is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned his Master’s in Study of Law. Additionally, Mr. Talavera holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Business Management. He served in the United States Marine Corps for eight yearsand was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He has a diverse background and that is what makes him a unique and well-rounded individual. He has the unique ability to both lead and be led. He not only understands operations, government contracting, procurement processes, supply chain and logistics, and disaster response, but is also very knowledgeable in administrative processes and procedures. He's held positions in Human Resources (HR Specialist, Personnel Manager), Administrative Officer of the Day for the VA where he streamlined processes and developed policies to better care veterans. Mr. Talavera has had training in disaster response and volunteers with Team Rubicon, which is an organization made up of veterans and first responders to answer to the call from people in need during such events. His training in disaster response include the following FEMA courses: ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command Systems, ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident, ICS-700 National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), ICS-800 National Response Framework, IS-320 Wildfire Mitigation, and IS-633 Debris Management Plan Development. Mr. Talavera has worked in various locations around the world to include Iraq; Afghanistan; Egypt; Haiti; Sierra Leone, and Kuwait. What sets Mr. Talavera apart is that he never limits himself to just do what is expected to accomplish; if he can do more to help others and the mission of the organization and his client, he will do it. Mr. Talavera has a proven track record of being a critical thinker and making the right decisions under the harshest environments one can encounter. In addition, Mr. Talavera has a strong work ethic, with commitment to achieving performance goals; talent for rapidly adapting skills and acquiring new knowledge to master new assignments.