Civil Affairs Specialist
- Demonstrated outstanding competency, teamwork, and commitment to excellence, significantly contributing to the success of Civil Affairs Team 4’s Medical Civic Action Program mission in Uganda from May 16, 2014, to August 15, 2014.
- Displayed exceptional competence in various skills, including emergency response training, recruiting, interface with emergency managers, and preparing soldiers for deployments in unpredictable environments.
- Identified a future project that would enhance the quantity and quality of water supplied to the town, potentially leading to future partnership opportunities between the City of Unalaska, Qawalangi Tribe, and the Department of Defense.
- Ensured Company B had the most realistic training possible in preparation for NTC rotation 15-09, directly contributing to their successful validation exercise.
- Prepared Company B for NTC rotation 15-09, demonstrating competence beyond his pay grade in planning, instructing, and executing multiple training events throughout the year.
- Collaborated with the RRF and the Kuwaiti MPs to provide seamless security during a critical project, ensuring on-time completion and exfil without any obstacles.
- Provided exceptional and essential contributions to a variety of battalion-wide training events focused on mobilizing and deploying to the Horn of Africa, significantly improving the unit’s overall proficiency.
- Coordinated the camp’s joint service volunteer program and organized English discussion and movie nights at local orphanages, fostering trust and positive relationships with the locals.
- Actively sought out female engagements and collaborated with Haramaya POC to deliver a public address on HIV awareness.
- Supported the Dire Dawa FET program and coordinated Ethiopian camp MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) events.
- Led the 411th CA BN’s Field Training Exercise, enhancing the TOC’s ability to manage the fight and facilitating the commander’s command and control.
- Provided vital support to the 411th CA BN’s Field Training Exercise, establishing and maintaining VSAT, Blue Force Tracker, and tactical communications throughout the exercise.
- Achieved sharpshooter qualification on the M9 Qualification Range during the Pre-Mobilization at Ft. Dix, advancing readiness for deployment.
- Oversaw remedial training at the M9 range, providing guidance during multiple iterations until 100% of D CO 490th CA BN became qualified.
- Managed five CAT 4901 contract vehicles and five contract drivers, ensuring efficient and reliable operations.
- Instructed contract drivers on vehicle maintenance and required PMCS (Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services) before each mission, resulting in no equipment failures during the mission.
- Established a driver safety program to ensure all drivers were knowledgeable about commands from the TC (Transportation Coordinator), ensuring no incidents or injuries occurred.
- Identified an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that did not align with CJTF-HOA (Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa) policy, assisting in the revision of the CJTF-HOA’s Pay Agent training curriculum.
- Served as the CA Team Chief for DST Zormat, Afghanistan, arranging numerous KLEs (Key Leader Engagements) with the Sub Governor of the province and other key leaders.
- Represented the 404th CA Bn and hosted several critical KLEs, effectively resolving issues and bringing high-visibility projects back on track.
- Utilized language skills and cultural knowledge to represent CA during key leader engagements in the Dominican Republic, serving as the primary means of communication and earning the trust and confidence of officials, including the Government of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defense and local community leaders.
- Volunteered for a second deployment and demonstrated selfless service by going above and beyond duties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Caribbean and Central America (OEF-CCA).
- Volunteered for deployment to the Dominican Republic, utilizing knowledge of the AOR (Area of Responsibility) to facilitate vehicle movement operations and identify key facilities during civil reconnaissance missions.
- Assisted the team in establishing communications and connectivity with Special Operations Command South (SOCSO), ensuring the team had SIPR (Secret Internet Protocol Router) capabilities during Contingency Operations (CONOP) in remote areas.
- Created and distributed the required theater mission CONOP, providing a foundation for productive Security Force Working Group (SFWG) meetings in three Areas of Interest (AOI) while deployed to the Dominican Republic.
- Developed a modification discipline tracker that analyzed the quality of designs on projects throughout Israel during his four-month deployment.
- Deployed to Israel and fulfilled the role of project engineer, providing assistance in project closeouts and negotiating change orders.
Civil Information Management Chief
- Served as the Civil Information Management Chief for the United States Army South Headquarters, Civil Military Operations (G-9).
- Made significant contributions to the initial development and success of a Civil Information Management Cell.
- Went beyond his MOS to provide training to the S2 section, teaching an Active Listening Skill class and Physical Readiness Training (PRT).
Civil Affairs Team Medic
- Oversaw the health and welfare of CAT-6 as the Team Medic during deployment to Camp Singo, Uganda.
- Responded to support missions on short notice, contributing to CAT-6’s successful completion of the CIMIC/CA Tactical training course.
- Dedicated long hours to researching, planning, developing, coaching, and mentoring future CIMIC/CA Soldiers in the Ugandan Peoples Defense Forces.
