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Work experience

Jun 2006Nov 2011

Military and Cultural Advisor & Linguist

Worldwide Languages Resources, Inc
·Tactical-ops interpreter with a Small Tactical Unit conducting missions throughout Iraq ·Advised on specific tribal or regional subcultures within the Arab culture ·Interrogated, conducted interviews, analyzed information, contributed to briefs/debriefs ·Translated English/Arabic for missions, interrogations, trainings and meetings ·Utilized professional skills with a natural talent to apply Psychological/Behavioral Sciences techniques for assessments ·Employed with and specifically attached to elite tactical teams ·Worked in a Top-Secret Facility (TSF) American Translators Association (ACA) Language Acquisition Management Program (LAMP)
Nov 2004Mar 2006

Pizza Guy Pizzeria

Owner and CEO

·Administered financial aspects of the business

·Directed all aspects of food service operations

·Purchased and controlled inventory to efficiently balance service with costs

·Managed 10 employees

·Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, motivating and scheduling employees

·Outlined company goals and provided performance feedback

·Maintained Back-of-House (BOH) for sanitation and quality control of food products

·Marketed, advertised and created menu layouts


Bi-lingual in English and Arabic. Dedicated professional with six years of tactical military operations experience as a Linguist, Interpreter and Cultural Advisor. Cross-functional Team Leadership and Experienced Trainer. Active Top-Secret Clearance.


Obtaining a position in which my knowledge, skills, and abilities as a linguist and interpreter will be effectively utilized and maximized for the benefit of the organization.

Other Skills

• Strong communication skills and extensive computer skills • Complex problem solving and comprehension • Ability to excel in extremely challenging situations• American and Arab culture awareness• Fast-learner, enthusiastic and dedicated • Positive attitude and sense of team unity

Linguist Cultural Advisor Military Operations Military Training Interpreter Interrogation Fast Learner Computer Proficiency Operations Management Communication Dedicated Professional Enthusiastic self-starter Challenge Driven Eagerness to Learn Document Management Experienced Trainer Supervisory Experience Cross-functional Team Leadership Analytic Thinking Problem Solving Psychology English Arabic

Honors and Awards

• Operation Iraqi Freedom Award• Certificate of Appreciation from US Army• Certificate of Appreciation from Mosul HST