Special Operations military veteran with extensive experience in training, advising, and leading indigenous personnel during multinational operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and The Republic of Korea; with experience working in the Intelligence Community.
Serves as Global Security Officer in the Global Security Division, supporting defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) operations worldwide. Responsible for executing the daily special operation missions that require unique modes of employment, techniques, equipment, and training conducted in hostile or sensitive environments. GSD conducts effective, efficient, and discreet security missions in support of DIA collection activities by employing a firm understanding of tradecraft and close protection methodologies to customize support depending on the mission, environment, and needs of the customer. The incumbent plans, prepares, and completes GSD missions in accordance with established DIA and theater policies and procedures.
-Serves as Medical subject matter expert for operations as well as conducting interagency medical training
-Serves as global security specialist in support of the DIA Defense Forward Element- Afghanistan
-Mobile and static security and medical officer serving in austere and high threat environment, responsible for executing daily ground transportation for agency personnel, equipment, and materials throughout the area of responsibility
-plans, coordinates, and executes interagency operations while deployed to Afghanistan.
-Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (SOF medical refresher course, last attended in 2019. Third time in course)
-DoD High Threat Tradecraft Course (Conducting low visibility operations in a high threat environment)
-ACADEMI Advanced Tactical and Off Road Driving Course
-Advanced Wilderness and Expedition Provider (Medical provider in austere environments, search and rescue)
Instructed U.S., coalition, Iraqi forces, Afghan Commando and Special Forces, and Korean Special Forces in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Combat Medic Advanced Skills, Small Unit Tactics, and Basic Urban Combat. Cared for wounded U.S., coalition, Iraqi, and Afghan forces as well as civilians, and treated disease and non-battle injuries sustained during both training and combat operations. Accounted for, maintained, and ensured operational readiness for more than $100,000 worth of equipment during deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. Responsible for assigned Schedule II narcotics maintaining proper documentation, storage, and necessary distribution during Operation Inherent Resolve, Resolute Support Mission-Afghanistan, and Advanced Operating Base-Korea. The incumbent has conducted mission planning, preparation, and execution of countless combat missions throughout Iraqi Kurdistan and Helmand province Afghanistan.
-Advanced Special Operations Techniques -Intermediate (Intelligence network building)
-Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (Close quarters combat in urban settings)
-Advanced Low Visibility Shooter (Concealed carry and use in less-than permissive environments)
-Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course (Twice attended medical skills refresher course)
-Annual Language Proficiency Training (3 -5 weeks of language training per year and must pass annual Oral Proficiency Interview)
-Overland Expert Driver (Advanced off-road driving)
-Special Operations Combatives Program (Hand to hand combat in full tactical gear; advanced to position of Assistant Instructor)
Participated in multiple training and assessment courses during the Special Forces Qualification Course including Special Forces Assessment and Selection, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Small Unit Tactics, Cultural Understanding Training, Special Operations Combat Medic Course, the Special Forces Medical Sergeants Course, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (High Risk), 6 months of intensive small class Pashto language instruction (and subsequently passing the Department of Defense Oral Language Proficiency Interview), and a culmination Unconventional Warfare exercise.
Completed Basic Training, Infantry School, and Army Airborne school
Awarded three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, a Presidential Unit Citation, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Army Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Non-commissioned Officer Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal. NJCAA Lacrosse National Champion, bronze medalist FIL World Lacrosse Championship.
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