-While onboard I was assigned with the TRAP (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnl) team for the deployment. Which out duties was to be first responders in the crises that an American or Allied plane or Helicopter was to crash on solid ground. either friendly or hostile terrain.
-While deployed to Afghanistan acted as a IED(Improvised Exsplosive Device) Detection Dog Handler, my duties being that to find IED's while on foot patrols or when dismounting from vehicles. Was responsible for the care, training, health and fitness of my assigned IDD. While at FOB Jackson and aiding with the protection and security of the FOB, with over a thousand hours of force protection at the FOB
-Trained for hours of combat patrols, of maintaing essential equipment for carry on dismounted patrols through hostile terrain. Continous battle drills, and react drills prepared for unexpected enemy engagements
-Was responsible for the accountability, operation and maintenence of an m16a4 service rifle, m249 SAW(Squad Automatic weapon) ACOG, PEQ-16, PVS-14's, m240b's, mk32, 152 radio, and 153 radio, along with batterys, CMD (Compact Metal Detector) and over 5,000 5.56 ammunition, 7.62mm linked ammunition, and over 50 40mm HEDP m203 grenades for the mk32
Combat Action Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy Merititorious Unit Commendation
(2) Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
(2) Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
National Service Defence Medal
NATO Medal - ISAF Afghanistan
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