Security Assistant with 14 years of experience in Personnel security. Strong network builder with relevant local state and federal authorities. Adept at working independently or in collaboration with required levels of executive management. High proficiency in JAVA and other computer systems and programs. Excellent familiarity with government security clearance procedures. Superior breadth of personnel security and administrative experience. Exceptional grasp of all relevant Defense Department regulations.
Certified Security Supervisor
Skilled in conflict resolution
Department of State Secret Security Clearance
Combat Lifesaver Certification
Superior ratings on all Arms Room inspections, Superior ratings on Battalion Command Inspections, Numerous accolades while in charge of Firing Range, Selected to become Range Non Commissioned Officer In Charge, (out of 29 Staff Sergeants), Selected to Post, Battalion and Company level Color Guard team.
Wrote Standard Operating Procedure for firing range, Liaison for all 120th Adjutant General Reception Battalion Tours.
07/2009 to Current
Security AssistantUnited States Army Recruiting Command － Columbia, SC
Provides United States Investigative Service (USIS) employees with critical data for soldiers requiring
Top Secret (TS), Secret, and National/Local agency checks, resulting in the reduction of their required
timeframe to complete investigations successfully from 45 to 14 days.
Submits and monitors TS requests to the Central Clearance Facility enabling an outstanding approval
rate of 98.5.
Enhances the technical proficiency of all Security Assistants by redesigning and maintaining the
database for the organizations' End-of-the-Month Report, ensuring 100% accurate data collection.
Upgrades Secret security clearances to Top Secret utilizing the secure Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) portal resulting in the reduction of processing time 2 days versus a month.
Coordinates and monitors the status of Interim clearances prior to Soldiers' arrival at Advanced
Individual Training (AIT) while permitting no turnarounds.
Ensures all suspense's to include reactionary suspense's are met before or within the required timeframe
of 30 days.
01/2009 to 07/2009
Security TechnicianThe Ventura Group － Ashburn, VA
The Ventura Group, Inc.
is a Verified Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a GSA Alliant Small Business (ASB) Prime Contract Holder.
Located in Ashburn, Virginia, that delivers professional services and solutions in the areas of IT Services, Training, Cybersecurity, and Program Management, to many government agencies.
This organization out-bided the renewal Contract for the Recruiting Command from American Systems with the same duty description.
I was employed by both organizations with duty located at Ft.
Jackson SC (Columbia, SC).
Maintained close relationship with Installation Office of Intelligence and Security, the Central Clearance Facility, Post Security Manager for Directorate, Plans and Training, Office of Personnel Management, Investigators worldwide, and the installation's Reception Battalion for processing of applicants.
Utilized the real-world training received from attendance of a Personnel Security and Suitability Adjudicator course.
05/2003 to 12/2008
Security InterviewerAmerican Systems Inc － Chantilly, VA
Assisted the Accessions Administrator in daily operations and processing of all Army, Army Reserve
and Army National Guard applicants' requiring Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmental Investigation
access and acceptability into the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).
Developed and prepared reporting formats, i.e.
pie charts, bar charts, for presentations to upper
Performed all aspects of computer related and office automation activities as the detachment's
Information Management Officer (IMO).
Processed End of Month reports submitted from 32 Military Entrance Processing Stations in order to
prepare the annual report.
09/1982 to 12/2002
Operations Non-Commissioned OfficerU.S. Army － Columbia, SC
Prepared for S3 conferences & other meetings/events supporting U.S.
Army Garrison, Training Center,
Jackson and Basic training units.
Recommended changes in drafts to meet requirements of regulatory guides, which improved procedural
aspects by 40%.
Wrote and edited reports, briefings, information papers and material to report installation training
operational status forecasts using word processing software.
Conducted briefings 100% of the time on ceremony execution.
Resolved a $50,000.00 discrepancy in report procedures.
Formulated training policies and schedules, utilizing knowledge of identified training needs, company
production processes, business systems, or changes in products, procedures, or services which resulted
in an annual saving of $20, 000.00.
Trained 28,000 Initial Entry Training soldiers annually.
Formulated teaching outline for over 80,000 Initial Entry Training and One Station Unit Training
personnel and determined instructional methods.
Conducted 80 hours weekly training sessions covering specified areas as those concerned with the
students' specialty training.
Accounted for and maintained equipment valued over $200,000.
Education and Training
Master of Business Administration: Human Resource ManagementAMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY － Hoffman Estates, ILHuman Resource Management Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of ScienceLIMESTONE COLLEGE － Gaffney, SCStudent of the Quarter, 2004 and 2005
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