I am applying for this position that requires certain qualities and skills. I am confident with my experience, in the Virginia Army National Guard and the Virginia Beach Police Department, that I have the right qualities and skill set for this position. I understand that from state to state things will vary as far as training, laws and procedures. I truly believe what I have learned in the past will not interfere with that, but will only enhance my ability to serve your job offer.
Military Police basic training, advanced training (Team leader, Squad leader, Platoon SGT ), instructor training, and overseas training.
Training and qualifications with M16 rifle, M4 rifle, 155mm howitzer, hand grenades, M203 grenade launcher, MK 19 grenade launcher, LAWS rocket launcher, M2 .50 caliber machine gun, M240B machine gun, riot baton, combatives.
Virginia Beach Police basic training, advanced training, K9 training, and instructor training.
Training and qualifications with the 9mm handguns ( Smith & Wesson 5906 & 6904, & Glock17 GEN 3 & 4), M4 rifle, shotgun, PR24 side handle baton, ASP baton, Riot baton, O.C. spray, Taser , SAGE, flash bangs, Police K9s , Police vehicles (cars and SUVs ).
Brink's Armored Car basic
and advanced training.
Training and qualifications
with the .38 caliber revolver,
pump shotgun and armored
(August 2007) Team leader ( SGT E-5), assigned to the Virginia Beach 229th Military Police Company, in charge of team member's training and equipment. Assisted in unit preparation for deployment to Iraq.
(August 2009 - August 2010) Deployed to Iraq as an "In-Close" protection team leader and truck commander for the protective services detachment for the Deputy Commanding General / Support, United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Involved in over 200 tactical security convoys and aircraft transitions as well as providing pivotal security assessments as a member of the advance security reconnaissance team. Conducted numerous tactical convoy movements as a convoy commander for the Deputy Commanding General / Support throughout areas frequently prone to enemy attacks.
(January 2011) Squad leader ( SSG E-6), assigned to the Manassas , Virginia 266th Military Police Company, in charge of training and equipment for eight to ten Soldiers and responsible for the evaluations of those Soldiers.
(April 2012 - July 2013) Assigned as an Instructor for the Regional Training Institute at FT Pickett for the Military Police Re-class Course.
(July 2013 - July 2014) Platoon Sergeant ( SFC E-7)assigned to the Fredericksburg , Virginia 116th BSTB Military Police Company in charge of training, equipment, evaluations and well being of a Combat Military Police Platoon consisting of thirty Soldiers. Involved in the planning, training and successful execution for an annual training evaluation exercise ( XCTC ) determining unit readiness for deployment.
(July 2014 - June 2018) Senior Instructor for a Military Police re-class course, responsible for subordinate instructors' evaluations, training, equipment, course content, method of instruction, students, student's equipment and course evaluations. I am currently in the role of Senior Instructor ( SFC E-7) for the MP Re-class Course at the Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett Blackstone , Virginia.
(June 2018 - Present) Assigned as a TAC NCO for the Virginia Army National Guard Officer Candidate School. Responsible for training and evaluating future Junior Officers.
(January 1989 -May 1989) Attended and graduated the Basic Police Recruit Academy.
(May 1989) Assigned to the Third Police Precinct's Uniformed Patrol Division, completed my field training phase and served at that precinct for 6 years.
(September 1989) Temporarily assigned to the 2nd Police Precinct for the Greek Festriots for riot control. Re-assigned back to the 3rd Police Precinct after the riots.
(May 1992) Certified as a Field Training Officer. Responsible for training, evaluation and certification of new 3rd Precinct police officers. Attached to the Problem Oriented Policing Squad to identify and solve criminal activity problems within several different communities.
(January 1995)Assigned to the Special Operations K9 Unit. Responsible for handling, training and certification of 5 Police K9s during approximately 22 years. The disciplines involved a cross trained Patrol / Narcotic Detection K9, two cross trained Patrol / Explosive Detection K9s, and two single purpose Patrol K9s.
(December 2003) Certified as a General Instructor for the department.
(November 2016) Retired from the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Certified in emplacing, loading, and firing the 155mm towed split trail howitzers.
Certified in operating theArmy's BUCS computer system in the Fire Direction section ofa field artillery battery.
Safeguarded others valuables as a driver, guard, and messenger for Brink's.
Responsible for maintaining accountability of all monies and valuables that were assigned to me, getting them safely to their destinations.
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