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Officer Development Specialist

Arlington County, VA, 22204
January 21, 2022

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Christina McNeil 703-***-****

P.O. Box *****, Arlington VA 22204

OBJECTIVE: Senior Executive Position


Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Over 30 years’ experience in financial and resource management in the US Army with an emphasis in budget analysis, international commercial vendor services and cash management.

Results driven and performance oriented professional with a proven ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and respond to changing requirements.

Works well with a diverse workforce and all levels of management.

Skilled in managing multiple tasks while motivating staff and associates to achieve high standards.

Superior analytical and problem solving skills, creating solutions to complex challenges.

Strong and compassionate leader who places an emphasis on professional development. Management: Forward thinker, with proven analytical abilities. A problem solver with a strong sense of urgency while adapting to changing requirements in fast paced and stressful environments. Recognized for consistently performing at higher levels of management with exemplary results. Communication: Astute verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly and concisely articulate knowledge of operations and systems, conduct information briefings and write professional reports. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

United States Property and Fiscal Officer, National Guard Bureau, DCNG, Washington, DC, 2017-Present Served as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the District of Columbia National Guard. Act as installation/activity director of Resource Management, Contracting and Logistics support. Responsible for receiving and accounting for all funding and property. Ensure that federal funds are obligated and expended in conformance with applicable statutes and regulations. Assist the Commanding General and units, organizations and activities to ensure federal property is issued, maintained and used in accordance with applicable regulations and instructions. Serves as a grants officer, transportation officer and technician payroll certifying officer. Provides leadership, guidance and oversight to 5 divisions consisting of Purchasing & Contracting, Resource Management, Supply & Services, Data Processing Center and Internal Review.

Supported over 10 National Special Security Events and Domestic Operations within the Washington DC area

Provided logistical and financial support for Operation Capitol Response, supporting over 25,000 Soldiers

& Airmen

Implemented the first USPFO University within the organization, promoting fiscal stewardship and property accountability, resulting in an overall enhanced state of readiness for the organization

Emphasis on professional development and training resulted in a 50% increase in financial management certifications.

Chief, Planning and Integration Branch, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff J8, Pentagon, DC 2014-2017 Served as the principle advisor to the Director National Guard J8 for OSD, JCS, and DoD Strategic Planning Processes, Force Structure Resourcing, Global Force Management, Defense Planning Scenarios, Multi-Service Force Deployment Studies, Analytic Baseline Studies and Operational Availability. Responsible for National Guard engagements and coordination of National Guard J8 and Senior Leaders of the National Guard Joint Staff in OSD, JCS and DoD analytic decision making steering groups, including analytical support, pre-briefings, and recommendations in the decision process at the Joint Chief of Staff Level.

National Guard lead for the Defense Planning Guidance; successfully integrated desired verbiage

Critical role in the development of studies, war-gaming and analysis within the DoD analytic community

Participated in various strategic level processes to ensure accurate portrayal of the National Guard Chief, Chief of Staff Office- Resources (Executive Officer), Army National Guard, Arlington, VA 2011-2014 Responsible for managing a budget of over $1.4B, monitored and distributed and executed funding ensuring obligations were valid, controlled and on time in accordance with budgeted spend plans. Principal advisor to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff on all Headquarter financial management issues. Provided oversight to over 18 divisions on budgetary plans and financial management to ensure compliance with policies and guidance to ensure consistency with ARNG short and long term goals. Managed day to day operations of the HQ staff for the comptroller division. Prepared, reviewed, and submitted correspondence at various levels within and outside the organization.

Executed fiscal year close out with an obligation rate of 99% for two consecutive years

Developed and executed a comprehensive program training course for over 200 registered attendees

Ensured the division passed inspections and maintained compliance with policies and regulations Chief, Resource Management and Analysis Branch, Joint Staff (NG) J-8, Arlington, VA 2009-2011 Responsible for managing Joint Staff Operating budget of over $460M. Monitored resource allocation and distribution of funds. Provided oversight to the formulation, planning and execution of all funding. Performed research analysis, technical and administrative duties in all phases of the budgetary process. Monitored validation, prioritization and funding of unfinanced requirements. Participate in the Program Budget Advisory Committees (PBAC) and Financial Working Groups (FWG). Perform liaison duties among National Guard Bureau Army Resource Comptroller, Air National Guard Financial Management and Joint Staff. Responsible for fiscal and budgetary guidance, program and budget analysis, assessment review on matters that affect resource allocations.

Selected to brief and escort OSD/GAO to two states operating the Southwest Border Mission

Created a single joint financial picture for the Director the Joint Staff, integrated Air and Army data

Provided funding guidance and oversight for G-20 Summit, 2010 Olympics, and many other national events

Performed duties of two branch chiefs during critical personnel shortages Budget Officer, Army National Guard, Arlington, VA 2007-2009 Managed operating budgets in excess of $13B for Army National Guard Headquarters Comptroller Division and Joint Staff. Build, Justify and defend budgetary requirements to Congress as well as senior leaders within the organization. Responsible for the timely and accurate analysis of execution data for 54 U.S. States and U.S Territories. Perform research analysis, technical and administrative duties in all phases of the budgetary process. Responsible for fiscal and budgetary guidance, program and budget analysis, assessment review on matters that affect resource allocations.

Instrumental in obtaining an additional $154 million dollars to ensure the appropriation remained solvent

Served as team leader for two major appropriations

Led Joint Reviews with program manager’s to ensure execution of funding met congressional intent Career Development Specialist, City of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA 2006-2006 Promoted and developed employment and on-the-job training opportunities for disadvantaged applicants. Assisted employers in revising standards which previously excluded applicants from jobs. Demonstrated to employer’s effectiveness and profitability of employing chronically unemployed by identifying jobs that workers could perform. Established relationships with employers regarding problems, complaints, and progress of recently placed disadvantaged applicants and recommended corrective action. Assists employers in establishing wage scales commensurate with prevailing rates. Promoted, developed, and terminated on-the-job training program opportunities with employers and assists in writing contracts. Identified needs for and assists in development of auxiliary services to facilitate bringing disadvantaged applicants into job-ready status. Informed business, labor, and public about training programs through various media outlets. Instructed applicants in resume writing, job search, and interviewing techniques.

Conducted one on one coaching, mentoring and guidance to clients and potential clients

Established relationships with external agencies to provide clients with extended services

Performed on-site visits with employers to ensure compliance with contractual obligations Commander, Disbursing Agent, U.S. Army, Mosul, Iraq and Fort Lewis, WA 2004-2006 Managed a 30 member finance unit deployed to Iraq. Provided direct financial support for over 15,000 Department of Defense personnel located in nine separate remote bases. Managed cash disbursement of international Vendor-Pay operations for critical purchases to rebuild the Iraqi infrastructure. Secured and accounted for up to $40M as the cash-holding authority and managed cash on the battlefield. Disbursed over

$120M in military pay and Commercial Vendor Services, and an additional $25M in cash disbursement for soldiers.

Trained 200 paying agents to account for and disburse funds. Established two mobile Finance Support Teams to support numerous geographical locations throughout Iraq.

Procured serviceable battle equipment for over 500 soldiers. Maintained accountability of over $90M in materials and supplies.

Conducted mission analysis, evaluated staff, resource and logistical requirements and successfully supported missions outside the scope of normal operating capability. Commander, Chief of Military Pay, Fort Campbell, KY 2003-2003 Responsible for the Command and Control of three subordinate organizations. Managed the administration and maintenance of all unit facilities and equipment valued at $2.5 million. Provided professional development for five subordinate leaders, 175 supervisors and Soldiers. Provided support and assistance for family members of more than 200 soldiers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Developed and implemented finance policy and provided pay support to 24,000 soldiers. Oversaw the internal and external finance inspections to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies. Ensured that all quality assurance measures were in place to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

Successfully commanded the largest rear detachment organization on Fort Campbell.

Managed a government credit card budget of $780,000.

Responded to all Congressional and Inspector General Inquiries, rapidly analyzing complex issues and creating effective solutions.

Commander, Disbursing (Finance) Officer, US Army, Bagram, Afghanistan 2002-2002 Deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan with a dual role as the commander and disbursing officer. Responsible for comprehensive financial management operations for deployed forces. Researched, established, and implemented finance operations in an austere and expeditionary environment. Accounted for cashier, vendor pay, disbursement operations, and country specific finance policy development. Supervised four section leaders and five soldiers.

Meticulously computed over 1 million dollars monthly for critical contingency vendor pay operation, additionally disbursed $500,000 in cashier operations.

Processed over 9500 pay transactions monthly achieving a 99.8% accuracy rate.

Personally developed a detailed contingency finance standard operating procedure as well as a comprehensive pay training program for Army Reservists.

Conducted classified disbursement programs in Bagram which had a direct impact the overall war on terrorism.


DoD Financial Management Certification, Level 3

Certified Defense Financial Manager

Master of Science, Human Leadership and Development, Murray State University 2003 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Central State University 1999 How the Army Runs Course, FT Belvoir, VA 2016

Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, VA 2016 Advanced Operations Course (phase II ILE), Distance Learning 2016 Intermediate Level Education, FT Gordon, GA 2010

Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training 2008 Finance Captains Career Course, FT Jackson, SC 2004

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