CV: Dafydd Neal Dyar

CV, Dafydd (David) Neal Dyar

Curriculum Vitæ

Dafydd Neal Dyar

Dafydd Neal Dyar

E-mail: Dafydd Neal Dyar

Telephone: (503) 256-7574

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Résumé:

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt…

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Personal Competencies & Skills:

Computer systems integration expert (over 25 years)

  • Webmaster of the “Orphan Ann” Home Page and Gundam High Frontier Web pages
  • Consultant/system integrator under contract to the General Services Administration
  • Software reviewer/developer and troubleshooter for The Software Lab
  • Roving troubleshooter solving a wide range of problems for over 200 people
  • Special experience integrating dissimilar hardware and incompatible software packages
  • Qualified in several technical milieu: hardware, software, computer and communications
  • Familiar with the majority of IBM-compatible hardware and software
  • Author of internationally-distributed public-domain microcomputer software utilities
  • Software beta-tester for Ashton-Tate dBASE III database management system
  • Technical consultant to U.S. Air Force Headquarters Computer Systems Division
  • Technical consultant to Harvard MBA professor and magazine editor

Published author and technical writer (over 30 years)

  • Contributing author to Tekbug.com, Computer Source and Tekbug Online Magazines
  • Technical consultant and author under contract to the Microsoft Press
  • Technical consultant and author under contract to Visio Corporation
  • Technical consultant and help developer under contract to RealNetworks
  • Technical consultant and writer under contract to Microsoft Corporation
  • Technical consultant and writer under contract to Intel Corporation
  • Technical consultant and writer under contract to Convera Corporation
  • Technical consultant and writer under contract to Point Information Network
  • Technical consultant and editor under contract to AccessLine Technologies, Inc.
  • Technical consultant and editor under contract to Casey Family Services
  • Technical reviewer and editor under contract to Microsoft Consulting Services Interactive
  • Technical reviewer and editor under contract to the Microsoft Press
  • Technical reviewer and editor under contract to AT&T Wireless Information Systems
  • Technical writer and admin. assistant under contract to Oregon Health Department
  • 20-volume documentation set for Air Force Standard Civilian Automated Payroll System
  • Lesson plans, operating instructions and hardware/software productivity guides
  • Microcomputer users column in Air Force Strategic Air Command regional newspaper
  • Technical articles in microcomputer magazines and newsletters
  • Novels, short stories and articles in national and international magazines
  • Software product descriptions in national and international catalogues

Honor graduate of several advanced military technical schools

  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Air Force Institute of Technology (Honor)
  • Naval Regional Data Automation Center Microcomputer Education Center
  • Defense Information School (Honor)
  • Noncommissioned Officers Leadership School (Valedictorian Honor)
  • Air Force Supervisors Training School

World traveler, at ease with many different cultures

  • Overseas: Germany, Greenland, Guam, Iceland, Japan, Philippines & Turkey
  • United States: AL, CA, CO, FL, MI, NE, OR, VA, WA & Washington DC

IEEE CS

Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society

ACM

Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Information Network

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Education & Training:

    • 2002

IEEE Computer Society, Las Alamitas, CA: Distance Learning Campus

ACM Information Network, New York, NY: Professional Development Centre

    • 2000

Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR: Web Publishing @ Intel

    • 1999

Visio Corporation, Seattle, WA: Discover Visio 2000 Instructor Guide

    • 1999

CBT Systems USA Ltd., Menlo Park, CA: Microsoft FrontPage 98 and Internet Web Authoring & Publishing

    • 1998

CBT Systems USA Ltd., Menlo Park, CA: Intermediate Access 97, Advanced Access 97, Access 97 for Power Users, Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 and An Overview of Java

    • 1996

Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA: Visual Basic 4.0 Programming

    • 1995

Unisys and LSI, Auburn, WA: PBS Long-range User Support (PLUS+) Microsoft Access

    • 1993

SkillPath, Inc., Los Angeles, CA: The Essentials of Excellent Customer Service

    • 1993

California State University, Long Beach, CA: Novell Netware Troubleshooting, UNIX Operating System, UNIX Shell Programming and UNIX System Administration

    • 1991

University of Maryland, Keflavik NAS, Iceland: Technical Report Writing

    • 1991

Community College of the Air Force, Keflavik NAS, Iceland: A.A.S., Communications (Public Affairs)

