Capt Gardea Christian

Capt Gardea Christian

Dates of Service: May 2009 - May 2014
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  • 2ndLt May 09
  • 1stLt May 11
  • Capt Jul 13
Commissioning Source:  USNA, May 2009

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Bio 

A highly motivated, results-oriented, versatile professional with unsullied integrity. Able to succeed in a constantly changing environment. Demonstrates loyalty and positive work ethic while thriving in teamwork environments and managerial leadership positions. A diverse leader who utilizes interpersonal skills and leadership to improve the performance of others and accomplish the mission.

Military Experiences

Sep 2013 - May 2014
H&S Co
Company Commander
Successfully deployed a company in less than 3 weeks after taking command. Instituted a professional military education program with the Marines in H&S to increase professional development. Facilitated base security improvements on Camp Leatherneck. Served as the Contracting Officer Representative for the Bastion-Leatherneck private security company Triple Canopy. Developed monthly reset training for company in order to maintain proficiency. Established the battalion command operations center and assumed and maintained accountability of an expansive gear/equipment set once in Afghanistan. Provided quality leadership and oversight to the various sections within the company and maintained positive command climate throughout.
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
H&S Co
Executive Officer
Served as ordnance officer and accounted for armory weapons, SL-3 gear, and miscellaneous items. Increased company medical readiness and dental readiness. Facilitated and executed multiple awards for the company. Developed and facilitated light, medium, and heavy machine gun training for the company. Developed and facilitated multiple pistol ranges for the battalion. Developed and conducted guard force training for the company and facilitated an opposition force for battalion training. Ensured proper training and supervision, and increased number of position safety officers, instructors, and evaluators in the company to facilitate company and battalion training. Was hand selected to be re-assigned to an Afghanistan deploying unit as a company commander.
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
H&S Co
Company Commander
Served as ordnance officer and accounted for armory weapons, SL-3 gear, and miscellaneous items. Increased company medical readiness and dental readiness. Facilitated and executed multiple awards for the company. Developed and facilitated light, medium, and heavy machine gun training for the company. Developed and facilitated multiple pistol ranges for the battalion. Developed and conducted guard force training for the company and facilitated an opposition force for battalion training. Ensured proper training and supervision, and increased number of position safety officers, instructors, and evaluators in the company to facilitate company and battalion training. Was hand selected to be re-assigned to an Afghanistan deploying unit as a company commander.
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
II MHG
Rule of Law and OCCD Advisor

Deployments

(1 year, 8 months)
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Headquarters and Service Company Commander
Jan 2013 - May 2013
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Rule of Law Advisor and Operational Coordination Center District Advisor
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Afghanistan ribbon

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

Advisor Training Cell

Certifications

Oct 2013

CLM003 Section 890 Overview of Acquisition Ethics

Oct 2013

FAC022 Section 889 Combating Human Trafficking

Oct 2013

Leatherneck Regional Contracting Center Contracting Officer Representative Training

Foreign Language Skills

2009

Spanish (0+/0+)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees
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