Last Word: 23 Dec 06 MERRY CHRISTMAS -
Here is a little bio for the web site.
A bit long, but I was busy..
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Bio: Here goes[says Dick]: After being transferred from Norfolk where I enjoyed working from March 1972 –March 1989, I was assigned to work as Tech Mgr (under Marty Meade) on an INS system developing CD based DataBases for doing automated Immigrations Passport Inspections at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick air terminals. This involved travel to install and train the usage of this laptop based LookOut system. Also on this project was Automated Fingerprint System employed at border crossings in the southwest (alongside Joe Cariola). That tasking was completed in May 1991 when I went to work with IMSS (Dick Powers). The contract was Tech Support on the NAVCOMPARS at Cheltenham, and lasted until January 1995, this time I was working with Ernie Kangelos on the Proforma message project using Ada/AdaSage. Back with CDSI in November 1995 (With Ernie), I went to work on the UNIX based Army Criminal Investigation Reporting System where my function was to assist remote Army CID units with system problem analysis, as well as do remote travel to US and European CID units to assist with the installation of the Network hardware and software. This part of my contract ended November 1997. In December 1997 now with ACS (formerly CDSI) my next adventure was as a network analyst at the NAVY Defense Mega Center (DMC) in Mechanicsburg Pa. (under Brad Butler). This responsibility required knowledge of both current and legacy systems technologies utilizing SNA and IP Transfer architecture. This was both interesting and challenging. I was asked if I would transfer in February 1999, (still with ACS), to Chambersburg Pa (Letterkenny Army Supply Depot) to provide Assembler Language/CICS Cobol/JCL (IBM 360) as they couldn’t get any legacy (ALC) programmers but come to find out the actual work was to assist with the installation and training of late versions of the ARMY Supply software as well. This involved travel throughout the US installing the system. On September 9th 1999 (9/9/99) I started WETZEL SSE, Inc and after starting my company WETZEL SSE, Inc. I was able to pick up the contract and continued the work there at Letterkenny until March 2002 when the ARMY transferred the function to Philadelphia under a CSC contract (which they would not accept me as a sub-contractor). So on March 27th (my birthday) 2002 I retired from actively driving great distances to work, and decided to do Small Office computing assistance, installing both hardware and software in small businesses here in the Frederick Maryland area.
I have continued doing small projects but REALLY ENJOY not having to drive the 60+ miles each way every day. I am now involved with Missionary work in Nicaragua. We visit and support feeding programs, an orphanage, and have an affiliation with numerous small churches in the Diriamba and Jinotepe area on the western seaboard of Nicaragua. This is exciting work and VERY REWARDING when you see discarded children being taken care of and given a chance to change their lives.
}Bio by Dick in Dec 2006]
Activity reports: In Oct O3 doing more Mission work and still keeping hand in on PC's. Looking to helping in ministry in Mexico in December-January in the Yucatan area.
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BH Memory: The CDSI guy who wrote RCIO and became first LANT site rep after we installed the frist NCP. .
Web site: www.wetzelsse.com
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