Me, Colonel Jules Bartow, USAF (ret'd) am a Field Engineer for global Managed Service Providers (MSPs). I've worked in every technology from DC to wired and wireless local and wide area broadband digital network applications ranging from residential alarm and home automation to data and operation centers, energy management, industrial process controls, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), avionics, submarine command & control systems, counterintelligence and satellite surveillance for NSA, CIA, NGA and DoD as well as correctional facility/prison/jail and SCIF access controls and audio video digital entertainment, information and order processing systems. Whether a kiosk, a juke box, a dynamic sign, menu board, cash register, magnetic vehicle detector, IP camera, microwave radar, BGP/MPLS router, firewall/VPN, encryption device or passive infrared (PIR) motion detector, or transformer over the last 30+years I've installed or troubleshot it.
Site surveys and assessments for merger & acquisition IT enterprise consolidationTruck rolls leading to test and turn ups, RF signal strength walk & drive tests, alarm sensor verification with central monitoring stations are efficiently performed are common engagements.
Global assignments include laser and infrared avionics sales to the Israeli MoD, computer and cell phone forensic evaluations in Iraq prisons, nuclear missile inspections in Russia, multi-billion dollar source selection for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office and coordinating spy satellite requirements with australian and british intelligence for the NRO.
I live on a horse ranch on the southwest side of Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia, opposite of Washington DC. Both my sons have hunted deer on base and are Eagle Scouts. There is an extra bedroom in the barn for visitors that don't mind sharing with a Chincoteague pony from near NASA's Wallops Island launch site.
Cisco, IBM, HP, Dell, Black Box, Juniper, Aruba, Meraki, Ubiquiti and NetGear are just some of the manufacturer's equipment I install, configure and upgrade. With a BS in electrical engineering, a MS in software, tools for cabling, FCC amateur radio license, a registered electronic security technician & locksmith and Cisco network certifications I have the training and experience of the entire ISO stack as well as backgrounds in hydraulics, pneumatics, motors, engines and pumps. My drivers license is rated commercial for tractor trailers with HazMat endorsements. Additionally, I completed a "shoot & scoot/run & gun" course for a three-letter and emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) for ambulances & fire engines. I maintain aerial rescue equipment for working in trees as a climbing arborist with chain saws and still occasionally fly airplanes.