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RssTask Manager / Program Analyst PMP, with over 24 years of management and leadership experience

Gary M. George, PMP® Operations and Program Manager United States Marine Corps, Subject Matter Expert Master Sergeant (RET) 1455 Teaberry Path 843-437-9124 Charleston, South Carolina 29414 PROFILE HIGHLIGHTS: A polished professional who led multiple-personnel under austere conditions in both national and international environments. Committed to professional excellence. An expert in building cross-functional teams with documented success in progressively dynamic and challenging positions. Twenty-four years of extensive experience in organizational development, operations management, resource management, project/program management and team building. Active Top Secret Government Security Clearance. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Design Mill, Inc. Apr 2009-Present Program/Project Manager (Contractor)  Direct and organize the team strategy for Commercial and Government programmatic goals, to assess and execute team roles based upon individual member strengths, plans methods for optimizing project success  Prepare subordinate managers on project management lifecycle strategies from initiation through project close out  Develop and approve program plans to include, but not limited to: project management, configuration management, quality assurance, risk management, and staffing management plans  Effectively manage stakeholder expectations  Develop, submit, and approve technical reports, contractor status reports, trip/travel reports, lessons learned reports, engineer change proposals  Manage project control: Fiscally responsible for contract periods of performance, project travel expenses, spend plans, employee overtime, labor and material project expenses, manage commercial and government purchase orders, and apply earned value management  Review processes, policies, and procedures and develop methods to reduce cost and increase productivity through process improvement and focus on quality and customer support  Conduct formal interim progress review demonstrations and briefings for customer product/service review, approval, validation and deliverable acceptance  Provide recommendations to streamline, enhance, and upgrade the quality of operations as well as policies and programs with the potential to positively impact the project overall  Work actively on business development strategies and government programs  Conduct formal performance evaluations with subordinate managers  Manage the performance work statement and develop the work breakdown structure for the contract data requirements list and plans of action/milestones for product deliverables to the customer  Recruit qualified applicants and conduct career placement interviews based on programmatic needs  Employ risk management strategies; develop risk mitigation plans.  Successfully delivered a 5.8 million dollar interactive training product to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion  Coordinate and validate test and evaluation of contractual deliverables  Effective proposal writer for business solicitations  Assisted in the procurement process of capturing over 10 million dollars in new Government contracts  Participated in a (12) month working group for business portfolio strategies to streamline company core competencies of products and services, vision and mission statement  Supervise and assist in the quality assurance of technical data package reviews and build of material parts lists for 3 dimensional engineered models Systems Integration & Management, Inc. Sept 2008-Mar 2009 Range Control Inspector (Contractor)  Trusted Government agent/contractor, responsible for the conduct of live fire weapons ranges, safety procedures, and compliance of range control standard operating procedures for over 100 live fire ranges and training areas aboard Camp Lejeune, NC  Provide guidance for range safety, range maintenance and ensure the 3 dimensional aspect of training is covered; air, ground, and water space is safe for live fire and training exercises  Ensure the approved weapon systems and ammunitions are authorized to be utilized on the prescribe training area or live range  Conduct range turn-over inspections to ensure there is no live ordinance, verify expended ammunition records  Ensure medical evacuation procedures are in place prior to live training exercises United States Marine Corps Oct 1988-Oct 2008 Operations/Logistics Chief/ Senior Enlisted Advisor, Assault Amphibian Vehicles (Master Sergeant)  Trained over (1500) New Iraqi Army members in weapons employment, Infantry tactics under austere conditions as a Military Training Team Operations Chief  Deployed (4) AAV platoons to support (3) overlapping Infantry Battalions for Mojave Viper, pre-deployment Operation Iraqi Freedom desert training exercises  Served as Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Operations Chief and Logistics Chief; evaluated gunnery qualifications, supervised unit training management, and designed live fire range maneuver spaces for live fire attack ranges  Planned and supervised the execution of operations and their logistical support for (280) personnel; managed (100) pieces of military vehicle assets during Operations Iraqi Freedom  Maintained the Regimental Combat Team quick reaction force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Fallujah Iraq  Continuously