20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN TRAINING AND OPERATIONS FOR THE U.S. NAVY
Expansive range of duties and leadership opportunities during nine operational deployments in support of Commander Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF). Extensive background in Helicopter Sea Combat -- an accumulated 3,000+ flight hours in multiple airframes to include 900 direct combat flight hours and over 1,500 night vision goggle hours. Lead Petty Officer for real world and training operations of 50+ deployable personnel, providing Direct Action, Personnel Recovery, Combat Search and Rescue, Intelligence, and Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Selected as a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor to perform Advanced Instructor Training (AIT) -- high risk training of over 1,000 Junior Sailors, Marines, and Airmen to prepare them for duties during combat operations. Competent in restraints escape, desert survival, M-9 weapons handling, and implementation of search and rescue missions.
14+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN OPERATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Extensive background in aviation, surface, overland / maritime search and rescue and personnel recovery. Worked in conjunction with military, civil service and government agencies for both Operational and training exercises. Responsible for training and evaluating rescue swimmers for the U.S. Navy, Military Sea Lift Command and Foreign National coalition forces. Operational deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism, multiple shipboard detachments, as well as various training exercises directly associated with Special Operations Forces from all branches of services and coalition forces. Accumulated over 2,000 flight hours in multiple airframes. This also includes over 1,000 night vision goggle hours. Has displayed a dedication and passion for SAR and training agencies of all backgrounds.