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Moriarty, James E., IV

Archaeologist / Investigator

Archaeological Damage Investigation & Assessment

P.O. Box 217

Groveland, CA 95321

209-***-****

abpchk@r.postjobfree.com

R sum :

Prior to the beginning of my professional career, I spent my childhood and young adult

life in the service of my parents who were archaeologists. By the time I began attending La Jolla

High School, in San Diego California, I was routinely assisting my parents by supervising field

crews conducting archaeological field surveys, identifying, mapping and recording historic and

prehistoric archaeological sites in southern California.

After completing high school I attended the University of San Diego and majored in

history and anthropology. During this period, I continued to assist my parents on numerous

archaeological projects that involved all aspects of fieldwork and laboratory analysis of recovered

archaeological materials. In addition, I became involved in reviewing environmental documents

and preparing archaeological environmental compliance reports. After completing my

undergraduate program I entered the Graduate History Program at the University of San Diego.

After completing my graduate coursework, but prior to completing my graduate thesis, I left the

program and began my professional career in the field of archaeology. To date I have not

completed my graduate thesis.

In 1976, under the instruction of Dive Master James Stewart, I successfully completed an

Advanced SCUBA Diver training program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), in

La Jolla California and received a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)

Advanced SCUBA Diver card.

In January of 1982, I was hired to work on the Fort Irwin Archaeological Project, located

100 kilometers north of Barstow California at the National Desert Warfare Training Center, at

Fort Irwin, CA. For the next four years, I participated in archaeological field surveys, and was

responsible for locating, identifying and recording prehistoric and historic archaeological

resources. This work required meticulous note and record keeping, and resulted in a substantial

number of reports being written. After the Phase I inventory work was completed, I participated

in the Phase II analysis, or data recovery of the archaeological resources, which had been

identified as likely to be impacted by the reactivation and modernization of the base as a training

center. This phase involved the scientific testing of threatened archaeological resources through

the use of a variety of excavation and sampling techniques. This level of testing also required

meticulous documentation and resulted in the recovery of thousands of archaeological resources

and hundreds of scientific samples. Because of my extensive prior training and experience, I was

selected to be a member of the research team assembled to analyze and document the recovered

archaeological resources as well as prepare the various samples to be submitted for specialized

archaeological analysis at laboratories and institutions throughout the country. After this work

was completed, the Phase III mitigation of those archaeological resources, which were to be

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unavoidably impacted, took place. The mitigation of these archaeological resources involved

exhaustive excavation, scientific sampling and laboratory analysis. While working on the Fort

Irwin Archaeological Project, I met and married my wife Sandra, who is also a professional

archaeologist.

In January of 1986, my wife and I moved to Lompoc California. My wife became the

Laboratory Director for the Vandenberg Archaeological Project and I became the Senior

Field/Laboratory Director for Wilcoxon and Associates. I remained in this capacity for two years

and worked predominately out of the Santa Barbara area, doing archaeological environmental

compliance work. During this period, I managed the field and laboratory work for Wilcoxon and

Associates, and supervised the crews on approximately fifteen archaeological field projects along

the Santa Barbara coast and in the Santa Inez Valley.

In February of 1988, I accepted a Temporary Archaeologist position with the United

States Forest Service on the Stanislaus National Forest. I remained in this capacity until 1990

when I was offered a permanent full time position as the Groveland District Archaeologist, on the

Stanislaus National Forest. As the District Archaeologist, I was responsible for the cultural

resource program management at the district level. I supervised between three to fifteen

temporary employees and provided specialist input to the District Staff. During the course of

this work, I was responsible for coordinating the documentation of approximately 1,500 newly

identified archaeological resources and the production of 25 fire salvage archaeological inventory

reports. I also regularly consulted with the local Tribal Groups and the State Historic

Preservation Office, in order to insure compliance with Sections 110 and 106 of the National

Historic Preservation Act.

In 1990, I successfully completed the Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA)

training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, New Mexico.

In 1991, I successfully completed the Basic Police Training Program at the FLETC in

Brunswick Georgia and became a Reserve Law Enforcement Officer, on the Stanislaus National

Forest. During 1991, while working in the dual capacity of Cultural Resource Program Manager

and Reserve Law Enforcement Officer, I participated in two archaeological resource crime

investigations which resulted in the execution of multiple residential search warrants and the

conviction of four individuals for violations of 18 USC 641 (theft of government property) and 18

USC 1361 (damaging government property).

