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Samuel R. Chardon, Jr. 5003 Parkwood Dr. Killeen, TX 76542 (254) 466-0935 SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Over 15 years experience working with and supervising diverse maintenance operations as a Heavy Vehicle Operator and Maintenance provider while serving in the United States Army. Extremely flexible and adaptable to any schedule or deadline, possess' fluid decision making and problem solving attributes. Extensive experience applying maintenance operations on full- tracked , recovery and multi wheeled vehicles. Extensive use and knowledge of "10 and "20 Technical Manuals and ULLS Maintenance Management systems. Supervised and preformed both level 10 and level 20 maintenance activities on M1A1 series Tank, M113 family vehicle, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M998 HMWV. Additional areas of experience include: Maintenance Management Troubleshooting Quality Control Checks Personnel Management Project / Task Supervision Team Development Training Instructor Counseling Safety and Risk Assessment Problem solving Time managements EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: 01/2006 to present. Contractor field Service Representative, BAE Systems Performs Sustainment and Reset maintenance to 10/20 standards on M113 family vehicle, include semi and annual Services. Works off QC inspection and restores vehicle to original condition and passes QC final inspection. 08/2005 " 11/2005 M1A1 Tank Mechanic, Defense Support Services, Schweinfurt, Germany Inspect, order parts, install both Turret and Hull components on the M1A1 Abrams Tank, to include pull Engine and Transmission, Perform services, ground hop procedures, and 1800 test on the fire control system. Replace track and suspension components and conduct post service road test. 05/2005 " 08/2005 Quality Control Inspector, AMC/DS2, Vilseck, Germany Conducted QC initial TI, in-progress inspections and re-inspections for final acceptance and turn in for shipment out of the country and sent to Kuwait for future use in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Reported to AMC Luxemburg daily status and tracking information as well as supervised the rail load operations for final departure of 40- M1A1 Abrams Tanks, 55- M113A3, 12 M1064A3 vehicles. Performed safety officer duties, making on the spot corrections and ensuring a safe work environment. 10/2004 " 05/2005 Team Lead/ Mechanic, FPTS, Ft. Hood, TX M2A3 reset program, extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the M2A3 family of vehicles including QA/QC inspections, initial TI inspections, ordering and Tracking parts, installation and repair of all parts and components, recording all maintenance. 2000 -2004 Range Inspector/Operations Supervisor, Ft. Hood, TX Observe, control and direct the operation of Pyrotechnic and Special effects for a mounted urban warfare center. Monitors safety protocols and ensures all personnel are trained safely and in accordance with procedures and regulations. Responsible for the set up and configuration of instrumentation in support of unique training events in research and development events. Serves as Observer/Controller for the tactics and training of urban environment training exercises. * Provide upkeep and maintenance for all vehicles assigned, ranging from automobiles, lift/load equipment to armored track vehicles, valued at over $20,000,000.00 without loss or downtime. 1998 " 2000 Platoon SGT/ Tank Commander, US Army, Ft. Hood, TX Managed personnel activities and provided daily training to a staff of 16. Supervised the maintenance and inventory of 4 M1A1 Tanks, and equipment valued at $20,000,000,000.00 without loss or down time. Maintenance expertise experience with annual and semi-annual services, and daily preventive maintenance procedures. Experience with break out box and multi-meter diagnostics. Preformed ground hop procedures on the M1A1 engine. Inducted into Audie Murphy Club, which recognizes superior leadership and organizational qualities. * Participated in the fielding of the FBCB2 digitized upgrades on the M1A1 as a user, providing feedback resulting in smooth transition into new software version. * Recognized by senior level management for exceptional performance in leadership and team building for service period. 1995 " 1998 Tank Commander, US Army, Friedburg, Germany Supervised the maintenance and inventory of 1 M1A1 Tank, and equipment valued at $2,500,000,000.00 without loss or down time. Supervised and performed, repair and replacement of track, road wheels and road wheel arms, sprockets, torsion bars, pull/service/replace engine and transmission, hydraulics, and all parts associated with the Automotive and Turret components. Subject matter expert with the M1A1 Mine Plow, its components, maintenance and employment. Preformed prep-to-fire checks and troubleshoot the Fire Control system. 1993 " 1995 Tank Commander, US Army, Ft. Hood, TX Supervised and managed the daily maintenance and inventory of 1 M1A1 Tank, and equipment valued at $2,500,000,000.00 without loss or down time. Responsible for training, mentoring, supervising and counseling 16 soldiers. Exceptionally fit and motivated leader selected to serve as Physical fitness trainer and weight control officer for 60 soldiers EDUCATION & RELATED TRAINING: Sexual Harassment Training, Ft. Hood, TX 2000 Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Ft. Hood, TX 2000 Equal Opportunity and Consideration of Others Training, Ft. Hood, TX 2000 Adult CPR, American Safety & Health Institute, Ft. Hood, TX 1999 Universal First Aid, American Safety & Health Institute, Ft. Hood, TX 1999 OSHA Safety Officer's Course, US Army, Ft. Hood, TX 1998 Accident Avoidance Course, US Army, FT. Hood, TX 1998 Leadership and Management Development Course, US Army, Ft. Hood, KY 1992 Effective Writing Course, US Army, Ft. Hood, TX 1992 Primary Leadership Development Course, US Army, Baumholder, Germany 1989 M1A1 Transition Course, US Army, Vilseck, Germany 1988 Defensive Driving and Safety Course, US Army, Manheim, Germany 1987 United States Army Retired/Veteran with 50% US Army Basic Training, Ft. Jackson SC 1984


Killeen, TX

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High School/GED

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Killeen, TX