About Me

Profession

Recently

I realized I was awesome.

Website Builder

I was recently a website builder at a web marketing firm in Houston where I coded standards compliant sites with a strong emphasis on accessibility. My web skills consists of XHTML, CSS, some javascript implementation and Accessibility. I have an Associates degree in Graphic Design and am proficient in Photoshop, Dreamweaver (even though I prefer to use a CMS and wysiwyg editor), Flash, Adobe Premier Pro and various media based programs.

Staff Sergeant, USAR

I was a Non-Commisioned Officer in the G6 Section of HHD 1st BDE Battle Command Training Group. As an Information Assurance Training Officer I managed a small team and supervise various deployments of support missions. My last mission was in March 2009 to Ft. Lewis, WA in support of 34th Infantry Division War Fighter Function and CPX2/3 Training. My training includes the Warrior Leadership Course, Basic Non-Commisioned Officers Course, Observer/Controller Training and various Communications and Tactical Military Courses.

Active Duty

I've served 4 years Active Duty and have gone on 2 deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraq Freedom. I have spent 18 months between February 2003 - Janurary 2005 in Iraq and Kuwait. My last support mission, I was assigned to the Iraq Survey Group, Camp Slayer near Baghdad Internation Airport in Iraq. My first duty station was at HHB 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Ft. Bliss and my last was at the 2nd Infantry Division Camp Casey, South Korea with the HHS 637 as their COMSEC manager.

Hobbies

Literature

I love to read and write in my spare time. I enjoy various novels from the following authors: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum, Khaled Hosseini, Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy and various others.

Fitness

Lately I've started a workout program called P90X that is based on a technique called "muscle confusion" and spans various exercises over the course of 90 days. I'm about halfway through it and it is highly effective if followed correctly.

Video Games

I would consider myself a gamer as I own a PS3 and XBOX 360. I spend an hour or two a day owning noobs. I started playing video games back in the days of Atari 2800 where a controller consisted of a joystick and 2 buttons.

Jairo Pineda