Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 12 December 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 12 December 2007

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“The fundamental law of human beings is interdependence. A person is a person through other persons.”

– Desmond Tutu

Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

This issue comes to you from our Global Command Center in Springfield, Virginia. Next week's edition will be transmitted remotely and may be reduced in size because of an agressive travel schedule. But hey, this is the biggested DEFCON 1 newsletter ever. So, it works out.

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*** In this issue (This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below):

*** Counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War

*** Help place 30,000 wreathes at Arlington National Cemetery this Saturday

*** SNA Holiday join-up and Toys for Tots drive at Champs

Sports Bar at Pentagon Row on Thursday

*** Video clips of note

1.) Mgr Sr Project, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Strategic Communications, Congressional and Public Affairs Specialists,

Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, DC

3.) AMCI Customer Project Manager V – Service Oriented Architecture Consultant, Hewlett Packard, Baltimore, Maryland

4.) Logistics Analyst III, SPAWAR Systems Center, Charleston (SSCC), BAE Systems C4I Logistics Team, Charleston, SC.

5.) MARINE TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, Military Sealift Command, Department Of The Navy, Washington, DC

6.) 1ST Mate PLD CL 1, Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS

7.) Manpower Training Modernization Support, Edo Corporation, Arlington, VA

8.) Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) Instructor, Global Services, Fort Bragg, NC

9.) Systems Engineer, Dataline, Suffolk, Virginia

10.) DIRECTOR, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY COUNCIL OF REVIEW BOARDS, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Washington, DC

11.) Executive Director of Development, SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, New York

12.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA

13.) Representative for Mine Action Projects, Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, Angola (based in Luanda with travel to provinces)

14.) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / Unmanned Air Vehicles, DYNETICS, INC., Huntsville, Alabama

15.) Sr. Electro Mechanical Design Engineer, Elcom Technologies, Rockleigh, NJ

16.) Research Scientist Sr Stf-Optical Remote Sensing, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Louisville, Colorado

17.) Barge Maintenance Coordinator, Baton Rouge, American Commercial Lines,

Baton Rouge, LA

18.) WEB INTERFACE / PUBLICATIONS DEVELOPER, Standard Aero, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

19.) Business Redesign Analysts, Standard Aero, Inc., San Antonio, Texas

20.) Public Affairs Specialist, United States Coast Guard, New London, CT

21.) R&D Electrical Engineer- Medical Device, Aerotek CE, San Jose, California

22.) Human Resources Rep/Sr/Spec/Sr Spec, EB Bangor WA Trident Site, General Dynamics Marine Division, Bangor, WA

23.) Web Developer/DBA, Blackbird Technologies, Ft. Washington, MD

24.) MEDIA PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, CSC, McLean, VA

25.) Program/Contracts Manager, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Leesburg, VA

26.) Analyst–Defense Manpower and Support, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

27.) Scientific Programmer, Physical Sciences Inc, Andover, MA

28.) Mechanical Engineer – Research, Sentient Corporation, Williston, Vermont

29.) Electromechanical Research Engineer, Sentient Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho

30.) Program Manager, Crane Aerospace, Cleveland, Ohio

31.) Dean, Defense Systems Management College—School of Program Managers, Executive Faculty Section, DSMC, Fort Belvoir, VA

32.) Arabic Linguist, L-3 Communications, overseas location

32.) USAF Operations Team Member, L-3 Communications TMSD Division, Reston, VA

33.) Systems Engineer, KOAM Engineering Systems (KES), San Diego, California

34.) Structures Design Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Virginia

35.) Automation Controls Engineer, Athena Technologies, Warrenton, VA

36.) Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Advanced C4 Solutions, Tampa, FL

37.) Sr. Operations Planner, Capstone Corporation, Washington, DC; Norfolk, VA

38.) Jr. Operations Planner, Capstone Corporation, Washington, DC; Norfolk, VA

39.) MS-Project Scheduler, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Washington, DC

*** Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Requests

Proposals for Assistance with the Alaska Cruise Ship Ocean Ranger

Program

*** The United States Navy Band holiday concert, “Happy Holidays” at the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall

*** DEFCON-1 report from Chief of Media Operations for Multi-National Force-Iraq

*** 2008 SemperComm Award

*** And more…

*** Arlington National Cemetery will be setting out 30,000 wreaths this Saturday. They use volunteers to do this. The latest estimate is that they have about 1,500 volunteers committed to this, but if any of you want to participate, you will not

be turned away. If you are interested, you need to be there at 0800, and you should take METRO to get there.

*** Send an announcement to the 500-plus defense industry professionals on this list for just $200. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War

Please join us for a talk on a subject of relevance to our

current counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq

Lecture: “Counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War” by Dr. Mark Moyar, Kim T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency and Terrorism at the U.S. Marine Corps University and author of Triumph Forsaken and Phoenix and the Birds of Prey. He will explain the rise of the Viet Cong insurgency and evaluate the multitude of American and South Vietnamese counterinsurgency programs. A leading critic of the conventional history of the Vietnam War, Dr. Moyar offers many new interpretations and facts. He will be available to autograph copies of his books.

When: 12:00-1:00 on Tuesday 18 December 2007

Where: National Museum of the United States Navy (Education Center),

Bldg 76, Washington Navy Yard

*** Have an event you want to publicize to the 560-plus influential defense industry leaders who read DEFCON 1 each week? Send your announcement to me at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Come on out and get into the Holiday spirit next week!

The SNA Holiday join-up and Toys for Tots drive will be held at Champs Sports Bar at Pentagon Row on Thursday 13 December from 1600-1830. SNA will provide food throughout the entire event and as an incentive to end of your work day a little earlier than usual, SNA will provide free draft beer / soda during the first hour and then open it up to our usual cash bar for our 'offsite' socials. As in the past, we will collect Toys for Tots and pass the hat for those who won't have a chance to head out to a store.

If you can not make the social, but would like to donate to Toys for

Tots, SNA will facilitate this for you, you can mail a check to SNA

headquarters payable to Toys for Tots to the following address:

SNA

Attn: Toys for Tots

2550 Huntington Ave., Ste. 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

Checks should arrive NLT December 13, 2007.

Event flyer is available on the chapter website at www.navysna.org.

*** Just before watching Beowulf in 3D at the Fairfax Cinema 14 Delux, I saw a very good National Guard commercial to the music of 3 Doors Down.

http://www.1800goguard.com/movie/index2.php

*** Interesting perspective on recruiting commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_TV4qJiOlg

*** The best articulation of a requirement I’ve heard yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6h8i8wrajA&eurl=http://www.theospark.blogspo

*** Such talent goes wasted at sea:

*** “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

–Winston Churchill,

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Mgr Sr Project, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job 7780. Seeking a Senior Acquisition/Military Analyst to provide senior level programmatic and technical support to Technical Director in Navy ACAT 1D Shipbuilding Program. Candidate must possess Master's degree in a technical field, at least 15 years of job-related experience and prior naval service (either in uniform or as a government civilian) or Bachelors degree with 20 years of applicable experience. Combat system and HM&E systems experience on Navy surface combatant required. Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Program Management preferred. Candidate must have good written communication skills; working knowledge of word processing and integrated software applications; good management and organizational skills and the ability to perform detail-oriented work. Position will require an active Secret clearance and will require travel.

Responsibilities

Provide senior level program management and technical support to Technical Director in Navy ACAT 1D Shipbuilding Program in the areas of ship design, total ship systems engineering, software requirements and integration, mission systems integration, C4I and aviation. Perform expert-level review, analysis and validation of management and business products; prepare executive-level reports and briefs. Review program reports, technical papers, drawings, specifications, procedures, etc.; provide comments; consolidate and adjudicate comments from various organizations and prepare reports. Conduct research and prepare management, organizational and business analyses and forecasts. Track, process, produce and distribute deliverables and monitors comment status. Generate and maintain management tools to effectively control programs. Generate reports documenting findings on testing, integration, business studies, etc. Conduct research into management, organizational and business practices to assess / implement improvements to, or ensure compliance with acquisition procedures. Collect and analyze performance data. Assess and quantify cost / schedule / management / business status and risk. Evaluate trends and project cost completion estimates. Participate in program management reviews and business meetings. Prepare and coordinate inputs for acquisition documentation, status reports, briefings and information inquiries. Conduct evaluation of cost proposals, including fact finding, cost / technical tradeoff analyses and evaluation report writing. Prepare independent cost estimates to support evaluation of alternatives, including development of cost and operational effectiveness analyses. Conducts special studies and evaluations. Research, analyze problems and determine element requirements with minimum supervision. Collaborate with Navy customers, to define, coordinate and track the status of multidisciplinary tasks and advise on management and business element planning and implementation. Prepare program management correspondence, presentations, spreadsheets, Gantt charts, meeting minutes, and other analytical reports. Interface with various management and business team leaders daily to exchange information and coordinate related task performance.

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

*** From Scott Truver at Gryphon Technologies:

Ned –

I've attached a Word file of the PAO/CL/StratComms announcement for

distro to the 10,000 or so people in the JOTW and DEFCON1 “Can't Wait”

network.

Many thanks…SeasonsCheers!

Scott

Scott C. Truver, PhD

Executive Advisor

National Security Programs

Gryphon Technologies LC

www.GryphonLC.com

2.) Strategic Communications, Congressional and Public Affairs Specialists, Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, DC

Gryphon Technologies (www.GryphonLC.com) is seeking PAO and

congressional liaison professionals with Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Joint DoD and Homeland Security public affairs/congressional experience to provide on-site contractor program outreach and advocacy to military and homeland security customers in the Washington, DC, National Capitol Region. Junior, mid-grade and senior positions are anticipated. The successful candidates will help create critical program awareness, understanding and conviction with key stakeholders within the

Armed Services, DoD and DHS, industry, public and the Congress, to U.S. and foreign audiences. For the senior positions, proven track records as strategic thinkers and communicators are required. Understanding of requirements and budget process is plus. Knowledge of and connections with key media contacts also a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with ABC or APR accreditation.

Gryphon, headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a dynamic company

committed to serving the national security interests of our country by combining cutting-edge technologies with imagination and dedication. One of the nation's fastest-growing defense firms, Gryphon specializes in engineering, logistics, information technologies and management services, as well as national security research, analysis and strategic communications support.

Please e-mail or fax your resume, referencing “PAO/CL,” to:

Human Resources

Gryphon Technologies, L.C.

6301 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: (240) 387-1000

Fax: (240) 387-1005

Email: recruiter@gryphonLC.com

Gryphon Technologies is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

3.) AMCI Customer Project Manager V – Service Oriented Architecture Consultant, Hewlett Packard, Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.latpro.com/jobs/1723197.html

4.) Logistics Analyst III, SPAWAR Systems Center, Charleston (SSCC), BAE Systems C4I Logistics Team, Charleston, SC.

The incumbent of this position will be a member of the BAE Systems C4I Logistics Team located in Charleston, SC. In support of SPAWAR Systems Center, Charleston (SSCC), the incumbent will perform a variety of logistics tasks for Military Sealift Command (MSC) new ship construction programs. The incumbent will prepare logistics program documentation, ensure supportability is in place for systems/equipment that is installed by SSCC on MSC ships. The incumbent will research logistics data, track development and delivery of technical manuals, conduct sparing analyses and ensure timely procurement and delivery of spares, conduct reliability and maintainability analyses as required, coordinate crew training, enter/update logistics information into MSC's MERLIN and ShipClip databases, and attend ILSMTs in support of the SSCC Logistics Manager. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in performing logistics management tasks and will be expected to coordinate with all facets of the BAE Systems Charleston C4I Department, i.e., design engineering, producting, testing, and project management, as well as outside entities such as other Government agencies, commands, etc.

This position is located in N Charleston, SC. Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidate. Applicants must be currently residing in or willing to relocate to N Charleston, SC or surrounding areas.

Must have the following:

1. Knowledge of DoD/Navy acquisition logistics policies

2. Joint program logistics experience

3 Demonstrated experience with C4I Systems Logistics Support

4. Knowledge of shipboard sparing processes

5. Knowledge of Navy provisioning procedures

6. Secret clearance

7. Ability to work in a team environment

1. Familiarity with Reliability and Maintainability Analysis

2. Familiarity with Military Sealift Command (MSC) processes/procedures

3. Familiarity with MSC MERLIN/ShipClip database processes

Preferences

1. Familiarity with Reliability and Maintainability Analysis

2. Familiarity with Military Sealift Command (MSC) processes/procedures

3. Familiarity with MSC MERLIN/ShipClip database processes

https://psisa001.na.baesystems.com/psp/prdps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10004336&Siteid=1

5.) MARINE TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, Military Sealift Command, Department Of The Navy, Washington, DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=62739740

6.) 1ST Mate PLD CL 1, Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=64502754

7.) Manpower Training Modernization Support, Edo Corporation, Arlington, VA

http://www.hirenet.net/employers/JobPostview.cfm?Src=J&JUI=22620821&orgid=redo2272

8.) Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) Instructor, Global Services, Fort Bragg, NC

With minimal supervision, develop and present emergency medical instruction to members of the United States military, federal and state agencies, and commercial customers nationwide and overseas. Prepare lesson plans, handouts, power point presentation presentations, and other training resources to the standards prescribed by the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Plan and supervise performance oriented practical exercises; administers and evaluates formal written and hands-on evaluations. Perform individual research and incorporate emergent medical practices and military procedures into instruction in accordance with current standing operating procedures and Curriculum Board guidelines. Maintain personal competency and currency in all required National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum: Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic requirements, American Heart Association credentials, and Basic Trauma Life Support certification. Research and prepare special instruction for the instructor staff in assigned areas of responsibility. Perform routine informal evaluations of instructor performance; prepare, analyze and takes action on performance critiques, as appropriate.

Qualifications: High school diploma. Minimum of 3 years experience as a Nationally Registered EMT-P Instructor or SOF Advanced Tactical practitioner or SMR certification as EMt-P. Current instructor credentials in American Heart Association disciplines of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). In addition, current instructor credentials in Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS). Must establish status of either EMT-P or EMT-B in any State. Prior experience as a U.S. military medical non-commissioned officer is preferred. Prior experience as a medical non-commissioned officer in Army, Navy or Air Force Components of US Special Operations Command is preferred. Attendance at a recognized formal US military Instructor Training Course (ITC) required upon hire.

Job Code: EMT-P

http://www.globalsvcscorp.com/careers.html#emergency

9.) Systems Engineer, Dataline, Suffolk, Virginia

https://recruiter.kenexa.com/dataline/cc/CCJobResultsAction.ss?command=ViewJobDetails&job_REQUISITION_NUMBER=5923

10.) DIRECTOR, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY COUNCIL OF REVIEW BOARDS, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Washington, DC

THIS IS AN EXECUTIVE LEVEL POSITION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. EXECUTIVE POSITIONS ARE CLASSIFIED ABOVE GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) GRADE 15 OR EQUIVALENT POSITIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

Job Announcement Number: NW7-0301-00-4I861788-SES

SERIES & GRADE: ES-0301-00/00

SALARY RANGE: 111,676.00 – 168,000.00 USD per year

SES Salary Range – Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and complexity of the position and the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

This position serves as the Head of the Secretary of the Navy's Council of Review Boards (SECNAV CORB). As the Head of SECNAV CORB this position is responsible for overseeing the activities of the administration of eight personnel boards including the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Naval Clemency an d Parole Board (NC&PB), Naval Discharge Review Board (NRDB), Combat Related Special Compensation Board (CRSC), Traumatic Servicemen Group Life Insurance Appeals Board (TSGLIAB) Naval Complaint Review Board (NCRB), SECNAV Board of Decorations and Medals (BDM), and the Board of Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR), and is authorized to form an ad hoc board within the council to review any case referred by the Secretary if the Navy or Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN (M&RA)), which does not fall within the purview of any component board.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65507645

11.) Executive Director of Development, SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14256

12.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=64933343&WT.mc_n=jobscomview

13.) Representative for Mine Action Projects, Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, Angola (based in Luanda with travel to provinces)

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-79HF9V

14.) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / Unmanned Air Vehicles, DYNETICS, INC., Huntsville, Alabama

Position will involve work on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / Unmanned Air Vehicles. Roles will include 6-DOF flight simulation, flight test planning, flight test support, and aircraft performance analysis. Some travel to test locations will be required.

Aerospace or aeronautical engineering is strongly preferred. Abilities must include strong skills in data analysis, physical intuition, computer proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. A background in flight mechanics and/or flight performance is desirable. Skills with C++ and MATLAB are desirable.

The Company

Continued development of advanced tactical missiles and aviation is required to enable U.S. forces to engage the enemy with precision and at ranges that afford substantial protection for our warfighters. Advances in miniaturization, sensor technology, and information processing for seekers provide greater accuracy and with improved aerodynamics and warheads results in increased lethality with reduced collateral damage.

As an industry leader in tactical missile and aviation technologies, Dynetics provides support to the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy as well as OGA. Our capabilities in system development include advanced seeker technologies, EO/IR/RF sensors, aerodynamics, GNC, enhanced-lethality warhead design, ISR, electronic support measures, system simulation, and more. Our expertise enables us to respond quickly to meet urgent needs: our participation in the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) system development and deployment exemplifies this agility.

Dynetics supports AMCOM in developing, testing, and analyzing performance of single-mode and multi-mode seekers involving cutting-edge uncooled EO/IR, MMW and RF technologies. We support the Air Force Research Laboratory from design through production of the next generation of tactical air-to-surface weapon systems. We are developing the information assurance strategy for netcentric weapons for the Air Force Armament Center, as well as a miniaturized telemetry and flight termination system to enhance testing and range safety for weapon systems.

Web: http://http://www.dynetics.com/

DYNETICS, INC.

1000 Explorer Blvd.

Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Contact: Rick Wilbourn

E-Mail: rick.wilbourn@dynetics.com

Phone: (256) 964-4595

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=860653

15.) Sr. Electro Mechanical Design Engineer, Elcom Technologies, Rockleigh, NJ

The job involves designing state of the art machined housings, and instruments used in RF/ microwave communication and aerospace applications. It includes interaction with customers, R&D team members, and other departments. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected, including Leading and possibly directing the work of others.

Requirements:

Ÿ 6-8 years experience with Pro Engineer

Ÿ Understanding of PCB design principals is a plus

Ÿ Requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

Job # EMDE-07. Must be a US citizen or a green card holder

Elcom Technologies

11 Volvo Dr.

Rockleigh

NJ 07647

Contact:

Email resume and description of your major achievements to jobs@elcom-tech.com.

http://www.elcom-tech.com/jobs_f.htm

16.) Research Scientist Sr Stf-Optical Remote Sensing (38284), Lockheed Martin Corporation, Louisville, Colorado

http://spieworks.com/employment/index.cfm?action=job_detail&job_id=4609&target=seeker

17.) Barge Maintenance Coordinator, Baton Rouge, American Commercial Lines, Baton Rouge, LA

We have an immediate need for a Barge Maintenance Coordinator,

responsible for evaluating, supervising and coordinating barge

inspections, cleanings and repairs in the Baton Rouge area.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling and

overseeing tank barge regulatory inspections and repair requirements.

Principal Responsibilities:

Schedule and coordinate repairs; audit / oversee shipyard routine

cleaning and repair activities

Conduct joint ACL / USCG inspections; ensure vessel compliance

requirements are met

Perform surveys; coordinate with Risk Management group on repairs

associated with claim related damages

Evaluate barges on dry-dock

Visit customers to monitor ACL's performance and ensure equipment

quality

Provide on-site supervision of boat grounding

Communicate with boats and cleaning & repair crews on hazards and safety

precautions for liquid and dry cargo movements

The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent

(additional vocational training preferred) and 3+ years of barge / heavy

equipment maintenance operation experience. Must have knowledge of

vessel design / construction, USCG regulations and vessel repair. The ability to supervise, facilitate teamwork and provide functional

direction is required. This self-starter will have strong

interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Must meet

hazardous chemicals handling and confined space hazards requirements.

Travel to outlying ports is required.

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=64983162

18.) WEB INTERFACE / PUBLICATIONS DEVELOPER, Standard Aero, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

http://www.standardaero.com/pdf/hr/wpg/30-Mar-WebInterfacePublicationsDeveloper.pdf

19.) Business Redesign Analysts, Standard Aero, Inc., San Antonio, Texas

http://www.standardaero.com/pdf/hr/es/BRA-03-07.pdf

20.) Public Affairs Specialist, United States Coast Guard, New London, CT

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65287373

21.) R&D Electrical Engineer- Medical Device, Aerotek CE, San Jose, California

http://engineering.thingamajob.com/jobs/California/R-D-Electrical-Engineer–Medical-Device/1428699

22.) Human Resources Rep/Sr/Spec/Sr Spec, EB Bangor WA Trident Site, General Dynamics Marine Division, Bangor, WA

https://secure.resumeware.net/gdeb_rw/eb_web/job_detail.cfm?key=2695&show_cart=0&referredId=20

23.) Web Developer/DBA, Blackbird Technologies, Ft. Washington, MD

Blackbird Technologies is seeking a Web Application Developer/DBA to maintain a state-of-the-art web-centric search & analysis system located in southern Prince Georges County. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of demonstrated experience as a Web Application Developer/DBA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assisting in the initial system configuration and deployment of system components, including server setup and configuration, software installation/configuration, and integration

Ensuring reliability and availability of system to end users

Changing/adding functionality to web interface based on user requests

Performing maintenance and backup as needed.

