SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM

SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM

Dates of Service: Oct 1988 - Oct 2008
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Promotions

  • PVT Oct 88
  • PV2 Mar 89
  • PFC Sep 89
  • SPC Dec 90
  • SGT Feb 93
  • SSG Oct 96
  • SFC May 01

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Bio 

Over 30 yrs. of specialized experience at the strategic planning level and Department of Defense civilian DON Headquarters Level Security and Access Control to secure facilities. Interested in Physical/ Antiterrorism and Force Protection and Personnel Security. GREEN BELT (Lean Six Sigma) Seeking full-time permanent position as a Security Specialist (0080 series) 12/13 with an established, growth-oriented organization to maximize my expert talents in team building, leadership, communication and multi-tasking to the fullest potential. Author of the book THE MIRROR which will be launched Jan 2018. It's available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.com Now on kindle and Nook. The Mirror just was awarded the Blue Seal of excellence from the US BOOK Review. I enjoy writing poetry in spare time and public speaking on PTSD.

Military Experiences

Sep 2005 - Oct 2008
2-315 RGT
13Z SENIOR SERGEANT
• Intelligence Security Program Manager for a 40-member organization, accountable for planning and training programs. Conducted personnel and operational matters, recruitment classification, and training. Interpreted and provided guidance to ensure DOD assets and employees were protected. • One of five contributing authors to the updated “Center for Army Lessons Learned Handbook (No. 06-22 June 2006 for Security Force Operations)”, one of the most requested publications in the Army. • Hand selected by the 1st Army Commander as one of the five member team of a Combined Arms Assessment Team (CAAT) to collect secret and classified data in Iraq/Southwest Asia. Controlled and disseminated information to individuals with appropriate clearance level and need-to-know.
May 2004 - Aug 2005
2-315 RGT
S2/Observer - Controller/Trainer (OC/T)/
• Oversaw all phases of planning, implementing, and administering the unit’s training program. • Supervised a training support team responsible for the training assistance and mobilization of 30,000 Reserve Component and National Guard units in support of the Global War on Terrorism. • Selected as a Senior Army Instructor, Observer Controller and Trainer for units preparing to deploy to combat areas. Conducted executive level Antiterrorism training and foreign travel briefs for all personal. Determined the appropriate type of investigation required to meet personnel security standards. Submitted investigations to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and monitored the progress of background investigations.
Jun 2005 - Jul 2005
NCOA
Student
1SG Course preparing myself for the next level in NCOES for Senior leader Development .
Feb 2003 - Mar 2004
4-1 FA
Career Counselor/Staff Advisor
• Served as a special staff advisor to the Director (Commander) and the Department Manager (Command Sergeant Major) while attending to matters relating to retention, career development, Separations and Attrition Management. • Supervised Total Army Retention Program for a 500-member Field Artillery Battalion while engaged in systemic warfare operation and exceeded retention goal by 159% of personnel that were planning on departing the service while deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM I and II. • Provided expert guidance and assistance to Battalion Commander regarding training and career program matters; assisted Soldiers in developing and attaining career goals and plans on how to achieve set goals.

Deployments

(4 years, 3 months)
Feb 2006 - May 2006
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Hand selected by the 1st Army Commander as one of five members of a Combined Arms Assessment Team (CAAT) to collect secret and classified data in Iraq/Southwest Asia. Part of Operation National Resolution of Iraq. One of five contributing authors to the updated “Center for Army Lessons Learned Handbook (No. 06-22 June 2006 for Security Force Operations)”, one of the most requested pubs.
Mar 2003 - May 2004
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
DIRECT SUPPORT ARTILLERY OUTSIDE THE GREEN ZONE AND FROM KUWAIT ALL THE WAY THROUGH IRAQ/BAGHDAD FROM THE START OF OIF I THROUGH OIF II. WE BUILT OUR OPERATION BASE IN TAJI IRAQ AND WAS IN PLACE UNITL WE WERE RELIEVED IN PLEACE BY 3 ACR.
Aug 2001 - Jan 2002
Operation Desert Spring (ODS)
Alpha Btry 4-1 FA in Direct Support to 3BCT 1 AD/Gunnery Sergeant was responsible for in depth-reconnaissance of route and platoon areas and selecting multiple howitzer locations for possible use. Was attach to 3rd ID and help train other Gunnery Sergeant in platoon and Battery operations reconnaissance. Also took time to work with Kuwaiti Artillery to see how they survive during desert operations.
Mar 1997 - Dec 1997
Kuwait
Operation Intrinsic Action
4ID ARTILLERY WAS SENT TO KUWAIT WITH TF 1-12 INF TO TRAIN KUWAITI ARMY AND TO PROTECT IRAQI BOARDER WHILE DEPLOYED THERE IN SOUTHWEST ASIA.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 2017

Anti- Terrorism Force Protection Level I (ATFP)

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

Joint Personnel Adjudication System Course (JPASC)

Certifications

Nov 2009

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy

Foreign Language Skills

2016

ENGLISH (4/4)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher
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