Position: FOX C-IED WIT
Weapons Intelligence, Counter IED Operations, Electronic Warfare Signals Intelligence, Evidence Collection, Biometric Evidence Collection, Collection Procedures, Forensics, Reporting, Research, Analysis, Information Gathering, Intelligence, Data Dissemination, Administrative Operations, Interpersonal Relations, Communications, Training, Supervision, Quality Control, SOP Compliance
US Military; 2003- December 2008
Weapons Intelligence Team, Assistant Team Leader
Demonstrated dynamic leadership skills in supervising 3 enlisted personnel. As second in command of WIT, facilitated support of Task Force Troy/Counter-IED. Actively participated in 5 major named operations, providing quality analysis and evidence collection to combatant commanders. Effectively achieved objectives in self-driven, independent, unsupervised capacity at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah for several months and successfully spearheaded numerous IED responses as well as response to one high-profile assassination attempt.
Steered team operations within Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) Area of Operations (AO) and, subsequently, Camp Adder while forward deployed to Camp Sparrowhawk for major offensives into Amarrah. Conducted comprehensive trend analyses of IED patterns throughout AO. Collaborated in disposing of 50K pounds of munitions during 2008.
Proficiently managed airborne assets and executed Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) Multiple-INT Exploitation Cell (MEC) mission, with accountability for the decisive leadership of 6 enlisted personnel. Efficiently facilitated quality control for AFSOUTH CAOC Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) taskings in the USSOUTHCOM AOR. Provided critical threat warning and situational awareness of high-interest communication activities through diligent monitoring of near-real-time SIGINT activity, and directed intelligence cross-cueing of ISR assets. Applied sharp analytical skills toward validating intelligence collection vital to ensuring optimal PED of AFSOUTH customers. Delivered quality Collection Management Team support through updates on operational status and dissemination of PED data. Effectively analyzed related metrics and identified ISR mission discrepancies in order to determine, develop and institute optimal control/corrective measures for boosting performance of PED process.
Proactively supported PED NCOIC for Ex Blue FLAG 07 crisis action phase, ensuring CAOC capabilities in comprehensively leveraging PED process; provided key analysis, advised leadership on capabilities and collaborated in planning process for Courses of Action Team. Oversaw PED support of 685 SIGINT/IMINT mission; provided valuable support of counter-narcotics planning. Successfully orchestrated continuous feedback on 124 airborne ISR missions. Alerted Colombian Army to danger, mitigating risk and saving lives.
Spearheaded post-mission analysis of $54M in intelligence systems. Expertly guided ISR re-tasking to achieve zero redundancies. Proficiently reviewed and released 25 operation summaries; provided accurate, timely intelligence critical to AFSOUTH leadership decision making process. Led 24 AOR mission briefings, ensuring key decision makers were informed of crucial intelligence. Steered 18 Joint Analysis Center VTC briefings instrumental to assuring COCOM obtained quality data on ISR support missions. Facilitated crucial compliance with standards by directing dress inspection of 44 Airmen.
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Effectively trained new Air Defense Analysts to achieve 90% position evaluation and qualify within 6% of allotted time.. Delivered technical/tactical reporting supporting National and NSA/CCS Hawaii Security Operation Center users and technology requirements. Proficiently operated over $1.5M in data analysis and processing systems in order to forward time-sensitive reporting to US Pacific Command and National customers. Actively informed Surveillance and Warning Center (SWC) Supervisor and Senior Reports Officer of ongoing and developing activities/situations. Contributed time-critical support to Joint Chiefs of Staff program vital to ensuring safety of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and preventing International incidents. In capacity of Integrated Broadcast Service-Interactive (IBS-I) Technician, set benchmark for threat reporting in providing timely tactical information to theater commanders; equipped key decision makers with critical data for optimizing mission execution. Efficiently maintained/updated mission folders, status boards and computer databases; facilitated quality assessments of technical database content. Steered collection management tasking to achieve immediate analytical requirements and applied expertise in procedural codes toward recognizing, analyzing and addressing issues.
As Force Protection Airman deployed to Balad AB, strategically augmented Security Forces in response to threat level increases to ensure base security. Efficiently processed approximately 150 Iraqi workers daily through comprehensive search and documentation to control access of weapons/contraband and known/suspected insurgents. Exhibited sharp attention to detail in conducting extensive, long-term analyses of high priority PACOM AOR air targets; effectively detailed research to provide SIGINT analysts with critical baseline data for future predictive intelligence assessments.
