Derrick S.

Army 12A O-2, Active Duty

Killeen, TX

Years of Service: 3 years, October 2016 - Present

ETS'd August 2019


Experience

Team Leader Logistics Department, U. S. Army,
February 2019 - Present

Assistant Operations Director, U. S. Army,
February 2019 - Present

Assistant Department Manager, U. S. Army,
August 2018 - January 2019

Education

Officer Candidate School,
January 2017 - April 2017

Work Experience

Team Leader Logistics Department February 2019 - Present

Army | 12A | O-2 | Fort Hood, TX, USA

  • Full Time- 60 Hrs worked per week
  • Planned and managed logistics, warehouse, transportation, and customer services impacting 900 employees and inventory valuing in excess of $160 million.
  • Supervised, coached and trained a diverse warehouse workforce of 21 team members.
  • Managed key aspects of the logistics department order cycle to enhance business development and ensured sustainability and customer satisfaction.
  • Served as a liaison and negotiated with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

Assistant Operations Director February 2019 - Present

Army | 12A | O-2 | Fort Hood, TX, USA

  • Full Time- 60 Hrs worked per week
  • Assisted in overseeing the organization's operation functions and was responsible for staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and modernization.
  • Ensured that all business operations were planned, prepared, and executed in a cost-effective manner and delivered on time in accordance with customer specifications and quality requirements.
  • Assisted in synchronizing 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.

Assistant Department Manager August 2018 - January 2019

Army | 12A | O-2 | Fort Hood, TX, USA

  • Full Time- 60 Hrs worked per week
  • Led and influenced ten subordinate team leaders, who managed over 150 individuals to accomplish critical business tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work of over 600 organizational team members.
  • Always took initiative to accomplish the mission in the absence of direction and responsible for equipment and inventory equaling an excess of $40 million.
  • Led and influenced 10 subordinate team leaders to accomplish critical business tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • 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.

Assistant Program Manager September 2017 - June 2018

Army | 12A | O-1 | Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

  • Full Time- 60 Hrs worked per week
  • Assisted in overseeing the organization's operation functions and was responsible for staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and modernization.
  • Ensured that all business operations were planned, prepared, and executed in a cost-effective manner and delivered on time in accordance with customer specifications and quality requirements.
  • Assisted in synchronizing 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.

Department Special Projects Officer October 2016 - August 2017

Army | 09S | O-1 | Fort Benning, GA, USA

  • Full Time- 60 Hrs worked per week
  • Provided specialized advice and counsel to leaders during crisis situations.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve project team results.
  • Consistently displayed strong leader role modeling by exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Led all project teams from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executed the mission.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving project results.

Sales Advisor January 2014 - May 2015

Hennes and Mauritz New Orleans, LA, USA

  • Behave in a respectful and professional manner to reinforce and elevate the business reputation and brand
  • Receive customer complaints and suggest necessary solutions and changes to address the issue
  • Oversee product shelves to maintain organization, adequate inventory, and initiate restocking when necessary
  • Maintain in-depth product knowledge in order to supply customers with the best, most accurate information possible

Student Mentor May 2011 - May 2016

City of Country Club Hills Country Club Hills, IL, USA

  • Patience
  • Commitment
  • Persistence
  • Good Listener
  • Offer encouragement and support to try new things; help mentees move out their comfort zones; celebrate successes; help mentees understand when things do not go as planned
  • Provide advice, guidance, and feedback; share their experience and expertise as appropriate; acted as a sounding board for ideas and action plans
  • Identified resources that will help mentees with personal development and growth, such as recommending books, workshops, or other learning tools; encourage mentees to join networking organizations and introduced them to new contacts

Police Explorer January 2007 - January 2011

City of Country Club Hills Country Club Hills, IL, USA

  • Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity
  • Obtained “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system
  • Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost

AWARDS

Korea Defense Service Medal

April 2018

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

January 2018

National Defense Service Medal

December 2016

Army Service Ribbon

October 2016

Dillard University's Undergraduate Research Winner

June 2015

Youth Sheriff's Community Service Award

August 2010

Youth Sheriff's Community Service Award

August 2009

Youth Sheriff's Community Service Award

August 2008

Training and Certifications

Air Load Planner

September 2018

Unit Movement Officer

June 2018

Combative Level 1 Certifiication

March 2018

EDUCATION

Army Knowledge

Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA, USA

January 2017 - April 2017

Army Basic Training

United States Army, Fort Benning, GA, USA

October 2016 - December 2016

Sociology , Criminal Justice

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, USA

August 2011 - May 2016

High School or GED

August 2007 - May 2011 , GPA: 3.6