GABRIEL B KOTICO

324 W. Water St. · Syracuse, N.Y. 13202 · (956) 536 0620 · gbkotico@syr.edu

Connecting to others with a lighthearted smile


Experience

Mass Communication Specialist

United States Navy

• Status: Active duty • Rank: Petty Officer First Class • Clearance: Secret

2013 - Present

Inhouse Photographer

Central Rock Gym Syracuse

C• Creates content required for clients’ promotional materials used for marketing and social media • photographs community events such as family day, members’ night, and various youth programs.

2018 - Present

Social Media Manager

American Forces Network Sasebo, Japan

• Monitored all content posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for station increasing following 66% • wrote social media rules and guidance manual resulting in zero incidents

2015 - 2018

Public Affairs Specialist

Naval Medical Center San Diego

• Provided counsel on information and communication matters • Released communication products and information

2014 - 2015

Education

Syracuse University

Syracuse, N.Y.
Military Visual Journalism Certificate Program
2018 - 2019

Defense Infomation School

Fort Meade, Md.

Advanced Electronic Journalism Course

Basic Combat Correspondents Course

Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course

2014 - 2016

Portfolio

My work


Awards & Certifications

  • USN New Multimedia Producer of the Year 2015
  • AFN Pacific Television News Story of the Year 2015
  • AFN Pacific Television Spot fo the Year 2017
  • AFN Pacific Full-Service Station of Year 2015, 2016
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal 2015, 2018
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2014, 2017