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					Phillip A. Orellano
First Sergeant
United States Marine

86 SandPiper Lane
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Home Telephone: 949-293-0633

Work Telephone: 760-763-7194

E-Mail address: detcmdafrique@yahoo.com or phillip.orellano@nmci.usmc.mil

United States Marine Corps: 20 years

Experience:

March 2008 to Present: Company First Sergeant, School of Infantry

Duties:

-Serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and principal assistant to the Company Commander and
keep apprised of all policies of the commander.
-Disseminates information to the unit-enlisted personnel regarding such policies and report to the
Commander on matters pertaining to the efficient operation of the command.
- Counsels subordinate unit Noncommissioned Officers as require to improve the general
effectiveness of the command and develop subordinates through mentorship and Professional
Military Education.
-Responsible for the personal and professional development of entry level students undergoing
Marine Combat Training.
Coordinates with higher headquarters to ensure proper staffing of personnel and recommend
quota assignments.
-Interviews and counsels personnel on pertinent professional and personal matters, which may
affect the efficiency of the command. –
Assist the commander in the conduct of legal matters pertaining to the Uniform Code of Military
Justice.
-Supervise all clerical and administrative matters; training functions and the employment of the
command in garrison and in the field; logistic functions such as billeting, transportation, and
messing; inspections and investigations; personnel management; daily routine.

Accomplishments:

-Activated a new Company within Marine Combat Training Battalion and ensured all permanent
personnel and students administrative requirements were completed prior to start of training.
-Maintained good order and discipline and focus on molding the company into a cohesive team.
Coordinate with higher headquarters to ensure proper staffing of personnel needed for training.
-Provided leadership, mentorship, and guidance to over 300 entry level students undergoing
Marine Combat Training during each cycle.
-Supervised, lead and provide guidance to the company staff consisting of 25 personnel.
-Ensured all administrative matters were completed timely and accurately.

March 2005 to March 2008: Company First Sergeant, Second Battalion, First Marines.

Duties:
-Serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and principal assistant to the Company Commander and
keep apprised of all policies of the commander.
-Disseminates information to the unit-enlisted personnel regarding such policies and report to the
Commander on matters pertaining to the efficient operation of the command.
- Counsels subordinate unit Noncommissioned Officers as require to improve the general
effectiveness of the command and develop subordinates through mentorship and Professional
Military Education.
-Interviews and counsels personnel on pertinent professional and personal matters, which may
affect the efficiency of the command. –
Assist the commander in the conduct of legal matters pertaining to the Uniform Code of Military
Justice.
-Supervise all clerical and administrative matters; training functions and the employment of the
command in garrison and in the field; logistic functions such as billeting, transportation, and
messing; inspections and investigations; personnel management; daily routine.
-Provided counseling to Marines and Sailors for combat operations.

Accomplishments:

-Provided administrative processing for 170 member rifle-company for deployment to Iraq.
-Provided administrative processing for 210 member Headquarters and Service company for
deployment to Okinawa, Japan and the Western Pacific.
-Trained and counseled Marines and Sailors for combat operations, cultural awareness, security
and diplomatic relations for duty in the Iraqi theatre of Operation.
-Provided leadership and guidance during operations and bi-lateral training in Australia and
Egypt.
-Provided leadership and guidance during combat operations in Iraq.
-Ensure accurate accountability of a 290 Marine rifle company in four separate combat areas of
Iraq.
-Conducted casualty evacuation, reporting and tracking during combat operations from Iraq to
U.S. medical facilities.
-Ensured Marines displayed moral and ethical courage in the execution of their duties during
combat operations in Iraq.
Mentored and built morale that remained high throughout combat operations despite heavy
casualties.
Ensure the Rule of Engagement in the Law of Land warfare were accurately followed.
-Mentored and guide Marines throughout a year- long deployment in the Western Pacific to
include cultural awareness and bi-lateral training with armed forces of South Korea, Australia,
The Philippines and Cambodia
March 2001-March 2005: Detachment Commander:

-Served as the Detachment Commander in command of the Marine Security Guard Detachments
at the United States Embassy, Bamako, Mali, Mexico City, Mexico and the United States Tri-
Missions to Brussels. (U.S. Embassy, the US Mission to the European Union and the US Mission
to NATO)

Duties:

Commands a Marine Security Guard detachment responsible for providing the constant armed
internal security of a United States Embassy in a foreign country.
Coordinated proper security and storage of classified information and equipment pertinent to the
U.S. government and its allies.
-Provide security for the Chief-of Mission in exigent circumstances.
-Published written orders for the daily administrative and operational functioning of the
detachment to include operational plans and guard orders to support the Embassy internal
security.
-Served as the Marine advisor to the Regional Security Officer and Ambassador on security
issues, proper operational and utilization of the Marine detachment.
-Served as a member of the Embassy Emergency Action Committee.
-Served as the Range Safety Officer for the detachment weapons training and qualification.
-Responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, training and performance of the detachment.

