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Logistics Management, Problem-solving, Analysis, Operations,Engagement

Dickerson, MD, 20842
November 20, 2021

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Security Clearance: Active Top Secret

Professional Experience

o Africa Logistics Analysis o Logistics Advisors Oversight o UN Logistics Training

o Organization Management o Logistics Capacity Building o Coordination

Global Peace Operations Initiative Logistics and Sustainment Officer (E9 Contractor)

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 7/2018 – Present

Responsible for visibility and integration of peacekeeping operations (PKO) funded logistics capacity building efforts for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). Review, identify, and recommend options to program managers to address GPOI partner logistics capability gaps. Reviews troop contributing country logistic processes and procedures in accordance with national and United Nations guidelines to determine systemic improvements; review and recommend updates to UN pre-deployment logistics training program and capacity building assistance efforts. Coordinate logistics capacity building efforts between key personnel in the Department of State bureaus, U.S. Embassy Offices of Security Cooperation, Department of Defense (DoD) Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC), and UN Department of Peacekeeping Office.

Developed pre-deployment logistics training for 16 active task orders in Africa and reviewed over 30 Combatant Command peace operation’s proposals for logistics capacity building equities for GPOI partners worldwide

Provided primary oversight of five PKO-funded logistics advisors in Africa to establish a snapshot of common and country-specific issues, challenges, and successes in select GPOI partner countries

Scrutinized over 15 status reports weekly from vendor training teams and logistics advisors to identify maintenance and sustainment trends, best practices, and gaps to the GPOI program office

Conducted Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Management briefing at Defense Security Cooperation Agency-sponsored Multi-Lateral Logistics Seminar in Conakry, Guinea to answer questions and provide information on UN logistics framework to 30 senior military partners in Africa and GCC attendees

Audited the UN Senior Leaders National Planners Course for Troop and Police Contributing Countries in Vietnam to determine course relevance and provide recommendations to the program office

International Military Affairs Operations Officer (GS-12)

Current/Future Operations Directorate (G3/5/7), U.S. Army Africa, Vincenza, Italy 6/2015 - 7/2018

Desk officer responsible for the planning and implementation of DoD-led security cooperation programs between U.S. Embassies, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), and foreign military partners partner in assigned African country portfolio. Served as a politico-military expert for specific African countries while planning and coordinating bilateral/multilateral exercises, capacity building training and equipping assistance, high-level military-to-military staff talks, executive-level conferences, and State Partnership Program (SPP) activities. Responsible for implementing activities in support of theatre campaign plans and command strategies while providing continuous financial oversight of discreet DoD activities.

Represented the Command at bi-lateral country coordination meetings, multi-lateral training exercise planning events, and other engagements in Liberia, Senegal, Ghana, Togo, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Benin

Reviewed DoD-funded and State-funded Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) to ensure financial compliance and alignment to counterterrorism and peacekeeping capacity building program objectives

Executed all aspects of planning for 15 senior leader engagements with African partners and U.S. Embassy leadership to include preparation and staffing country briefing materials, detailed itineraries, and talking points.

Coordinated routinely with U.S. Embassy Offices of Security Cooperation to refine program requirements and ensure compliance with all administrative regulations, customs requirements, and final invoicing

Collaborated with the command’s intelligence analysts and embassy country teams to provide our leadership with political and military context

Deputy Branch Chief, Multinational and Interagency Logistics (O-4/GS-13)

Logistics Directorate (G4), U.S. Army Africa, Vincenza, Italy 5/2013 - 5/2015

Lead officer within USARAF’s Multinational Interagency Branch responsible for coordinating and planning complex theater level logistics and peacekeeping activities in support of U.S. national military strategy, regional exercises, and contingency operations within Africa.

Planned and implemented over 70 logistics security cooperation military-to-military capacity events

Managed the implementation nearly $2M of State and DoD funded activities resulting in the increased skills, capacity and interoperability of over 350 African soldiers

Planned, coordinated, and assessed five multifunctional and multinational logistics training programs resulting in partners enhanced capacity to sustain, maintain, and resupply their counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations.

Certified the financial activities of multiple Acquisition Cross Servicing Agreements (ACSA) and

Managed and monitored effectiveness of ACSA Global Automated Tracking System (AGATRS) database; worked directly with AGATRS technical experts to improve systemic invoicing and performance monitoring shortfalls.

Drafted multiple performance and compliance reports into the Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System (GTSCMIS)

Prioritized weekly planning/programming requirements and staffing efforts ensure continuous strategic coverage and representation to key efforts

Operations Officer, Contract Support Integration (O-4/GS-13)

Logistics Directorate (G4), U.S. Army Africa, Vincenza, Italy 7/2012 -5/2013

Operations officer in charge of the Operational Contract Support Integration Cell (OCSIC) and Theater Mortuary Affairs Office (TMAO) responsible for three personnel. Managed accountability of USARAF Operational Contract Support actions and led requirements development planning for contracted efforts.

