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Copied from Form Flow used in MS Word with these settings
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Laser Jet 4M
Pg Stats: .6 LT .6 RT .5 T .5 B

- Impacted Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) on daily basis; sustained 98.2% Deployable
  Transit-cased System (DTS) intelligence exploitation capability for Satellite and Global Hawk (GH)
  -- Corrected 85 satellite interface problems; ensured collection of 29,535 satellite images vital to AOR
  -- Loaded 214 image library tapes; increased accessible reference information by 926% to 78K images
  -- Fixed library database; recognized 32 tapes erroneously marked full; added 1,120 gigabytes storage
  -- Rush ordered 151 images; enabled U-2 intelligence analyst to locate Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces
- Key person in modification of 1,800 sq/ft facility; unit's first four-platform common operations floor
  -- Led team; installed 125 shielded twisted pair (STP) cables; totaled 1.5 miles of cable in 38 hr period
  -- Acute attention to detail; labeled 125 cables and installed 156 STP connectors; less than 5% error
  -- Moved 39 mission and 12 support systems; mission capable in 32 hours, 16 hours ahead of schedule
- Expedited relocation of satellite image server; increased usable workstations by 25%; from 18 to 25
  -- Enhanced workstation communication bandwidth from 179 kbit/sec to 356 kbit/sec; 199% increase!
- Unmatched efficiency; A1C <LNAME> singularly reduced exploitation time by 63 seconds; added 14%
  more time for analysts to meet CSAF 8 minute timeline of intelligence imaging to bombs on target
- Hand-picked for Langley AFB TDY; helped sister unit prepare for Phase IV DIA security inspection
  -- Identified 38 pieces of equipment missing appropriate labels or compartment codes; corrected 37
      cables not following classification color code and labeling; eliminated 8 serious security write-ups
- Authored DTS System Administrator book; single reference used to train personnel on five systems
  -- Wrote 72 operating procedures and 5 troubleshooting guides; manual used to train 23 technicians
  -- <GRP> SAV identified DTS Administrator Book as DGS-2 "Benchmark"; standard to be used by all
- When every second counted, A1C <LNAME> software knowledge directly impacted mission success
  -- Distributed list of commonly accessed websites to nine imagery analysts; saved 10 seconds/image
  -- Modified software on 12 GH workstations to display imagery directories; saved 4 seconds/file
- Spent 164 hrs furthering UNIX programming knowledge; increased responsiveness to customers daily
  -- Wrote backup program needed to save only critical new information; saved 1 1/2 man-hours daily
  -- Modified message routing program; fully automated to removed human error; saved 16 mins/shift
  -- Coauthored GH program to verify all images were correctly sorted and stored after each mission;
      removed human error and reduced tedious 30 minute process to just a single 10 second task
- Sought better understanding on how analysts do their job; trained in basic imagery exploitation tasks
  -- Increased knowledge of intelligence software interoperability and characteristics decreased amount
      of time spent analyzing problems; troubleshot exploitation software problems in 5 min -vs- 8 min
  -- Added knowledge led to better working relations with customers; developed 20 system procedures
      used to train analysts on simple system tasks; cut 14 minutes off satellite imagery response time
- Technically persuasive and sharp! Represented <SQU> system administrators during COMACC visit
- Single handedly developed DTS backup strategy; produced a 23-step procedure utilizing 12 tape
  drives; increased backup capability to 5.76 Gigabit (Gb)/min from 3.6 Gb/hour; 960% speed increase
- Led team in thorough pre-inspection of Deployable Transit-cased System (DTS) communication
  network setup; prepped for stringent Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Phase IV security inspection
  -- Created database identifying 72 network identities on 34 systems; required for system layout update
  -- Corrected labeling on 56 network cables for 3 different networks; averted negative system write-ups
- Completed and verified 564 system backups; insured 100% data integrity in case of emergency
- Led packing of 12 satellite workstations and 4 peripherals for relocation; ensured smooth transition
  -- Completed necessary system deployment tasks; ensured network was deployable in under 3 hours
- Reviewed/updated 197 work unit codes; enabled proper equipment identification during maintenance
- Fixed Imagery Exploitation Support System message link between forward deployed unit and ground
  station; ensured successful GH mission--received letter of recognition for outstanding technical ability
- <#> ANG/CC presented coin and Letter of Appreciation for outstanding GH system administration

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