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Expert in Anti-Terrorism, Disaster Management, Office Management, FEMA, Security, Emergency Management

Expert ID: 729849 Arizona, USA

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He is a military man of 18 years (U.S. Army) and has trained all over the world with various countries in his areas of expertise's. Expert is a U.S. Army veteran of 18 years. Decorated in Desert Storm and Somalia, Expert was a dedicated leader of troops and a distinguished Project Manager to civilians. Other than Iraq, Expert has been to South Korea (DMZ Operations), Europe (Pre and Post Berlin Wall), Egypt, South and Central America, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Kosovo (All of the Balkan regions). Expert is a Anti Terrorism expert who helped rewrite some of the 2nd Infantry Divisions SOP's on terrorism and base security (Post 9-11). He is Crisis Management, NIMS, Disaster and Emergency Management qualified, is a Certified Disaster Recovery Expert and has numerous certifications from FEMA, the U.S. Army, and the United States Institute of Peace. He has a very popular blog and also runs a weekly radio show on blog talk radio.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: Bachelors Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Kaplan University
Year: 1997 Degree: Certification Subject: Nuclear Biological and Chemical Institution: US Army Chemcial Warfare School
Year: 2005 Degree: Certification Subject: Conflict Analysis (SE Asia, Middle East and Balkans area) Institution: United States Institute of Peace
Year: 2009 Degree: Certification Subject: (ESF) #5 Emergency Management, Institution: FEMA
Year: 2010 Degree: Certification Subject: National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Emergency Support Function (ESF) #14 Long-Term Community Recovery Institution: FEMA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Operations Manager Department: Operations Management Responsibilities: • Provided on-site management, staffing, training, parts and supply inventory, expense control, public relations and support of TBG Logistical Operations in Arizona
• Maintained a qualified staff of warehouse representatives, CURRENTLY in charge of security monitoring, CCTV, and loss and prevention, and logistics operations

• Manage all site expenses within established budgets
• Maintained a good working relationship with all Basha’s Supervisors and Owners.
• Directed and Leads a team of 35 Warehouse personnel to meet required daily quotas.
• Ordered, inventory and remained accountable for on-site literature, products, OSHA SOP’s and Regulations, and Security Control
• OSHA qualified in safety and hazardous duties in warehouse and logistical environments.
• Helped maintain logistical operations throughout the region for TBG Logistics.
• Provided the President and Owner with daily performance reports regarding all site related issues
• Proven Mind mapping techniques to improve production and workplace
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Project Manager Department: US Army Contractor / Project Management Responsibilities: Directed a staff of 15 sample data collectors in Camp Bondsteel Kosovo
• Hired, fired, trained, and evaluated as many as 235 employees and soldiers throughout career
• Created employee incentive, development, and task-monitoring programs, Risk Management and Security Management
• Assisted in quarterly budget development and financial reports
• Implemented the TWV (Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Program) in Kosovo for well over 450 Tactical Wheeled and Track Vehicles
• Captured Class IX consumption, usage, and maintenance data on 450 ground and 18 aviation systems in Kosovo and South Korea
• Ensured customer satisfaction by inspiring and leading a knowledgeable and courteous staff
• Completed successful 3 week training course with the U.S. Army for the Sample Data Collecting Program Logistics Analysis
• Saved the U.S. Army well over 50,000 dollars in tire expenditures by providing sound advice and expertise on Bias versus Radial tires on HMMWV trucks in Kosovo
• Established the SDC Program for 18 UH60 Black Hawks and AH64A Apache helicopters in Kosovo successfully and ahead of schedule
• Advised the U.S. Army Material Command on Class IX expenditures that resulted in saving millions of dollars in ineffective equipment and parts according to U.S. Army SOP
• Actively participated in staff and organizational meetings, offering constructive input and feedback on both Base Security and Counter Terrorism OPS
• Analyzed results of operations to discover more efficient ways to utilize resources for logistical operations
• Prepared weekly project status reports for executive management
• Coordinated and executed successfully a Christmas Fund drive for 450 impoverished elementary and middle school students in Sojevo, Kosovo
• Risk Assessment NCOIC for Korea, Iraq, Europe and Kosovo for US Army Special Operations Command
Years: 1989 to 2003 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: NCOIC Department: Military Responsibilities: Brigade PSNCO (Personnel Services NCO) Camp Casey Korea (75B Series)
• Streamlined the 1st Brigade Combat Team Command Inspection Program for 3 Battalions of soldiers and Personnel Access Centers
• Updated training manuals; coordinated and oversaw internal training courses for Brigade and Division PACS, and streamlined the administrative offices for the units
• Trained well over 2,500 soldiers and civilians on Counter Terrorism Awareness and Prevention while assigned to HHC 1St Brigade Camp Casey, Korea
• Directed the 2nd Infantry Division Units on Force Protection, Risk Assessment and Asset Protection, and Base Security for Asia, Middle East and US bases
• Graduated with Honors from the 8th Army Primary Leadership and Development Course in Camp Jackson Korea November 2000
• Implemented policies, training, and advisory committees to high ranking military officials in regards to Administration and Counter Terrorism Programs to include Security Levels Per DOD regulations
• Graduated Unit Level Communications School in Fort Sill Oklahoma (31U and 31L)
• Participated in Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu Somalia with 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army
• Deployed to Operations Desert Fox, Shield, and Storm with the 24th Infantry Division U.S. Army, as a M1 Armor Crewman
• Completed numerous training exercises in NTC (National Training Center), Operation Bright Star (Egypt), JANUS and other computer battle simulations in Europe (Pre- and Post Cold War era), JSA deployments for the RRF (Ready Reaction Force) on the DMZ in South Korea, and QRF (Quick Reaction Force) in Fort Stewart GA
• Qualified as the C Company 1-64 AR BN NBC NCO (Nuclear Biological and Chemical), expertise helped C Company achieve number one ready status with 24th Infantry Division Head Quarters

