Resume du Jour – Thomas F. Thaler – Ret. Col. USMC

Thomas F. Thaler

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

(757) 589-3202

ThomasFThaler@gmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:   Operations Director, Training Management, Logistics, Base Support Operations

Thomas F. Thaler, Col. (USMC, Hon. Ret.)

Thomas F. Thaler, Col. (USMC, Hon. Ret.)

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 25+ years, Leadership, Management, Joint/Military Operations, US Marine Corps (Hon. Ret.)
  • 6 years, Defense Contracting; Business Development
  • 4 years, M1A1 Main Battle Tank New Equipment Training Team
  • 5 years, CO Military Training Management / Operations Staff Officer, NATO Exercises
  • 5 years, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces
  • 1 year, Logistics Management, Afghanistan
  • 6 months, Iraqi Army Trainer/Advisor, Base Commander

 

CLEARANCE:   DoD, Top Secret (Adj.: 10/11; Exp.: 10/21)

CITIZENSHIP:               U.S. Citizen, Passport (Est.:05/09; Exp.: 05/19)

WORK PREF.: OCONUS (Worldwide Deployable)/CONUS

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

09/14 – present, Doctrine Developer, Joint Training and Maritime Solutions

SAIC, Joint Expeditionary Base, Fort Story-Little Creek, VA

 

  • Develop and update Navy and Marine Corps doctrine publications addressing upgrades to surface ships involving new weapons technology and tactical employment; incorporate doctrine into training curriculum
  • Review and revise Navy tactics, techniques and procedures manuals relevant to Joint Command and Control organizations, Joint Fires Officers and Combat Information Center (CIC) teams, and Surface Warfare/Tactical Action Officers (TAO)

 

03/13 – 09/14: Construction & Remodeling (private project); Student, Defense Industry and Program Management (PMP) courses

 

03/12 – 03/13, Coordinator of Logistic, Integration & Planning (CLIPR) SME

LINC Government Services, Fayetteville, NC (Afghanistan)

 

  • Managed logistics support / programs to support the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) through NATO Training Mission Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) Headquarters and Regional Support Commands (RSC) via planning, integration, analysis, and presentation of integrated logistics actions via a contract vehicle
  • Prepared daily, weekly, and monthly reports/briefings to Commander RSC-E and weekly briefings to Deputy Commander for Support Operations (Flag/General Officer)
  • Developed and supported staff functions of 17 staff members, including Operations, Logistics, Administration, Communications, Budget, Contracting, Engineering, Security, and Training
  • Conducted Logistics Support events and logistic meetings and seminars (for sub-contractors: Alpha-Omega, MPRI, and DynCorp)
  • Subject Matter Expert for coordination of the Support Operations branch, including cross-support with Ministry of Interior/Afghan National Police (MoI/ANP)

 

05/10 – 03/12, Capture Manager, Business Development

Global Mission Solutions, BAE Systems Solutions, Hampton, VA

 

  • Responsible for acquisition of new Training and Support-oriented business in the greater Hampton Roads / DC Metro area of Virginia
  • Target opportunities included contracts with US Navy and Coast Guard covering Warfare and Training Support activities, including Program and Project Management, Analytical Support, IT Support, Advisory and Consulting Services, and Human Terrain Analysis

 

12/06 – 05/10, Business Development Analyst, Senior Staff

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Suffolk, VA

 

  • Lead Liaison for Advanced Concepts Protection Organizations’ (ACPO) business development for Homeland Defense and Security Laboratory at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation
  • Responsibilities included managing laboratory content valued at $3-5M
  • Managed daily operations including: Flag Officer Briefings, visiting NATO officials, corporate partners, potential customers; assisting in Joint Experimentation process; Team Leader support for Joint and service branch specific exercises
  • Conducted weekly tours and demonstrations and customer shaped events for Homeland Security and Missile Defense Stakeholders
  • Corporate lead for the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (DP/ER) Strategic Mission thread focused on investigating new business opportunities for future growth with the Department of Homeland Security and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Initiated Outreach Program and briefs to six Lockheed Martin Business Units and 40 external customers, to investigate local, national, and international markets; results were opportunities to extend business of a priority program for homeland security technology
  • Secured $1.5M for cross-corporate concept development project concentrating on Executive Branch Command, Control, and Communication (C3) in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for White House Military Office and Presidential Helicopter Squadron
  • Conducted customer calls, participation in exercises, seminars and planning meetings pertaining to new business phase of business development while supporting capture efforts through participation in Blue, Gold, Pink and Red Teams for Proposal Development and Submission phase

 

1973 – 2005, Colonel, US Marine Corps (US, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Iraq)

 

  • Tank, Assault Amphibian, Acquisition, Logistics Services, Air-Ground Task Force Support, Formal Schools Instructor, Doctrine Development & Requirements Compilation, JOC/TOC Operations, Recruit Training, and Staff Officer, US Navy Fleet Forces Command

 

07/03 – 12/05, Colonel, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces Command; Military Advisor to Iraqi Army, Al Kasik Military Training Base, Iraq (Deployed)

 

  • Provide support to Commander, USFFC in matters pertaining to Marine Corps amphibious operations; scheduling and coordination of amphibious shipping requirements
  • Participate in staff planning, scenario development, role playing and execution of Fleet and Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare Training (EWT) exercises and readiness evaluations
  • Provide senior level expertise to USFF N-3 regarding Operations &Training, as well as N-5 regarding Plans & Policy decisions pertaining to EWT
  • Coordinate with USMC units (MARFORLANT) and respective staffs for policy development regarding the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) concept
  • Managed logistics and infrastructure, base defense, construction management, training, and sustainment of approximately 4,000-5,000 multi-national, multi-cultural base population of South Africans, Britons, Americans, Australians, and Iraqis
  • Devised/implemented a successful fuel conservation program which saved 32,000 gallons weekly; implemented water conservation program, prioritizing usage, allowing for maintenance of critical services while reducing overall base requirement of 600k liters to 140K liters daily; cutting requirements, transportation costs, and associated risks by 60%+
  • Conducted routine Risk Assessment and updated Installation Risk Management Plan in concert with Iraqi Army

 

06/01 – 07/03, Colonel, Commanding Officer

Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, US Marine Corps, San Diego, CA

 

  • Managed and provided sustainment training, leadership, and guidance to 525 drill instructors, 86 company and field grade officers, and 63 other ranks
  • Responsible for education, training, logistics, and health of 20,000+ Marine Recruits (annually)
  • Improved effort to standardize Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) Clinic policy and treatment of entry level training injuries at the Marine Corps’ west coast boot camp

 

06/99 – 05/01, Colonel, Operations Staff Officer

US Marine Corps, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

 

  • Team-member of NATO Military Chairmen’s speech writing cell during 1999 Kosovo Crisis entailing the composition of daily speeches during the six month period
  • Presented briefings to the NATO Military Committee, NATO military officers (including Generals and Admirals) from respective member nations, focusing on multi-national and combined operations using NATO forces
  • Conflict resolution per troop numbers, assets to theatre, rules of engagement and political issues of distinctive national and international concerns among member nations was routine
  • Member of three person team charged to design a computer based, distributed education system to utilize distance learning to train multinational staffs for NATO Exercises

 

12/95 – 06/97, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer, Tank Battalion

US Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC

 

  • Commanded one of two Tank Battalions in Marine Corps, inventory valued at $200M / 800 men
  • Leadership challenges included multiple deployments for internal units for duty in the Caribbean, the Middle-East, and Far East
  • Commanded Tank Battalion in Joint and Combined Operations involving British, Canadian, and other foreign forces (Partnership For Peace members including emerging democracies from former Warsaw Pact nations: Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, and Estonia)

 

1993 – 1995, Lieutenant Colonel, Head

Operations Division, Amphibious Warfare School

US Marine Corps, Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA

 

1992 – 1993, Major (student & Academic Committee Chairman)

Naval College of Command and Staff, Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI

 

1988 – 1992, Major, Project Officer, New Equipment Training Team, M1A1 Main Battle Tank

US Marine Corps, Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 1993, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies; United States Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • 1983, Master of Arts, Public Administration; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • 1976, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Saint Michael’s College, Colchester Park, VT

 

