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William Merop

William Merop

Irregular/Unconventional Warfare Instructor

Marine Special Operations School

Richlands, NC


Marine Special Operations School

Irregular/Unconventional Warfare Instructor

Manage and teach a student population diverse in age, rank and education on Irregular Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Insurgency, Counter Insurgency, Advisory and Unconventional Warfare. Provide advisement as a subject matter expert in the development of course curriculum for irregular warfare training within the Individual Training Course. Meet all required formal school instructor qualifications. Fulfill a pivotal part as role model amongst students and junior instructors.

 Developed and implemented a unique departmental operating procedure (SOP) addressing the integration of logistics and operations enabling more efficient planning and execution of each training evolution
 Designed, developed, and implemented logistical plans in support of 600 personnel geographically dispersed across 3 states, 6 individual counties, and more than 5700 square miles in a fluid and ever changing training environment
 Accounted for a training equipment and information technology inventory valued at $1M without losses
 Collaborated with the funds’ manager and the lead instructor to develop a training budget and operational plans for future training events to include personnel, equipment and transportation
 Supervised off-base training exercises, negotiated, and managed the implementation of agreements with local and state law enforcement, National Guard, and civil government agencies to minimize the impact of training activities on the local population
 Mitigated safety issues inherent to live fire exercises using Operational Risk Management principles and observation of established policies and regulatory guidance of the United States government

Career medium 06
Career medium 02

3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion

Team Chief / Project Manager

Supervise and monitor team actions, ensuring the actions of each individual are conducted within the scope of United States foreign policy and strategic goals. Assume team commander duties and responsibilities in the absence of the team commander. Conduct detailed mission analysis within politically sensitive locations. Generate complex plans for international border crossings and communicate with customs agencies. Manage the preparation of country and political climate assessments. Advise host nation (HN) leadership and oversee training of HN military personnel. Maintain interpersonal communication and provide reports on team operations to United States Embassy Regional Security Officer and SOF liaison elements. Coordinate inter-service and inter-organization communications as well with non-government organizations (NGOs). Solicit, screen and hire foreign personnel in accordance with United States policies for the execution of contracts as needed for mission accomplishments.

 Researched operational area and United States goals and objectives within the region, analyzed operating environment and team capabilities to devise a mission plan
 Developed military and political solutions, evaluated possible implications on U.S. foreign policy, and selected the most effective, enduring solution
 Advised and trained host nation leadership on international humanitarian law, human rights issues, law of land warfare to preclude acts that might negatively impact international perception
 Collaborated with host nation personnel to establish an intelligence fusion cell/information sharing capability to aid in operational planning, assessed host nations past military operations and advised host nation leadership on areas where decisions impacted success to allow for more effective future operations
 Implemented ethical logistics solutions for housing, travel, and contracting of personnel and services valued at $2.5 M, maintained required receipt and tracking documentation in accordance


Infantry Training Battalion

Scout Sniper School Instructor

Review and modify instructional information to ensure compliance with Marine Corps Doctrine, reference publications, and approved techniques and procedures. Apply proper techniques of military instruction during classroom presentations. Evaluate student retention of course material through performance and written evaluations. Mentor and counsel students. Fulfill officer-in-charge and range safety officer roles during live fire and maneuver ranges. Work closely with logistical support for numerous sniper teams during training missions.

 Conducted a course content review and established core curriculum to be implemented at all 4 Marine Corps schools providing sniper training
 Provided 1000 hours of academic instruction, demonstration, and practical application of techniques, tactics, and procedures pertaining to sniper operations
 Evaluated student progress through a series practical application exercises and written evaluations
 Redesigned the final training exercise, incorporating realistic training scenarios and live fire exercises

Career medium 02

American Military University

Bachelors, International Relations

Minor in Business Administration. Currently enrolled. Expected Graduation date, December 2015. Area of focus: International Studies. Current GPA: 3.9