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2003 to 2007 Agency: AMC LSE, Korea Role: Data Monitor Description: Helped the 2nd Infantry Division process parts and inventory for M1A1, M1A2, M113, HUMVEE's, and other track vehicles.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Agency: AMC LSE, Kosovo Role: Project Manager Description: Directed a staff of 15 sample data collectors in Camp Bondsteel Kosovo
• Hired, fired, trained, and evaluated as many as 235 employees and soldiers throughout career
• Created employee incentive, development, and task-monitoring programs, Risk Management and Security Management
• Assisted in quarterly budget development and financial reports
• Implemented the TWV (Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Program) in Kosovo for well over 450 Tactical Wheeled and Track Vehicles
• Captured Class IX consumption, usage, and maintenance data on 450 ground and 18 aviation systems in Kosovo and South Korea
• Ensured customer satisfaction by inspiring and leading a knowledgeable and courteous staff
• Completed successful 3 week training course with the U.S. Army for the Sample Data Collecting Program Logistics Analysis
• Saved the U.S. Army well over 50,000 dollars in tire expenditures by providing sound advice and expertise on Bias versus Radial tires on HMMWV trucks in Kosovo
• Established the SDC Program for 18 UH60 Black Hawks and AH64A Apache helicopters in Kosovo successfully and ahead of schedule
• Advised the U.S. Army Material Command on Class IX expenditures that resulted in saving millions of dollars in ineffective equipment and parts according to U.S. Army SOP
• Actively participated in staff and organizational meetings, offering constructive input and feedback on both Base Security and Counter Terrorism OPS
• Analyzed results of operations to discover more efficient ways to utilize resources for logistical operations
• Prepared weekly project status reports for executive management
• Coordinated and executed successfully a Christmas Fund drive for 450 impoverished elementary and middle school students in Sojevo, Kosovo
• Risk Assessment NCOIC for Korea, Iraq, Europe and Kosovo for US Army Special Operations Command
Years: 1989 to 2003 Agency: U.S. Army Role: NCOIC Description: Brigade PSNCO (Personnel Services NCO) Camp Casey Korea (75B Series)
• Streamlined the 1st Brigade Combat Team Command Inspection Program for 3 Battalions of soldiers and Personnel Access Centers
• Updated training manuals; coordinated and oversaw internal training courses for Brigade and Division PACS, and streamlined the administrative offices for the units
• Trained well over 2,500 soldiers and civilians on Counter Terrorism Awareness and Prevention while assigned to HHC 1St Brigade Camp Casey, Korea
• Directed the 2nd Infantry Division Units on Force Protection, Risk Assessment and Asset Protection, and Base Security for Asia, Middle East and US bases
• Graduated with Honors from the 8th Army Primary Leadership and Development Course in Camp Jackson Korea November 2000
• Implemented policies, training, and advisory committees to high ranking military officials in regards to Administration and Counter Terrorism Programs to include Security Levels Per DOD regulations
• Graduated Unit Level Communications School in Fort Sill Oklahoma (31U and 31L)
• Participated in Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu Somalia with 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army
• Deployed to Operations Desert Fox, Shield, and Storm with the 24th Infantry Division U.S. Army, as a M1 Armor Crewman
• Completed numerous training exercises in NTC (National Training Center), Operation Bright Star (Egypt), JANUS and other computer battle simulations in Europe (Pre and Post Cold War era), JSA deployments for the RRF (Ready Reaction Force) on the DMZ in South Korea, and QRF (Quick Reaction Force) in Fort Stewart GA
• Qualified as the C Company 1-64 AR BN NBC NCO (Nuclear Biological and Chemical), expertise helped C Company achieve number one ready status with 24th Infantry Division Head Quarters

