Scott H Stephenson

Army 88A O-5, Active Duty

Madison, AL

Years of Service: 21 years, July 1998 - July 2019


Experience

Logistics Specialist, PeopleTec, Inc,
August 2019 - Present

Vice President of Division Operations, U. S. Army,
July 2014 - July 2019

Director Logistics Division, U. S. Army,
July 2013 - July 2014

Education

Master of Science, Florida Institute of Technology,
January 2007 - December 2007

Work Experience

Logistics Specialist August 2019 - Present

PeopleTec, Inc Redstone Arsenal, AL, USA

Vice President of Division Operations July 2014 - July 2019

Army | 88A | O-5 | Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853

  • Provided direct oversight in the planning and execution of all logistics functions and was responsible for staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and strategy.
  • Managed and led a team of financial planning and analysis professionals in maintaining an annual operating budget of $68M.
  • Developed operational strategic plans aligned with company mission and executed to enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency throughout the company’s operations.
  • Assisted in the planning and executing of all division operations, logistics, and program development with an operation budget of $$.
  • Administered discipline, law, and order including dispositions and violations of company codes with assistance of human resources.

Director Logistics Division July 2013 - July 2014

Army | 88A | O-4 | Fort Shafter, HI 96858

  • Developed the operational and strategic level logistics plans for a new remote radar site in Japan
  • Strategically planned logistics and transportation for the first ever forward deployed Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) on Guam
  • Worked closely with various government agencies and joint partners to plan and execute movement time sensitive cargo, valued at over $16M, during a restricted movement window resulting in 100% arrival of equipment on time for unit on ground to complete their mission.

Multi-Division Associate Vice President (AVP) May 2011 - June 2012

Army | 88A | O-4 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

  • Served as the organization leader's second in-command and managed the organization's critical information requirements.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed special projects with consultation from leaders.
  • Supervised and trained key staff leaders in the execution of the organization's decision-making cycle, the crucial management process designed to synchronize the organization's current and future operations.
  • Trained key leaders on special projects, delegated key responsibilities to divisional personnel and closely monitored administrative and logistic issues within the organization.
  • Coordinated and monitored all organization staff activities to optimize control of operations.
  • Coordinated the organization's logistical support, to include the procurement of equipment, supplies, and support materials.
  • 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.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve division results.

Director Logistics Division June 2010 - April 2011

Army | 88A | O-4 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Led a logistics organization with 62 percent fewer team members than usual for months. Always met the tough, delivery-in-24-hours standard to customers spread over 150 miles. Kept my team motivated by recognizing their hard work.
  • Strategically planned logistics, warehouse, transportation, and customer services and managed 50 team members.
  • Designed, built, and supervised a new logistics system that moved logistic systems anywhere in the world fast—despite very limited air transport. Went beyond successful test to provide playbooks that made the process smooth.
  • Trained my entire team of 50 in a new, critical logistics method. Every one made perfect scores on exam testing their mastery of this challenging system.
  • Reacted smoothly to defuse a situation that could have shut down 105 mail¬rooms with almost no notice. Found the right expert. Used train-the-trainer to get the job done in just 30 days without spending one extra dime.
  • Turned around a demoralized group. Persuaded leadership to invest in new equipment. Team members’ morale and productivity up. My approach now the corporate standard.
  • Served as purchasing liaison and negotiated with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
  • Monitored and maintained the quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, and transport costs for efficiency reports.
  • Led and influenced subordinate logistics managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • 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 business situations effectively and draw sound conclusions.
  • Positioned the organization to achieve the vision and mission of the organization's higher headquarters.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.

Director Transportation Division January 2008 - June 2010

Army | 88A | O-4 | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA

  • Collaborated with other managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Helped build a new logistics system to move massive amounts of materiel across seven countries and the earth’s largest enclosed body of water. Solved sover¬eignty and security problems with rail, boat, and road transport. Concept proven.
  • Gave senior leadership complete control of 90,000 containers most units were ready to abandon. Engaged and worked with a knowledge management expert to build a web-based dashboard that accounted for each one. What once took 44 hours to do now delivered in seconds. Other customers adopted it wholesale.
  • Got control of 500K shipping containers spread over 169K square miles. Saved $800K by finding a better container. Increased efficiency so well we cut costly inventory by 175K containers.
  • Transported 4K pieces of critical material safely across 20 miles that hundreds of protestors disrupted earlier. Integrated offloading ships, dozens of drivers, and a complete security force smoothly. Overcame resistance by local police who remem-bered earlier demonstrations. Done before protestors knew what had happened.
  • Monitored operations to ensure that staff members complied with government regulations, administrative policies and procedures, and safety rules.
  • Oversaw the daily logistics relating to transportation of cargo, while working closely with customers and suppliers.
  • Led and influenced subordinate transportation managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • Demonstrated a unique capacity to assess situations effectively and draw sound conclusions.

Top Skills

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AWARDS

Meritorious Service Medal

March 2019

Meritorious Service Medal

June 2012

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

February 2010

Army Commendation Medal

August 2006

Bronze Star Medal

May 2006

Army Commendation Medal

May 2002

Army Commendation Medal

October 2000

Training and Certifications

SOLE - Demonstrated Master Logistian

April 2017

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Logistics Management

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

January 2007 - December 2007 , GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Science, Managerial Economics

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616

September 1994 - June 1998