Updating, querying database, and, if needed, designing/developing forms and reports for same

Required Skills/Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (2 years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education)

5+ years demonstrated experience with web server administration and web interface development

Strong knowledge of web and related technologies (HTTP, Basic/NTLM, cookies/sessions, XML/XSLT/XHTML/HTML)

Knowledge of XML-based standards (XML/XSLT, REST, SAML)

Working knowledge of web application development and integration (such as: web services development, CGI/Java/ASP/.Net, SOAP, J2EE, php, perl, servlets)

Experience with web server administration and relational databases

Knowledge of SQL and experience developing queries and data extraction scripts for relational databases

Linux experience helpful, but not required

Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

Experience in supporting / assisting end users, in person and/or by phone

Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills

Apply for this position at http://www.blackbird.washington.dc.us/jobs.html.

24.) MEDIA PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, CSC, McLean, VA

Media Research for Army Program. Must be capable of assessing Army leadership hot-button topics as needed. Must be able to provide near real time analysis of Strategic Communication plans and their outcomes.

Candidate should have documented experience in and working knowledge of Government/Defense programs.

Candidate must have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate orally and in writing.

Contractors will have at least four (4) years of experience and knowledge of strategic communication concepts and principles. A Bachelors Degree with a communication concentration from an accredited college or university is preferred. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education. SECRET clearance requried. Expereince in media research is required

Create Success

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66054706&aid=4292464-7127

25.) Program/Contracts Manager, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Leesburg, VA

http://defencecareers.janes.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=774&jb=3452799

26.) Analyst–Defense Manpower and Support, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

CBO’s National Security Division is seeking an analyst of defense manpower and support programs, as well as programs funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

This position involves preparing long-term CBO studies as well as shorter-term memoranda and testimonies addressing all aspects of Department of Defense (DoD) manpower and support programs (including the defense health program), as well as VA programs. Recent work by the National Security Division includes analyses of the performance of the all-volunteer force, the costs of caring for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, future medical spending by the VA , the healthcare practices of the VA, the sufficiency of military pay, and the current and future readiness of the Army.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an advanced degree in a relevant field such as economics or health services research and the ability to write clearly for a non-technical audience. This position requires U.S. citizenship; the incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with related experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers an excellent benefits package and an attractive work environment.

How to Apply: Please submit the following items using CBO's job application system:

Cover Letter

Résumé

Salary History

Unofficial Academic Transcripts (if new or recent graduate)

Contact Information for Three References

Short Writing Sample

Congressional Budget Office

Ford House Office Building, 4th Floor

Second and D Streets, SW

Washington, DC 20515-6925

http://www.cbo.gov/employment/jobs.cfm#job386

27.) Scientific Programmer, Physical Sciences Inc, Andover, MA

Physical Sciences Inc, located in Andover, MA seeks a highly qualified candidate to join a growing information exploitation research group (within our Defense Systems Division) who has an interest in transitioning academic research into real-world applications related to spectral analysis and chem-bio defense systems. The successful candidate will support existing and new-start research programs funded by various government agencies including DARPA, AFRL, ONR, DTRA, JPEO-CBD, and others.

This job announcement is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of a program to use passive multispectral imagery of hazardous gas clouds, coupled with the techniques of computed tomography, to produce real-time three dimensional profiles of these clouds as they move through battlefield, test range, and civilian environments. This complex problem requires the use of sophisticated background estimation and single-pixel target signature matching algorithms coupled with the use of tomographic algorithms that have to react to dynamic changes in sensor positioning and pointing. Our approach will culminate in the demonstration of a networked sensor system that exploits these approaches to dynamically track clouds over hundreds of square kilometers from both ground and airborne platforms.

We are seeking candidates with PHD, MS or 10+ years experience in computer science, imaging science or related field. Skill required will include scientific application development to implement image processing algorithms. The candidate should be proficient in MATLAB, IDL and C/C++ programming languages and have a strong background in image processing, remote sensing or spectral applications. Experience in application design and multi-threading for parallel processing a plus. Familiarity in knowledge based system and learning machines would be helpful. Specific responsibilities will include working with Principle Investigators on developing applications to support information processing, algorithm development and end-to-end system development. Candidates will be evaluated not only for their ability to powerfully contribute to these programs, but also their ability, enthusiasm and vision for developing future research programs through identifying high-value opportunities and over time producing a successful track record in proposal outcomes. Previous success in these types of activities is a plus, but is not necessarily required for the available positions (especially for candidates early in their career).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or MS with 10 years of experience. US Citizenship Required.

http://www.psicorp.com/job_openings_full.shtml

28.) Mechanical Engineer – Research, Sentient Corporation, Williston, Vermont

An opening is available for a talented and innovative Mechanical Engineer, with an MS or PhD in our Williston, Vermont Office. Specialization in dynamic systems modeling along with extensive programming experience is required. Excellent technical writing and communication skills are a must, as evidenced by published papers, funded proposals, etc. Research experience with hydraulics or in the aerospace industry is a plus.

The successful applicant will research machine component failure modes and characteristics via simulation and experimentation, identify and implement better ways of detecting and predicting problems, and develop innovative approaches for maximizing the value of machine condition information. Other responsibilities will include creating compelling technical proposals to help secure new projects and outreach activities such as professional networking, forming partnerships with government and academic counterparts, publishing papers, and establishing credibility and good rapport with customer technical reps. Occasional travel will be required.

We can only consider U.S. citizens for this position, as the work will involve export-controlled technologies. The position will start in spring or summer of 2007.

Requirements:

MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Detailed modeling experience with mechanical, hydraulic, & electric systems

Control theory & optimal/non-optimal estimation

Advanced Matlab/Simulink skills

C and C++ programming

Superb written and oral communication ability

Hands-on laboratory experience

Research experience with hydraulics or in the aerospace industry is a plus.

This position is located at our new Williston Vermont office, just outside of Burlington. The Burlington area is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and raise a family in the U.S, and offers natural beauty, great outdoor recreation opportunities, an outstanding cultural and arts scene, excellent schools, low crime, and the low stress lifestyle of a smaller city

Open Only to U.S. Citizens. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for most positions at Sentient, as the work may involve export-controlled defense technologies. Clearly state your citizenship status in your application.

No calls please. Email cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to: [Click here for email]

http://www.sentientscience.com/career.php

29.) Electromechanical Research Engineer, Sentient Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sentient Corporation has an opening for a research engineer with a solid background and experience in electromechanical systems. The candidate must have a strong understanding of electric machines, their topologies, and the associated drive circuits, with an emphasis on modeling and simulation. The candidate should have demonstrated strong analytical skills as well as a solid hardware background with some hands-on experience. MATLAB/Simulink experience and advanced programming skills for Windows applications are highly desirable.

We can only consider U.S. citizens for this position, as the work will involve export-controlled technologies. Occasional travel may be required to customer sites.

Requirements:

Minimum B.S., plus two years experience, in EE, ME, Physics or other relevant field

Knowledge of electric motor and generator operation (e.g. synchronous and induction machines)

Solid understanding of electromagnetism, rotational dynamics and three-phase power systems

Ability to model and simulate complex electromechanical systems

US citizen

Desirable:

M.S. in EE, ME, physics, or other relevant field

Familiarity with various motor drive circuits (e.g. PWM, VFD)

Experience in diagnostics or prognostics including any of the following: Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Prognostics and Health Monitoring (PHM) or Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS)

Familiarity with data acquisition, instrumentation, sensors and signal processing

MATLAB/Simulink experience

Embedded and desktop application programming (C and C++)

Open Only to U.S. Citizens. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for most positions at Sentient, as the work may involve export-controlled defense technologies. Clearly state your citizenship status in your application.

No calls please. Email cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to: [Click here for email]

http://www.sentientscience.com/career.php

30.) Program Manager, Crane Aerospace, Cleveland, Ohio

http://defencecareers.janes.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=774&jb=3411614

31.) Dean, Defense Systems Management College—School of Program Managers, Executive Faculty Section, DSMC, Fort Belvoir, VA

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: AD-1101-TM5-08

Salary: $110,363 to $143,471

CLOSE DATE: January 2, 2008

http://www.dau.mil/about-dau/jobs/AD-1101-TM5-08.pdf

32.) Arabic Linguist, L-3 Communications, overseas location

L-3 Communications is a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications products, solutions, and services for National Security. We work with the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and many other government customers. L-3 Communications is currently looking for Arabic Linguist to work with other linguist and military personnel at an overseas location.

• You will be a full-time employee of L-3 Communications.

• Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, 2 weeks paid Vac. every 6 months, etc.

• As expected, the variety of jobs using your ability to translate between Arabic and English ranges greatly.

• You will provide general linguistic support for military operations.

• You will interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences.

• You will interpret between local citizens and soldiers, transcribe and analyze verbal communications and perform document translation.

Minimum required:

• Proficient in speaking, reading and writing Arabic & English as you will spend most of your time interpreting between the two languages.

• U.S. Citizen, Green Card holder or I-94 required

• Green Card and I-94 holders must speak the Iraqi Dialect

All applicants will undergo background investigation, oral and written skills language examination, medical examination and counter-intelligence screening as conditions of employment on this contract.

Email resumes to: Shane.Schmidt@l-3com.com

http://www.vermontjobnetwork.com/jobs.asp?pagemode=15&jid=755202

32.) USAF Operations Team Member, L-3 Communications TMSD Division, Reston, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66029322&aid=4724700-6127

33.) Systems Engineer, KOAM Engineering Systems (KES), San Diego, California

KOAM Engineering Systems (KES), an innovative technology company is

currently recruiting qualified candidates on a contingent basis for a

C4ISR project in the San Diego, California area.

Job Description:

Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Systems Engineer is

responsible for the implementation, integration, cabling media

fabrication and troubleshooting and maintenance of the IT System

Architecture in a C4I-SR environment.

Principle responsibilities will include:

cable fabrication; IT architecture construction and maintenance;

hardware and software upgrades; test and evaluation of integrated

systems; troubleshooting and working with the customers to resolve

system problems; acquiring required resource assets and engineering

support for troubleshooting as required.

Required skills include familiarity and past experience with the

following disciplines:

Customer service, software engineering, systems engineering, Microsoft

operating systems, Unix operating systems, PC construction, cabling

fabrication and understanding and experience in TCP/IP protocols, VTC

and KVM suite construction, and routers/switching configurations.

Minimum required education and experience:

Bachelor's degree in an engineering-related discipline and five years

experience.

In lieu of degree, 10 years equivalent work experience in systems

engineering with main focus on hardware and software implementation and integration.

Industry certifications such as MCP, MCSE, Comptia, Cisco, Network+,etc.

is a definite plus and preferred.

Previous experience working with Tactical Data Links (TDLs) such as

LINK-11/16 and Satellite TDL J also a plus.

