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Security Officer

Clarksville, TN
October 15, 2018

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Shannon L. Patterson

**** ***** **.

Clarksville, TN 37040

Tel: 931-***-****

CAREER OBJECTIVE: To fill a School Resource Officer (SRO) position.


20 years of active military service in the United States Air Force

16 years of experience in both collateral and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security field

Cleared for Top Secret information based on a SBPR dated 9 July 2014

Granted access to SCI based on the adjudicative standards set forth in DCID 6/4

Special Security Officer (SSO) for Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Headquarters Air Force Command Section Special Security Representative/Manager


Security Management Skills

Conducted SCI pre-screening interviews to ensure adherence with adjudicative standards

Investigated, analyzed, and reported on SCI security incidents within intelligence units

Assisted personnel in the preparation of Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaires

Processed requests for interim SCI access to the Air Force Central Adjudication Facility

Monitored SCI visit certifications via the Defense Special Security Communication System

Updated Joint Personnel Adjudication System to accurately reflect current access

Performed over 1,400 SCI indoctrinations and debriefing on personnel in a two-years period

Developed internal procedures for transport of SCI via Defense Courier Services (DCS)

Revised and standardized SCI personnel security training materials and briefing handouts

Published a monthly SCI security education newsletter for all base SCI indoctrinated personnel

Advised Air Combat Command on ways to improve higher Headquarters Personnel Industrial Security Program

Revised end-of-day security checklist to ensure proper security of SCIF during non-work hours

Established, conducted, and documented security refresher training for assigned personnel

Organized and conducted in-depth security review of all SCI programs under purview of SSO

Validated and processed over 1200 Single Scope Background Investigations using Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing (eQIP)

Communication Skills

Coordinated with various government organizations to obtain security rulings to ensure compliance

Taught in-depth SCI training for newly indoctrinated members

Counseled senior leaders and members on how best to respond to security determination packages

Constructed easy-to-read stoplight chart for senior leaders to reflect inspection-ready status

Briefed commanders and security managers on requirements to report derogatory issues

Developed and published security emergency action plans and standard operating procedures

Assisted unit commanders to establish security information files on SCI indoctrinated personnel

Updated leadership weekly on security issues that could impact world-wide intelligence operations

Leadership/Management Skills

Led a six-person security team to prepare for a national-level SCI security inspection

Supervised, trained, mentored, and evaluated personnel working in SCI security field

Managed and directed support staff in daily activities as Executive Officer for intelligence unit

Responsible for annual $35K budget supporting SCI security management programs

Computer Skills

Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Developed a MS Word fill-in-the-blank form to document indoctrinations and debriefings

Created a MS Access database to provide statistical data regarding the base SCI program

Implemented a computer based virtual out-processing checklist to ensure integrity of SCI programs


Community College of the Air Force Associates Degree in Information Management

JCAVS Security Management Certification

Certified by the CIA as a Special Control Officer for classified SCI compartment

Defense Intelligence Agency SCI Security Officials Course (80 hours)

USAF SCI Security Management Course (24 hours)

Air Intelligence Agency SCI Security Officials Course (40 hours)

Defense Security Service General Security Training (20 hours)

Defense Security Service Industrial Security Course (32 hours)

Defense Security Service Personnel Security Course (40 hours)

Defense Security Service Physical Security Course (12 hours)

Defense Security Service Temporary Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (T-SCIF) Training

Information Security Program Training

Operations Security Fundamentals Training

Intelligence Oversight Awareness Training

USAF Information Assurance Awareness Training

USAF Quality Improvement and Process Management Training

Senior level leadership and management course (200 hours)

Mid level leadership and management course (240 hours)

Entry level leadership and management course (280 hours)


Aug 10 – Sep 15 Special Security Representative & Manager, Headquarters Air Force Command Section, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

Mar 06 – Aug 10 Chief, Personnel Security & Assistant SSO, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Nov 05 – Mar 06 Special Security Officer, USCENTAF Deployed, Qatar AB

Aug 02 – Nov 05 Chief, Personnel Security & Assistant SSO, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

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