Resume/Military Biography

Jeremy L. Griffith

1451 6th Ave. SE #1                                                                                                     507-993-4672

Rochester, MN 55904                                                                                    coyote61a@gmail.com

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

Adaptable Communications Professional seeking opportunity in corporate or government public affairs. Expertise includes:

  • Five years of experience as a reporter and photographer at daily and weekly newspapers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, covering stories ranging from local government, police and courts, sports and lifestyles
  • Nineteen years of military experience, serving in various positions including platoon leader, executive officer, detachment commander and staff officer
  • Seven years as a health care professional at the Mayo Clinic

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Military Leadership

  • Served two tours in the Global War on Terror, one in the United States and one in Iraq
  • Held various positions including platoon leader, executive officer, detachment commander and staff officer for a brigade combat team
  • Completed numerous training
  • Commissioned from St. Cloud State University’s ROTC program and accepted as 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in 1995

 

Journalism

  • Wrote many front-page stories of breaking news stories
  • Researched and interviewed in-depth new stories with a focus on crime
  • Collaborated with news teams to provide effective community news coverage
  • Edited, formatted and designed newspaper pages

 

 

WORK HISTORY

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN                                                                                         2003-Present

IV Technician

 

Army Officer

US Army National Guard                                                                                                  1992-2011

US Army Reserve
2011-Present

Reporter

Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, MN                                                                                 1999-2001

 Rice Lake Chronotype, Rice Lake, WI                                                                             1996-1999

 MILITARY EXPERIENCE

 Anti-Tank Platoon Leader                                                                    22 Dec 1995-22 OCT 1997

Executive Officer                                                                                 22 OCT 1997-01 OCT 1998

Support Platoon Leader                                                                        01 OCT 1998-15 May 2000

Light Truck Platoon Leader                                                                  15 May 2000-01 Sep 2001

Commander, 798th MCT                                                                       01 Sep 2001-06 Sep 2005

Brigade Transportation Officer                                                            06 Sep 2005-01 Jan 2008

Transportation Officer                                                                          01 Jan 2008-05 Feb 2011

 EDUCATION

 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Bachelor of Science:  Mass Communications, 1995

Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Ft. Benning, GA, 1996

Transportation Officer’s Advanced Course, Ft. Eustis, VA, 2001

ARRTC Pre-Command Course, Fort McCoy WI, 2003

Mobilization Manager’s Course, Fort McCoy WI, 2003

Defense Information School’s Public Affairs Qualification Course, Ft. Meade, MD, 2008

Support Operations Course, Fort Lee, VA, appointed to Logistics Corps in 2008

New Media Journalism Masters Program – Full Sail University Feb. 2013

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