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									                                  Mark D.Peasley
              449 N Irvington Street, Aurora, CO 80018 ▪ ▪ (C) 303.859.6426

                         SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Results-oriented leader and executive with over 19 years military experience leading and
directing people, organizations, managing projects and logistics under demanding conditions
in Latin America, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and the United States. Consistent record of
achievement: selected to command highly specialized units and promoted ahead of peers.
Proven high levels of initiative, perseverance, integrity, leadership, and teamwork.
Extensive experience in negotiating, contracting, recruiting, and operating with
representatives of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations; expert in the
formulation of strategic guidance, exercise planning, interagency coordination, public
relations, consequence and risk management and human resources. Currently serving in a
distinguished 19 year Army career, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

                                         CAREER PATH

Chief of Exercises, Directorate of Operations
Special Operations Command South                                                  Jul 2005 – Present
Miami, Florida

Major Functions:
      Chief of Exercise Division; organizes, directs, supervises and represents the commander with
       senior government, Department of Defense, interagencies, and foreign governments and
       militaries; manages multi-million dollar exercise budget.
      Responsible for a multinational Counter-Terrorism competition exercise involving elite units
       from17 countries which includes bidding, awarding and supervising 10 major construction
       projects in the host country – Paraguay.
      Co-chaired numerous interagency Working Groups.
      Assists in the development and management of a $20 million exercise program.

Director of Operations
Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF B)                                                    Jun 2004 – Jul 2005
Soto Cano Air Force Base, Honduras

Major Functions:
      Directed the Operations Directorate for a forward deployed JTF of five major subordinate units
       and two contracting firms located in Central America. Responsible for operations, logistics,
       personnel and administrative management, intelligence, budget, and future force developments
       for over of 1200 soldiers and civilians. Planned and coordinated all activities to include: the
       execution of all contingency operations, disaster response missions, Humanitarian and Civic
       action projects, exercises, training, and operations overseas with American Embassies, Host
       Governments, and general officers. Directed and supervised a staff of 43 personnel. Provided
       24-hour command and control capability through management of the Joint Operation Center.
       Created long-range training plans and calendars, published strategic guidance, and planned and
       conducted a comprehensive accident response exercise.
      Responsible for the entire JTF’s staff's organization, training, professional development and
       successful execution of all assigned tasks.
                                                                           Mark D. Peasley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
      Coordinator for Counter Narco-terrorism (CNT). Planned, coordinated and directed crisis
       response for a wide range of CNT missions throughout Central America resulting in the
       capture and destruction of multiple tons of illegal drugs.
      Successfully planned, resourced and executed $39M construction projects throughout Central
       America by deploying hundreds of engineers from numerous stateside locations.

Chief, Special Operations Theater Support Element
United States Army Special Operations Command                               Jul 2002 – Jun 2004
Ft Buchanan and Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico

Major Functions:
      Commanded a forward deployed element of USASOC as the Commander’s primary liaison
       between the U.S. Southern Command, American Embassies in Central and South America, and
       the Caribbean. Reviewed strategic plans to facilitate and support all mission requirements by
       reach back capability to extensive stateside resources.
      Rapidly deployed and supported ongoing peace keeping operations in Haiti by logistics
       sustainment of over a 3000 man Joint Task Force.
      Simultaneously planned, coordinated, and executed as Officer in Charge a major exercise in
       the Dominican Republic. This exercise trained 1800 soldiers from 18 different countries in a
       joint, interagency collective field training exercise.
      Flawlessly executed oversight on a $7M budget.

Professor of Military Science
The Citadel                                                                 Jul 1999 – Jun 2002
Charleston, South Carolina

Major Functions:
      Executive officer and associate professor responsible for over 650 students, 14 instructors and
       four administrative assistants. Responsible for quality control in the areas of contracting, pay
       and allowances, administration and logistics. Also responsible for planning and executing the
       command operating budget consisting of both federal and State of South Carolina funding.
       Assists in recruiting, retaining, selecting, training, motivating and commissioning future Army
      Taught the spectrum of Leadership from introductory to advanced levels.
      Human Resource officer to include motivation and recruiting.

Commanding Officer and Diving Officer
US Army Special Warfare Center and School                                   Oct 1996 – Jun 1999
Key West Naval Air Station, Florida

Major Functions:
      Major responsibilities included direct supervision of instruction, training, and doctrinal
       development of combat divers, dive supervisors, medical technicians and waterborne
      Special recognition for successful completion of a critical hyperbaric construction project that
       had congressional interest and oversight.
      Honored by the Inspector General for possessing the best safety program in the US Army.
      Responsible for the administration, maintenance, logistics and security of a $15 million training
       facility, $10 million of government property and annual budgets totaling over $800,000.

                                                                     Mark D. Peasley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Instructor and Action Officer
Directorate of Combat Developments, US Army Intelligence School            Aug 1995 – Sep 1996
Ft Huachuca, Arizona

Major Functions:
      Responsible for researching, developing, analyzing and writing future concepts for Intelligence
       and Electronic Warfare support to warfighting commanders and the 20th Century Army.
      Responsible for developing, reviewing and commenting on concepts and doctrine dealing with
       intelligence, information operations, and command and control warfare.
      Coordinated with national level agencies, all services, major joint commands and tactical units
       as the Information Operations Point of Contact to increase understanding of this new concept.

Logistics and Budget Officer                                               Jun 1994 – Jul 1995
10th Special Forces Officer
Stuttgart, Germany and Brindisi, Italy

Major Functions:
      Managed a 1.3 million-dollar annual operating budget in support of all Special Operations
       activities in Europe and Africa, additionally negotiated for and obligated $1.1 million in
       unforecasted funds.
      Responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the execution of logistical support for
       18 Special Forces A-Teams in over 52 complex deployments to over 15 European nations.
      Significantly upgraded battalion's readiness posture by improving both air and ground
       movement capability throughout Europe and Northern Africa.

Commander, Special Forces A-Team                                           Jul 1991 – Jun 1994
10th Special Forces Group
Stuttgart, Germany and Brindisi, Italy

Major Functions:
      Commanded Army Green Berets, Navy SEALS, and Air Force special tactics troops in four
       European countries.
      Supervised the planning and execution of long term training programs for foreign military and
       civilian organizations of up to 800 people.
      Supervised the planning and execution of special reconnaissance missions utilizing maritime
       “over the horizon” and SCUBA techniques.
      Conducted Combat Search and Rescue Operations in Iraq and Bosnia.
      Honor Graduate for Green Beret qualification training and received class leadership award.

Small Unit Leader and Executive Officer                                    May 1987 – Jul 1991
2nd Armored Division
Bremen, Germany

Major Functions:
      Led combat and logistics units of up to 130 soldiers; responsible for maintenance and
       accountability of over $36 million of equipment.
      Coordinated and supervised the execution of administrative and logistical support for extended
      Supervised security in the British sector of the East-West German border until the border's
       opening in 1989.

                                                                    Mark D. Peasley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
2002          M.B.S. with honors – Education – The Citadel – Charleston, SC.
1986          B.S. – General Engineering – Military Academy, West Point, NY.
              17 Semester hours towards M.B.A.; More than 60 months of non-degree professional
              education in leadership, management, contracting, and professional skills.

   International Skills: Norwegian Army Winter Warfare, German Mountain Warfare Course,
    Language Courses, trained by Austrian and other elite mountain guides.
   Leadership/Staff Work/Training Management: Legal Appropriations Course, Special Forces
    Qualification Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Infantry Officer Advanced
    Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Risk Management.
   Special Skills/Perseverance/Team Building: Senior Airborne Jumpmaster; Diving Instructor and
    Divemaster (SCUBA); Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape; extensive land navigation and
    tracking skills, Grand Canyon Search Management Course, EMS in remote surroundings, and other
    specialized courses.

                       Certifications and Professional Recognition
   Intermediate proficiency in Spanish and German
   Top Secret to include Secret Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs
   Private Pilot License
   Ironman Triathlete
   National Ski Patroller

                              Volunteer Experience
   Cochise County, Arizona Search and Rescue and Underwater Rescue Team
   Sunday School Teacher

                                                                Mark D. Peasley, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

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