Infantry Rifleman Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Detail oriented team player with an emphasis on positive results in careful strategic and efficient decision making.

Served in the United States Marine Corps infantry as a 0311 Rifleman and had a secondary MOS of 8152 Marine Corps Security Forces.

Five years of military experience ranging from small team leadership to administrative operations in oversea establishments with excellent skills in public relations pertaining to foreign representatives.

Attached to 1st Battalion 9th Marines (1/9) and went on one combat deployment to Afghanistan

Went on one helicopter raid in order to disrupt enemy movement, uncover weapon caches, and locate and capture high value targets.

Went on daily convoy patrols and drove both a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (MATV).

Earned the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) after tour in Afghanistan.

Directly responsible and held accountable for thousands of dollars worth of equipment throughout entire career.

Promoted to a non-commissioned officer with responsibilities of small-unit leadership, administrative tasks, and personnel/equipment accountability before being honorably discharged.

Acquired secret security clearance as a member of Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion while working at Kingsbay Naval Submarine Base.

Stood countless number of hours on post behind a M240 machine gun emplacement using optics during the daytime and thermal optics at night to scan waterfront of submarine docks.

Did mounted patrols in Lenco Bearcats and ran drills against simulated opposing forces at minimum four to five times a week.

Well versed in performing under high-stress, time-constrained environments with the ability to flourish and maintain group morale while meeting deadlines.

Earned a high school diploma upon graduation of Parsippany Hills High School.

Core Qualifications
  • Detail-oriented
  • Responds well to high-stress
  • Proficient in weapon operations
  • Tactically proficient
  • Proficient in operation of armored vehicles
  • Highly motivated
  • Quick learner
  • Well-disciplined
10/2012 to 07/2014 Infantry Rifleman 1st Battalion 9th Marines Fleet Marine Force | City, STATE,
  • Upon completion of contract with Marine Corps Security Forces, stationed to 1st Battalion 9th Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC.
  • Obtained a squad leader billet for the initial two months and was responsible for administrative tasks, combat-training, and the general well-being of ten junior enlisted Marines who had just graduated from the School of Infantry.
  • Led squad in a company-wide training exercise that integrated humvees with mounted machine guns, demolitions, and rocket fire.
  • While stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, took part in two pre-deployment training events and went on one combat deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Took part in Cold Weather Survival Training at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) in Bridgeport, CA.
  • Maintained a high level of morale despite harsh weather and living conditions.
  • To thrive, not just survive" became an understood principle during cold weather training.
  • Ingenuity, teamwork, and taking the initiative was required to be successful during training exercise.
  • Part of the only fireteam (four Marines in total) in platoon to successfully complete exercise without anyone dropping out.
  • Took part in combat operations for Operation Enduring Freedom while stationed at forward operating base Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • Missions included helicopter insertion and extraction surprise raids, compound clearance, suspected enemy leadership search and retrieval, weapon cache clearance, IED route clearance, Camp Leatherneck attack deterrence, and hidden GPS implementation to track enemy movement.
  • Conducted one to two mounted patrols per day outside the wire to disrupt enemy movement and create a military presence
  • Went on one helicopter raid to capture HVTs (high value targets), uncover weapon caches, and disrupt enemy movement.
  • Well versed in the operation of MRAPs and MATVs.
  • Proficient in the operation and handling of the M9 Beretta, M16A4, M4 carbine rifle, M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR), M240B machine gun, M249 Squad Automatic Rifle (SAW), M67 fragmentation grenade, M18 smoke grenade, M203 grenade launcher.
  • Understanding the "big picture" became essential to maintain platoon-wide efficiency.
02/2010 to 10/2012 Rifleman/Machine gunner/Driver/Team leader/Grenadier Marine Corps Security Forces | City, STATE,
  • Stationed at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base as a member of the Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion.
  • Heavy emphasis was put on maintaining a high level of responsibility to one's actions.
  • Any violation of the battalions standard protocol or rules and regulations required the immediate removal of the offender.
  • Dealt with highly sensitive secret materials and nuclear assets.
  • An understanding of responsibility and the impact of actions was quickly learned.
05/2009 to 08/2009 Recruit United States Marine Corps | City, STATE,
  • Attended Marine Corps boot camp where the fundamentals of honor, courage, integrity, and respect were taught.
  • Learned basic drill movements and small unit leadership with an emphasis on leading by example.
  • The nature of working as a team towards difficult goals while maintaining a high level of efficiency and upholding the values of the Marine Corps extensively practiced.
  • 2009).
  • Attended School of Infantry where land navigation, the operation of complex weapon systems, and basic infantryman tactics were taught.
  • An understanding of the basics of learning highly important knowledge within an alotted amount of time was commonplace.
  • Attended Basic Security Guard course which taught close-quarters battle (CQB) tactics, the operation of the M1014 shotgun, M9 Beretta, the operation of entry control points, and the detaining of enemy combatants.
  • An advanced understanding of noticing the finer details in techniques was proven to be beneficial to the knowledge that had to be understood.
Expected in 2009 High School Diploma | Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany, NJ GPA:
Expected in Bachelor's Degree | Information Technology Salem International University, Parsippany, WV GPA:

Proficient in a variety of weapon systems

Experienced in operating armored vehicles.

Tactically proficient from military training and combat experience.

Comfortable with working in small teams.

Highly efficient under stressful conditions.

Superb communication skills.


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School Attended
  • Parsippany Hills High School
  • Salem International University
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  • Infantry Rifleman
  • Rifleman/Machine gunner/Driver/Team leader/Grenadier
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  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree