Places I Have Been Several Times for Most of the Places Listed
Within the United States: California-Arizona-New Mexico-Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama-Florida-Georgia-South Carolina-Tennessee-Kentucky-Illinois-Indiana-Ohio-Wisconsin-Minnesota-Washington-Nevada-Hawian Islands
Outside the United States: Philippines –Thailand-Hong Kong-Singapore-Japan-Guam-Diego Garcia-Africa-Somalia-Bahrain-Kenya-Italy-Susie Cannel- Strait of Hormuz-Beirut Lebanon-Egypt-Saudi Arabia-Persian Gulf-Panama-Mexico-Costa Rica-El Salvador-Nicaragua-Guatemala-Colombia-Cambodia-Honduras-Laos-South Korea
Founder-(2005-Present) (satellite offices worldwide) VOSS Solutions – (worldwide business) VOSS Solutions are dedicated to our mission to match people worldwide who are seeking funding for a variety of reasons and match them with our network of Investors/Lenders that have the potential means to fund them.
Partner – (2005-2007) - (also founded VOSS Solutions in 2005) Amerfx Trading, Irvine, CA Heavy phone sales, giving trading advice to clients and placing orders to trade forex as well as leveraged gold and silver bullion keeping clients informed. Managing of our office locations from coast to coast as well as Veracruz, Mexico and Panama City, Panama
Bullion Broker - (2004 to 2005) Global Bullion Trading, Irvine, CA Heavy Phone sales, trading gold and silver bullion for clients, placing orders as well as keeping clients informed
Partner - (2001 to 2004) Gold coast trading, Irvine, CA Partner with a forex / commodity company with offices from coast to coast, training brokers , hiring new employees, payroll, heavy phone sales operation, trading forex/commodity futures and options for our clients keeping clients updated of their accounts at all times.
Federally Registered Senior Commodity Specialist - (2001 to 2002) American National Trading Corp, Irvine, CA Heavy phone sales provided trading advice to clients and placing orders to trade commodity futures and options, keeping clients closely informed of their account situation.
Federally Registered Commodity Representative - (2000 to 2001) U.S. Options, San Diego, CA Experience and Responsibilities are the same as with American National Trading Corp. (same industry)
Federally Registered Commodity Representative - (1999 to 2000) Concorde Trading Group Inc., San Diego, CA Experience and Responsibilities are the same as with American National Trading Corp (same industry)
Federally Registered Currency Representative - (1997 to 1999) Currency Trading International, Newport Beach, CA Heavy phone sales, traded currency options on the Philadelphia exchange for clients, gave trading advice and kept clients informed of their account status.
Registered Broker - (1996 to 1997) Mission Capital Securities, Mission Viejo, CA Selling of certificates of deposits (CD’s) and gathering leads for direct participation programs regarding oil and gas projects.
Regional Operations Supervisor (For the entire state of California) - (1995 to 1997) Trigild Corp., San Diego, CA The R.O.S. duties include taking the lead on new property takeovers to included hotels/motels and apartments and commercial real estate, performing the FF&E and PRC inventories, taking possession of bank accounts, filing court orders, hiring staff, ordering supplies, handling current and past vendors accounts, marketing of the new properties, franchising independent properties if suitable, putting new systems in place and training of all depts., And also assist and train other General Managers of the companies properties.
General Manager – Ramada Hotel - (1993 to 1995) Pacific Hospitality Group, San Diego, CA As general manager of a full service hotel a few of several duties included hiring of staff, scheduling, payroll, and working closely with the sales dept.
General Manager - (1991 to 1993) Santa Fe Management, San Diego, CA As General Manager of a 125 room property with food and beverage on-site, a few of several duties included hiring staff, accounts payable/receivable, daily reports, sales calls, payroll, scheduling, ordering food and beverage, property inspection, training with all depts.
United States Marine Corps Veteran - (1981 to 1990)
Ken is a highly decorated Marine he severed 9 years active duty, most of his tour was with a small specialized unit of the 1st Marine Brigade based out of Kaneohe bay Hawaii. It sounds nice however he was overseas most of the time and would be lucky to see Hawaii at best 1 month every year to year and a half. Ken received an honorable discharge. People have asked what was the scariest experience I have ever had, I always reply “Leaving the Corps and becoming a Civilian” Below are just a few unclassified operations Ken and his unit participated in.
*Ken’s unit was deployed to the Persian Gulf as well the Strait of Hormuz and Suez Canal after training for weeks for the mission that many of the very few people that even had knowledge of it called it a suicide mission. After our mission was carried out the situation in the Persian Gulf with Iran and Iraq would a few years later grow into a major operation called “Operation Earnest Will” it later was called the “tanker war “Ken’s unit’s mission was to destroy or takeover oil platforms that belonged to friendly Arab states that had been overrun by heavily armed Iranians. Using zodiac boats and the cover of night ken’s unit along with Navy Seal teams effetely beat the odds and either destroyed or took back several platforms with no loss of life to the good guys. (I can’t say the same for the bad guys).
*Somalia, long considered the most ungovernable country in the world. Ever since it plunged into chaos, Somalia has been serving as a hub for Islamic extremists and bands of pirates who plunder some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Ken’s unit was sent to Somalia as well as Mombasa Kenya to train the so called military to carry rifles, dodge roadside bombs and avoid shooting one another by accident. And learn how to kill the out of control and vicious murdering rebels that still rape women and children and murder whole villages even until today. Our mission was to train the military to kill the rebels but not (officially get involved) so while on patrol when we came upon rebels we sat back and watched them handle the situation on their own (wink, wink).
*In 1983 Ken’s unit was redirected from an undisclosed location and arrived at Beirut Lebanon just a few hours after the bombing of the Marine Barracks that killed 220 Marines from 1st battalion 8th Marines under the 2nd Marine division and 18 sailors mostly Navy corpsman (Marines call them Doc, They are with marines in every battle and highly respected and treated as one of their own) also 3 soldiers were killed. About 2 minutes later and 6 km away after the attack a second suicide bomber blew up the French barracks killing 58 French soldiers. It was the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the battle of Iwo Jima of WWII. Ken was a squad leader and was deployed to the scene to search and destroy the Islamic Revolutionary guards and the Islamic Republic of Iran rebels in the area that were believed to be responsible for the attacks. Ken’s unit also assisted as well as provided security for the wounded while the US warships retaliated by using naval gunfire and the French assisted with airstrikes on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards positions.
*As an extraction leader using the cover of the night and launched from ships far out to sea via zodiac boats made our way to the jungles of the island of Leyte and assisted in the extraction of former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos who had fled from his residence the Malacanan Palace located in Manila prior to the hostile 2 million strong rebels known as “People Power Revolution” also known as the (EDSA Revolution) stormed the palace. Providing safety and security from the armed rebels that were in pursuit the former president under the Reagan administration provided him safe passage to Hawaii.
Ken only counts 8 years of the 9 that he served because while serving ken was severely injured and suffered major internal and external injuries. As a result ken spent his 9th year that he does not consider “serving” as a Marine, recovering and after a year of painful physical therapy and learning how to walk again on his own he was informed he could no longer serve on the front lines in the fleet Marine Force and could re-enlist with an administration position. Ken told his superiors that if he could not serve with his Marine Corps brothers watching each other’s back in some of the worst places on earth he did not want to serve at all.
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