In 1992, I participated in two archaeological resource crime investigations. In the first

case, I was requested by the Tuolumne Band of the Miwok Tribal Group as a dual subject matter

specialist and assisted the Tuolumne County Sheriff s Department with their investigation of an

archaeological resource crime on private land within Tuolumne County. In the second case, I

coordinated the crime scene investigation and the damage assessment of a looted prehistoric site

on the Stanislaus National Forest. I participated in a Presidential Protection Detail on the Sequoia

National Forest. I also participated as an Investigator Instructor presenting current Region 5 case

studies in an ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the U.S. Forest Service in Redding

California.

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In 1993, I successfully completed the FLETC, Drug Enforcement Training Program

(DETP), at Camp San Luis Obispo in California thus beginning my extensive involvement with

narcotics enforcement and investigations in Region 5. Also in 1993, I was name requested and

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assisted the Bureau of Land Management with a complex interagency undercover ARPA

investigation in Billings Montana. During this investigation I assisted the two Case Agents as a

dual subject matter specialist. I helped gather evidence leading to the execution of a search

warrant, and the recovery of hundreds of pieces of evidence. Subsequent to the seizure, I was

tasked with the analysis of the seized artifacts, and produced an appraisal of the collection, which

was used during trial. I also produced link analyses, which lead to the identification of additional

suspects and associates and additional criminal acts. Several spin-off cases, and additional felony

convictions for the Bureau of Land Management and the United States National Park Service,

were generated as a result of these analyses. I helped organize and host a FLETC ARPA Law

Enforcement Class on the Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora California. During this class, I

participated as an Investigator Instructor presenting local case studies and as a role player during

the practical exercises.

In 1994, I participated as a dual subject matter specialist during four archaeological

resource crime investigations. The first case, the Operation Pioneer investigation on the Tahoe

National Forest, was an undercover investigation which targeted an associate of a seasonal Forest

Service employee who was looting prehistoric archaeological resources. The second case

resulted in the execution of multiple residential search warrants and the conviction of three

individuals for violations of 18USC 641 and 18 USC 1361. In the third case, a Bureau of Land

Management multi-agency/multi-state case which was initiated out of Oregon, I assisted by

developing background information on a local suspect, participating in the execution of a

residential search warrant and producing an appraisal of a seized collection of archaeological

resources. In the fourth case, a Mariposa County Sheriff s Department archaeological resource

crime and drug case, I assisted with the execution of a residential search warrant and the

identification of specific archaeological resources recovered as evidence at the residence. In

addition to these four investigations, I was name requested and participated as an Investigator

Instructor in an ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the National Park Service at Sequoia

Kings Canyon National Park. The same year, I also participated in a Society of American

Archaeology (SAA) sponsored Save the Past for the Future II Conference in Breckenridge

Colorado. I participated as a name requested U.S. Forest Service representative to the Law

Enforcement Working Group. Also during 1994, I spent twenty days on the Los Padres National

Forest on a counter drug marijuana assignment conducting surveillance and coordinating

communications with teams in remote locations.

In 1995, I became a fulltime Law Enforcement Officer and was assigned to the Mi-Wok

Ranger District on the Stanislaus National Forest. For the next two years, I shared the law

enforcement program management responsibilities on the district. These responsibilities required

me to interface with the local law enforcement agencies on a regular basis. During this time, I

became involved with a special operation on the Cleveland National Forest. This project,

Operation Linebacker was a multi-agency effort designed to interdict alien and narcotics

smuggling activities within the Cleveland National Forest. Between 1995 and 2000, I was

assigned to this project approximately a dozen times. While participating on these assignments, I

was assigned to the position of Operation s Section Chief on four occasions. As OPS Chief, I

was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the field teams and interfacing with the

numerous cooperating allied agencies. During this year, I was also name requested to analyze

and conduct an archaeological resource appraisal of the recovered Lindauer collection which had

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been seized as a result of an ARPA investigation on the Lassen National Forest. After producing

the appraisal I was called upon to testify in Federal Court as an expert witness. I was also name

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requested to assist the Bureau of Land Management with the execution of a residential search

warrant in connection with an ARPA case they were investigating in Lockford, California. Twice

that same year, I participated as an Investigator Instructor, for the ARPA Module of the Law

Enforcement for Land Managers Program, at the FLETC in Brunswick, Georgia.

