Richard Allen Smith
45 West 11th Avenue, Apartment 1Denver, Colorado910.email@example.com
Highlights of Qualifications
Vice Chairman of nation’s leading progressive pro-veteran, pro-military organization.
Three years as a contributing editor for top military affairs/veteran website, eighteen months as editor-in-chief.
Expert in web 2.0 communications with extensive political organization experience.
Five years of military service as a paralegal specialist.
Experience coordinating and organizing large scale events.
Employment History:August 2009-Present: VoteVets Action Fund
Serving as Vice Chairman of one of the nation's largest veterans and military advocacy organizations. Developingmessaging, field and political strategy, and overall direction for non-profit and political action committee consisting of over 100,000 members nationwide. Previously served as Senior Advisor;
Editor of the organization’s
political-military blog. Managed day-to-day messaging and response fororganization’s new media operation. Integrated social networking tools to increase visibility of the blog, as well asorganizational initiatives. Quantifiably increased traffic throughout tenure. Provided institutional information andblogged from the front lines in Afghanistan for over nine months; assisted in messaging and oversight of all content onthe site;
Coordinated with high level D.C.-based national security, advocacy and political organizations as well asgovernmental entities such as Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to promote relevant militaryand foreign policy issues;
Quoted and/or linked to by such outlets as
Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Washington Independent,Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The
Atlantic, The Daily Caller, Reuters, Fox News, Center for American Progress,Talking Points Memo
August 2003-July 2008: United States Army; Paralegal Specialist
: 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; Unit paralegal for battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Responsible for allmilitary justice actions within the unit, as well as processing of Foreign Claims and development,training and enforcement of Rules of Engagement. Also served as Battle Captain for the InternationalSecurity Assistance Force’s Theatre Tactical Reserve. Duties include assisting the Commander incontrolling troops in contact and acting as coordinator and liaison between the unit and other supportassets during Operation Achilles, the largest offensive operation in NATO history.
: 2nd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams, 82nd Airborne Division, FortBragg, North Carolina; Served as unit paralegal for Airborne Infantry units capable of 18-hour notification deployment to anywhere in the world. Responsible for processing all unit legal actions,