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Human Resources Manager

Virginia Beach, VA
November 17, 2018

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Joseph J. Johansen, MSM, SPHR

**** *********** **. ******** ***** VA 23464

757-***-**** -

OBJECTIVE: Director, Business Partner or Manager


Over 15 years of progressive experience in leadership and managing people, processes and resources, coordinating with Directors and peers, achieving goals and objectives in support of corporate mission and strategy. Expertly managed or teamed with myriad diverse award-winning Human Resources, Operations and Technical Maintenance/Repair teams. Managed the professional development and career progression of as many as 150 direct-reporting employees at a time. Strong working knowledge and experience with motivation, organizational culture development, employee relations, diversity, performance management, database management, spreadsheet analysis, MS Office, communications, and technical writing. Qualifications and certifications include:

Masters in Management Science – Troy

Masters in National Security and Strategy - NWC

Bachelors in Business Management – ODU

Senior Professional in Human Resources - HRCI


Director of Staff and Human Resources Dates:

CORIVRON TWO – U.S. Navy Mar-Dec18

Managed 21 Specialists, Generalists and Clerks in the Executive and Human Resources Department. Managed all routine, special, executive correspondence and Human Resources needs of over 400 personnel.

Clearly communicated and professionally coordinated with 14 fellow Executives the Chief Executive Officer’s intent, standards and policy throughout the organization, and ensured compliance.

Created, presented and administered a guidelines for submitting Performance Reviews. This directive quickened the process by improving the quality and uniformity of all Performance Reviews.

Security Company Commander Dates:

CORIVRON TWO – U.S. Navy May17-Feb18

Directed the Human Resources and Operations of 150 personnel. Managed training for qualification and deployment preparations, ensured my company was the first to certify with the highest scores. Provided installation and waterborne security for the Staff, the Task Unit, and to all the visiting units to Jebel Ali, UAE.

Created a procedure that expedited the vetting process for support services personnel, which smoothed and expedited the process of entering and leaving port for all of our maritime partners and customers.

Director of Human Resources and Executive Assistant to The Admiral Dates:


Managed and maintained optimal Human Resources staffing for 5,000 personnel in 21 sub-organizations of the Carrier Strike Group. Managed and supervised six personnel who administered Human Resources for the Admiral’s staff of 75 personnel, as well as the proofing and editing of all Executive level correspondence.

Personally utilized contacts and written guidelines to resolve myriad pay problems for the Admiral.

Trained, developed and improved communications between the Executive Level Tactical Operational Directors of 21 ships and units for the Admiral. Used my own corporate knowledge of the Navy to bridge gaps in communications and understanding, facilitating information flow and interoperability between all teams.

Chief of Training, International Liaison, Mentoring, and Operations Dates

United Nations Stabilization Mission, Haiti May14-May15

International liaison on a multinational, multiservice staff of 21 different nationalities.

Led six multinational, multiservice Military Liaison Officers in the administration of Staff Indoctrination, General Military Training, and other ongoing and non-routine training requirements of Haitian forces.

Director of Human Resources and Operations Dates:


Managed 75 personnel coordinating maritime security training with international partner-nations.

Managed the training, qualifications, deployments, promotions, performance reviews, awards, and follow-on assignments of expeditionary personnel on mobile training teams worldwide.

The short-fused disestablishment of our over-arching organization left a gap in the service our country provides to our partner nations, so I developed a comprehensive technical publication on how to execute our mission. This publication was successfully adopted and implemented by the Admiral’s Staff for all future operations.

Director of Operations Dates

COMPHIBRON SIX, U.S. Navy Jan12-Jun13

Managed schedules and plans for six ships and the staff. Managed the training, qualification, promotions, performance reviews, awards, and future employment assignments of 12 Officers and Sailors.

Coordinated four major operations with U.S. and Allied countries including Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.

Director of Operations Dates

USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41), U.S. Navy Jun10-Dec11

Managed 70 Sailors in 5 divisions in the operation, maintenance and repair of the ship’s combat, communications, and navigation systems.

Singled out as the most prepared for each executive update, for certification and deployment

Training Liaison Officer Dates

Afloat Training Group, Norfolk VA, U.S. Navy Feb07-Sep09

Coordinated assessments and training missions for 9 ships simultaneously. Liaised with Training Officers for the hiring/assignment, training and qualification of over 3000 Sailors for deployment.

Personally developed and implemented a database and spreadsheet that greatly improved reporting, planning, customer relations, and was ultimately implemented throughout the Training Group for all ships.

Director of Operations Dates

USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), U.S. Navy Apr05-Jan07

Initially assigned as a Maintenance Officer, my performance warranted promotion to Executive-Management.

Plan and executed all ship’s Operations. Managed 60 Sailors in 4 divisions in the Operation, Maintenance and Repair of the ship’s combat, communications, and navigation systems.

Human Resources/Maintenance Manager Dates:


Managed 6 Sailors in the administration of all Human Recourses of over 300 personnel assigned to the ship.

Managed 12 personnel in the maintenance and repair of ship’s electronics and auxiliary mechanical equipment.

After observing a severe lack of efficiency, I developed a process that improved the efficiency of me team so much that we became the first team complete, instead of the last; noted as a “Quantum Leap” by the Boss.

Office Manager Dates:

CINCLANTFLT – U.S. Navy Jan97-Jul99

Managed 6 personnel in proofing, editing, routing, and tracking of executive level correspondence, awards, and classified documents for the entire U.S. Atlantic Fleet, two Admirals and their Staffs.

Wrote a technical publication giving clear procedural standards and also trained the staff on correspondence preparation and routing procedures. This expedited the routing time for all Executive-level Correspondence.

Human Resources Specialist/Administrator Dates:

U.S. Navy Jun90-Dec96

Learned basic skills and knowledge of Human Resources including hiring, assignment, pay, benefits, performance review, technical writing, typing, proofing, editing, filing, and mail administration.

Corrected myriad deficiencies and instituted sound management practices for 3 Human Resources databases. Awarded an Achievement Medal for my program, recognition by the Bureau of Naval Personnel.


Masters in Management Science (Emphasis on HR) with 3.846 GPA; TROY - 2009

Bachelors in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) with 3.96 GPA; ODU - 2002

Master of Arts in International Strategy and Policy; Navy War College - 2014

Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources; Human Resources Certification Institute - 2018

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Trained; U. S. Navy - 2018

Joint Professional Military Education Phase I (International Strategy); Navy War College – 2010

Department Head (Executive Leadership) School; U.S. Navy - 2010

Division Officer (Management) School; U.S. Navy - 2003

Certified Pay and Personnel Administrator NEC 2590 (Human Resources Generalist); U.S. Navy - 1996

Advanced Administration School (Human Resources Specialist); U.S. Navy - 1993

Yeoman (Administrative Clerk) “A” School; U.S. Navy - 1990

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