highly motivated management professional, with extensive experience in critical
thinking, complex problem solving and deductive reasoning. Demonstrated ability
to utilize my background in active listening and learning to develop
comprehensive solutions while ensuring mission accomplishment. Proven
innovative team player and relationship builder with solid judgment and
Effective team leader
Troubleshooting and problem solving
Human resources understanding
Staff development expertise
Analytical problem solving
Senior Enlisted Advisor, 09/2013 － CurrentMarine Corps Augmentation and Training Support Unit (MCATSU) － Quantico, VA
as the Marine Corps' Service-level support organization for Marines assigned to
Marine Corps External Billets. MCATSU provides administrative, logistical,
training and liaison support to component units and individuals; and when
directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, provides personnel worldwide in
support of Combatant Commands and other agencies.
SERVE AS THE
SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR of a Headquarters Marine Corps Service-Level Command
consisting of numerous sub-sections and independent departments. Served as a
link between management and over 250 employees by handling questions, and
helping resolve work-related problems in order to mitigate negative impacts to
the work environment and assigned mission. Continually utilized critical
thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems while simultaneously ensuring
the professional development of assigned personnel.
SERVE AS THE
ADVISOR TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER on management of organizational effectiveness
and efficiency. Advised managers extensively on organizational policy matters
such as manpower management, training, equal employment opportunity and sexual
harassment, and recommended needed changes in order to create and maintain a
diverse workforce. Collaborated with departmental supervisors to devise
internal practices and policies in order to achieve both mutual and upper
management goals. Advised the Commanding Officer on the development of billet
description/position descriptions for employees filling critical billets within
DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS by formulating policy and planning the use of materials
and human resources. Performed difficult staffing duties, including dealing
with understaffing, managing disputes, issuing employee evaluations, and
administering disciplinary actions. Planned, directed, supervised, and
coordinated work activities of employees and staff relating to directed tasking
by upper management while meeting expected timelines. Analyzed training needs
to design employee development, annual training requirements and health and
safety programs. Conferred with individual work sections to identify training
needs and shortfalls either based on changes to existing policies or processes
directed from upper management or other contributing factors.
POLICY, PROCESSES, PROCEDURES AND FORMAL CORRESPONDENCE to publish
recommendations on matters pertaining to the successful operation of the
organization. Served as the principal writer on policy concerning the adherence
of institutional standards and individual performance. Formulated written
responses to inquiries from higher headquarters.
JUSTIFIED ORGANIZATIONAL POSITION on matters pertaining to manpower management,
strategies and priorities to various bodies both internal and external to the
organization. Represented organization at meetings and conferences consisting
of members from various Armed Services, upper management and other agencies
dealing with management of workforce, compensatory issues and future growth.
Served as a Subject Matter Expert on Manpower Management and Human Resource
Development Process at various meetings and working groups.
ORGANIZATION'S PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM by analyzing statistical data and
reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop
recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel assignment policies
and practices. Prepared personnel forecasts to project employment needs of
supported organizations and developed methodologies to meet these needs.
Planned and conducted new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude
toward organizational objectives. Provided employees with information about
policies, job duties, working conditions, and opportunities for promotion and
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE to upper management on performance
evaluations for employees and ensured timely submission in accordance to
established policies. Provided advice and Periods Of Instruction on policies
and guidance governing performance-based evaluations on employee performance.
Maintained records and compiled statistical reports concerning personnel-
related data such as perspective hires, transfers, and performance appraisals.
Reviewed award recommendations and submissions for compliance of formatting,
content and to ensure all award criteria points are met. Studied legislation,
Service orders and policies to verify compliance of employees and to ensure the
well being of juniors.
CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS (COO) working groups and planning teams to solidify
organization's plan in the event of emergency, disaster or otherwise unforeseen
circumstance disrupting traditional office operations. Identified potential off-site
locations and requirements necessary for conducting continuity operations.
