Ciro C Stefano

Army 15B O-6, Active Duty

Latham, NY

Years of Service: 37 years, August 1983 - Present

ETS June 2021


Program Director and Special Assistant to the CEO, U. S. Army,
July 2018 - Present

Senior Management Consultant/Advisor to the CEO, U. S. Army,
September 2019 - Present

Senior Vice President of Division Operations, U. S. Army,
June 2016 - June 2018


MBA, Webster University,
January 2007 - December 2008

Work Experience

Program Director and Special Assistant to the CEO July 2018 - Present

Army | 15B | O-6 | Latham, NY, USA

  • Oversaw the execution of all aspects of the company’s special projects, including leading, planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling program activities for # personnel, while managing an operating budget of $$ million annually .
  • Provided supervision and guidance in the in analyzing and appraising the effectiveness of company operations, the administration of the laws and the development of policies.
  • Developed new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and implemented long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of a national program.
  • Implemented national projects affiliated with international requirements of the organization to align company goals with all team members.
  • Led leadership collaboration with affiliates to help determine their level of organizational readiness for initiatives for project development.
  • Coordinated special projects on behalf of the organization President, frequently involving senior leadership throughout the US and with external partners.

Senior Management Consultant/Advisor to the CEO September 2019 - Present

Army | 15B | O-6 | Latham, NY, USA

  • Guided senior Enterprise leaders to establish a great sense of urgency that was necessary to identify and discuss organizational short comings, focus on potential crises and address major opportunities.
  • Recommended and implemented measures that resulted in the Enterprise meeting key performance indicators (KPIs) in all of the businesses key performance areas (KPAs).
  • Leveraged industry subject matter expertise, visionary leadership, and strong management knowledge to to help leaders improve short/long term strategies, business processes and organizational capabilities.
  • Successfully facilitated engagements with senior leaders at all levels of the Enterprise, which enabled the business to improve its forecasting, planning, organizing and coordinating capability.
  • Effectively engage operational and staff leaders at all levels of the organization to better understand capabilities, problems and previously unsuccessful solutions.

Senior Vice President of Division Operations June 2016 - June 2018

Army | 15B | O-6 | Wurzburg, Germany

  • Recruited, interviewed, and selected applicants for staff vacancies. Developed staffing strategies and implemented plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization for position of responsibility
  • Maintained overall responsibility for personnel readiness of subordinate elements to impact the effectiveness of the organization
  • Synchronized business operations by effectively communicating with all the relevant people, business units, and coordinating all relevant inputs to ensure production output and on time delivery goals were achieved.
  • Planned, scheduled, reviewed, and approved the workload to ensure production output, quality, and on time delivery goals were achieved in a cost-effective manner.
  • Managed the organization's 'Decision and Execution Cycle', which was the crucial management process designed to synchronize the organization's current and future operations
  • Allocated resources during plans and operations to ensure business unit requirements complete goals.
  • Assessed actual performance, provided feedback, and took corrective actions as necessary to ensure company financial targets were met
  • Planned community relations programs to gain and maintain public understanding, goodwill, and to support company operations.

Senior Leadership Learning and Development Instructor July 2011 - May 2016

Army | 15B | O-5 | West Point, NY, USA

  • Provided leadership training in the areas of professional presence, professional bearing, fitness, confidence, and resilience.
  • Delivered leadership training to enable leaders to build cohesive, disciplined teams, and lead effectively in any organizational setting.
  • Conducted courses in problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication.

Special Assistant to the Company President/COO Senior Vice President (SVP) June 2010 - July 2011

Army | 15B | O-5 | Heidelberg Germany

  • Planned and coordinated sensitive and complex briefings, meetings, and conferences.
  • Acted as a sounding board to the senior leader on all matters and provided recommendations on key issues.
  • Developed and communicated strategic direction and high level engagements to drive the company’s special programs and projects with a specific region.

Vice President of Division Operations May 2009 - June 2010

Army | 15B | O-5 | Heidelberg, Germany

  • Directed and monitored special projects and analytical responses to contingencies and special actions of the region of the organization.
  • Administered discipline, law, and order including dispositions and violations of company codes with assistance of human resources.
  • Applied continuous improvement strategies across the division operations, which includes the ability to introduce needed change, create excitement for change, and lead change initiatives in a matrix organization.

Assistant Vice President (AVP) Program Management January 2008 - April 2009

Army | 15B | O-4 | Iraq

  • Led and managed the program staff by providing vision, direction, input, and feedback.
  • Planned the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, the goals, and strategic direction of the organization.
  • Organized and staffed the program to ensure that activities operated within the policies and procedures, and the program complied with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Lived and worked alongside host nation counterparts when necessary to gain trust and understand the host nation culture.

Top Skills

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Legion of Merit

May 2018

Meritorious Service Medal

May 2016

Bronze Star Medal

March 2009

Training and Certifications

Top Secret Clearance with SCI access and SSBI

June 2017

Commercial Instrument Rated pilot

February 1990


MBA, Management

Webster University, St. Louis, MO, USA

January 2007 - December 2008 , GPA: 3.97