Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Mr. Claire has had a diverse career; with over 20 years of Explosive Ordnance Disposal experience. His operational knowledge base spans mixing and testing of homemade explosives, operational testing of EOD prototype equipment, training of host nation personnel in Afghanistan and US forces alike. Team Leader for the JATAC Homemade Explosives course training Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians. Project Manager for DTRA research and development programs, lead and coordinated the development of EOD unique equipment for war fighters deployed in support of OIF and OEF. He has attended the Alford Advanced Homemade Explosives Course at the Broadmead Centre, UK, and has a Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security.
Core Qualifications
  • Team Leader
  • US Navy Instructor
  • Live Explosive Mixing
  • Multi-Task Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Project Management
01/2013 to 07/2014 HME Subject Matter Expert A-T Solutions | City, STATE,
  • Deployed to Afghanistan as a Homemade Explosives Subject Matter Expert (HME SME).
  • Provided support for various Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms in theater.
  • Conducted Homemade Explosives mixing courses for operational units throughout Afghanistan.
  • Mixing course provide operators the ability to recognize and identify the various indicators and procedures and hazards associated with the manufacture of HME in the Afghan Theater of Operations.
  • Responded to HME Request For Information (RFI) for the Intelligence community, Special Operation Forces, Combined Joint Task Force Paladin and Combined Joint Task Force ODIN.
04/2007 to 01/2013 Homemade Explosives Team Leader/Master Instructor A-T Solutions | City, STATE,
  • Joint Asymmetric Threat Awareness and Counter (JATAC) Homemade Explosives Team Lead.
  • Duties included providing EOD operators with the ability to recognize prosecute and offer technical advice on facilities that are in the process of producing explosive materials used against coalition forces in the war on terrorism.
  • Also responsible for evaluating revising course curriculum and materials utilized in the deliverance of the Homemade Explosives course.
  • Developed authored and instructed the JATAC 40-hour Homemade Explosives course of instruction.
09/2011 to 03/2012 Host Nation Instructor A-T Solutions | City, STATE,
  • Deployed to Afghanistan for six months as a Mobile Training Team Member and Leader.
  • As an SME on Afghan Theater of Operation enemy Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) duties included training Host Nation personnel, with the aid of an interpreter, on basic demolition procedures, IED awareness, counter IED, ordnance ID, introduction to HME, explosive effects, employment of metal detectors, threat assessment and ground sign awareness, principals of evidence collection, recording and reporting.
  • Also trained US military personnel IED awareness, enemy tactics, counter IED enablers, threat assessment and reporting techniques.
04/2004 to 04/2007 Mobile Training Team Applied Marine Technologies, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Mobile Training Team member Applied Marine Technologies Project Manager for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) remotely controlled Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Defeat Program.
  • Mobile Training Team member for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Improvised Explosive Device detect and defeat equipment training program for EOD war-fighters deployed for OIF and OEF.
03/1982 to 04/2004 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician United States Navy | City, STATE,
  • USN EOD Operational Test Director in the only test and evaluation department for US Navy EOD.
  • Responsible for the detailed planning and writing of the operational test and the supervision and execution of the test.
  • EOD Group Two Notional Concept and LIC submissions manager.
  • Responsible for implementation, submitting and tracking all EOD equipment notional concept submissions.
  • EOD Group Two Type Unit Characteristics Manager.
  • Responsible for tracking and managing EOD unit operational load-out requirements.
Expected in 2010 Bachelor of Arts | Homeland Security American Military University, Manassas, VA GPA:

Homeland Security

Expected in 2008 Homemade Explosives Level 3 (Expert) Course | Explosives Alford Technologies, Broadmead, Centre GPA:

Attended the Alford Advanced Homemade Explosives Course at the Broadmead Centre, UK. During this course Mr. Claire was trained to manufacture a variety of explosive mixtures including those associated with worldwide terrorist attacks.

Expected in 2002 United States Navy Instructor Course | Instructional Methods Basic Instructor Training School, Norfolk, VA GPA:

This training includes subjects on the principles of learning, motivation, communication, instructional methods, objectives, testing, and the ways people learn.

Professional Affiliations

Master Instructor Homemade Explosives

Proficient with FieldSpec Spectrometers

Curriculum Development

Host Nation Trainer

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School Attended

  • American Military University
  • Alford Technologies
  • Basic Instructor Training School

Job Titles Held:

  • HME Subject Matter Expert
  • Homemade Explosives Team Leader/Master Instructor
  • Host Nation Instructor
  • Mobile Training Team
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Homemade Explosives Level 3 (Expert) Course
  • United States Navy Instructor Course

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