SMSgt Frederick Spano

SMSgt Frederick Spano

Dates of Service: Jun 1991 - Dec 2013
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Influence Score: 6,676
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  • AB 1991
  • Amn 1992
  • A1C 1992
  • SrA 1994
  • SSgt 1996
  • TSgt 2002
  • MSgt 2005
  • SMSgt 2009

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Award winning strategic level thinker with exceptional managerial and leadership skills. My areas of expertise are project management, program management, training, quality control, logistics, safety, time / change / stress management, behavior analysis, situational leadership, human relations issues, diversity, performance management, conflict resolution, problem solving and leader influence.

Military Experiences

Jul 2011 - Dec 2013
100 SFS
Superintendent, Operations
Planned, directed and coordinated 260 US / British (law enforcement, loss prevention, safety and security) operations staff. • Directed and coordinated the department activities concerned with production, sales and distribution of products based on forecasts of customer demand. • Solved systemic issues, challenges, discipline, compliance, productivity, efficiency and morale problems. • Reviewed financial reports, activity reports and performance data to measure productivity, goal achievement and identify cost reduction and program improvement. • Managed, prepared work schedules and assigned specific duties. • Directed and coordinated organization's financial and budget activities. • Established and implemented departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures.
Nov 2010 - Jul 2011
100 SFS
Superintendent, Policy Development and Business Continuity
Planned, directed and coordinated 31 US / British staff. • Developed, maintained and implemented business continuity strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity procedures. • Conducted organizational studies and evaluations, designed systems and procedures, conducted work simplification and measurement studies and prepared operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. • Gathered and organized information on problems or procedures. Analyzed data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding. • Conferred with personnel to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems.
May 2009 - Nov 2010
52 SFS
Superintendent, Logistics, Warehouse and Training
Planned, directed and coordinated a 35 US / German purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, planning services and training staff. • Resolved problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports and exports and customer issues. • Collaborated with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems and processes, including customer requests, order management, accounting and shipping. • Maintained metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs and training / safety records. • Directed inbound and outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management. • Directed and coordinated comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions.
Jul 2007 - May 2009
52 SFS
Operations Manager
Planned, directed and coordinated a 250 US / German staff. • Planned study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control and cost analysis. • Interpreted government regulations and applicable codes to ensure compliance. Reviewed existing business continuity plans. • Wrote reports to summarize testing activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions and recommendations. • Identified opportunities for strategic improvement and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives. • Prepared manuals and trained workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures and equipment.


(1 year, 3 months)
Apr 2010 - Oct 2010
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Molded 61 US Army and Air Force supporting 73 geographically separated organizations. • Hosted Afghan Army Senior Leader Academy "Shadow Day" teaching local Afghan Leaders US police processes, procedures and concepts. • Developed Kabul Peace Conference protection and safety plan protecting 3k NATO and UN diplomats and from 60 countries.
Aug 2004 - Mar 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Led a team of 35 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The company's most junior managers, led the largest most actively defended perimeter. • Coordinated with Iraqi Air Force officials to ensure smooth transition during reconstitution of Iraqi Air Force. • Conducted a resource analysis influenced leaders for increase in staffing.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jul 2009 - Sep 2009

AF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (Equivalent to Senior Professional in Human Resources)

Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education by Correspondence (Sr. Management and Leadership Course)

Oct 2006 - Jan 2007

AF Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy by Correspondence (Sr Human Resources and Management Course)

Mar 2005 - May 2005

AF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (Mid-level Human Resources, Management and Leadership Course)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 2013

Air Force Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

May 2012

AF Inspection Agency Unit Effectiveness Inspector Course

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

NATO Inspection Agency Inspector Course

Nov 2006

AF Inspection Agency Inspector Course


FEMA Professional Development Course

Foreign Language Skills


German (2+/2)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher