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12 years, 18F, TS Clearance, ASOT II, Physical / Technical Surveillance Expert



Date of Clearance Adjudication:
November 10, 2009

As Needed


Current Passport:
Expiration Date – July 19, 2020

Spanish – Speaking: Intermediate, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic
Portuguese – Speaking: Basic, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic

Desired Location:
Stateside – Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia
Overseas – Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Iraq

Highlight Write Up:

Former Special Forces intelligence (18F / SFISC / ASOT) and Communications (18E) professional (retired) with an objective to secure a unique position where I can maximize the use of special skills, personal traits innovative thinking and operational tradecraft in support of the US government and national security. Best security practices and skills taught in ASOT, surveillance, surveillance detection and individual protective measures coupled with a SOF background and contractor experiences will contribute to the mission and create enduring relationships with staff and employers to establish this position.

Contain knowledge and practices of surveillance operations from ASOT training and as an instructor and curriculum developer for the Marine Technical Surveillance Course, a course stood up by SOF and upper tier contractor assistance. Real world practices in conducting signature reduction, area familiarization to determine the dynamics and patterns of life of an area,  individual security measures to adapt to the operational area and developing surveillance detection routes  during frequent OCONUS travel. Briefs and updates the RSO, CoS, MILGRP and USSOUTHCOM on activities and missions while assigned to US Embassy Guyana  (MLE)


Develop and instruct Physical Surveillance Course (Static, Mobile, Multi-Mode, ) Close Target Reconnaissance (Vehicle / Residence), Biometrics, C&T Recognition, 3rd Party Compromise, Dress and Demeanor, Surveillance Planning, Communications, Intelligence Cycle, Planning Considerations, Pattern Analysis and product development as a contractor assigned to Unit at Lejeune.

Complete ASOT II, Special Forces Intelligence Sergeants Course, ANCOC (O&I); while assigned to MARSOC (contractor); completed Northwinds Surreptitious Entry Training (SET1), Vehicle Entry, Close Target Reconnaissance, Wi-Fi: Exploitation Support Systems.

Apply basic human targeting based on area, target, and threat and pattern analysis.

Spanish: Conversational,  Portuguese Basic developed over a SOF career spent in the region and language spoken at home.

Integrates Windows based geospatial software and applications used in TTL devices.  Complete knowledge of computer technology, networking, operation of wireless mobile digital video recorders, and IP cameras.

Integrates RF technology (microwave P2P, Wi-Fi, and GSM) with a suite of cameras, lenses, scopes, and sensors) for remote surveillance platforms.

Geo Location:

Afghanistan: Current Location
Iraq – Duration: 1 year
Guyana – Duration: 6 months
Colombia – Duration: 6 months
Panama – Duration: 3 months
Peru – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Ecuador – Duration: 6 months
Nicaragua – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Suriname – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Venezuela – Duration: 1-4 weeks

Position Write Up: 

Instructor – Marine Technical Surveillance Course (Marine Corp)

  • Develop and instructs Physical Non-Technical Surveillance (Picketing, stripping, static, mobile, multi-mode).
  • Conducts Surveillance Detection with consideration made to Foreign Intelligence Services (FIS), Hostile Intelligence Services (HOIS).
  • Role player support and training conducted by tier I surveillance professionals.

Military Analyst and Deputy Director assigned to the Iraq Advisor Task Force (Mosul/Tikrit).

  • Manage LLSO collection and dissemination of threat and atmospheric data from paid local nationals (LNAs) in support of Division information requirements coalition forces in partnership with Iraqi security forces and the government of Iraq.
  • Operates between Mosul and Irbil to pay, interview and provide guidance and basic skills training to LNAs.
  • Applies Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT II) to collect threat, force protection and atmospheric data while assigned Deputy Director of the Iraq Advisor Task Force.

US Embassy Bogota, Colombia Tactical Analysis Team

  • Provides intelligence and force protection analysis to assess and determine threat network structures, capabilities, and impact on the local populace.
  • Briefs and updates orders of battle prepares and updates strength estimates of insurgent networks operating throughout Colombia and border regions in support of Counter Drug operations, COLAR forces, US Country Team,  Law Enforcement, USSOCSOUTH and the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF).
  • Applies Irregular Warfare Analysis (IWA) methodology.

US Embassy Georgetown Guyana (OPE)

  • Conducts operational preparation of the environment, identifying infrastructure to support future SOF missions in the region.
  • Work jointly with USSOCSOUTH, JIATF-E/S and host Nation Humanitarian Assistance officials. Conducts route reconnaissance, identify infrastructure, and analysis of terrorist, criminal/illicit activity, while aligned with Host Nation Military and disaster relief offices.


Professional Timeline

Current Field Service Representative, DRS Technologies, Aberdeen, MD (February 2014 – Current)

  • Performs configuration of Networks that support internet, RF and 3G and LTE cellular networks and ISR platforms.
  • Configures tests, installs and troubleshoots Wi-Fi networks, RF, 3G and LTE cellular interfaces.

