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2345 Brook Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  12345, (123) 456-xxxx,



Seeking a full-time position as an Armed Security Guard utilizing proven communications skills as well as military security and supervision experience



  • Active U.S. government security clearance
  • Bilingual: Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Superior performance award for past 4 years of security management
  • Proven ability to make difficult decisions in stressful situations and communicate in diverse environments


Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice                                               Expected December 20xx University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • GPA: 3.5/4.0


U.S. Marine Corps                                                                                    September 20xx - December 20xx

  • Specialized Training: Leadership, Diversity, Communication, Explosives, Firearms


U.S. Marine Corps                                                                                     September 20xx – December 20xx

Security Specialist                                                                                                

  • Supervised $100 million of highly sensitive equipment: efforts led to zero loss in a 3-year period
  • Implemented new system security plan that led to increased lockdown protection for brig personnel
  • Provided leadership, instruction, and supervision of 25 personnel resulting in a 30% decrease in staff turnover and a 10% increase in promotions
  • Managed investigative reports: recognized as NCO of the Quarter for efficiency and accuracy of written instructions and documents
  • Efficiently managed a diverse workforce and inmate population resulting in a 10% decrease in inmate violence


Micro Chemical, Inc. Denver, CO                                                            June 19xx – August 20xx

Warehouse Supervisor                                                                                                   

  • Supervised a crew of 15 in daily operations, including evaluation and discipline leading to a company record promotion rate for staff and a 10% decrease in staff turnover
  • Monitored complex cataloging and ordering systems; implemented a fast-track procurement system for office supplies resulting in a 20% decrease in supply turn-around
  • Helped develop and implement an effective security system leading to a $24,000 savings annually by reducing pilfering and damage
  • Promoted from Warehouse Worker to Supervisor within first 12 months



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows Vista and PeopleSoft Databases



  • Vice President, Criminal Justice Society, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 20xx - present
  • Recipient, Dean’s List, 12/16 quarters, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 20xx - present
  • Recipient, 8 Marine Corps Awards including Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Marine of the Year (20xx),  20xx – 20xx


*Based on: “Create an Effective Resume” excerpts from Transition Assistance Program, US Dept. of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service, September 2007 and National Association of Colleges and Employers resume recommendations.