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Chris J.

Elmore
1225 Palomar Place #81
Vista, California 92084
(c) (760) 889-0282 • ChrisElmore@rocketmail.com

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a career position utilizing my proven managerial skills and advanced technical
experience in radio systems while promoting a productive, successful work environment.

BACKGROUND SUMMARY

Active Secret security clearance. Exceptional leader with major strengths in planning, problem
solving, management, operations and software and programming applications organic to military
tactical radio and data communications systems. Particularly effective in research and
development, field test and implementation of up-to-date advance communications systems.
Excellent writing and documentation skills. A trusted leader that fosters a supportive, enthusiastic,
work environment.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Company Communications Chief United States Marine Corps
2007 – Present Camp Pendleton, Ca

• Responsible for inventory of $5 million in communications radio, data and maintenance
equipment.
• Supervise the employment and maintenance cycle of tactical radio systems for over 100
employees during combat operations.
• Conduct communications systems research and development to improve overall tactical
communications capability.
• Oversaw operational deployment of communication assets and staff within a combat
environment (five tours of duty within the Iraqi Theater of Operations.)
• Conducted radio frequency propagation studies and created detailed communications
plans for LOS VHF, BLOS HF, UHF and SATCOM communications.
• Implemented operational directives. Managed communications facilities and activities.
• Configure equipment to provide voice, data, digital, and analog operations which leads to
uninterrupted, reliable communications.
• Managed, operated, troubleshoot and employed the AN/PRC-119 (A)(B)(C)(F) versions,
AN/PRC-117F, AN/PRC-150, VRC-110/111, AN/PRC-152/148, MRC-148/145, MSIDS,
BFT, Tactical Chat and HPW/WG software programs.
• Configured, reviewed, analyzed radio programming applications for tactical radio
communications systems and implemented necessary changes to improve efficiency.
• Analyzed radio wave propagation studies to determine its effects on all circuits and
interpreted data for frequency selection.
• Reviewed and evaluated radio operations activities and implemented corrective actions
to eliminate discrepancies and improve operational efficiency.
• Responsible for documentation of discrepancy and managed corrective actions.
Conducted periodic inspections of equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with
directives and fulfillment of mission requirements.
• Developed operational risk management plans in order to evaluate the level of risks
involved in training and operations.
Platoon Communications Chief United States Marine Corps
2004 – 2007 Camp Pendleton, Ca

• Oversaw 25 Marines on all radio systems and employment of radio gear.
• Provided long-range reconnaissance and tactical radio and data communications during
multiple operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tactical Communications Systems Operator United States Marine Corps
2000 – 2004 Camp Pendleton, Ca

• Operated, deployed and sustained radio transmitters and receivers for line-of-sight, air-
to-ground, and satellite communications. Provided multiple spectrum communications in
fixed and tactical environments. Configured antenna and radio equipment for efficient
operations.
• Developed, maintained and supervised a division EPLRS network during multiple combat
tours in the Iraqi theater of operations.
• Developed standard operation procedures and implemented and supervised the training
and operation of multiple EPLRS networks with over 200 outstations.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Standardized operating procedures for the transfer of data through wireless messaging
terminal utilizing tactical radios over multiple circuits.
• Implemented control measures and accountability for cryptographic material and equipment.
• Worked with other companies within the Battalion to ensure communications standards and
procedures were prioritized in order to maintain reliable communications throughout tactical
operations.
• Submitted detailed communications equipment and maintenance reports, which included
accountability of tactical radios, cryptographic material, computers, printers, computer
peripherals, antennas, power supplies, and tactical communications vehicles.
• Trained unit personnel on the planning, operations, programming and routine maintenance of
all tactical radio and data communications and associated support equipment.
• Performed preventive and scheduled equipment checks, troubleshooting, and minor
maintenance such as upgrades in radio software, firmware and programming applications.

ADDITIONAL PROFICIENCIES

Microsoft Office Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power Point
Software upgrades tactical radio and data communications systems
Programming applications tactical radio and data communications

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

EPLRS System Managers course
EPLRS Network Development Course
Instructional Management Course
Project Management
Research and Development
AWARDS

Two Navy Achievement Medals for meritorious service in duties based on sustained performance