David D. Smith

Army 11B E-5, Active Duty

Villa Rica, GA

Years of Service: 14 years, February 1993 - December 2007


Certified Peer Specialist, United States Department of Veterans Affairs,
May 2016 - December 2018

Team Leader Administration Department, U. S. Army,
February 2005 - December 2007

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader, U. S. Army,
August 1998 - February 2005


Masters in Business Administration, Kennesaw State University,
August 2014 - May 2017

Work Experience

Certified Peer Specialist May 2016 - December 2018

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta, GA, USA

  • Observed behaviors that might indicate difficulty adapting or responding to treatment (e.g., missed assessment appointments, failure to attend or maintain abstinence, risk to self or others, disruptive behavior), completed appropriate documentation, and reports concerns to the treatment or recovery team in a timely manner.
  • I served as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based service that would aid veterans in daily living. Likewise, assisted veterans in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one- to-one and group sessions.
  • Supported veterans in treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency. Occasionally handled crisis interventions for any program patient or addressed other emergency situations without the benefit of specific instructions.
  • Functioned as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for veterans in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Performed a variety of therapeutic and supportive responsibilities that include supporting veterans in articulating personal goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, monitor progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self- help strategies based on the specialist's own experiences, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.

Team Leader Administration Department February 2005 - December 2007

Army | 11B | E-5 | Salem, VA, USA

  • Served as team leader within an administrative management department of ## team members responsible for the combined functions of human resources and finance operations.
  • Provided day-to-day assistance for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the department's human resource function.
  • Provided financial documentation assistance and guidance to the management team in order for leaders to make sound business decisions and meet company objectives.
  • Processed routine day-to-day tasks such as preparing personnel status and strength reports, preparing personnel awards, and other administrative support as required.
  • Consistently demonstrated strong and effective professional and technical capabilities and delivered outstanding business results.
  • Represented the team and the organization as a business role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personnel actions.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader August 1998 - February 2005

Army | 11B | E-5 | Guantanamo bay, Cuba

  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving the end result.
  • 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.
  • Understands the big picture and was always able to translate the mission intent of senior leaders.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.

Telecommunications Team Member February 1993 - August 1998

Army | 11B | E-4 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Consistently demonstrated strong and effective professional and technical capabilities and delivered outstanding results.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.
  • Displayed a deep commitment to the organization, while earning and maintaining the trust of team members.
  • Embraced diversity and maintained a relevant team member cultural awareness, while achieving goals.
  • Handled confrontations constructively and addressed sensitive situations with confidence, empathy, and confidentiality
  • Consistently leveraged technical and equipment knowledge/skills to achieve team and department objectives.
  • Effectively used technology to increase tempo of operations and speed at which information is processed.
  • Skillfully applies technology capabilities to obtain a competitive advantage.

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Masters in Business Administration, Marketing

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

August 2014 - May 2017

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Marketing

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

August 2009 - May 2014