Charles Martin

Alexandria, VA 22309
Job Function
Engineering & Architecture, Information Technology, Media & Communication
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Telecommunications Engineering Specialist offering extensive experience in all phases of telecommunications: Wireless, Engineering, Management, Operations, Design, Documentation, Reports, Presentations. Networking Computer Administration professional, responsible for overseeing/managing complex Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks. Fluent in French and German. Competent in Russian and Portuguese. Expert Technical Writer. Skilled in technical presentations and consultations. TOP SECRET clearance
 

Education

    • Bachelor's Degree // Electrical Engineering Technology/Computer Science/Technical Writing
    • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
 

Timeline

'07
'04
'01
'98
'95
'92
'89
'86
'83
'80
'77
'74
Field Service Engineer, Iraq
UNISYS, INC
Identification Card Technician
INTELLIGENT DECISIONS, INC
Field Engineer, Afghanistan
MANTECH, INC
Program Manager, Afghanistan
WORLDWIDE NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC
Video Systems Engineer
PASSPORT NISSAN/CHRYSLER
Staff Network Engineer
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC
Project Engineer
LOCKHEED MARTIN GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Principal Analyst
MCI, INC
Design Engineer
MOTOROLA, INC
Project Manager
ARINC, INC
Y2K software/hardware/compliance manager for major telecommunications firm
NET, INC
Outside Plant Engineer
KING KHALID INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Technical Writer/Engineer
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES
Design Engineer
HSMM INC
Video Engineering Director
DUELING GROUNDS
Supervisor/Master Control Operations Specialist
WKYU-TV
Consulting Engineer
CARTEL CELLULAR
Computer Administrator
DYNARABIA, LTD
Data Communications Specialist
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Electronic Data Processing Manager
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Communications Electronics Officer
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
State Communications Coordinator
AMSAT
Senior Airman, Air Force
Radio Telecommunications Specialist
 

Work Experience

    • Computer Systems Operator, Afghanistan
    • BAE Systems, LLC // Present
    • Computer Systems Operator, Afghanistan BAE Systems, LLC 2012 Operated highly classified computer systems on military bases in Afghanistan. Prepared highly classified reports of military operations in Kunduz province. Consulted with military clients on electronics and communications issues.

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    • Field Service Representative, Afghanistan
    • Raytheon Corporation // Present
    • Field Service Representative, Afghanistan Raytheon Corporation 2012 Installed Observation Tower equipment and modifications on military bases in combat zone. Performed testing, prepared reports.

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    • Senior Systems Engineer - Afghanistan
    • American Systems, Corp // Present
    • Senior Systems Engineer - Afghanistan American Systems, Corp. 2010-2011 Engineering Analyst, performed complex reverse-engineering studies on electronic explosive devices. Analyzed radio-frequency triggering systems on improvised explosives. Prepared complex engineering study reports, for military clients.

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    • Installation Supervisor, Iraq
    • ITT Industries // Present
    • Installation Supervisor, Iraq ITT Industries (contract) 2010 Supervised team of cable installation technicians, for US State Department project. Directed/Engineered cable placement, termination, and routing.

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    • Field Engineer
    • Lockheed-Martin // Present
    • Field Engineer (Electronic) Afghanistan Lockheed-Martin, INC (contract) 2010 Maintenance/Operations engineer for airborne threat detection system. Maintained complex electronic video/infrared camera systems. Directed observation system, consulted with military authorities for explosives detection/removal.

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    • Field Service Representative, Iraq
    • Telecommunication Systems, INC // Present
    • Field Service Representative, Iraq Telecommunication Systems, INC. (contract) 2009 Engineering specialist, responsible for installation of highly complex satellite (VSAT) terminals and equipment, at military bases in Iraq. Perform maintenance on transmission/reception equipment. Repair complex systems, analyze signal strength/inteference. Install software, advise military clients on technology and operations.

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    • Video Broadcast Analyst, Afghanistan
    • LEONIE INDUSTRIES, INC // Present
    • Video Broadcast Analyst, Afghanistan project. Analyzed video/radio broadcasts. Collected/stored data for analysis.

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    • Installation Manager, Iraq
    • ITT Industries // Present
    • Installation Manager, Iraq ITT Industries (contract) 2008 Directed installations of complex, spread-spectrum High-Frequency radios in Iraqi military vehicles. Consulted with senior Iraqi military officers, on systems operations and capabilities.

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    • New Equipment Training Officer, Afghanistan
    • Sensor Technologies, INC // Present
    • New Equipment Training Officer, Afghanistan Installed complex security video systems on military bases in Afghanistan. Installed Control Computers, microwave transceivers, video monitors. Trained military personnel in systems operations.

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    • Field Service Engineer, Iraq
    • UNISYS, INC // Jan '05 - Dec '07
    • Field Service Engineer, Iraq UNISYS, INC. (contract) 2005-2007 Computer services professional, responsible for data collection and transmittal for nine computer systems distributed on five forward combat bases in Western Iraq. Install software and hardware. Performed site surveys to determine optimum locations for computer systems. Troubleshoot defective systems and perform maintenance. Consult with military clients on computer solutions. Train new engineers.
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    • Identification Card Technician
    • INTELLIGENT DECISIONS, INC // Jan '05 - Dec '05
    • Identification Card Technician INTELLIGENT DECISIONS, INC. Washington, DC 2005 Prepared smart-card identification cards for US government personnel. Photographed personnel, entered data into computer.
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    • Field Engineer, Afghanistan
    • MANTECH, INC // Jan '04 - Dec '04
    • Field Engineer, Afghanistan MANTECH, INC 2004 Inspected civilian air-traffic control systems in Kabul, Afghanistan. Interviewed supervisors. Completed detailed report, recommended various systems changes and improvements. New/Used Automobile Sales Professional
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    • Program Manager, Afghanistan
    • WORLDWIDE NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC // Jan '04 - Dec '04
    • Program Manager, Afghanistan WORLDWIDE NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC. 2004 Supervised radio network operations in Afghanistan for clients. Installed radio equipment in security vehicles. Designed satellite communications systems solutions for clients. Consulted on security issues.
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    • Video Systems Engineer
    • PASSPORT NISSAN/CHRYSLER // Jan '03 - Jan '04
    • PASSPORT NISSAN/CHRYSLER, Alexandria, VA 2003-2004 Sold new and used automobiles, for major vehicle dealership. Video Systems Engineer
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    • Staff Network Engineer
    • CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC // Jan '01 - Dec '02
    • CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Suffolk VA 2001-2002 Directed technical operations at five cable television headend operations. Installed equipment, planned solutions. Maintained/Repaired video equipment. Consulted on major upgrade to video systems equipment. Staff Network Engineer
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    • Project Engineer
    • LOCKHEED MARTIN GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS // Jan '01 - Dec '01
    • LOCKHEED MARTIN GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, Valley Forge, PA 2001 Developed business and engineering clients for major international clients. Designed Broadband and Cable TV systems for clients in Pakistan and on-site in Portugal. Designed VHF radio system for US Coast Guard. Project Engineer
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    • Principal Analyst
    • MCI, INC // Jan '00 - Dec '00
    • MCI, INC. Reston, VA 2000 Planned and prepared highly complex broadband wireless propagation analysis for next generation terrestrial-based wireless communications networks. Prepared/Designed interference simulation analysis for FCC license applications. Reviewed propagation /interference analysis for accuracy and signal coverage. Principal Analyst
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    • Design Engineer
    • MOTOROLA, INC // Jan '00 - Dec '00
    • MOTOROLA, INC. Horsham, PA 2000 Installed software and equipment configurations for clients. Coordinated training and conversions for Cable Television head end equipment for national client base Completed L-band/Ku-band cable database installations. Design Engineer
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    • Project Manager
    • ARINC, INC // Jan '99 - Dec '99
    • ARINC, INC. Shrewsbury NJ 1999 Coordinated and performed testing and analysis for US Army computer systems to ensure Y2K readiness. Prepared plans, reports, and presentations for national computer readiness and network evaluations. Project Manager
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    • Y2K software/hardware/compliance manager for major telecommunications firm
    • NET, INC // Jan '98 - Jan '99
    • NET, INC. Iselin NJ 1998-1999 Y2K software/hardware/compliance manager for major telecommunications firm. Supervised/Coordinated software and hardware updates for existing client base. Issued Y2K compliance certifications.
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    • Outside Plant Engineer
    • KING KHALID INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT // Jan '97 - Jan '98
    • Outside Plant Engineer KING KHALID INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1997-1998 Director of Engineering services and outside plant maintenance for airport and associated residences, offices, and military installations in Central Saudi Arabia. Installed, directed, and maintained various telephone installations.
