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Stephen J.

Kopach

| Curriculum Vitae

138 Lincoln St Melrose MA 02176 | 858.722.6117 | stephenkopach@gmail.com

Education
B.A. Biology Boston University, Boston MA

1999 2003

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Washington DC

2008 2012

M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI
M.S. Adult Education, Auburn University, Auburn AL

2009 2012
2014 2017

Training
USMC Command and Staff Course Marine Corps University, Quantico VA

2014

Joint Combined Warfighting School Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk VA

2012

College of Naval Command and Staff U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI

2012

Denial and Deception Advanced Studies Program National Intelligence University, Washington DC
Expeditionary Warfare School Marine Corps University, Quantico VA

2012

2011

MAGTF Intelligence Officers Course Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck VA

2010

Joint Military Attach School Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington DC

2010

Basic Reconnaissance Course U.S. Marine Corps

2006

Scout Sniper Platoon Commander Course U.S. Marine Corps

2005

Ground Intelligence Officer Course U.S. Marine Corps

2004

Infantry Officer Course U.S. Marine Corps

2004

Academic Awards
MAGTF Intelligence Officer's Course Distinguished Graduate Award
The Reserve Officer Association for Outstanding Scholarship and Military Leadership
U.S. Naval War College Director's Award for Academic Excellence
McGinnis Family Award Finalist, U.S. Naval War College
Joint and Combined Warfighting School Director's Writing Award

Military & Civilian Awards


DoD Civilian Combat Support Award
Joint Civilian Service Commendation
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
GWOT-E Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal

National Defense Service Medal


Non-Article 5 NATO Medal (ISAF)
Combat Action Ribbon

Work Experience
U.S. Department of Defense
Operations Officer, GS-13
Conduct research and tailored studies for senior U.S. Department of Defense officials and government
policymakers in order to improving acquisitions, logistics, and warfighting capabilities and practices.
Travel globally to interact with defense and private industry experts at conferences, trade shows, and
government-sponsored events in order to conduct research.
Focuses include maritime, ground, air, and space capabilities, defense acquisitions and logistics processes, and
military application of civilian technologies.
Foreign Area Experience in the Middle East, East Asia, and Conflict Zones including overseas assignments to
Bahrain and multiple deployments to Afghanistan.

U.S. Marine Corps


Intelligence Officer, Major
Intelligence officer (S-2), 1st Battalion, 25th Marines.
Analyst at Joint Warfare Analysis Center developing effects-based precision targeting solutions for adversarial
networks in support of national security and military strategy.
Reserve Marine Attach at U.S. Defense Attach Offices in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Oman,
observing and reporting on defense matters in the host-nation and acting as Chief of Mission's military advisor on
naval, defense, and national security issues.
Platoon Commander at 1st Marine Division, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion; led-30 Marine unit through deployment
to Fallujah, Iraq during the 2007 troop surge, conducting over 70 combat missions in support of
counterinsurgency operations.
Intelligence Officer for Combined Medical Relief Team supporting Disaster Assistance Center Pakistan; deployed
to Northwest Frontier Province Pakistan to conduct humanitarian relief and disaster assistance operations in
response to 2005 South Asia Earthquake.
Intelligence Support Team Officer in Charge, 3rd Marine Logistics Group G2, Okinawa, Japan; led support team
during exercises in the Pacific Command area of operations including South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.

Volunteering & Community Involvement


Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout and Unit Commissioner
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston Marathon Fundraising Participant
Team Tillman NYC Marathon Fundraising Team Member
American Cancer Society NYC Marathon Fundraising Participant
Wounded Warrior Project U.S. Embassy Kabul Fundraising Participant
National Young Leaders Council Leadership Panelist