platoon sergeant resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Accomplished, results-driven professional with over 20 years of military leadership and management experience in the US Army. Confident, quick learner with strong problem solving and decision making skills with strong desire to transfer versatile knowledge and skills to an organization that will benefit from my experience. Highly motivated and proven ability to adapt and perform under pressure.

Core Qualifications
  • Excellent Team Management
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Goal Focused
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Strategic Planner
  • Exceptionally Organized
  • Training and Development
  • Energetic and Industrious
05/2014 to Current Platoon Sergeant US Army | City, STATE,
  • Served as a senior sergeant and principal Non Commissioned Officer in an armor company and operations and intelligence staff sections in armor battalion.
  • Planned, coordinated, and supervised activities pertaining to organization, training, combat operations, and combat intelligence.
  • Supervised operations center at battalion and higher level units.
  • Collected, interpreted, analyzed, evaluated, and disseminated intelligence information and data.
  • Edited and prepared tactical operations plans and orders.
  • Coordinated implementation of operations, training programs, and communications activities
  • Senior Non Commissioned Officer in a Tank Platoon, consisting of 16 Soldiers, specialized in distinct high precision marksmanship, field craft, reconnaissance and observation while deployed overseas
  • Responsible for the morale, health and training of a 12 man MGS Stryker Platoon / 16 man M1A2 SEP Tank Platoon
  • Maintained, accounted for and effectively utilized all platoon assigned weapons, night observation devices, communications equipment and individual equipment worth over $20 Million.
  • Counseled, disciplined, and developed soldiers and junior noncommissioned officers into competent leaders
  • Successfully and safely deployed and redeployed Platoon to and from Kuwait.
  • Maintained the highest state of combat readiness regardless of conditions and personnel changes
  • Assumed duties of Battalion Rear Detachment NCOIC, accounted for and managed over 80 personnel
  • Briefed unit command, soldiers, and families regarding updated resources to ensure family readiness
  • Performed duties of Casualty Assistance Officer, Planned and coordinated services; army liaison for family of deceased soldier
  • Directly involved in all casualty incidents, involving notification of death, casualty assistance, mortuary services and burial honors
  • Explained the full range of VA benefits and all related programs to next of kin
  • Acted as advocate for next of kin regarding all Army matters
  • Coordinated and ensured Military Funeral Honors Quality Assurance
  • Served as Officer in Charge (OIC) for Brigade level Stryker MGS Crew Certification and gunnery, overall responsible for range operations and personnel safety
  • Adjudicated and issued decisions for the most complex and sensitive issues
  • Analyzed operation orders; interfaced with supporting units and advised commanding officers to meet mission requirements, training goals and objectives
  • Made administrative decisions and special determinations relating to soldiers pending adverse actions
05/2013 to 05/2014 Brigade Operations Sergeant US Army | City, STATE,
  • Served as brigade operations NCO in a forward deployed armored brigade combat team consisting of 4,685 Soldiers in the Republic of Korea
  • Managed and executed day to day operations of the brigade's operation center.
  • Received, recorded and processed all serious incident reports throughout the brigade
  • Trained and mentored 50 junior officers on staff duty operations
  • Developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for daily operations and incident response in the Brigade Operations Center
  • Responsible for the soldiers' educational and citizen exchange programs, media relations and public information programs about the United States
  • Acted as liaison between US Army and local Korean community
  • Developed and administered classes to promote effective public relations between soldiers and local community.
07/2010 to 05/2013 Senior Tank Instructor US Army | City, STATE,
  • Overall responsible for training 47 M1A2 SEP/M1A1 tank tasks to over 350 initial entry Soldiers annually, to include basic and advanced tactical tank driving, gunnery and all related skills pertaining to the M1A2 SEP Tank
  • Managed and wrote daily training schedule for initial entry soldiers
  • Managed and evaluated a team of 20 Army Instructors
  • Performed senior instructor duties and maintained all certification records for 20 instructors
  • Trained and mentored Instructors in the organization
  • Served as senior adviser to instructors
  • Conducted a Tank familiarization class to members of the Alabama ROTC program, greatly influencing the Army's future Armor Officers
  • Served as the Company Motorcycle mentor, responsible for safety and training of 10 motorcycle riders in the Company
  • Supervised tight guidelines on accountability and readiness of 14 M1 series main battle tanks and associated equipment valued in excess of $70 million.
04/2007 to 06/2009 Army Recruiter US Army | City, STATE,
  • Served as Army liaison between local communities and US Army
  • Established and maintained contact with prospective candidates for the US Army
  • Contacted, interviewed, and advised civilian personnel to obtain qualified applicants for enlistment into the Army
  • Contacted representatives of schools, public officials, personnel managers, parents of prospective applicants, religious and civil leaders, and others to present the Army as an employment and career opportunity
  • Presented formal and informal talks on advantages of the Army at civic and service organizations and student bodies.
  • Advertised by distributing and displaying recruiting publicity material
  • Established liaison with local radio, television, and newspaper agencies
  • Wrote, edited, and presented recruiting material for use by local communications agencies
  • Interviewed and counseled prospective enlistees.
  • Discussed individual aims and goals to include security, personal aptitudes, training opportunities, job satisfaction and stability, advancement, prestige, and military life.
  • Explained Army benefits including: medical care, dependent allowance, housing, reenlistment bonus, retirement program, military/civilian educational opportunities, travel, recreational benefits, and all similar programs.
  • Evaluated applicants' occupational, educational, and psychological background to determine Army programs with specific individual appeal.
  • Explained occupational and organizational structure of the Army to applicants, parents, and interested groups of individuals.
  • Administered and scored screening physical examination, and enlisted screening test of applicants and counsels with regard to reasonable occupational aspirations within the Army.
  • Counseled disqualified applicants
  • Assists in administration of Armed Services Vocational Battery (ASVAB) and explains results to school officials and students
  • Initiated local background checks through police departments and sheriff's offices in order to determine eligibility of recruit
04/2004 to 04/2007 Tank Commander/Section Sergeant US Army | City, STATE,
  • Trained and mentored six soldiers on Tank Platoon Tactics, Techniques and Procedures to ensure and maintain 100% combat readiness at all times.
  • Assisted the Platoon Sergeant with unit cohesion and esprit de corps within the platoon
  • Planned and conducted training to develop a technically and tactically proficient team ready for world wide contingency missions
  • Conducted Senior Instructor/Operator duties for M1A2 SEP Tank simulator
  • Conducted briefings and presentations to supporting units in preparation for combat operations
  • Successfully led Tank Platoon and Tank Section to over 250 missions to include Raids, counter IED patrols and air assault missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Trained and supervised the first Iraqi Civil Defense Corps/ Iraqi Army
  • Trained over 200 Iraqi Soldiers how to survive and win during combat operations
  • Successfully redeployed all Soldiers back to Fort Carson with zero casualties and 100% accountability of all equipment
  • Mentored six soldiers and trained them for next higher position on M1A2 Tank
Expected in 2013 | Army Senior Leader Course, Fort Benning, GA GPA:
Expected in 2012 Associate of Arts | General Studies Central Texas College, Killeen, TX GPA:

Expected in 2011 | Army Basic Instructor Course, Fort Benning, GA GPA:
Expected in 2007 | Army Recruiting School, Fort Jackson, SC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Army Senior Leader Course
  • Central Texas College
  • Army Basic Instructor Course
  • Army Recruiting School

Job Titles Held:

  • Platoon Sergeant
  • Brigade Operations Sergeant
  • Senior Tank Instructor
  • Army Recruiter
  • Tank Commander/Section Sergeant


  • Associate of Arts

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