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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Highly professional Instructor/Writer with over 20 years of experience planning and delivering military classroom and field training exercises. Skillful, energetic, and meticulous with exceptional abilities in developing, adjusting, and improving programs to meet changing needs. Comprehensive knowledge of battle-ready training needs with diverse scenarios focused on maximizing individual and team effectiveness. Strengths include implementing team-based training processes and managing physical, fiscal, and human resources to execute first-rate training programs. Committed to ensuring training programs provide competencies necessary to execute objectives. Active Top Secret security clearance.

Thorough Background Investigator skilled in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines. Professional and friendly with the ability to maintain full confidentiality. Over one year of experience conducting comprehensive background investigations and collecting and analyzing data.

Customer-oriented, with strong history of leading high-performance teams to meet or exceed objectives. Dedicated and hardworking with internal drive to deliver excellence. Tactical team builder with strong background in training and team development.

Core Qualifications
  • Trend Analysis
  • Logistics
  • Equipment life cycle planning
  • Program planning
  • Materials development
  • Weapons expertise
  • Troop deployment readiness
  • Senior staff briefings
  • Team leadership
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Risk Management 
  • Surveillance Research
  • Office Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Surveillance
  • Research
  • Conflict Management
  • Field training
  • Classroom instruction
  • Operations management
  • Continuous learning
  • Background investigations
  • Background in customer service
  • Risk management evaluation background
  • Maintenance background
  • Computer background
Selected Accomplishments
  • Demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, ensuring all assigned ranges were fully functional at all times, resulting in no lost training time or delays; conducted more than 700 training sessions.
  • Conducted more than 150 Leader Professional Development training sessions for Joint Battle Staff, increasing my knowledge of emerging insurgent tactics and improving their ability to respond to threats.
  • Maintained 100% accountability of all equipment valued in excess of $3M with no losses.
Background Investigator , 04/2018 to 04/2019
RehmannChicago, IL,
  • Highly experienced background investigator with a track record of success conducting comprehensive and in-depth personal interviews with potential DOD-personnel Security Clearance candidates, previous employers, associates, and references, aiming to obtain facts to resolve material issues, and to establish the background, reputation, character, and suitability of DOD-personnel subjects involved in the Security Clearance Investigative Process
  • Confirmed authenticity of documents provided by subjects, and provide correlating information to the employer; checked various public records, associated with subjects’ past and present professional and personal statuses. Derived background information from various identified sources; performed research on applicants’ / subjects’ financial, professional and personal backgrounds
Instructor/Writer , 04/2012 to 07/2015
United States ArmyCity, STATE,
  • Plan, organize, program development and perform training activities
  • Provide Initial Entry Training and One Station Unit Training for 15,500 soldiers.
  • Enforce composite risk management standards to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of trainees and instructors
  • Consult with supervisors and management on scheduling, availability of facilities and resources, and logistics support
  • Maintain electronic database-tracking systems to document training progress and deadlines.
  • Evaluate personnel performance to ensure proper progression, assessing the training needs and providing guidance on improving performance
  • Prepare employee-sensitive training records and forms. Receive and process written documents for review, action, and/or signature of Director
  • Installed, tested and serviced weapon systems, ensuring that they functioned correctly
Operations Non-Commissioned Officer, 01/2011 to 04/2012
United States ArmyCity, STATE, United States
  • Oversaw, coordinated, and controlled activities to support training, exercises, and operations
  • Monitored effectiveness in meeting readiness requirements, promptly addressing problems or delays
  • Shaped operational strategy and supported tactical decisions with vital input on carrying out strategic plans
  • Managed production control, logistics, cost control, and materials planning
  • Coordinated with multiple units at the Joint Task Force Compound to prepare for and provide a proper training environment for subordinate headquarters to refine operating procedures
  • Setup Assault Command Post and oversaw XVIII Airborne Corps Joint Task Force Compound operations and logistical needs
  • Served as Dragon Air Lead NCO during Operation Unified Response Out-load in Haiti
Significant Actions Officer/Manager, 01/2010 to 01/2011
United States ArmyCity, STATE,
  • Reviewed training plans, deployments, and other readiness issues
  • Increased overall efficiency and maintained high standards of accuracy in publication of 130,000 Combined Information Data Network Exchange actions
  • Reviewed more than 1,900 division-level daily operational summaries from five subordinate units
  • Authored more than 500 executive summaries to provide Commander with critical insight joint operations
