Highly motivated, effective communicator and problem solver who successfully completed three combat tours. Works well with team members and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2006.
Received Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Served as a battalion level mentor to Polish 10th Cavalry Brigade focusing on reconnaissance and sniper operations.
Selected from more than ten senior Non-Commissioned Officers to serve as Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant.
Trained more than two thousand police recruits in firearms and tactics. Selected to train firearms instructors. Master Firearms Instructor in both pistol and rifle. Reviews and provides feedback on training curriculum. Instructor in both basic and advanced rifle courses.
Gathered preliminary investigation information as a first responder to crime scenes.Prepared cases for trial and appeared and testified in court as a witness.Conducted covert, undercover investigations to uncover ongoing crimes and crimes in progress.Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports. Served as a field training officer. Served as a SWAT team sniper for ten years.
Currently serving as First Sergeant of an infantry company. Performed reconnaissance operations in Iraq to provide timely intelligence. Performed and supervised sniper operations in Iraq. Led an infantry reconnaissance platoon of twenty members in combat operations, including providing tactical guidance.Coordinated operations with armor, artillery and air support units. Served as senior operations NCO in battalion Tactical Operations Center. Served as Platoon trainer for Illinois National Guard Officer Candidate School. Served as a battalion level mentor to Polish Army's 10th Cavalry Brigade during train up and deployment to Afghanistan.
Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards)
Army Commendation Medal (3 awards)
Army Achievement Medal (4 awards)
Iraq Campaign Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Rifle and Pisol Badge
Champaign Police Department Commendation Award (3 awards)
Champaign Police Department Service Award
Champaign Police Department SWAT Service Award (2 awards)
Field Training Officer
Basic SWAT course- NIPAS
LE sniper course- Snipercraft Inc.
Intermediate LE sniper course- NTOA
Advanced LE/Military sniper course- Blackwater USA
Master Firearms Instructor- U of I Police Training Institute
Patrol Rifle Instructor- U of I Police Training Institute
Total Army Instructor Training Course
Army Foreign Security Forces Combat Adviser Course
Small Arms Master Gunner
Basic Airborne Course
Small Arms Master Gunner (U.S. Army)
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