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Engineer Training

Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202, United States
May 09, 2019

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Ian A. Killough

*** **** ******, *** *, Virginia Beach, VA 23451



Mentored and led Marines and foreign soldiers as a Rifle Platoon Commander and Foreign Military Advisor, providing consistent guidance in both combat and training environments. Collaborated with multiple Foreign Commanders to implement relevant and efficient planning, training, and tactics in a combat environment. Conducted complex security assessments, set goals for improvement, and oversaw execution of refined security strategies in the defense of U.S. military installations abroad. Maintained strategic relationships and honed excellent written and verbal communication skills while serving as a liaison between elements of foreign governments, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. The ability to network and negotiate with diverse groups of people and organizations in conjunction with efficient planning, leadership skills, and an industrious mindset has been critical to my success.


2006-2011 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering.


2017-Present Captain, Instructor Team Officer-In-Charge Virginia Beach, VA

Trained deploying advisor teams to instruct, mentor, and operate with our Foreign Security Force (FSF) partners. Collected information on current operations to build realistic immersive exercises for the Marine Advisor Course.

Trained eight teams (~600 Marines) for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Developed analytical models and briefs (PowerPoint and Excel) to instruct and advise deploying Marine units.

Recorded over 200 hours of teaching during the Marine Advisor course.

2016-2017 Lieutenant, Foreign Security Force Advisor Parwan Province, Afghanistan

Advised Georgian Officers and Soldiers during training, preparation, and counterinsurgency operations in in the Charikar District, of Parwan Province, Afghanistan.

Planned and coordinated over 90 unilateral and partnered combat missions.

Supervised over $100,000 in civil affairs projects to improve the local economy

Synchronized daily actions of a Georgian rifle company, advisor team, civil affairs personnel, civilian analysts, contracted mechanics, and 200 Afghan security forces

2014-2016 Lieutenant, Assistant Operations Officer, Rifle Platoon Commander Camp Lejeune, NC

Planned and implemented high-risk training and combat conditioning for battalion of over 800 Marines.

Spearheaded planning efforts when the battalion was tasked to execute the “CONUS Based Alert Force” mission.

Served as Officer-in-Charge of high-risk training exercises, resulting in zero mishaps.

Led 45 Marines and Sailors through training and unilateral exercises as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

Successfully partnered with a Republic of South Korean Marine Corps platoon in Ganghwado, South Korea.

2013-2014 Second Lieutenant, The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course Student Quantico, VA

2012 Field Engineer, Materials Testing of Arkansas Little Rock, AR

Training Certified Engineer in Training, Department of Defense Secret Compartmented Information Clearance. International Negotiation Course, Foreign Service Institute.


Lieutenant Colonel Rigoberto G. Colon, Training Instructor Group Officer-in-Charge 703-***-****.

Major Robert G. Daniels, Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group 406-***-****.

Frances Griffith, Research Associate, College of Engineering, Bell Engineering Center 479-***-****.

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