (AORIA)

·Interpret, analyze, and capture imagery observables of all types in support of national, military, and local security goals, concerns, and strategies. Conduct multi-INT research; populate and exploit intelligence databases; and produce and disseminate written, graphic, and oral intelligence products

·Perform regional and functional analysis of military force structure, weapons development and proliferation, emerging technologies, capabilities, posture, and vulnerabilities of countries and non-state entities

·Conduct and execute all required analyses related to the environment, treaty monitoring, counter-narcotics, natural and man-made disasters, infrastructure, underground facilities, and counter-terrorism activities.

Multiple Positions 1999 – 2007, 2012 – 2017

·Additional duties include being one of only four-ever DNI/IC-titled NGA Master Arbitrators/Approvers and custodians for NGA-Level CIA World Intelligence Review (WIRe), NGA-Level CIA JEMS (Joint Entitlement Management Services (formerly GIMMEE), NGA-Level Authorized Intelligence Community (IC) Personnel (AICP), NGA/NSA GATEKEEPER access custodian for AICP users, and Intelligence Community (IC) i-Space (all versions/accesses/classifications)

·Ensure all the subordinate Office of Transnational Issues (AOR), NGA-wide analysts, and others with access could retrieve critical information as necessary. Responsible for directly representing NGA/IC user issues to the DNI and Director-CIA to improve NGA/IC access and use of critical applications

·Technical duties extended well beyond the Divisions to the broader NGA and the IC as Acting AOR TX, when needed. Responsible for electronics (electronics, computers, light tables, etc.) in the vaults in their respective locations

·As one of three NGA-Level Senior Accredited Testers and the only NGA-permitted General Dynamics Adjunct Team Member for the Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) Program Development Team, Program Management team, and the IEC Troubleshooting Team we coordinated and conducted all software and hardware testing and implementation, such as NES, IAE, IEC, ARC, GANDER, COE, CEDALION, SBC, and much other hardware upgrade/replacement testing as required. These programs ran the expanse of NGA; positive implications were established throughout the Intelligence Community.

Executive Officer (XO) 1999 – 2007, 2012 – 2017

·Worked as XO for the Cyber Analysis Division (AORC), Economic Security Division (AORE), and the C4/5ISR and Underground Analysis (AORI) Divisions within the Office of Transnational Issues (AOR). These divisions span work roles and locations at NGA Campus East (NCE) – Springfield, VA; UFAC3 - Reston-1, VA; NGA - NSA Fort George G. Meade, MD; St. Louis, MO (Second Street); and Washington, DC (Bolling AFB & Washington Navy Yard)

·Business Continuity Planning (BCP)/Continuity of Operations (CoOp) Manager at the AOR office level (where required), and primary BCP manager at the subordinate offices: AORC, AORE, & AORI and all subordinate locations above

Executive Officer (Continued)

oDuties included:

Primary BCP/CoOp author & editor

Workforce trainer and evaluator

Relocation site inspector/asset transition manager for all primary workforce and identified relocation sites for core-identified personnel relocation to include required IT systems

Maintenance of primary asset and personnel rosters

Crises evacuation management (Floor Warden) for all-assigned workforce sites

Responsible to the AOR office & NGA agency directors for relocation and crisis monitoring.

·Duties also included all administrative responsibilities, such as travel, meeting schedules, awards, rosters. Subordinate duties included: custodial owner, maintainer, and developer of all accesses, websites, SharePoint sites, SharePoint calendars, and creating and implementing the Office Records Management System

·Highly regarded in assisting internal/external access to the critical mission and administrative information

·Was responsible for all official taskers: DoD COLISEUM and PRISM, CIA Taskers, and NSA GATEKEEPER

·Task by the AOR office director to create, develop, and deploy the replacement daily, weekly, and monthly activity report to the Director–NGA. These SharePoint programs were later deployed throughout the NGA Enterprise and were named the AOR Director’s Report of Progress, Procedure, and Programs – called the AIR DRoP3.