- Assisted in the training of over 70 soldiers from Ugandan Battle groups 25 and 26 prior to their deployment, improving their survival ability.
- Processed over 20 APACS personnel clearances and 7 military clearances for Exercise Southern Accord 2015 at USDAO Lusaka, Zambia.
- Planned, organized, and executed multiple movements, lodging, and meetings between MG Williams, VA Franken, and their Zambian counterparts in the absence of the OPSCO.
Air Load Planning NCOIC
- Made all necessary arrangements for the successful deployment and redeployment of all 47th Civil Support Team equipment.
- Supervised the review and adjustment of over one hundred line items during Joint Inspections, completing the process flawlessly with both 172nd AW aerial port and Andrews AFB aerial port.
- Served as the Engagement Officer for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Mosul, Iraq during Operation New Dawn.
- Improved operational procedures within the PRT, streamlining collaboration between the Departments of State, Justice, USAID, the Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Defense.
- Served as a trusted advisor to the PRT Team Leader, a member of the Senior Executive Service, sustaining the PRT as the premier joint, multinational, and interagency organization in Iraq.
- Coordinated daily with the movement support element, enabling 4 air movements and 35 ground movements in support of ambassadors within the Department of State and General Officers.
- Arranged and attended over 45 off-the-FOB ground and air movements in a combat environment, enabling the PRT Team Leader to focus on his engagements.
- Prepared the PRT Team Leader for successful engagements by researching participants and providing talking points, facilitating the expression of U.S. strategic policy in Ninewa Province.
- Coordinated daily activities in support of the PRT and planned and executed all missions for the PRT Team Leader.
- Developed a proactive schedule of Key Leader Engagements (KLEs), providing GOI ministers, Provincial Government officials, general officers, and Brigade Commanders with continuity and a communication avenue.
- Forged new relationships with adjacent units to ensure superior support of PRT missions, reducing delays due to material or personnel support to zero.
- Instructed Medical Proficiency Classes and Combat Lifesaver’s Tasks to 9 Afghan LNOs, achieving 100% qualification of all Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Patrol members assigned to the Khyber Joint Border Coordination Center.
- Assisted the Khyber Joint Border Coordination Center’s medical staff in qualifying, achieving certification ahead of schedule without deviating from the course objectives.
- Served as a J2 Fusion NCO at the Khyber Joint Border Coordination Center, integrating the efforts of multiple units while reducing duplication.
- Taught professional military development classes to Pakistan Military Liaison Officers, obtaining a common operational picture that served as a foundation for joint efforts.
- Instructed classes on Land Navigation, Map Reading, Afghanistan Terrain Features, Military Acronyms and Symbols, improving readiness and solidifying terms of engagement.
Weapons Loan Specialist
- Ensured 100% accountability of all equipment valued at $5 million at Camp Atterbury Maneuver Training Center.
- Implemented a tracking program for civilian-issued weapons, achieving a 100% return rate and accountability resulting in the completion of a AAA audit with no errors on 8,823 property book items.
- Provided APFT guidance to 12 fellow soldiers, resulting in 7 improved APFT scores of 230 or above and 5 passing.
Host Nation Liaison Officer
- Developed professional relationships with host nation special operations command leadership, obtaining access to and support for training sites.
- Arranged access to training sites and scheduled 250 training events, 73 logistics convoys, and the sustainment of mission-critical skills for special operators during six months of crisis response readiness.
Aide de Camp
- Coordinated the Commanding General’s travel, combining trips and producing a savings of over $3,000.
- Established, coordinated, and maintained the 352nd Civil Affairs Command and Commanding General’s calendar.
- Trained and qualified D CO 3-1SWTG (A) Soldiers to deploy in support of Civil Affairs operations around the world.
- Mentored Soldiers during the course of instruction, providing professional and personal counseling throughout the course.
Claims Advanced Training Coordinator
- Served as a DRR Resolutions and Receivership Specialist for DRR Claims while assigned to the Claims Advanced Training Team.
- Coordinated the first SME meetings, restoring order and improving working relationships in a chaotic and misunderstood assignment.
- Arranged meetings in response to lack of progress, bringing the department SMEs together for the first time and streamlining operations.
- Followed up regularly with all departments, producing the lowest project breakdown rate in three years and critical to the safety of FDIC personnel involved with the Deposit Claims Advanced Training.
FIST Sr NCO Advisor
- Served as the Task Force Arrowhead Master Driver, senior NCO FIST advisor, and maintenance NCOIC for Team Goliad and Security Force Adviser Team 46.
- Trained 17 soldiers in the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade on welding, expanding capability to support many outside units.