Sergeant Major
James D. Dever USMC (RET)

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Over 25 years of diverse and challenging experience, combined with powerful presentation skills, a disciplined approach to the task at hand and the innate ability to anticipate potential obstacles are attributes that contribute to a strong record of excellence and acknowledgment for “getting the job done.”


Twenty-five years of continuous education and training in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Problem solver/team player with proven leadership qualities.
Highly organized, dedicated with a positive attitude.
Outstanding ability to communicate with all types of people.
Ability to handle multiple assignments in highly pressured situations and consistently meets tight deadline schedules.
Traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, South Pacific, Southwest Asia, Central America and the USA.


As Senior Enlisted Marine for a 1200 man, Marine Expeditionary force, forward deployed to the Persian Gulf with Battalion landing team 1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Sergeant Major (Senior Advisor to Commanding Officer) of 1st Force Reconnaissance Company
Participated in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Saber, (Persian Gulf War)
Participated Eagle Pull (Evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia), and Frequent Wind, (Evacuation of Saigon, Republic of Vietnam)
Served with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and 1st Force reconnaissance Company
Trained with Navy Seals, Army Special Forces and New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS)
Trained military/peace-keeping forces for Beirut and South America
Trained numerous police SWAT teams
Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of High Risk Personnel course, and of Close- Quarter-Battle course, Quantico, VA, trained civilians and police officers in the proper operation of handguns.
Trained numerous military personnel in Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics.
Trained with FBI, HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) Quantico, VA on CQB (Close Quarter- Battle)
Military Diver – SCUBA and Rebreather (LAR-V)/Dive Supervisor
Survival Evasion resistance & Escape Instructor (SERE)
Close Quarters Battle Tactics and SWAT Instructor
Military Freefall Parachutist High Altitude Low Opening (HALO), High Altitude High Opening (HAHO)
Static Line Parachutist/ Jump Master