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Box 165 Cell Phone: (240) 412-1240

1555 Southgate Rd. Fax: (703) 697-3281


Arlington, VA 22214 e-mail: leslie.palmer@usmc.mil

Leslie Palmer

Profile Experienced in crisis management, media relations, community


relations, product development, marketing, radio and television
broadcast and print journalism.

Experience 2009 - present Headquarters Marine Corps


Aviation Liaison
 Managed more than 1,000 requests for Marine aerial support, ground
equipment, and color guards.
 Assisted in the management of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial
operational planning and provided key guidance on community relations
capabilities and assets.
 Assisted in the administration of the Marine Corps Business Executive
Program, which advanced the Marine Corps’ national network of
advocates of the Marine Corps’ undertakings.
 Coordinated the movement of Marine Corps assets across the United
States to meet national Marine Corps recruiting and legislative
objectives.

2007 – 2009 Chemical Biological Incident Response Force


Public Affairs Chief
 Earned media attention from several local broadcast news stations and
the History Channel increasing the public’s understanding of the unit.
 Managed and supervised the transfer of the unit’s website from usmc.mil
to Marines.mil.
 Wrote and published more than 70 print stories.

2005-2007 American Forces Network


Radio Personality/Television Reporter
 Shot and produced more than 70 television news stories.
 Anchored more than 40 local television news casts.
 Produced a radio shot, “Traffic Jamz”, for twelve months.

Education 2005.2009 University of Maryland University College


 B.A., English and journalism
2009-present University of Maryland University College
 Enrolled in dual program to earn a M.S. in Public Affairs
Management and MBA
2004 Department of Defense Information School
 Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Writer Course
 Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Broadcaster Course
2008 Marine Corps Base Quantico
 Corporal’s leadership course: emphasis on leadership
foundations and supervision and management of junior Marines.
 Intermediate Public Affairs Specialist course: concentrated
on crisis management, preparing subject matter experts for
interviews, and product development.