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Valerie M
Writer #34292
Tracy, CA
Joined 11/13/2019
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EXPERIENCE
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2018-Present Livermore, CA Work Planner
• Provide advanced technical planning of LLNL work activities and author work package for hazardous work that integrate environmental, safety and health (ES&H) requirements for safe work practices using technical knowledge of scientific and engineering principles
• Lead multi-disciplinary planning teams of technical experts through the work planning process by facilitating field walkdowns to clarify work scopes and tasks, identify hazards and develop controls, facilitate roundtable reviews of work packages to de-conflict controls, verify the accuracy of the job hazard analysis (JHA), and facilitate the final review and approval by the Authorizing Individual (AI)

US Army Reserves 2011-Present Various Locations
Logistics Officer
• Develops and manages training in mortuary affairs for subordinate units
• Responsible for the logistical, administrative, and fiscal management of the directorate.
• Supervise and integrate the activities, training, and assignments of the coordinating and special staff.
• Provide technical advice and guidance to directorate staff on operating plans, programs, and training
• Conduct inspections, and review test results to determine training needs of the directorate
• Formulate, recommends, and issues instructions to ensure compliance in company training procedure


US Army Active 2003-2011 Various Locations
Logistics Officer
• Planned, directed, and executed logistical, technical, and tactical training
• Developed, reviewed, critiqued, and updated lesson plans, practical exercises, field training exercises, physical fitness training plans and other related instructional materials
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Fitness
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Specialties

Military/government; fitness; music, food, technical writing; psychology (specifically criminal behavior and police psychology)

Interests

One could say I am a renaissance man (or woman as it maybe) and owe that to my time in the military in which I have been and continue to be exposed, to other cultures and experiences. I love swimming, especially open water swimming and have done so twice in the Caspian Sea. I am an epicure thanks to my inner fat kid who loves to cook and eat a variety of fine foods and drinks.
As a polymuse, music is a huge part of my life. I go from listening to 90s grunge music one minute, trap music the next, and classic or soulful jazz after that. I don't just listen to music; I also play it on my cello.

Education

Argosy University

Working the mental healthcare needs of inmates including, screening, psychological assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, anger management, crisis management, court-ordered evaluations, or daily inpatient rounds. Consult with prison staff, inmate attorneys, advocates, and court systems on a variety of mental health-related topics or recommendations garnered as a result of psychological assessment

Government

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Valerie is a senior level leader with over 17 years of service in the United States Army and currently works for the Department of Energy (DOE) as a technical writer and work planner. Valerie has served three overseas combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Resolute Support (RS). She has trained Iraqi troops in United States Army tactics and procedures for mounted combat engagements. She has worked on multiple weapons projects for the DOE.

Fitness

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Worked as a certified NASM personal trainer for 2 years. Val's client won the clubs Biggest Loser Contest for most weight loss. While she no longer formally train individuals, Val continues to keep her knowledge up to date by attending conferences, taking courses, and conducting N1 style experiments and staying current with science-based eating regiments.

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Valerie writes many write papers for her command especially on logistics and new military weapons systems. She has an amazing ability to take complex ideas and describe them the in plain, simple language.
She has spent 3 years as a military instructor teaching new junior level logistics officers’ leadership and technical logistics skills. Currently, she is completing a division level mortuary affairs policy for joint coordination between the US Army and civilian first responders and authorities within the United States.

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