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Seeking to contribute academic degrees and military background toward securing an opportunity in Financial Management
Financial Planning & Analysis ~ Cost Control ~ Risk/Benefit Analysis ~ Leadership
Strategic Planning ~ Data Analysis ~ Program Management ~ Executive-Level Decision Support
Well-versed in acquisition management, budgeting, and performing financial analysis and reporting.
Sound skills in using EVM (earned value management) methodology to analyze variances in performance and cost deliverables and provide accurate forecasts.
Accomplished at communicating with key stakeholders and prioritizing initiatives to fuel productivity and achieve organizational performance goals.
Excel in conducting in-depth analyses to facilitate critical decision-making by top-level management.
Outstanding abilities in prioritization, workflow optimization, and cultivating team cohesiveness.
Strong supervisory, coaching and leadership skills, with international experience throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Middle East.
Highly skilled at defining, structuring, standardizing, and implementing processes to maximize company stability and financial growth.
Adept at managing program/project performance and implementing changes to meet technical, quality, schedule, cost, and other objectives.
Excel at analyzing operations to develop more efficient systems, reveal cost reductions, and drive improvements to existing programs and/or influence new program development.
Proficiency in research, data analysis, and developing high-impact reports to enhance the development and execution of organizational initiatives.
Winner of numerous awards, medals, and ribbons throughout career.
Possess active Top Secret Security Clearance (TS/SCI).
United States Marine Corps, 1995 - 2016
Key Roles & Assignments:
United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, 2015 - Present
Deputy Division Chief, Engineering & Logistics Support
Align and mobilize team of high-performing senior planners in creating and executing intermediate and long-range plans in support of US Government military goals and objectives for Africa.
Identify and elucidate risks and benefits of different courses of action to aid executive management in key decision-making operations.
Apply advanced leadership talents toward training, coordinating, motivating, and supervising 15 senior military officers and 13 federal employees.
Orchestrate seamless and cooperative efforts with adjacent staff, external agencies, allied nations, African Country and Regional partners, DoD Service Component Commands, and other government agencies to achieve timely and optimal outcomes.
Skillfully drafted legislation, under congressional review, to advance access to African sources in support of US military operations on the continent.
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United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, 2013 - 2015
Branch Chief, Operational Contract Support
Functioned as senior advisor to director and top-level executive leadership regarding contracted support for US military operations throughout continent of Africa.
Assembled and directed five procurement analysts and two planners in program implementation to streamline contract support integration, contracting support, and contractor management.
Championed comprehensive project to establish congressionally mandated capability within organization.
Controlled costs and fostered continuous unified efforts by expertly coordinating complex global operations with Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, US Agency for International Development, and other federal organizations.
Drafted legislation included in National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 which enhanced ability to contract for products and services in support of military operations in Africa.
Headquarters, US Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Georgia, 2010 - 2013
Deputy Director, Logistics Capabilities Center
Director, Operations Research and Business Management
Promoted to Deputy Director after 18 months as a result of propelling revenues by $30.3M and capturing $2.6M in cost savings.
In dual role, supervised 120+ personnel in deploying integrated solutions to support logistics requirements of 183,000 US Marines worldwide.
Significantly expedited warehousing, distribution, issuance and receipt of equipment inventory by introducing cutting-edge automated information systems for logistics functions.
Masterminded $6M information techology upgrade which eliminated five applications and reached design phase two months ahead of schedule.
Directed, motivated, and mentored workforce of 128 in continually analyzing and improving logistics management functions for US Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, Norfolk, Virginia, 2005 - 2008
Director of Logistics Operations
Spearheaded full-scope logistics operations to deliver crucial support to 1,000 Marines spanning 11 locations on a global scale.
Discussed and verified logistical requirements with Marine Headquarters and other military departments and organizations daily to meet constantly changing needs.
Successfully maintained organizational readiness while meeting training, maintenance, and administrative requirements despite 30% quarterly budget reduction.
Lobbied for and gained approval for acquisition and upgrade of equipment serving 1,000+ Marines.
Cost-effectively controlled $74M+ in equipment and annual $3.4M operations and maintenance budget.
Marine Wing Support Squadron, Havelock, North Carolina, 2002 - 2005
Director of Operations
Governed complex functions during combat operations including steering deployment of 343 Marines and $74M worth of equipment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Formally recognized and awarded for assembling team and methodology to defeat insurgent improvised explosive devices which threatened multi-national force resupply convoys.
Exercised sharp organizational skills toward efficiently coordinating security, power distribution, fuel delivery, water distribution and food to over 30,000 inhabitants at combat installation in Iraq.
MS, Operations Research Analysis, Naval Post Graduate School - Monterey, California
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University - Prairie View, Texas
Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
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HIRING AGENT NAME
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a (INSERT TARGET POSITION) and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to solid academic credentials and an impressive military background, I offer considerable program leadership expertise, proficiency in logistics management, and proven strengths in conducting detailed spend analysis and uncovering cost savings. My thorough attention to accuracy and quality control, as well as outstanding skills in financial analysis would enable me to effectively transition into (INSERT NAME OF COMPANY) and garner immediate results. Additionally, I offer polished organizational, communication, prioritization, and budgeting skills which are paramount as a (INSERT JOB TITLE).
As a proactive contributor to your company, I will prove to be an autonomous and methodical professional committed to supporting you in achieving your goals through sharp financial acumen, dedication, and exceptional leadership experience. I am confident that I am an ideal candidate for this role, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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