Military professional skilled at leading a team to achieve efficiency and sustainability with limited resources. Experience in training over a thousand students in leadership development, logistics operations, and critical thinking skills required, as well as guiding and supporting senior ranking officials in logistics decision making.
Improved material readiness 45% in 6 months bringing a previously failing battalion armory into compliance with all orders and regulations.
Coordinated personnel and weapons transportation with host nation support entities across Japan, The Kingdom of Thailand, The Republic of Korea, and Afghanistan.
Saved over $20,000 in contracted exercise support by implementing efficiency in logistical requirements to support regular exercises.
Re-built and instituted a 3-hour combined lecture and discussion group on current Counter-Insurgency measures for newly commissioned and appointed student officers at The Basic School.
Company Commander-Logistics Support Company06/2016 to 10/2016U.S. Marine Corps-The Basic School (TBS)Marine Corps Base Quantico, VirginiaAs an O-3, I was hand selected to fill an O-4 level billet by the O-6 commanding officer of TBS; responsible for coordinating all logistical support to a population of roughly 2,100 students and staff at TBS. As the company commander, supervised 175 support Marines who provided mission essential training support to student officers. Synchronized the efforts in coordination between civilian and military law enforcement, behavioral health professionals, and the chain of command on numerous personnel issues related to the Marines in my charge.
Staff Platoon Commander08/2015 to 04/2016U.S. Marine Corps-The Basic School (TBS)Marine Corps Base Quantico, VirginiaTrained, mentored, and evaluated 38 student officers in military skills, leadership, and Officership during 1600 hours of classroom and field instruction. Provided over 600 hours of leadership education during 7 live fire & field exercises,10 sand table exercises, 12 discussion groups, and 9 tactical decision games. As the company Informal Funds representative, supervised the collection, tracking and appropriation of over $96,000 in student contributions in support of operational events.
Senior Warfighting Instructor07/2014 to 08/2015U.S. Marine Corps-The Basic School(TBS)Marine Corps Base Quantico, VirginiaAs a Senior Instructor, responsible for the delivery of several lecture based 2-hour periods of instruction to 300 student officers, specifically on Counter-Insurgency (COIN) Measures and Operational Culture Applications. As the logistics lead planner for the student's culminating exercise, responsible for saving over $20,000 in contracted bus support for 5 exercises and establishing an efficient and sustainable concept of support for similar future exercises.
Assistant Battalion Operations Officer/Security Platoon Commander09/2013 to 07/2014Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine DivisionOkinawa, JapanCoordinated physical security requirements and implemented force protection plans with host nation representatives, Division Anti-Terrorism officer, and Camp Commandant during major Command Post Exercises; CALTRAP 14-1, Exercise Cobra Gold 14 in the Kingdom of Thailand, and MEFEX 14 in the Republic of Korea. As Commanding General's Security Platoon Commander, trained and employed non-infantry Marines to provide mobile vehicle and fixed site security in support of contingency operations throughout the Pacific Area of Responsibility.
Logistics Advisor10/2012 to 09/2013Afghan National Police (ANP)-Security Force Advise Assist Team (SFAAT)NowZad District, Helmand Province, AfghanistanFrom the unit's home station in Okinawa, Japan to pre-deployment training in California, deployment to NowZad Afghanistan and returning to Okinawa; coordinated all logistical requirements to transport, equip, and sustain (20) Marine advisor team. Lead routine coordination with Inter-Agency, Joint, Allied and partnered Afghan supporting entities to provide tactical logistical support and physical security for (10) Afghan National Police stations within the district.
Maintenance Management Officer/Ordnance Officer08/2011 to 10/20123rd Reconnaissance Battalion (USMC)Okinawa, JapanFacilitated a continuous maintenance program that ensured readiness levels remained above 95% and were sufficient to support 100% of planned operations/exercises. As a secondary duty of the battalion's ordnance officer, "He provided much needed leadership, work ethic, and technical expertise to the armory. This turned around what was a failing entity into a well functioning and organized aspect of the battalion."-Performance Evaluation dated Feb 2012
Professional Courses and Certifications
Bachelor of Science: Political Science2010Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, Arkansas, USA
3.6 GPA (Cum Laude)
Coursework in Comparative Politics and International Relations
(1) Year Student Exchange at The University of The Virgin Islands, St. Croix (2007-2008)
Leadership Development2009U.S. Marine Corps-Officer Candidates School (OCS)Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, USAA 10-week course with the mission to "train, screen and evaluate candidates" to determine if they possess the leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a Marine Corps officer.
Leadership Development2011U.S. Marine Corps-The Basic School (TBS)Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, USA
Received over 1,600 hours of leadership training via a myriad of methods and media all under overarching guidance of the TBS mission statement:
"Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities, and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander."
Logistics2011U.S. Marine Corps-Logistics Officer CourseMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA12-week, entry level course focusing on the application of the (6) functions of Marine Corps Logistics: Maintenance, Supply, Transportation, Health Services, General Engineering, and Other Services.
160 Hours-Pashto Language Training2012U.S. Marine Corps-Enhanced Tactical Pashto Language TrainingMarine Corps Base Okinawa, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, JapanPre-Deployment training requirement to build critical cultural and language utility to support our partnered mission with the Afghan National Police, in the NowZad District of Helmand Province. Intended to bridge a capability gap between lesser trained Marines and Afghan police and civilians created by limited Interpreter resources.
Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection2013DoD Level II Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) CourseMarine Corps Base Okinawa, Camp Foster, JapanDetails the duties and responsibilities of ATOs at DoD facilities or installations around the world; discusses AT awareness, terrorist group operations, hostage-taking and survival, terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction, active shooter threat, and insider threat; and explores the AT plan by examining physical security considerations, the anti-terrorism planning process, and resource management.
Instructor Education2014U.S. Marine Corps- Instructor Education ProgramThe Basic School, Quantico, Virginia, USA2-week instructor standardization course designed to screen and prepare potential instructors prior to assuming duties as TBS instructors to student officers. Heavy focus on leading small group discussions, decision forcing-scenario based case study exercises, and classroom lectures of 300 students. Instructor approach rooted in an exposure to and discussion of preconceived notions of bias, diversity, emotional intelligence and their applications in an adult learning model.
Bachelor of Science : Political Science 2010 Leadership Development 2009 Leadership Development 2011 Logistics 2011 160 Hours-Pashto Language Training 2012 Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection 2013 Instructor Education 2014
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