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Patrol Supervisor, U.S. Air Force Resume

The individual was seeking a new position in law enforcement with either a federal or state agency. He possessed a strong security, surveillance, and covert operations background in the military-in both domestic and international operations. The writer created a three-column box in the Career Profile section to draw attention to important qualifications. Another box on the second page makes conspicuous the person's Air Force Achievement Medal for outstanding service.

Sample Patrol Supervisor, U.S. Air Force Resume

Mathew Morris
25th Lane Avenue, Old Road, Georgina • Home: 00658-21589-98754 • Cell: 00125-4587-9685 • Email: Mathew.morris@


Results-oriented professional with more than 20 years of security management and law enforcement experience in both the military and private sector, including drug surveillance, anti-terrorism activities, nuclear security and operations leadership. Highly developed situational problem-solving and analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of military (grounds) weapons, special experience identification (SEI) training and drug-testing procedures. Expert Marksman and Security Craftsman (7-Skill Level). Consistently commended for professionalism and outstanding performance-played key role in several major operations and investigations. Qualified by:

  • Investigative Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Supervision & Training
  • Emergency Response
  • Search & Seizure
  • Technical Surveillance
  • Cross-Cultural Relations
  • Physical Security & Theft Prevention
  • Community Partnerships


    • Air Force Achievement Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for Outstanding Achievement, 1992
    • Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding Achievement, 1987
    • Air Force Commendation Medal, 1987
    • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 2001
    • National Defense Service Medal, 1990-1991


    U.S. AIR FORCE-Charleston, SC 2001-2006
    Patrol Supervisor Second-in-command of day-to-day operations. Led and trained staff of 15-20 personnel, including supervisory staff of 5. Conducted general law enforcement protection activities. Apprehended, controlled and detained suspects. Conducted interviews with witnesses and suspects. Provided first-responder action. Developed, planned and implemented security force programs.

    • Participated in supervisory capacity in "Operation Enduring Freedom/Noble Eagle" in response to the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. As member of 13-person team, provided surveillance and security for sites in Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Conducted interrogations of two Saudi intelligence officers.

    • Received Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for contributions in training of U.S. Armed Forces personnel in intelligence gathering and security operations.

    • Participated in apprehension of 44 illegal aliens, serving as preliminary investigator. Performed discovery and analysis; interviewed suspects, gathered evidence and filed report.

    • Played key role in defusing many internal incidents involving military personnel (e.g., smuggling and illegal possession of firearms, criminal domestic violence and violent assault altercations).

    Special Police Officer (1999-2001)
    Security Officer (1996-1999)
    Provided security service to 12 Bank of America facilities. Investigated suspicious activities, complaints and reports of violence. Worked with other law enforcement officers throughout the Raleigh area.

    • Improved charge/arrest rate through better surveillance while providing onsite security.
    • Arrested 15 suspects for acts of domestic violence, B&E, traffic felonies and possession of illegal drugs.

    U.S. AIR FORCE-Southeast Region, U.S. March-July 1992 Shift Leader, Night Crew Supervised 13-member team as leader during a major drug operation in southwestern U.S. Collaborated directly with U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs Service and local police officials.

    • Directed designated activities during 3-month covert investigation of a major drug enterprise leading to the seizure of 250 lbs. of marijuana, 6 kilos of uncut cocaine, 1 lb. of crystal methamphetamine ("ice") and 1 lb. of heroin, and the indictment of numerous individuals.
    • Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for outstanding service achievement, March 1993:

    Recognized by senior officials for "outstanding achievement while performing as team member of Joint Task Force Six Mission . . ." Cited by commander for "playing vital role in this unique narcotics smuggling activity," including surveillance, analysis of intelligence reports, mapping of reconnaissance areas and instruction and supervision of personnel.

    U.S. AIR FORCE 1985-1991
    Fire Team Leader/Squad Leader (Staff Sergeant, E-5)-Charleston, SC (1990-1991)
    Assigned to 315th Security Force Squadron (SFS)/437th SFS, Charleston A.F.B.
    Participated in air base security activities to protect federal government resources and property in Cairo, Egypt vicinity, as well as Joint Task Force in Southwest Asia. Worked closely with Egyptian military police and Special Forces, among others.

    Security Specialist (Sergeant, E-4)-Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM (1985-1989)
    Led 2-person team. Planned, coordinated and supervised field threat protection (Level 1) operations.

    • Distinguished with the Air Force Achievement Medal (contributions during July 28-September 2, 1987 mission) and the Air Force Commendation Medal (identification of sniper location, use of cross-cultural diplomacy, among other mission activities in Europe).


    B.S., Human Sciences, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC, 1996
    A.A.S., Law Enforcement Technology, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, 1994
    U.S. Air Force: N.C.O. Preparatory Course, Distinguished Graduate, (2nd among 52), 1988; N.C.O.
    Academy, 1996; Security Forces Training (7-Skill Level), 1999. Civilian: Introduction to Community Policing, January 2000; BLET, State of NC, 2000

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