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TS/SCI/CI POLY, Senior Operational Planner, Irregular Warfare SME with USAFRICOM, CT, CI, FID, UW, SO, B.A.

Clearance:
TS/SCI/CI POLY

Date of Clearance Adjudication:
August 21, 2013

Availability:
October 01, 2013 – Janaury 01, 2029

Disability:
None

Current Passport:
XXXX5142
Expiration Date – September 16, 2014

Language:
– Speaking: Basic, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic

Desired Location:
Stateside
Overseas – Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,North, Korea,South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

Highlight Write Up:
Senior Operational Planner / Irregular Warfare SME with USAFRICOM.

My skill sets are in leadership and staff management, intelligence, planning, operations, training, information operations, development, counter narcotics, tactical small unit operations, security assistance, and irregular warfare (counter terrorism, counter insurgency, foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, and stability operations).

Geo Location:
Afghanistan – Duration: 2.5 years
Bosnia – Duration: 1 year
Iraq – Duration: 3 months
Cote d’Ivoire – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Djibouti – Duration: 6 months
Ethiopia – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Kenya – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Ghana – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Israel – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Poland – Duration: 1-4 weeks
Greece – Duration: 1-4 weeks

Position Write Up:
Number of months in position – 36
SEP 2010 – SEP 2013 Joint Operational Planner and Irregular Warfare Subject Matter Expert, Future Operations Division (J35), US Africa Command (AFRICOM), CACI International, Stuttgart, Germany. (Contractor)

o Joint Operational Planning and Irregular Warfare Subject Matter Expert responsible for future operations planning for a combatant command (COCOM) responsible for military operations in Africa.
o Led AFRICOM J3 joint operational planning teams consisting of senior officers (O4, O5, O6s) which planned and synchronized operations in Africa.
o Co-lead for AFRICOM J5 Regional Divisions efforts to produce executable security assistance plans to build African forces to combat internal and external security threats.
o Participated in AFRICOM J5 and Combined Joint Task force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joint planning teams, contingency planning teams, and campaign planning teams as the AFRICOM J3 operations and irregular warfare subject matter expert.
o Planned US only and combined joint foreign humanitarian assistance, security cooperation, security force assistance, irregular warfare, and conventional strike operations in Africa.
o Deployed forward to hazardous areas to augment joint planning teams and provide technical combined joint operations and irregular warfare subject matter expert advice and assistance.
o Coordinated with AFRICOM’s components, State Department country teams, and other interagency players to coordinate and synchronize interagency planning efforts.
o Conducted or participated in numerous briefings to General and Flag Officers (4 star and below).
o Authored numerous warning, planning, execute, operations, and fragmentary orders.
o Provided recommendations for AFRICOM’s joint targeting and assessment processes.
o Trained and mentored senior staff officers (O4, O5, O6s) in Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES) and Adaptive Planning and Execution System (APEX), irregular warfare, security assistance, and the inter-workings of AFRICOM and CJTF-HOA.
o Sought out by peers, US military officers, senior leadership, and two star level commanders for subject matter expertise and advice in intelligence, targeting, planning, operations, assessments, information operations (IO), strategic communication, development, foreign humanitarian assistance (FHA), non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO), counter narcotics (CN), direct action (DA), special reconnaissance (SR), and irregular warfare (IW) (counter terrorism (CT), counter insurgency (COIN), foreign internal defense (FID), unconventional warfare (UW), stability operations (SO)), security force assistance (SFA), and security cooperation.

Number of months in position – 6
NOV 2009 – APR 2010 Senior Intelligence Analyst / Operations Officer, 450th Intelligence Squadron, PAE, Ramstein, Germany. (Contractor)

o Managed 16 contractors which provided analytical intelligence support to military units operating within Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
o Planned airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection missions.
o Conducted pre-mission briefings.
o Fused collection from ISR platforms with multi-source intelligence to maximize the number of essential elements of information being answered for each named area of interest.
o Produced predictive analytical intelligence products.
o Disseminated intelligence products throughout the intelligence community.
o Developed unit standard operating procedures and trained contractors to conduct the intelligence support mission.

Number of months in position – 14
APR 2008 – MAY 2009 International Advisor, Department of State, Civilian Police International, Eastern Region and Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. (Contractor)

o Assisted Afghan Government employees to reduce illegal narcotic production and trafficking within Eastern Region and Uruzgan Province Afghanistan.
o Trained Afghan Government employees on leadership, staff management, intelligence, planning, operations, assessments, information operations, development, and counter narcotics.
o Assisted Afghan Government employees to coordinate and synchronize operations with other friendly actors (Coalition Forces, United Nations, Afghan Government, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
o Trained Afghan Government employees to lead and manage personnel, manage budgets and resources, counsel subordinates, conduct effective meetings, write reports, conduct useful after action reviews, and behave professionally.
o Managed an extensive human intelligence (HUMINT) network in Eastern Region Afghanistan.
o Led and trained a security detachment consisting of 20 Afghans.

Number of months in position – 9
MAY 2007 – JAN 2008 Joint Information Operations Planning Subject Matter Expert, Information Operations and Space Division (J39), United States European Command (EUCOM), L3 Communications, Vaihingen, Germany. (Contractor)

o Planned joint information operations for the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey).
o Participated in numerous joint planning teams.
o Created a joint operational planning process (JOPP) model specific to information operations.
o Coordinated joint information operations with US State Department country teams.
o Conducted and participated in numerous briefings to General and Flag Officers.
o Dual hatted as USEUCOM’s J39 information operations intelligence officer.
o Produced joint intelligence preparation of the operational environment (JIPOE) for information operations.
o Produced information operations effect assessments for the Caucasus and Southeastern Europe.

Number of months in position – 3
FEB 2007 – MAY 2007 Intelligence Subject Matter Expert, Iraqi Military Intelligence Academy, Triple Canopy, Camp Taji, Iraq. (Contractor)

o Produced the intelligence architecture for Iraqi Army Divisions engaged in counter insurgency operations in Iraq. (The architecture included a robust headquarters with command and control, targeting, planning, collection, analysis, production, dissemination, and support capabilities for counter intelligence (CI), counter infiltration, human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), open source intelligence (OSINT), tactical and urban reconnaissance and surveillance (R/S), and direct action (DA) missions).
o Authored Iraqi Army military intelligence doctrine based upon the new architecture.
o Trained Iraqi military intelligence Lieutenant Colonels on the new military intelligence architecture and doctrine.
o Presented the proposed Iraqi Army Division intelligence architecture and doctrine to US and Iraqi General Officers.

Number of months in position – 90
JUL 2005 – AUG 2006 Civil Affairs Officer, Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Nangarhar and Paktika Provinces, Afghanistan. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Led a Civil Affairs B-Team in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
o Assisted the Paktika Provincial Government to produce a provincial development plan.
o Managed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program for Paktika Province.
o Led a Civil Affairs A-Team in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
o Monitored the implementation of the Nangarhar Government’s provincial development plan.
o Surveyed potential sites for development projects (roads, power, irrigation, agribusiness, schools, training centers, and clinics).
o Provided outreach to rural communities and arbitrated conflicts between Afghans and Coalition Forces.
o Provided humanitarian assistance to many refugee camps and ‘at risk’ villages.
o Triple hatted as the PRT’s intelligence and information operations officer.
o Gained the support of a rural mountain clan to teach US Forces the tactics of the mujahedeen.
o Trained Soldiers on cross cultural communication, use of interpreters, combat marksmanship, dismounted and mounted squad tactics, convoy operations, battle drills, communications, medical tasks, and civil affairs operations.
o Served as the Coalition Forces Military Liaison Officer to the United Nations for the provincial elections for Eastern Region, Afghanistan.

