Derek R Kramer

Marines 8412 E-7, Active Duty

1559 County Road DK, Brussels, WI

Years of Service: 15 years, September 2005 - Present

ETS March 2021


Human Resource Recruiter, U. S. Marines,
September 2013 - Present

Team Leader Transportation Department, U. S. Marines,
April 2011 - September 2013

Assistant Department Manager, U. S. Marines,
September 2005 - April 2011


University of Maryland ,
September 2011 - Present

Work Experience

Human Resource Recruiter September 2013 - Present

Marines | 8412 | E-7 | Green Bay, WI, USA

  • Executed the entire recruitment process for the organization (i.e. job posts, phone interviews, job interviews, regular communication with candidates and managers, and recruitment administration).
  • Directed 17 staff members throughout 30k square miles and 11 offices responsible for processing, verifying and maintaining documentation of applicants enlisting into the United States Marine Corps.
  • Prepared the comprehensive yearly recruitment plan and budget.
  • Significantly reduced the costs of mistakes such as engaging incompetent, unmotivated, and under qualified employees.
  • Conducted the process of captivating, screening, and selecting potential and qualified candidates based on objective criteria for a job.
  • Scheduled and conducted sales and marketing training for 63 recruiters.
  • Reported the progress of assigned job vacancies, communicated early warnings, and provided the regular feedback about the performance of the recruitment process.

Team Leader Transportation Department April 2011 - September 2013

Marines | 3537 | E-6 | Okinawa, Japan

  • Led 100+ Marines and supervised hundreds of movements.
  • Maintained 100% accountability and serviceability of all assigned equipment in excess of $5 Billion
  • Oversaw the daily logistics relating to transportation of cargo, while working closely with customers and suppliers.
  • Led and influenced subordinate team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Led and managed a transportation team of 100+ responsible for dispatching, routing, and tracking transportation vehicles valued at $5 billion.
  • Collaborated with other managers and team leaders to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Monitored and maintained staff records on licensing, driving, testing, and training.
  • Assisted in managing the transportation facility/terminal in regards to developing team budgets and monitoring profit and loss statements.
  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed resources to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Directed investigations to verify and resolve issues regarding driver misconduct, late deliveries and customers’ complaints.

Assistant Department Manager September 2005 - April 2011

Marines | 3531 | E-5 | Camp Pendleton South, CA, USA

  • Collaborated to keep department team leaders and team members informed of the key issues facing the organization.
  • Led, trained and mentored groups of 4 – 30 employees. Planned and conducted training events in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Executed 2 successful deployments to Fallujah Iraq
  • Demonstrated a unique capacity to assess situations effectively and draw sound conclusions.
  • Served as the right-hand person to the Department Manager and supported the Manager by devising policies and strategies to ensure the completion of department goals.
  • Maintained 100% accountability of personnel. Transported equipment and property valuing over $15 million through hazardous conditions.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost


Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

March 2017

Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

September 2016

Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal

June 2016

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

April 2012

Joint Service Commendation Medal

April 2012

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

May 2011

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

March 2009

Iraq Campaign Medal

March 2009

Training and Certifications

Ethics Trainer

January 2017

Public Speaking Trainer

January 2017

Consultative Selling Skills Trainer

January 2017

Communication, Coaching and Counseling

January 2015

Consultative Selling skills

August 2013


August 2013

Public Speaking

August 2013

Lean six sigma

September 2011

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Program

April 2011

Staff Non Commissioned Officer Academy

August 2010

Leading Marines

April 2008


Business Administration, Marketing

University of Maryland , Maryland, USA

September 2011 - Present