Management Professional with over 12 years of U.S. Army and eight years U.S. Navy/Army Reserves experience with a history of performance excellence in the areas of Human Resources, Administrative, Medical Administration and Project Management. Impeccable communication skills and an unwavering dedication to the success of all endeavors and assignments. Strong ability to interact with a diverse population of varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds with ease due to multiple overseas assignments and deployments. Routinely relied upon for expertise, advice, leadership, guidance and management skills throughout a decorated career by senior personnel and officials. Managed high volumes of personnel and ensured compliance with DOD regulations and standards at every turn. Bilingual, Spanish.
Plans Officer Plans and Operations Manager, 11/2012
to Current United States Army – Fort Bragg,
Plan, coordinate and execute Military Information Support Operations (MISO) for a Special Forces Organization comprised of over 6,754 military and 294 civilian personnel in direct support of national security objectives.
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Richard Rivera Page 2 Work simultaneously with interagency, national, DOD, and intelligence agencies ensuring excellent communications and cooperation while coordinating and planning Special Operations to foster relationships with key personnel.
Single handedly planned, organized, sourced, initiated and managed four separate Silent Quest Operations assisted by a team of 4 personnel, comprised of 12 events, providing specialized expertise and training to over 500 high level military and government agency personnel in all military branches.
Plans/Operations Officer/Company Commander (Director of Operations), 01/2008
to 01/2012 United States Army – Fort Bragg,
Analyzed and identified all gaps in operational plans as well as current operations ensuring all deficiencies were corrected before they had a chance to manifest as strategic problems.
Numerous improvements to operational plans significantly increased the operational efficiency of the task force in a complex joint and combined environment.
Planned, coordinated, scheduled, implemented and supervised all administrative and logistical support for a Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Specialty Organization, accountable for the reporting and daily status of all students (in excess of 240), instructors (in excess of 20), and training events.
Maintained the accountability for training equipment and supplies valued in excess of $8 million without violation, loss or discrepancy.
Performed all administrative duties with expert precision.
Training Instructor Training & Development Manager, 05/2006
to 01/2008 United States Army – Fort Sam Houston,
Planned, developed, coordinated, and implemented instruction courses in various medical subjects including but not limited to Pre-Deployment Medical Preparation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Combat Medical Advanced Skills Training (CMAST), and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) Courses.
Maintained proficiency in Army Medical Department (AMEDD) regulations, procedures, requirements, and maintained up-to-date C & S Instructor credentials.
Clinical Staff/Emergency Room Nurse Clinical RN, 06/2005
to 05/2006 United States Army – Fort Stewart,
Maintained verification accountability for all clinically related activities and personnel providing care to over 3,000 patients per month in a 15 bed Level II Emergency Department as a Clinical Staff Nurse.
Planned, coordinated and managed ongoing functional quality management activities and their integration, as appropriate, into the organizational Quality Improvement/Performance Assurance (QA/PI) Program.
Emergency Room Registered Nurse (ER Nurse), 11/2004
to 06/2005 United States Army – Fort Campbell,
Provided emergency medical services in Emergency Room, Trauma, Triage, Clinics, and Combat Zones.
Surveyed and sorted casualties according to severity, determined requirements for and administered appropriate treatment, and assist with Triage of mass casualties.
Performed medication and IV fluid administration, stabilized and transported patients to appropriate wards for recovery care.
Measured and recorded Vital Signs, perform Medical-Surgical Asepsis, and Infection Control, CPR, First Aid, and Oxygen Therapy.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing,
7 2015 Mount Saint Mary College - Newburgh,
Bachelor of Arts: Physical Education,
1 1988 Lehman College - New York,
NY Physical Education
Military Deception Planning and the Joint PSYOP Operations Qualification, 2008 Planning Processes Course, 10/2014 Airborne Course, 2008 Introduction to Joint Fundamentals, 2014 Army Medical Captains Career Course: 1 2006
Possess a Top Secret (TS-SCI SSBI) DOD Security Clearance issued last on 02/03/2014.
Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award) ... Army Achievement Medal ... Meritorious Unit Commendation
Medal ... Army Superior Unit Award ... National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award) ... Iraq Campaign Medal
with Campaign Star ... Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ... Army Service Ribbon ... Overseas Service Ribbon ... Parachute Badge