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Air Force Medical

Sterling Heights, MI
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March 11, 2020

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John Gorguis Mardo

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Sterling Heights, MI 48310

(2480 632 – 4259



Qualifications Summary

Dedicated and highly motivated professional with over 8 years of linguistics experience who thrives on challenge and the opportunity to excel

Born and raised in Iraq until the age of 18 before immigrating to the U.S. in August of 1980

Dialect: Iraqi, Levant, Gulf, Egypt, and Yemen

Excellent verbal and written communications skills; fully bilingual in Arabic and English

Able to work independently and handle complex assignments with efficiency

Keen attention to detail and high degree of initiative

Computer experience with working knowledge of word, power point and Excel

Employment History and Experience

Self Employed, Sterling Heights, MI November 2011 – Present

Linguist and Immigration Services Representative

Interpretation, Translation, Advising, and Preparation and submission of Immigration forms

Dealing with the US Department of Homeland Security, Chicago Asylum Office

Helping people with Their Citizenship at the Detroit Immigration Office

Helping People with their applications as refugees to Canada

Iraqi Ministry of Defense – U.S. Advisory Team at the, Iraq June 2011 – November 2011

Linguist/Simultaneous Interpreter

Conducted simultaneous translation for US advisory team during numerous conferences with their Iraqi Al-Rassafa Command counterparts

Simultaneous Interpretation for the US Advisory team, S2 Intelligence section in their Periodic weekly meetings

Tutored one of the commanders in Arabic, teaching him the Iraqi Dialect and Iraqi culture

Attended Daily Advisory Team Command Meetings at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Al-Rassafa area of Baghdad

US Embassy in Baghdad – Media Operations Center, Iraq January 2010 – June 2011

Linguist and Translator

Over 8000 Executive summaries translated from Arab satellite TV channels, websites and Newspapers

Translation from Arabic to English of various topics, including politics, security, economics, engineering, medical, rebuilding and constructions, development, human rights, Interpol, UN, Security Council Resolution

Chapter XII, Regional development, USFI/MNFI, Arab political arena, Regional effects, the political scene viewed by others, and many more topics

Simultaneous translation during conferences with the US advisory team, S2 Intelligence periodic weekly meetings

GLS, Henredon, Virginia May 2008 – May 2010

Shi Atika, North Carolina May 2010 – November 2011

Linguist and Cultural Advisor

Simultaneous Interpretations in Conferences, Meetings, Symposiums, Key leader engagements

Translation of classified, unclassified documents, surveys, official letters, articles, memorandums, manifestos, certificates, arrest warrants, addendums, and amendments

Translating very badly written and faded letters from Arabic to English for US military commanders where decisions depended on the contents

Translating PowerPoint slides from Arabic to English and vice versa

●Attending meetings with prominent Sheikhs and Military officials, Government representatives

Attending Commander Update briefings, Battle update briefings, Educating Key Members about Culture and Language by providing advice and guidance on the history and culture of Mesopotamia, the Arabic culture and their way of thinking, Arab Sheikhs, and their political views and perception of the western culture

Arranged meetings for the commanders with the heads of different governorates and their deputies, Arab and Kurdish Sheikhs, Iraqi Military Commanders, and Iraqi Federal Police Chiefs

Attended the National Training Center in Ontario, California in July 2008

Over 500 missions completed, including 270 Blackhawk flying hours to get to meetings with the leaders of the Iraqi and Kurdish sides and thousands of miles inside the belly of US Army Strikers and MRAP vehicles

Air Force Active Duty February 1990 – May 1995

Air National Guard of Massachusetts September 1995 – August 1998

● Medical Laboratory Specialist, Laughlin AFB, Texas

● Medical Laboratory Generalist and Chemistry Section Supervisor

● Blood and body fluids analysis/ Microbiology cultures, Hematology

Blood slides and blood analysis, Immunology and Blood Banking

● Responsible for Laboratory Quality Control and Monthly Reports

● Medical Data Analysis, training students, participation in the continuous

education and training programs

● Preparation of Testing material, Instruments, attending seminars

and meetings for updates and improvement

● Commendation, Achievement, Good Conduct, Outstanding section

Medals and letters of appreciation awarded

Val Verde Medical Center, Del Rio, Texas May 1992 – May 1995

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Blood and human body fluid analysis, Hematology, Microbiology,

Blood banking, Immunology, and Phlebotomy

● Training staff to pass phlebotomy board of registry

● Working with Nursing staff in all sections of the hospital including

Emergency Department

Harper Hospital (Dr. Gaston), Michigan November 2005 – August 2006

Medical Neurology observer / Internship

EMG procedures at Dr. Gaston’s Private Practice

Seeing patients, physical and Mini Mental exams, and counseling

Dictation of conditions, listening to patient’s major complaints

Evaluation and treatment recommendation supervised by the Attending


St. Matthews University, Oviedo, FL December 2005

Doctor of Medicine (Graduated)

St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME September 2002 – December 2005

Masters of Health Science Administration (Have not graduated)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA June 1998

Bachelor of Science in _Applied Science_ (Graduated)

Community college of the Air Force, Maxwell, Alabama December 1991

Associate of Science in Applied science – Laboratory Science (Graduated)

Oakland Community College, Orchard Lake, MI December1983

Associates in Applied Science – Computer Science (Graduated)

Additional Training and Certification

Leadership School, USAF, Laughlin AFB, Texas 1994

Board of Registry, American Society Clinical Pathology, Chicago, Illinois, 1992

Board of Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lenexa Kansas, 1998

National Training Center, Ontario California 2008

ATA Linguist Certificate 2012


Available upon request

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