Foreign Affairs Officer resume example with 13+ years of experience

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Seasoned leader and critical thinker with experience in strategic planning, foreign affairs, policy analysis, organizational change, strategic communications, intelligence, and cybersecurity. Intellectually curious and adaptable, successful in environments as varied as the tactical Army and the D.C. Beltway.

University of Maryland University College Adelphi, MD Expected in 2013 Master of Science : Cybersecurity Policy - GPA :

GPA: 4.0

National Defense Intelligence College Washington, DC Expected in 2010 Master of Science : Strategic Intelligence - GPA :

GPA: 3.96

Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2009 Master of Science : Industrial-Organizational Psychology - GPA :

GPA: 4.0

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Arts : Finance - GPA :

GPA: 3.15

U.S. Department Of State - Foreign Affairs Officer
Blackstone, VA, 2017 - Current
Advances U.S. foreign policy and national security interests through the cultivation of political-military and regional security relationships, and the responsible transfer of defense articles and services to foreign governments.
Gensler - Strategist
Detroit, MI, 2014 - 2017
  • Strategic planner in a Department of Defense (DoD) agency responsible for countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD). Areas of emphasis include analysis of national and DoD-level policy, future trends analysis, CWMD partner outreach, and planning support for knowledge management, employee satisfaction and development, internal communications, and information technology and security.
  • Led Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Working Group, guiding agency efforts to improve employee satisfaction and empowerment, work-life balance, and leadership culture and practices.
  • Personally developed three metrics approved by agency leadership for evaluating execution of the Agency Strategic Plan.
  • Chosen to facilitate development of Information Technology Strategic Plan due to valued contributions on Agency Strategic Plan and Knowledge Management Strategy.
  • Reorganized, edited, and served as chief author of agency's Policy Analysis Book, prompting immediate praise and request for additional copies from agency leadership.
Gensler - Strategist
Philadelphia, PA, 11/2010 - 11/2013
  • Advised organizational leadership on a diverse portfolio of capabilities development issues. Areas of emphasis included cyber capabilities development, strategic employment of land forces, defense policy analysis, congressional and think tank engagement, and strategic communications. Led organizational website and social media team.
  • Regularly updated U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leadership and public affairs personnel on developments within the federal government.
  • Led redesign of organization's website and social media strategy, tripling its viewers, friends, and followers. Also dramatically increased the number of internal personnel contributing articles for the website, and personally wrote four articles.
  • Led office review of Army LandCyber White Paper and other documents exploring the convergence of land and cyber operations.
Saic - Company Commander
Philadelphia, PA, 10/2006 - 11/2008
  • Successfully trained, deployed, led, supplied, and redeployed an Army company of over 160 soldiers during an entire 14-month deployment to Iraq.
  • Established, organized, administered, and logistically supported an Army route clearance team, resulting in hundreds of roadside bombs being cleared from the southern outskirts of Baghdad.
  • Partnered with Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development personnel to establish local governance and agriculture in Central Iraq.
  • Led frequent combat patrols, resulting in zero casualties and every mission accomplished.
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army - Assistant Operations Officer
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 10/2006
  • Assistant Operations Officer for a Brigade Special Troops Battalion consisting of military intelligence, communications, military police, and chemical reconnaissance personnel.
  • Personally wrote all plans and ran execution of the battalion's combat patrol live fire training, preparing more than 300 soldiers for a combat environment in Iraq.
Eighth Army G2, U.S. Army - Intelligence Operations Officer
City, STATE, 06/2005 - 06/2006
  • Current Operations Officer for intelligence section of U.S. Eighth Army staff. Responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on North Korean operations and activities directed against U.S. and Republic of Korea forces.
  • Provided several daily briefings to Eighth Army leadership during two annual command post exercises, earning special recognition from the Eighth Army Operations Officer.
  • Led G2 office's revision of its knowledge management and crisis action procedures, enabling a smooth reaction to emergency situations.

Palladium Group Balanced Scorecard Certified Graduate for Strategic Planning

Johns Hopkins University-affiliated Executive Data Science Coursera specialization

University of Pennsylvania-affiliated Business Analytics Coursera specialization 

Completed Defense Acquisition University online training in the following areas:

  • Congressional Budget Enactment
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution
  • Introduction to Acquisition
  • Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System

Military Cyber Professionals Association. Contributor and former editor of its online magazine, Cyber


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School Attended

  • University of Maryland University College
  • National Defense Intelligence College
  • Capella University
  • University of Illinois

Job Titles Held:

  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Strategist
  • Strategist
  • Company Commander
  • Assistant Operations Officer
  • Intelligence Operations Officer


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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