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Started by whatevah, January 21, 2012, 04:25:30 AM

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Past: finished high school in 2010 (still a young'n).

Present: I work as the IT manager for a major floral distributor that ships all over the country, as well as Canada (if you see sunflowers in a store, they're probably ours!).  My duties mainly consist of systems administrator-type stuff for PCs, printers, and phones; eCommerce service support; as well as coordinating the efforts of our contract IT guys (network administrator, webmaster, ERP developer, telecomm engineer).

Since we're a "small business" (~200 people; ~50 user environment), I'm also the "go-to" guy for other items that aren't normally IT related: security and camera systems, time clock systems, fire alarms, etc.

I don't have any certs or degrees yet, but I'm workin' on 'em!  I'd like to pursue something information systems-related in college, and either continue on down this path, or try and use these experiences to jump into law enforcement.


(^^New-ish profile; recently revamped)


Jordan Shuping
Duke Energy, Tax Intern

I will start full time as a Tax Analyst after I graduate from college in May.


Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret


BA Education with a focus in Social Studies, minor in Computer Applications.

Texas Certified Teacher: ESL, Composite Social Studies, Computer Tachnologies I.

Recent experience: 10+ years public school teaching in ESL/EFL, human and physical geography. Currently teaching EFL English conversation in elementary school.

Other experience: NRA Certified Instructor, Texas Hunter Education Instructor, 30+ years in Scouting.

Major, CAP. Most of my 10 years spent in Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education.


Bored, so I might as well add to this one...

Masters of Military History with a specialized study area (thanks to the USAF) on interactions of the Third Reich in particular the Schutz-Staffel... and just for laughs went back to school to study Virology and Epidemiology.
In god we trust, all others we run through NCIC


Cliff Chambliss

Controller  M&A Electrical.  (Electrical & Construction)

Treasurer  B.A.R.K.  Bone-A-Fide Australian Shepherd Rescue

Retired US Army
Armored Cavalry

Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Former NAFI Master Instructor (did not renew last time around).

Mission Pilot
Form 5 Check Pilot
Cadet Orientation Pilot
AFROTC Orientation Pilot

Prof Dev Officer
Admin Officer
Asst Pers Officer

Trying Very hard to be the person my dog thinks I am and my wife deserves.

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
2d Armored Cavalry Regiment
3d Infantry Division
504th BattleField Surveillance Brigade

ARMY:  Because even the Marines need heros.    
CAVALRY:  If it were easy it would be called infantry.


Quote from: SarDragon on April 12, 2012, 06:23:41 AM
Welcome back!


Welcome back!

I remember you from CS when I was just a wee little Airman.

Tim Medeiros

Quote from: Jordan on April 12, 2012, 05:08:05 AM
Jordan Shuping
Duke Energy, Tax Intern

I will start full time as a Tax Analyst after I graduate from college in May.
That name strikes a bell, or 20.  Ever have the nickname of "Duckie" or something along those lines?
Chair, National IT Functional User Group


Network Engineer and Project Manager for Bexar (pronounced BEAR) DataComm (

Currently have more free time than I know what to do with.. :|

Lackland Cadet Squadron - SWR-TX-007 2012-Current
Kelly Composite Squadron - 42178 (Deactivated) 1994-2000
Cadet from 1994-1998
Senior Member from 1998-2000, 2012-Current
United States Air Force 2000-2006, 0-3

Critical AOA

Aviation Maintenance Professional currently working as a Maintenance Controller with Pinnacle Airlines in Memphis TN.
BS in Aviation Technology, Purdue University
Private Pilot, ASEL & AMEL
A&P Mechanic with IA
US Army veteran
Currently a Captain & TMP in CAP
"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."   - George Bernard Shaw


Looking for an USAF supply specalist here in Las Vegas.


David Brown

North Georgia College and State University, The Military College of Georgia, class of 1991
B.S., Psychology (with dual Applied/Industrial-Organisational and Counseling emphasis).
Minor in Criminal Justice (with Criminal Investigations emphasis).

