Rynele Mardis

Army 35D O-5, Active Duty

Arlington, VA

Years of Service: 27 years, August 1993 - Present

ETS'd July 2020


Experience

Program Director and Special Assistant to the CEO, U. S. Army,
June 2017 - Present

Executive Assistant/Senior Advisor, U. S. Army,
June 2016 - June 2017

Adjunct Professor , Various Colleges & Universities ,
April 2010 - June 2016

Education

MSSI , National Intelligence University,
August 2010 - July 2011

Work Experience

Program Director and Special Assistant to the CEO June 2017 - Present

Army | 35D | O-5 | Arlington, VA, USA

  • Developed and communicated strategic direction and high level engagements to drive the company’s special programs and projects with a specific region.
  • Developed and nurtured outreach relationships with private, public, governmental, and nonprofit sectors to promote a strong U.S. workforce.
  • Developed new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and implemented long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of a national program.

Executive Assistant/Senior Advisor June 2016 - June 2017

Army | 35D | O-5 | Washington D.C., DC, USA

  • Informed and advised the leadership of policy guidance from board and stakeholders dealing with their areas of interest.
  • Developed and nurtured outreach relationships with private, public, governmental, and nonprofit sectors to promote a strong U.S. workforce.
  • Developed and communicated strategic direction and high level engagements to drive the company’s special programs and projects with a specific region.

Adjunct Professor April 2010 - June 2016

Various Colleges & Universities Various

  • Undergraduate, Graduate Course Lecturer, Thesis Committee Member & Applied Capstone Project (ACP) Subject Matter Expert Lectured in Classroom (Face-to-Face) & Online (Blackboard | Ed Technology): Overview of Courses Lectured in the School of Security and Global Studies: •Cybersecurity Management •Information Security Management •Protective Services •Strategic Leadership in Emergency Management •Fundamentals of Criminal Law •Introduction to Emergency Management •Introduction to Homeland Security •Theoretical Principles of Terrorism •Weapons Systems •Operational Security (OPSEC) •Evaluation of Security Programs •Disaster Planning and Management •Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups

Director of Division Operations January 2015 - June 2016

Army | 35D | O-4 | Augusta, GA, USA

  • Developed the division logistic plan required to support and sustain the organization's functional business units and special projects.
  • Led timely and accurate communication and electronic equipment planning required to support and sustain the organization's functional business units and special projects.
  • Established and implemented division operating budgets, finance operations' policies, and resource management.

Vice President of Division Operations May 2012 - June 2014

Army | 35D | O-4 | East Point, GA, USA

  • Assisted in providing direct oversight of all operation functions and was responsible for staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and strategy.
  • Assisted in the planning and executing of all division operations, logistics, and program development with an operation budget of $$.
  • Contributed to consensus building while at the same time offering the benefit of diverse experience and original thought at the senior leadership level.

Vice President of Division Operations August 2009 - August 2012

Army | 35D | O-4 | Odenton, MD, USA

  • Developed operational strategic plans aligned with company mission and executed to enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency throughout the company’s operations.
  • Applied continuous improvement strategies across the division operations, which includes the ability to introduce needed change, create excitement for change, and lead change initiatives in a matrix organization.
  • Managed and led a team of financial planning and analysis professionals in maintaining an operating budget of $$ annually.

Corporate Vice President of Security December 2008 - August 2009

Army | 35D | O-4 | Odenton, MD, USA

  • Worked closely with corporate executives, business leaders, audit and legal counsel to map security and regulatory compliance requirements to security projects.
  • Evaluated suspected security breaches and recommended corrective actions (including incidents involving outside vendors).
  • Assisted in Internal Audits that assessed the compliance level of new/existing applications and/or technology infrastructure elements with enterprise security standards.

Department Manager July 2007 - December 2008

Army | 35D | O-3 | Odenton, MD, USA

  • Employed a leadership operations process to visualize, describe, direct, and assess the work while achieving business result.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing business situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.
  • Displayed a sound understanding of the effect of external market influences on the competitive advantage of the business.

Director of Training Course Operations September 2005 - August 2006

Army | 35D | O-3 | Odenton, MD, USA

  • Provided direct oversight of all training operation functions and developed training for agile and adaptive organizational leaders at various technical and leadership levels.
  • Synchronized training 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.
  • Developed innovative training products and programs to support organization special projects and programs.

Top Skills

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AWARDS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

January 2008

Meritorious Service Medal

May 2006

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

February 2003

Bronze Star Medal

February 2002

Training and Certifications

Certificate, Cybersecurity for Executives

November 2019

Certificate, System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP): Business Continuity

November 2019

Certificate, Cybersecurity Analyst+ CS0-001: Reducing Vulnerabilities

November 2019

Certificate, Cybersecurity Analyst+ CS0-001: Threat Identification

November 2019

Certificate, Security+ SY0-501: Frameworks, Guidelines, and Physical Security

November 2019

Certificate, IP-Based Physical Security for the Data Center

November 2019

Certificate, Understanding the Components of an Access Control System

November 2019

Certificate, Physical Security Systems: Fundamentals of Design

November 2019

Certificate, Understanding the Components of Video Surveillance System

November 2019

EDUCATION

MSSI , Strategic Intelligence

National Intelligence University, Washington D.C., DC, USA

August 2010 - July 2011 , GPA: 3.5

Doctorate, Public Safety Leadership

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, USA

April 2007 - September 2015 , GPA: 3.9

M.A., Business and Organizational Security Management

Webster University, St. Louis, MO, USA

May 2003 - June 2005 , GPA: 3.5