Richard W.

Army 153A W-5, National Guard

New Castle, DE 19720

Years of Service: 37 years, August 1983 - Present

ETS'd March 2020


Experience

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM), U. S. Army,
February 2017 - Present

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM), U. S. Army,
February 2017 - Present

Flight Training and Development Instructor, U. S. Army,
March 2012 - February 2017

Education

MBA, Drexel University,
September 1987 - May 1989

Work Experience

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM) February 2017 - Present

Army | 153A | W-5 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • Served as the right-hand person to the Vice President/General Manager and developed policies and strategies to ensure the completion of division goals.
  • Instituted an effective two-way communications process with key division staff members through the disciplined use of standardized situation reports
  • Planned and supervised to ensure that the organization's long-term sustainment operations were in order and managed effectively.
  • Coordinated with higher, adjacent, and supporting organizations to accomplish the mission.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed division special projects with consultation from leaders.
  • Led important organizational process and quality improvement projects impacting ## employees.
  • Trained key leaders on special projects and delegated key responsibilities to divisional personnel.
  • Provided assistance in conducting critical assessments and reports of projects for continued improvement and safety.

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM) February 2017 - Present

Army | 153A | W-5 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • Led and directed a major corporate operating division, overseeing multiple departments and responsible for devising policies and strategies to achieve division goals.
  • Led and influenced subordinate operations managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve division objectives.
  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving critical business results
  • Collaborated to keep higher and lower headquarters, superiors, and subordinates informed of the key issues facing the division.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve business results.
  • Displayed a sound understanding of the effect of external market influences on the division's overall competitive advantage.
  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed critical resources to ensure mission accomplishment.

Flight Training and Development Instructor March 2012 - February 2017

Army | 153A | W-5 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • Coordinated additional training facilitators and staff based on the needs of the project.
  • Documented on-the-job technical training and competency assessments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Consulted with the managers and supervisors to assess training needs and develop programs to match these needs.
  • Monitored compliance to all training standards; took appropriate corrective action or reported problems/issues to management.
  • Provided training and subject matter expertise to leaders and staff of the organization.
  • Planned, executed, and evaluated special project training in preparation for project and program changes.

Flight Instructor/Operations Director May 2008 - March 2012

Army | 153A | W-4 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • 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.
  • Counseled, coached, and mentored subordinate instructors as appropriate to the learning environment.
  • Led the development, integration, and implementation of the aircrew training program.
  • Managed the organization's 'Decision and Execution Cycle', which was the crucial management process designed to synchronize the organization's current and future operations.
  • Coordinates both ground and flight activities with program, aircraft, and equipment personnel to assure safety and FAA standards.

Flight Training and Development Instructor January 2005 - March 2012

Army | 153A | W-4 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • Compiled the pooled evaluation data on each participant and prepared and delivered feedback reports to each participant.
  • Documented on-the-job technical training and competency assessments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitored compliance to all training standards; took appropriate corrective action or reported problems/issues to management.

Team Lead / Senior Unix Engineer April 1999 - December 2018

Verizon, Inc. Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Solaris Architect

Manager Information Systems Department April 1999 - February 2017

Army | 255N | W-4 | National Guard Philadelphia, PA 19101, USA

  • Led and directed an information systems department of ## team members responsible for all aspects of information systems, including installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Developed and recommended business priorities to senior leaders for information management systems training and operations of the department.
  • Analyzed, integrated, and synchronized the management processes to coordinate the organization's current and future network and information systems operations.
  • Demonstrated a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of network communication principles, information systems equipment, and best practices.
  • Reported on business operational projects, issues and concerns to senior members of management at the monthly operations review meetings, strategic planning meetings and other conferences and meetings.
  • Led and managed business and contractor relationships that ensured the successful delivery of IT services that drives benefits to the system.
  • Matured and showed proven experience with multi-faceted network technologies such as [INSERT HARDWARE and SOFTWARE].
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.

Helicopter Pilot May 1993 - May 2004

Army | 153A | W-4 | National Guard New Castle, DE 19720, USA

  • Ensured that all aviation operations were planned, prepared, and executed for ## team members and $$ in aircraft equipment.
  • Collaborated to keep higher and lower headquarters, superiors, and subordinates informed of the key issues facing the organization.
  • Ensured that the organization was always able to fully execute its mission responsibilities by evaluating strengths and limitations and directing actions to improve the situation.

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AWARDS

Training and Certifications

OPSEC Level II

March 2019

Security +

February 2019

EDUCATION

MBA, Finance

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

September 1987 - May 1989

Bachelor of Science, Finance minor in Information Systems

Rowan University, NJ-55, Glassboro, NJ, USA

September 1984 - August 1987