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 2013, Project Management Training (PMP), Project Management Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2008, Capture Manager’s Institute, Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda, MD
  • 2008, Customer Relations Institute, Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda, MD
  • 2007, Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation, Suffolk VA
  • 2007, Customer Value Conversations, Sinequanon Group, Manassas, VA
  • 2007, Mastering Business Development, Mastering Business Development Institute (MBDI), Arlington, VA
  • 2006, Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Department of Defense, Fort Monroe, VA
  • 1999, Graduate, NATO Defense College

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING PROGRAMS:

 

  • 1999 – 2001, Operations Officer/Exercise/Training Branch; re-wrote NATO Exercise Manual for training NATO forces to participate in NATO and Western European Union Exercises
  • 1993 – 1995, Branch Head, Operations Department, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Course Developer/Instructor for Career Level Course for Marine Officers in all aspects of Expeditionary Warfare
  • 1988 – 1992, Officer In Charge, M1A1 Main Battle Tank New Equipment Training Team; trained 2,400+ Marine Tank Crewmen (Officer & Enlisted) all aspects – M1A1 Main Battle Tank
  • 1985 – 1986, Assistant Operations Officer/Training Officer for 27th Marine Regiment; Ensured all Marine Corps-directed training executed and documented according to standing regulations; Oversight included oversight included five battalions: Tank, Infantry, Artillery, Armored Reconnaissance and reinforced Assault Amphibian Company
  • 1981 – 1984, US Army Armor School; Instructor of Offensive and Defensive Tactics; Tank Gunnery Instructor for the M60A1, M60A3 and M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank for Armor Officer Basic and Armor Officer Advanced Courses

 

RECOGNITIONS / MILITARY AWARDS:

 

  • Legion of Merit, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces Command
  • Bronze Star, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Kasik, Iraq
  • Legion of Merit, Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment , Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  • Defense Superior Service Medal, Exercise and Training Branch, NATO International Military Staff, Brussels, Belgium
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Operation Allied Force (Kosovo Crisis)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Commanding Officer, 2d Tank Battalion/ Deputy G3, 2d Marine Division
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Branch Head, Operations Division, Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA
  • Navy Commendation Medal, M1A1 New Equipment Training Team, Marine Corps Acquisition Command
  • Army Commendation Medal, Instructor, Gunnery Division, US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, KY
  • “Hibbs Award” for Outstanding Instructor, Weapons Department, US Army Armor School
  • Army Achievement Medal, Instructor, Command and Staff Department, US Army Armor School

 

MEMBERSHIPS / ORGANIZATIONS / VOLUNTEER:

 

  • 2013 – present, Member, Veteran of Foreign Wars
  • 2007 – present, Member, American Legion
  • 2001 – present, Life Member, Military Officers Association of America
  • 2005 – present, Member, Disabled American Veterans
  • 2012 – present, Volunteer, Special Olympics, Winners Circle
  • 2011 – present, Member, Emergency Care & Safety Institution
  • 1981 – present, Member, U.S. Calvary & Armor Association
  • 1976 – present, Member, The Marine Corps Association
  • 1971 – present, Member, National Eagle Scout Association

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: AAV, Academic, ACPO, acquisition, Administration, Advisor, Afghanistan, Air-Ground, Amphibious, Analyst, ANSF, Armored, Army, Artillery, Assault, Battalion, Battle, Budget, business, C3, campaign, Capture, CLIPR, Combat, Command, Combat Information Center (CIC), construction, Consulting, Contracting, CSSD-33, curriculum, Defense, Depot, Disaster, DoD, doctrine, DP/ER, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Equipment, exercises, Expeditionary, Fleet Forces, Gunnery, Helicopter, Infantry, infrastructure, Instructor, inventory, investigate, Joint Forces, Leadership, Liaison, Logistics, Management, Marine Corps, marketing, Military, NATO, Navy, Officer, Operations, personnel, Policy/Planning, Program, Project Manager, Program Manager, Proposal, Protection, Reconnaissance, reports/briefings, Scheduling, Security, Staff, Strategic, sub-contractors, SUPCOM, Systems, Trainer / Training, transportation, Warfare, Weapons

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Resume du Jour – Thomas F. Thaler – Ret. Col. USMC

Thomas F. Thaler

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

(757) 589-3202

ThomasFThaler@gmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:   Operations Director, Training Management, Logistics, Base Support Operations

Thomas F. Thaler, Col. (USMC, Hon. Ret.)

Thomas F. Thaler, Col. (USMC, Hon. Ret.)

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

 

  • 25+ years, Leadership, Management, Joint/Military Operations, US Marine Corps (Hon. Ret.)
  • 6 years, Defense Contracting; Business Development
  • 4 years, M1A1 Main Battle Tank New Equipment Training Team
  • 5 years, CO Military Training Management / Operations Staff Officer, NATO Exercises
  • 5 years, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces
  • 1 year, Logistics Management, Afghanistan
  • 6 months, Iraqi Army Trainer/Advisor, Base Commander

 

CLEARANCE:   DoD, Top Secret (Adj.: 10/11; Exp.: 10/21)

CITIZENSHIP:               U.S. Citizen, Passport (Est.:05/09; Exp.: 05/19)

WORK PREF.: OCONUS (Worldwide Deployable)/CONUS

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:

 

09/14 – present, Doctrine Developer, Joint Training and Maritime Solutions

SAIC, Joint Expeditionary Base, Fort Story-Little Creek, VA

 

  • Develop and update Navy and Marine Corps doctrine publications addressing upgrades to surface ships involving new weapons technology and tactical employment; incorporate doctrine into training curriculum
  • Review and revise Navy tactics, techniques and procedures manuals relevant to Joint Command and Control organizations, Joint Fires Officers and Combat Information Center (CIC) teams, and Surface Warfare/Tactical Action Officers (TAO)

 

03/13 – 09/14: Construction & Remodeling (private project); Student, Defense Industry and Program Management (PMP) courses

 

03/12 – 03/13, Coordinator of Logistic, Integration & Planning (CLIPR) SME

LINC Government Services, Fayetteville, NC (Afghanistan)

 

  • Managed logistics support / programs to support the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) through NATO Training Mission Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) Headquarters and Regional Support Commands (RSC) via planning, integration, analysis, and presentation of integrated logistics actions via a contract vehicle
  • Prepared daily, weekly, and monthly reports/briefings to Commander RSC-E and weekly briefings to Deputy Commander for Support Operations (Flag/General Officer)
  • Developed and supported staff functions of 17 staff members, including Operations, Logistics, Administration, Communications, Budget, Contracting, Engineering, Security, and Training
  • Conducted Logistics Support events and logistic meetings and seminars (for sub-contractors: Alpha-Omega, MPRI, and DynCorp)
  • Subject Matter Expert for coordination of the Support Operations branch, including cross-support with Ministry of Interior/Afghan National Police (MoI/ANP)

 

05/10 – 03/12, Capture Manager, Business Development

Global Mission Solutions, BAE Systems Solutions, Hampton, VA

 

  • Responsible for acquisition of new Training and Support-oriented business in the greater Hampton Roads / DC Metro area of Virginia
  • Target opportunities included contracts with US Navy and Coast Guard covering Warfare and Training Support activities, including Program and Project Management, Analytical Support, IT Support, Advisory and Consulting Services, and Human Terrain Analysis

 

12/06 – 05/10, Business Development Analyst, Senior Staff

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Suffolk, VA

 

  • Lead Liaison for Advanced Concepts Protection Organizations’ (ACPO) business development for Homeland Defense and Security Laboratory at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation
  • Responsibilities included managing laboratory content valued at $3-5M
  • Managed daily operations including: Flag Officer Briefings, visiting NATO officials, corporate partners, potential customers; assisting in Joint Experimentation process; Team Leader support for Joint and service branch specific exercises
  • Conducted weekly tours and demonstrations and customer shaped events for Homeland Security and Missile Defense Stakeholders
  • Corporate lead for the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (DP/ER) Strategic Mission thread focused on investigating new business opportunities for future growth with the Department of Homeland Security and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Initiated Outreach Program and briefs to six Lockheed Martin Business Units and 40 external customers, to investigate local, national, and international markets; results were opportunities to extend business of a priority program for homeland security technology
  • Secured $1.5M for cross-corporate concept development project concentrating on Executive Branch Command, Control, and Communication (C3) in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for White House Military Office and Presidential Helicopter Squadron
  • Conducted customer calls, participation in exercises, seminars and planning meetings pertaining to new business phase of business development while supporting capture efforts through participation in Blue, Gold, Pink and Red Teams for Proposal Development and Submission phase

