Sign in

Training Program Manager

San Antonio, Texas, United States
January 17, 2018

Contact this candidate



Brett A. Pruit


Professional Experience Summary

An exceptional leader and motivator with a proven track record of leading teams, training professionals and influencing decision makers in private industry and public service. Broad level of experience encompassing major training, investigative and litigation responsibilities. A hard working goal oriented team player with the demonstrated ability to develop and implement problem-solving strategies and build cohesive effective teams. Excellent written and verbal communicator. Completed specialized training and education in the areas of secondary education, presentation skills, course design, advocacy, persuasion, analytical thinking, professional liability and interview skills.

Selected Achievements

Booz Allen Hamilton, 2004 – 2012, Lead Associate

One of two primary instructors for the National Planners Course (NPC). Participated in reformatting the blocks of instruction to reduce the training period from 2 weeks to 1 week and in professionalizing the course for educational certification. Results: Trained over 1000 of Federal planners and received exceptional evaluations from the vast majority of these class members who are now using the Federal Plan Development Process (FPDP) established in IPS for strategic, operational, and tactical planning.

Trainer for the subject area of Course of Action Evaluation in the FEMA 6 Step Planning Process for the Booz Allen FEMA Planning Process Boot Camp. Results: Contributed to the training and certification of numerous Booz Allen personnel to build Booz Allen bench strength in support of FEMA planning initiatives.

Trainer for the subject areas of Introduction to the FPDP, Course of Action Comparison, and Crisis Action Team (CAT) Operations for the Booz Allen DHS Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) Boot Camp. Results: Contributed to the training and certification of numerous Booz Allen personnel to support CAT operations during a real-life disaster.

Assisted the Joint Engagement Coordination Office (JECO) Program Manager. Duties included developing PowerPoint training presentations, developing and capturing metrics, facilitating communication between all functional teams in support of joint engagements, and responding to Export Control overflow inquiries. Results: Produced PowerPoint training presentation to educate staff traditionally servicing commercial clients with the detailed requirements of servicing government clients in support of Booz Allen’s One Firm Evolution program. Lead the design and production of the JECO Metrics Report Access database tool and produced the first two detailed monthly JECO Metrics Reports.

Developed and implemented training and metrics while supervising a team of 10 which grew into a team of 32 for a Department of Energy (DOE) project to review over 100,000 documents to determine if they were subject to any legal protection or privilege which would prevent or limit their inclusion on the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) Licensing Support Network (LSN) database mandated by Congress. I developed and conducted two PowerPoint based training presentations for all team members. I also developed our Policy and Procedures manual, metrics tool, metrics reports, and a Revised Concept of Operations. Results: My team completed the assignment and provided a praised metrics deliverable two weeks ahead of schedule. This training was later adopted by the law firm representing DOE in related litigation to train their attorneys and paralegals in evaluation of the documents.

Trained intelligence analysts on cutting edge software programs being developed and tested to improve the quality of their analysis, communication and/or collaboration as part of the Mobile Training Team (MTT). Became MTT’s “SEAS” analytical tool subject matter expert, which required me to significantly revise the interactive PowerPoint training presentation and Instructor’s Guide. Participated in the implementation of on-line evaluation tools to provide valuable metrics on the quality of both the software tools and the quality of the instruction. Results: The time necessary for students to functionally operate the SEAS analytical tool was reduced from one week to one day. MTT received overwhelmingly positive feedback and evaluations regarding the quality of our training, and MTT produced quantitative and qualitative metrics.

Brett A. Pruit, PC; Thornton, Summers, Biechlin, Dunham & Brown, LC; and Adami, Goldman & Shuffield, Inc., 1995 - 2004, Litigation Attorney

Participated in hundreds of hearings and six trials, three as Second Chair Attorney and three as First Chair Attorney. Results: Won every trial and the vast majority of hearings, which demonstrates the ability to develop, organize, and present information in a persuasive manner.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1984 - 1995, Special Agent and Assistant Legal Advisor

Lectured, trained and taught FBI Agents on legal issues, including temporary detention, arrest procedures, search and seizure procedures, interview and interrogation procedures, and other law enforcement related issues, by integrating recent case law with their daily investigative activities. This training included role playing scenarios based on real cases, which tested agent’s abilities to testify in court. Results: FBI Agents in my classes were aware of all procedures required by the law, trained to successfully follow the law, and trained to successfully testify about their conduct.

Developed and implemented training course for state and local law enforcement firearms instructors regarding how to modify their training in order to avoid or successfully defend civil suits alleging that defective or insufficient firearms training resulted in injury and/or death. Results: Senior FBI Attorney requested permission to publish the course outline, description, and procedures in the Investigator, a monthly FBI magazine published for employees. The state and local firearms instructors universally endorsed the training as valuable and worthwhile.

Dimmitt ISD, 1979 – 1980, Secondary School Teacher and Coach

Taught, coached, and mentored Eighth graders in Texas History, football, basketball and track. Developed all lesson plans, instructional aid materials, practice schedules and game plans. Results: Earned the respect of my students and colleges prior to enrolling in law school.


Juris Doctorate, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1980 – 1983

Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Cum Laude, Major-History, Minor-Communication Arts, Montana State University at Billings, Billings, Montana, 1976 – 1979

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Texas


Certified as a Mediator in the State of Texas.


Available Upon Request

Contact this candidate