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SFC Joshua Billingsley
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I spent 14 years in the active duty Army serving in Chemical Operations, as a Drill Sergeant and as a Recruiter. I exited AD to take care of my family, and have joined the Reserves as an instructor for the NCO Academy . My goal is to assist qualified veterans in finding meaningful careers with Retronix Semiconductors.
Oct 2015 - Present
I am currently serving in the Army Reserves as a NCO Academy Instructor/Writer. My unit is charged with assisting the NCO Academy in continuing a tradition of delivering excellent courses of instruction and utilizing new training methods to facilitate Noncommissioned Officers in becoming more informed leaders and life-long learners in an ever-evolving Army.
Sep 2011 - Feb 2015
Worked as a recruiter and Assistant Center Commander for Columbus Recruiting Company. Tasked with producing qualified candidates to enlist in the Army, marketing the Army to schools and the community, processing waivers and enlistment packets, and building community awareness to educate the public on the Army's mission and tell our story.
Jan 2010 - Sep 2011
Led a squad of 9 junior enlisted and 2 NCOs. I was responsible for the professional development and training of all squad members, to ensure their well being and that our equipment was maintained and mission ready.
Oct 2007 - Jan 2010
Served as a Drill Sergeant for Charlie Company in 2 platoons. Trained Soldiers every 9 weeks in Land Navigation, Basic and Advanced Rifle Marksmanship, Combatives, Drill and Ceremony, Military Customs and Courtesies and many other basic Soldier skills.
Sep 2003 - Mar 2004
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Munition Reduction mission. We destroyed over 50 metric tons of explosives operating in various areas of Iraq.
Professional Development Schools
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Senior Leader's Course
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Foreign Language Skills
Dec 2017 - Present
Veterans' Program Manager | Recruiter
Retronix Semiconductor is a leading provider of support services to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Device Manufacturers and Equipment Trading companies in the Semiconductor industry. Our goal is to employ as many veterans as we can. I support our mission by providing qualified veteran military candidates for the team.
Mar 2017 - Nov 2017
We specialize in assisting companies in establishing veteran hiring programs and finding veteran talent in multiple market verticals to include tech, healthcare and many other STEM fields. We also provide free resume reviews for transitioning service members and veterans to better empower them to attain employment. Tactical Talent is now in the process of becoming a non-profit. I am only involved in an advisory capacity at this point in time.
May 2016 - Mar 2017
Promoting RallyPoint's veteran recruiting and retention tools to companies everywhere. Establishing relationships with executives and decision makers in veteran friendly companies to promote RallyPoint's products and to continue to extend RP's outreach into the veteran community.
Nov 2015 - May 2016
Talent Manager and Technology Recruiter
• Placed software, hardware and IT professionals into consulting, contract to hire and permanent opportunities for growing companies all across the Austin Market. • Developed an in depth understanding of client and candidate market needs in order to create customized staffing solutions • Promote Kforce services to clients by determining and implementing appropriate marketing techniques for industry and region, including regular visits to current and prospective clients. • Identify and recruit qualified candidates by engaging in sourcing activities to include, but not be limited to: market research identifying candidate sources, recruiting calls, attending seminars, meetups and networking events. • Negotiated placements that maximized customer return on investment