  • Instrumental in leading 300 military and civilian personnel on two air movements, ensuring successful, seamless re-posturing of the Joint Operations Command within Iraq and onward to Kuwait
  • Developed information and reported on assessment of unit training status, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Reviewed and edited job descriptions, areas of special emphasis, and additional duties documents
  • Set levels of authority, specific responsibility, and personal accountability with documented expectations
Investigator/Gunner/Principal Tactical Adviser, 10/2006 to 03/2007
United States Army, Joint Service Intelligence TeamCity, STATE,
  • Responded to 300 ground combat missions as battlefield first responder
  • Contributed to capture of more than 200 anti-Iraqi force insurgents and the disruption of improvised explosive device making networks with relentless investigative efforts
  • Provided support for Explosive Ordnance Disposal company, conducting technical and tactical trend analysis, and collected evidence from improvised explosive devices
  • Directly responsible for possession and delivery of more than 2,000 high priority improvised explosive devices and explosively formed projectile evidence items for exploitation and possible link of bio metric data
Squad Leader/Assistant Operations NCO, 09/2005 to 02/2009
United States ArmyCity, STATE,
  • Applied past combat experience to train and prepare soldiers to meet rigorous deployment requirements
  • Enhanced troop readiness to assume next higher position without hesitation
  • Consistently trained to the standard, leading by example to enhance subordinate growth and responsibility
  • Utilized every opportunity to teach, coach, and mentor, motivating soldiers to increase tactical knowledge from previous lessons learned
  • Supervised the activities of and provided for the discipline, morale, and welfare of 30 soldiers while committing to ensuring the best quality of life for soldiers
  • Provided onsite training using trend analysis during train up for future deployments
  • Delivered an exceptional level of service to each customer by listening to concerns and answering questions
Training and Certifications
  • OPM IT Security and Privacy Awareness Training, 04/2019 Ethics Awareness and Code of Conduct for Employees, 04/2019 Annual Risk Decision Group NBIB/DHS/IC Information Security, 04/2019 Perspecta Cyber-security Awareness Fundamentals Course, 04/2019 Annual Information Security Insider Threat Course, 01/2019 NBIB Procedural Guidance Training, 07/2018 New Investigator Training Check Ride, 06/2018 New Investigator Training OJT, 06/2018 IACC Integrity Awareness Training, 05/2018 New Investigator Training, 04/2018 Contractor Compliance Training, 04/2018 Background Investigator I Training Course, 04/2018 Initial Security Orientation Course, 05/2014 Introduction to Personal Recovery Concepts Course, 05/2014 Accident Avoidance Course for Army Motor Vehicle Drivers, 05/2014 Combating Trafficking in Persons Awareness Basic Course, 05/2014 Managing Personnel with Clearances/Access to Classified Information 05/201 Ammunition Handler Training, 05/2012 Composite Risk Management Basic Course, 05/2012 Concealed Carry Handgun Training Course, 08/2010 Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course (Level C), 03/2010 Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, 07/2008 Combatives Level I Course, 03/2008 Warrior Leader Course, 11/2007 TECHINT Training Computer Forensics Course, 07/2006 Evidence Collection and Forensic Related Bio-metric Collection Course, 06/2006 Weapons Intelligence Team Training, 05/2006 Airborne Course, 12/2005 WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders Course, 06/2003 ORM Fundamentals Course, 02/2003 Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply Course, 11/2002 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts Course, 10/2002 Fire Officer I Course, 04/2002 Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification Course, 03/2002 Basic Communications Officer Certification Course, 03/2002 Fire Instructor I Course, 02/2002 Rescue Technician (2000 Std) Chapters 3,4,6,7 Course, 12/2000 Rescue Technician Course, 12/2000 Air Force Supervisor Safety Training Course, 09/2000 Air Force Airman Leadership School, 09/2000 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, 05/2000 Hazardous Materials Incident Commander (1997 Std) Course, 03/2000 Emergency Response to Terrorism “Self Study” Course, 01/2000 Fire Fighter II Course, 10/1997 Driver/Operator Pumper Course, 10/1997 Silver Flag Exercise Course, 04/1997 Hazardous Materials Operations Course, 02/1997 Space Shuttle Orbiter Fire/Rescue Procedures Familiarization Course, 10/1996 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Course, 08/1995 Hazardous Materials Course, 03/1995 Apprentice Fire Protection Specialist Course, 06/1994 Fire Fighter I Course, 05/1994 
Technical Skills

Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Tiger Software, Falcon View, Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), Microsoft (MS) Windows Operating Systems, MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), MS Internet Explorer, Field Work System (FWS), Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS), Google Applications. 

Associate of Science: Gun Smith, Expected in 2015
Sonoran Desert Institute - Scottsdale, AZ

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  • Sonoran Desert Institute
Job Titles Held:
  • Background Investigator
  • Instructor/Writer
  • Operations Non-Commissioned Officer
  • Significant Actions Officer/Manager
  • Investigator/Gunner/Principal Tactical Adviser
  • Squad Leader/Assistant Operations NCO
  • Associate of Science

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