In 1996, I participated in two extended assignments on the Cleveland National Forest

working on Operation Linebacker interdicting alien and narcotics smuggling. I also participated,

again, as an Investigator Instructor for the ARPA Module of the Law Enforcement for Land

Managers Program at the FLETC in Brunswick, Georgia. I was also name requested to assist the

Bureau of Land Management as a duel subject matter specialist with an ARPA/Native American

Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) investigation they were conducting in South

Dakota. During this investigation, I inventoried and identified specific archaeological resources

and human remains which had been seized during the investigation. On several occasions, I

participated as a Forest Service representative at meetings of the Central Valley Environmental

Taskforce in Modesto California. Also during this year I participated on the Chow Mein Timber

Theft investigation on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

In 1997, I was reassigned to the Groveland Ranger District. Between 1997 and 2000, I

shared the law enforcement program management responsibilities on the district. Between 1997

and 2003, I assisted the Regional Technical Investigative Equipment (TIE) coordinator with the

assessment, deployment, and TIE support of investigations throughout the Region. I participated

in one two week tour on Operation Linebacker. I participated in the Brown Bear Timber Theft

Investigation, conducting surveillance and documenting with videography the crimes in progress,

as well as, making arrests on site.

In 1998, I participated in two off forest counter drug missions on the Sierra National

Forest, and one mission on the Sequoia National Forest. I participated in an Arson Taskforce on

the Mendocino National Forest conducting surveillance. I participated in an Arson Taskforce on

the Stanislaus National Forest, conducting surveillance and coordinating team assignments. I

participated on a security detail during an herbicide protest at the Stanislaus National Forest

Supervisor s Office in Sonora California. I participated in campground surveillance in

connection with a long term Fee Tube Theft Case on the Sequoia National Forest, and was on the

two person team that made the arrest in that case. Also that year, the Groveland District Ranger

made what I believe was an unprecedented request asking that I participate as a full member of

the District Leadership Team. I discharged my duties as a District Leadership Team member for

approximately the next two years.

In 1999, I participated in five off forest counter drug missions on the Sierra National

Forest, and two missions on the Los Padres National Forest. I participated in an Arson Taskforce

on the Mendocino National Forest. I assisted with the Fire Investigation and cause and origin

determination on the Pilot Fire, on the Stanislaus National Forest. I coordinated the deployment

of TIE in connection with on going thefts at the Groveland Ranger District Administrative site. I

was responsible for coordinating shift and team assignments and was the arresting Officer leading

to the conviction of two individuals for felony State Penal Code violations. I was a member of a

security detail assigned to the New Regional Office in Vallejo California, during the transition

from the old office. I participated as a dual subject matter specialist during an archaeological

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resource crime investigation on the Stanislaus National Forest which, subsequent to my Federal

Grand Jury testimony, led to the indictment and conviction of an individual for 18USC 641 and

18 USC 1361 for removing an historic arrastra (gold ore processing device) from National

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Forest Lands. I received the American Legion Post 58 Forest Service Officer of the Year Award

for Tuolumne County.

In 2000, I assumed the District Law Enforcement Program Management role as the senior

Law Enforcement Officer on the Groveland Ranger District. I participated in six off forest

counter drug missions on the Sierra National Forest, and two missions on the Sequoia National

Forest. I participated on Operation Emerald Mountain (a mass search warrant and arrest sweep in

the Central Valley of California) which was the culmination of a multi-year narcotics

investigation of international Mexican drug cartel families.

In 2001, I was offered a 120 day temporary promotion detail to the Stanislaus Patrol

Captain position. I fully discharged my temporary duties to the satisfaction of the Zone Patrol

Commander, the Law Enforcement Officers I supervised, as well as, the Forest Management

Team and the four District Management Staffs on the Stanislaus. I participated in one counter

drug mission on the Sequoia National Forest. I also coordinated and managed two JTF-6/Team

Wolf counter drug surveillance missions on the Groveland Ranger District. I successfully

completed the Region 5 Short Haul Training Program, and have maintained my certification

annually ever since. (Short Haul, n. - to transport one or more persons externally suspended

below a helicopter for a short distance). I participated as an instructor during an inter-agency

in-service training program with the U.S. Forest Service and the Kern County Sheriff s

Department developed to improve joint tactical counter drug operations. I was involved as a

team member during the court ordered eviction of several individuals (Holden Case) in

connection with an on-going occupancy trespass case on the Tahoe National Forest.

In 2002, I successfully completed the Field Training Officer (FTO) School, (FTO s

supervise and evaluate Law Enforcement Officers recently graduated from the FLETC

Basic Police Program in an apprenticeship style program) in Denver Colorado. Subsequent

to that training, I successfully discharged my FTO duties with three trainees over the course of

several months. On two occasions, I testified before the Federal Grand Jury in Sacramento

California in connection with on-going counter drug investigations of Mexican Drug Trafficking

Organizations (MDTO s) in Region 5. I assumed the responsibility of coordinating the counter

drug program on the Stanislaus National Forest, working closely with the three local county

narcotics teams. In connection with a local MDTO investigation, I obtained a $200,000.00 local

arrest warrant, for a suspect I had identified through surveillance, from Tuolumne County

Superior Court Judge Eleanor Provost. On three occasions, I assisted allied agencies with

bilingual (Spanish), post felony arrest, interviews of hostile Mexican Nationals who had been

captured in marijuana cultivation sites on the Stanislaus National Forest. I coordinated the

investigation and raid/eradication of seven marijuana cultivation sites on the Stanislaus National

Forest. I participated in six off forest raid/eradication projects on the Sierra National Forest. I

participated on Operation Bigfoot (a mass search warrant and arrest sweep in the Central Valley

of California) which was the culmination of a multi-year narcotics investigation of international

Mexican drug cartel families. I participated in the raid/eradication of two marijuana cultivation

sites on the Los Padres National Forest and one site on the Sequoia National Forest. I

participated in an occupancy trespass investigation on the Six Rivers National Forest. I

coordinated two JTF-6/Team Wolf surveillance missions on the Stanislaus National Forest. In

June of 2002, I accepted a one year temporary promotion detail to a Criminal Investigator

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position on the Region 5 Counter Drug Team. I have been annually extended in this capacity

three additional years now.

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In 2003, I successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at

the FLETC in Brunswick Georgia. I successfully completed, as a student, and participated as an

Investigator Instructor in the ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the U.S. Forest Service in

Los Angeles California. I participated as a name requested Cadre Instructor for the two week

DETP at the FLETC in Brunswick Georgia. I coordinated a seven day JTF-6/Team Wolf counter

drug surveillance mission of the Stanislaus National Forest. I successfully completed Orion

Training (real-time GPS tracking and remote monitoring/surveillance). I participated in the

raid/eradication of one marijuana cultivation site on the Sequoia National Forest. I coordinated

the raid/eradication of ten MDTO marijuana cultivation sites on the Stanislaus National Forest. I

participated in a multi-agency one week urban surveillance in connection with Operation

Greenwine, a project targeting the Botello International Drug Trafficking Organization. I

participated for five weeks in a multi-agency urban surveillance in connection with Operation

Montanas Verde, a project targeting the Ramos/Ramirez International Drug Trafficking

Organization. With the retirement of the Regional Technical Investigative Equipment (TIE)

Coordinator here in Region 5, I assumed the temporary role of managing and coordinating the

deployment of TIE throughout the Region. I successfully discharged those duties until the TIE

Coordinator position was permanently filled.

In 2004, I assisted the California Department of Fish and Game with surveillance and

identification of felony suspects in connection with a trophy antler poaching case. I participated

in several weeks of multi-agency urban surveillance and identification of felony suspects in

Modesto California, in connection with Operation Montanas Verde, a project targeting the

Ramos/Ramirez International Drug Trafficking Organization. I participated as a name requested

Cadre Instructor/Class Coordinator for the DETP at the FLETC in Brunswick Georgia. I

organized and presented an overview/briefing of MDTO activity on the Highway 120 corridor to

the Chief Ranger and his command staff at Yosemite National Park. I assisted Yosemite National

Park Special Agents on a two day JTF-6/Team Wolf counter drug recon mission within Yosemite

National Park. I investigated the felony theft of government property from the Groveland Ranger

District leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible, and the recovery of the

stolen property. I organized and participated in a night vision equipment cross-training exercise

with the Tuolumne Narcotics Team, the Tuolumne County Sheriff s Department SWAT, and

Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service personnel. I represented the U.S. Forest

Service at the LUTZ (BLM shooting case, Ranger Martin) sentencing in Sonora California,

demonstrating the U.S. Forest Service s commitment to interagency Law Enforcement solidarity.

I represented the U.S. Forest Service at the annual Peace Officer Memorial in Sonora California.

I organized and coordinated an interagency raid/eradication of a MDTO cultivation site on the

Stanislaus National Forest, apprehended two felony suspects at gun point and conducted two

bilingual (Spanish) felony suspect interviews. I participated as a name requested Investigator

Instructor at a Forest Protection Officer (FPO) training class in, Region 4, Bridgeport California.