developed evolving tactics, techniques and procedures for counter insurgency operations  Prepared operational risk management assessments and operations orders for amphibious operations, live fire Exercises and trained personnel to the pre-deployment training plans in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom  Served as senior tactical advisor to the Commanding Officer for combat operations  Managed personnel promotions, pay, awards and family readiness for unit members  Developed New Iraqi Army curriculum and built an operational catalogued library to support new training  Instructed and provided guidance on Installation Vulnerability Assessments (IVA) to Senior Coalition Commanders  Conducted IVAs in Iraq for the Forward Operating Base Officer in Charge, provided critical force protection criteria Platoon Commander, AAV Mobility Counter Mobility (Master Sergeant)  Marine Division engineering minefield breaching asset commander  Trained and certified (36) MK-154 Mine Clearance Line Charge Kit vehicle commanders  Reconstituted a 24 Assault Amphibian Vehicle platoon from an administratively inactive status to 100% combat operational status ahead of expectations  Prepared (12) AAVs and (48) Marines for a disaster rapid response platoon in support of Hurricane Katrina 2005 Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy (Gunnery Sergeant)  Served as Chief Instructor and Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Sergeants Course, Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA) Camp Lejeune, NC  Conducted course content review boards for the program of instruction, provided master lesson file rewrites, recommendations for content updates and media upgrades  Conducted performance evaluations as Reporting Senior for assigned instructors and students while assigned to SNCOA  Instructed classes to the Advanced Course students  Served as reporting senior for students and instructors on all performance evaluations  Prepared detailed training schedules in support of the program of instruction concept cards  Evaluated and certified instructors on platform instructional techniques for assigned classes Platoon Sergeant, AAV (Gunnery Sergeant)  Managed a (14) AAV, (58) Marine platoon with a table of equipment account of approximately 20 million dollars  Qualified Section Leaders and Vehicle Commanders on the tables of fire for weapon system gunnery qualifications  Managed maintenance management and combat readiness of (14) AAVs, (30) crew served weapons, (65) personal small arms weapons  Maintained a 100% combat readiness rating for all personnel and assets associated to Battalion Landing Team 3/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit  Participated in and led (58) Marines in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Pakistan/Afghanistan  Evaluated unit combat readiness for the 2d Marine Division Commanding Generals Inspection Team  Received noteworthy evaluations during 2D Marine Division level pre/post-deployment combat readiness inspections Senior Drill Instructor, Marine Corps Depot (Staff Sergeant)  Successfully trained over 400 entry level Marine Corps Recruits in tactics, precision drill, and marksmanship over a two year period as Drill Instructor/Senior Drill Instructor, Parris Island SC  Accountable for the training, well being and safety of Recruits Administration/Communication and Technology Skills  Confident public speaker; capable of large audience presentations and preparing formal briefs  Effectively conveys company policies and conducts employee performance evaluations  Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Project, Excel, Word, Power Point)  Proficient with various product lifecycle management and engineering software  Familiar with 3 dimensional metrology capabilities, employment and software  Effective professional document writer  Employs earned value management for contractual spend plans Education and Training  Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute  Defense Acquisition University (various)  Advanced Staff Non Commissioned Officer Academy Resident and Non Resident Courses  Staff Non Commissioned Officer Academy Career Course Resident and Non Resident Courses  Sergeants Non Commissioned Officer Academy Course Resident and Non Resident Courses  Warfighting Skills  Amphibious Warfare School, Phase I Non Resident Course  Senior Drill Instructor Course  Drill Instructor School  Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival Course  Formal School Instructor Course  Soviet Weapons Instructor Course  Range Safety Officer Course  Marksmanship Coaching Course  Combat Lifesaver Course  Assault Amphibian Unit Leader course with AAV MK-154 Certification  Marine Corps Institute (various) Service Decorations/Awards  Meritorious Service Medal x (1)  Joint Service Commendation Medal x (1)  Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal x (3)  Navy /Marine Corps Achievement Medal x (1)  Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal x (6)  Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon x (2) Service Campaigns  Operations Desert Shield / Storm (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait)  Operation Iron Magic (Oman)  Operation Southern Watch (Kuwait)  Operation Enduring Freedom (Pakistan/Afghanistan)  Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) References: DD214 and supervisor references available upon request

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