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HUGO BAHAMON

Phone: 630-464-1610/630-299-3206 E-mail: hbb02b80@westpost.net


Address: 556 Lincoln Station Drive Oswego IL. 60543
SUMMARY:
I am a Retired Colombian Army Colonel with over 27 years of experience in educat
ion matters, curriculum development, technical training and training supervising
, budgeting, project management, leadership, decision making, analytical skills,
problem solving, teaching, team working and good relationship building. 4 years
of experience as training liaison officer between the American Embassy and the
Colombian Ministry of Defense (Plan Colombia Helicopter Program) where I learned
diplomatic matters, interagency coordination, net relationship building and joi
nt training operations supervising. 3 years as General Manager where I experienc
ed American business culture, American way of management, human resources develo
pment, organizational culture and civilian leadership and 1 year as President of
Global Security Results, Inc. Extensive knowledge of the political and socio-ec
onomic challenges in Latin America. Broad experience in military education and
training.
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1981 Escuela de Paracaidismo (2nd. Lieutenant)
Chief of Instructors, Curriculum Developer and Training Supervisor
Instructor of Leadership and Airborne Operations.
1983 Escuela Militar de Cadetes General Jos Mara Crdova (1st. Lieutenant)
Platoon Instructor.
Instructor of Leadership and Reading Maps.
1985 Escuela de Lanceros (1st. Lieutenant)
Chief of Instructors
Instructor of Leadership, Reading Maps, Irregular Operations at Platoon Level an
d First Aid in Combat.
1990 Escuela de Armas y Servicios (Captain)
Instructor of FADEP (Faculty Development Program)
Instructor of Leadership, S-3 in Garrison, Irregular Operations at Company Leve
l and Offensives Operations, Curriculum Development and Technical Training.
1993 Escuela de Lanceros (Major)
Chief of Instructors and Curriculum Developer and Training Supervisor
Instructor of Leadership, Psychological Operations and Lessons Learned.
1997 Escuela de Fuerzas Especiales (Lieutenant Colonel)
Commander, Curriculum Developer and Training Supervisor
Instructor of Leadership, Special Forces Operations and Psychological Operations
.
Founder of the School.
1999 Escuela Superior de Guerra (Lieutenant Colonel)
Instructor of Leadership, Strategy, Offensive Operations at Brigade Level and Ir
regular Operations at Battalion Level.
Director of the Ground Operations Department, Curriculum Developer and Training
Supervisor
Diploma in University Teaching

2001 Escuela de Lanceros (Lieutenant Colonel)


Commander, Curriculum Developer and Training Supervisor
Instructor of Leadership, Human Rights and Rules of Engagement.
Update to year 2001 the whole Lanceros ourse.
2002 Departamento de Educacion y Doctrina del Ejercito de Colombia (Colonel)
Founder of Armys Lessons Learned Department.
Curriculum Developer and Training Supervisor
1979-2002 Military Professor
The above experience allowed me to learn how to prepare instructional programs,
develop matters, form instructors, carry on lessons, evaluate acquired knowledge
and plan continued learning situations, letting me improve my performance as in
structor rank after rank.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVMENTS:
2008-2010. Public Safety Administration Studies.
Currently enrolled in graduate studies in Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois
.
2006-2008. Political Science and International Relations Studies.
Undergraduate studies in College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
2009-2010 Global Security Results, Inc.
President
2007-2009 Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc.
General Manager
2006-2007 Dynamic Trade, Inc.
Sales Representative
2002-2006. US Department of State, Bogota, Colombia.
Military Advisor and Liaison in Training and Military Education for the United S
tates Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
, Plan Colombia helicopter Program.
1979-2002. Colombian Army Officer.
Culminated a distinguished military career in the Colombian Army with the rank o
f Colonel.
Founder and Commander of the Lessons Learned Department of the Colombian Army.
Director of the Ground Operations Department of the Colombian Superior War Coll
ege.
Founder and Commander of the Colombian Special Forces School.
Commander of the Lancero School, Tolemaida, Colombia.
Improved the instructional system in the Colombian Army.
20 years as military teacher.
EDUCATION:
Bachelor in Business Administration, Universidad Cooperativa, Colombia 1999.
Bachelor in Military Science, Escuela Militar de Cadetes, Colombia 1979.
Post-Graduate Diploma, Teaching Methodology, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, 1999.
Post-Graduate Diploma, Cultural Leadership, Instituto Latinoamericano de Lide
razgo, Colombia 1996.
Post-Graduate Diploma, Administration Management, Universidad del Rosario, Colo
mbia 1996.
Military Professor.
RELEVANT MILITARY TRAINING:
Optronics course, School of Infantry, Bogota, Colombia.
TOW Missile Course in Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.
Colombian Superior War College, Honor Graduate.
Small Unit Tactics in Irregular Warfare Course, School of the Americas. Honor G
raduate.
Lancero Qualification Course, Colombia, Honor Graduate.
Colombian Airborne School, Honor Graduate.
Extensive preparation as military teacher.
OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND RECOGNITIONS:
Lancero Expert Distinctive Badge
Airborne Expert Distinctive Badge
Special Forces Expert Distinctive Badge
Two Colombian Army Commendation Medals for Distinguished Actions in Combat.
Bearer of twenty commendations from the Colombian Army.
Bearer of the Colombian Congressional Medal of Honor.
Bearer of twenty combat and technical distinctive decorations.
UN Medal for Service with United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993.
Author of various Counter-Insurgency and Special Forces articles in Colombian m
ilitary magazines.
Honorary Cadre of the Advanced NCO Special Forces Selection Course-US Army.
Honorary Citizen of Huntsville-Alabama.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCIES AND OTHER INFORMATION:
Fully Bi-lingual Spanish and English.
US Resident Alien.
Able to travel as extensively as needed.
REFERENCES
General Alejandro Navas, Commander, Colombian Army, 011-57-320-899-7849
Sean P. Knierim, Chief of Staff, MacArthur Foundation, 312-646-9372
Carlos Velez, Worldwide Security Director, Johnson & Johnson, 732-266-5115
Martin Barye, Latin America Security Director, Lockheed Martin, 301-412-2679
Mark W. Cooper, Senior Advisor, INL/A Department of State, 321-480-5886
Sara Bracceschi, Consultant, Control Risk, 202-531-1118