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Logistics and Distribution Director

St. Petersburg, FL
April 23, 2021

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David Betancourt

Saint Petersburg, Florida *****


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Procurement & Supply Chain Logistics Manager

26+ years of accomplished experience in managing effective processes and directing complex logistics functions both nationally and internationally, with an active TS/SCI clearance.

Managed effective and efficient delivery of supply chain components by air, sea and ground freight forwarders. Exceptional attention to detail combined with highly developed communication and multitasking skills for managing multiple, concurrently running projects. Accountable for a portfolio of logistics, transportation, services, and distribution solutions valued over $120 Million. Responsible for directing, optimizing, and coordinating logistics life cycle relevant to regional activity. Analyzed market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepared market analysis reports. Quickly foster strong relationships with manufactures, organizations, suppliers, and colleagues. Evaluate current processes and suggest any appropriate improvements to increase efficiencies. Exhibit a positive attitude, energy and style.

Highlight Skills

Strategic Logistics Planning & Development ■ Procurement/Purchasing Management ■ Acquisitions ■ Support Operations Management ■ Transportation Management ■ 3PL ■ Risk Management ■ Information Management ■ Logistics/Supply Chain Management ■ Staff Recruitment / Retention ■ Strong Customer Service ■ Global Logistics ■ Strategic Thinking ■ Safety ■ Training ■ Project Development & Management ■ Maintenance Management ■ Life Cycle Management ■ Information Systems/Microsoft Office/Various Database


MS Air University, Operational Art and Science June 2015

Graduated with 3.1 GPA

BS Hampton University, Business Management May 2005

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 3.77 GPA

Minored in Information Systems

CT Defense Acquisition University

Procurement/ Federal, State, Local Acquisition Present

Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude 2005

GPA 3.77

Distinguished Military Graduate 2005

Top ROTC Military Graduate at Hampton University

Career Experience

Operations Center Logistics Manager (2018 to Present) United States Army- Joint Service, MacDill Air force Base

Synchronize and intergrade sustainment planning, contract support, mobility and logistics operations in support of the Central Command Area of Responsibility comprised 20 countries, more than 4 million square miles and populated by more than 550 million people.

Responsible for providing coordination, execution and monitoring of all aspects of Sustainment of Coalition and Joint forces in support of campaign plans and operations.

Contributed to the orders, plans and decision making process supporting the Director of Logistics and regional Chief Executive Officer

Provided daily analysis and timely recommendations through briefings, information papers and executive summaries.

Deputy Director (May 2017 to May 2018) United States Army, Fort Bragg, NC

Coordinate, directed, supervised, trained, and synchronized the work of the organization’s staff to ensure effective and prompt staff actions in support of the Director’s vision.

Deputy to the Director of the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, comprise of ten companies consisting of a total of 838 Paratroopers. Understand the Director’s intent and ensured the brigade support battalion staff implements it. Provides the director with the tools to visualize, describe, direct, and assess operations.

Facilitated decision making for the Director

Maintained staff fusion throughout the planning, preparation, and execution phases

Supervised the creation of the logistics status report, establishing the BSB command post, its operations, and positioning units within the brigade support area

Owned and operated an average budget of $120M

Director of Operations Support (May 2016 to May 2017) United States Army, Fort Bragg, NC

Principle Logistics Director and Planner responsible for the synchronization of the brigade distribution operations for all units assigned or attached to the brigade consisting of over 8,000 paratroopers.

Responsible for applying the support organization’s capabilities against the brigade's requirement by developing the concept of support and the distribution plan. Establish logistical plans, policies, procedures and direction for maintenance, transportation, mortuary affairs, information systems and supply and services in the brigade's area of operation.

Responsible for the logistical forecast analysis that supports the FORSCOM, XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division Global Response Force (GRF)

Coordinated the logistics to move the organization from North Carolina to Louisiana by Air, Rail and Ground

Directly managed, trained, and supervised 36 logistics staff members

Regional Logistics Liaison / Planner (May 2015 to May 2016) United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Iraq/Kuwait

Responsible for providing coordination, execution and monitoring of all aspects of Sustainment of Coalition and Joint forces in support of campaign plans and operations in the Middle East Region (Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Turkey).

Synchronized and integrated sustainment planning, contract support, mobility and sustainment operations in the Combined Joint Operations Area in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq, Syria, Turkey). Contribute to the orders, plans and decision making process supporting the Chief Executive Officer.

Provides analysis and timely recommendations through briefings, information papers and executive summaries

Determined logistics shortfalls and provided innovative solutions to meet operational goals

Coordinated global transportation by Air, Land and Sea providing exceptional supply chain management and meeting all logistics operational demands

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (May 2013 to May 2015) United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Iraq/Kuwait

Served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the First Army Division East.

Responsible for all of the professional and social obligations of the CEO/General. Managed the daily operations of the CEO/Commanding General's office and supervises the work of two enlisted supervisors and one civilian secretary. Managed all inbound and outbound correspondence for the CEO/General.

Responsible for planning, coordination, and execution of Command visits throughout the United States

Assists in writing, reviewing and editing correspondence and speeches

Managed all travel authorizations and vouchers for travel conducted by the CEO/General

Various Logistics Positions (Feb 1996 to May 2013) United States Army, Various Locations

Team Chief Logistics Transition Team (Jul 2007- Nov 2008)

Served as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for various awards of bids and construction proposals.

Prepared and planned the (Statement) Scope

of Work.

Proficient in the acquisition process, teaming, ethics and

integrity, authorities, contract classification, contract types, proper file

documentation, performance assessment methods, remedies for poor

performance, invoice requirements, contract modifications, and contract


Director of Aerial Delivery Logistics (Sept 2011 – May 2013)

Company Director (Feb 2009 – Sept 2011)

Chief of Operations (Nov 2008 – Feb 2009)

Logistics Manager (Jan 2007-Jul 2007)

Company Manger (Jan 2006-Jan 2007)

Deputy Company Manager (Oct 2005-Jan 2006)

US Army Drill Instructor (Sergeant) (2002-2005)

Purchasing Agent / Logistics Supervisor (1996-2002)


Journal Publications

Captain David A. Betancourt., “Logistics Transition Team” ARMY LOGISTICIAN, Professional Bulletin of United States Army Logistics, PB 700-09-02 vol. 41, issue 2. March-April 2009,

Professional Training

US Army / US Air Force

Command and Staff College

Support Operations Officer

Captain Career Course Logistics

Logistics Transition Team (Phoenix University, Taji Iraq)

Officer Basic Course (Quartermaster)

Drill Instructor School

Pre-Leadership Development Course (NCO)

Army Logistics Training (92A Automated Logistics Specialist)


English: Native Spanish

Spanish: Advance Listener, Advance Speaker, Intermediate Reading and Writing

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