Convened working groups to analyze contracting support brigade’s support and process effectiveness with subsequent recommendations improve organizational efficiency of personnel, service flow, and workload alignment

Initiated analysis of remains evacuation processes and procedures from austere locations in Africa resulting in improved reporting flow and response times

Developed updated regulatory guidance for Operational Contract Support and Mortuary Affairs Branch

Identified several contract management capability gaps at both the GCC and command levels, resulting in Army Material Command changes to the Force Design Update

Operations Director (Company Commander), Group Service Support Company (O-4/GS-13)

Group Support Battalion, U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group, Colorado Springs, CO 03/2011 - 07/2012

Airborne service support company commander responsible for 239 Soldiers, individual and collective training encompassing 42 logistics specialties, and associated equipment valued over $135M for unique requirements of Special Forces Group missions.

Increased team proficiency with Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) cross-training to 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) helicopters

Validated re-supply concept for two iterations of Joint Precision Airdrop Systems (JPADS) with training and subsequent successful airborne operations

Planned and deployed the company’s supply activity warehouse to validate processing capability of Very Small Aperture Satellite (VSAT) to process requests for supplies and parts from the Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS) workstation in an austere location

Coordinated the Sling Load Inspection Certification Course, the Airdrop Load Inspector Certification Course, and Ram Air mobile training teams for 78 Soldiers across the group

Managed a highly effective team of officers and enlisted Soldiers to plan and execute training for hot and cold refuel operations on six different airframes in austere locations

Commanded split base operations in both stateside and overseas locations

Logistics Planner and Support Operations Officer (O-4/GS-13)

Group Support Battalion, U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group, Colorado Springs, CO 03/2010 - 03/2011

Support operations officer responsible for coordination and synchronization of logistic support to over 1000 Soldiers of a Special Forces Group with multiple, simultaneous missions executed in the United States, Germany, and Africa.

Integrated maintenance, supply services, movement control, airdrop, medical logistics, engineer, and food service support for internal and external logistics operations for highly technical and tactical Special Forces teams

Implemented systems to track support personnel, equipment assets, and logistic tasking in garrison, at joint training exercises, and in support of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) operations

Built active engagement program to create support and buy-in across the Group for the support operations (SPO) office capability consisting of targeted senior command briefings and leadership office calls with implementation of support request procedures and participation in Joint Combined Engagement Training (JCET) planning sessions

Initiated logistics synchronization meeting between the Group Support Battalion and its supported units to improve utilization of the equipment and personnel resources

Created and networked a joint service, multi-state support plan including aerial delivery, food service, maintenance, transportation, shower, laundry, bath, and refrigeration support for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise

Resolved logistics issues on customs procedures, equipment resources, and billeting considerations for Special Forces teams rotating through deployment areas of operations.

Developed external support and intermediate staging base operations standing operating procedures for Group Support Battalion

Logistics Capacity Building Advisor to Iraqi Army (O-3/GS-12)

Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq 04/2010 - 03/2009

Logistics and Supply Company Capacity Building Advisor for two Iraqi Logistics Battalions in support of the Central Command Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq’s mission to develop a stand-alone Iraqi Army capable of conducting independent operations. Advised and mentored the Iraqi logistics commander and staff on U.S. Army supply policies and procedures to enhance existing Iraqi manual methods of accountability.

Analyzed Iraqi supply and parts requisition processes in coordination U.S. division-level advisors to determine supply chain procedures and management capability gaps

Developed training material for armor, supply, and warehouse management programs of instruction for Iraqi supply personnel to re-enforce arms room and supply room accountability procedures

Coordinated repair parts and forward operating base maintenance assistance to resolve operator level faults and safety up-grades for team vehicle fleet

Inspected U.S. and Iraqi vehicles, supply room, supply warehouses, arms room for accountability accuracy and adherence to standing operating procedures


M.S., Supply Chain Management, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - 2010

B.S., Public Management, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN - 2004

Other Professional Education:

UN Senior National Planners Course (NPC) – United Nations Integrated Training Service - 2019

Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) – United States Agency for International Aid - 2017

Army Security Cooperation Planners Course (ASCPC) – Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies - 2016

Level III Action Officer Certification – Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) – 2013

Acquisition Cross Service Agreements (ACSA) Certification – U. S. Army Africa – 2014

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) – Fort Leavenworth - 2010

U.S. Army Military Transition Team [Advisor] Training (MTT) – Fort Riley, Kansas & Camp Phoenix, Iraq - 2009

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