American Military University
Degree: In Progress
Major: Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict; Minor: Middle Eastern Studies with a Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Graduating Credits Earned: 84 of 166
Non Degree Credits: Additional 46
Community College Air Force
Major: Communications Applications Technology
Hawaii Pacific University
Major: Military Studies
St. Johns River Community College
Major: General Requirement Courses/Electives
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Medal; Air Force Overseas Long Tour Medal; National Defense Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Professional Military Education Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Medal with Valor device; Air Force Longevity Ribbon; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Medal with Gold Border; Air Force Basic Military Training Ribbon; 101st Airborne Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service (Combat Patch); 52nd Ordnance Group Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service (Combat Patch); 20th Support Group Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service (Combat Patch)
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Specialized Training/Professional Development
On-the-Job/Practical Training, WIT: Components and Construction of IEDs, Collection of Foreign Material/Evidence for Preserving Latent Prints, Crime Scene Documentation, Obtaining Known Records, Prints and Latent Print Processing, General Concepts of Tactical Questioning, Courtroom Testimony, Post Blast Site Exploitation Procedures, Latent Print Analysis and Comparison Techniques, Detainee Packets and Materials Recognition; 240 hours
Certificate, Hazardous Management Solutions (HMS) Weapons Intelligence Team Training (135 Hours), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; 2007
Certificate, National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) Evidence Collection & Forensic Related Biometric Collection Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; 2007
Certificate, Combat Life Saver Course, Ft. Lewis, WA; 2007
Certificate, Combat Skills Training, Ft. Lewis, WA; 2007
Certificate, Combined Air Operations Center Technician s Course, Hurlburt Field, FL; 2006
Certificate, U.S. Air Force Special Operations School Latin American Orientation Course; 2006
Airman Leadership School, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, Aug 2006, certificate
Electronic Warfare Signals Intelligence Analyst Apprentice Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX; 2002
MPRI Short Ranger Marksmanship SRM course
Top Secret Clearance with Compartmentalized Information TS/SCI (Current)
CI Polygraph (2003)
Qualified, Weapons Systems: M-16, M-4, M-9, M-2, M249
Qualified, Vehicles: SED/SW/CA/PU-1.5, 6PAX P/U 4X4, HUM-V M1026/1044, HMMWV M1114, HMMWV XM1116, HMMWV M1151 FORCE PROTECTION COUGAR (JERRV)
Proficient, CIDNE Reporting Standards/Requirements
Position: FOX C-IED WIT
July 17 2008
RE: WIT position
I am extremely interested in being considered for a position with your C-IED WIT team, and am confident I possess the skills, knowledge, experience, and dedication to prove a valuable asset to your organization. To acquaint you with my qualifications, I am submitting my resume for review. In advance, thank you for your time.
As demonstrated, I offer an extensive military background in weapons intelligence, both practical and through training/education, that includes having excelled in operational theater settings and hostile environments in support of critical security missions. While Assistant Team Leader and Second in Command of a Weapons Intelligence Team, 2007 through December 2008, I have successfully steered and supported Task Force Troy (Counter-IED) initiatives and actively participated in 5 major named operations, providing combatant commanders with critical intelligence analysis and evidence collection. For several months, I worked largely unsupervised and independently at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, successfully facilitating numerous IED responses and collaboratively intercepting one high-profile assassination attempt. I also led team operations at Baghdad International Airport Area of Operations (AO) and forward deployed to Camp Sparrowhawk in response to major offensives into Amarrah. As a result of our efforts, we were able to dispose of 50K pounds of munitions in 2008. From 2003-2007, I served as an Entity Analyst, again applying my expertise toward successfully supporting critical missions impacting national and global security. I currently hold Top Secret Clearance with Compartmentalized Information TS/SCI.
Additionally, I offer comprehensive on-the-job and specialized training. While with the WIT, I gained valuable skills and proficiencies in diverse areas of WIT operations ranging from Components and Construction of IEDs, Collection of Foreign Material/Evidence for Preserving Latent Prints, Crime Scene Documentation, Obtaining Known Records, Prints and Latent Print Processing, and General Concepts of Tactical Questioning to Courtroom Testimony, Post Blast Site Exploitation Procedures, Latent Print Analysis and Comparison Techniques, Detainee Packets and Materials Recognition. To complement this, I am currently pursuing a degree through American Military University, majoring in Intelligence Studies, with a concentration in Special Operations/ Low Intensity Conflict, and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies, with a Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
As a WIT member, will find me a driven professional dedicated to supporting your mission who is available and eager to work under any conditions worldwide to facilitate security. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
Cole W. Pierce
Position: FOX C-IED WIT
I would like to thank you for providing me the opportunity to interview with you and discuss the exciting (TITLE OF POSITION APPLYING FOR) position currently available with your company. Having gained a deeper insight into the job requirements and your objectives, I am confident you will find me a valuable asset in achieving your goals.
As discussed, I am an enthusiastic, disciplined team player eager to launch a successful career as a dedicated member of your staff. I believe you will find my dynamic (LIST A FEW SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO THE POSITION) skills vital to your operations and look forward to contributing to your success.
Should you have any additional questions, or to discuss future employment opportunities, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Again, thank you for the enlightening interview. I look forward to your response.
Cole W. Pierce
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