John S. (Sam) 402-2175(832) 706-4010318 Barrow Downs WayHouston, TX 77034Executive Summary: Experienced Training Director specializing in Leadership; Workforce & Leader Development; Training Simulations; Training Scenario Design & Development; Dynamic Problem-Solving; Project Lifecycle Management; Innovation & Process Improvement; Data Analysis; and Budget Planning & Execution.Experience Highlights:Lead JTIMS Training Analyst – Cayuse Technologies – Oct 2021 – PresentFalls Church, VALead Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) Analyst overseeing the Defense Health Defense’s (DHA) input to the Department of Defense (DoD) LMS system of record for the Joint Exercise Program that Combatant Commanders — globally — use to plan, resource, execute, manage, and assess their joint training exercises.Develop Key Performance Indicators to measure employee and organizational training and readiness.Advise DHA Staff on matters pertaining to the JTIMS training and learning management system.Ensure the DHA JTIMS program is in compliance with DoD Regulation and Federal Law.Coordinate development, management, and assessment of DHA training and education objectives.Coordinate DHA support and participation in Combatant Commanders’ exercises, worldwide.Senior Advisor, Logistics – DynCorp International – Aug 2020 – Sep 2020Kabul, AfghanistanTrain, advise and assist the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) (Army & Police) for the full implementation of CoreIMS, a relational database Inventory Management System.Tenure shortened by reduction of the Government contract in conjunction with U.S. drawn down in Afghanistan.Army Officer – U.S. Army – Jan 1990 – Sep 2021Various Locations Worldwide (Active and Reserve Component)Over 20 years’ supervisory experience developing and leading a variety of high-performance teams ranging from 5 to 300 employees; including three separate junior executive positions, as well as other operational and staff leadership positions.Over 20 years’ supervising Training Management Projects focused on the professional development of leaders, employees, and cohesive teams in six different organizations ranging from 15 to 4,000-plus employees; including planning, development, resource and budget management, execution, and assessment/evaluation of audience performance and training effectiveness for a wide range of technical and operational units and positions.Over 15 years’ experience providing direction and leadership for various training management and business operations teams.Over 15 years’ experience coordinating training sessions ensuring instructors, facilities, hardware and training subjects are ready for training sessions.Over 7 years demonstrated adaptability to and proficiency with proprietary Learning Management Systems (LMS); including the Standard Army Training System (SATS), Digital Training Management System (DTMS), and the Joint Training Information management System (JTIMS).Served as a liaison with contracted Training Coordinators and Simulations Providers to schedule and coordinate training sessions and exercises.Developed creative classroom and in-field training that kept the training audience engaged.Coached, taught, and mentored junior Soldiers operating as members a business operations center to perform proficiently in duties above their level of education and expertise, earning the unit the highest grades possible during an external assessment. Developed Key Performance Indicators used to assess training audience proficiency and assess the effectiveness of the training initiatives.Assessed and certified training instructors and simulation operators in preparation for numerous training sessions.Engaged often in special procurement of non-standard supplies and equipment as the organizational Logistics Officer.Developed and maintained and wide variety of training tools and plans; including web-based assets.Planned and executed distribution and asset tracking of over $7 Billion worth of new Foreign Military Sales (FMS) vehicles, weapons, uniforms and repair parts for the Afghanistan National Defense Security Forces (Army & Police).Trained, coached and mentored Senior Afghan Army Leaders planning distribution and asset tracking of FMS equipment.Provided Logistics Change Management planning with host and partner nations’ representatives for the revision of ANDSF Force Structure for 2020 through 2024.Led an international Operational Sustainment working group to develop a plan for the transition of over $1 Billion in Coalition Security Assistance Logistical budget lines from Coalition control to the Government of Afghanistan.Developed or revised a wide range of Operating Policies and Procedures for a variety of organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness; including the Operating Procedures for a 4,000-plus person Army National Guard Brigade.Integrated Safety and Risk Management procedures into every operation and project; including the development and operation of collective unit live fire training sessions operating under stressful simulated combat conditions.Leveraged training and experience to resolve conflicts and negotiate inclusive win-win situations; bridging stakeholder interests and differences within a multinational coalition and host nation environment; this included establishment of a Good Neighbor Agreement with Hanbuk University to enhance national-outreach through development of a Korean Headstart Program, designed to teach newly assigned U.S. soldiers basic Korean language skills and cultural awareness at no cost to the U.S. Government. Collective Training Specialist – General Dynamics Information Technologies (GDIT) – Sep 2016 – Sep 2018Houston, TXPlanned, coordinated, prepared, and conducted U.S. Army Reserve integrated training exercises designed to meet the objectives of a wide and divergent array of client Army Combat Support and Logistics Support units immersed in complex Theater Sustainment and Security situations requiring multifunctional coordination in a crisis/emergency response environment.Developed immersive training scenarios designed to exercise and evaluate training audience performance measured against key performance indicators selected by the client. Served as Team Liaison coordinating technical support, simulation support, task and event schedules between training resource providers, training project managers, facilitators, and participants; thus ensuring the validity of simulation content and the readiness of the simulation participants.Re-engineered the training support package for an Aviation Brigade Training Exercise to expand the array of maneuver and logistical problems sets supporting the training goals of an Aviation Brigade and their supporting Logistics Battalion for an immersive multi-echelon training exercise.Used JTIMS routinely to program training injects to stimulate training audience responses in order to observe, measure and record training performance.Selected as acting Site Team Lead pending selection of a replacement.Training Analyst – L3-MPRI (Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq) – Apr 2008 – Dec 2009Baghdad, IraqDramatically streamlined time required for processing and analyzing Iraqi Army Schools key performance metrics from over 60 hours to just under 4 hours by consolidating numerous divergent spreadsheets into one Excel Workbook; speeding preparation of briefing products to Senior Leadership.Automated preparation of the Iraqi Army Schools Balanced Score Card, saving numerous hours of detailed analysis and reporting of key metrics to stakeholders concerning the effectiveness of Iraqi Army Intuitional Training.Prepared routine reports and presentations concerning key metrics for senior Coalition Leadership and the U.S. Congress concerning institutional training progress.Oversaw the successful procurement of hardware and software to equip the New Iraqi Army Battle Staff training simulation center through the Foreign Military Sales program.Staff Trainer – General Dynamics Arabia (Royal Saudi Land Forces Armor Institute) – Nov 2003 – Feb 2008Tabuk, Saudi ArabiaDeveloped and taught Saudi Training Doctrine and Program of Instruction (POI) by adapting U.S. Army doctrine incorporating host nation cultural customs and courtesies to train and certify Saudi Unit Training Coordinators.Taught sessions on the Planning and Logistics Operations to improve performance of Saudi officers.Produced Saudi doctrinal models, manuals and POI to teach and exercise a wide variety of functions for immersive training environments; this facilitated development of simulation content and scenario design and development.Supervised a 73-workstation Simulation Center providing immersive training for Saudi Battalion & Brigade Staff training exercises.Certified as a C4i Consultants MILSIM Scenario Developer and Data Base Administrator and performed as Liaison with C4i for the correction of MILSIM simulation software errors, installation, integration, and testing of maintenance MILSIM patches.Leveraged training discipline expertise to determine best approach for the onboarding and training of Saudi Soldiers assigned to operate the Simulation Center and assist training units as Support Personnel; this included development and maintenance of training requirements and plans for all Simulation Support Personnel positions, as well as Operator Certification.Education Highlights: 2003 Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, KS 1999 Masters of Science, M.B.A. Webster University, St. Louis, MO (with Honors – 3.95 GPA)1989 Bachelors of Art, Business Administration, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR (Cum Laude – 3.69 GPA)Military Training Highlights: 2017 Support Operations Course, U.S. Army Logistics University, Fort Lee, VA2000 Action Officer Development Course, U.S. Army Institute for Professional Development, Fort Eustis, VA1999 Combined Arms Service Staff School (RC), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS1998 Infantry Officer Advance Couse (Reserve Component), U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA1990 Armor Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, KYCertifications & Special Qualifications:Excellent Interpersonal, Oral, Written and Presentation Skills — Including Senior Executive LeadershipProven Problem-Solving SkillsExtensive use of ADDIE Training Development MethodologyFamiliar with Contracts Management and Compliance MattersExtensive working knowledge of Advanced Microsoft Office Suite & Microsoft ProjectFamiliar with Lean Six Sigma; Total Quality Management; and Policy/Procedure DevelopmentPublished author