Solutions-focused, versatile management professional offering a comprehensive background supporting U.S. military operations in roles of increasing responsibility during a 9-year career in the US Army. Polyethylene Plant Operator experienced in operating pumps, piping, cooling towers and water treatment program and electrical equipment. Highly efficient and results-oriented.
Maintained 100% accountability of a large section of equipment worth over $2,000,000 during multiple overseas deployments.
Assisted in development and implementation of Afghanistan Uniformed Police Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services program; disseminated to districts across Province.
Awarded 5 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Army Good Conduct Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Korean Defense Medal , and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals throughout Army career.
Assisted in target detection and identification. Operated main gun controls and firing controls. Operated tracked and wheeled vehicles over varied terrain and roadways in combat formation and armor marches. Prepared radio equipment for operation and enters net. Operates internal communications equipment. Performed operator maintenance on turret, weapons, controls, and communications equipment. Performed preventative maintenance checks and services on tank chassis and automotive components before, during, and after use. Prepared tank for operations under various weather conditions and for night vision operations. Performed duties shown in preceding level of skill and supervised subordinate personnel in performance of these duties. Inspected tank turret and automotive components for malfunctions. Assist in maintaining the gunnery proficiency of subordinate gunners and loaders. Supervised and exercised safety precautions in ammunition resupply operations to include request, receipt, storage, inspection, and issue of ammunition with armor units.
Squad Leader assigned to a forward deployed Provincial Police Security Forces Advise and Assist Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Responsible for the maintenance and accountability of team equipment, to include three vehicles and all ancillary equipment valued in excess of $2,000,000. Responsible for the health, safety, and professional development of four Soldiers. Assisted Team Supervisor in planning and execution of daily operations.
Loaded machine hoppers with mixed materials. Started machines and set controls to regulate temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion. Operated and monitored pelletizer to ensure quality of pellet cut; adjusted controls as necessary to alter products. Troubleshot, maintained, and made minor adjustments to equipment. Recorded production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime. Operated diaphragm and centrifugal pumps. Collected samples of products, checking them to ensure conformance to specifications by sending them to laboratories for analysis. Informed supervisors of equipment malfunctions that needed to be addressed. Cleaned, sterilized, and maintained equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants. Manipulated controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows. Observed operations and monitored lights, dials, and gauges, in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions. Worked 12 hour rotating shift. Operated forklift.
Leadership training to teach all Sergeants and Staff Sergeants in leadership skills, supervisor duties, responsibilities and authority, and how to conduct performance-oriented training. Produce battle competent supervisors who are qualified squad/section sergeants, team/section leaders, evaluators, counselors, conductors or participants in individual and collective training, and performers/teachers of leader values, attributes, skills, and actions.
Leadership training for the student to be able to function as a junior level leader with essential skills in leadership, training, warfighting and administration. Topics include leadership, battle focused training, map reading, and field training.
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