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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy                                                  


Address: CMR 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000

Phone: 49 - (0621) - 718-7608


Citizenship: COUNTRY

Social Security Number: XXX-XX-XXXX

Veterans Preference: Include # of Points or, N/A if your military background doesn t apply to this

Security Clearance: TOP SECRET w/SCI Access



Core Qualifications


Human Resources/Recruiting

Strategic Planning

Leadership Abilities

Project Management

Operations Analysis/Organization

Skilled Communicator

Technology Experience

Loyalty and Dedication



Professional Experience




5th Signal Command - Mannheim, Armed Forces Overseas Germany

Supervisor:  May Contact - CSM Roderick Johnson, DSN (xxx-xxx-xxxx

Hours:  40-50 Per Week

Command Career Counselor; Salary: $91,059/yr; 07/2005-Present


Serve as the Senior Retention Program Manager for the 5th Signal Command and Mannheim military community, consisting of 4600 military personnel.  Contribute analytical and communication skills in proficiently advising Commanding General, Command Sergeant Major, commanders, and senior staff members on personnel retention matters, separations and attrition trends affecting manpower and workforce strength.  


Exhibit solid leadership abilities in providing technical supervision, policy guidance and training for a team of 14 subordinate program specialists assigned to 3 brigades and 10 battalions geographically dispersed throughout Germany, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, and forward deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Maintain full accountability for overseeing daily operations of Command s Recruiting, Retention, Reserve transition, Attrition, and Retention Publicity programs.  


Conduct comprehensive review and analysis in composing General Officer level decision papers, information papers, staffing actions, memorandums, and message correspondence up and down the chain of command; and receive/transmit information via electronic media.  Effectively brief unit performance data to the Commanding General during Command and Staff meetings.  Retrieve data from various information sources, including TAPDB, RETAIN, EDAS, TOPMIS, CMS, PERNET, iPERMS, eMILPO, for use in retention screening, answering questions, responding to correspondence, preparing reports or briefings.


Build and establish key relationships and liaise with NETCOM, Human Resources Command (HRC) and Defense Finance (DFAS) regarding policy clarification, reclassifications, exceptions, waivers, bonus payments, and RETAIN system processing. Conduct Staff Assistance Visits (SAV) throughout the command to assist operating personnel and management officials as requested or as determined necessary by superiors.  Ensure optimal operational performance by effectively managing objectives; proficiently interpret statistical data to facilitate internal controls vital to maximizing outcomes.



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Carefully review and monitor actions to ensure completeness, accuracy, timing and conformity to budget and policy guidelines.  Demonstrate solid problem-solving talents in formulating, interpreting and applying regulation and providing policy guidance for subordinate commanders, staff and subordinate program specialists.  Organize and prepare training classes, workshops, and briefings for a wide variety of individuals, managers, and key officials to guide and advise them on current related personnel management systems and improve program management knowledge, skills, techniques and effectiveness.  


Identify and recommend strategies to the Director of Human Resources to enhance personnel and manpower management structure with organization.  Serve as the local approval authority for personnel special actions, requests for reclassification and retraining, contract revocations and amendments, and Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) approvals.  Oversee and account for the accurate distribution of retention bonuses in excess of $750K annually.

United States Army Sergeants Major Academy - Fort Bliss, Texas

Supervisor:  May Contact - SGM Hugh Roberts, (xxx-xxx-xxxx

Hours:  40 Per Week

Student; Salary: $70,112/yr; 8/2004-7/2005


As a full-time student at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), gained valuable knowledge of executive leadership skills and approaches required for Sergeants Major to excel in positions of greater responsibility throughout the joint defense establishment.  Received comprehensive training in management and leadership techniques, advanced operational management staff planning, logistical operations planning, personnel management, resource management, administrative management, Army force projection, combat operations, and sustainment operations.

2d Brigade Combat Team - Fort Stewart, Georgia

Supervisor:  May Contact - CSM Gabriel Berhane, (912)767-8106

Hours:  40-60 Per Week

Brigade Senior Career Counselor; Salary: $66,704/yr; 9/2001-8/2004

Directed, managed and supervised 12 Retention Program Specialists for a heavy Armor Brigade Combat Team consisting of 3600 personnel in 8 subordinate units.  Proactively advised and assisted commanders at all levels on determining trends and maintenance of their retention programs.  Relied upon as Technical Expert, providing comprehensive and direct advice and guidance to commanders, staff, and subordinate organizations concerning interpretation and compliance with military personnel regulations, policies, procedures, operational directives and applicable Federal Laws.  Analyzed management issues and problems and developed recommendations and alternative solutions.  


Innovatively designed, developed and established Standard Operations and Contingency Operations procedures providing viable guidance and technical assistance to subordinate organizations.  Determined and assigned quarterly objectives to program managers using data retrieved from the Standard Installation Division Personnel System (SIDPERS).  Served as Liaison for Casualty Operations and American Red Cross emergency notifications, with full accountability for reporting between subordinate units, higher headquarters and the Department of the Army during combat operations in Iraq.

2nd Infantry Division - Camp Casey, Armed Forces Pacific, Republic of Korea

Supervisor:  May Contact - SGM Kenneth Gilluly, (312) 730-3137

Hours:  40-55 Per Week

Division Retention Operations NCOIC; Salary: $52,173/yr; 9/2000-9/2001


Maintained full responsibility for technical oversight and developmental/training needs of 31 Program Managers who serviced 12,000 personnel spread between 15 separate locations throughout the Republic of Korea.  Resourcefully analyzed, evaluated and interpreted recurring statistical data trends, problems and reports, work processes, and flow of work to identify and address problem areas, determine necessary corrective action, and develop improved procedures.  


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Exhibited solid written communication talents in composing and preparing correspondence into final form which required reference to regulations, related correspondence, precedents, and guides pertinent to the area of military personnel administration.  Prepared implementing instructions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on analysis of requirements from every echelon designed to provide greater efficiency in program operations.  Input and updated various Standard Installation Division Personnel System (SIDPERS) transitions.


Conducted quarterly Staff Assistance Visits and semi-annual inspections of subordinate units in conjunction with the Command Inspection Program (CIP).  Conducted monthly transition and newcomer briefings to new personnel arriving and transitioning.  Cost-effectively administered and tracked a $182K budget relative to all areas of responsibility.  Provided budget projections based on historical data, known priorities, projects, and mission changes that affected budget requirements.  Tracked funding allotments, received, monitored expenditure of funds, determined the need for and initiate action to acquire additional funds, and maintained internal accounting records.

HQ, 3d Infantry Division and Ft Stewart - Fort Stewart, Georgia

Supervisor:  May Contact - SGM Jose Moran, (912) 767-2700

Hours:  40-50 Per Week

Installation Retention Operations NCOIC; Salary: $48,035/yr; 5/1999-9/2000


Serviced an installation of 19,000+ personnel with administrative oversight, training and development of 35 Program Managers of the installation s recruiting and retention program.  Directly managed, planned and directed the day-to-day operations activities and procedures of an Installation Retention Office supported by 5 staff personnel.  Efficiently planned and coordinated workflow and assigned projects to optimize utilization of human capital and operational resources.  Ensured timeliness, accuracy and acceptability; provided counsel, guidance, performance evaluations, awards recognition, annual leave, complaints, equal opportunity and instruction.  Established and implemented internal quality control measures and office procedures assuring performance levels were met or exceeded at acceptable levels.  


Proficiently created and executed policy guidance and procedures and coordinated implementation of such guidance by lower organizational levels.  Analyzed and briefed recommendations on the impact of DOD, DA and Installation regulatory changes to key leaders.  Applied technical expertise toward utilizing automated software, spreadsheets, or databases to compile, document and analyze data to identify trends and deficiencies affecting program effectiveness.  Assisted leaders and strength management personnel in implementing and operating the strength management program and conducted staff assistance visits to outlying units.


Organized, planned and executed 15 training information conferences, seminars, and recruiting and retention leader related training seminars and presentations.  Conducted meetings and briefings to coordinate operations and ensure accomplishment of intermediate and long range goals.  Assigned retention objectives, managed statistical data, incentives and awards programs, and $120K budget formulation.  Local approval authority for personnel special actions, requests for reclassification and retraining, contract amendments and retention bonus approvals. Served as liaison between military members/installation finance/military personnel directorate for personnel management functions.

1-3 Aviation Battalion - Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

Supervisor:  May Contact - CSM Richard R. Stidley, 912-315-3755

Hours:  40-50 Per Week

Battalion Retention Program Manager; Salary: $45,626/yr; 7/1998-5/1999


Supported daily operations of an Aviation Battalion consisting of 630 personnel within 6 subordinate units. Managed and ensured the success of the retention program; monitored, trained and directed 6 Program Specialists.  Determined personnel qualifications, conducted interviews, explained options/benefits, and assisted personnel in transition from active duty service to the civilian sector.  


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Determined personnel eligibility and qualifications for continued military service, Selective Reenlistment Bonus, Reclassification, Permanent Change of Station, Consecutive Overseas Tours (COT), assignment and placement, Curtailments, and Service Remaining requirements(SRR) using regulations and policy messages as a guide.


Exhibited interpersonal relation and communication abilities in conducting interviews and counseling to outline retention benefits and options such as retaining, retirement, life insurance and survivor benefits, educational incentives, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), health benefits and pay entitlements.  Actively provided career guidance and coached individuals to develop career maps and Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to guide their career and personal decisions by researching personnel records.

