Date of Clearance Adjudication:
16 December 2018
Yes (Service Connected) – Percentage: 100
Expiration Date – April 1, 2023
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Stateside – North Carolina,
Overseas – Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,North, Korea,South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA,
Highlight Write Up:
A highly organized, take charge professional with more than twenty years of military and combat experience, seven of them in the US Army\\\’s elite S.M.U. Strong problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to develop and implement effective action plans. Demonstrated experience in the coordination of inter-agency projects. Commitment to detail in doing the job right the first time in completing all projects. Excellent communication and presentation skills. A team leader, providing motivation and training by example.
Afghanistan – Duration:4 months
Iraq – Duration: 1 year
Iraq – Duration: 1 year
Kuwait – Duration: 6 months
Italy – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Korea – Duration: 1 year
Great Britain – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Position Write Up:
Number of months in position – 9
United States Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC 10/2011 to 06/2012
K9 Operations Sergeant Major
Kennel Master for the United States Army Special Operations Command with unique mission profile in support of National Security Agency level requirements in the Global War on Terrorism
Plans and implements specialized canine training techniques
-responsible for apprehension of fleeing individuals
-conducting area searches
-conducting building searches
-conducting explosive and other hazardous material detection
-manage Combat Support Canine Teams
Serves as subject matter expert for canine tasks to USASOC
Develops new techniques and tactics for evaluation and implementation
Maintains high standard of combat skills
Develops and tests new equipment as it becomes available
Routinely operates with foreign officials as well as law enforcement personnel
Has worked with other government agencies such as FBI, ATF, Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies in order to exchange ideas and information as well as gain important contacts, which helped improve and develop the USASOC Military Working Dog Program.
Possesses a vast knowledge of K9 behavior, explosive odor imprinting, advanced K9 decoy techniques, tactical obedience and movement techniques, advanced K9 combat trauma management, protective bite work, controlled aggression training, and advanced multi-surface tracking.
Oversaw and directed a military working dog kennel with over 35 single and dual-purpose working dogs, 6 civilian trainers, and an in house veterinarian staff.
Has attended a Special Operations Dog Handler course, as well as a patrol dog, detection dog, and K9 Trainer courses at Alderhorst International Inc.
Number of months in position – 35
United States Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC 10/2008 to 09/2011
Special Operations Reconnaissance Team Member/K9 Handler
Team member of a Special Mission Unit reconnaissance team; responsible for planning and conducting close quarter combat, direct action, special reconnaissance, singleton operations which consist of mentoring and training host nation forces, and other sensitive compartmented activities; ensures proficiency in advanced marksmanship, unique explosive entry techniques, jungle, mountain, desert, water, and urban operations; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of $250,000 worth of individual and team equipment; maintains a short notice worldwide deployment readiness posture. Prepared for and conducted military working dog specific combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military working dog acquisition, training and standard operating procedure establishment. Successfully trained and handled 5 military working dogs that have completed multiple deployments and have saved unit members lives in combat operations. Several of the working dogs trained have found real world improvised explosive devices during combat operations.
Number of months in position – 38
1st SFOD-D, Ft. Bragg, NC 08/2005 to 10/2008
Special Operations Assault Team Member
Team member for a Special Operations Squadron that participates in worldwide high risk operations and training; responsible for the planning and conduct of singleton operations, direct action, special recon, and other sensitive missions. Routinely coordinates with other services, the interagency community, and foreign government officials on battle space coordination, additional personnel, and equipment allocations, threat assessments, personnel protection, and intelligence gathering/assessments; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of equipment worth in excess of $750,000; maintains a no notice worldwide deployment posture. Has served as Assistant Breacher, Team Breacher, Team Sergeant, and Squadron Master Breacher. Member of a team who has captured several high value individuals in the Global War on Terrorism. Trained in several advanced skill sets such as high performance driving, surgical breaching, military freefall parachuting jumpmaster, long range shooting, and advanced intelligence operations. Performed close target reconnaissance, source handling and intelligence collection, surveillance detection methods, vehicle/foot surveillance. An avid competitive shooter and has competed in several shooting competitions and is an expert shooting instructor with both rifles and pistols. Trained in modern Army combatives, submission grappling, Jeet Kune Do, Kempo, Kickboxing.
Number of months in position – 32
5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, KY 12/2002 to 07/2005
Special Forces Senior Medical Sergeant
Served as the Senior Medical Sergeant for a twelve man Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha dedicated to the Special Operations Central Command area of responsibility. Performed, supervised, planned, and instructed all aspects of special operations medical and dental employment Trained, advised, and oversaw US and indigenous personnel or units up to a battalion level. Also advised the Detachment Commander on technical and tactical medical related matters. Responsible for all detachment general medical, trauma, and emergency training. Additional duties involved team administrative requirements, company dive medical technician, as well as the company combatives instructor. Additional team missions were handled flawlessly such as Executive Protection. Conducted real world protection detail operations for senior Army leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Planned, coordinated, and oversaw the protection detail for Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, United States Army Special Operations Commander, during his visits of Special Forces outposts throughout the country of Iraq. Also has trained and advised foreign unit protection details whom have operated in high risk areas with zero incidents
Skills Write Up:
Selection and assessment instructor
Sniper/Long Range Shooting
Reduced Signature Operations
MultiPurpose K9 trainer and handler
Urban Assault Climbing
Mobility/Off Road Driving
High Performance Driving
Dive Medical Technician
Education Write Up:
Bachelors Degree, American Military University, Manassas, VA 2019
Currently pursuing an online degree in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science
Community College of Rhode Island, 1999, Spanish course
Associate Degree, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI 1990-1991
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