Satellite Systems Operator Resume


Drew Sterling

604 Harmony Lane

Pleasantville, CA 94588

(925) 555-1234


Satellite and ground systems operator with 3 years experience in satellite command and control operations for the military, including satellite launch, first acquisition, and early-orbit operations. Successful in leading teams involved in monitoring, testing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining both satellite and ground equipment. Ground equipment expertise includes operations center, antenna sites, and communication links. Achieved highest accolades for recognizing and implementing emergency procedures to correct problems and failures, and for ensuring integrity of equipment for continuous operations. Certified in satellite and ground communications. Computer skills include Microsoft Windows 98 and Office 97 (Word and Access), as well as various database applications.


Satellite Systems Operator (SSO) / Ground Systems Operator (GSO)


Served as an SSO and GSO, and support ground equipment and orbiting satellites valued in excess of $5.2 billion. Provided additional support as a certification evaluator, certified trainer, and awards program coordinator.

  • Earned highly qualified rating on four recurring evaluations and achieved zero errors.
  • Bolstered unit’s mission success rate of 99.7%.

Satellite Systems Operator


Led a three-member Mission Control Team involved in controlling the defense support program and midcourse space experiment satellites.

  • Saved a multi-million dollar defense support satellite from total voltage loss during an eclipse by executing and directing relocation to back-up operations center and transmitting vital commands.
  • Performed over 750 error-free satellite contact supports on four different satellite systems.

Ground Systems Operator


Served as a team leader to coordinate squadron system resources and primary interface for satellite command and telemetry readout capabilities. Developed performance logs in both the pre-pass and pass segments.

  • Reconfigured telemetry control segment during satellite maneuver and saved a critical support.
  • Identified and resolved faulty telemetry channel and restored loss of navigational data.
  • Ensured command and control link integrity on 71 critical commanding support projects.
  • Earned distinction as the first Bravo crew GSO certified in MSX contacts and alleviated staff shortfalls.
  • Identified a timing problem, supervised substitution of equipment, and restored synchronization.

Certification Evaluator


Served as group evaluator, meticulously evaluating candidates’ task performance in the emulator to qualify for both ground and satellite operations certification. Wrote and administered rigorous and demanding emulator scripts to challenge candidates. Measured candidates against peers to select very best operators. Re-certified personnel every six months. Served as a liaison between headquarters and four different groups supporting approximately 800 personnel. Prepared quarterly reports for headquarters.

  • Recognized a trend and informed director of deficiency so that entire squad could be retrained: improved accuracy of the readings and reduced number of errors by an estimate of 25% per quarter.

Certified Instructor

Company  2004 to 2005

Prepared team for worst possible competition obstacles, including simulations designed to accustom team to high stress levels. Provided performance enhancing skills and trained team members on all aspects of operations, emergency procedures, and vital ground system intricacies.

  • Trained two personnel through their upgrade qualification training over a six week time frame.

Award Program Coordinator

EXAMPLE Company  2003 to 2004

Managed and administered the awards program. Collected information, prepared package with nomination awards, submitted material for grading by the squadron board and group commanders, tallied results, announced winners, and produced certificates and congratulatory letters.

Ground Systems Operator

XYZ COMP  2002 to 2003

Served as unit GSO, providing technical systems management and personnel supervision.

  • Instructed link operators to reconfigure equipment that restored primary and backup communication links and sustained life-giving power where vital solar panel moves were threatened.
  • Selected by crew commander to enter the Jump Start Program for highest achievers to earn multiple certifications.


Military Training

  • Operations Group Evaluator Training – 50 Hours
  • Satellite Systems Operator Upgrade Qualification Training – 144 Hours
  • Operations Group Instructor Training – 40 Hours
  • Ground Systems Operator Upgrade Qualification Training – 292 Hours
  • Ground Systems Operator Initial Qualification Training – 512 Hours
  • Space Systems Operations Training 240 Hours
  • Basic Training
  • Certifications
  • Certified Evaluator – Ground and Satellite Systems Operations
  • Certified Satellite Systems Operator – Two constellations
  • Certified Instructor – Ground and Satellite Systems Operations
  • Certified Ground Systems Operator – Five constellations


  • Certified Evaluator – Ground and Satellite Systems Operations
  • Certified Satellite Systems Operator – Two constellations
  • Certified Instructor – Ground and Satellite Systems Operations
  • Certified Ground Systems Operator – Five constellations

Secret Security Clearance

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