Michael A Edwards

Army 13D E-7, Active Duty

Lawton, OK

Years of Service: 22 years, July 1998 - Present

ETS'd August 2020


Experience

Assistant Manager Business Operations Department, U. S. Army,
August 2018 - Present

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

Department Manager, U. S. Army,
May 2018 - June 2018

Education

University of Maryland Global Campus,
January 2015 - May 2023

Work Experience

Assistant Manager Business Operations Department August 2018 - Present

Army | 13D | E-7 | Fort Sill, OK, USA

  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Assisted in managing # facilities and oversaw the maintenance, vendors, and logistics of the locations.
  • Provided technical guidance and training to team members to establish procedures and inventory control.

Assistant Manager Business Analytics Department January 2018 - August 2018

Army | 13D | E-7 | Camp Casey, South Korea

  • Assisted the manager in leading a department of ## business analysts responsible for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing internal and external business information and trends.
  • Provided analysis of the competitive business environment and the potential impact of competitors' courses of action and capabilities.
  • Ensured that the analytics department was always able to fully execute its mission by evaluating strengths and limitations and directing actions to improve the situation.

Department Manager May 2018 - June 2018

Army | 13D | E-7 | Camp Casey, South Korea

  • Led and influenced subordinate operations managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve department objectives.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Selected the best location to position organization assets to facilitate ease of operation.

Assistant Manager Business Operations Department October 2017 - January 2018

Army | 13D | E-7 | Camp Casey, South Korea

  • Provided 'purpose' behind all decisions and a stable point of reference from which to set outcomes, make plans, and issues tasks.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.
  • Provided technical guidance and training to team members to establish procedures and inventory control.

Business Unit Operations Planner August 2017 - October 2017

Army | 13D | E-7 | Camp Casey, South Korea

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

Assistant Manager Business Operations Department February 2015 - August 2017

Army | 13D | E-7 | Grafenwoehr, Germany

  • Assisted with supervising the maintenance staff in scheduling and organizing property repairs with outside contractors as needed.
  • Provided technical guidance and training to team members to establish procedures and inventory control.
  • Coached, mentored, and supported others to grow as individuals, team members, and leaders.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader August 2014 - February 2015

Army | 13D | E-6 | Grafenwoehr, Germany

  • 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.
  • Understands the big picture and was always able to translate the mission intent of senior leaders.

Business Unit Assistant Operations Manager August 2012 - August 2014

Army | 13D | E-6 | Fort Sill, OK, USA

  • 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 to customer specifications and quality requirements.
  • Assisted in the planning, scheduling, reviewing, and approving of the workload to ensure production output, quality, and on time delivery goals were achieved in a cost-effective manner.

Business Operations Team Member August 2011 - August 2012

Army | 13D | E-6 | Fort Sill, OK, USA

  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making business decisions.
  • Always engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Effectively used technology to increase tempo of operations and speed at which information is processed.

Business Operations Team Member June 2008 - August 2011

Army | 13D | E-6 | Vilseck, Germany

  • Consistently demonstrated strong and effective professional and technical capabilities and delivered outstanding business results.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve business results.
  • Displayed a deep commitment to the organization, while earning and maintaining the trust of team members.

Top Skills

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AWARDS

Army Good Conduct Medal

July 2019

Korea Defense Service Medal

August 2018

Army Overseas Service Ribbon

August 2018

Army Commendation Medal

July 2018

Army Achievement Medal

December 2017

Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

June 2012

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

June 2011

NATO Medal

June 2011

Iraq Campaign Medal

November 2008

Army Valorous Unit Award

March 2006

Combat Action Medal

September 2005

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

September 2005

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

September 2005

NATO Medal

November 2002

Kosovo Campaign Medal

November 2002

National Defense Service Medal

November 2002

Army Service Ribbon

July 1998

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Management Studies

University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, MD, USA

January 2015 - May 2023

High School or GED

August 1994 - May 1998