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Security Management

Charlotte, NC
April 14, 2016

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James D. Vaught

Staff Sergeant, NCO, Calvary Scout (19D) at U.S. Army


I am looking for a position that will make use of the skill sets that I have acquired over the course of my career. I am well organized and a self-starter. I work well in groups and autonomously. I have lead men and women in all aspects of personnel supervision from recruiting to training, supervision to termination. I believe in the mentoring of those under my command and creating an environment that encourages them to excel. Experience

Warrant Officer Manager, NCOIC of Officer Strength Management (OSM) January 2013-Present

Responsibilities: The Warrant Officer Recruiting Team is charged with recruiting highly qualified applicants to serve as Army Warrant Officers. I serve as the WVARNG’s ambassador within the community: recruit, determine applicant enlistment eligibility, counsel applicants on enlistment programs and options, prepare enlistment applicants, and process qualified applicants to enlist in the Army; account for and prepare Future Soldiers for initial entry training; implement and conduct Army awareness programs.

Sergeant/Staff Sergeant, NCO, Calvary Scout (19D) at U.S. Army August 2010-Present

Scout, Section Team Leader Platoon Sergeant, High Value Target (HVT’s) Search Team Dismount Squad Leader- Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander. General Duties Include: Management of junior Soldiers, Training & Mentorship of junior Soldiers, ensuring the welfare of the Soldiers, Executing the mission, Maintaining government property. Correctional Officer I thru Sergeant at West Virginia Division of Corrections- Mount Olive Correctional Complex

November 1994-Present

Responsibilities: Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT)- Squad Leader Tactical Extractions Team, Men’s Segregation Unit- Team Leader Segregation Lock-up Unit- Segregation Technician- Sergeant Statewide Female Prisoner Consolidation- Team Leader- General Duties: Supervise inmates in housing units and those segregated for administrative or punitive measures; instruct inmates in housekeeping and sanitation; supervise the issuance of clothing and other personal effects to inmates. Make periodic patrols of quarters and work areas and initiate counts of inmates at regular and irregular intervals; maintain control and discipline including use of physical restraints and restraining devices; prevent the introduction of contraband into the institution. Observe for signs of disorder or tension and report such observation to a higher authority; counsel with inmates regarding institutional, domestic or emotional adjustments problems. Maintain a record of equipment, supplies and other items; maintain and demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of firearms, restraints methods and equipment and emergency measures; maintain knowledge of communication and other electric equipment; instruct inmates in the proper care and use of institutional equipment. Maintain master inmate location counts; setup and receive inmate counts and be familiar with the entire operation of the Control Room; initiate and participate in the search of inmate recreation areas, work areas, and housing units to prevent the introduction of contraband items. Maintain proper security of inmates being transported; ensure that all transportation permits are completed accurately and signed by the appropriate authority; institute proper restraints as appropriate for inmate’s custody classification: check transportation vehicles daily. Conduct monthly training to current and new employees.


PPCT Defensive Tactics System Instructor

PPCT Management System, INC License N/A November 1998 AKD 48 Police Baton

IPTTU International, Brookefield, OH. License WVDOC014, January 2003 Correctional Integrated Defensive System Instructor WV Department of Corrections License N/A February 2002 Controller II Instructor

Cross & Studley, INC, License N/A October 2002

Advanced Taser Instructor

Taser International License 980911367671412871346C August 2001 PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor

PPCT Management System, INC. License N/A December 1998 Correctional Officer 1,2 & 3

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training License N/A July 1997 CTS- Less Lethal/ Specialty-Impact Munitions/Distraction Devices Instructor Sheriff’s Training Services, Inc. License N/A March 2003 Firearms Enhancement

Wheeling Jesuit University License N/A March 2003

Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) U.S. Army License N/A September 2012

Cavalry Scout Advanced Leader

U.S. Army License N/A October 2013

30Hr OSHA General Industry

Grant Safety Solutions (under authority of OSHA) License N/A December 2014 Master Resilience Trainer (U.S. Army Course)

University of Pennsylvania License N/A August 2013 Army Basic Instructor Course (U.S. Army Course)

RTI, Camp Dawson Kingwood, WV Course 14-404


West Virginia Tech-Montgomery, WV

General Education, 1991-1992

Independence High School

Diploma, 1988-1991

Skills & Expertise


Military Operations

Military Experience


Operational Planning


Program Management



Weapons Training

Small Arms Instructor

Tactical Operations


Team Leadership

Team Mentoring


Security Operations

Security Management

Fugitive Recovery

Instructor-led Training

Defense Tactics Instructor

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