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to 2006 Country / Region: Kosovo Summary: He Directed a staff of 15 sample data collectors in Camp Bondsteel Kosovo
• Hired, fired, trained, and evaluated as many as 235 employees and soldiers throughout career
• Created employee incentive, development, and task-monitoring programs, Risk Management and Security Management
• Assisted in quarterly budget development and financial reports
• Implemented the TWV (Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Program) in Kosovo for well over 450 Tactical Wheeled and Track Vehicles
• Captured Class IX consumption, usage, and maintenance data on 450 ground and 18 aviation systems in Kosovo and South Korea
• Ensured customer satisfaction by inspiring and leading a knowledgeable and courteous staff
• Completed successful 3 week training course with the U.S. Army for the Sample Data Collecting Program Logistics Analysis
• Saved the U.S. Army well over 50,000 dollars in tire expenditures by providing sound advice and expertise on Bias versus Radial tires on HMMWV trucks in Kosovo
• Established the SDC Program for 18 UH60 Black Hawks and AH64A Apache helicopters in Kosovo successfully and ahead of schedule
• Advised the U.S. Army Material Command on Class IX expenditures that resulted in saving millions of dollars in ineffective equipment and parts according to U.S. Army SOP
• Actively participated in staff and organizational meetings, offering constructive input and feedback on both Base Security and Counter Terrorism OPS
• Analyzed results of operations to discover more efficient ways to utilize resources for logistical operations
• Prepared weekly project status reports for executive management
• Coordinated and executed successfully a Christmas Fund drive for 450 impoverished elementary and middle school students in Sojevo, Kosovo
• Risk Assessment NCOIC for Korea, Iraq, Europe and Kosovo for US Army Special Operations Command
He is well versed in Kosovar customs and culture. His wife is from Kosovo.
Years: 1999 to 2004 Country / Region: Korea Summary: Expert Started out in Korea as a Brigade PSNCO at 1st Brigade S-1 while stationed in the US Army. He was with the QRF ready reaction Force on the DMZ and conducted many DMZ operations while in theater. He later became a data monitor for Westar Aerospace and defense group. He is well versed in Korean culture customs.
Years: 1991 to 1992 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He was stationed with 2-11 ACR US Army Calvary. Conducted one of the last OP border operations on OP Tennessee.
Years: 1990 to 1991 Country / Region: Iraq Summary: He was stationed at Victory Base and help conduct operations with the US Army in Desert Storm, and Desert Shield.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Country / Region: Somalia Summary: Expert was Stationed with 10th Mountain Division and 5th Group Special Operations Group at victory base and Mogadishu airport. He provided security for numerous operations and anti terrorism operations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Investigators Association, Toast Masters New Horizons, Association of the United States Army, FEMA District IX.
Licenses / Certifications
FEMA, PMP, Conflict Analysis, CBRN Chemical School.
Professional Appointments
CEO and President of his own strategic consulting firm.
Awards / Recognition
Bronze Star;
Army Commendation Medal (8th award);
Army Achievement Medal (10th award cluster);
Kuwait liberation and Iraq Campaign Service medal;
Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award Cluster);
Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award Cluster);
National Defense Service Ribbon (2nd Award Cluster);
Korean Service Medal;
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal;
Humanitarian Service Medal;
Armed Forces Soldiers Medal;
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (PLDC and ANOC);
Army Service Ribbon;
United Nations Service Medal;
United Nations Ribbon;
Multinational Forces and Observers Ribbon;
Expert Marksmanship Badge with Rifle, Pistol, AT4 and 50 cal Sniper;
Driver and Mechanic Badge with Tbar;
Silver German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge;
Airborne and Air Assault insignias.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has well over 20 publications on various websites, ezines, and newsletters. Expert is currently writing a book on disaster management, and hosts a company blog.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He developed a security training outline for 2nd Infantry divisions Main SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures) post 9-11. Developed and implemented many Security and Base Counter Terrorism Policies and Procedures to military bases all over the world.
Also implemented (while at TBG Logistics), a security protocol program that helped in the capture of warehouse personnel who stole property from the area.
Developed a security and terrorism training program for Talon Strategic Consulting for all new employees and consultants.
Marketing Experience
Able to predict with 95% predictability terrorism trends and future insurgencies. Helped develop a security protocol program that helped local grocery industries save thousands of dollars in wasted funding.
Other Relevant Experience
To achieve compliance and enhance understanding, his company offers on-site training to hospital responders and leadership personnel. Each class participant will receive a Student Handbook. Each class will be followed by a 25-question exam, requiring a minimum 75% success pass rate to receive a FEMA Certified Certificate of Completion.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Speaks Basic Conversational German.
Albanian Speak basic conversational and some technical lingo.
Korean Speaks basic conversational hungul. (Korean Language).

Fields of Expertise

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