Pär J. Larsson 
846 F Ave Apt C 
Coronado, CA 

EDUCATION Master of Science in International Relations
  • National Security Studies Troy State University 2003 (3.9 GPA)
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
  • International Economics Georgetown University 1996 (3.4 GPA)
  • Swedish – native speaker, 3/3
  • English - 2nd language, published writer often used as proofreader by colleagues and superiors
  • French - formerly fluent, Defense Language Proficiency Test RC-3/LC-3
  • German - formerly fluent
  • Secret
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CrossFit Trainer                                                                                   2010-2011
  • Personal and group trainer at CrossFit SoCal, San Diego. Endurance sports coach.
US Navy Deepsea Diver & Operations Specialist                                               1999-2009
  • Responsible for all SIPRNet classified communications on 100-person Military Sealift Command tanker.
  • Command's Secret documents control custodian - identified, evaluated and documented over 200 classified control discrepancies for further investigation.
  • Extremely reliable with 10+ years of spot-free safety and personal integrity record.
  • Coordinated efforts of military and contractor team to plan and execute initial US Navy material certification of $15 million Atmospheric Dive System, including three $2.5 million diving hard-suits and two 40,000 lbs Launch and Recovery Systems, to depths of 2,000 ft.
  • Atmospheric Dive Suit Pilot with numerous mission-critical solo test dives to 2,000 ft, facing equipment malfunctions, hard suit damage and oil leak emergencies at 1,500 ft depth.
  • Leading Petty Officer in charge of setting up cross-ship communications while executing underway deliveries of over 1000 pallets of supplies and 25 million gallons of ship's and aircraft fuel to cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM in Northern Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
  • Self-motivated Command Schedule Coordinator, responsible for schedule of 400-person Guided Missile Cruiser USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG-62) in the highly dynamic forward-deployed 7th Fleet, tracking & scheduling ship's movement close to hostile North Korea and an unfriendly China.
  • Atmospheric Diving System Deck Captain in charge of countless critical lifts, launches and recoveries of $2.5 million-dollar mission-critical hard dive suits, in heavy open-ocean seas, coordinating and communicating with locals who spoke no English.
  • Recognized for meticulous administration of 300-person command's Dive Reporting System - identified and corrected over 200 discrepancies, formatted and reported over 600 dives.
  • Deepsea Diver qualified on all US Military diving equipment, experienced in night-time, low-visibility,  heavy seas diving operations and recompression chamber operations.
  • Oxygen Clean Worker trusted with operating highly flammable life support systems.
  • Repeatedly selected as division and command Physical Training Coordinator.
  • Repeatedly evaluated as ambitious and enthusiastic go-to problem solver, with a can-do attitude that won't stop til the job is done. “If no-one else can do it, give it to Larsson.”
  • Recognized for completing tasks ahead of time with superior quality, taking care to train subordinates and educate himself at every opportunity.
  • Cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technician to support Diving Medical Officer and act as First Responder under any circumstances, above or below surface of the water.

International Security & Intelligence Services                                                      1997-1998
  • Personal Security Consultant to Indian businesspeople in Pune and Mumbai, incl. Balaji Rao of the Rao family - owners of Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group, one of Asia's largest diversified poultry conglomerates.
  • Successful planning and situational awareness avoided or pre-empted any and all security emergencies for one entire year in chaotic public circumstances.
  • Single-handedly trained 40+ local non-English-speaking villagers - both Hindus and Muslims - in physical fitness, martial arts and perimeter defense over several weeks. 
  • Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center Deepsea Diver HONOR MAN, first in class.
  • 2003, 2004 ALL-NAVY Triathlon Team only enlisted person selected.
  • Diving & Salvage Warfare Specialist.
  • Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
  • Deep Submergence Insignia.
  • Navy Achievement Medals.
  • Good Conduct Medals covering all years of service.
  • 2001 U.S. Australian Rules Football League National Champion.
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • OpenOffice suite.
  • Final Cut + assorted movie/image editing programs.
  • 6-time IRONMAN triathlete.
  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer with Barbell & Endurance certifications.
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.
  • Fitness writer published in CrossFit Journal (http://goo.gl/LM40J) and triathlon publications.
  • Award-winning amateur movie-maker & fiction writer.
  • Experienced Canyoneer, Rock Climber, Martial Artist, Soccer and Rugby player.
  • Current events, reading 3 newspapers/day, travel, overseas living.

Leave a Comment

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply