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A switched parasitic monopole antenna on a finite ground structure with a conductive sleeve attached to a small, circular ground plane controls the vertical radiation direction. The antenna was designed using a genetic algorithm and finite element (FEM) solver. At 1.575 GHz, the constructed antenna exhibited a front to back ratio of 10.7 dB and gain of 6.4 dBi with no elevation from the horizontal. The switched parasitic nature of the antenna allowed it to steer a directional beam through 5 locations in the azimuth. Incremented from 0λ to 0.45λ, the sleeve was observed to linearly depress the main lobe elevation with little influence on other antenna characteristics such as gain and S11.