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JEROME F.

VORWALD
29 Spur Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606-1367
Home Phone Number: 757-369-1809

Email Address: jv7aa76c@westpost.ne


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EDUCATION: B.S. Electronics Technology, Cameron University, Lawton, Ok, Marital
Status: Widower-August 2007, DOB: 28 August, 1947, Health Status: Good, Work
Status: Ready to work full-time or part-time, can handle 60-80 hour weeks if re
quired, Objective: Would like to work accomplishing something which will utiliz
e my numerous skills and keep myself mentally and physically challenged for many
more years. Im a workaholic who thrives on meeting and improving methods for a
ccomplishing objectives in a team environment that provides a System which is op
erating properly and at max efficiency.
2007-10: Retired Parent and Grandparent, Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, and Virg
inia.
After losing my wife to cancer following a 17 month marathon to save her, I opte
d to fill the very large gap in my life with my children and grandchildren. Thi
s personal therapy seems to have worked great and Im now ready to commit myself
back into the workforce. I would now like to find a Project or Program which re
quires dedicated work and a mature attitude for successful progress and completi
on.
2007: Raytheon Network Centric Systems Senior Logistics Specialist-Air and Spac
e Operations Center Weapon System Integrator (AOC-WSI), Lockheed Facility, Hampt
on, Virginia
Supported fielding of Systems and 1 June, 2007 activation of Air Combat Command
(ACC) AFNORTH, 1st Air Force AOC-WS at Tyndall AFB, Fl. Supported advanced plan
ning meeting at Air Force Space Command, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, CA for
fielding their AOC-WS. Wrote the AOC-WSI Logistics and Systems Support Checklis
ts for fielding and sustainment of the AOC-WSincluded logistics, information ass
urance, configuration management, civil engineering, engineering and installatio
n, security, funding, fielding and sustainment.
2005-07: Wilcox Bait & Tackle, Sales, Newport News, Virginia
Manager and Sales Representative for sporting goods store. We provided bai
t and tackle, guns/archery product sales, permits/licenses, and support, archery
range, water craft sales, pet shop servicing, vegetable delivery services; and
Christmas tree lots, serving the entire Peninsula and neighboring States needs.
Upgraded/serviced the facilities heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, elect
rical, communications and computer services.
2004-05: L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Avionics Systems, Mosul and Taji,
Iraq.
Repaired battle damaged Kiowa Warrior (OH-58R) Tactical Helicopters. Serv
iced Kiowa Warriors daily and provided equipment and supplies for the Medivac Bl
ackhawk Helicopters at Mosul. Completed scheduled systems maintenance and inspe
ctions on Kiowa Warrior and unscheduled Communications, Armament, and Missions S
ystems repairs for problems identified on Kiowa Warriors to ensure all Systems w
ere fully mission capable. Obtained the required Avionics Systems manuals and a
ssociated software products to make timely systems repairs. Requested the logis
tics support assets required.
2003-04: Lockheed Martin, Avionics Systems, Simmons Army Airfield, Ft. Bragg, N
orth Carolina.
Repaired Blackhawk (UH-60D) Helicopter and supported complete disassembly a
nd inspection; avionics, communications, and systems testing and repairs; and re
constitution, rigging, and functional testing of all systems. Identified/obtain
ed logistics support items required and used calibrated test equipment for all S
ystems work and identified test equipment repair actions required.
2000-03: ManTech Telecommunications and Information Systems, Senior Systems An
alyst, Regional Service Center (RSC), Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
I provided operations, maintenance, test, integration, full logistics, and
training support for Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Systems: Common Ground
Stations, Commanders Tactical Terminals (CTT), TROJAN Spirit II SATCOM Systems
(TSII), Mobile Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) HF Systems, Thermal
Weapon Sights (TWS), Blackhawk Quick-Fix Airborne System, Ground ECU Systems (1
000+), 400K Heater Systems (72), and Power Generation Systems. I wrote the deta
iled procedures for repairing the ECUs and repaired the 18K KECO Motor Controlle
rs to component level for all sites. We completely refurbished the original TSI
I SATCOM Systems for C and Ku band full functionality: repaired, calibrated, in
stalled up converters, down converters, modems, routers, VOIP phones, GPS antenn
as, C and ku band horn assemblies-new precision worm gears, antenna servo contro
llers, drive motors, azimuth and elevation drum assemblies-resurfaced, antenna p
latform trailer steel draw bars, power supplies, patch panels-interface cables,
rf power cables, trailer automatic brake assemblies, grounding equipment, etc.
Stressed the importance of performing a link budget analysis prior to all deploy
ments. I wrote the detailed procedures and taught field training classes for CG
S CTT and Army/Marine Corps TS-II SATCOM Systems staffs, operators, and maintain
ers. I repaired the TS-II System at GTMO for the Marines supporting the Joint T
ask Force opening the site. I repaired the TS-II System for the 2nd Air Cavalry
Regiment at Ft. Polk, LA so they could deploy and accomplish their protection f
or Baghdad support supply routes.
1993-99: Motorola Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (J-STARS) and C
ommon Ground Station (CGS) Systems, Regional Service Center Manager/Electronics
Engineer for single manned site, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
Operated, maintained, and provided full logistics support for Systems at Ft
. Bragg, Ft. Gordon, and Hunter AAF. Provided support for deployments to Rhein
Main, Ge, Aviano AB, It, deploying Systems and Workstations into Hungary, Bosnia
/Hertsogovenia, and Ft Irwin annual exercises and numerous other U.S. Systems in
tegration sites. I supported the Joint Task Force at Camp Doha, Kuwait in 1998
during major conflict with Sadam Husseins forces. Some of the Systems tested an
d integrated were: Hunter and Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Apache Longbow
System, ASCIET, Commanders Tactical Terminal, TROJAN Spirit II SATCOM System, J
oint Services Work Stations, Surveillance and Control Data Link and Guardrail Co
mmon Sensor Remote Link. In 1994, initiated Emergency TCTO repair for all new
Tactical Quiet Generators delivered worldwide to replace old generatorsthey woul
d shut down if it sprinkled or rainedRTVd fault protection circuit unprotected c
able connector which was shorting out when generators negative pressure sucked m
oisture into open connector area. Being able to provide full Logistics support
was the key to successfully supporting this program.
1990-93: Motorola Field Engineer, Site Manager, Joint Training Facility, Joint
STARS Program, Melbourne, Florida.
We provided engineering, integration, and full logistics support for the Jo
int STARS Interim Ground Station Module, Medium Ground Station Modules, and Limi
ted Production Units. I provided operations and maintenance support for J-STARS
Operation Field Deployment I (OFD-1) in Europe Sept.-Oct. 1990; Desert Storm J-
STARS and Mohawk missions with 7th CORPS Dec. 1990-Mar. 1991 in Saudi Arabia. S
ome of the Sensors and capabilities supported were: TACFIRE/IFSAS/AFATADS, SATC
OM-On-The-Move, Remote SCDL/Display, Remote Work Station, Mohawk SLAR, CTT, OTH,
MLRS, and SATCOM links.
1986-90: Norden Systems, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (J-STARS
) Program, Task Leader, Norwalk, CT, Field Engineer, Melbourne, FL.
Norden Systems Task Leader, given complete corporate authority and respons
ibility for directing Norden personnel and all Departments to ensure the first J
-STARS Radar Sensor System was lab tested in Norwalk, Ct., the Antenna-- flight
endurance vibration tested on Long Island, NY, System shipped to Melbourne, FL t
o meet Grummans First J-STARS Flight requirements to meet their first government
progress payment milestone. The program manager, engineering manager, systems
manager, software manager, testing manager, logistics manager, procurement manag
er, field engineering manager, etc., relinquished their power and authority to m
e because they were out of time and needed someone with my drive and background
to coordinate and direct them all with detailed planning and coordination for No
rden personnel and prime contractor personnel. We accomplished more in 120 day
s than anyone had thought possible because we were all focused on a common goal
and TEAMWORK was the catalyst. We moved all the tested assets to Melbourne wher
e we completed more testing in the new Grumman Integration Test Facility laborat
ory and then installed the Radar Sensor equipment on the J-STARS E8A for more pr
e-flight tests. First Flight was successfully accomplished passing all test req
uirements two days ahead of schedule. I repaired equipment and performed functi
onal testing of the Radar Sensor in the integration labs and on the E-8A aircraf
t. Successfully tested and integrated the Radar Sensor Assets culminating in su
ccessful operation of lab simulators, good J-STARS flights, and a well received
European Demo. Served as Radar System flight crew member monitoring RF Sensor e
quipment performance and accomplished in-flight and ground Radar Sensor System r
epairs.
1984-85: Tactical Air Command Program Manager, Tri-Service Tactical Communicati
ons (TRI-TAC) Program; Chief, Tactical Air Control Branch, Command, Control, Co
mmunications and Intelligence Division, Directorate of Embedded Systems, Deputy
Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters, Tactical Information Systems Division, L
angley Air Force Base, Virginia.
Fielded the TRI-TAC Program elements-Switches, Modems, COMSEC, communicatio
ns equipment and associated vehicles, stabilizers, shelters, generators, and mis
cellaneous hardware to active, guard and reserve units. I coordinated Systems f
ielding, testing, training, logistics support, and requirements for Tactical Air
Commands TACC, CRC, CRP, ASOC, and TACP. Served as the Program Review Organiza
tion (PRO) Chairman and briefed TRI-TAC program status to the TAC General Staff.
I hosted two TRI-TAC user meetings which solidified and base-lined the 17 prog
ram elements. We provided the architecture for the Tactical Air Control System.
1983-84: Chief, Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Communications Branch, 48
7th Tactical Missile Wing, Comiso Air Station, Sicily.
I wrote wing communications plans, in-depth checklists/procedures, and ensu
red communications Systems training was provided for launch control officers, co
mmunications personnel, and Missile Command Post personnel. I provided inputs f
or US and NATO communications operational plans. Coordinated on-sight communica
tions equipment testing, contractor upgrades, personnel, operations, and logisti
cs support actions. Surveyed the GLCM launch sites on Sicily to ensure proper c
ommunications connectivity was present for each site. Served as an advisor to t
he Wing Primary Battle Staff and the alternate control custodian responsible for
the receipt, storage, inventory and accountability of U.S. and SACEUR Emergency
Message Authentication Systems items. Managed the ordering, inventory and issu
e of COMSEC documents for missile combat crew members. Negotiated an additional
HF frequency through the Italian Ministry of Defense, Rome, Italy. We passed o
ur Operational Readiness Inspection and became the first active GLCM site in Eur
ope.
1982-83: Chief, Ground Launched Cruise Missile Communications Branch, Headquart
ers, Tactical Air Command, GLCM System Management Office, Langley AFB, Virginia.
Served as Tactical Air Forces (TAF) focal point for GLCM Command, Control, and
Communications; documented Tactical Air Commands funding (PEM) for this $4 bill
ion program. I coordinated the TAF positions to the Air Staff, GLCM Program Off
ice, other Major Commands, and provided General Dynamics relative data required.
Coordinated funding authorization for GLCM Systems, base facilities, testing a
reas, and logistics support items required for training at Davis Monthan AFB and
establishing the seven new GLCM Bases in Europe.
1981-82: Precision Location Strike System and Pave Mover Engagement System, Com
munications Maintenance Officer, System Management Office, Headquarters, Tactica
l Air Command, Langley AFB, Virginia.
I served as an action officer responsible for coordinating acquisition, and
logistics definition for both programs. I worked at Mitre to define the DSARC
II User requirements for the Pave Mover Engagement System. I helped define comm
unications equipment and logistics requirements. We developed airborne maintena
nce concepts and personnel needs. Worked the upgrade to the PLSS C3I interface
and Test Equipment requirements, the PLSS Ground Attack Control Capability Groun
d Station C3I issues, and completed the acquisition of the Interoperable Data Li
nk (IDL), collection pods, and associated full logistics support for PLSS SR-71
and U-2 aircraft.
1973-80: Avionics Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Branch, Avionics AGE Technic
ian, 443 Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Altus AFB, Oklahoma.
I calibrated and maintained automatic test stations, mainframe computers, a
nd test sets utilized in all avionics shops to support the C5A aircraft. Calibr
ated and repaired to the component level complex computerized and manual test se
ts using 100 types of RF, analog and digital test equipment. My primary accompl
ishment was being able to fix the Malfunction, Analysis, Detection, and Retrieva
l (MADAR) Test Station in minutes instead of days since it had to be fully funct
ional 24/7 in the Computer Shop to keep our training aircraft fully mission capa
blesupported Kelly AFB depot, TX; Dover AFB, DE; and Travis AFB, CA. I also wor
ked on C-5 and C-135 simulators and map terrain boards.
1965-72: Automatic Flight Control Systems and Compass Systems Technician, 316th
Tactical Airlift Wing (C130s), Langley AFB, Virginia, 355th Tactical Fighter Wi
ng (EB-66, F105), Takhli, Thailand.
I successfully repaired Auto-Pilot and Compass Systems to the component lev
el on numerous cargo, bomber and fighter aircraft. Surveyed and set up compass
roses at sites to calibrate aircraft compass systems. I was deployed TDY worldw
ide about 10 months per year for five straight years and learned how to repair s
everal aircraft systems in various types of environments. Having the required W
RSK and logistics support items was paramount for our successful missions. I se
rved as crew member on flight status for several years for in flight repairs/dia
gnostics of avionics systems. My mentor from January, 1968 thru October, 1972 w
as Chief Master Sergeant Donald Quander, Tuskegee Airman, and General Lemays Cre
w Chief, who came in 2nd for Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. He taught
me how to make things happen now and successfully accomplish any task for our en
tire Squadronwhat isnt written in any management text book. He made me one of t
he youngest E-5s in the Air Force when I was 20. He knew how to cut through all
the political red tape and he was the Master of the political games involved in
our worldwide operation. I never abused the clout he gave me to assist the Off
icers and NCOs on our missions around the world. No Colonel, General, or Congre
ssman ever refused or ignored his requests because he never made a rash request
of anyone. He made sure I learned how to focus on all the elements required for
accomplishing our missions: Personnel, Operations, Maintenance, Coordination,
Safety, Logistics, Planning, Documentation, and most important of all: Proper R
espect for All the Personnel Involved.
1958-1965: Wisconsin Dairy and Hog Farmer, Bloomington Wisconsin.

I was the oldest of 11 children. I was personally responsible for running and a
ccomplishing all the tasks which had to be completed daily on our 200 acre dairy
and hog farm. A six hour work day in addition to going to school was the norm.
During the summer months, as a teenager, I hired out to bring in additional in
come and was always paid adult wages for my work.
Other Jobs/Part-Time Jobs/Items of Interest: The worst career decision I ever m
ade at age 17, was not accepting the offer in late July 1965 from my Wisconsin r
epresentative to attend the Air Force Academy Prep School starting in AugustI ha
d just completed basic training at Lackland AFB and was going to an Electronics
Technical School for a year in Illinois which meant I could go home every weeken
d. I would have had a much better education and accomplished more in my life ha
d I finished the Academy. My wife Darlene worked as a waitress at the Altus AFB
Officer and NCO clubs 74-80 to supplement our income and provide me with the ti
me I needed to complete my degree. Spent five months as a civilian Sears Service
Technician, Oct 72-Feb 73 (40 hours per week): great work-six to eight house s
ervice calls a day, just didnt pay enough to support my new family acquired in J
an 73. Went back into Air Force Mar 73. Langley Officers Club, 68, 70-72 (30-6
0 hours per week): Maitre D, Head Cashier, Wine Steward, Bingo Caller. Liquor S
ales and Inventory, Catering for General Staff (52 Generals), for about three th
ousand very active members. Worked day shift for Air Force. Langley Service S
tation, 67 (30-60 hours per week): Full service attendant for nine pump station
. Worked night shift for Air Force. NASA Logistics Center, 66 (20 hours per w
eek): forklift operator. Worked night shift for Air Force. I only required ab
out four hours of sleep during this period of my life.
CIVILIAN/MILITARY TRAINING COURSES:

UNIVERSAL ESCO Institute (Air Conditioner) Certification (2000)


AN/GRC-246 (V) High Frequency Radio Communication System (2000)
SUN Solaris 2.6 TCP/IP Network Administration (1999)
SUN SPARC Desktop Systems Maintenance (1998)
C Programming Language (1997)
VSATPLUS II Installation and Operation (Big SATCOM) (1996)
Applied RF Techniques I (1994)
Department of the Army: AN/MSC-64 Satellite Communications Operator/Maintenance
Course, 1984.
Defense Systems Management College: Systems Acquisition Funds Management Course
, 1982.
USAF: Effective Writing Course, 1981.
USAF: Communications Maintenance Officer Course, 1980-81.
USAF: Officer Training School, 1980.
Department of the Navy: DDP-516 Digital Computer Operator/Maintenance Course, 1
977.
USAF: Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 1977.
USAF: School of Applied Sciences, Avionics Aerospace Ground Technician (MADAR T
est Set), 1974.
USAF: School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Automatic Flight Control System Tes
t Station, 1974.
USAF: Avionics Aerospace Ground Equipment Specialist Course, 1973.
USAF: Maintenance Management Course, 1971.
USAF: Air University, Automatic Flight Control Systems Course, 1970.
USAF: Air University, Automatic Flight Control Systems Course, 1967.
USAF: Technical Publications Course, 1966.
USAF: Instrument Repair Technician Course, Flight Director System, 1966.
USAF: Automatic Flight Control Systems Specialist Course, 1965-66.