I have spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army. During my tenure in the Army I established the highest standards in food Service in every position I served. I received recognition from my superiors and subordinates as I endeavored to achieve excellence in the culinary field. I held every 92G position in Army Food Service to include: Senior Food Operation Sergeant, Senior First Cook, Shift Leader, Training NCO, Ration NCO, Admin NCO and Food Service Sergeant. I have also served as a Platoon SGT which is a position outside of my MOS demonstrating I am a truly a multi-functional Logistician.
Through my over 20 years of service, he has personally overseen the production over 25 million dollars worth of Class I as well as equipment. I saved the Army countless dollars and spearheaded cost effective measures. Most notably, I accomplished this with minimal staff and without the loss of a single piece of property under his supervision. As a member of the International Society of Logistics (SOLE) I am a Demonstrated Logistician (DL). I am also a member of the Association of the Quartermaster.
I have deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). During my first Deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), I served as Dining Facility Manager in FOB Salerno during (OEF) 02-03 with an overall headcount of over 2000 personnel with a total of 5 Food Service personnel. In my most recent deployment to Afghanistan at FOB Mike Spann I was in charge of all Class I Operations, including accounting for delivery and distribution of Class 1 products there FOBs in Afghanistan. During my Deployments to Iraq i served as Dining Facility Manager for both FOB Independence and FOB Justice.
My awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC) Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC) Army Good Conduct Medal (4 OLC) Nation Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Meritorious Unit Citation (3 OLC), NATO Medal (NATO MDL).
I have exhibited outstanding leadership, professionalism, initiative, and dedication, along with a sincere concern for the welfare of my subordinate, civilians, and their families. As a result, I have made significant and lasting contributions to the development, training and leadership of all I have served.