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Transitioning Operational Manager

Columbus, Georgia, United States
January 31, 2017

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Bobby Allen


Professional Summary

Transitioning military veteran, pursuing multiple IT certifications and a BS in Technical Management seeking a position where my growing experience with Cloud Applications Development and Development Operations (DevOps) can be leveraged with extensive leadership experience, project management skills, and successful team building.


Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, Fort Benning, Georgia Nov. 2016 Present

Student, Cloud Applications Developer

Obtained the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA 70-361) certification for Software Development Fundamentals as pre-requisite for an 18-week technical program developed by Microsoft. The curriculum leverages college accredited courses and the goal of preparing transitioning service members for technical opportunities at Microsoft and their Enterprise Partners.

Earned 15 credit hours toward a Technical Management degree

Designed, composed, and built cloud applications

Implemented user interfaces using Model-View-Controller architecture

Administered organizational databases to provide end users with multimedia services

Automated interaction for multimedia devices, mobile computing, and information services

Learned conceptual frameworks to position, license, brand, and make apps available as products

Learned the essentials of Developing Windows Apps including their layout, user interface, structure, display, and style templates

United States Army May 2014- Nov. 2016

Senior Military Instructor

Facilitated the training on various systems and capabilities including the Commanders Tactical Display, Sustainment and Diagnostics, Tactics, Conduct of Fires Trainers(COFT) to include the Unit (UCOFT) and Situational Awareness (COFT-SA) variants, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Joint Capabilities Release (FBCB2 JCR). Provides formal instruction, Operator Information Operations, and Senior Instructor/Operator training required for fires trainers.

Conducted functions testing on the training systems by performing calibrations, alignment, and pre/post-operational checks and maintenance of systems.

Developed guidelines and established training objectives for over 1000 total students including equipment and training modules to assist students to meet their training objectives.

Monitored and maintained more than $15 Million of materials and training equipment to include troubleshooting equipment in austere environments during extended operations and oversaw on-site repairs.

Mentored numerous subordinates through senior executive level employees and implemented effective training strategies designed to enhance operational efficiency of the generating institution.

United States Army, Various Locations Feb. 2003-May 2014

Operations and Training Supervisor

Trained, developed and directed a 44-man team; oversaw the maintenance, accountability, and effective utilization of all group sensitive, high value and highly technical equipment, all worth over $54 million resulting in complete accountability and readiness.

Excelled in the role of subject matter expert resulting in numerous commendations for excellence and performance while serving in a wide variety of ever increasingly technical and mission critical positions. This resulted in over 15 awards and commendations for excellent performance and accomplishments.

Extensive use of Microsoft Office products while conducting daily business; created, formatted and proofed numerous digital products used in briefings and presentations which led to being chosen over 37 other peers to present to higher echelons of command as well as distribute throughout the unit.

Conducted training, logistics, and personnel management at an organizational level in accordance with Enterprise Training Guidance; certified training requirements, specific operational tasks and theater specific leader briefings; worked at an executive level to develop training and certification plans to meet requirements.

Served as a US Government Contract Officer/Team Leader for Contingency Contracting and Supplies/Services Contracts in support of executive level sustainment and operations in addition to support for military field operations throughout Northern Afghanistan. Responsible for the guidance, oversight, and acquisition of 16 projects worth more than $5 million.


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus Anticipated 2019

Bachelors of Science in Technical Management

Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN 2017

Associate of Science in Psychology

Microsoft Software and Systems Academy 2017


Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Windows Store Apps using C# Anticipated 2018

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) 70-483: Programming in C# Anticipated 2017

Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) 70-361: Software Development Fundamentals Oct. 2016

Independent Learning

Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses

Managing the Application Lifecycle with MSDN

Introduction to ASP.NET Core 1.0

Introduction to ASP.NET MVC

Programming in C# Jump Start

Networking Fundamentals

Software Development Fundamentals

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