Technical Executive Officer (TX) 1999 – 2007, 2012 – 2017

·Created web pages, which received more hits than any others for “Information Operations, C4I, and Underground” queries on the Intelink High-Side Web service. Was self-taught HTML editing. Designed and managed the Office of Transnational Issues Division Websites before dedicated personnel was available. Was a standing member of Sensitive Analytic Technics (SAT) committee, the Weapons & Spaces Systems Intelligence Committee (WSSIC), Intelink board, IA Tradecraft Award Panel and PW (TDOC) Peer Awards Panel Chair and Founding member of the Intelink Panel, contributor to the NIC board NIE on multiple occurrences

·Assisted in creating the framework for NGA's Infrastructure Websites. Created a framework for IAI/GRI/PRI/AIR/AOR Infrastructure web page used in posting reference images and facility baselines. Later became NGA standard

·Designed Buried Cable web page, assisted in creating Arc IMS Communications Networks web page and is still used by multiple agencies. Developed and coordinated the creation of the first softcopy and hardcopy KN communications network map releasable to the Republic of Korea (RoK), which is now a standard for US and RoK analysts in Korea and throughout the IC and COCOMs.

Intelligence Community Mentor & C4ISR Instructor/Course Creator 2003 – 2017

·Awarded the coveted NGA Mentor pin for volunteer service in recruiting, on boarding, and providing initial tradecraft tutelage to new hires.

oDuties included acting as initial and continual point-of-contact for prospective new hires awaiting arbitration of security clearance

·Initiated, developed, produced, and instructed [separate] classified & unclassified training regimes to multiple CONUS and OCONUS intelligence agencies and military audiences.

·The OCONUS audiences required the use of translators familiar in Intelligence, Scientific, and Technical doctrine translation.

·The training included topics such as: C4/5ISR, Basic/Advanced GEOINT Tradecraft, Basic/Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar as well as other classified tutorials creation and instruction that cannot be included in this medium.

·The C4ISR instruction material, including a reference publication, has maintained their use for instruction globally as a modern C4ISR training primer.

NGA – Time-Dominant Operations Center (TDOC)

Fort Belvoir, VA – Buckley Air Force Base, CO – Las Cruces, NM – STL, MO

Technical Executive (TX) 2007 – 2012

·* TDOC intelligence is promulgated to all echelons of the United States government, certain eligible foreign partners, and domestic business interests — where required.

·Was responsible for all imagery integration and reporting mechanisms into NGA/TDOCs 24/7/365 Operations Center*, as well as testing upgrades of new imagery platforms, software, and hardware for TDOC and NGA use

·Supporting imagery analysts in all workflow elements as part of daily operational and support structure within all imagery analysis branches and divisions spanning Washington, Metro (all locations); Buckley Air Force Base, CO; Las Cruces, NM; and St. Louis, MO

·Co-created and co-developed a follow-on program called Super Buffer Check (SBC). This program, costing NGA only $320k — a one time, flat fee is still being utilized by the entire High-Side (JWICS) and SIPRNet IC & COCOM communities as a primary means of GEOINT research and is the primary backup for NES and IEC - NGA’s sole production/historical database and exploitation toolset, respectively


Senior GEOINT Analyst 1999 – 2017

·Recognized as global expert for C4/5ISR issues, collections management, and is a softcopy substantive matter expert for intelligence production — including experience in conducting intelligence analysis to support personnel and government employees as well as a full understanding of the entire Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) process to include airborne (air breather) and commercial imaging (CI) systems and collections

·Presented briefings on various East Asia topics to agencies and individuals to include the United States Secretaries of State and Defense and other top officials, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), DNI North Korea Mission Manager (NKMM), Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD3I), and all 17 Intelligence Agency Directors

NGA AORIA & TDOC (Continued)

·Served on a Collections Board which included the US Ambassador to South Korea, Deputy Director for Collections, CIA/DIA/NGA/NRO/NSA Directors, US Embassy Seoul, Deputy Director of Operations Central MASINT Organization, NIMA Corporate Board, JWAC Commander, as well as commanders and staff of CIA, DIA, NGA, NSA, PACOM, JICPAC, USFK, KIPC, KRSOC, UFAC, NOOTW, 607th AIS, 608th AIS, 7th Air Force, Inspector General Committee, North Korea Working Group, Weapons Space Systems Committee (WSSIC), and the Sensitive Signatures Committee

·Supported the time-dominant operations 24x7 mission as Senior Global Issues analyst and mentor, overseeing issues/countries pertinent to TDOC's mission. Developed methods systems and software allowing TDOC analysts to view, exploit, and report using airborne and commercial imagery for the for the first time in a time-dominant fashion.