    • 1990

Microcomputer Education Center, Naval Regional Data Automation Center (NARDAC), Norfolk VA: Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair

    • 1990

Air Force Institute of Technology, Field Training Detachment, Tyndall AFB, Panama City FL: Joint Surveillance System Computer Programmer

    • 1986

Sperry Education, Gunter AFB, Montgomery AL: Basic Application Programmer

    • 1984

Eastern Washington University, Offutt AFB, Omaha NE: Applied Psychology (Human Communications)

    • 1982

Air Force Noncommissioned Officers Leadership School, Andersen AFB, Guam: Valedictorian, Honor Graduate, Management (Professional Military Education)

    • 1980

Air Force Noncommissioned Officers Supervisors Training School, Clark AB, Philippines: Management (Professional Military Education)

    • 1976

Defense Information School, Ft Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis IN: Honor Graduate, Electronic Journalism (Radio/TV Broadcast Journalism)

    • 1973

Air Force Institute of Technology, Technical Training School, Lowry AFB, Denver CO: Honor Graduate, Electronics (Avionics Weapons Control Systems)

    • 1971 to 1972

Ventura Junior College, Ventura, CA: Engineering major, no degree awarded

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Online Magazine Articles:

    • 23 January 2004 to 22 September 2004

Tekbug

Contributing Author. Tekbug.com, Kirkland WA. Wrote articles of general interest to those with high-tech lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest, including:


      • September 2004 Feed Me, Seymour! and A Brief History of RSS
      • August 2004 RAID 101 (with Kurt F. Roithinger)
      • July 2004 Off the Hook and VoIP vs. 9-1-1
      • June 2004 The World’s in Your Pocket PC
      • May 2004 The Domain Name Game and All Your Name Are Belong to Us
      • April 2004 The Malware Menace

and How’d We Get Into This Mess?

  • March 2004 Sex, MP3s & Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • February 2004 The Golden Age of Wireless

    • 1 January 2000 to 1 March 2003

CSM

Contributing Author. Computer Source Magazine, Redmond WA. Wrote a series of articles on how to get the most out of the Microsoft® Windows® OS, including:


      • March 2003 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 12: OS/2 + VMS = WNT
      • February 2003 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 11: Triumph of the WIMP
      • January 2003 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 10: Microsoft Inside

      • December 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 9: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
      • November 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 8: E Pluribus UNIX
      • October 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 7: Root and Branch
      • September 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 6: The Missing Link
      • August 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 5: The Boot on the Other Foot
      • July 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 4: Boot Me Up
      • June 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 3: Rank and File
      • May 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 2: An OS by Any Other Name
      • April 2002 Windows XP: Under the Hood, Part 1: Not Just a Pretty Interface and This Is Your Memory
      • March 2002 Are You Being Served?

      • November 2001 Inside Office XP: Part 3
      • October 2001 Inside XP: Office & Activation
      • August 2001 Inside Office XP Professional
      • July 2001 E-Mail On The Road
      • June 2001 Everybody Chat and Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters
      • May 2001 Good Ol’ Uncle Bob
      • April 2001 Windows Extras
      • March 2001 Inside Windows XP
      • February 2001 Ask The Expert and Feedback
      • January 2001 Priceless Treasures, Free Of Charge and Feedback

      • December 2000 Windows ME In Depth
      • November 2000 Windows 2000 In Depth and A Window On History
      • October 2000 The Winter Of Our Disconnect…
      • September 2000 Personal Best, Part 3
      • August 2000 Personal Best, Part 2
      • July 2000 Personal Best, Part 1
      • June 2000 Home, Home On The Web
      • May 2000 All Keyed Up
      • April 2000 Don’t Get Me Started
      • March 2000 Sneak Previews
      • February 2000 Casting Your Own Net
      • January 2000 Windows Menus À La Carte

    • 26 November 2001 to 1 July 2002

Tekbug

Contributing Author. Tekbug Online Magazine, Redmond WA. Wrote articles of general interest to those with high-tech lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest, including:



      • December 25, 2001 Wheeling Into the Future (with Kurt F. Roithinger)
      • November 26, 2001 Microsoft Streets & Trips 2002

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Professional Accomplishments:

    • 9 May 2007 to 7 December 2007

Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25

Consultant/Technical Writer. Azad Inc., Beaverton OR contract to Intel Digital Equipment Group (DEG) Enterprise Platform & Services Division (EPSD) Blades & Enterprise Server Development (BESD). Created or revised and updated documentation for the Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25 (“Clear Bay”) SMB enterprise blade server platform. Projects include the Chassis Management Module (CMM) Functional Specification, Intel® Modular Server Control User Interface Functional Specification and “Clear Bay” System Release Notes.