DEC 2004 – JUN 2005 Division Information Operations Intelligence Officer, Southern European Task Force (SETAF) (Airborne), Bagram, Afghanistan. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Provided information operations intelligence support to an Airborne Division engaged in counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan.
o Produced joint intelligence preparation of the operational environment (JIPOE) for information operations. (Analyzed various targets audiences; identified information operations actors and their associated themes, messages, and actions; media delivery vehicles; programming; key communicators, decision makers, and influencers; activities and effectiveness; and most likely and most dangerous courses of action).
o Submitted collection requirements to the division’s collection manager.
o Identified actionable intelligence for information operations exploitation.
o Produced analytical information operations intelligence products.
o Disseminated information operations intelligence products throughout the division and intelligence community.
o Produced daily and monthly information operations intelligence summaries and assessments.
o Assisted the information operations section in targeting, planning, product development, and effects assessments.
o Represented the information operations section at the division’s targeting board.
o Spearheaded the effort to synchronize intelligence, operations, and information operations within the division.

OCT 2003 – NOV 2004 Brigade Training Officer, 66th Military Intelligence Group, Darmstadt, Germany. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Managed the training program for a Military Intelligence Group consisting of 3 x Battalions totaling over 1,100 Soldiers and Civilians which provided intelligence support to military units within Europe and Africa.
o Authored the group’s annual and quarterly training guidance.
o Managed the group’s quarterly training brief program, schools program, ammunition program, training land and resources, and budget.
o Planned the group’s training events and exercises and coordinated for external military training teams.
o Evaluated group, battalion, and company level training events to ensure adherence to group training standards.
o Served as the human intelligence (HUMINT) observer/controller (O/C) at the Joint Maneuver Training Center. (Trained 2 HUMINT teams on situational awareness, movement through urban terrain, actions on contact, questioning and elicitation techniques, and operational security (OPSEC)).

MAY 2002 – SEP 2003 Primary Battalion Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Boblingen, Germany. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Led a special forces battalion’s joint intelligence section which provided intelligence support to special forces teams deployed on operations, exercises, and training missions throughout Europe and Africa.
o Planned and directed the battalion’s intelligence collection, analysis, production, and dissemination.
o Conducted link analysis to acquire strategic, operational, and tactical targets.
o Nominated targets within the link for further intelligence collection and/or direct action.
o Produced predictive analytical intelligence products, country studies, intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), threat assessments, threat models, target intelligence packets, and intelligence estimates, updates, reports, and summaries.
o Provided intelligence support to the battalion’s operational planning through the military decision making process (MDMP).
o Provided pre-mission and intelligence update briefings to the battalion staff and special forces teams.
o Provided real time and near real time actionable intelligence for target surveillance and interdiction.
o Provided battle damage assessments.
o Debriefed special forces teams and coordinated for external debriefings.
o Disseminated intelligence products throughout the battalion and the intelligence community.
o Provided intelligence support for 6 contingency operations within Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
o Provided intelligence that directly led to the apprehension of six indicted war criminals.
o Recognized by the higher echelons of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA).

NOV 1996 – JUL 1997 Assistant Civil Affairs Team Leader, Russian Airborne Brigade, Ugljevik, Republic of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as the Assistant Team Leader for a robust Civil Affairs Team assigned to the Russian Airborne Brigade.
o Assisted Bosnian Government Officials to rebuild their civil infrastructure.
o Submitted and provided oversight of 46 USAID Civilian Infrastructure Revitalization Program (CIRP) projects totaling over 2.6 million dollars. (These projects were designed to restore basic government services and local economies within 6 municipalities and consisted of road, power, irrigation, bridge, school, hospital, veterinary clinic, and water and sewage systems projects.)
o Assisted formerly successful business owners to obtain grants and loans from the World Bank and other lending institutions to rebuild their businesses.
o Quelled public unrest and prevented the escalation of violence between Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims in the villages of Jusici, Dugi Dio, and Gajevi.
o Assisted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the resettlement and repatriation of dislocated civilians within the zone of separation.
o Assisted the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in surveying and pre-validating numerous voting locations throughout the 6 municipalities in preparation for the September 1997 Bosnian elections.
o Led or participated in numerous convoys traveling 5 of 7 days of the week throughout the Russian Brigade Area of Operations.