Military/Scholastic/Civilian Awards, Training, & Commendations

Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Egyptian Parachutist Badge; Expert Badge: Barrelt .50cal Sniper Rifle, Bayonet, Grenade, Rifle, Pistol, M-60 & M-249 SAW machine gun; Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1st & 2nd Award); Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Army Lapel Button; Presidential Unit Citation; National Defense Service Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Achievement Medal (1st- 4th Award); Army Commendation Medal (1st & 2nd Award); Army Service Ribbon; Combat Lifesaver Course; and Combat Leader’s Tab (1992 – 1996)

Certificate & US Capitol Flag – Conferred by Honorable Jack H. Kingston (R, GA), US representative, 1st Congressional District: “For exemplary service representing 1st Ranger Battalion as Public Information Officer (PAO)” (1996)

University Award for the Highest-Grade Point Average (GPA), 4.0, Savannah State University (1997)

University Award for Graduating Summa Cum Laude, (3.96 GPA), Savannah State University (1998)

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), NIMA Imagery Analysis Course (NIAC) (2000);

NIAC Intelligence Writing Course (2000); NIAC Briefing Techniques Course (2000)

Certificate – Power Line Carrier Application Engineering Course, Signalcrafters, Tech, Inc. (2000)

5-Year Federal Service Award (2000)

Superior Accomplishment Award for Significant contributions to the Intelligence Community (2001)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3rd Award) for Support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (2002)

Certificate - Synthetic Aperture Radar Course, Azimuth Inc. (2002)

Certificate - Wireless Technologies Course, Compass Inc. (2002)

Certificate - DIA SAFE Message Retrieval Course (2002)

Certificate - DIA Electric Power Utilities Course (2002)

Certificate - DIA Korean Language Course (2003)

Award of Excellence for Support to OEF (2003)

Distinguished Service Award for Support of Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF) (2003)

Exceptional Analytical Effort (2003)

Military/Scholastic/Civilian Awards*, Training*, & Commendations* (Continued)

Superior Accomplishment Award for Outstanding Work in Area of Responsibility (2003)

Letter of Commendation from J-39 Deputy Director of Operations (Information Operations); Letter of Commendation from Director-NIMA; and Letter of Commendation – “A-Production” Office Director (2003)

NGA Tradecraft Awards: Junior IA of the Year (Winner: 2003 - 2004), Database Management (Finalist) (2004), Issue-Oriented Area Exploitation Award (Finalist) (2004), Database Analysis Award (Winner - 2004), and Teamwork (Nominee) (2005)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (4th Award) for Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) (2004)

Mentor Award & Pin (Awarded: 2007, retroactive through 2005)

10-Year Federal Service Award (2005)

Exceptional imagery analyst providing guidance to seniors and peers (2005)

Individual Time Off Award - Exceptional imagery analyst providing guidance to seniors and peers (2005)

Individual Cash Award - Exceptional imagery analyst providing guidance to seniors and peers (2005)

Katrina Award-Tier Three: Outstanding Contributions Supporting Hurricane Katrina (2006)

Certificate of Appreciation from the Government of the Republic of Korea (2007)

Superior Accomplishment Award in a Leadership Working Group (2007)

Certificate of Appreciation & Outstanding Support for NGA East Family Day (2004 - 2012)

Certificate of Appreciation & Outstanding Support for ADF-East Family Day (2008 - 2009)

Certificate - Records Management Training (2007 - 2017)

NGA Floor Warden and Training Certificate - Business Continuity Planning (2007 – 2017)

Letter of Appreciation, NGA Image Quality & Utility Branch (NIQU) (2009)

15-Year Federal Service Award (2010)

Meritorious Unit Citation (1st Award) (2010)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (5th Award) (2010)

Individual Time Off Award - Judiciously testing systems and software, mentoring analysts and staff (2011)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (6th Award) (2012)

Certificate – DIA HOTR Train-the-Trainor Course (2012)

Group Time Off Award - In recognition of significant reduction of key intelligence gaps (2013)

Individual Time Off Award - Helping to establish Integrated Analytical Environment (IAE) in AIRI (2013)

20-Year Federal Service Award (2015)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (7th Award) – For Exceptionally Meritorious Service (2015)

Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award) – The Defense Senior Intelligence BCP Oversight Team (2016)

Time Off Award – AIR DRoP3 Development (2016)

GEOINT Professional Certification – Fundamentals (GPC-F) (2016)

GEOINT Professional Certification – Proficiency Level II (GPC-PLII) (highest achievable) (2017)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (8th Award) – NGA Intelligence BCP Oversight Team (2017)

Certificate - Cyber Awareness Challenge 2019 - Intelligence Community

* Certain awards and training have been omitted due to a classified nature and cannot be included in this listing.

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