Boy Scouts Maturity

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Since joining the Boy Scouts of America, ultimately becoming an Eagle Scout at age twelve, I have upheld the oath, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” Looking back 40 years later, I realize that my decisions and endeavors have continued to follow the same promise to my God, my country, and myself. With a desire to keep myself mentally awake and morally straight, and with the support of my superiors at my office in the Charleston County Sheriff’s office, I submit this self-assessment in the hopes of taking the next step in my path towards the Center for Homeland Defense and Security…show more content…
Once I left active duty in the United States Navy, I served as a deputy sheriff in Greenville County, South Carolina from 1988-2001, first responders are an integral part to the homeland security process, which is a role I have grown to take a lot of pride and respect in fulfilling. Later in 2001, I became a Game Warden with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). In my 9 years with SCDNR, my duties included protecting the state’s waterways. Since 2010, I have been a deputy sheriff in Charleston County, South Carolina. In addition to being a deputy sheriff, I also serve as a Hazardous Devices technician. In that role, I have to routinely prepare for and respond to homeland security threats. My Hazardous Devices Technician certification comes from the FBI, as required of all civilian bomb technicians. The knowledge gained from my military experience, as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and FBI training, have become my insight and expertise on hazards that threaten our communities. As a result, my agency’s administrative officers often seek my advice and…show more content…
In May 2015, I was appointed the Director of the South Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. The organization strives to be, in its mission, the world leader in the dissemination of information and training on destructive devices to the international public safety
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