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Accomplished Program Manager with an emphasis on leadership

Eastover, North Carolina, United States
January 18, 2018

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OSCAR H. DENSON, Sergeant Major (US Army Retired)

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Home: 910-***-****


OBJECTIVE Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major possesses over 40 years of Military and Intelligence operations experience with over 15 years of deployed experience in Iraq and Afghanistan areas of operations.

Accomplished Program Manager with an emphasis on leadership, operations, training, force protection, and intelligence in support of worldwide deployments. Extensive experience in program and project management, strategic and operational intelligence planning supporting joint and combined worldwide counterterrorism, counter-IED and counterinsurgency operations. A proven leader with effective oral and written communication skills used to train military personnel, develop and implement new systems.

Security Clearance: Top Secret / SCI


Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS), Combine Information Network Exchange (CIDNE), WebTAS, Palantir, ArcGIS, Google Earth, Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and Microsoft Office Suite.

EXPERIENCE Combat Intelligence Augmentation Team (CIAT): Program Manager / In Country Lead, Resolute Support Headquarters, Afghanistan (2011-2017)

Afghanistan In-Country Lead for strategic and operational intelligence planning supporting joint and combined counterterrorism, counter-IED and counterinsurgency operations. Embedded at the Resolute Support Headquarters (RS HQ) staff level with planning and operational support throughout Combined Joint Operational Area-Afghanistan (CJOA-A). Responsible for the management of over 200 Intel Analysts deployed throughout CJOA-A. Oversight of Intelligence teams that augment existing battalion, brigade, and division S/J2 staffs in All-Source, HUMINT, Collection Management, and SIGINT analytical support in order to attack Taliban / Insurgent networks in Afghanistan. Ensures CIAT provide much needed analytical support to US and Coalition Forces, with emphasis on Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) C-IED, Targeting, Theater Retrograde, and Security Force operations. Additionally, enabling U.S. and Coalition Force intelligence staffs with thousands of man-hours of fused intelligence products and analysis. Provides combat units with the flexibility to push forward organic assets into maneuver units, adds depth to existing analytical products and processes, and enables Resolute Support Forces in Train, Advise and Assist in support of Afghan National Security Forces. Manages CIAT personnel priorities and tasks in various missions while maintaining 100% personnel accountability, as well as quality and efficiency standards of productivity for assigned personnel. Manages CIAT personnel and team concerns as acquired to include Contracting, Human Resources, Life Support, Finance, and Government Compliance.

Counter-IED Home-Station Trainer/Site-Lead: Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), Grafenwoehr / Baumholder, Germany (2010-2011)

Site Leader for the 170th Infantry Bde C-IED Home-station Training Lane forward deployed in Baumholder, Germany. Responsible for developing and implementing rotational units’ C-IED training plan in a gaming environment using VBS2 to enable deploying units to effectively employ counter-IED solutions and assist pre-deploying forces with Counter-IED tactical and operational scenarios. Charged with preparing unit lesson plans, take home packets, POIs, as well as updating and teaching C-IED classes. Provides overall daily supervision of the four member IED-Defeat Section. Managed section training scheduling and training material content and acted as the primary point of contact for customer interaction and unit coordination.

Principal Data Collector, CJTF Paladin Operational Research System Analysts (ORSA): Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Afghanistan (2009-2010)

Principal Military Analyst Operations Analysts for an Operational Research System Analysts (ORSA) Team supporting CJTF Paladin. Served as the first Point of Contact for the TF Paladin ORSA Team in acquiring data to support the Counter-IED fight. Responsible for gathering data and information to support the Counter-IED fight as it is conducted in twelve (12) Brigade and Regimental Combat Teams deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Embedded at brigade level charged with assisting the BCT/RCT Commanders in systematic identification, collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of command analytical data and provided the capability to conduct command data analysis. Reviewed and edited over 15,000 SIGACTs (Significant Activities) and IED-related events reported in the CIDNE (Combined Information Data Network Exchange) database to ensure accuracy and completeness. Provided trend analysis in daily, weekly, and monthly battle update assessments to the CJTF Paladin Commander and Staff. Performed CIDNE QA/QC and routinely edited over 200 hundred CIDNE entries per day. Present recommendations for utilization of ISR, UGS, and JIEDDO Alternate Compensatory Control measure (ACCM) Programs and assets. Responsible for the collection and transmission of daily historical records such as Intelligence Summaries, Patrol Debriefs, Operations Reports, Operational Story Boards, and Unit Orders throughout the entire Afghanistan Theater of Operations (ATO). Share comprehensive and in depth knowledge of the IED Defeat lines of operations (Attack the Network, Defeat the Device, and Train the Force).

Counter-IED Senior Tactical Movement Trainer: Counter-IED Mobile Assistance Training Team

(C-MATT), Fort Bragg, NC (2008-2009)

As C-IED subject matter expert, trained, taught, coached, and mentored platoon and company leaders to implement Counter IED tasks during tactical movement operations. Senior C-IED trainer charged with training US Military units within CONUS and Hawaii in IED awareness, IED employment, and Biometric assessments prior to their deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan. Conducted training programs and administered written and practical exams to evaluate trainees’ performance. Developed training based on my extensive research into trends in the Afghanistan/Iraqi theatre of operations and codified that information into applicable lessons. Prepared input to MTT oral and written after-action reviews (AARs) and take-home packages for unit leaders. Developed cutting-edge ideas and suggested enhancements to existing products based on requirements assessments. I added to my expertise by completing multiple advanced courses on C-IED, CREW systems, and Biometrics, at the Counter Explosive Hazards Center in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA. Trained military managers in basic awareness, IED employment, use of biometric (HIIDE), establishing security and perimeters, trigger man identification, IED trigger points and locations, and other areas. Trained personnel on systematic search procedures in the search of personnel, vehicles, external areas, and occupied buildings.