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    • Technical Writer/Engineer
    • LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES // Jan '97 - Dec '97
    • Technical Writer/Engineer LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Red Bank, NJ 1997 Supervised technical and grammatical accuracy of operations manuals for Globeview 2000 switching equipment. Reviewed existing manuals and documentation for accuracy, deleted superseded/outdated material.
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    • Design Engineer
    • HSMM INC // Jan '95 - Dec '96
    • Design Engineer HSMM INC, Lynchburg, VA 1995-1996 Designed upgrades of complex two-way telecommunications systems for client firms, including state/municipal governments, utility companies, and other governmental agencies. Designed microwave path profiles.
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    • Video Engineering Director
    • DUELING GROUNDS // Jan '94 - Jan '95
    • Video Engineering Director DUELING GROUNDS, Franklin, KY 1994-1995 Ran multi-receiver satellite earth station. Installed earth station antennas, cabling, and control equipment. Installed and removed video equipment, cabling, receivers, decoders, video modulators.
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    • Supervisor/Master Control Operations Specialist
    • WKYU-TV // Jan '93 - Jan '94
    • Supervisor/Master Control Operations Specialist WKYU-TV, Bowling Green, KY 1993-1994 Supervised control operations for 400,000-watt non-commercial, educational public television and radio station. Operated satellite control switching equipment, selected antennas and programming for delayed-view recording.
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    • Consulting Engineer
    • CARTEL CELLULAR // Jan '92 - Jan '93
    • Consulting Engineer CARTEL CELLULAR, Louisville, KY 1992-1993 Consultant for major telecommunications services company. Wrote sales/technical manuals for sales staff. Conducted classes and briefings on cellular telephone technology, design, and engineering.
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    • Computer Administrator
    • DYNARABIA, LTD // Jan '91 - Dec '91
    • Computer Administrator (ARAMCO Contract) DYNARABIA, LTD. Dammam, Saudi Arabia 1991 Computer/Communications Networking Engineer, responsible for daily operations of LAN systems at ARAMCO Headquarters. Supervised operations, installation/removal, software upgrades.
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    • Data Communications Specialist
    • DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY // Jan '90 - Jan '91
    • Data Communications Specialist DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Columbus OH 1990-1991 Computer/Communications Networking engineer, responsible for daily operations of 1600-unit LAN and national WAN. Installed/removed/maintained terminals, installed software. Trained users.
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    • Electronic Data Processing Manager
    • DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE // Jan '89 - Jan '90
    • Electronic Data Processing Manager DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, Bowling Green, KY 1989-1990 Supervised operations of 30-position electronic data processing facility responsible for data collection and processing for the decennial census. Interviewed/Selected all applicants. Trained data processing staff.
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    • Communications Electronics Officer
    • DEPARTMENT OF STATE // Jan '83 - Dec '88
    • Communications Electronics Officer DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN SERVICE: Africa/Paris/Washington DC. 1983-1988 Operated/Installed/Maintained communications equipment and software. Designed communications drill plan. Wrote Communications Manuals for American Embassies. Technical Editor 73 Magazine (Technical Journal), Peterborough, NH 1982 (Summer internship) Edited/Proofed entire technical and grammatical accuracy of major technical journal. Selected Manuscripts, documented schematic diagrams and photographs.
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    • State Communications Coordinator
    • AMSAT // Jan '80 - Jan '83
    • State Communications Coordinator AMSAT, Bowling Green KY 1980-1983 Consultant for non-profit space telecommunications agency. Lectured on space telecommunications at various technical forums in Kentucky and Tennessee. Liaison between headquarters and user community.
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    • Field Engineer
    • OCCAM Solutions, INC // Present
    • Field Engineer, installed/maintained video surveillance equipment in Afghanistan.

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    • Computer Help Desk Specialist
    • Rockwell-Collins // Present
    • Supervised computer help desk operations for US Marine Corps military computers. Assigned accounts, solved problems.

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Keywords

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Skills

Learning
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
 

Military Service

  • BRANCH
    Air Force
    SERVED
    Aug '73 - May '78
    RANK: Senior Airman
    STATUS: Veteran/Prior Service