Highly motivated, effective communicator and problem solver who successfully completed two combat tours. Works well with team members and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Conducted live fire of M119A2 howitzer in Afghanistan by safely firing over 1,000 rounds in an active combat zone including live counter-battery fires. Reduced insurgents' ability to engage Coalition Forces by providing security for civilian contractors advising Afghan Army soldiers in IED detection techniques. Provided security for a Brigadier General in Afghanistan as part of his personal security detail. Recognized as top performing indirect fires gunner in 3rd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne during Joint Readiness Training Center live firing exercises.
Installed new piping systems in industrial job sites. Systems included medical gas, steam, water, deionized water, etc. Responsible for safe work practices and timely job completion.
Attended Air Assault school where I learned sling load operations, various helicopter capabilities, and how to conduct aerial raids from a helicopter. I also attended U6 school where I was taught advanced howitzer maintenance and repair.
Attended UA Local 469's apprenticeship program for pipefitters for 3 years where I learned welding, brazing, soldering, and pipe laying skills.
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