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Security Specialist

Suitland, MD
November 19, 2018

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David Yarborough III

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

Suitland, Md 20746

Phone: 301-***-****



Seeking a position that utilizes the leadership, management, security, law enforcement, personnel security, and armorer experiences I have developed in the military and federal government work settings, along with superior supervisory skills and candid customer service skills.


Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

Security Specialist, Washington, D.C. –1 July 2018 to Present, (40 Hr/wk)

•Supporting efforts to initiate, process, and adjudicate security clearances using knowledge of background investigations, security principles, and eligibility for access to classified information.

•Assists with the development of electronic training modules to facilitate indoctrinations and briefing clearance holders on their security responsibilities.

•Advises organizations on security policies and procedures to ensure sensitive information and equipment are secure.

•Develops and evaluates policies and procedures, to ensure an organization’s national security information, is not compromised, stolen, damaged or misused.

•Prepares written directives, instructions, policies and procedures related to security programs and issues.


Unarmed Security Officer, Annandale, VA. –1 Apr 2018 to Present, (20 Hr/wk)

Patrols on foot, in a motor vehicle or on other motorized conveyances as designated and is assigned to one or more areas of the park to prevent and detect, violations of the law.

Maintains order within the park; promotes public understanding of laws and ordinances and cooperation in their enforcement; directs pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic; provides first aid in cases of emergency; supplies information to the public pertaining to the park and its collection in a direct and courteous manner; also assists the public whenever possible in a similar manner.

•Takes immediate command at scenes of crimes, accidents, incidents and other emergency situations until relieved by a supervisor.

Provides crowd control and summons necessary assistance.

•Communicates accurate and concise information about accidents, incidents, and other police problems to other police officers or to citizens.

•Protects public officials, prisoners, citizens in danger, collections and various sorts of property.

Department of Agriculture, Homeland Security

Personnel Security Specialist, Washington, D.C. –2 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2018, (40 Hr/wk)

•Reviewed and analyzed physical security plans and survey reports for compliance with existing policies and procedures.

•Develop and document procedures, policies, forms and other instruments needed to carry out the Personnel Security Program.

•Coordinated and collaborated with other security professionals on personnel security issues to include requests for security clearance and special access, and investigation requirements, ensuring proper screening of clearances.

•Review and evaluate reports of investigation, fingerprint results, and other background information to make suitability and national security adjudication determinations.

•Conducted additional research to obtain additional criminal history or other background information.

•Maintains a record of all security clearances and coordinates approval of required clearances and investigation matters.

•Conduct in-depth investigations into losses/compromises of keys, classified documents, materials, equipment.

Smithsonian Institution

Security Officer, Office of Protection Service, American Indian Museum, Washington, D.C. – 25 Aug 2014 to 30 Apr 2016, (40 Hr/wk)

Conducted interviews to elicit information while dealing with individuals who were difficult, hostile, and/or distressed. Arrested violators in accordance with title 40, U.S. Code 193n-x, section seven.

Patrolled assigned areas to check locks, alarms, door exhibit cases and other barriers. Conducts routine and non-routine inspections to ensure compliance with security/safety requirements.

Provided customer service to visitors needs in a friendly, clear and easy-to-follow manner and left them with a positive impression of security personnel.

Maintained order and promoted public understanding of laws, ordinances, and cooperation in their enforcement; directed pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic; provided first aid in cases of emergency.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Military (Security Forces/Military Police)

United States Air Force Staff Sergeant

Response Force Leader and Supervisor 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, ND – May 2012 to July 2013, (40 Hr/wk)

•Managed flight of 30 personnel; provide security for U.S. and nuclear resources

•Coordinated nuclear security with base and civilian agencies.

•Developed work schedules and assign shift rotations for posted personnel.

•Provided oversight for anti-terrorism/force protection, physical, personal, industrial and operational security programs. Coordinated security requirements for the Department of Defense and foreign governments, of high profile persons, using tact and diplomacy.

•Review and coordinates contractor visitor security agreements and DD Form 254.

•Conduct post relief, on-the-job training and make initial assessments of incidents and accidents for response.

•Planned, organized and directed Security Forces (MP) flight operations during normal and emergency conditions and acted as initial on-scene commander during contingency operations.

•Managed over 200 personnel whose duties included maintaining law and order and conducting surveillance operations and trained 330 military personnel in weapons proficiency.

•Coordinated with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies on incidents that required involvement.

•Discriminate between hostile/non-hostile actions; delay/deny entry of unauthorized individuals to resources.

•Maintain and prepare reports/security blotters; use COMSEC material/deciphers classified brevity codes.

•Direct security for assets deployed in support of Global War on Terrorism (GWoT) and Operations IRAQI/ENDURING FREEDOM.

•Protects public officials, prisoners, citizens in danger, collections and various sorts of property.

•Fulfilled a range of MP duties for both combat and peacekeeping missions. Gained proficiencies and experience in traffic accident first responder/investigations, police patrol, ticket/report writing, felony traffic stops, search and seizures, criminal investigations and suspect interviewing/fingerprinting.

•Selected for elite security details providing dignitary protection for visiting generals, members of Congress and other high-ranking officials.


Barnes Center for Enlisted Education – Level I & Level II Leadership and Management Courses

Electronic Security System Course

Security Forces (MP) Apprenticeship School & Craftsman Course

Basic Military Training

Fairmont Heights High School- Graduate


12 years’ experience of Close Quarters Combat (CQB) tactics training and Certification

12 years High Risk Response Tactics and Active Shooter training and Certification

DCJS Unarmed Security/Courier Certification-2018

Special Police Commission-2015

Fundamentals of Suitability For Suitability and Fitness Adjudicators Certification 2018

Personnel Security Adjudication Certification

E-QIP Certification & Central Verification System Certification

Grammar for Professionals Certificate & Proofreading Certificate

Understanding of the Personnel Security Program Certificate

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Adobe Pro

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