Accomplishment:

-Commanded the third largest Marine detachment in the Marine Security Guard Battalion
program providing security for three United States Mission in Brussels, Belgium.
-Commanded the Marine detachment in Mexico City, one of the largest Embassies in the State
Department.
-Selected for assignment to these two large Embassies based on leadership, knowledge and
experience.
-Trained and supervised the detachment for armed internal security of the Embassy to include;
internal defense against protests, search and evacuation of a bomb threat, room clearing and
intruder containment threat and fire evacuation procedure.
-Ensure proper security and storage of classified information and equipment were adhere to and
conducted training on proper utilization of equipment for the destruction of classified
information.
-Assisted with the written procedures to expedite security of classified information and
equipment in the process of an immediate threat to the embassy.
-Drafted 20 operational and reactionary plans for internal defense, intruder containment, fire
evacuation, bomb search and evacuation, escape and evasion from an Embassy, the Chief of
Mission and the Marines residences.
- Developed new reactionary movement routes from the Marines’ residence to the Embassy to
improve security, safety and rapid employment of the Marines during an emergency crisis.
-Supervised over 200 reactionary drills and 20 actual threats to the Embassies during the period
of Sep 01 thru Mar 05.
-Monitor internal and external cameras covering the physical security of the Embassy and an
array of intrusion alarms, fire alarms and security systems.
-Coordinated and provided advised for the placement of newly installed cameras to provide 360
degrees external coverage of the Embassy in Bamako, Mali.
Assessed the security posture at the Ambassador’s residences and developed contingency plans
for the detachment response in the interim of a threat to include escape and evasion procedures.
-Trained the Marine detachment to serve as the Ambassadors’ residence and security detail
during exigent circumstances.
-Process, tracked and review daily intelligence reports, messages and memos for security
operations and monitored threats within the host nation and area of operation (AOR).
-Provided leadership and guidance to Embassy personnel during tense period of protests and
threats to the Embassies prior, during and after the Iraq invasion.
-Provided advised to the Regional Security Officer and Ambassador on the proper operational
and utilization of the Marine detachment.
- Participated and provided guidance during four State Department evaluations of the Crisis
Management Team.
-Rated as tactically proficient and administratively skilled in duties as a Detachment
Commander.
Respected by Embassy officials and Foreign Service Nationals.
- Attended weekly meetings with the Ambassador, senior department heads of the Foreign
Service, The Department of Justice, Treasury, USAID and Agriculture.

-Assisted with the security coordination of two Presidential visits and four Secretary of States
visits; Monterey, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, and Brussels, Belgium
Supervised the Marines assigned to provide security protection on the floors during the visits and
was the senior Marine- in-charge who acted as the detachment liaison between the Secret
Service, Bureau of Diplomatic Security and host nation security personnel to ensure a smooth
operation.

-Developed, submitted and supervised the detachments budget and expenditures ranging from
$150,000 to $550,000 for the support of the detachment fiscal requirements.

Coordinate and supervised four United States Marine Corps Birthday balls in an overseas
environment, fostering U.S. and host country relations that included the presence of the United
States Ambassador, host nation dignitaries, personnel of the Diplomatic Corps, and United States
and Foreign Military representatives.
-Participated in numerous diplomatic social functions to foster relationship between the United
States and the host nation.
Continuously serves as a role model for the United States Marine Corps and government in an
overseas environment.

Improve morale and motivation of the Marines through a counseling program and involved them
the planning process.
Maintained one of the highest morale of the detachment in Bamako, Mali, the fifth poorest
country in the world with an austere environment.
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February 1996- February 2001: Aviation Ordnance Supervisor

Duties:

-Served as a member of the Aviation Ordnance Certification and Qualification Board responsible
for the training, qualification and certification of Marines in Aviation Ordnance safety and
handling procedures.
-Served as the unit Ground Safety Program Manager responsible for monitoring safety
procedures, abused, and drafting mishaps reports.
-Designated the final authority on all decisions pertaining to ordnance handling and safety within
the unit.

