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Randall Thackston QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE Results-oriented, motivated professional with proven capacity to lead staff and support complex

operations, leveraging wide-ranging administrative, leadership, and professional skills to meet evolving priorities. >>> Operations: Tactical operator / coordinator with a thorough knowledge of com bat lifesaver procedures. Deep knowledge of weapons safety concerns and implemen tation procedures. Proficient in small unit operational tactics and safety withi n theatres of combat and high-threat areas. Distinguished leadership in federal, military, and private sectors, managing complex domestic and international oper ations. Hold accountability for multiple concurrent responsibilities, utilizing expertise in administrative, technical, and personnel oversight to consistently achieve objectives. Successfully managed operational project budgets ranging fro m $7.5 million to $12 million. >>> Training & Leadership: Diverse training background, including qualification as Instructor for multiple fields. Train staff to succeed in daily operations an d special initiatives. Broad capacity to lead within diverse environments and un der adverse conditions; rapidly acquire skills and expertise. >>> Communications: Excel ns in support of superior nication skills; adept at ement. Confidently handle in presentation, providing summaries and recommendatio decision making. Finely honed written and verbal commu interacting professionally with staff and senior manag sensitive information.

>>> Key Strengths: Broad complementary background with extensive professional ex pertise; demonstrated aptitude for quickly mastering techniques, tools, processe s, and systems. Maintain focus on strategic alignment of resources, administerin g management best practices.

SPECIALTIES Expertise in Tactical Vehicles, including Heavy Military Track / Wheeled Vehicle s; M998 HMMWV; M1098 LMTV; M923 5-TON Truck; M113A2 & M113A3 Personnel Carrier; M88A1 Medium Recovery Vehicle; M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicle; M1, M1A1 & M1A2 Main Battle Tank, STRYKER & MRAP Family; weapons expertise includes Qualif ied Marksman & Instructor in Machine Gun, Rifle, Pistol.

EXPERIENCE AMERICAN WI-FI, LLC, Forward Operational Base (FOB) Shank, Afghanistan OPERATIONS MANAGER, 05/2010 to 04/2011 Implement, supervise, and oversee the first U.S. Military Based public Wide Area Network (WAN) system in the Theater of Operations in Afghanistan; provide strat egic and operational leadership to all business and technical functions. Install , support & maintain WiFi / 802.11 wireless LAN systems, routing and switching h ardware, software, and protocols. Install, service and maintain structured cabli ng systems and network facilities and provide IP, DHCP, DNS administration. Prov ide guidance, training, and evaluation for multi-national staff. ** Manage and implement all structural and operational processes and continually improve policies and procedures to further streamline operations, maintaining c

ost effective operations for the U.S. Military. ** Oversight for technology interface with operational net covering multiple rem ote sites. ** Consults and advises Senior Staff, Directors and department heads of manageme nt teams within all departments in weekly board meetings. ** Display professional, cultural awareness and courtesies when routinely briefi ng multi-national Directors and VPs. NAVISTAR DEFENSE, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq & Operation Enduring Freedom, Af ghanistan DIVISION FLEET MANAGER, 12/2008 to 04/2011 Consult on tactical vehicle operations and maintenance for US military teams dep loyed in Iraq and Afghanistan, including MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Ensure quality assurance inspection, testing, and validation fo r operational readiness of mission-critical vehicles. Collaborate across militar y, Department of Defense (DoD), and contractor stakeholders. ** Serve as the sole MRAP technical advisor within a forward operating base, pro viding senior-level technical expertise for real-world operating and maintenance issues to teams in the field. Initially set up the MRAP program for multiple OEMs on one of the largest FOBs i n Afghanistan. ** Implemented a fix for A/C condenser dead-lined MRAPs theatre-wide, saving the Army and Marine Corps over $2,000,000.00 dollars in combat asset down-time, and countless life and limb. ** Instrumental in setting up the first MRAP Battle Damage Repair Facility in Af ghanistan. ** Serve as the sole MRAP technical advisor within a forward operating base, pro viding senior-level technical expertise for real-world operating and maintenance issues to teams in the field. ** Graduate of MRAP-U with certification. ** ASE Certification. ** US Army Instructor Certification valid until 05/2013. ** Proficient in electrical / electronic troubleshooting and repair; hydraulic, pneumatic, ABS and central tire inflation systems; diesel and gas-turbine engine s. ** Certification from Navistar Advanced Technician Course. ** Experience with STRYKER, MAXXPRO, RG-31, RG-33 and Cougar MRAPs. ** Supervise engineering changes, repair parts requisition, scheduled and unsche duled maintenance, and implementation of Modification Work Orders (MWOs). ** Prepared and submitted reports for engineering failure and design changes. ** Welding experience includes OXY-Acetylene, MIG, basic TIG, OXY-Acetylene and Plasma cutting.

PKMM, OIF, Balad, Iraq NETWORK INSTALLATION SUPERVISOR, 12/2007 to 11/2008 ** Provided excellent network analyst and implementation of C-RAM (Counter-Rocke t/Artillery/Mortar) systems for US DoD missions in Iraq. ** Team Lead for C-NET (CRAM-Network) installations and transitions to Cisco dev ices 3845, 3750 stacks, 2960G, 2950, and ASA Firewalls. ** Professionally installed, networked, and incorporated radar, motion sensor in put, RF signals, and wireless communications to offer counter air defense to hos tile fire producing precise Point-of-Origin and Point-of-Impact trajectories. ** CNET cutover included VLANS with access ports, Gigabit Ethernet trunk ports, fiber optic trunk links, RSTP (802.1w) protocol for faster convergence of new ne twork topologies, creation of network addressing schemes, and inter-FOB connecti vity via OSPF routing protocol. ** Other technologies and devices used for mission included Motorola PTP 600 ser ies point-to-point 5.8 GHz Ethernet bridge radios, Army tactical C2 FAAD Systems , WAVES alert systems, AMDWS, Audio & Video Encryption devices, LPWS Phalanx sys tems, NTP servers, and Inter-mapper monitoring servers for network integrity per FOB. ** Manage and implement all structural and operational processes and continually improve policies and procedures to further streamline operations, maintaining c ost effective operations for the U.S. Military. ** Oversight for technology interface with operational net covering multiple rem ote sites. ** Consults and advises Senior Staff, Directors and department heads of manageme nt teams within all departments in weekly board meetings. ** Display professional, cultural awareness and courtesies when routinely briefi ng multi-national Directors and VPs.

GENERAL DYNAMICS LAND SYSTEMS, Fort Lewis, Washington TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, 05/2006 to 11/2007 Provided technical instruction in a wide array of US military defense platforms for classes of military and civilian professionals, including the ABRAMS family of main battle tanks, STRYKER variants such as Infantry Carrying Vehicle (ICV), Command Vehicle (CV), Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), Reconnaissance Vehicle ( RV), Mobile Gun System (MGS), Mortar Carrier (MC), Engineer Support Vehicle (ESV ), NBC Recon Vehicle (NBCRV), and Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Vehicle. ** Completed instructor / training qualification and certification at the intens ive Army Instructor Training Course in Fort Benning, Georgia; trained classes of up to 60 an played an instrumental role in training and qualifying the 1st Stry ker Brigade Combat Team for deployment to Iraq.

THE CHOP ZONE, Puyallup, Washington OPERATIONS MANAGER, 01/2003 to 04/2007 Built the states first federally-licensed custom motorcycle manufacturing organi zation; provide strategic and operational leadership to all business and technic

al functions. ** Earned 2004 honor, Northwest Motorcycle Facility of the Year, by Consumer Bus iness Review and in the same year won the first American National Biker Build-of f against 525+ competitors. ** Selected for invitation-only World Championship of Custom Bike Builders in La s Vegas, 2005. ** Ranked #1 in 2005 International Bike Builders Book, Top 100 Custom Motorcycle Builders in the World. ** Innovative, non-RC components bike featured as centerfold of RC Components 20 07 Annual Wheel Catalog.

US ARMY, Worldwide Locations 20+ year tenure TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, 09/2000 to 12/2003 SPACIALIZRD MILITARY TRAINING (1ST SFOD-D ABN), 03/1996 to 08/2000 MAINTENANCE MANAGER, 11/1983 to 02/1996 Provided briefings to senior management related to operational preparedness and developed each days morning reporting. Developed training programs suitable for diverse skill levels, as well as technical cross-training courses; provided high ly effective blend of theory instruction and hands-on skill development. Assesse d training programs for improvement opportunities; authored and implemented poli cies and procedures to enhance productivity and efficiency. Leveraged extensive problem-solving skills in response to real-world situations, rapidly devising an d implementing practical solutions. ** Developed the end-to-end training program for the LAV III to STRYKER transiti on for US and Canadian military teams, including lesson planning, training evalu ation criteria, and standard operating procedures (SOP); served as the Certified Instructor, Field Service Representative (FSR), and Lead Technician within the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT). ** Designed training scenarios for US and foreign partner military teams, as wel l as US Army and Marine Corps ROTC Advanced Camp Cadets, spanning strategic and tactical aspects of defense, reconnaissance, and counterterrorism operations. ** Completed Special Forces Basic and Advanced Military Training ** Assisted in developing training scenarios for US and Foreign Military Forces in unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, strike operations, strategi c reconnaissance, and counterterrorism ** Selected for a special assignment advising the Egyptian military, providing c onsulting and training on the M1A1 ABRAMS Main Battle Tanks systems and features . ** Served as DoD inspector for manufacture of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Ve hicle (AAAV), providing all quality assurance and manufacturing approval. ** Managed a team of 145+ and held accountability for 300+ heavy vehicles within rapidly deployable operational environment of M1A1 Cavalry Unit; led deployed m aintenance team of 15 in proactive and responsive servicing to meet operational requirements, including damage assessment and repair. ** Earlier experience includes Primary Instructor within joint US / NATO Trainin g Center in Hohenfells, Germany and Technical Instructor Maintenance within 22member mobile team.

EDUCATION CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, In Progress CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE, Killeen, Texas Coursework in Law Enforcement Security Clearance: Interim Secret Licensure: Class A Commercial Drivers License Language Skills: German Certification: Six Sigma * Safety Officer * HAZ-MAT Level I & II * Instruc tor / Trainer * ASE Training & Development: Navistar Defense Training, Field Service Representative Qualification * Army Instructor Training & Qualification * First Sergeants C ourse Honor Graduate * Advanced Leadership Academy Honor Graduate * Special Forces Advanced Training CAG / 1st SFOD-DELTA (ABN) Selected Honors: Defense of Freedom Medal nominee * TECOM Award for Military T raining Excellence TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY Tactical Management: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, includin g comfort interfacing with Directors and VPs * Ability to develop and implemen t department goals and strategies based on broader organization goals * Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability * Windows 7, Vist a, XP * Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, 2003 * Adobe Weapons: Qualified Marksman & Instructor in Machine Gun, Rifle, Pistol LOCATION, PREFERENCE AND AVAILABILITY I am currently located in Western Washington State. I would prefer to work in Western Washington, or Afghanistan. I possess a CDL Class A License with LCV and a spotless record, a US Passport, a nd a current Interim Secret Clearance. I am available immediately.