Lynn Ketchum Lynn Ketchum

Computer and Electronics Experience

20 Year veteran of the United States Navy; Chief Electronics Technician on Nuclear Submarines.

Four years experience working as a supervisor at Computer Exchange, in Helena, MT.
Duties included the time management skills to supervise five personnel in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, training and customer service associated with computer systems and software.

Experienced in operating systems from DOS 3.0 to Windows 2003 Server Edition. Hardware experience includes everything from a 286 machine to Intel P4 and AMD Athlon XP machines and has included several proprietary devices.

As an intern at the Montana Legislative services division I was responsible for the installation and maintenance of 350 separate workstations for the 2005 Legislative Session. Due to the limited time frame for legislative sessions this was completed in less than 2 weeks requiring all abilities (heavy lifting, manual dexterity, and body in any position) commensurate with installation and troubleshooting of computers and peripheral equipment.

While completing a major in Computer Science at Carroll College, I have worked part time on various computer and LAN projects for Broadwater Computer Services (BCS). I provided BCS with plans that were implemented for a secure network that included a primary and secondary domain server along with a web server. This involved both software and hardware recommendations to provide an integrated solution to their security problems.


1 year internship Montana Legislative Services IT division. Installed, maintained and diagnosed computers and associated software from August 2004 to August 2005. Demonstrated excellent communication skills with a variety of personnel of varying ideologies and dispositions.

Provided computer troubleshooting and expertise to Broadwater Computer Service under contract since 2001 while going to college.

Built, maintained and troubleshot computers and associated software from 1996 to 2000 at Computer Exchange, Helena, MT, and Foreman of the shop for the last two years.

U.S. Navy Chief Electronics Technician, qualified as a Nuclear Technician on Submarines.


I have received both a personal letter of thanks from Congressman Wazenried and personal mention by name in a survey by Legislative Services evaluating the 2005 Legislative Session for my customer service orientation and quick solution to problems.

Earned five Medals in the Navy the highest of which was the Navy Commendation Medal for conduct during dynamic testing on the USS Jacksonville SSN 699.

State Champion in Electronics for VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) 1975, 1976


B.A. Computer Science at Carroll College, Helena, MT. GPA 3.1

Naval Nuclear Power School 2 years training in electronics, physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, math, radiology and mechanics associated with the operation, maintenance, and safety of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants.