I am currently an instructor, analyst, and advisor for the United Arab Emirates Army's Special Operations Command. I am a former US Air Force Officer with 10 years of experience as a Special Tactics Officer (CCT) and communications officer. I have 8 straight year's experience of living and working in the Middle East as a contractor, the last 6 of which are in my present position.
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I have run or advised several private ventures in Dubai and understand well the multitude of factors that affect the way you will conduct business in this...
I am available for translation services (English-Arabic and Arabic-English, Russian-English, English-Russian) using native Arabic speakers that have been trained in the US and vetted by the UAE government, with guaranteed confidentiality and security of your material, and a very high quality of translation.
CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN THE UAE
I also provide advice and counseling on UAE law, policies, and procedures for business start up, particularly regarding local representation and ownership requirements that are peculiar to this country. This advice includes cultural issues and guidance on local mores that could potentially disrupt your business desires in this region.
I provide advice and counseling on military affairs in the region, with an emphasis on Afghanistan and Iraq, including advising on conducting business in both of these countries.
BUSINESS PLAN CREATION
In addition to these areas of expertise, I have also become adept at Business Plan formulation and writing, through both personal experience at running successful businesses and academic accomplishment. I can assist in building business plans that integrate Pro Forma financial statements, mission and vision statements, and other forward looking information that can help ensure you impress potential investors as well as succeed in your venture.
TRAINING PLAN / COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT
I am currently a training development analyst for the United Arab Emirates Army's...
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UAE Army Special Operations Command
Instructor, Advisor, Analyst
2005 - Present
I was the primary instructor for the UAE Army's SOC Platoon Leader's Course for 3 years, then transitioned to the position of Systems Approach to Training Analyst, where I conduct needs analysis...
Various Security Contractors
Assistant Team Leader, Protection Detail
2003 - 2005
I worked several contracts overseas and within the US as both an instructor and security detail operator. Details are available upon request.
United States Air Force
Team Leader, Special Tactics Officer (CCT/STS)
1999 - 2003
Team Leader for a 15-man USAF Special Tactics Team, operating in austere environments and conducting military special operations around the world in the Global War on Terror. Details available...