KRISTIAN SORENSEN

Military Experience

 

 


 

Training and Experience

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April 1986

Attended US ARMY Basic Training: Ft Jackson, SC. Basic training is where every soldier receives training in the basic military combat skills. Since the main business of the Army is national defense, it is essential that each soldier is fully versed in the basics of combat regardless of the branch in which he or she will serve.

December 1988 thru August 1991

Platoon Sergeant: South Carolina OPFOR Regiment. In order to train its soldiers realistically and effectively, The US ARMY created its own Opposing Force or "OPFOR". This unit was to be used as a tool in combat training. An OPFOR soldier was both an instructor and evaluator. OPFOR soldiers were trained to fight using enemy techniques and equipment. This allowed American troops the ability to sharpen its skills while fighting against a Soviet-trained enemy. As an OPFOR platoon sergeant, my duties included Individual training of OPFOR soldiers, Setting up combat training missions, Leading squad sized elements on mock combat missions, and evaluating American troops on their combat techniques.

August1988 thru August 1992

Cadet: US ARMY Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC), Ranger Challenge. The US ARMY R.O.T.C. consists of a four year program in which soldiers are trained in the basics of combat and the leadership skills required by all military officers. Upon graduation, the soldier receives a commission in the US ARMY as a Second Lieutenant.

August 1992 - October 1993

Platoon Leader: 4th Platoon CM, HHC 218th HSB (mechanized) attached 1st Inf. Div. Upon my graduation of ARMY R.O.T.C., I was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant and given the responsibility of platoon leader in a National Guard unit. The purpose of my platoon was to provide Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical decontamination for the rest of the Company.

October 1993 - 1996

Served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Individual Ready Reserves.  Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Specialist.

October 1996 - 1998

Served with the US Army Reserves.  Special Operations Command South IMA detachment.  Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Specialist.

June 1999 - November 2002

Served as a Captain in the US Army Reserves.  US Army Public Affairs Office, 6325th PAO Detachment - Los Angeles, CA.

November 2002 - November 2003

Mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployed with Special Operation Command Central as a Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist.

November 2003 - November 2005

Mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom Served on active duty with the XVIII Airborne Corps as the rear detachment Deputy Chemical Officer.

 


 

 

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