Director of Security: LOGCAP III, Iraq / Afghanistan (2006-08)

Director of Security for LOGCAP III, responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of LOGCAP III Security within the theaters of operations that included Iraq, Kuwait, Dubai, Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia, and Turkey. Directed LOGCAP III Security Department in emergency management preparation and contingency planning and the implementation of a vast range of security measures related to force protection, access control, asset protection, physical security, formal investigations, security materials, and facility hardening. Security expertise; Advised project leaders on security policies pertaining to anti-terrorist methods and Force Protection. Responsible for developing and implementing the AT/FP program in support of OIF/OEF policies, regulations and programs. Responsible for implementing Program Manager’s direction, guidance, advice and assistance to all subordinate Forward Operating Bases on the AT/FP program. Ensured that security personnel conducted pre-combat inspections (PCIs) and pre-combat checks (PCCs) of employees and vehicles prior to convoy movement, and ensured that personnel and vehicles traveling from one camp to another were briefed on direct and indirect fires, including IED threats.

MILITARY Served over 30 years with distinction in the U.S. Army and retired EXPERIENCE as a U.S. Army Sergeant Major after excelling in the following track record of accomplishments after excelling in the following track record of accomplishments:

2004-06: Corps Artillery-Rear Sergeant Major, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Advised the Commanding General on enlisted personnel matters while managing the training and daily operations of 1,500 personnel. Instructed first-line leaders in the techniques of conducting risk assessments with the goal of enhancing personnel safety. Implemented training programs that improved combat skills and safety knowledge. Coordinated support needs among rear detachments to support returning and re-deployed soldiers.

2001-04: Division Fire Support Sergeant Major, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany

Was instrumental in planning and managing large-scale operations during the initial invasion of Iraq. Planned and managed the employment of joint fire support assets in Baghdad which included target acquisition, electronic warfare, attack aviation, close-air support, indirect fires and information operations. Selected as COMMANDANT of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps. Developed and implemented an innovative training program for the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps in Baghdad. Trained personnel and provided oversight for Combat Logistical Patrols (CLPs) during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and ensured that troop-leading procedures were relentlessly rehearsed and used in every patrol. Prepared and briefed contingency plans for convoy vehicles and personnel when encountering an IED, both pre & post blast.

2000-01: Brigade INTEL Sergeant Major, 18th Field Artillery Brigade, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Managed training and daily activities for 1,700 personnel within a 2,000-member organization. Developed, implemented, monitored, and maintained physical and electronic security databases which included responsibility for all physical files and reports generated within the G-2. Controlled a budget of over $2 million dollars. Trained and directly supervised 60 “middle managers.”Risk assessment expertise; Developed innovative training materials and instructed first-line supervisors in the techniques of conducting risk assessments with the goal of enhancing personnel safety.

1998-00: First Sergeant, 3d Battalion-321st Field Artillery, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Was the resident expert on personnel administration including promotions, reenlistments, training, and professional development. Training leadership: Developed and implemented a unit defensive plan that ensured the survivability of 186 soldiers on the battlefield. Developed a Unit Level Non-Commissioned Officer’s Professional Development curriculum that improved force protection and risk assessment skills.

1996-98: NCOIC, Deep Operations Coordination Cell (DOCC), 3d U.S. Army, Ft. McPherson, GA. Planned and managed technical and tactical training of 250 active duty and reserve enlisted personnel.

Leadership during combat: Managed multiple deployments to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Strategically planned and managed lethal and non-lethal fire which included joint targeting and command and control warfare for the only deployable theater-level Army Headquarters. Training leadership; Served as Primary Advisor and Trainer of all Command and Control Systems (C2) which included the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS). Managed and supervised $3 million in assets.

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Central Texas College

& TRAINING U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, TX

U.S. Army Command and Staff Course, Ft. Sill, OK

USAF Air-Ground Operators Course (AGOC), Hurlburt Field, FL

Route and Recon/Convoy Clearance Leader Course (R2/C2-L), Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Biometric Automotive Tool Set (BAT/HIIDE), Ft. Bragg, NC

Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Level II (AT/FP I/II), Baghdad, Iraq

Unit Search Advisor Training Course, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Counter Explosive Hazards Center, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Improvised Explosive Device Defeat, Train the Trainer Course Ft. Ervin, CA

Counter Explosive Hazards Planning Course, National Training Center, Ft. Erwin, CA

Basic Fido Operator Course (FIDO), Ft. Bragg, NC.

Naval Gunfire Spotter Course, Little Creek, VA

Master Fitness Trainer Course, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN

Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Ft. Sill, OK

U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Course, Ft. Sill, OK

PERSONAL Recipient of numerous medals to include the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit

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