Must currently possess or be able to obtain a United States security

clearance up to a secret level.

http://www.kes.com/?doc=bbs/gnuboard.php&bo_table=jobs&wr_id=13

34.) Structures Design Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Virginia

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=3511970

35.) Automation Controls Engineer, Athena Technologies, Warrenton, VA

http://www.athenati.com/careers/current_openings/automation_and_controls

36.) Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Advanced C4 Solutions, Tampa, FL

Performs a variety of administrative functions. Schedules appointments, gives information to callers and takes dictation. Composes memos, transcribes notes and researches and creates presentations. Generates reports, handles multiple projects and prepares and monitors invoices and expense reports. May assist with compiling and developing the annual budgets. Familiar with a variety of the field concepts, practices, and procedures. May be assigned to Manager as part of management staff. May have specific skill regarding Government regulations and documentation procedures.

Qualifications

Strong communications (written and verbal) and organizational skills; Must be very proficient with Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint at a minimum.

POC: resumes@ac4s.com

http://www.ac4s.com/Jobs/Admin%20Requisition%20Posting.pdf

*** From KIMBERLY RULE:

Hi Ed,

Can you please post the following positions in your next two

newsletters? We are still in need of Jr. and Sr. Operational Planners for the following areas: Washington, DC and Norfolk, VA. The job details are attached. Many thanks.

Kind Regards,

KIMBERLY RULE

Senior Recruiter

Capstone Corporation

Military & Civil Operations

www.capstonecorp.com

krule@capstonecorp.com

703-683-4220×116

Capstone’s Military / Civil Operations division is currently seeking several motivated and talented individuals who can offer the knowledge, skills, and experience for the following positions in Washington, DC; Norfolk, VA;

37.) Sr. Operations Planner, Capstone Corporation, Washington, DC; Norfolk, VA

OVERVIEW

Acts as a Senior Operations Planner, providing support to Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC).

RESPONSIBLIITES

Conduct operational analysis and studies providing recommendations on CNIC initiatives, operations and policy. Represents the Navy Regional N3 on various boards and working groups and provide input into the development of Strategic, Operational, Concept, and Functional plans and policies as they relate to Navy Installations Command employment concepts, resource requirements, Homeland Security, Homeland Defense, Civil Support, AT/FP and Emergency Preparedness. Apply knowledge of military strategy and Operations Planning and knowledge of Navy capabilities and Joint Concepts/Doctrine to support the CNIC mission. Supports Crisis Action Planning activities such as Course of Action development and assessment, and Crisis Action Teams during exercises and contingencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Fifteen years experience in supporting contingency (deliberate) and crisis action planning with at least six years of experience in a Joint or Naval organization (Joint Task Force, Combatant Command, CJCS, OSD, or Navy Regional Command or higher). Individual must be familiar with current standard planning doctrine, documents, products and processes. Must be able to advise and assist senior military and civilian officials (3-Star) with minimal supervision. Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.

**Senior Service School, and School of Advanced Military Studies or equivalent a plus**

To apply for these positions, please click this link or copy and paste this link to your web browser: https://jobs-capstone.icims.com/capstone_jobs/jobs/candidate/job.jsp?mode=view&jobid=3623

38.) Jr. Operations Planner, Capstone Corporation, Washington, DC; Norfolk, VA

OVERVIEW

Acts as a Junior Operations Planner, providing support to Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC).

RESPONSIBLIITES

Conduct operational analysis and studies providing recommendations on CNIC initiatives, operations and policy. Represents the Navy Regional N3 on various boards and working groups and provide input into the development of Strategic, Operational, Concept, and Functional plans and policies as they relate to Navy Installations Command employment concepts, resource requirements, Homeland Security, Homeland Defense, Civil Support, AT/FP and Emergency Preparedness. Apply knowledge of military strategy and Operations Planning and knowledge of Navy capabilities and Joint Concepts/Doctrine to support the CNIC mission. Supports Crisis Action Planning activities such as Course of Action development and assessment, and Crisis Action Teams during exercises and contingencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

SNCO or Officer with seven years experience in supporting contingency (deliberate) and crisis action planning. Individual must be familiar with current standard Joint and Naval planning doctrine, documents, products and processes. Must be able to advise and assist senior military and civilian officials (3-Star) with minimal supervision. Bachelors preferred, planner’s course such as Contingency War Planners Course a plus.

To apply for these positions, please click this link or copy and paste this link to your web browser: https://jobs-capstone.icims.com/capstone_jobs/jobs/candidate/job.jsp?mode=view&jobid=3623

39.) MS-Project Scheduler, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66235473

*** Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Requests

Proposals for Assistance with the Alaska Cruise Ship Ocean Ranger

Program

Proposals must be received in a sealed envelope no latter than 3 P.M.

Alaska time December 20th.

There is a pre-proposal conference Tuesday December 11th at 2PM Alaska time. The full public notice has contact information on attending the teleconference.

Budget:

The Department estimates a budget of between $1.2 and $4 million dollars per State Fiscal Year. The contract includes one fiscal year with the option to extend for two additional fiscal years.

Full text of the public notice and contract information;

http://www.dec.state.ak.us/public_notices.htm

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water, is soliciting proposals for assistance with the implementation of the Ocean Ranger program established under Alaska Statute 46.03.476. The selected contractor will recruit and hire U.S Coast Guard licensed marine engineers to serve as Ocean Rangers on large commercial passenger vessels1. Based upon guidance provided by the DEC Department, the contractor will develop the “Inspection and Verification Guide and Checklist”. The “Inspection and Verification Guide and Checklist” will serve as the backbone of the Ocean Ranger program. The contractor will also develop and conduct a training course for the Ocean Rangers. The contractor will administer the program and manage the logistics of placing Ocean Rangers on most large commercial passenger vessels during each visit to Alaska.

For more information, please contact

Margarita (Margie) Vasquez

Phone No. (907) 465-5037

Fax No. (907) 465-5099

margarita.vasquez@alaska.gov

*** WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) — The United States Navy Band, under the

direction of Capt. George N. Thompson, will once again perform its

holiday concert, “Happy Holidays” at the Daughters of American

Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.

“The program will be recorded for television by Naval Media Center and will be broadcast on more than 100 television and radio stations around the country,” said Pete Hatzakos, producer for the program. “The stations broadcasting the show include various public, education, and government access channels, PBS stations, and the Pentagon channel.”

Overseas, the program will also be broadcast on American Forces Network (AFN) and Direct-to-Sailor (DTS).

This year's concert, which is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Media Center, promises to be a memorable one, as the band will perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary holiday music to put you in the holiday spirit.

“This will be my first holiday season as leader of the Navy Band,” said Capt. George N. Thompson. “It is an extra present for me this holiday season to both serve and lead such a distinguished organization. I hope as many people as possible can give themselves and their families the gift of music this year by experiencing all the Navy Band has to offer.”

The “Sea Chanters” chorus and “Country Current” country-bluegrass group will also perform during this years concert, as well as members of the “Commodores” jazz ensemble and “Cruisers” contemporary entertainment ensemble. Even Santa Clause himself will be arriving at Constitutional Hall for the Navy Band's annual holiday concert.

*** From Vic Beck:

Well, I was overly optimistic that I would be able to provide “periodic updates” from Baghdad . Within three weeks of arriving in the International Zone (in late August) I became the Chief of Media Operations for Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) and I really don't have time to do anything else.

From proactive dissemination of our news through various channels, to

responding to numerous media queries – and everything in between – we

are quite busy. We run a 24/7 media operation in a combat environment and there are a lot of moving parts.

Along with my public affairs colleagues we are focused on providing

truthful, accurate, timely, integrated and synchronized information and access to Western, Iraqi and Pan-Arab media. We also work to rapidly identify and counter misinformation and disinformation, while monitoring media, conducting analysis and assessing communication activities. And, we support the capacity and performance building of the Government of Iraq spokesmen and institutions.

The soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and civilians that work for me

provide awareness of media reports about Coalition and Iraqi Security

Forces and its impact in Iraq and across the globe. My operation

consists of Western and Arabic media monitoring, visual information,

press desk operations, outreach, preparation for spokespeople and press conferences. By fully understanding current news events and strategic messaging, my media operations team and I educate and provide public affairs advice and counsel throughout MNF-I and subordinate commands.

We're doing our very best to keep Americans, Iraqis and the

International audience informed about the truth on the ground here. If you'd like a snapshot of what we're up to, go to

c=157884&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnf-iraq.com%2F>

http://www.mnf-iraq.com.

c=157884&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnf-iraq.com.>

With time being a truly limiting factor, I do talk with my family

almost every day, but many times I'm exhausted and I just call to tell them that I love them. That being the case, please feel free to send me email (vicbeck@verizon.net ) and I'll definitely read it, but I may not reply quickly because if I'm not working, I'm usually trying to get some sleep or a little exercise.

I'll “try” to do a little better at providing updates, but no promises.

Cheers,

Vic

Captain Vic Beck, US Navy

Chief, Media Operations

Multi-National Force-Iraq

*** SemperComm Accepting 2008 Award Nominations From Military Community

SPRINGFIELD, VA – October 2, 2007 – The SemperComm Foundation is accepting award nominations from the military community for its 2008 SemperComm Award. This award is open to and recognizes military personnel from all branches of the U.S. military who go above and beyond the call of duty to boost the morale of their fellow service members while stationed at remote locations.

Nominees will be judged based on three criteria: their efforts to boost the morale of their fellow service members; the remoteness and size of their duty station; and their desire to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Award winners and a guest will be invited to receive their award in person at the SemperComm Gala on April 10, 2008, in Arlington, VA, with complimentary travel and lodging provided for the winners and one guest by the SemperComm Foundation.

Nomination forms are available on the SemperComm website, www.sempercomm.org>Nominate a Hero, and will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Please contact Alix Hornig at 703.923.7610 or by e-mail at ahornig@sempercomm.org for additional information about the award.

About The SemperComm Foundation

The SemperComm Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supplying morale-boosting communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to small, overseas remote U.S. military bases. SemperComm receives major support from Computer Systems Center Incorporated, a unique defense-oriented software development company; and Stars For Stripes, a nonprofit that brings celebrity entertainment to U.S. military personnel. For information about SemperComm, visit www.sempercomm.org.

*** An Israeli soldier who just enlisted asked the Commanding Officer for a 3-day pass.

The CO says “Are you crazy? You just join the Israeli army, and you already want a 3-day pass? You must do something spectacular for that recognition!”

So the soldier comes back a day later in an Arab tank!

The CO was so impressed, he asked “How did you do it?”

“Well, I jumped in a tank, and went toward the border with the Arabs. I approached the border, and saw an Arab tank. I put my white flag up, the Arab tank put his white flag up. I said to the Arab soldier, “How would you like to get a three-day pass?”

*** Ball cap of the week: VF 32

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Lockheed Martin

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