Sales Associate - Ham Radio Outlet (Atlanta branch)
NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 certifications
Civil Air Patrol Communications Instructor-Trainer (responsible for training other Communications Instructors).
Have held staff positions as Squadron Commander, Group Director of Communications, Group Deputy Commander, and Wing Deputy Director of Cadet Programs.
25 years computer experience (self-taught)

Amateur radio operator - Extra Class  (AI4XL)
Member of Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


OK I'll play:

Kevin Estes

BA, University of Arkansas, Broadcast Journalism (almost completed)

Skilled in a lot of areas, mainly technical (computer networking, installation and repair of parts and software, virus removal), physical(up and down telephone poles, troubleshooting AT&T network issues),
Amateur radio (technician) license since 2001 KD5PHZ

Civil Air Patrol:
Assistant IT
Assistant transportation
ES Officer
former DCC
former Leadership officer
SLS/CLC/UCC(next weekend)/ECI-13
Technician rating in Cadet Programs
Master rating in Admin and Personnel
Technician rating in ES

Volunteer firefighter in training
Still a major after all these years.
ES dude, leadership ossifer, publik affaires
Opinionated and wrong 99% of the time about all things


Just bumping this to the top since we have a lot of new forum members here.  Feel free to continue to share your professional backgrounds and professional social networks (LinkedIn, Twitter, industry blog, etc.).
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP


Richard "Rick" Desrosiers
Townsend, DE

Education: BS in Information Technology, Northeastern University
Summa Cum Laude, Alpha Sigma Lambda National High Honors Sociiety

Work: Infrastructure Architect, ING Direct / Capital One (2001 - Current)
USAA - Systems Analyst
Cache Box - POS Implementation Engineer

Military: United States Air Force, Air National Guard
Crew Chief - OV-10A Bronco
Security Forces - Counterdrug Operations

CAP: DEWG - Middletown Cadet Squadron
Deputy Commander
Emergency Services Officer
Professional Development Officer
Mission Scanner / Counterdrug


Eric Martin

BA. English. California State University, Chico, CA
Master of Arts, English. MA. University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, Nevada.

Paramedic/EMT/Wilderness Medicine Instructor. (2000-current)
Flight Paramedic: Alaska (1995-2000)
Paramedic/FF: 1994-1995

CAP: PIO, Truckee Squadron.

Flying: Private, Rotory wing.
In training for private, ASEL


Texas Raiders

Randy Patterson

Career Firefighter/EMT
Rope Access Technician

USCG Boatswain's Mate- 12 years.... Qualed- COX, BCM, BTM, BMOW, QMOW, Weapons Petty Officer, Certified Ship Rigger, and CUTTERMAN!
SM Randy Patterson
399th Comp. Squadron,  Danbury, CT "Yankee Hatters"
IAFF Local 1567
USCG- 1998-2010   Boatswain's Mate
Former member of the old 273rd/ Mid-County Composite Squadron, Nederland, Texas- 1994-2000


Jeffrey Hughes
Currently a Protection Services Officer at Maryland Masonic Homes in Cockeysville MD.  Previously:
Lieutenant: July-Sep 2012 AlliedBarton Security Services
Patrolman/Image Analyst: 2007-2012 Charleston AFB, SC (now JB Charleston)
Shift Supervisor: Feb-Oct 2008 Camp Bucca Iraq (closed)
Armorer: 2006-2007 Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Quick Reaction Force Grenadier: Feb-Aug 2005 Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan
Entry Controller: 2004-2006 Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

Held every rank from AMN to SSGT ;-) (never was an AB, due to college credit)
SSgt Jeffrey Hughes, Squadron NCO
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron MD-031


A nugget of my resume...

Intelligence Specialist, Program Design/Implementation, 1996 – 2001
Personnel Readiness and Training Contract Programs – Washington, DC
Contractor for United States Government

· Leader of a twelve-person team providing training and preparatory instruction to interagency
personnel prior to foreign service.
· Evaluate and report on readiness of foreign duty personnel to initiate/continue performance of duties.
· Provide course instruction assistance in training of new team members.

o HUMINT Surveillance/Surveillance Detection/Counter-Surveillance
o Intelligence/Counterintelligence Trade Craft
o Hostile Environment Trade Craft
o Advanced Map Reading, Land Navigation, and Geographical Interpretation Skills

NOTE:  Sorry, will finish this post later.  Got busy.
Serving since 1987.


Work:  Most of the past 20 years has been working with encryption-focused companies, except for that little sojurn to Iraq.   Basically, think of me as an IT Security guy.

CAP: Director of Communications for FLWG.     Most used qual: UDF - one of my specialties, if you will.

LinkedIn: - if you want details.