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Sherman H.

Kohler III

120 Louie Lane Phone: (910) 526-99

Jacksonville, NC 28540 Cell: (9
10) 526-9992

Professional Profile
United States Marine with 16 years experience. Areas of expertise include:
-Diplomatic Security; American Embassy Vienna, Austria / U.S. Interest Section,
Havana, Cuba
-Special Weapons Security; Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia
-Weapons Handling
-Troop Leading
-Physical Fitness
-Combat Marksmanship Instructor
-Primary Marksmanship Instructor
-Command and Control
-Combat Operations Center
-Blue Force Tracker
Military Awards:
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Citation
Good Conduct Medal (5)
Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
National Defense Medal (2)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (5)
Overseas Service Ribbon (2)
Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Certificate of Commendation (3)
Certificate of Appreciation (1)
Letter of Appreciation (1)
Meritorious Mast (2)
** TS/SCI Security Clearance * Proficient in: COMSEC, computers, multi-
* Proficient in: line phone systems, copi
Automated Message Handling System (AMHS), * fax, scanner, STU-3, STE, & Red Swi
Defense Message System(DMS) -- Defense
Microsoft Office to 2007 (Word, Access, Excel,
Publisher, & Outlook)
Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe Dreamweaver,
Acrobat, & Reader
Norton & McAfee anti-virus
Windows to Windows 7
Relevant Experience
Served as an Emergency Actions Controller (EAC) in United
States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Joint Operations Center (JOC) Emergency Action (
EA) Cell. My responsibilities included:
*Assisted with the effective liaison and coordination among various leaders and
organizations (e.g., President, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chie
fs of Staff, Joint Staff, National Military Command Center (NMCC), Department of
State, American Embassies, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agenc
y, Federal Bureau of Investigations, AFRICOM Commander, Directorates, Divisions,
Components, other combatant commands, and garrison agencies (e.g., fire departm
ent, security police).
*Received, processed, and executed CJCS/AFRICOM EA procedures in accordance with
CJCS/AFRICOM EA directives.
*Coordinated with JOC Team Chief/JOC Operations Officer regarding AFRICOMs respo
nse to CJCS EAMs, real-world operations & exercises.
*Received and disseminated changes in readiness conditions (e.g., Continuity of
Government Readiness Conditions (COGCON), Information Condition (INFOCON), Defen
se Condition (DEFCON), Force Protection Condition (FPCON)) to Africa Command and
six (6) components.
*Worked closely with the Chief, Emergency Action Cell, to provide detailed techn
ical direction to EA cell controllers and communication technicians.
*Responsible for all aspects of EA Console Operations to include developing and
implementing all required checklists used on the console (i.e., Joint Staff dire
cted checklist, shift changeover checklist, quick reaction checklist (QRC), cont
roller basic checklist (CBC), and emergency action checklist).
*Originated, received, disseminated, and processed various messages (e.g., OPREP
*Continuously utilized (operate, monitor, troubleshoot) various
secure and non-secure COCOM command and control communications systems, equipmen
t, and software applications required for Operations Center/EA Cell operations (
i.e., World Wide Secure Voice Conferencing System (WWSVCS), Joint Chiefs of Staf
f Alerting Network (JCSAN), Nova/Strategic Automated
Command and Control System (SACCS), MILSTAR Survivable Emergency Conference Netw
ork (SECN), Automated Message Handling System (AMHS), Defense Red Switch Network
(DRSN), JWICS, voice over IP (VOIP), Tandberg, UHF SATCOM and secure telephone
equipment (STE), Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Earth, Defense
Connect Online (DCO), AFRICOM Portal, Microsoft Office 2007).
*Controlled, monitored, and maintained Africa Command Network (ACN) UHF SATCOM p
roviding vital connectivity between combatant command and its six
(6) components.
*Participated in various CJCS conferences (e.g., Air Event Conference,
Missile Event Conference, Event Conference, OPREP-3 Conference) responsible for
communicating critical information to leaders at all levels and facilitate appro
priate response.
*Deployed, installed, and operated EA cell systems and equipment providing conti
nuity of operations/command and control of primary and alternate facilities duri
ng actual/exercise emergency relocation site facilitating seamless transfer of c
ommand and control communications systems during emergencies/disasters.
*Troubleshot interruptions in EA cell communications; instruction other members
of communications team
*Provided technical communications recommendation to Chief, Emergency Action Cel
*Performed the duties of the Communication Security (COMSEC) Manager responsible
for receipt, inventory, use, safeguard, and destruction of all cryptographic ma
terial on a continuous year round coverage schedule.
*Operated and monitored voice and electrical communications systems
including ground communication networks, ground-to-air and point-to-point commun
ications systems.
*Transmitted orders to coordinate, execute and control deployment and redeployme
nt of personnel, ships, and aircraft.
*Prepared command and control displays and briefings by extracting pertinent inf
ormation from various sources into graphic displays.
*Participated in CJCS/AFRICOM command and control exercises and real world opera
tions supporting 53 countries
*Coordinated and tracked AFRICOM commander, directors, and component commanders
*Initiated, coordinated and tracked command recalls; maintains daily events log;
conducts shift changeover briefing.
LIMA Company 3D Bn, 6th Marines July 1995 to Current
United States Marine Corps - GySgt / E7
Jacksonville, NC 28542
Infantry Unit Leader
-Company GySgt for a 200 man Company, Camp Lejeune North Carolina
-Weapons Platoon Sergeant for a 28 man Platoon, Camp Lejuene North Carolina
-Emergency Action Cell for United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
-Training Chief for Marine Forces Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
-Training Chief for 3d Marine Regiment, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
-Training Chief for 2d BN, 3rd Marines, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
-Platoon Sergeant for a 42 man Platoon, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
American Military University 2011
Emergency and Disaster Management
Master of Arts
Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Graduation date is May 15, 2011.
American Military University 2009
Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science
Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Golden Key International Honor Society
Professional, Intelligent, Motivated, Loyal, Trustworthy, Dedicated, Tenacious,
Team Player