Benny J Rivera

Air Force 3P071 E-5, Active Duty

San Antonio, TX

Years of Service: 11 years, February 2009 - Present

ETS October 2020


Training and Development Facilitator, U. S. Air Force,
September 2016 - Present

Lead Business Operations Specialist, U. S. Air Force,
February 2009 - July 2011


Resources and Technology Management, Troy University,
November 2016 - December 2019

Work Experience

Training and Development Facilitator September 2016 - Present

Air Force | 3P071 | E-5 | San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Managed the learning environment to ensure it was conducive to adult learning.
  • Ensured and maintained a professional subject matter proficiency.
  • Demonstrated an expertise in all course material including the course outcomes/goals, subject matter, and standards.
  • Counseled, coached, and mentored participants as appropriate to the learning environment.
  • Ensured learning standards were met and assessed during the course of instruction.
  • Provided opportunities for students to take initiative.
  • Established an environment where students were comfortable asking questions to increase learning proficiency.
  • Created active learning in creative ways, such as group competitions, to develop accountability.
  • Provided students with opportunities to engage in problem-solving activities in the learning environment.
  • Adhered to adult learning principles and promoted active learning.
  • Assessed students and provided continuous feedback to students in reference to their leadership competency and performance.

Lead Business Operations Specialist February 2009 - July 2011

Air Force | 3P071 | E-4 | Eglin Air Force Base, FL, USA

  • Served as a team lead for ## team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve team and organization objectives.
  • Advised the team leader on potential action scenarios and helped team members adapt appropriately to the team's competing demands and shifting priorities.
  • Assisted the team leader in directing and assessing the work, while achieving the end result.
  • Ensured that team members operated in full compliance with applicable team guidelines, while achieving service, quality, cost, and time standards.
  • Provided the necessary tools, information, and resources for the team to get the job done.
  • Provided 'purpose' behind all decisions and a stable point of reference from which to set outcomes, make plans, and issues tasks.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Consistently translated team strategy into effective tactics and operational success.
  • A junior leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Led by example by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.

Top Skills

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Air Force Commendation Medal

September 2016

Air Force Commendation Medal

May 2015

Air Force Achievement Medal

March 2012


Resources and Technology Management, Major

Troy University, Alabama, USA

November 2016 - December 2019

Instructor in Technology and Military Studies, Major

Community College of the Air Force, Alabama, USA

October 2016 - October 2017

Criminal Justice , Major

Community College of the Air Force, Alabama, USA

February 2009 - October 2016