exercise planning specialist resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Dedicated Emergency Manager and effective leader who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations and increase productivity.
  • Strategic planning
  • Negotiations expert
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Team building
  • Multi-unit operations management
  • Global and strategic sourcing
  • Mergers and acquisitions knowledge
  • Analytical
  • Process improvement strategies
Exercise Planning Specialist, 03/2011 to 11/2014
Common SpiritCamarillo, CA,

  • Coordinated with United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) and United States, Africa (USARAF) staff directorates and Major Commands (MC) to develop supporting objectives for USARAF CG approval.
  • Prepared Exercise Directives, Exercise Warning Orders and Operation Orders needed for providing detailed Theater guidance and instructions to exercise participants and supporting forces.
  • Ensured continuity, conformance, completeness and consistency of exercise planning products and processes with Headquarters, Department of the Army, USAFRICOM, USARAF, Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army Reserve Medical Command (USARC), and Host Nation regulatory guidance and policy.
  • Coordinated and planned African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) 2012 and 2014.
  • Planned and executed Medical Readiness and Training Exercise in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Botswana, Uganda, and Burundi.
Plans, Training, Operations Specialist, 11/2008 to 03/2011
Defense Threat Reduction AgencyCity, STATE,

  • Developed, implemented and maintained a tracking mechanism for the Learning Management System which has assisted the Division achieving a 97% completion rate for mandatory Agency on-line training.
  • Established positive information flow and rapport with all Northern Alliance Treaty Organization (NATO) training partners, United States Army Europe, United States Air Force Europe, Marine Forces Europe and United States Navy Europe.   
  • Briefed Training Experts Meeting at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Advised senior management on possible changes to operations and procedures.
Senior Manager / Academy Commadant, 04/2002 to 11/2006
172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, United States Army AlaskaCity, STATE, Iraq

  • Managed and oversaw the transformation of a successful program recognized as the best in the Ninevah province, providing exceptionally trained junior noncommissioned officers to the 3rd Brigade, Second Iraqi Army Division.
  • Led a team of 28 personnel that were responsible for the training of over 7,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers.
  • Briefed US and Foreign Diplomats, General Officers, Multi National Forces, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) officials and other Government Agency officials and dignitaries visiting the Iraqi Army Training Academy.
  • Principal advisor to the Commander and staff regarding Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) institutional requirements to generate and replenish Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), in order to increase the ISF capability to assume responsibility for population protection with reduced Coalition involvement.
  • Planned, organized and executed 21 combat re-supply missions in zone without incident.
Student, 07/2001 to 05/2002
U.S. Army Sergeants Major AcademyCity, STATE, United States

  • Graduated in the top 20% among 519 students exceeding every oral and test requirement administered.
  • Earned the Desert Runner Certificate by completing 740 miles during the 10-month course.
  • Successfully completed the mentally and physically challenging 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March.
BBA: Emergency Management, Expected in 2017
University of Alaska - Fairbanks, Alaska
The emergency management program focuses on developing skills to lead and manage individuals and organizations in an increasingly complex environment. The program builds upon an individual's technical capabilities derived from education, training and experience in fire, law enforcement, military or other related fields. This technical expertise is then combined with a curriculum of business administration, emergency management and homeland security instruction. This degree is built specifically to meet the needs of those who provide administrative oversight, supervisory control, leadership or management roles within the fields of fire, law, emergency medical services, and security (to include other related fields) at the local, state, federal and international levels.  
Inducted into the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, 5/16
Inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, 01/17

  • Briefed United States Ambassador's and African partner heads of State.
  • Spearheaded operational planning
Professional Affiliations
International Association of Emergency Managers - 2017
17th Infantry Regiment Association - Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) - 2001
US Army Infantry Association - 2001
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars - 1979

  • Consequence Management Software: Enhanced Consequence Management, Planning and Support System (ENCOMPASS)
  • Public Relations Software: Bacon's Mediasource, Factiva
  • Desktop Publishing Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML
Additional Information
  • Availability: Immediate Job Type: Permanent, Telework
  • Legion of Merit Medal, 2007
  • Bronze Star Medal, 2006
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • US Army Ranger Tab, 1993

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  • University of Alaska

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  • Exercise Planning Specialist
  • Plans, Training, Operations Specialist
  • Senior Manager / Academy Commadant
  • Student


  • BBA

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