OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT & TRAINING Secret Security Clearance Team Leadership Strategic Resource Planning Instruction Problem Solving Communications Proven Operations Manager and Training Manager with 25+ years of experience in the United States Marine Corps, solving problems and overcoming obstacles Exceptional supervisory experience with proven ability to build and lead teams, making critical decisions in a time-critical, high-stress environment to accomplish assigned goals with little or no assistance or available resources Demonstrated capacity to plan, support and oversee large-scale operations, coordinating efforts among numerous departments and agencies.
Secret Security Clearance
OPERATIONS CHIEF, SENIOR ADVISOR09/2008
to Current United States Marine Corps USMC – Camp Pendleton,
and international locations Manage up to 550 personnel and $20M in equipment and coordinate large-scale efforts internationally with minimal available support.
Motivate individuals and build teams to achieve excellence under challenging and harsh conditions.
Coordinate across boundaries to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Command Operation Center (COC), working with multiple US government agencies and sister services (Army, Navy and Air Force).
Advise senior leadership and provide oversight of administrative, legal, operational, training, logistics, supply, fiscal, communications, facility management, security and maintenance issues.
Highlighted Duties: Provide oversight and accountability for equipment valued at more than $20M Plan, coordinate and direct large-scale international operations requiring cooperation between multiple agencies Write local and department-wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Led highly physical and demanding training programs in Iraq and Afghanistan Accomplishments: Established a fully functional operation headquarters within five days in a remote location Managed the receipt and processing of more than 5,400 reports and 113 damage assessments within one year Managed all logistics and transportation of two international deployments of equipment and personnel Planned and coordinated 36 Parachute Operations conducting 1,017 jumps with an unblemished safety record.
to 08/2006 USMC – Camp Pendleton,
Managed 150 personnel, rapidly adapting to changing environments in time-critical situations to ensure success with minimal available assistance or additional resources.
Exhibited sound and reliable decision making in a calm, effective manner during high-pressure situations when lives were at stake.
Prepared correspondence, organizational charts and administrative reports for oral briefings and written presentations.
Coordinated and conducted inspections and evaluations of facilities and personnel.
Directed logistics, supply, maintenance, transportation and support operations under harsh conditions with minimal support in remote locations.
Maintained facilities, including personnel and training centers.
TRAINING/EQUIPMENT TESTING MANAGER06/2000
to 10/2003 USMC – Coronado,
Senior InstructorUnited States Marine Corps USMC
managed 18 instructors; and directed highly complex, high-risk, physically demanding training exercises involving air operations and diving equipment.
Determined class schedules, assigned instructors, reviewed performance of staff and students and directed all required logistics and supply support.
Maintained and updated the records of more than 200 diving equipment items.
Managed training operations, providing direction to 22 instructors Reviewed course materials to rewrite and update instruction in response to changing requirements Planned and executed the Test and Evaluation (T&E) of new equipment Submitted periodic comprehensive written reports to upper management Accomplishments: Secured additional finances to increase equipment budget by $5M Recruited and hired additional personnel to increase staffing by 75% (35 billets) Secured additional finances to increase facility maintenance funding by 20% Maintained a zero-incident safety rating with more than 250K individual student high-risk training hours Rewrote POIs and Individual Training Standards for the Formal Learning Center Developed a database that served as an intricate tool in tracking unit-training requirements.
Command and Control for the Personal Computer (C2PC) Instructional Management School (IMS) Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel Levels 1 and 2 Microsoft Outlook Course Hazardous Material/Waste Handling Course EMT Medical Technicians Course Basic Life Saver Course (CPR Instructor) Master Training Specialist Military Integrated Maintenance Management (MIMMS) Laser Safety Operator
administrative, Air Force, Army, Basic, C, charts, oral, CPR, decision making, functional, government, IMS, Instructor, Laser, leadership, legal, logistics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Navy, Naval, organizational, personnel, presentations, Safety, sound, training programs, transportation, written
AWARDS & SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Purple Heart Bronze Star (x2) Navy Commendation Medal (x6) Navy Achievement Medal (x6) Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific Instructor of the Year, 2002 Exceptional Military Community Service Award Mobile, Alabama, 1995