Summary of Abilities
Experience includes three combat tours in Iraq serving in several leadership roles. Listed below are brief descriptions of the daily duties and scopes as a Senior Human Resources Manager, Platoon Sergeant and Team Leader in the United States Army. In addition to advancing my education, I have strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office programs, Network Administration, basic computer repair and troubleshooting, professional photography, cinematography, video editing and media editing.
US Army experience June 2004 to February 2012
Experience includes three combat tours to Iraq serving in several leadership roles. Listed below are brief descriptions of the daily duties and scopes.
Senior Human Resources Department Manager
As the Senior Human Resources Department Manager Chris maintained all unit records, daily/weekly/monthly/yearly reports, accountability of personnel and government equipment, coordination of training, as well as the unit’s job responsibilities for a 789 staffed battalion. During this period Chris was overall responsible for over $8 million in government equipment, 17 employees, and the accountability of over 500,000 official government documents.
As a Platoon Sergeant, Chris was directly responsible for the daily/monthly/yearly reports, development of standard operating procedures, enforcing regulation, coordination of training, accountability of personnel, and over $16 million of government equipment. During this time, Chris’ additional duties included Company Safety Officer, Personnel Recovery, Savings Bond Manager, Retention Manager, and served as the unit’s Funeral Detail Subject Matter Expert. As the Platoon Sergeant Chris was responsible for four section leaders, 12 lower level supervisors, and an Airborne Infantry department totaling 33 employees.
As a Squad Leader, Chris was directly responsible for the daily activities of a nine-man Airborne Infantry squad, as well as the training, preparation of operation orders, scheduling, physical fitness, and the conditioning of his squad members for real world combat missions. As a squad leader he was responsible for $2 million in government equipment.
As a Team Leader, Chris was directly responsible for the daily activities, enforcing standards/regulations, ground navigation, weapons and equipment maintenance, and scheduling of a four man Airborne Infantry team. During this time, he was responsible for $200,000 in government equipment.
Full Sail University February 2011 to Present
Currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Digital Cinematography and Entertainment Business (obtained 56 credits)
Wounded Warrior Project November 2011
Computer Technology Certificate (40 Hours)
Army Advanced Leadership Course 2008
Leadership, Management, and Strategic Planning
Other military schools 2004 to 2012
Airborne School, Air Assault School, First Aid, Ground Fighting Techniques, Squad Designated Marksmanship School (Instructor qualified), Army Primary Leadership Development Course, Army Expert Infantryman, Composite Risk Management Course, Commanders Safety Course
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Basic computer repair and troubleshooting
Video editing experience; Final Cut Studio Pro, Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects
Media Editing experience; Adobe Photoshop