    • 11 May 2006 to 4 August 2006

Intel® Viiv&#153 Technology

Consultant/Technical Writer. ISS Consultants Inc., Houston TX contract to Intel Digital Home Group (DHG) Consumer PC Group (CPCG). Created or revised and updated the User Interface (UI) and Help screen text for the Intel® Viiv Technology digital media entertainment platform. Collaborated on the Intel® Viiv Technology Software Writing Style Guide and proofread and edited Intel® Viiv Technology Verified Networked Media Device Requirements FAQ and Implementation Considerations and the Intel® Viiv Verified Network Infrastructure Device Requirements Video over Wireless Addendum. Projects include the Common Configuration Utility (CCU), Network Management System (NMS) and Networked Media Product Requirements (NMPR).

    • 12 December 2005 to 14 March 2006

DHS

Technical Writer/Temporary Administration Specialist. Galt Foundation, Salem OR contract to Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Created or revised and updated documentation for the DHS Office of Family Health (OFH) Child & Family Health (CFH) Women, Infants & Children (WIC) group. Developed and maintained document templates and assisted in converting existing documents from Corel WordPerfect 9 to Microsoft Word 2000 format. Projects include The WIC Information System Tracker (TWIST) Training Manual, Training Supervisor’s Manual, TWIST Training Coordination Team (TCT) document set, WIC Food Pyramid Goal Setting Card, WIC Advisory Board Notebook Update and WIC Forms Review Tools.

    • 24 August 2004 to 19 January 2005

OED ITS

Technical Writer. Galt Foundation, Salem OR contract to Oregon Employment Department (OED) Information Technology Services (ITS). Created or revised and updated documentation for the OED ITS System Administration Team. Developed and maintained document templates, using Word and Visio. Projects include the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Hearings Case Tracking System (HCTS) and Oracle Database Server Socket Program Reference Guide.

    • 20 December 2003 to 30 December 2003

PC Paramedix

Consultant/Technical Writer. PC Paramedix LLC, Portland OR contract to MACS Collect Network. Created custom detailed end-to-end network diagram for the MACS Collect Network, using Microsoft Visio. Created or revised and updated content for the Case Histories and Client Testimonials page on the PC Paramedix website.

    • 5 November 2002 to 31 March 2003

DHS

Technical Writer/Administrative Assistant. Galt Foundation, Salem OR contract to Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Created or revised and updated documentation for the DHS Oregon Health Division (OHD) Office of Information Services (OIS) Information Systems Engineering (ISE) group. Developed and maintained document templates, using Word and Visio. Projects include the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the OIS Information Technology Priority Scheme (60-20-20).

    • 18 April 2001 to 16 August 2001

Intel Networking

Consultant/Technical Writer. Azad Inc., Beaverton OR contract to Intel Platform Networking Group (PNG) Wireless LAN Operation (WLO). Created or revised and updated documentation for the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN solution. Developed and maintained Intel WLO Guide Document Templates, using FrameMaker 6 and Word 2000. Projects include the Access Point Product Reference Guide, Access Point Quick Installation Guide, Adapter Product Reference Guide, Adapter Quick Installation Guide, Site Survey Administrators Guide, Power Injector Quick Reference Guide and Regulatory Approval Guide.

    • 21 December 2000 to 5 February 2001

Convera

Consultant/Technical Writer. Ace Communications Inc., Beaverton OR subcontract to Intel Content Consulting & Creation Group (CCCG), Hillsboro OR contract to Convera Content Security Solutions (CSS), Beaverton OR. Created or revised and updated Convera documentation of encryption and agent-based Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Tamper Resistant Software (TRS) to protect electronically distributed digital content. Projects include the Internet Software Integrity System (ISIS) documentation suite and associated CSS Web Site intranet.

