• Signed for and conducted inventory of all new Over Water equipment, including 204 LISA suits, 175 LPU-40 flotation collars, 88 SEA LVII egress bottles, and a Mobile Refill Station.
  • Rebuilt, inspected, and placed into service over 40% of all new Over Water equipment within 45 days of receipt, ensuring their operational readiness.
  • Served as a diver at the Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project, providing daily reports on the construction progress.
  • Certified the safe condition of work performed and overall structural integrity of the Olmsted Dam, ensuring its reliability and functionality.
  • Completed 11 MK-16 test dives and 7 decompression dives in the Ocean Simulation Facility to certify new equipment for fielding.
  • Assisted in the training of over 1,000 special forces personnel at the U.S. Army Underwater Swim School in Key West, ensuring realistic and safe qualification training.
  • Supported the Olmstead Dam Project and the Louisville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, contributing to the successful completion of the project.
  • Led a team of 6 soldiers to establish an efficient company command post, effectively tracking training and construction project metrics for the entire Task Force.
  • Established a work/rest schedule and dive bill to maintain round-the-clock progress, optimizing productivity and efficiency.
  • Maintained qualification and certification of a NAVSEA certified diving system, ensuring compliance with safety and operational standards.
  • Aided in the testing of the MK-16 Re-breather Modernization protocol, streamlining its early adoption by special forces.
  • Trained new personnel in local diving operations and conditions, marine mammal systems, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) procedures.
  • Participated in Deep Submergence Unit’s Submarine Rescue Chamber class, preparing for emergency operations in support of joint goals.
  • Assisted every element across the Task Force in establishing their respective reporting and recording procedures, preventing delays in operations.
  • Played a key role as a member of the Olmstead DAM team, providing critical services at the project site and in contract development.
  • Completed 12 MK-16 test dives and 12 profile decompression dives in the Ocean Simulation Facility (OSF) to achieve certification.
  • Ensured the adoption of significant life support equipment improvements required for the special forces’ continued success in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
  • Supervised 30 dives in covert operational environments during inclement weather, achieving a 100% success rate.
  • Maintained the morale, welfare, and development of 8 soldiers despite the challenges of deployment.
  • Ensured the proper maintenance of one Buffalo, one Husky with Generation II GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), and two Mine-Resistant Armored Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
  • Served as a tender, knife switch operator, and standby diver for the 86th Engineer Dive Detachment, fulfilling critical roles in dive operations.
  • Managed and maintained 100% accountability of over $1,000,000 worth of company construction equipment, ensuring readiness and preventing losses.
  • Trained multiple diver candidates, successfully adding three divers to support the Gulf mine clearance mission, enhancing the team’s capabilities.
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