Micheal J Vargas, Sr.

Army 88N E-6, Active Duty

San Antonio, TX

Years of Service: 20 years, May 1999 - September 2019


Experience

Training and Development Facilitator, U. S. Army,
June 2015 - September 2019

Equal Opportunity Specialist/Investigator, U. S. Army,
December 2014 - June 2015

Team Leader Human Resources Department, U. S. Army,
June 2011 - December 2014

Education

Associate Applied Sciece Technology, Central Texas College,
May 2006 - March 2017

Work Experience

Training and Development Facilitator June 2015 - September 2019

Army | 88N | E-6 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Demonstrated an expertise in all course material including the course outcomes/goals, subject matter, and standards.
  • Established an environment where students were comfortable asking questions to increase learning proficiency.
  • Provided opportunities for students to take initiative.
  • Assessed students and provided continuous feedback to students in reference to their leadership competency and performance.
  • Provided students with opportunities to engage in problem-solving activities in the learning environment.

Equal Opportunity Specialist/Investigator December 2014 - June 2015

Army | 88N | E-6 | Camp Casey, Korea

  • Managed or conducted all equal opportunity education and training programs within the organization, to include conducting ethnic observances.
  • Advised business unit leaders and staff on all equal opportunity matters, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and affirmative action.
  • Recommended, developed, and monitored affirmative action and equal opportunity plans and policies to reduce or prevent discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Consulted with the servicing legal representative during all informal and formal investigations.
  • Maintained personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements
  • Served as the subject area expert (SME) on federal EEO complaint processes and regulatory guidelines

Team Leader Human Resources Department June 2011 - December 2014

Army | 68W | E-6 | Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Developed human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps; and developed specific programs for the filling of the gaps.
  • Maintained the organization's staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program.
  • Developed appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader October 2008 - July 2011

Army | 88M | E-6 | Brunssum, Netherlands

  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving the end result.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.
  • Led a team of 26 international team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve team and organization objectives.
  • Managed daily operations to ensure that all operations are in full compliance with applicable guidelines, including safety and quality for a 2.5 million euros operational budget.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader December 2006 - July 2009

Army | 88M | E-6 | Fort Lewis, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Led a team of ## team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve team and organization objectives.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving the end result.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.

Assistant Department Manager December 2002 - February 2006

Army | 88M | E-5 | Fort Campbell, KY, USA

  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team business results.
  • Positioned the department to achieve the vision and mission of the organization's higher headquarters through leadership and assistance of the department manager.
  • Collaborated to keep department team leaders and team members informed of the key issues facing the organization.

Top Skills

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AWARDS

Army Achievement Medal

November 2016

Army Achievement Medal

February 2016

Army Achievement Medal

December 2014

Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

April 2011

Joint Service Commendation Medal

January 2011

Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

July 2008

Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

November 2007

Bronze Star Medal

July 2007

Army Achievement Medal

December 2005

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

August 2005

Army Achievement Medal

June 2005

Army Achievement Medal

May 2004

Navy & Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation

March 2004

Army Commendation Medal

November 2002

Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon

July 2002

Army Achievement Medal

October 2000

Training and Certifications

Foundation Training Developer Course

March 2017

Small Group Instructor Course

August 2015

Army Basic Instructor Course

July 2015

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

July 2013

Equal Opportunity Leaders Course

March 2013

Master Resilience Training

March 2013

Battle Staff NCO Course

November 2012

Resilience Enhancement Training

February 2012

WTU Triad Training for SQD LDRS & PSGS

February 2012

Hazardous Materials Awareness Training

January 2012

Combatives Level 2

December 2011

TRX Force Trainer Course

November 2011

Combatives Level 1

April 2008

Combat Life Saver

April 2006

Master Driver Trainer Course

June 2004

Fuel Handlers Course

June 2002

EDUCATION

Associate Applied Sciece Technology, Technology

Central Texas College, Killeen, TX, USA

May 2006 - March 2017 , GPA: 2.8