    • 13 March 2000 to 20 December 2000

Intel® Software Integrity System

Consultant/Technical Writer. Ace Communications Inc., Beaverton OR subcontract to Intel User Centered Design Group (UCDG), Hillsboro OR contract to Intel Internet Security Services (ISS), Beaverton OR. Created or revised and updated Internet Security Services (ISS) documentation of encryption and agent-based Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Tamper Resistant Software (TRS) to protect electronically distributed digital content. Projects include the Intel® Software Integrity System 2.0 documentation suite and associated ISS Web Site intranet.

    • 7 September 1999 to 31 January 2000

Visio

Consultant/Author. Wasser Inc., Seattle WA contract to Visio Corp., Seattle WA. Wrote Network Diagram, Project Schedule, Network Design & Documentation and Real-Time Statistics segments of the Discover Visio 2000 Classroom Series customer-training curriculum. Lead writing team and wrote outline, appendices and Classroom Preparation Guide for the Level 3: Visio IT Solutions customer training curriculum.

    • 15 February 1999 to 16 July 1999

RealNetworks

Consultant/Developer. Staffing Options & Solutions LLC, Lynnwood WA contract to RealNetworks, Seattle WA. Ported RealPlayer G2 online help from WinHelp format on the Microsoft Windows platform to HTML format on the UNIX platform, using HomeSite 4.0 and RoboHELP Office 7. Designed and built intranet Web site for the RealNetworks Strategic Products Group.

    • 27 July 1998 to 22 January 1999

MS Access 2000 SBS

Consultant/Author. Wasser Inc., Seattle WA subcontract to Catapult Inc., Redmond WA contract to the Microsoft Press, Bellevue WA. Assisted in defining the audience, developed the outline and project style sheet, assisted in determining the schedule and developed the work scenario, introductory material, narrative text, exercise steps, margin notes, tips, sidebars and practice files for 300-page Microsoft Access 2000 Step by Step (May 1999, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-976-3) productivity guide book and CD-ROM in accordance with Microsoft Press and Catapult criteria for meeting the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) user training and certification program requirements. Five lessons from this book also constitute Part 5 of Microsoft Office 2000 Step By Step (May 1999, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-984-4).

    • 2 March 1998 to 30 April 1998

Microsoft

Consultant/Technical Writer. S&T OnSite, Seattle WA contract to Microsoft Corp., Redmond WA. Created or edited content for the HTML Help system of the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Snap-In for the Microsoft FrontPage Server Administration utility (FPServAdm) and the Web-based documentation for the Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit (SERK) and the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit (ORK).

    • 2 June 1997 to 31 December 1997

AccessLine

Consultant/Technical Editor. Cintech Corporation, Kirkland WA contract to AccessLine Technologies, Inc., Bellevue WA. Revised and updated AccessLine System documentation, consolidating and reformatting information from internal developer-oriented functional specifications and new-release technical notes into customer-oriented reference manuals. Projects include Alarm Messaging Reference Manual, Call Processing Node Operation & Administration Manual, Customer Service Facility Package Template Tool Users Manual and Facsimile Management Facility Manufacturing & Installation Manual.

    • 5 May 1997 to 16 May 1997

Casey Family Services

Consultant/Technical Writer. EDP Contract Services, Bellevue WA subcontract to Inacom Information Systems, Bellevue WA contract to Casey Family Services, Seattle WA. As part of a 5-person task force, researched and developed draft Help Desk guidelines, policies, procedures and processes for the CFS Technology Support Center HQ staff, including ongoing operations and conversion from Macintosh/DEC VAX network platform to PC/NT Server network platform serving The Casey Family Program (TFCP) intranet application and its associated Internet infrastructure.

    • 21 April to 2 May 1997

WaveLink SNC

Consultant/Technical Writer. Cintech Corporation, Kirkland WA contract to Point Information Network, Kirkland WA. Edited, revised and standardized Users Manual for WaveLink Soft Network Controller wireless RF terminal networking product to incorporate changes in installation, configuration and operation between versions and establish guidelines and template for future documentation.

    • 25 November 1996 to 17 March 1997

Microsoft

Consultant/Technical Editor. The Select Group, Mercer Island WA contract to Microsoft Consulting Services Interactive, Bellevue WA. Developed online pari-mutuel wagering system detail design documentation for Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas NV, using Microsoft Office 97, Visual SourceSafe 5.0 and Visio 4.0 in accordance with the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF). Edited Open Financial Exchange (OFX) Gateway functional description document for Microsoft Consulting Services Interactive’s Desktop Financial Division using Office 97 and Visio per MSF.

    • 7 November 1996 to 22 November 1996

AT&T

Consultant/Technical Editor. The Upline Group, Inc., Everett WA contract to AT&T Wireless Services IS, Seattle WA. Edited CellCAD Engineering Operations manual compiled from Production Control, RF Engineering, Support Center and Systems Management manuals. Updated Visio network configuration charts for all Western and Central Region offices and merged them with manual. Conducted CellCAD Support telephone follow-up survey with Western Region IS contacts.

    • 9 April 1996 to 30 September 1996

MSO 97 VB Programmer’s Guide

Consultant/Technical Writer. Wasser Inc., Seattle WA contract to Microsoft Corp., Redmond WA. Performed operational testing, technical review and editing of Visual Basic for Applications programmer’s guide and online help files for the Microsoft Office 97 Outlook Desktop Information Manager e-mail, scheduling and contact management groupware application. Uncredited original author of Chapter 5: The Outlook Object Model in the Microsoft Office 97 Visual Basic Programmer’s Guide (1997, Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-57231-340-4).

    • 30 January 1996 to 1 February 1996

MS Press

Consultant/Technical Editor. CDI Corporation-West, Bothell WA contract to the Microsoft Press, Bellevue WA. Performed technical review and editing of Microsoft Press book on Exchange Server setup, connectivity and interoperability.

    • 10 October 1995 to 23 January 1996

PBS

Consultant/System Integrator. Kelly Technical Services, Seattle WA subcontract to Ogden Professional Services, Bremerton WA contract to Region 10, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Auburn WA. Advised and assisted in development of Microsoft Access and Archibus/FM Windows-based front ends to UNIX-based Oracle 7 database used for automated facility and property management of all government-owned buildings in the northwestern United States. Advised and assisted in development of Access and Excel customized reports drawn from same. Advised and expedited transition from stand-alone mainframe-based proprietary database in COBOL and DML to networked ODBC relational database in Oracle, Access and Watcom SQL. Analyzed and documented Archibus/FM database schema, data dictionary and standardized naming conventions for integrating AutoCAD drawings, text and bitmapped graphics data storage and retrieval.

    • 15 May 1993 to 16 June 1995

TSL

Senior Copy Writer, Software Reviewer/Developer, Telephone Support Technician & Troubleshooter. The Software Labs, Culver City, CA and Redmond, WA. Reviewed software submissions for quality, technical merit and marketability. Developed prototype “master” diskettes for duplication and distribution. Wrote catalog descriptions and captured representative screen images to accompany each item. Answered trouble calls from customers on problems ranging from installation to possible presence of malicious logic (virus/Trojan horse/logic bomb) for customer base with range of skills from complete novice to seasoned veteran. Advised software authors on ways and means to improve their product. Solved and developed workarounds to hardware and software compatibility problems on a wide range of PC platforms. Created templates for rapid prototyping of new master diskettes. Edited and refined write-ups of fellow workers and mentored them on writing technique and style.

    • 2 February 1973 to 3 March 1993

USAF

United States Air Force. Completed a full 20-year military career distinguished by the award of two Air Force Commendation Medals and the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding contributions to the service, earning “7-Level” (Master) ratings in three different highly-technical and demanding Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) career fields: Avionics/Weapons Control System Mechanic, Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist and Computer Programmer/Analyst.

      • May 1990 to December 1992

USAF

Computer Programmer/Analyst. U.S. Air Force, Keflavik NAS, Iceland. System maintenance on mainframe computer processing air traffic control radar picture. Roving troubleshooter for 200+ IBM PC-compatible microcomputer users. System maintenance of remote dial-in connection to local area network. Member of Air Forces Iceland Small Computer and Local Area Network Working Groups. Authored software and hardware users guides, operating instructions and lesson plans. Standardized microcomputer software configuration for ease of use, learning and maintenance. Completed Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair courses. A.A.S. in Communications (Public Affairs) from Community College of the Air Force. Wrote articles for British popular media magazine Anime UK. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of 20-year career contributions.

      • May 1986 to May 1990

HQ SSG

Computer Programmer/Analyst. U.S. Air Force, Gunter AFB, AL. Integrated mainframe and microcomputer applications of Air Force Standard Civilian Automated Payroll System (AFSCAPS). Developed OMR/25 optical mark reader interface to replace manual data entry. Authored 20-volume comprehensive documentation package. Developed automated setup and installation package for global software distribution. Provided remote support to 195 sites worldwide. Installed and networked 20 microcomputers for software training system. Authored public-domain software utilities for worldwide use. Performed operational test and evaluation of commercial software for worldwide use. Developed anti-virus software for worldwide use. Performed feasibility study for COBOL to ADA software conversion. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding technical contributions.

      • January 1985 to May 1986

AFN

Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist. American Forces Radio/TV Service, U.S. Air Force, Incirlik AB, Turkey. Authored public domain PC-compatible microcomputer software utilities. Developed graphics display programs for television character generator system. Continuity director for all locally-developed radio/TV commercial and publicity scripts. Produced “USAFE News” for international distribution in Europe.

      • June 1983 to January 1985

AFRTS

Public Affairs Specialist. Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, U.S. Air Force, Offutt AFB, Omaha NE. Co-produced and authored articles for the Mid-America Computer Hobbyists (MACH) users group newsletter. Authored “Bluesuiter Computer” microcomputer users column for Air Pulse Air Force regional newspaper. Produced “Offutt News” 15-minute weekly television news program for local cable station. Produced “Offutt News” daily 5-minute radio news programs for local radio stations. Writer, producer, director, on-air announcer and cameraman for Strategic Air Command Public Affairs Office. Developed and implemented local disaster contingency plans and directed local shelter management teams as a collateral assignment. Pre-release beta-tester for Ashton-Tate’s dBASE III database management system. Authored Microcomputing magazine articles on hardware configuration and basic software design technique.

      • November 1981 to June 1983

FEN

Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist. American Forces Radio/TV Service, U.S. Air Force, Andersen AFB, Guam. Technical consultant to Harvard MBA professor Thomas V. Bonoma, cited in his column in Microcomputing magazine. Valedictorian honor graduate of Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School.

      • March 1980 to November 1981

FEN

Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist. American Forces Radio/TV Service, U.S. Air Force, Clark AB, Philippines. Continuity director for all locally-developed radio/TV commercial and publicity scripts. Writer, producer, director, on-air announcer and cameraman for Pacific Air Command Far East Network. Founding member of Clark AB microcomputer users group. Completed Air Force Noncommissioned Officers Supervisors Training School. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding journalistic contributions.

      • February 1979 to March 1980

AFRTS

Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist. American Forces Radio/TV Service, U.S. Air Force, Sondrestrom AB, Greenland. Writer, producer, director, on-air announcer and cameraman for Alaskan Air Command American Forces Network. Developed television schedule and wrote local television guide. Produced two-hour live daily and three-hour live weekend AOR radio show. Wrote and produced commercial and publicity spots. Wrote articles and serialized novel for nationally-distributed specialty publication Nemesis, Inc.

      • October 1976 to October 1978

AFN

Radio/TV Broadcast Specialist. American Forces Radio/TV Service, U.S. Air Force, Incirlik AB, Turkey. Implemented changeover from black & white to color television and developed new procedures to take advantage of the new technology. Wrote and produced commercial and publicity spots. Drew illustrations for regional newspaper. Drew illustrations and wrote articles for nationally-distributed specialty publication Doc Savage Club Reader.

      • April 1973 to October 1976

USAF

Avionics/Weapons Control Systems Mechanic. Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Air Force, K.I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette MI. Performed electronic diagnostics and repairs on avionics systems of F-106A/B fighter-interceptor aircraft, including on-board weapons control computer and air-to-ground data communications link. Drew illustrations for Northern Lights Air Force regional newspaper. Drew illustrations and wrote articles for nationally-distributed amateur publication Whizzard. Retrained at Defense Information School, graduated with honors: first in class, best radio script, best radio production and best television production.

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