Creative professional with 7+ years of experience in military broadcasting within the federal government and 16+ years of performance entertainment. Unmatched techniques in the broadcast arena; expertise as a television producer, on-air personality, broadcast journalist, and editor; served as AFN Wiesbaden station TV NCOIC (non-commissioned officer in charge). Provide guidance in day-to-day operations, workflow formulation, and skills training. Consistently recognized by commanders, senior managers, colleagues and customers for superb work and creativity. Capable of successfully accomplishing the most challenging of assignments. For More.
I earned my Associate of Arts from Blinn College in Brenham Texas before attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas where I earned my Bachelors of Arts. I made the Dean's list and received the Bill and Strokes Memorial Scholarship all while working two jobs. I feel confident in my ability to handle the academic portion of the MVJ program at Syracuse.
Since my initial enlistment eight years ago, I've been promoted to Staff Sergeant and just graduated Air Assault School. I have completed the required levels of NCOES School as well as SSD. During the last four years, I was selected over 100 soldiers for brigade soldier of the quarter for Joint logistic Task Force 6 and 48 Non-commissioned officers in American Forces Network Europe during soldier of the quarter's board. I've also won four first-place Battalion level combatives middleweight tournaments and maintained my Army Physical Fitness Badge ever since joining the Army.
I became an Army Broadcaster in September 2012 after reclassifying from my original military occupational specialty as a Motor Transportation Operator. Since then, I have earned several broadcast awards for my work culminating in the top honors for the army and Department of Defense: The Master Sergeant John T Anderson Military Broadcast Journalist of the Year award and the Thomas Jefferson Military Broadcast Journalist of the Year award for 2014. I am currently attending the MVJ program gaining hands-on professional training, to learn to tell great stories, as well as refining my experience and knowledge to inspire future broadcasters. My time at the Newhouse School is invested in the future of telling the soldiers story.