NOV 1994 – JAN 1996 Assistant Operations Officer (Current Operations/NBC), 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Boblingen, Germany. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Assisted in the management of the battalion’s training, exercises, and operations throughout Europe and Africa.
o Assisted in the management of the battalion’s operations center. (Battle tracked; updated mission logs; kept the Battalion Commander and staff up-to-date on the current situation; coordinated for close air support, resupply, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); facilitated communication between the battalion and higher and lower echelons of command, etc.)
o Participated in planning the battalion’s operations through the military decision making process (MDMP).
o Participated in a series of pre-deployment exercises at the Combined Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) in Germany in preparation for the US military’s initial deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
o Participated in Joint Combined Exchange Training with the Greek Special Forces in Greece.
o Led an exercise control group (forward) consisting of the Israeli Defence Force and US Special Forces in Israel.
o Led and/or participated in several combined airborne training events in Germany, Poland, Israel, and Greece.
o Managed the battalion’s command language program (French, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian).
o Managed the battalion’s nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) training program and 5 NBC NCOs.
o Submitted numerous recurring reports to higher headquarters.

JAN 1994 – NOV 1994 Battery Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Commanded a 105 Soldier Headquarters Service Battery which serviced a 550 Soldier Field Artillery Battalion.
o Increased the units operational readiness from 88% to 93%.
o Acted as the Battalion Operations Officer in the absence of the Operations Officer. (Managed and provided oversight of the battalion’s daily operations; training, schools, and ammunition programs; and coordinated with Division Artillery Headquarters on behalf of the battalion.)
o Assisted in the management of the battalion’s tactical operations center (TOC). (Battle tracked, updated mission logs, kept the Battalion Commander and staff up-to-date on the current situation, facilitated communication between the battalion and higher and lower echelons of command, etc.)
o Participated in planning the battalion’s operations through the military decision making process (MDMP).
o Participated in numerous training rotations through the Combined Maneuver Training Center (CMTC).

DEC 1992 – JAN 1994 Assistant Operations Officer (Current Operations/NBC), 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Erlangen, Germany. (US Army, Active Duty)

o Assisted in the management of the battalion’s tactical operations center (TOC). (Battle tracked, updated mission logs, kept the Battalion Commander and staff up-to-date on the current situation, facilitated communication between the battalion and higher and lower echelons of command, etc.)
o Participated in planning the battalion’s operations through the military decision making process (MDMP).
o Participated in numerous training rotations through the Combined Maneuver Training Center (CMTC).
o Assisted in the planning and management of the battalion’s collective training program.
o Provided technical subject matter expertise in nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense.
o Planned and directed smoke, NBC reconnaissance, and decontamination operations.
o Managed the battalion’s NBC training program and 6 NBC NCOs.

 

Skills Write Up:
Training:
Operations and Planning: National War College Strategy Course, Joint Operational Planning Course, Combined Arms and Staff Services School (CAS3), Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) International Programs Security Requirements Course, Security Cooperation Management Action Officer Course (DISAM Level III), Security Cooperation Course, USAID’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course.

Irregular Warfare: Counter Insurgency (COIN) Course, Counter Terrorism (CT) Course, Foreign Internal Defense (FID) Course, Unconventional Warfare (UW) Course, Stability Operations (SO) Course, Civil Affairs Officer Advanced (CA) Course, Joint Special Operations Forces (JSOF) Information Operations (IO) Planners Course, Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Course (I), Strategic Communication Course, Conflict Management and Negotiation Course.

Intelligence: Military Intelligence Officer Career Course, J2X Operations Course, Counter Intelligence (CI) Agent Course, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collector Course, Enemy Prisoner of War / Civilian Internee Refresher Course, Basic Intelligence Analyst Course, Advanced Intelligence Analyst Course, Communications Interceptor/Locator Course, Non Morse Interceptor Analyst Course, Basic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator Course, Map and Aerial Photography Course.

Tactical: Infantry Course, Marksmanship Course, Advanced Small Arms Training, Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, Crowd and Riot Control Course.

Education Write Up:
Undergraduate (1988-1992): Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Minor: Military Science, Minnesota State University (Moorhead), MN 56563

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