Samuel Alvarez, PMP
Project and Program Management, Operations and Supply Chain
Transitioning Project Manager and U.S. Army Veteran with a Secret Security Clearance and 4+ years of proven leadership experience in Project and Program Management, Operations and Supply Chain and Logistics. Mentored and managed a 45-member team supporting personnel, logistics, maintenance, and security operations for 728-member organization where I evaluated, structured, and managed projects following best practices.
Drafted and published Standard Operation Procedures and held budget responsibility ranging up to $4M in company assets. Successfully planned, executed, controlled and delivered a project to move unit vehicles and equipment from Fort Hood, TX to Al Qaim, Iraq for equipment valued at over $20M. Developed scope documents, schedule and budgets which were delivered on time, on budget and within scope.
Effectively streamlined processes to key stakeholders and improved efficiency within operations and strategy. My career is supported by military training in leadership, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo, and recently obtained my PMP Certification. Achieved the Rank of First Lieutenant (1LT) with the United States Army. Transitioning and available after May 4, 2020. I am seeking a role in Operations, Project or Program Management in the Nashville, TN metro area.
Key Technical Skills
Project and Program Management
Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain
Talent Management and Staff Development
Complex Event Coordination
Quality Assurance and Control
Maintenance and Fleet Management
Training and Development
United States Army
Assistant Operations Officer 3/2019 - Present
Planned, implemented, and oversaw regional operations and training projects for a division of five company branches, consisting of 728 personnel with budget responsibility ranging up to $20M. Supervised, trained, and mentored five junior company managers and three additional leaders in developing advanced skills proficiencies. Drafted and published Standard Operation Procedures, Warning Orders, Operations Orders, and Fragmentary Orders along with streamlining updated procedures, ensuring all subordinate Units implemented the required operational changes.
Trained Junior Operations, Land and Ammo Managers on task orders and allocating resources. Assisted with Operations Orders (OPORD) development and managed company event calendar. Coordinated field meetings with outside departments to include logistics, administration, medical, telecommunications, and supply to collect and synthesize information and present options to senior leadership.
Evaluated, revamped and implemented Tactical Operations Center policies and procedures in order to expedite and set up new Company processes. This decreased initial set-up time by 15% by better defining the job responsibilities and functions of each staff position within the tactical operations center as well as how to set up and tear down the center for rapid movement.
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Managed Stryker Gunnery project which involved training and certifying 61 Stryker vehicle crews on their assigned weapon system through complex live fire training events. This training tested a crew’s knowledge of engagement procedures, target identification and accurate fires on target, all while being timed in both day and night scenarios. Set and controlled timeliness and logistic processes enabling the entire department to successfully complete the fiscal year training cycle.
Key Accomplishments and Achievements
Received an accolade for performance of the Stryker Gunnery project where I was recognized for managing a project that would normally be managed by an individual of higher rank, by keeping costs down, all while operating in a time and resource constrained environment resulting in a budget savings of $50K.
Within the last month and a half, I published the initial Operations Order and follow on Fragmentary orders for our units COVID-19 response, affecting 728 Soldiers in my unit. This resulted in zero transmissions of the virus in our unit.
Trusted to represent my unit at 10+ executive operational meetings with parent organization.
US Army Program Manager, Maintenance Control 6/2018 – 2/2019
Managed 35-personnel providing direct and field maintenance support, coordinated external maintenance when necessary and communicated results/statuses of fleet maintenance to executive leadership for 187 vehicles and trailers. The parts and stock on hand valued over $4M ranging from thermal cameras, engine packs, remote operated weapon station mounts.
Refined the company’s Quality Assurance and Control program which decreased unpredictability in crew work quality and identified gaps within the maintenance program and improved maintenance systems. The process to execute QA/QC was also improved, awareness was increased where it was lacking among units and average dispatch times were decreased by over 10%.