 

1973 – 2005, Colonel, US Marine Corps (US, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Iraq)

 

  • Tank, Assault Amphibian, Acquisition, Logistics Services, Air-Ground Task Force Support, Formal Schools Instructor, Doctrine Development & Requirements Compilation, JOC/TOC Operations, Recruit Training, and Staff Officer, US Navy Fleet Forces Command

 

07/03 – 12/05, Colonel, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces Command; Military Advisor to Iraqi Army, Al Kasik Military Training Base, Iraq (Deployed)

 

  • Provide support to Commander, USFFC in matters pertaining to Marine Corps amphibious operations; scheduling and coordination of amphibious shipping requirements
  • Participate in staff planning, scenario development, role playing and execution of Fleet and Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare Training (EWT) exercises and readiness evaluations
  • Provide senior level expertise to USFF N-3 regarding Operations &Training, as well as N-5 regarding Plans & Policy decisions pertaining to EWT
  • Coordinate with USMC units (MARFORLANT) and respective staffs for policy development regarding the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) concept
  • Managed logistics and infrastructure, base defense, construction management, training, and sustainment of approximately 4,000-5,000 multi-national, multi-cultural base population of South Africans, Britons, Americans, Australians, and Iraqis
  • Devised/implemented a successful fuel conservation program which saved 32,000 gallons weekly; implemented water conservation program, prioritizing usage, allowing for maintenance of critical services while reducing overall base requirement of 600k liters to 140K liters daily; cutting requirements, transportation costs, and associated risks by 60%+
  • Conducted routine Risk Assessment and updated Installation Risk Management Plan in concert with Iraqi Army

 

06/01 – 07/03, Colonel, Commanding Officer

Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, US Marine Corps, San Diego, CA

 

  • Managed and provided sustainment training, leadership, and guidance to 525 drill instructors, 86 company and field grade officers, and 63 other ranks
  • Responsible for education, training, logistics, and health of 20,000+ Marine Recruits (annually)
  • Improved effort to standardize Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) Clinic policy and treatment of entry level training injuries at the Marine Corps’ west coast boot camp

 

06/99 – 05/01, Colonel, Operations Staff Officer

US Marine Corps, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

 

  • Team-member of NATO Military Chairmen’s speech writing cell during 1999 Kosovo Crisis entailing the composition of daily speeches during the six month period
  • Presented briefings to the NATO Military Committee, NATO military officers (including Generals and Admirals) from respective member nations, focusing on multi-national and combined operations using NATO forces
  • Conflict resolution per troop numbers, assets to theatre, rules of engagement and political issues of distinctive national and international concerns among member nations was routine
  • Member of three person team charged to design a computer based, distributed education system to utilize distance learning to train multinational staffs for NATO Exercises

 

12/95 – 06/97, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer, Tank Battalion

US Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC

 

  • Commanded one of two Tank Battalions in Marine Corps, inventory valued at $200M / 800 men
  • Leadership challenges included multiple deployments for internal units for duty in the Caribbean, the Middle-East, and Far East
  • Commanded Tank Battalion in Joint and Combined Operations involving British, Canadian, and other foreign forces (Partnership For Peace members including emerging democracies from former Warsaw Pact nations: Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, and Estonia)

 

1993 – 1995, Lieutenant Colonel, Head

Operations Division, Amphibious Warfare School

US Marine Corps, Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA

 

1992 – 1993, Major (student & Academic Committee Chairman)

Naval College of Command and Staff, Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI

 

1988 – 1992, Major, Project Officer, New Equipment Training Team, M1A1 Main Battle Tank

US Marine Corps, Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 1993, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies; United States Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • 1983, Master of Arts, Public Administration; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • 1976, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Saint Michael’s College, Colchester Park, VT

 

