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Secret, Close Protection/PSD/Medic, Free Burma Rangers-NGO Security, Army Infantry, Ranger, B.A.


Date of Clearance Adjudication:
March 15, 2011

April 11, 2012 – Indef.


Current Passport:
Expiration Date – Janaury 28, 2014

German – Speaking: Basic, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic

Desired Location:
Stateside – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming,
Overseas – Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, 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, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, VaticanCity, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

Highlight Write Up:
Over five years of operational military and security leadership. Experience includes 25+ months deployed to high-threat conflict areas – 4 year Ranger/Airborne qualified Infantry Officer, NGO Security, DOS PSD – ability to track multiple projects through to completion in a fast-paced, high stress environment – experience planning complex operations involving multiple organizations – ability to lead, motivate, and direct people under stressful conditions – team player – demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication, and thoroughness – excellent communication and analytical skills – superior level of physical fitness – extremely motivated to learn and succeed – strong addition to any team.

Geo Location:
Iraq – Duration: 19 Months
Thailand – Duration: 9 Months
Burma – Duration: 5 Months
Europe – Duration: 7 Years

Position Write Up:
Number of months in position – 11
SOC – U.S. Department of State Worldwide Protective Services, Protective Security Specialist, Baghdad, Iraq: Protective Security Specialist on a Personal Security Detachment/Emergency Response Team for an Embassy Annex compound in Iraq. Responsible for the comprehensive physical security of compound personnel and events.

• Conducted over 65 mobile security operations and security patrols in a high-threat area of operations, with 100% accountability of personnel and equipment
• Coordinated with additional security assets including Department of State Regional Security Officers, U.S. Air Force Security Forces, Working Dog Teams, and static security guards to ensure thorough protection of areas of responsibility
• Provided emergency response team security support for high ranking officials including the U.S. Vice President and Secretary of Defense
• Implemented complex Department of State security protocols and standard operating procedures
• Achieved and maintained expert proficiency on three vehicle platforms and six weapons systems

Number of months in position – 12
Free Burma Rangers, Training Development and Security Coordinator, Burma: Training Development and Security Coordinator for an international relief NGO conducting operations in the conflict areas of Burma. Responsible for the comprehensive security and tactical training of organization personnel and relief teams.

• Coordinated and supervised static and mobile security for organization personnel during the course of over 70 operations, covering more than 500 miles on foot, in remote, high threat areas of Eastern Burma
• Conducted route reconnaissance of the organization’s area of operations and provided security on venue for organization leadership and local leaders
• Developed comprehensive threat analyses and risk assessments for relief operations in hostile areas
• Instructed security, firearms, and tactical training for organization personnel and local national security forces, to include: small unit tactics, close quarters battle techniques, actions on contact, marksmanship, emergency medicine, and movement techniques and formations.

Number of months in position – 14
U.S. Army, Assistant Operations Officer, Baqubah, Iraq and Vilseck, Germany: Assistant Operations Officer of a forward-deployed 840-man Stryker equipped Infantry Squadron. Executed the duties of the Primary Plans Officer, responsible for producing all operations orders for the Squadron. Coordinated all of the Squadron’s activities to ensure effective time management and synchronized effort within the Squadron and with external units.

• Oversaw the tactical employment of an Army Squadron consisting of 840 personnel and 150 military vehicles across a complex Middle East area of operations
• Synchronized external agencies, to include: Iraqi Security Forces, Explosive Technician Teams, Military Working Dog teams, media, State Department reconstruction teams, Psychological Operations teams, civil affairs, and engineers into the planning and execution of over 55 joint operations
• Provided consistent and thorough verbal and written situation reports to higher headquarters and supervisors; in the form of over 75 written reports and 30 verbal briefings – including personal analysis and up-to-date battlefield intelligence of recent enemy activity
• Maneuvered intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms to observe, collect, and examine Named Areas of Interest in order to develop Time Sensitive Targets
• Advised the Operations Officer and battle staff in the Military Decision Making Process to produce timely operations orders and synchronized maneuver exercises

Number of months in position – 12
U.S. Army, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Vilseck, Germany and Baghdad, Iraq: Second in command of a forward deployed 170-man Stryker equipped Infantry Company, responsible for the tactical employment of the company, and the accountability and maintenance of 26 Stryker vehicles and equipment valued in excess of $52 million.

• Supervised and conducted more than 120 raids, combat patrols, and other tactical operations
• Coordinated for and provided personal security for high-ranking military officers and local national
leadership in a high threat area of operations – including both mobile security in convoy operations as well as security on venue
• Directed and supervised the design and development of two offsite outposts in Baghdad, Iraq, and coordinated for their comprehensive support to include: security, force protection, communications, and medical support. Conducted tactical site surveys, employed Military Working Dog Teams and unit snipers, synchronized local national security forces, and coordinated with engineers and local national contractors to emplace security structures on site
• Coordinated for and oversaw Quick Reaction Force operations to provide coverage of the unit’s area of operations
• Developed and implemented an equipment maintenance program for Stryker vehicles, digitized command and control systems, communications equipment, and weapons resulting in a 98% operational readiness rate throughout a 15-month oversees combat deployment

Number of months in position – 12
U.S. Army, Rifle and Anti-Armor Platoon Leader, Ft. Lewis, WA and Vilseck, Germany (05/06 – 05/07): Platoon Leader of a 47-man Stryker Cavalry Squadron Platoon. Responsible for the tactical employment of the platoon in full spectrum operations, with a focus on military operations in urban terrain, limited visibility, and precision operations. Responsible for the maintenance and accountability of vehicles and organizational equipment valued in excess of $9 million.

• Directed 85 infantry personnel through comprehensive tactical training, to include: small unit tactics, close quarters battle techniques, actions on contact, vehicle movement and dismount operations, land navigation, communications, marksmanship, and movement techniques and formations for both foot and vehicle movement
• Created a standardized risk assessment for platoon operations by analyzing vulnerabilities, enemy capabilities, and implementing methods of risk mitigation
• Developed and implemented eight complex training plans in preparation for a combat deployment
• Mastered advanced weapon systems, command and control assets, intelligence collection, and the integration of resources to maximize organization’s operational capabilities

Skills Write Up:
Military Education – U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, HAZMAT Course

Security Education – U.S. Department of State/Worldwide Protective Services Protective Security Specialist Course, Emergency Response Team Course

Medical Education – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) Course, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT) Course, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course, U.S. Coast Guard Medical Person in Charge (MPIC) Course, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Course, U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver (CLS) Course

Education Write Up:
Wheaton College (2001-2005)
Wheaton, Illinois
United States
Degree: BA – Major: Political Science/Military Science

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