Coordinated with outside maintenance companies and contractors, and reallocated staffing to maintain minimal manpower. Routinely coordinated with our parent organization and the General Dynamics Program Manager for maintenance support, training, and education for vehicle crews. Reallocated the mechanics to create small teams that initially provided direct support to only 1 subordinate unit with 16-20 vehicles, to improving total coverage to the fleet with contractor support of about 120 vehicles.
Sourced civilian contractors to increase operability while reforming maintenance and logistics stock handling standard operating procedures. Reorganized the maintenance department by creating 3 and 4 person mechanic teams and streamlined maintenance and communications systems through weekly logistics synchronization meetings.
Key Accomplishments and Achievements
Ended the fiscal year under budget, saving over $200K.
Scheduled, coordinated, and facilitated 3 training/educational events by General Dynamics to train and increase proficiency with the Stryker platform, resulting in decreased amount of negligent accidents by 20%.
Trusted to represent my unit at 35+ executive maintenance meetings with parent organization, general dynamics and civilian contractors.
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US Army, Project Manager, Operations 4/2017 – 5/2018
Mentored and managed a 45-member team supporting personnel, logistics, maintenance, and security operations for 728-member organization where I evaluated, structured, and managed projects following best practices. Developed, coordinated, resourced, and executed certification exercises for 18 Team Leaders on comprehensive technical and leader-based requirements required to maintain Team Leader position. Resulted in the organization ready to deploy for antiterrorism operations.
Held the role of Unit Movement Officer that successfully planned, executed, controlled and delivered a project to move unit vehicles and equipment from Fort Hood, TX to Fort Irwin, CA for equipment valued at over $66M. Project delivered on time, on budget and within scope.
Successfully planned, executed, controlled and delivered a project to move unit vehicles and equipment from Fort Hood, TX to Al Qaim, Iraq for equipment valued at over $20M. Developed scope documents, schedule and budgets which were delivered on time, on budget and within scope.
Key Accomplishments and Achievements
Facilitated and enabled 5 team members to engage in both military and civilian educational opportunities, both resulting in 2 team members successfully transitioning from the Army to Higher Education, and 3 team members successfully transitioning into positions of higher responsibility.
Wrote 10 manager evaluations resulting in 9 out of 10 NCOs being promoted in rank or position.
During the field training exercise at NTC in Fort Irwin, CA, my team was responsible for 33% of vehicles destroyed (laser device enabled). This was the highest percentage in my battalion of 728 personnel. Team members received accolades for their actions from executive level leadership in formal ceremony.
Infantry Basic Officers Leadership Course – Fort Benning, GA 3/2016 – 4/2017
US Army 2nd Lt - Gold Bar Recruiter 1/2016 – 3/2016
Developed a direct recruiting engagement strategy that increased program awareness at local and regional schools and recruited new cadets to the ROTC Program, resulting in 20% increase in program awareness and 10% increase in request for information from potential recruits.
Tasked by Senior Recruiting Officer to develop a more organized method to track potential recruits and recruits in progress.
Visited 15 high schools and 3 colleges to provide information on ROTC Programs to over 300 high school juniors/seniors.
US Army Reserve Officer - Reserve Officer 8/2015 – 1/2016
University of Toledo
Bachelor of Business Administration – 2015
Central Texas College
Project Management Professional Certificate – 2020
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Air Load Planner Certified
Unit Movement Coordinator Certified
PMP Certification – APR 2020
United States Army
Commissioned August 19, 2015
Achieved a Rank of First Lieutenant (1LT)
Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook, One Note, Publisher, SharePoint, One Drive
Google Suite products
Joint Capabilities Release: this is a GPS blue force tracker, each online system in a vehicle is displayed to all friendly forces, allowing the user to create overlays on maps, communicate via text.
Training and Continuing Education
Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course (6-month course)
Stryker Leader Course (4-week course)
Unit Movement Coordinator Course (2-week course)
Air load Planners course (2-week course)