commando instructor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

I would like to join your team in the challenging position of Combat Arms Instructor SME at Terrestris LLC. I have an extensive and varied military training background based on military weapons, explosives, and the advanced training and maintenance involved with them. Solutions-focused, versatile, professional leader within the USMC for over 20 years, and continuing work for government agencies for another 12. I am experienced in working with and integrating with military training teams in high risk environments and austere locations. Retired and decorated combat veteran, USMC Master Sergeant Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician / Primary Marksmanship Instructor, Commando Instructor AFSOC 371, Hurlburt Field.

  • Experienced Military Instructor
  • Small arms weapons and maintenance specialist
  • Crew served and explosive weapon specialist
  • Foreign weapons specialist
  • Marksmanship Instructor
  • Firearms safety training
  • Experienced Range Safety Officer
  • Explosive Safety Officer
  • Fluent with Hurlburt/Eglin Range protocols
  • Experienced range organization and planning
  • Excellent verbal communication/public speaking
  • Combatives Instructor
  • TCCC and CPR Certified
  • Problem solver
  • Over 30 years experience working in the military field
  • Numerous combat deployments
  • Highly decorated veteram
10/2017 to 10/2022 Commando Instructor Emerson Electric Co. | Milwaukee, WI,

  • Commando Instructor for 371st Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL. Range Operations and qualification for up to 30 students across multiple weapon systems, Range Safety Officer, weapons instruction; maintenance, breakdown, training, and tactics. IED's/explosives, surveillance, and dynamic driving instruction on closed track areas.
  • Constant review and update of curriculum to meet standards, goals, and new development.
  • Preparation and planning to ensure successful training events and student learning.
10/2011 to 10/2017 Field Service Technician PAE | City, STATE,
  • Field Service Technician for multiple classified (TS/SCI) government programs in Afghanistan and Africa in support of JPEL target disposition. (*Sorry I can't discuss this much)
  • Domestic and Foreign Weapons Instructor for training to SOCOM regional elements in these areas.
  • 10 Tours to AFG and 2 tours to Africa

08/1991 to 10/2011 Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician United States Marine Corps | City, STATE,
  • 20-year active-duty combat veteran, now retired. I have conducted live fire range and EOD range operations in the Balkans, Iraq, Norway, East and West Africa, Japan, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout my career.
  • Mobile Training Unit (MTU) Instructor, Small arms, Crew-Served Weapons, Gas Chamber training. Camp Pendleton, CA
  • EOD Team Leader - I have earned by Master EOD Badge certification and have strived to lead from the front in directing, mentoring, and teaching subordinate team members and students in a wide variety of operations and environments.
  • EOD Instructor - Over six years of experience as an EOD Instructor at NAVSCOLEOD, Eglin AFB. Assigned to the Air Ordnance Division, Testing and Evaluation Division, Advanced IED Disposal School, IED Division (SNCOIC), Weapons of Mass Destruction Division (SNCOIC), and Demolition Division (SNCOIC). Range Safety Supervisor and High-Risk Training qualified. Master Training Specialist.
  • 2nd EOD Platoon, Camp Lejeune, NC / 1999-2002 • 2nd Marine Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Direct Action Team (DAP), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit / 2002-2004 – PSD operations and deployments to Mosul, Iraq and to Monrovia, Liberia
  • Marine Corps Base, New River, NC / 2004-2005 Range Control, EOD Team Leader 2 • Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), Eglin AFB, FL / 2005-2008 EOD Instructor
  • Camp Fuji, Japan, Combined Arms Training Center/ 2008-2009 EOD Chief / Range Warden
  • EOD Instructor, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (SNCOIC), Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Eglin AFB, FL / 2009-2011
Expected in 05/2013 Associate of Science | Science / English International University, La Jolla, CA, GPA:
Expected in 11/2007 | Military Leadership And Strategy USMC Gunnery Sergeant Resident Advanced School, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, GPA:
Expected in 11/2004 | USMC Formal Schools Instructor Course, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, GPA:
Expected in 05/2002 | Military Leadership USMC Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, GPA:
Expected in 07/1999 | Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, Eglin, AFB FL, GPA:
Expected in 03/1994 | Military Leadership USMC Non-commissioned Officer School, Camp Pendleton South, CA, GPA:
Expected in 04/1993 | USMC Primary Marksmanship Instructor School, Camp Pendleton South, CA, GPA:
Expected in 02/1992 | USMC Combat Training School, Camp Pendleton South, CA, GPA:

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School Attended

  • International University
  • USMC Gunnery Sergeant Resident Advanced School
  • USMC Formal Schools Instructor Course
  • USMC Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal School
  • USMC Non-commissioned Officer School
  • USMC Primary Marksmanship Instructor School
  • USMC Combat Training School

Job Titles Held:

  • Commando Instructor
  • Field Service Technician
  • Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician


  • Associate of Science

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