Richard Ulsh

Freelance Press Release Writer & Article Writer

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Location:Bristow, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/richardulsh
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Deputy Branch Head, Media Relations
Headquarters Marine Corps
May 2013 – Present (3 months)

Headquarters Marine Corps
Director of Communication, Aviation
Headquarters Marine Corps
May 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

- Serve as communication council for the Deputy Commandant of Aviation.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement communication strategies in support of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Deputy Commandants, and HQMC agencies, which includes the development of media engagement plans, news releases, communication guidance, and internal communication products.
- Research, plan, and conduct media engagements in support of service-level objectives and CMC priorities, which includes engagement preparation of senior leaders and staff.
- Develop and promulgate media analysis products to senior leaders and communication staffs throughout the Marine Corps in order to synchronize communication efforts across Marine Corps Aviation.
- Respond to news media queries as an official spokesperson for the Marine Corps.

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Director of Communication
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
June 2009 – July 2011 (2 years 2 months)Jacksonville, North Carolina Area

As the Director of Communication, developed and executed the command's communication strategy, which included social media, media relations, press operations, community relations, and crisis communication. Provided media/engagement training to the commander, subject matter experts, and other senior officers. During the deployment to the U.S. Central, European, and African Commands, coordinated strategic communication efforts across all commands and agencies to support operations including humanitarian assistance in Pakistan, Operation ODYSSEY DAWN and the rescue of a downed Air Force pilot in Libya, Afghanistan augmentation, evacuation of Egyptian citizens from Tunisia during the Arab Spring, NATO-led operations in Libya, and bilateral security cooperation training.

Director of Communication
2nd Marine Logistics Group
January 2007 – June 2009 (2 years 6 months)Jacksonville, North Carolina Area

- Serve as the direct communication council for the commanding general, 2nd Marine Logistics Goup.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement communication strategies in support of the commanding general, which includes the development of media engagement and crisis communication plans, news releases, communication guidance, and internal communication products.
- Research, plan, and conduct media engagements in support of group-level objectives and the commanding general's priorities, which includes engagement preparation of senior leaders and staff.
- Develop and promulgate media analysis products to senior leaders and communication staffs in order to synchronize communication efforts across the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force.
- Supervise and manage web content on both the command's and all subordinate commands' Internet sites.
- Respond to news media queries as an official spokesperson for 2nd Marine Logistics Group.

Deputy Director of Communication, Media Operations
Combined Joint Task Force 101
March 2008 – September 2008 (7 months)Bagram, Afghanistan

- Develop, coordinate, and implement communication strategies in support of the commanding general, which includes the development of media engagement plans, news releases, communication guidance, and internal communication products.
- Research, plan, and conduct media engagements in support of task force-level objectives and commanding general priorities, which includes battlefield circulation visits and engagement preparation of senior leaders.
- Supervise all evening media operations.
- Respond to news media queries as an official spokesperson for Combined Joint Task Force 101.

Commanding Officer
Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27
June 2007 – February 2008 (9 months)Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Enlisted assignments
NROTC Advisor, Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader
November 1997 – December 2005 (8 years 2 months)

- Squad leader developed and implemented squad training and operations; 7th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California.
- Platoon Sergeant planned and executed platoon operations. These operations included training and planned exercises; 7th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California.
- NROTC Advisor mentored college students aspiring to become Navy and Marine Corps officers in leadership and ethics; Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.