Motivated and versatile professional with over thirteen years of experience supporting military operations. Adept at decision-making in a high-tempo operational environment, and driving tactical decisions by performing threat identification and foreign language interpreter support. Excellent reputation for critical thinking, problem solving, written and verbal communication, collaboration and technical aptitude.
• Radar Measurement and Signature Intelligence
• Foreign Language Interpreter
• Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Analysis
• Training Development Specialist
• Naval Combat Weapon Systems
• Team Leadership
• Electronics Technician
• Electronics Manufacturing Processes
• Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
Training Specialist, 07/2012 to 07/2016
U.S. Coast Guard – USCG Training Center Yorktown, Yorktown, VA
As the USCG Training Center Yorktown 2M Laboratory Lead Petty Officer, I managed the training center’s U.S. Navy Miniature Electronic Repair, Micro-Miniature Electronic Repair (2M) and Module Test and Repair (MTR) courses (hereafter "2M/MTR courses"). Demonstrated expert proficiency in facilitating instruction for all 2M repair processes to include the repair of multilayer circuit card assemblies and the removal and installation of surface mount technology devices. Helped lead a U.S. Coast Guard advisory team that collaborated with U.S. Navy course managers to revise the Navy's curriculum for the 2M/MTR courses.
• Curriculum revisions that resulted in improved printed-circuit-board repair work processes, higher reliability repairs and greater logistics cost-savings throughout the fleet.
• Mentored and trained over 300 U.S. Navy and Coast Guard sailors enrolled in the 2M/MTR courses. The implementation of the 2M Electronic Repair program resulted in a cost reduction for electronic systems maintenance and logistics.
• Developed an instructor guide for MTR component signature analysis and electronic component theory of operation.
Weapons Fire Control Technician/ Intel & Watch Team Watchstander, 07/2008 to 06/2012 U.S. Coast Guard – USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725), Honolulu, HI
Member of the ship's Intelligence and Watch Team during Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South) counter-narcotics operations. Served on the foreign language interpreter team aboard the USCGC Jarvis while deployed in the Western Pacific Ocean. Helped facilitate interagency and international partnerships as well as joint operations with foreign counterparts. Served as the Weapons Department Fire Control Division Lead Petty Officer. Performed maintenance and operation of naval combat weapon systems (MK 92 FCS & MK15 CIWS).
• Contributed to the USCGC Jarvis' successful apprehension of a semi-submersible craft transporting over 5,000 pounds of narcotics while on deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
• As the ship’s Russian interpreter, I helped ensure the success of complicated underway joint military exercises, several international meetings and briefings, official receptions, and community relations outreach with over 150 participants from 5 foreign countries.
• Demonstrated strong team-building skills as I strengthened cross-division relationships with the ship’s Gunner's Mate Division and the Operations Department Electronics Division. This resulted in greater cross-training, which not only benefited the unit, but also augmented the enlisted sailors’ professional development.
Electronics Technician, 07/2004 to 06/2008
U.S. Coast Guard – Electronics Systems Support Detachment Cape Cod, Bourne, MA
Performed planned and corrective maintenance to RF communications equipment, radar equipment, and communications security cryptographic devices aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels and shore units. Serviced electronics equipment throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Demonstrated strong team-building skills during communications center renovation projects at Coast Guard shore units.
• Supported USCG operations through the maintenance of shipboard communications and radar equipment.
• Renovated the unit’s supply and logistics management protocol, and ensured inventory access accountability by implementing a database for inventory control.
• Volunteered as a reading tutor at the Otis Memorial Elementary School, which contributed to the Otis Memorial Elementary School third graders’ achievement of scoring highest in the state of Massachusetts on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam in reading during the 2005-2006 academic year.
Bachelor of Arts: Intelligence Studies, 06/2006
American Military University - Manassas, VA
• Cumulative GPA: 3.98
• Demonstrated proficiency with qualitative and quantitative analysis methodologies.
• Academic concentration on counterterrorism.
Master of Divinity: Theology, Organizational Leadership and Administration, expected in 05/2020 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology - Brookline, MA
• Current GPA: 3.98
• Elected Seminary Ecclesiarch from 09/2018 to 05/2019, during which time I oversaw all matters pertaining to the management of the seminary church and supervision of seminarian student acolyte teams.
• Recipient of the Kallinikeion Institute award for academic excellence in the Modern Greek language for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018).
• USN 2M Instructor Pipeline CIN: A-100-0074
• COMSEC Cryptographic Maintenance Course
• USCG Leadership and Management Course
• USCG Instructor Development Course
• FCS MK 92 MOD 1 Operation and Maintenance
• Differential Broadcast Site Maintenance Course