Jason M Price

Navy 1072 E-6, Active Duty

San Antonio, TX 78254

Years of Service: 20 years, June 1991 - July 2011


Experience

Career Benefits Advisor , Texas Veterans Commission,
October 2018 - Present

County Veterans Service Officer, Bexar County Veterans Service Office,
February 2015 - September 2018

Department Manager, U. S. Navy,
January 2000 - July 2011

Education

Work Experience

Career Benefits Advisor October 2018 - Present

Texas Veterans Commission San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Complete initial application, or reopen existing claims, for compensation (service-connected disabilities)or pension (non-service-connected disability). Research medical conditions and obtain necessary medical records and statements from physicians to support the claim(s). Obtain necessary financial information and corroborating information and documents from the veteran’s military buddies, family members, or other sources. File application for eligible veterans for education under the GI Bill, or for vocational rehabilitation. Contact and assist survivors of a deceased veteran in obtaining death Advise and assist veterans on all phases of government life insurance. Assist a veteran, or the eligible survivor of a veteran, in obtaining Veterans Administration home loan benefits. Ensure that all timelines are met so the veteran does not lose any potential benefits. Enter all claims information on computer. Keep in contact VA Officials and the veteran’ Power of Attorney (POA) concerning the status of individual claims Assist veterans in obtaining medical, financial, or other information necessary for the appeal. Assist veterans in preparation for personal hearings at the VARO, to include accompanying them to the hearing, if necessary. Ensure that all timelines are met so the veteran does not lose any potential benefits. Appears regularly before the county veterans organizations to brief members on current information on veterans benefits. Speaks to other community organizations at their request. Provides information to county media about veterans benefits.

County Veterans Service Officer February 2015 - September 2018

Bexar County Veterans Service Office San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Assists in implementation and coordination of Bexar County Veterans Assistance Program Conducts home and institutional agency visits/interviews to evaluate personal situations regarding qualifying benefits and services, including compensation, pension, death benefits, educational assistance, home loans, insurance and/or hospitalization Assists veterans and veterans’ dependents in filing claims, appealing decisions, obtaining military records and/or completing income verification reports Conducts presentations on veterans’ benefits and service programs to service members and local veterans’ organizations Represents service members before military discharge board to obtain military discharge upgrades Consults with local veterans organizations to coordinate and improve veterans’ benefits and service programs Maintains client records and updates database of office clients Assists in preparing, updating and maintaining statistical reports

Department Manager January 2000 - July 2011

Navy | 1072 | E-6 | St. Louis, MO, USA

  • Led and influenced subordinate operations managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve department objectives.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving business result.
  • Responsible for supervising personnel (e.g. issues supervisory instructions, evaluates subordinate performance, hears and resolves employee complaints, effects disciplinary actions, identifies training needs, and conducts interviews to include making recommendations for position appointments, promotions, or reassignments).
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve business results.
  • Always took initiative to accomplish the mission in the absence of direction and guidance from higher headquarters.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing business situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.
  • Ensured that the organization was always able to fully execute its mission by evaluating strengths and limitations and directing actions to improve the situation.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Selected the best location to position organization assets to facilitate ease of operation.
  • Collaborated to keep higher and lower headquarters, superiors, and subordinates informed of the key issues facing the organization.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Demonstrated a unique capacity to assess situations effectively and draw sound conclusions.
  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed resources to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Positioned the organization to achieve the vision and mission of the organization's higher headquarters.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader June 1991 - January 2000

Navy | 1072 | E-5 | Brunswick, ME, USA

  • Led a team of ## team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve team and organization objectives.
  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Responsible for supervising personnel (e.g. issues supervisory instructions, evaluates subordinate performance, hears and resolves employee complaints, effects disciplinary actions, identifies training needs, and conducts interviews to include making recommendations for position appointments, promotions, or reassignments).
  • Provided the necessary tools, information, and resources for the team to get the job done.
  • 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.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.

Top Skills

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AWARDS

Claims Performance Award

July 2019

Bexar County Claims Performance Award

June 2017

Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal

May 1999

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

June 1995

Presidential Unit Citation

May 1995

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

August 1994

Training and Certifications

Accredited Claims Benefits Adviser Texas Veterans Commission

September 2015

EDUCATION