Personnel Assignments Branch exercises elements of the Human Resources
Development Process (HRDP) in order to classify, distribute, assign, and retain
active component enlisted Marines in order to fill manpower requirements of the
SERVED AS THE
FOCAL POINT to effectively address enlisted staffing requirements and
assignment policies for a command of over 800 Marines with regard to the needs
of the Marine Corps and the specific needs of Marines and Marine families, in
order to ensure consistency, objectivity, and fairness. Utilized knowledge of
management principles in strategic planning, resource allocation, human
resources management, and coordination of people and resources.
STATISTICAL DATA AND REPORTS to identify and determine causes of personnel
problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's
personnel shortfalls. Prepared personnel forecasts to project employment needs
of various commands by analyzing data from Human Resources software to inform
manpower management decisions. Relayed this information through multiple
Document Management Software and Presentation systems such as Microsoft Office
SharePoint, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Allocated human resources, ensuring
appropriate matches between personnel and skill sets.
CONSTRUCTIVE AND COOPERATIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS with others, and maintained
them over time in order to conduct liaison between departments or other groups
to improve function or communication. Relied upon solid judgment and decision
making to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to
choose the most appropriate one in terms of resource allocation and employee
RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES by developing comprehensive system for accurate
identification of qualified applicants to fill High Demand/Low Density billets
within the Department of Defense enterprise. Formulated policies, processes and
procedures in order to assist in capturing the appropriate qualified applicants
to fill these billets. Provided guidance and Subject Matter Expertise on
identifying trends and factors for negative retention of highly trained and
skilled employees, while simultaneously identifying methods to retain their
Critical Skills Operator, 01/2006 － 06/2010Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARFORSOC) － Jacksonville, NC
role is to train, organize, equip and deploy task organized, scalable and
responsive Marine Corps special operations forces worldwide in support of
combatant commanders and other agencies
EXECUTE MISSIONS in the Special Operations Core Tasks of Foreign Internal
Defense (FID), Direct Action (DA), Special Reconnaissance (SR) and Counter-
Terrorism (CT), the Secondary Core Task of Information Operations (IO) and
tasks in Support of Unconventional Warfare (UW) as part of the Marine Corps
component to United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
FUNCTIONED AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND AS A MEMBER OF AN ELEMENT, TEAM, COMPANY,
BATTALION AND REGIMENT to conduct operations across the entire spectrum of
Special Operations, from employment in isolated and austere locales with
little-to-no conventional support to operations as fully integrated units in a
Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) or other Joint task
organized configurations. Deployed worldwide in support of combat operations as
well as Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) programs in the US Central
Command (CENTCOM), US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and US Northern Command
(NORTHCOM) Areas of Operation. Trained Host Nation forces in SOF Mission Tasks to
include Special Reconnaissance, Advanced Marksmanship, Small Unit Tactics,
Communications, Hand-to-Hand Techniques, Leadership and Tactical Planning.
Utilized regulations and guidelines pertaining to local guard force and various
Operational Security (OPSEC) measures such as surveillance detection programs
in order to increase force protection and provide operational oversight and
SERVED AS TEAM
CHIEF AND ASSISTANT OPERATIONS CHIEF ON A MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM,
trained and evaluated the team in the performance of assigned tasks. Reviewed
and identified gaps in training and performance of team members and developed
steps to mediate these gaps by coordinating and establishing training programs.
Conducted analysis of assigned mission budget to allocate resources to
training, purchasing of mission essential gear, travel and redeployment of
team. Planned, coordinated and conducted operations in support of organization
and Combatant Commands assigned to. Utilized extensive experience and knowledge
in Tactical Planning to develop Concept of Operations (CONOPS) to support
assigned missions. Deployed, employed and re-deployed team in support of
assigned missions worldwide. Supervised and conducted travel coordination
across international borders, maintained records management and ensured all
gear, supplies and personnel arrived safely to designated location.
CROSS-CULTURAL DIPLOMAT AND GLOBAL SCOUT, with the unique ability to exert
influence in areas and situations that are absent authority. Trained in
cultural familiarity, and adept at working by, with and through partner nation
forces in pursuit of strategic goals and objectives. Developed high levels of
maturity, experience, judgment and the ability to rapidly apply critical
thought to operational objectives.
CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING OPERATIONS, which aided the Commander in accomplishment
of his assigned mission. Experienced in the use of Federal Acquisition
Regulations (FAR), which enables appropriate input of advice pertaining to
contractual agreements entered into on behalf of the organization/US
Government. Served as Field Ordering Officer (FOO) and separately as Paying
Agent (PA) utilizing the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) of the FAR;
responsible for obligating the government for micro-purchases for supplies and
limited services. Successfully negotiated with vendors for goods and/or
services to meet the needs of the requiring activity. Acting as Paying Agent
(PA), made payments to vendors for goods/services as well as safeguarded and
accounted for cash and/or payment documents. Responsible for managing Local
Guard security, Interpreter and Food Preparation Staff contracts for Special
Operations Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan to include salary payment and monitoring
contract compliance and performance.
Marine Corps Infantry, 07/1999 － 01/20063rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR) － Twenty-nine Palms, CA
conducts light armored reconnaissance, security and offensive operations in
order to provide mission capable task organized forces in support of enduring
and emerging operational commitments across the Range of Military Operations.
THE SCOUT TEAM LEADER, SCOUT SECTION LEADER, VEHICLE COMMANDER AND PLATOON
SERGEANT for a platoon of over 35 personnel and multi-million dollars in
vehicles, weapons, communications equipment and miscellaneous equipment. Aided
commanders and operations officers in the training, deployment and tactical
employment of Line, Weapons, and Antitank platoons to ensure the proficiency in
all the infantry weapon systems as well as tactics, techniques and procedures.
Conducted evaluation on readiness of units and recommended needed changes to
improve overall performance of the unit. Developed and implemented risk
assessment models or methodologies to control or reduce risk.
COORDINATED the preparation of personnel, weapons and equipment for movement and
combat, the establishment and operation of unit command posts, the fire and
movement between tactical units, the fire of supporting arms, and the unit
resupply and casualty evacuation effort. Planned, organized, and executed
logistics support activities such as maintenance planning, resupply, re-arming
and refueling actions. Directed activities, established task priorities,
scheduled and tracked work assignments, provided guidance, and ensured the
availability of resources for the organic unit.
Marine Corps Infantryman, 07/1998 － 07/1999Ground Defense Security Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GDSF) － Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Security Force conducts continuous security operations along shore side
perimeter and directed waterside approaches between Naval Station Guantanamo
Bay and Cuba in order to allow the U.S. Naval Base to conduct advanced naval
VARIOUS WEAPONS such as the M16-A2 Service Rifle, the M203 Grenade Launcher and
the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Served as a scout, assault force, and
close combat force. Assigned as Rifle Squad Leader, Sergeant of the Guard and
Platoon Sergeant for a platoon of over 35 Marines. Aided commanders and
operations officers in the training, deployment and tactical employment of
organic weapons to ensure the proficiency in all the infantry weapon systems.
Provided Subject Matter Expertise on infantry tactics, techniques and
COORDINATED the preparation of personnel, weapons and equipment for movement
and assignment to Marine Observation Posts. Planned, developed, and provided
training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness
of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations and on-the-job training
to ensure the proficiency of all unit members. Developed and implemented
risk-assessment models and methodologies to control or reduce risk.
The mission of
the Marine Security Guard is to provide protection to mission personnel and
prevent the compromise of national security information and equipment at
designated diplomatic and consular facilities. Marine Security Guards will be
prepared to execute plans for the protection of the mission and its personnel
as directed by the Chief Of Mission or Principal Officer through the Regional
MSG DETACHMENTS IN AMMAN, JORDAN AND BRUSSELS, BELGIUM. Provided armed internal
security to designated U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities to prevent the
compromise of classified information and equipment vital to the national
security of the Unites States. Provided protection for U.S. citizens and U.S.
government property located within designated U.S. diplomatic and consular
premises. Augmented multiple security details for the Secretaries of State and
Defense in European, African and Middle Eastern nations.
RAINED TO BE
PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY capable of enduring a direct counter-intelligence and
combat environment, master interior guard procedures, be proficient with security,
anti- terrorism, and counter espionage tactics. Trained in knowledge of law
enforcement techniques, small arms handling and employment, emergency first
aid, force continuum, less than lethal application, and entry and access
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EVALUATIONS of Host Nation Local Guard Force (HN LGF)
techniques and procedures utilized to maintain security of American properties
overseas. Training and evaluation consisted of analyzing established security
operations, reviewing security posture and responses, as well as enhanced
apprehension techniques, hand-to-hand defensive procedures, personnel search
procedures and vehicle inspection techniques. Submitted recommendations for
improving the technical and physical security environment. Additionally,
conducted firearms training with HN body guard detachments.
COLLATERAL DUTIES AS TRAINING NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER for detachment of 23
Marines. Planned, developed, and provided training and staff development
programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom
training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and
workshops. Analyzed training needs to develop new training programs or modified
and improved existing programs. Conducted or arranged for ongoing technical
training and personal development classes for assigned members. Supervised the
management of individual records detailing completion of semi-annual/annual
training requirements directed from higher headquarters.
COLLATERAL DUTIES AS DETACHMENT MESS SUPERVISOR for a detachment of 9 Marines.
Developed detachment budgets, policies, and procedures dealing with food
purchasing, dissemination and preparation. Performed various financial
activities, such as cash handling, deposit preparation, and payroll of Food
Service Staff. Developed detachment Mess Fund budget recommendations and
supervised the expenditures against this budget. Provided weekly/monthly
updates of budgetary status and identified potential resource shortfalls based
on a comprehensive system of recurring financial reports. Performed duties as
hiring Manager for collateral duty employees, which included facilitating
interviews and background investigations of perspective applicants.
TRAINING for workers in food preparation, service, sanitation, and safety
procedures utilizing both established and newly developed policies. Observed
and evaluated workers and work procedures to ensure quality standards and
service, and completed disciplinary write-ups when required. Controlled
inventories of food, equipment, small ware, and reported shortages to
designated personnel. Forecasted staff, equipment, and supply requirements
based on a master menu. Conducted meetings and collaborated with other personnel
for menu planning, serving arrangements, and related details.
Marine Corps Infantryman, 08/1993 － 10/19951st Battalion, 3rd Marines － Kaneohe Bay, HI
mission of the infantry regiment is to locate, close with, and destroy the
enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel his assault by fire and close combat.
INCLUDED operating and maintaining weapons such as rifles, machine guns,
mortars, and hand grenades; locating, constructing, and camouflaging infantry
positions and equipment; evaluating terrain and recording topographical
information; operating and maintaining field communications equipment;
assessing need for and directing supporting fire; placing explosives and
performing minesweeping activities on land; and participating in basic
reconnaissance operations. Responsible for compiling various tactical field
reports and answering Requests For Information (RFIs).
WEAPONS such as the M16-A2 Service Rifle, the M203 Grenade Launcher and the
M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Served as a scout, assault force, and as a
member of a close combat force. Served as the foundation of the Marine Corps
Infantry Organization, as a fire team member in the rifle squad. Assigned as
Fire Team Rifleman, Assistant Automatic Gunner and Platoon Radio Operator.
American Military University － Charles Town, WV, USABachelor of ArtsGeneral Studies
Coursework Completed, 63 Semester hours completed.
Job Related Training
Dynamics of International Terrorism [February 2009]: The Dynamics of International Terrorism (DIT) course is a course designed to provide students with an awareness and appreciation of the organization, motivation, operational capabilities, and threat posed by terrorists on an international, national, and regional basis. Strong emphasis is placed on protective measures that government personnel and their families can employ to minimize the threat.