Accomplishments:

-Conducted instructional and practical training in ordnance assembling and disassembling,
loading and downloading, and the electrical and mechanical safety check of the aircraft ordnance
systems.
-Procure supplies; maintains records, prepare reports, and utilizes publications pertinent to
aviation ordnance and aircraft armament equipment.
Performs quality control on all ordnance functions; reports unsatisfactory or defective equipment
and material; trains aircraft ordnance technicians in all phases of squadron level aviation
ordnance.
-Establishes a training program; applies administrative procedures necessary to operate a
squadron ordnance section and conducted administrative and material inspections.
Performs the duties of a quality assurance inspector, prepared naval messages, orders,
instructions, and safety notices
- Managed the unit Technical Directive Publications System tracking over 450 publications for
the UH-1W Super Cobra and UH-1N Huey aircrafts systems, flight and safety operations.

August 1992-January 1996: Marine Security Guard

Marine Security Guard at the United States Embassies; Montevideo, Uruguay, Yaounde,
Cameroon, and Tokyo, Japan.

Duties:

-Provide internal security services to prevent the compromise of classified information, and
equipment vital to the national security of the United States and its allies.
-Provide protection for US citizens and US government property located within the Embassy.
-Monitor internal and external cameras covering the physical security of the Embassy.
-Monitor an array of intrusion alarms, fire alarms and security systems
-During exigent circumstances provided security and protection for the Chief of Mission and
residence.
Accomplishments:

- Ensure proper security and storage of classified information and equipment were followed.
-Participated in the execution of 300 operational reactionary drills (internal defense, intruder
containment, fire evacuation, bomb search and evacuation procedures)
-Responded to five actual threats against the Embassies.
-Supervised the conduct of escape and evasion techniques and procedures from the Embassy and
the Marine residences.
-Trained new Marine Security Guards in the performance and execution of their duties.
-Monitor internal and external cameras covering the physical security of the Embassy and an
array of intrusion alarms, fire alarms and security systems
-Identified numerous security upgrades to the Embassies.
-Drafted 10 operational and reactionary plans for internal defense, intruder containment, fire
evacuation, bomb search and evacuation, escape and evasion from the Embassies, the
Ambassador and Marine residences.
-Served as a role model for the U.S. Marine Corps and government.

July 1988- July 1992: Aircraft Ordnance Technician.

Duties:

-Inspect, maintains, and repair armament equipment
Employs safety, security and records keeping techniques for ordnance; operates and maintains
armament weapons support equipment.
-Loads and unloads weapons and stores them on aircraft; test aircraft weapons and release and
control systems of missiles, gun systems.
-Arms and de-arms aircraft ordnance system; test and maintains racks, launchers, adapters and
electrical components of aircraft armament circuits; installs and maintains aerial target towing
equipment and its associated support equipment.
-Conducts functional checks of aircraft armament electrical fusing, firing, and release circuits
and maintains them in an operational manner, applies bore sight procedures and techniques to
aircraft sight and weapons systems.
-When directed; load nuclear weapons;

May 1988-July 1988: Basic Military Training, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.

Basic policy guidance in the essential subjects required of all Marines and to ensure preparedness
for follow-on-training.

Civilian Education:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Administration, Park University, 2005.
Associate in General Studies, Central Texas College, 1998.

Professional Military Education:

Terrorism Counteraction for Marines.
Intelligence Brief: The Military Threat.
Intelligence for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Military Functions in Civil Disturbances.
Intelligence Brief: Southwest Asia.
Staff Noncommissioned Officers Advanced Nonresident Program.
Staff Noncommissioned Non-Resident Program
Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy.
War-fighting Skills Program.
Introduction to Electronic Warfare.
First Sergeant Leadership Course.
Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.
Joint Service Professional Military Education
Senior Enlisted Legal Justice Course

Personal Military Awards:

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd Award)
Combat Action Ribbon
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (5th Award)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
Iraq Campaign Medal (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Certificate of Commendation
Letters of Appreciation

Civilian Awards:

Letter of Thanks: The Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Certificate of Appreciation: The Honorable Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization
Certificate of Appreciation: U.S. Ambassadors to the U.S Tri-Missions, Brussels, Belgium.
Letter of Thanks: The Honorable Karl Korologos; U.S Ambassador to Brussels, Belgium
Letters of Thanks: The Honorable Harriet Isom, U.S. Ambassador to Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Clearances:

Secret:       1988-1992
Top Secret:   1992-1996
Secret:       1996-2001
Top Secret:    2001-Current

Languages:
Spanish: Advanced
French: Intermediate

				
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