24th Corps Support Group - Fort Stewart, Georgia

Supervisor:  May Contact - Master Sergeant Geoffrey, 912-767-2120

Hours:  40-50 Per Week

Battalion Retention Program Manager; Salary: $42,823/yr; 7/1997-7/1998


Administered, supervised and evaluated the retention program of an organization consisting of 1600+ personnel.  Developed and conducted monthly and quarterly training for 5 Retention Program Specialists. Provided career guidance, counseling and support to personnel on a wide range of military HR programs and functions to include, but not limited to: personnel actions, evaluations, promotions, awards and decorations, reclassifications, evaluations, MOS Medical Retention Boards, reassignments, separations, benefits, schools, continued military service.


Effectively completed extensions of service agreements and maintained related publications, records, reports and status sheets on statistical data.  Recruited, interviewed and screened applicants to fill existing and future job openings while promoting career opportunities within the Army.



Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, Focus in Admin/Management - Excelsior College (Albany, NY), 8/2004-6/2005; GPA: 3.78; Magna Cum Laude
Successfully completed rigorous curriculum, including: Organizational Behavior, Minority Group Relations, International Relations, Social Psychology, Human Ecology, Psychology of Adulthood & Aging, Personnel Counseling, Human Relations, Basic Concepts to Statistics, Tests & Measurements.



Safety Officer Course (SOC40), 9/2005; 40 hours

U.S. Army Battle Staff NCO Course, 4/2005; 224 hours
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, 8/2004; 1,268 hours
Microsoft Access 2000 Training, 09/2003; 40 hours
Microsoft Excel 2000 Training, 09/2003; 40 hours

Installation Level SIDPERS-3 Course - US Army, 2000; 40 hours

Total Quality Management Course, 1999

Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Academy (Senior Mgt. and Administration), 1995; 8 weeks

Senior Level Training Management Course, 1995

Federal Human Resource Manager Course, 1993

Basic Noncommissioned Officers Development Course (leadership), 1991; 6 weeks

US Army Retention Noncommissioned Officers Course, 1989; 9 weeks

Human Resources Recruiting and Retention Manager Course, 1989

Public Speaking - Retention Noncommissioned Officer Course, 1989

Primary Leadership Development Course, 1986; 4 weeks


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Achievement Awards


Legion of Merit Retirement Award, 2008

Army Good Conduct Medal (7th) last awarded, 2005
Meritorious Service Medal (4th award) last awarded, 2004

Defense Service Medal (2d) last awarded, 2003
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - OIF, 2003
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - OIF, 2003
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal - OIF, 2003

Driver and Mechanic Badge with Mechanic Bar

Certificate of Achievement, US Army (17th award) Retention Excellence
Army Commendation Medal (7th award)
Army Achievement Medal (4th Award)
Presidential Unit Citation (Awarded for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF-1), 2003
Career Counselor of the Year for the 3d Infantry Division (Fort Stewart, GA), 1996

Career Counselor of the Year for the United States Army Southern Command, 1991

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 194th Armor Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), 1988



Technical Proficiencies


Microsoft Office 2003: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook
Typing Speed: 45 WPM

Databases: CMS, RETAIN, iPERMS, EMILPO, EDAS, TOPMIS, ATRRS, Adv-Microsoft Access

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP



Guest Speaker Presentations


"Generational differences and it's impact upon Army Retention" - 5TH Signal Command Senior Leader Seminar, 9/2007

"Army Attrition Management" - 5TH Signal Command Sergeants Major Conference, 5/2005



Professional Affiliation


Veterans of Foreign Wars - Lifetime member and Non Commissioned Officers Association

















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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy                                               


Address: CMR 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000

Phone: 49 - (0621) - 718-7608


Citizenship: COUNTRY

Social Security Number: XXX-XX-XXXX

Veterans Preference: Include # of Points or, N/A if your military background doesn t apply to this

Security Clearance: TOP SECRET w/SCI Access




I am highly interested in being considered for the ______________________ position currently available.  With over 20 years experience with the United States Army, I am confident that I can make a positive contribution in this position.  To acquaint you with my qualifications, I am submitting my resume.  In advance, thank you for your consideration.


As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, I have built a successful career with the U.S. Army, progressing from Battalion Retention Program Manager and Installation Retention Operations NCOIC to my current title of Command Career Counselor at 5th Signal Command, Mannheim Armed Forces Overseas Germany.  I offer a comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources operations, administration and technologies, with a consistent track record of identifying, developing and executing new ideas and approaches toward generating results.  I excel in strategically managing resources to optimize productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety while containing and reducing operating costs. 


A hands-on leader, I am highly effective in training, scheduling, developing, evaluating, and directing diverse technical and non-technical personnel.  I have successfully developed job descriptions and performance standards as well as operational policies and procedures instrumental to boosting performance levels.  I am also skilled in planning, allocating and administering budgets.  To complement my successful professional background, I have completed extensive training in leadership, technologies, and related topics over the past 20 years.


As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance.  I welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.






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