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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

- Directed efforts of 11 airmen and 14 civilian contractors; sustained $1B Distributed Ground Station-? 
  (DGS-?) weapon system for 30 days during his shop chiefs absence...an unparalleled leadership ability
- Refocused DGS-?'s mission following 9/11; realigned operational systems/assets towards CENTCOM
  -- Packaged and shipped out system gear to set up DGS-? Forward's time-sensitive-targeting mission 
      in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF); helped put the noose on al-Qaeda terrorist
- Expertly installed a slew of weapon system upgrades--advances helped identify/engage/kill al-Qaeda 
  -- Ushered in advanced mensurated target coordinate mods; accuracy improved 80%...maximized kills
  -- Routed time critical information through USAF's Distributed Common Ground System wide area 
      network; boosted circuit speed 400%...gave shooters access to targetable intel at unprecedented rate
    -- Solved show-stopping tech issues, led to record setting imagery collection--zenith of the 'kill chain'
- Hand selected; team leader for relocation of $25M Mobile Stretch (MOBSTR) site in response to short
  notice USAFE orders! Provided timely intelligence collection of fomenting Middle Eastern hostilities 
  -- Procured airlift and flawlessly moved 52 people & 100 tons of equipment...tore-down/moved/set-up
      site in just one week! Phenomenal achievement...mission ready for action 5 days ahead of schedule 
- Rapidly reengineered MOBSTR threatnet radio circuit at Ramstein to support Operation ANACONDA
  -- Aided Mission Operation Commanders (MOC) to fuse overhead intel data with tactical ground radio
      reports from allied forces...reduced potential fratricide..helped put MOC's eyes and ears on targets 
  -- Vanguard of 90 successful OEF U-2 CENTCOM flights over Afghanistan; crucial to the war effort 
- Preeminent planner--key in devising CONOPS for East Mediterranean CREEK PINION U-2 missions 
  -- Provided comprehensive oversight of imagery processing systems; operational readiness of essential
      intel processing systems guaranteed President and SECDEF informed of developing Mid East events
  -- Pivotal to 36 successful U-2 CREEK PINION sorties; praised by EUCOM intel collection managers
- Forged completion of multiple upgrades to the Mission Intelligence Segment (MIS); engineered a MIS
  host equipment rack rearrangement...facilitated future upgrades; reduced equipment inspection by half
  -- Quadrupled image processing speed of MIS work stations; jacked-up memory from 512MB to 2GB 
  -- Increased reference /mission imagery storage capacity; replaced 9GB hard drives with 72GB drives 
- Validated the Tactical Support Equipment install--allowed the U-2 to overcome daunting technical and
  geographic obstacles to operate over Afghan airspace by freeing the aircraft of it's line-of-sight tether 
  -- High-tech, complex direct-to-satellite communications package marshalled in the U-2 as the 1st intel
      platform over Afghanistan; prepared the OEF battlespace during the days early prior to combat ops 
  -- 1st combat use of this msn configuration...revalidated flexibility/response of reachback architecture 
- Completed numerous actions in preparation for the squadron's annual 480th Intelligence Group's Staff
  Assistance Visit (SAV) ; flawlessly executed workcenter's self-inspection checklists; honed shop pgms
  -- Color-coded technical manuals, revamped continuity books and scrutinized training records; earned 
      the workcenter an excellant rating...SAV evaluators impressed; benchmarked his Intranet program 
- Identified intermittent problems and processor slow-down on the Remote Sensor Control Workstation 
  -- Revised system software; real-time image files now zoom to image processors for rapid exploitation
  -- Installed new tape drive; stored collection of imagery and audits data for network security managers
- Engineered and implemented two Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System work stations
  -- Increased throughput of large imagery files; provided CENTCOM with thousands of files over a 90
      day period versus only 95 images sent forward in previous 9 months via the old antiquated network
  -- Imagery systematically collected, analyzed, disseminated and transmitted to users in under 30 mins
- Married DGS-?'s U-2/Global Hawk msn with DGS-?'s Predator UAV operation; advanced situational
   awareness and realization of battlefield effects to unit personnel...boosted unit pride/dedication to msn
- Established new alignment procedures on imagery monitors; enhanced resolution to clearly identify 
  valid targets...lessens potential for errant targeting, collateral damage and loss of non-combatant lives 
- Workcenters finest technician; the heart and soul of the units outstanding success and accomplishments

NOTE:

  When you look at this there are a couple spelling mistake...  They are common and maybe missed by the reader..  But attention to detail is key.


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