I am a passionate leader who lives by a code of morality and ethics that are desirable to any job field. As a veteran with unique experiences that provide insight to many issues, I can add greatly to the diversity of any position I am assigned. I am a hard working athlete, student, and soldier that recognizes the amount of effort and sacrifice it requires to succeed at a higher level.
Extraordinary leadership skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Phenomenal workload manager
Excellent attention to detail
Joint Fires Observer, 05/2013 to 11/2014 US ARMY – Fort Bragg, NC and Kandahar, Afghanistan
Primary Joint Fires Observer for a Combat Engineer Company supporting a Parachute Infantry Battalion with the mission of worldwide deployments within 96 hours of notification.
Analyzed collateral damage assessments in order to ensure my unit understood the legal restrictions of the fire support capabilities I provided them.
Delivered clarification briefings of the ever-changing Rules of Engagement to my unit to familiarize them with the legalities of war.
Some other responsibilities included:
Acted as a Liaison Officer to a Operation Coordination Center Provincial and exercised interpersonal tact in working with different nations such as Afghan National Army soldiers and Georgian Army forces.
Conducted joint training with United States 81 mm and Georgian Army 60 mm mortar sections, de-conflicting between three separate fire support systems and the surrounding air support assets to enhance base defense.
Used Fires Support Expertise to coach and teach call for fire and close combat attack/close air support control classes to the Combat Engineers
Fire Support Officer, 11/2014 to 01/2016 US ARMY – Fort Bragg, NC
Fire Support Officer for an United States Army Airborne Infantry Rifle Company.
Some responsibilities included:
Plan, coordinated, and synchronized all available fire support assets while integrating them effectively in the scheme of maneuver.
Primary advisor to the Maneuver Company Commander on capabilities, limitations, and employment of Fire Support assets
Supervised the training and development of fire support specialists and forward observers while working with the Fire Support Non-commissioned Officer to develop succinct and detailed fires planning for all operations
Supervised the maintenance and accountability of property worth in excess of $500,000.
Contributed to the successful execution of several training exercises to include live fire exercises up to the Brigade level, and greatly enhanced the mission readiness of the entire Company.
Platoon Leader, 01/2016 to Current US ARMY – Fort Bragg, NC
Involved in Army Regulation 15-6 investigations, where it was imperative to practice fairness and impartiality when dealing with cases involving my soldiers.
Platoon Leader of a M119A3 howitzer platoon in an United States Army Airborne Field Artillery Battery with a global response mission.
Some other responsibilities included:
Training and managing the welfare of two senior Non-commissioned Officers, 10 Junior Non-commissioned Officers, and 22 enlisted Paratroopers.
Supervised daily operations, maintenance, and training in all environments.
Maintained accountability and serviceability of more the $5,000,000 worth of vehicles and equipment.
Ensured platoon readiness to conduct airborne field artillery operations and fire several types of munitions in a combat environment
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, 2013 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL
While majoring in Criminal Justice, I minored in Military Science and graduated with Honors with an overall GPA of 3.672.
I was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps throughout the four years of study at this university, Commissioning in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant at the time of graduation. I commissioned as number two out of fourteen who finished the program at the same time as myself.
I was a member of the Division One Wrestling team at the university during my first two years of study.
Completed an internship with Marion Federal Penitentiary in Marion, IL during my last semester of study where I had the opportunity to work alongside
attorneys and correctional officers alike.