Galen Y Takamura

Army 18A O-3, Active Duty

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Years of Service: 11 years, October 2009 - Present

ETS January 2021


Department Manager, U. S. Army,
May 2019 - Present

Assistant Operations Director, U. S. Army,
June 2018 - February 2019

Department Manager, U. S. Army,
August 2016 - May 2018


Work Experience

Department Manager May 2019 - Present

Army | 18A | O-3 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Always took initiative to accomplish the mission in the absence of direction and guidance from higher headquarters.
  • Ensured that the organization was always able to fully execute its mission by evaluating strengths and limitations and directing actions to improve the situation.
  • Selected the best location to position organization assets to facilitate ease of operation.

Assistant Operations Director June 2018 - February 2019

Army | 18A | O-3 | Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan

  • Assisted in overseeing the organization's operation functions and was responsible for staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and modernization.
  • 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.
  • Planned, scheduled, reviewed, and approved the workload to ensure production output, quality, and on time delivery goals were achieved in a cost-effective manner.

Department Manager August 2016 - May 2018

Army | 18A | O-3 | Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan

  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving business result.
  • Displayed a sound understanding of the effect of external market influences on the competitive advantage of the business.
  • Positioned the organization to achieve the vision and mission of the organization's higher headquarters.

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