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 2013, Project Management Training (PMP), Project Management Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2008, Capture Manager’s Institute, Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda, MD
  • 2008, Customer Relations Institute, Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda, MD
  • 2007, Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation, Suffolk VA
  • 2007, Customer Value Conversations, Sinequanon Group, Manassas, VA
  • 2007, Mastering Business Development, Mastering Business Development Institute (MBDI), Arlington, VA
  • 2006, Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Department of Defense, Fort Monroe, VA
  • 1999, Graduate, NATO Defense College

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING PROGRAMS:

 

  • 1999 – 2001, Operations Officer/Exercise/Training Branch; re-wrote NATO Exercise Manual for training NATO forces to participate in NATO and Western European Union Exercises
  • 1993 – 1995, Branch Head, Operations Department, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Course Developer/Instructor for Career Level Course for Marine Officers in all aspects of Expeditionary Warfare
  • 1988 – 1992, Officer In Charge, M1A1 Main Battle Tank New Equipment Training Team; trained 2,400+ Marine Tank Crewmen (Officer & Enlisted) all aspects – M1A1 Main Battle Tank
  • 1985 – 1986, Assistant Operations Officer/Training Officer for 27th Marine Regiment; Ensured all Marine Corps-directed training executed and documented according to standing regulations; Oversight included oversight included five battalions: Tank, Infantry, Artillery, Armored Reconnaissance and reinforced Assault Amphibian Company
  • 1981 – 1984, US Army Armor School; Instructor of Offensive and Defensive Tactics; Tank Gunnery Instructor for the M60A1, M60A3 and M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank for Armor Officer Basic and Armor Officer Advanced Courses

 

RECOGNITIONS / MILITARY AWARDS:

 

  • Legion of Merit, Fleet Marine Officer, US Fleet Forces Command
  • Bronze Star, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Kasik, Iraq
  • Legion of Merit, Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment , Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  • Defense Superior Service Medal, Exercise and Training Branch, NATO International Military Staff, Brussels, Belgium
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Operation Allied Force (Kosovo Crisis)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Commanding Officer, 2d Tank Battalion/ Deputy G3, 2d Marine Division
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Branch Head, Operations Division, Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA
  • Navy Commendation Medal, M1A1 New Equipment Training Team, Marine Corps Acquisition Command
  • Army Commendation Medal, Instructor, Gunnery Division, US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, KY
  • “Hibbs Award” for Outstanding Instructor, Weapons Department, US Army Armor School
  • Army Achievement Medal, Instructor, Command and Staff Department, US Army Armor School

 

MEMBERSHIPS / ORGANIZATIONS / VOLUNTEER:

 

  • 2013 – present, Member, Veteran of Foreign Wars
  • 2007 – present, Member, American Legion
  • 2001 – present, Life Member, Military Officers Association of America
  • 2005 – present, Member, Disabled American Veterans
  • 2012 – present, Volunteer, Special Olympics, Winners Circle
  • 2011 – present, Member, Emergency Care & Safety Institution
  • 1981 – present, Member, U.S. Calvary & Armor Association
  • 1976 – present, Member, The Marine Corps Association
  • 1971 – present, Member, National Eagle Scout Association

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: AAV, Academic, ACPO, acquisition, Administration, Advisor, Afghanistan, Air-Ground, Amphibious, Analyst, ANSF, Armored, Army, Artillery, Assault, Battalion, Battle, Budget, business, C3, campaign, Capture, CLIPR, Combat, Command, Combat Information Center (CIC), construction, Consulting, Contracting, CSSD-33, curriculum, Defense, Depot, Disaster, DoD, doctrine, DP/ER, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Equipment, exercises, Expeditionary, Fleet Forces, Gunnery, Helicopter, Infantry, infrastructure, Instructor, inventory, investigate, Joint Forces, Leadership, Liaison, Logistics, Management, Marine Corps, marketing, Military, NATO, Navy, Officer, Operations, personnel, Policy/Planning, Program, Project Manager, Program Manager, Proposal, Protection, Reconnaissance, reports/briefings, Scheduling, Security, Staff, Strategic, sub-contractors, SUPCOM, Systems, Trainer / Training, transportation, Warfare, Weapons

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