SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas

SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas

Dates of Service: Jan 1982 - May 2008
RETIRED
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Promotions

  • AB Jan 82
  • Amn
  • A1C Feb 82
  • SrA May 84
  • SSgt Jul 86
  • TSgt Jul 89
  • MSgt Dec 95
  • SMSgt Apr 06

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Security Specialist Technical School Air Base Ground Defense Course Machine-Gunner’s Course Recruiting School Recruiting Flight Chief School Recruiting MEPS Supervisor Course Recruiting Trainer's Course Operations Flight Chief Course Professional Sales Coaching Facilitator Professional Selling Skills Applications Facilitator College for Enlisted Professional Military Education in Residence 20

Military Experiences

May 2005 - May 2008
345 RS
Deputy Chief of Operations
Supervised 3 operation managers and 10 liaisons managers at 4 Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) in the region. Prepared and tracked production reports. Developed, monitored, and interpreted production flow and trend products. Identified positive and negative trends within processing procedures and advised management on possible fixes. Provided quality assurance and tracked all requests for exception to policy for applicant processing. Developed and tailored a training plan for newly assigned recruiters.
Jun 2002 - May 2005
333 RS
Chief of Training
Developed, planned, and coordinated polices and procedures for professional development and progress of the department recruiting. Coordinated the development and administration of training programs for 9 managers, 85 production recruiters, and 23 associated support personnel. Performed field training visits to ensure adequacy of field training in all production and production support programs. Prepared and submitted training reports. Functioned as the department on-the-job training monitor and production superintendent in primary’s absence. Train-the-Trainer facilitator via Professional Sales Coaching.
Jun 1999 - Jun 2002
367 RS
MEPS Liaison Supervisor
Provided direct coordination between the Air Force and MEPS commander. Ensured proper scheduling of medical and administrative processing in conjunction with Air Force and local directives. Monitored the daily flow of gain and loss assignment data to organization. Provided training to fifteen field recruiters on daily operations and testing procedures. Maintained suspense tracking system and provides feedback to flight chiefs and operations flight commander.
Jun 1996 - Jun 1999
Enlisted Accessions Flight Chief
Recruited high-quality civilian candidates from throughout Southern Mississippi to meet USAF manpower requirements in all enlisted specialties. Supervised eight personnel. Conducted market analyses, delineated geographic zones of responsibility, allocated recruiting goals, and set expectations for recruiter activities. Trained recruiters on processing procedures, marketing strategies, sales techniques, and applicant management. Conducted office visits and prepared production evaluations to enhance recruiter performance. Ensured every recruit is qualified, properly processed, and ready for basic training. Led flight meetings to focus efforts, recognize achievements, and inspire peak performance. Developed and tailored a training plan for three newly assigned recruiters to fashion to stren

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 2005 - Jul 2005

Air Force Recruiting Operations Supervisor Course

Jun 2000

Air Force Military Liaison Supervisor School

Jun 1996 - Jul 1996

USAF Recruiting Flight Chief School

Aug 1993 - Oct 1993

Certifications

Jun 2004

Train the Trainer Facilitator

Sep 2003

Professional Sales Coaching Facilitator

Apr 2003

Professional Sales Coaching

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Personal Information

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