I successfully completed Fire Investigation Training (WFI-210) at the McClellan Fire Training

Center. I represented Region 5 for two days at a FLETC Medical Standards focus group meeting

in Sacramento California. I participated in several weeks of surveillance and fieldwork in

connection with Operation Maricoca, a project targeting the Pulido International Drug

Trafficking Organization. I assisted with the cause and origin determination of the Early Fire on

the Stanislaus National Forest. I participated as a name requested Investigator Instructor for the

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ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the National Park Service at Golden Gate National

Recreation Area. I conducted a bilingual (Spanish) felony suspect interview at the Tuolumne

County Jail, in support of the Tuolumne County Sheriff s Department Narcotics Team. I

participated as the U.S. Forest Service representative to the Tuolumne Fire, Interagency Fatality

Investigation. I assisted with locating and documenting the origin and cause of the Little Fire on

the Stanislaus National Forest. I attended as a student and Investigator Instructor the nationally

recognized ARPA Archaeological Damage Assessment Class in Cortez Colorado. I presented a

primitive technology and pre-historic material culture program for the fourth grade at Tanaya

Elementary School. I coordinated the introduction and transfer of a confidential informant from

the Tuolumne Narcotics Team to the U.S. Forest Service and Stanislaus County Drug

Enforcement Unit.

In 2005, I participated in a planning and coordination meeting in support of the nationally

recognized U.S. Forest Service DETP in Grants Pass Oregon. I participated as a name requested

Investigator Instructor for the ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the National Park Service

at Farmington New Mexico. I participated as a name requested cadre instructor for the two week

DETP at the FLETC in Brunswick Georgia. I participate as a name requested Investigator

Instructor for the ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the U.S. Forest Service at Bend

Oregon. Also during 2005/2006, I was assigned, for an eleven month period to the Central

Valley Marijuana Investigation Taskforce (CVMIT) at the Central Valley High Intensity Drug

Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Office in Fresno California. The eleven month investigation of the

Romero International Drug Trafficking Organization, resulted in the arrest of numerous co-

conspirators.

In 2006, I was hired as a Special Agent with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land

Management, Office of Law Enforcement and Security, stationed at the New Mexico State

Office, in Santa Fe New Mexico. I was assigned to investigate archaeological resource violations

throughout the Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico region. During 2006, I participated as a name

requested Investigator Instructor for the Submerged ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the

National Park Service at Biscayne Florida.

In 2007, in addition to continuing with my criminal case work, I participated as a name

requested Investigator Instructor for the Submerged ARPA Law Enforcement Class hosted by the

National Park Service at Lake Mead Nevada.

In 2011, I retired from the Bureau of Land Management and now work as an

Archaeologist / Investigator for the firm of Archaeological Damage Investigation & Assessment

that provides consulting and training on all aspects of archaeological resource protection.

Special Skills:

Professional Archaeologist

Certified Advanced Diver

Certified Short Haul Officer

Bilingual Speaker (English/Spanish)

Firefighter II

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Fire Investigator III

Fifteen years experience with Technical Investigative Equipment

Awards, Citations:

1988 USFS Certificate of Appreciation 1991 USFS Certificate of Merit.

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1991 Certificate of Merit for Forest and District Supervisor of the Year .

1992 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Performance .

1994 USFS Certificate of Merit for Two years Sustained Superior Performance .

1995 Letter of Appreciation from Director LEI to RSAC for participation, as an instructor, in

FLETC LEM class.

1995 USFS Regional Certificate of Merit for Developing and Teaching ARPA for LEM .

1995 Letter of Appreciation from Park Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, for

participation in the Lund manhunt.

1999 Cash Award for exemplary representation of LEI in the leadership of the Groveland

Ranger District through active participation as a full member of the Groveland Ranger

District Leadership Team .

1999 Forest Service Officer of the Year, Tuolumne County, American Legion Post 58.

2001 Cash Award for participation in the Holden Case on the Tahoe National Forest.

2002 Cash Award for your dedication and professionalism as an FTO .

2003 Cash Award for In recognition of sustained superior performance as a Special Agent in

fiscal year 2003 .

References:

Archaeologist Martin McAllister, Archaeological Damage Investigation & Assessment

406-***-****

Archaeologist Larry Murphy, Archaeological Damage Investigation & Assessment

850-***-****

Archaeologist Dabney Ford, National Park Service 505-***-****

Special Agent in Charge Laura Mark, United States Forest Service 303.275. 5253

Patrol Commander Central Zone Mike Turner, United States Forest Service

209-***-****

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Ranger Steve Martin, Bureau of Land Management 435-***-****

Sheriff Jim Mele, Tuolumne County Sheriff s Department 209-***-****

Sub District Ranger Dave Lattamore, Yosemite National Park 209-***-****



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