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DUSTIN C JONES
930 E. Archer Pkwy
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
603-318-1780
DCJONES87@GMAIL.COM

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
KANEOHE BAY HAWAII

Infantryman
July 2007 - June 2011

-Deployed to Al Anbar Province Iraq, August 2008-March 2009 and Helmand Province, Afghanistan November 2009-June 2010
-As a member of my platoon I was responsible for long-range precision fire while providing over watch for Marine squads on patrol. As well we underwent combat medical training, which has proved useful since my discharge of the Marine Corps. -I was responsible for the screening and selection of potential new members for my platoon followed by the training of newly inducted Marines.
-Was responsible for mission planning and logistics at the team level.  This included:  patrol route planning, arranging insertion and extraction, command and signal plans, round counts, terrain model creation, coordinating escape and evasion plans, coordinating with Quick Reaction Forces, and mission briefings.
-While acting as team leader I was responsible for my teams training, safety, organization, and accountability. At numerous times I had as many as eight Marines under my charge. It takes the highest levels of discipline and professionalism to be in a sniper platoon.  These character traits have carried into my life as a civilian. 

 
THE ROOSTER MAGAZINE
BOULDER, COLORADO

Nightlife Photographer
January 2014-May 2014

-I was responsible for capturing the atmosphere at approximately a dozen bars around the city of Boulder.  I would go out several nights a week with my camera and take photos of patrons enjoying their evening.  On some nights there would be less people than ideal at the bar, but I would still have to find a way to make it look like a good time. This involved manipulating the people in the photos to make it appear that there were more people in the bar than there actually were.  I also had to learn proper lighting techniques and flash photography.  I also spent extensive time in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge editing photographs.

 
THE GREELEY TRIBUNE
GREELEY, COLORADO

Reporting Intern
January 2015- May 2015

-My responsibilities varied from writing up briefs, taking on stories that have been assigned to me, as well as tracking down and researching my own stories. I also did photography work, often times providing my own photos for my stories.  I became technologically proficient with our editing programs for both photo and written stories.  This position was a good starting place to hone in my interviewing and reporting skills. 

 
CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA
BOULDER/DENVER, COLORADO

Local Team Leader
August 2015-May 2016

-My primary responsibility as a local team leader was building and maintaining a group of volunteers in Boulder that supported the CV4A mission statement.  As a nonprofit organization we operated almost entirely on volunteer support.  There was no team in place in Boulder when I was assigned the position, which grew to over 50 members when I left Colorado. 
-Other responsibilities included event planning such as phone banks, team meetings, and larger events such as the Defend Freedom Tour.  The Defend Freedom Tour, August 2015, had over 1,500 people in attendance. 
-In order to grow the number of volunteers, as well as success from events and phone banking, I had to do well socially.  I had to do well conveying our message to prospective volunteers and large groups.  I worked with my supervisor, Frank Crocker, as well as other CV4A teammates, to help accomplish goals at the state level.

 
THE WORLD FAMOUS DARK HORSE
BOULDER, COLORADO

Door Staff/Bar Back
June 2015-April 2016

-As a member of the door staff I was responsible for checking customer identification and catching fraudulent IDs.  We would sweep through the restaurant at 9:30 pm every evening as we transitioned from family restaurant to a later night bar.  I was also responsible for keeping the restaurant clean- bussing tables, sweeping, etc.  Door staff positions also doubled as a bar back, responsible for cleaning and stocking glassware, changing kegs, etc.  Another responsibility was ensuring the safety of our patrons.  We had to be aware of how much alcohol customers were consuming and cut them off when necessary.  If a customer became hostile we had to talk them down and have them removed from the establishment.  This position required a good sense of discipline and patience.  With customer interaction being a large part of this position, it was key to be polite, courteous, and knowledgeable for the customer.  The Dark Horse is a sports bar and we had approximately 30 TVs and showed every NFL, as well as college, football games.  The Dark Horse is also the pre-game bar for the University of Colorado football and basketball home games.

 
EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
BOULDER, COLORADO

Graduated with a BA in News Editorial Journalism, addition area of study in Studio Arts Photography in 2015. 
-Winner of the 2015 Upper Division Creative Nonfiction Award

SEMESTER ABROAD- UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 7/14/14 – 12/15/14

 
ADDITIONAL SKILLS

I learned a long time ago in the Marine Corps what it means to have a long day at work.  My workdays could range anywhere from a relaxed 9-hour workday to 96 hours with very little sleep.  It is because of these experiences that I have no problem putting in the extra time and effort to get the job done.  I was offered a position on the waitlist for Columbia University for the Fall 2016 semester.  Unfortunately a spot did not free up in order for me to attend, but the offer was an enormous accomplishment nonetheless.  I feel that learning new and valuable skills is essential to be successful in the work place and necessary to grow as an individual.  I like to think of myself as charismatic, a team player, problem solver, and a leader. 


REFERENCES

Frank Crocker
Colorado State Director of Concerned Veterans for America
731-217-3607

Sharon Dunn
Business Editor, Greeley Tribune
970-392-4439
sdunn@greeleytribune.com

 

Josh Polson
Photographer, Greeley Tribune
719-359-0523
jpolson@greeleytribune.com

 

Kevin Moloney
Photojournalism Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder
303-604-9860
kevin.moloney@colorado.edu

 
 


 

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