J.D. Rodgers

Freelance Article Writer & Report Writer

Location:United States
2 Skills

• Ten years active-duty Army, all in Special Operations
• Experienced and formally trained in leadership and management
• Experienced in constantly changing, high-stress, high-operational tempo environments encompassing multiple objectives simultaneously
• Strong leadership, management, presentation and organizational skills
• Able to perform consistently well under pressure and high-stress situations
• Government security clearance, current Secret former TS/SCI
Weekly Sports column for local newspaper


Shadow 200 TUAS Flight Crew
AAI Corporation Huntsville, AL 2004-Present

• Unmanned Aircraft Pilot for an engineering research and development test team dealing with the Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV)
• Monitors and controls all aspects of flight by operating multi-faceted system
• Integrates and tests all aspects of TUAV research and development to include but not limited to laser designation, communications relay, droppable payloads and software upgrades
• U.S. Army Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization (DES) Instructor Qualified
• Certified as both a Shadow 200 TUAV and Raven Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV) operator through the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Government Program Office
• Ensures newly tested equipment and software meet standardized requirements
• Performed live-fire UAV operations with Hellfire missiles
• Aviation Safety Officer (formally trained) responsible for ensuring RAMP Survey success
• Dual Qualified as both Aircraft Operator and Crew Chief for the Shadow 200

Senior Intelligence Analyst
United States Army Washington, D.C. 2000-2003

United States Army Office of Military Support
• Served as a senior analyst for an intelligence unit with a unique worldwide mission
• Coordinated with and briefed national intelligence agencies on all intelligence aspects within assigned area of responsibility
• Researched and wrote detailed and comprehensive threat analysis reports
• Directed collection, processed, logged and dissemination of all-source intelligence
• Prepared and briefed all-source intelligence products
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Intelligence Sergeant
United States Army Hunter Army Airfield, GA 1994-2000

1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment
• Served as the intelligence and security sergeant for an 800-man Airborne Ranger Battalion
• Researched, compiled and presented detailed threat target folders and target information packets
• Deployed and conducted tactical intelligence analysis from remote field locations
• Briefed the current and projected intelligence situation to tactical level commanders and troops
• Analyzed and determined future threat courses of action
• Prepared intelligence estimates in both graphic and text formats
• Coordinated and answered RFI requests from tactical to operational level
• Coordinated, directed and supervised the process required for equipping, deploying, emplacing, maintaining and recovering up to a 25-man element

Civilian Education

Bachelors of Accounting degree from Strayer University (Magna *** Laude)

Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Military History from American Military University

Training Courses

• National Intelligence Course
• Advanced Counter-Terrorism Analyst Course
• U.S. Army Ranger School
• Department of Defense High Risk Survival Training
• U.S. Army Jump Master Course
• U.S. Army Mountain Warfare Course
• U.S. Army Primary Leadership Development Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate)
• Warning Analysis Course
• Numerous other military schools and training ranging from tactical skills to leadership training

• Recognized by a General Officer for excellence in TUAV testing
• Numerous awards earned in support of TUAV testing
• Recognized and awarded for exceptionally meritorious service as the Intelligence Sergeant for 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment
• Assigned to senior non-commissioned officers positions while serving as a junior non-commissioned officer
• Proven leadership while managing up to 35 men
• Formally commended for planning, resourcing and supervising training class for 50 men
• Distinguished Honor Graduate at the Primary Leadership Development Course
• Commandants List at the Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Report Writing