Senior Military Analyst, Yorktown Systems Group Ft Meade, MD (April 2013 – September 2013)

  • Analyze and document observations, research and analysis on emerging tactics techniques and procedures, operating environments and developments for future Army integration.
  • Participate in solution development support with Army lessons learned and best practices.
  • Project manager for the Asymmetric Threat Awareness Curriculum (ATAC) to provide security training in support of Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) deploying on global missions.

Staff Communications Advisor OT Training Solutions Kandahar, Afghanistan (August 2012 – January 2013)

  • Training Team Leader Manage 9 Trainers and 10 Afghan Translators.
  • Reports directly to CJSOTF-A to understand their intent, synchronize efforts to train and mentor the staff sections of the Afghan SOF (Kandak) and maintain rapport between US and Afghan counterparts.
  • Advise / Mentor the Special Operations Kandak Commandos\\\’ staff S-6 Communications on C2 methodology, electronics maintenance shop configuration, and the mobile Tactical Operations Center. Provide basic instruction on computers to include Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7.

Technical Surveillance Instructor,  (January 2009 – July 2012)

  • Create, administer, and execute a curriculum in physical and technical surveillance,  Low visibility Biometrics, tactical wireless surveillance, Surveillance Comms, Close Target Reconnaissance (CTR), Cover, Compromise.
  • Instruct Surveillance Detection with consideration made to Foreign Intelligence Services (FIS), Hostile Intelligence Services (HOIS) and terrorist practices.
  • Applies Advanced Special Operations Techniques and processes during surveillance operations.
  • Integrate technical solutions with existing and established client training methodologies, equipment, facilities, best practices, and operational tradecraft.

Deputy Director –  (July 2008 – September 2009)

  • Direct collection efforts while managing 15 multifunction Teams (MFTs) and paid local national networks throughout the Multi National Division – North (MND-N) in support of Division information requirements.
  • Support coalition forces in partnership with Iraqi security forces and the government of Iraq. Conduct low level HUMINT activities to collect threat, force protection and atmospheric data.

Dismounted C-IED / Site Exploitation Instructor MPRI, Camp Beurhing, Kuwait (November 2007 – June 2008)

  • Train US and NATO Forces on Troop Leading Procedures, Dismounted Patrolling and Improvised Explosives Device (IED) identification with an introduction to IEDs common to Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Provide instruction on tactics techniques and procedures to detect IEDs while dismounted.
  • Train US and NATO forces in entering a captured site to exploit personnel documents, electronic data, and material captured at the site and manage chain of custody while emphasizing IED awareness, search sequence and prioritization.

May 2012 to Dec 2007 – Special Forces Intelligence Sgt, 2nd Bn 7th Special Forces Group, Ft Bragg, NC

Jul 1996 to Aug 2007 – Special Forces Communications Sgt, 2nd Bn 7th Special Forces Group, Ft Bragg, NC

May 2002 to May 2005 – Individual Terrorism Awareness Instructor (INTAC/AIQC), USAJFKSWCS, Ft Bragg, NC

Skills Write Up:

2012 – Surveillance Detection, 1 Week, Silverback 7.

2012 – Reconnaissance Surveillance Target Acquisition, 1 Week,

2012 – Canon HD Video Course (Canon 5D), 1 Week, Canon Camera.

2012 – Close Target Reconnaissance, 1 week,

2011 – Canon Camera Course 9 (Canon 5D), 1 week – Canon Camera.

2011 – Biometrics Identification Enrollment Training, 1 Week,

2011 – Surreptitious Entry Training (SET1), Vehicle Entry Lvl1,1 Week,

2010 – Wi-Fi: Exploitation Support Systems (ESS Lvl 1) 1 Week – Blackbird Technologies.

2006 – Survival Escape Resistance Evasion (JPRA) 2 Weeks JPRA (USAF).

2005 – Special Forces Intelligence Sergeants Course 12 Weeks, USAJFKSWCS.

2005 – Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course 4 Weeks, 7th Special Forces Group.

2005 – Advanced Special Operations Techniques Level II 2 Weeks, USAJFKSWCS.

2003 – Surveillance Detection Instructor, 1 Week , Peregrine Group

2002 – Evasive Security Driving Course 2 Weeks, Bill Scott Raceway.

2002 – Instructor Training Course (ITC) 3 Weeks, USAJFKSWCS.

2002 – Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Level II 1 Week, USAJFKSWCS.

2002 – Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification Course II 2, Weeks, USAJFKSWCS.

2002 – Jump Master Course 3 Weeks, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

1998 – Ranger Course 8 Weeks, US Army Ranger School.

1997 – SERE High Risk Level C 2 Weeks, USAJFKSWCS.

1997 – RF Communications Course 8 weeks, Fayetteville Technical Community College.

1997 – Digital Electronic Repair Course 11 weeks, Fayetteville Technical Community College.

1996 – Special Forces Qualifications Course, Communications Sgt – USAJFKSWCS

Education Write Up:
American Military University
12/06/2010 – Present
Major – Intelligence Studies (Graduation 2014)