SGM Clarence Zarnes

SGM Clarence Zarnes

Dates of Service: Sep 1981 - Jul 2009
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Influence Score: 24,211
2,357 out of 830,039 Veterans
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  • PV2 Jun 82
  • PFC Aug 83
  • SPC Sep 84
  • SGT Jun 86
  • SSG Mar 90
  • SFC Jun 94
  • MSG Jul 98
  • SGM Feb 01

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Recruiting | Retention | Training | Management | Leader A military veteran with exceptional meritorious service while serving in various leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout a distinguished career spanning over 27 years. Outstanding leadership, unparalleled commitment to duty and innovative and unwavering diligence in recruiting and retaining markedly enhanced the overall personnel readiness levels of units throughout Florida. Specialties: - Creative & Detail Oriented - Experienced & Confident Public Speaker - Strong Written & Verbal Communications - Organized & Multi-Tasking Problem Solver - Proficient in the use of Social Media, Microsoft Office, Internet & Email Systems - Over 16 Years of Sales, Recruiting, Retention and Leadership Experience in Progressively Challenging Roles Always look for an opportunity to excel. Instrumental in standing up Florida’s New Hire Training Program, directly improving training pipeline loses, improving the start rate by 30% and improved national ranking from 52nd to 8th. Developed and implemented organization’s first attrition manual and trained over 2500 leaders. Led 10,000 personnel organization to best attrition rate in 23 years, best retention rate in 10 years. Exceeded annual production goal as a 1st year regional manager.

Military Experiences

Oct 2000 - Jul 2009
BN Recruiting and Retention SGM
Key Responsibilities: Hired and retained qualified personnel in accordance with applicable regulations, supervised hiring and retention activities and maintaining the strength of a 10,000 personnel organization. • Supervised a staff of approximately 250 full-time professionals consisting of District and Area Managers, Recruiters and support staff • Led, planned, directed and implemented strategic recruitment and retention programs • Analyzed recruiting strategies, forecasted objectives based on historical data and current trends to target specific territories
2007 - 2009
Chairman of the Sergeants Major Subcommittee of the National Recruiting and Retention
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Chairman of the Sergeants Major Subcommittee of the National Recruiting and Retention Advisory Committee for Region III (Consisting of the 10 Southeastern States & Territories) • Served as one of the seven board members on the Army National Guard’s National Recruiting and Retention Advisory Committee • Served on critical process action teams tackling strategic issues effecting the state, region and nation • Served as adjunct instructor at the Strength Maintenance Training Center at NGB's Professional Education Center in Little Rock, AR


No Deployments All Stateside Duty

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools


ARNG Recruiting & Retention Management


FAA Academy Airspace Management


Instructor Training for Tank Commanders



Foreign Language Skills


Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2015 - 2016

Ashford University

Master's Degree, Teaching and Learning with Technology, with Online Educator Specialization

2012 - 2014

Ashford University

Bachelor's Degree, Complementary and Alternative Health

2007 - 2012

Excelsior College

Associate Degree, Administrative Management Studies