Anti-Terrorism Officers Course [February 2009]: The Anti-Terrorism Officers Course (ATOC) is a certification course for DoD Level II Antiterrorism Officer (ATO) training. Graduates of ATOC are ATII-certified and can perform the function of Antiterrorism Officers IAW DoDI 2000.16, DoD Antiterrorism Standards. Anti-Terrorism is addressed focusing on a basic knowledge of the motivation, organization, techniques, operational capabilities, and threat posed by terrorist groups. Strong emphasis is placed on individual protective measures that can be used to minimize the threat, to include OPSEC considerations such as Surveillance Detection Programs (Mobile/Foot) and reporting. Participated in antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP) planning, vulnerability assessments, site surveys, and reporting, as well as familiarization with the technology and techniques associated with AT/FP duties.
Defense Acquisition University : Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) Acquisition Ethics
Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor-Brown Belt : Instruct unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity and rifle/bayonet techniques.
High Risk Personnel Course [September 2006]: The HRP Course is designed for American military personnel who are operating and stationed in high-risk assignments. Course curriculum includes; - Pistol Range safety - Weapon handling - Fundamentals of shooting Malfunctions - Reloads - Concealed Carries and Draw - Shooting positions - Night fire/Flashlight Techniques - Multiple target engagements - Close-in shooting techniques - Strong/Weak-handed shooting - Barricades - Turning and Moving drills.
Gryphon Group Mobile Force Protection Program [March 2006]: Program comprised of classroom and training scenarios to explore the methods, means, and mindset that will enable the war-fighter to handle mistakes, recover from them, and continue to fight and win. The course presents classroom instruction and practical exercises and drills in realistic environments. Tactics taught and mastered include; - Principles of vehicle control that is applicable to any vehicle in the world - "Counter-measures" based on these fundamental universal principles under stress - Regaining control of spun out vehicle, employment of tactical ramming technique to breech vehicular roadblocks, perform an Incapacitated or Downed Driver Take-over Drill under-fire - Tactical Vehicle Intervention technique to force an attacker's vehicle off the road - Full tactical scenario in a running gunfight that utilizes all of the vehicular countermeasures taught. - Tactical scenarios that allow the conduct of bailout drills and counter-fire tactics. - Vehicle tandem movement counter ambush scenarios. - Examine the physical affects that occur when firing bullets through the glass of a vehicle while seated at various positions inside an enclosed moving vehicle. - Live fire break contact tactical scenarios using M-9 Combat Pistol - Examine the physical affects that occur when firing bullets through the glass of a vehicle while seated at various positions inside an enclosed static vehicle.
Marine Special Operations Advisor Course [May 2006]: Course comprised of both classroom instruction and field exercises used to train, evaluate and certify Marines in Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. Curriculum includes; - Global War on Terrorism training - Foreign Internal Defense - Medical Training (Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Deployed Medical Operator Course-Live Tissue) - Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) Full Spectrum - Tactical Level Communications - Foreign Weapons - Small Unit Tactics - Call For Fire/Close Air Support - Fire Support Planning - Tactical Planning - Company Level Operations - Enhanced Marksmanship/Combat Pistol - Urban Combat Operations - Defensive Concealed Pistol/Force Protection - Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection - Instructor and Training Development - Interpreter Operations - Advisory - Culture - Country Team Orientation - Law of War and Human Rights - Basic Demolitions - Mines and IEDs - Crew Served Weapons - Troop Leading Procedures
Emergency Medical Technician-B [May 2005]: Provide immediate and proficient care to critically ill and injured. Open and maintain airways, administer CPR, provide prehospital medical care of simple and multiple symptom traumas.
Commendation Medal (1), Bronze Star w/Combat Distinguishing Device (1), Navy and
Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
w/Combat Distinguishing Device (1), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2), Iraq
Campaign Medal (3), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (1), Global War
on Terrorism Service Medal (1), National Defense Service Medal (2), Good
Conduct Medal (6), Combat Action Ribbon (2), Presidential Unit Citation-Navy
(1), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1), Navy Meritorious Unit Citation (2), Navy
Unit Commendation (1), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (7), Navy and Marine Corps
Overseas Ribbon (3), Marine Security Guard Ribbon (1), NATO Medal (1)
Special Hiring Authority
Preference (5 Points); United States Marine Corps
Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI)