Over 16 years experience operating, repairing, and maintaining equipment from complex Army artillery machines to simpler ranch equipment. Over seven years of experience in work settings that require intense safety awareness and inspections such as electric construction tools and military weapons as the unit Armorer. Over three years Army experience in roles requiring testing, calibrating, targeting, labeling, and maintaining detailed reports and logs. Excellent trainer of new staff, highly motivated employee, and successful team member. Adept at using computers for analysis, operations, and recordkeeping. Comfortable with pharmaceuticals and medical situations as an Army Combat Lifesaver. Experienced operator of military and ranch vehicles with no accident or injury; able to quickly learn forklift operations. Trusted Employee with Secret Security Clearance - active thru 2017.
Education and Training
DiplomaNew Kent High SchoolNew Kent, VA
with courses in chemistry and weightlifting including human anatomy.
*Graduate, Arctic Survival Training
*Graduate, Army Combatives Training
*Certified Army Combat Lifesaver
Automated Field Artillery Specialist03/2015 to CurrentU.S. Army Alaska, Fort Richardson Alaska
As Automated Field Artillery Specialist support Army personnel in various combat missions by operating a computer terminal to ensure that complex military weapons hit their designated targets according to Army policy and procedures.
Set up, target, fire, operate, and maintain artillery weapons such as guns, cannons, and howitzers per Army standards, practices, and procedures.
Test, inspect, and store weapons and equipment ensuring proper labeling, batching, quantities, and outputs.
Tabulate target requirements such as distance, elevation, and charge strength for each firing.
Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality performance using tools such as protractors or gauges.
Analyze test results and modify and adjust equipment to meet specifications.
Ensure that all requirements are clear and all safety needs are met through excellent and detailed communications with supervisor and counterparts.
Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions and recommend solutions to supervisor.
Monitor the system for equipment failure or errors in performance and respond by finding and correcting problems or terminating the operation.
Perform minor maintenance on equipment or notify supervisor or a computer maintenance technician if equipment malfunctions are serious.
Complete packaging and proper labeling and inventory of supplies and equipment for shipment out of state via rail, sea, and air.
Christopher Hogge - Page 2 Documented repair process in proper logs, records, and reports to supervisor.
Identify and inform supervisor of serious equipment problems.
Train new staff on how to perform field artillery tasks safely per Army policies and procedures.
Operate radio equipment and computers to communicate with Army ground units and aircraft.
Inspect radios and vehicles for quality control and meeting safety standards.
Work from grid chart and verbal instructions from supervisor.
Expert in 240B, 249, and 50 Caliber Automatic Machine Guns, M-4 and M-16 carbine rifle, M-9 pistol, and 203 and 320 40 mm Grenade Launchers.
Maintain station logs of messages transmitted and received such as fire locations.
Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
Supervise activities of Soldiers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
Assist staff in supply room.
Operate a copy machine and related office equipment.
As Additional Duty Unit Mail Handler, ensured all U.S.
mail was handled according to all federal and Army regulations and policies including: Weighing, loading and unloading mail and packages from trucks.
Separating and routing mail and packages by hand.
Dispatching to units or individual boxes.
Labeling and cancelling stamps by hand.
As Military Vehicle Operator, safely operated military vehicles and performed preventative maintenance to ensure operational readiness.
Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance.
Performed simple repair and rework for parts and units such as changing wires, minor touch-up of surface deformations, and replacing defective electrical or electro-mechanical components.
As Unit Fitness Coordinator provided training to individuals and small and large groups on weight, circuit, and cardio training.
Created short and long distance endurance programs to improve overall timed distance runs.
Instructed a variety of exercise routines and techniques to increase strength, endurance, and range of motion as well as preventing stress related injury through proper warm-up and stretching techniques Expert in free weight training; proficient with the use of a variety of stationary equipment.
Unit Armorer, USARAK, Fort Richardson, Alaska, Mar 2013- Feb 2015 (60 Hours per Week) Dismantled weapons, machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts using hoists, hand tools, or power tools.
Performed routine maintenance such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance.
Diagnosed mechanical problems and determined how to correct them per manufacturer's standards, checking schematics, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.
Troubleshoot and repaired machines, equipment, or structures using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
Christopher Hogge - Page 3 Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality performance using tools such as protractors or gauges.
Analyzed test results and modified and adjusted equipment to meet specifications.
Checked out, assembled, and returned required tools, parts, and specialized equipment as needed.
Requested specialized parts as required from supervisor.
Documented repair process in proper logs and records and reports to supervisor.
Maintained meticulous records and standards of neatness, organization, and HAZMAT requirements.
Performed visual inspection and resolved minor assembly problems using technical manuals.
Identify and label pieces, parts, cartons, or crates to identify material by part number and quantity.
Graduate09/2012 to 03/2013Fort Sill, OK
Completed courses in security, use of maps, weapons, drill and ceremony, customs, and fitness.
Completed artillery courses in operating weapons, targeting, and their computer controls.
05/2012 to 08/2012Valet, Colonial Downs Horse Race Track Hours per WeekNew Kent, VA
Provided excellent customer service by parking vehicles in a prompt, safe, and courteous manner per company policies and safety procedures.
Drove safely and defensively without injury or accidents.
Recorded all information on parking stubs, transferred required information to log sheets, and properly maintained log sheets and reports.
Ensured unclaimed car keys were taken to the after-hours collection point.
Maintained a respectful and positive attitude toward other employees.
Provided clear and concise answers to questions.
Worked closely with Security staff when issues arose.
Security Guard05/2011 to 08/2011Colonial Downs Horse Race TrackNew Kent, VA
Patrolled assigned posts on foot or in vehicles to maintain visibility and observe unusual activity.
Investigated and reported maintenance and safety conditions which created risk.
Ensured that daily administrative documentation was concise and complete.
Maintained all daily assigned equipment in functional and presentable condition.
Responded promptly to all requests for assistance.
Completed company or client assignments and submitted required reports to supervisors.
Investigated security incidents and accidents and interviewed witnesses, complaints, and victims.
Completed reports and follow up with supervisor and upper management as needed.
Investigated and reported fires, evacuations, hazardous situations, and other facility issues.
Provided crowd control and assisted victims.
Ensured employees had proper company issued identification.
Maintained detailed records on all state and company certifications and licenses.
Maintained uniform and grooming standards at all times per company policy.
AWARDS, DECORATIONS, AND BADGES
*Coined for Physical Fitness Competition
*U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal