Army National Guard Veteran that is transitioning to the civilian job market. Offering excellent customer service to a diverse, multi-cultural client base with an emphasis in administrative, logistic and training management.
Suicide Intervention Officer
Unit Public Relations Officer
Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Advocate
Secret Security Clearance
Combat Lifesaver Certified
Effective Team Leader and Event Coordinator
Strong Verbal Communication Skills
Selected for recruiting duty and the Active Guard Reserve program in 1999 and enlisted over 150 Soldiers in 4 years, being awarded the Master Recruiter badge and Minnesota State Medal for Merit. Later selected as an Embedded Trainer with the Afghan National Army as a company command trainer and awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Combat Infantry Badge in 2006. Was the key note speaker for more than 10 community based programs ranging from community/veteran involvement and re-integration to suicide intervention action.
MN Army National GuardFaribault, MNReadiness NCO03/2006 to CurrentResponsible for supervising the successful accomplishment of the Commander's mobilization readiness objectives; anticipates and recommends solutions to needs of the unit in all aspects of unit readiness; keeps involved in the day to day supervision of training management, mobilization planning, supply, maintenance, pay and personnel functions relating to the welfare of the Soldiers and mission capability; acts as the commander's day to day representative and spokesman in the daily operations of the unit and ensures the highest readiness status of the unit; supervises 6 FTUS and 35 traditional Soldiers.
MN Army National GuardKabul, AfghanistanEmbedded Trainer12/2004 to 02/2006Tasked with the primary responsibility for training and mentoring of the ANA while formal training courses are administered at the Kabul Military Training Center and the specific responsibility to mentor the ANA in leadership, staff , and support functions; planning, assessing, supporting, and execution of operations; and training doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures.
MN Army National GuardRochester, MNRecruiter01/1999 to 11/2004Serves as the Army's ambassador within the community; recruits, determines applicant enlistment eligibility, counsels applicants on enlistment programs and options, prepares enlistment applications, and processes qualified applicants to enlist in the Army; accounts for and prepares Future Soldiers for initial entry training; implements and conducts Army awareness programs throughout an area covering 73 square miles with a population of 300,000; maintains a network of influencers to include parents, educators, and community officials in 2 high schools and 2 colleges; responsible for $50,000 worth of Government equipment.
Bachelor of Arts:Organizational Management and Communication2010Concordia University, St Paul, MN, USA