Tarina Pleasants

Army 25Q E-5, Active Duty

Fort Sill, OK

Years of Service: 4 years, October 2005 - October 2009


Transition Specialist (Scout), United Services Organization (USO),
July 2018 - Present

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader, U. S. Army,
October 2005 - October 2009


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas State University,
August 2013 - May 2017

Work Experience

Transition Specialist (Scout) July 2018 - Present

United Services Organization (USO) Fort Sill, OK, USA

  • Represent the organization at scheduled events and outreach programs
  • Make assessments, provide consultation and follow through to assist in meeting individual and/or family goals; design and keep detailed records of Individualized Transition Plans
  • Serve as facilitator between transitioning troops and their families and federal, state and local agencies’ program elements and services, providing a tailored, personal and effective experience
  • Develop new and existing working relationships with U.S. military and local community leadership in order to maximize service awareness and delivery
  • Maintain coordinated network of public and private service providers, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations as well as USO’s operating standards, policies and procedures
  • Recommend introduction, revision, expansion, and/or termination of programs, services and events based on results; Direct and implement suggested and/or required changes
  • Conduct needs assessments and compile performance metrics related to the delivery and quality of USO transition services
  • In coordination with internal Marketing & Communications resources, design and distribute marketing materials across multiple channels in order to raise awareness of local USO programs and services
  • Received a 94 percent at most recent audit (March 2019). Site is one of only two (of twenty) across the enterprise to achieve ‘exceptional’ audit rating;intake and Action Plan creation volumes for this site higher than site conception in June 2017
  • Manage day-to-day planning, delivery, and evaluation of USO tools and resources designed to meet the needs of transitioning troops and their families, ensuring a cost-effective, safe, welcoming, well-maintained, and customer-friendly environment

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader October 2005 - October 2009

Army | 25Q | E-5 | Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA, USA

  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Managed daily operations to ensure that all operations are in full compliance with applicable guidelines, including safety and quality for a $$ operational budget.
  • Provided 'purpose' behind all decisions and a stable point of reference from which to set outcomes, make plans, and issues tasks.

Top Skills

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The Artillery Order of The Molly Pitcher

December 2018


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Photography

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

August 2013 - May 2017 , GPA: 3.2