Education Services Specialist with more than 7 years of experience planning, developing and implementing Army education Programs. 21 years of experience as an Army Officer recognized throughout career for integrity, honesty, resilience and outstanding problem-solving competencies.
Works independently, under the general supervision of the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer, who defines general priorities and overall objectives. Principle advisor to the commander on education matters, which have impact on the battalion mission. As the professional educational liaison, interacted with state educational associations, high schools, postsecondary schools, vocational schools, school districts, and other components of the education community to enhance military recruitment. Independently implemented U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and Brigade (BDE) educational and related programs and policies, and developed educational liaison programs relating to the recruiting mission boundaries. complete professional knowledge of education and training theory, principles, and techniques to evaluate educational programs, implement Department of Army (DA) and USAREC education related programs and polices, determined training needs, and developed and presented educational materials and programs.
Liaison, Served as a liaison between the recruiting field force and the education community. Initiated proactive actions to establish and maintain a positive working relationship in schools and colleges. Conducted visits and activities to increase recruiter access and visibility in the high school and college markets. Interacted responsively to recruiters' and educators' needs and concerns. Assisted recruiters in solving problems pertaining to school access, school and college relations, Arm Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing, and student directory information. Established and maintain contacts with local and state policymakers within the education community. Implemented coalition building activities with professional education associations and conducted school and college partnership initiatives at the state department of education, school district, and college level.
Program Manager, Served as the organizations functional expert on all matters relating to education enlistment eligibility. Conducted on-site visits to all non-regionally accredited non-public schools and to public and non-public adult education schools/programs. Acted as the evaluating official for individual tier evacuations to determine an applicants enlistment eligibility.
Advisor. Provided education advice to soldiers assigned to the battalion to ensure their continued personal and professional educational development. Facilitated their access to the programs offered through the ACES, specifically tuition assistance, and eArmyU at assigned Army Education Centers.
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating the activities of the battalion staff consisting of 45 soldiers and civilians. Supervised the administration and logistical support for Regular Army, Army Reserve, and civilian personal located throughout a 4 state region. Maintained oversight of the enlistment standards program including all allegations requiring investigation. Responsible for the administration and planning of the annual budget in excess of $1.8m and a vehicle fleet of 204 assorted vehicles. Ensured that adequate internal control systems were developed and operational so that government resources are efficiently and effectively managed.
Responsible for the presentation of a college level course in General Psychology to 132 cadets. Charged with inspiring cadets to a career as a professional officer by relating concepts of human behavior to leadership. Contributed to the planning, coordination, and development of one-quarter of the General Psychology Course taught to 1055 cadets. Coordinated with 11 other officers in the development and revision of instructional materials, evaluation instruments and classroom strategies. Took on the additional duty as a Summer Academic Program Instructor and advisor to the Army Varsity Football Team.
Assist the Director in all aspects of planning, coordination and implementation of the Performance Enhancement Program. Conducted team and individual mental skills training for members of over 20 varsity athletic teams, clubs and individual cadets. Trained individuals and teams on cognitive foundations, goal setting, attention control, stress management and imagery and visualization techniques. Used Biofeedback modalities to measure effectiveness of training through skin temperature and EEG monitors. Provided an overview of the centers current training techniques with two NFL teams (NY Jets and Denver Broncos) and demonstrated how these skills are being used with the USMA football team.
Commander of a direct support field artillery battery in a light infantry division with a mission of immediate worldwide deployment, and the defense of Alaska. Responsible for developing all assigned soldiers into a cohesive combat ready unit, capable of fighting in the harsh, dangerous arctic environment.
Field Artillery Officer, US Army Active Duty (Oct 84-Oct 2005) 21 years.
Member of Rotary International 98-2005
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