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Engineer Service

Washington, District of Columbia, 20016, United States
March 30, 2019

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John L. Williams

US Army, Engineer officer with over 20 years of service and 17 years of leadership in roles with increasing responsibility.

**** – 45th St NW,

Washington, DC 20016


Updated as of 27 March 2019


Legal Intern, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HUD), Washington, DC. October 2018 -December 2018

•Prepared for administrative judges’ review and approval draft decisions which systematically covered the cases’ legal points, rationale, and reasoning for the decision. Decisions were for administrative offsets and wage garnishment pursuant to Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and Deficit Reduction Act of 1984.

• Developed and prepared complex orders which require legal research and discussions of points of law to respond to motions or pleadings.

• Conducted research and information management for two administrative law judges, creating digital libraries related to Lucia v. SEC, 138 S. Ct. 2044 (2018), and a current Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case. The EEOC case required understanding of both severe or pervasive and pattern or practice legal standards.

Diplomatic Intern, Kurdistan Regional Government, Washington, DC. August 2018 -October 2018

•Developed transitional justice policy and prosecutorial, legal frameworks pursuant to the Yazidi genocide and Assyrian ethnic cleansing conducted by members of Daesh/ISIS. Researched and wrote policy directives for KRG Diplomatic Officers.

• Advocated for future support to Peshmerga forces by meeting with members of Congress and Military Legislative Assistants. Resulting in unequivocal bipartisan support for the KRG in the 2019 and future National Defense Authorization Acts.

• Planned and organized Kurdish community, diplomatic and development NGO events. Hosting in a successful Marshal Legacy Institute, Mine Detection Dog display, Handler Recognition, and donation event. This event had both local and international news coverage.

Junior Program Analyst, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Crystal City, VA. July 2017 – August 2017

•Utilized deployment experience to assess the effectiveness of the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP) in Afghanistan. Measured effectiveness by evaluating standard operating procedures, project management data analysis, redundancy comparison to projects conducted by USAID, Department of States, and other DoD elements. Discovered over $10 million accounting discrepancies among hundreds of CERP projects.

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Course Design Planner, Counter Explosive Hazard Center, 1st Engineer BDE, Ft Leonard Wood, MO. July 2012-August 2015

•Developed program of instruction for NATO Route Clearance Leaders Course at CEHC. Trained 54 NATO and allied students from six different countries.

•Provided technical writing support, editorial review, and feedback as a subject matter expert to four, new Corps of Engineer doctrinal, explosive hazard publications.

•Participated in the 2013 Explosive Hazard Modernization Warfighter Exercise as a subject matter expert to examine Army Engineer doctrine, equipment, and force structure to be used in future operational environments.

Lead Trainer, Operational Coordination Center-Provincial, 3BSTB, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division, Ft Drum, NY. June 2009 – December 2009

•Commended by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates for improving training and compound quality of life beyond expectations for a newly initiated program. Considered a model compound, program visited by the Wardak OCC-P commander for replication.

• Led a four-man team to instruct 46 Afghan military officers (ANSF) on battle staff operations, intelligence analysis, and strategic planning. Built cohesive staff teams among ethnically and tribally diverse personnel from competing Afghan security organizations.

Executive Officer, Sapper Company, 3BSTB, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division, Ft Drum, NY. April 2008 - June 2009

•Developed and led the Company Intelligence Support Team (CoIST) responsible for explosive hazard and enemy data collection and analysis, micro-terrain analysis for route clearance operations, and the upload of this data into theater databases. Resulting in 27 successful named missions that captured over 10,000 lbs. of enemy weapons, explosives, and multiple improvised explosive devices.


•Hybrid Threat, Program of Instruction 2014 - Engineer Captain’s Career- Course - Provided analysis of effects based operations doctrine, systemic operational design, Hezbollah’s defensive infrastructure and logistics, and IDF ground operations based on the 2006 Lebanon War. Developed class material used to instruct approximately 400 students annually.

•Warfighter Exercise Working Group 2014 - Engineer Captain’s Career Course- Developed threat tempo for simulated enemy forces based upon Hezbollah, FARC, and Russian Separatist Movement in Eastern Ukraine research. Organizational attributes from these entities were applied to computerized simulation models used during a week-long capstone training. Captains Career Course Directors for the Military Police, CBRN, and Engineers praised the threat model as the most realistic representation of a simulated, future enemy force. This computer simulation was used to train approximately 600-800 Army leaders annually.

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•Company Intelligence Support Team 2013 - Counter Explosive Hazard Center- Utilized experience building Engineer Intelligence Cell in support of improvised explosive device mitigation to create a program of instruction specific to Engineer Company Intelligence Support Teams. Instructional blocks include data collection, data analysis, and preparation for key leader engagements. This course has been used to train over 400 Army leaders to date.


Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,

Syracuse, NY - Executive Masters of Public Administration

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Conflict Resolution

August 2015– June 2017

Graduated - GPA 3.689 on a 4.0 scale

Engineer Captains Career Course,

Ft Leonard Wood, MO

October 2013 - April 2014

Turkish Officer sponsor and mentor.

US Army Officer Candidate School,

FT Benning, GA - Commissioning Source

June 2007 - September 2007

Distinguished Military Graduate top 10% of class.


10 Point Veteran’s Preference


Strategic & Operational Military Planning

Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution

Policy Analysis

Technical Writing

Public Speaking

Microsoft Office Suite

Secret Security Clearance

2008- 2017 (Reinstatement Investigation began December 2018 – anticipated completion May-June 2019)


Supervisor (2008-2009)

MAJ Otty H. Medina, Jr. (deployed)

Mentor (2015-2017)

Professor Catherine A. Bertini

World Food Program

Director (1992-2002)

John Kasich Campaign 2016

Supervisor (2012-2013)

COL Christopher Barron (ret.)

PH: 706-***-****

Advisor (2010-2012)

Dr. Francine J. D’Amico

PH: 315-***-****


2x Meritorious Service Medal for service during Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-2009 and retirement award 1995-2015.

Bronze Star Medal for combat service Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-2005.

Bronze Star Medal for combat service Operation Enduring Freedom 2003.

Cramer Scholar, Syracuse University through the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel - May 2011.

Sigma Iota Rho, Alpha Chi Chapter, International Relations National Honor Society - April, 2012.

Syracuse University, International Relations BA

Graduated Magna Cum Laude 3.615 GPA on a 4.0 scale – January 2010 – May 2012.

Volunteer Work

SUPRA- ESL instructor for Syracuse refugee community from Burma, East and Central Africa, Syria, and Iraq – Spring, 2016.

Waynesville Animal Shelter – Volunteer dog walker and kennel cleaner - 2014-2015.

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