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Top 50 First Sergeant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a First Sergeant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of First Sergeant resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.1% of First Sergeant resumes contained Personnel Files as a skill. Let's find out what skills a First Sergeant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A First Sergeant

1. Personnel Files
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Here's how Personnel Files is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Reviewed personnel files, updated training records, recorded personnel actions and supervised the disciplinary actions process.
  • Set up/managed all personnel files for Task Force Mountaineer soldiers/airmen at Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station, Santa Teresa, NM.
  • Provide management oversight of administrative services, including personnel files, approving training packets, and maintaining work and leave schedules.
  • Created performance feedback tracking system, eased tracking and review for Director's review - 185 personnel files electronically filed.
  • Established and maintained sensitive medical and personnel files in accordance with HIPPA and Air Force guidance.
  • Maintained and secured over 200 personnel files and emergency data for the Company.

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2. Commander
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Here's how Commander is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Advised the Squadron Rear Detachment Commander on administrative actions processing.
  • Supervised administrative actions directed by the commander.
  • Assisted the Commander in day-to-day operations, property accountability, training events, unit readiness, and everyday Soldier issues.
  • Hand selected by the Squadron Commander to perform duties of the Squadron Command Sergeant Major during the organization's inactivation.
  • Support the Army Family Action Plan program by acting as AFAP Program Manager, at the discretion of the commander.
  • Assisted the commander in planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities that support the unit mission.
  • Provided the commander a mission-ready enlisted force to execute the organization's mission.
  • Assisted and advised the Commander on matters pertaining to Troop Operations.
  • Supervised 400+ people and provided management support to the commander.
  • Assisted the commander on unit training functions and issues.
  • Trusted confidant to the Commander in all disciplinary issues.
  • Represented the commander at base meetings and councils.
  • Assisted the commander in integrating individual training into collective training, and collective training into multi-echelon training events.
  • Assisted the commander in performing the following training related tasks: planed, conducted,evaluated, and assessed unit training.
  • Served as the principle advisor to the commander and primary problem solver for the organization.
  • Reported directly to the commander on all adverse situations that would affect combat capability.
  • Served as the Commander's senior enlisted advisor on all matters regarding the Detachment.
  • Served as senior advisor to unit commanders, non-commissioned officers and 207 unit soldiers.
  • Served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander.
  • Assist Company Commander in Junior Officer and NCO development.

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3. Principal Advisor
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Here's how Principal Advisor is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Serve as the principal advisory for soldiers assigned to the company.
  • Served as principal advisor to commander on health, morale, welfare and discipline of from 800 to 1,000 personnel.
  • Promoted from the position of Platoon Sergeant to Principal advisor to the Commanding Officer of Warrior Transition Battalion.
  • Promoted as principal advisor to commander on human resource issues for 200 personnel.
  • Served as the principal advisor to the detachment commander on all weapons-related matters pertaining to training and mission planning.

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4. Combat
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Here's how Combat is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Supervised input and conducted quality control of various national-level intelligence databases supporting theater and national-level planning and combat operations.
  • Managed the unit administrative reports, personnel administrative records, unit combat readiness training and logistical support.
  • Served as supervisor across multiple levels as military police investigator in U.S. and combat law enforcement environments.
  • Provided advanced level combat training for Rotational Units.
  • Directed and oversaw the LOGCAP process in order to improve the security, morale, and combat capability of the Company.
  • Served in the United States Army for 24 years as a combat leader during a period of rapid organizational change.
  • Provided input to the developers of the doctrine for use of the equipment in the Combat Service Support arena.
  • Established the base defense plan for the 4th Brigade Combat Team throughout training at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
  • Advise Commander on unit activities and concerns regarding the combat readiness of the unit and personnel.
  • Developed and led training in combat environments on the capabilities and maintenance of newly assigned equipment.
  • Served as Chief Operations Manager for a Combat Stress Control Medical Detachment for the III Corps.
  • Top enlisted manager of a 144 solider construction company, horizontal and vertical, combat heavy
  • Developed and led training programs in preparation for combat operations in Iraq 2007-2008.
  • Ensured Company was prepared to deploy in support of combat operations abroad.
  • Supervised and resourced the Advanced Combat Drivers Training Course.
  • Ensured 200 enlisted military personnel were combat ready.
  • Rifle Company First Sergeant; Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Managed compensation time from combat zone; while maintaining appropriate base security levels at all times.
  • Provided first hand technical knowledge of Field Artillery Combat Techniques Conducted weapons fields testing.
  • Conducted Route Clearance procedures in combat environment as Combat Engineer Fort Stewart, GA October / 2006 to October / 2004

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5. Personnel Accountability
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Here's how Personnel Accountability is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Managed organization strength changes and ensured accuracy in resolving differences between the Personnel Accountability Report and the Human Resource Authorization Report.
  • Provided leadership, maintained personnel accountability, oversaw records maintenance, and processing of administrative actions.
  • Commended by senior leadership for outstanding organization and personnel accountability.
  • Managed the health and welfare of 116 personnel, enforce discipline, safety measures, and personnel accountability.
  • Managed and supervised the daily operations, personnel accountability, safety, training, discipline, and morale.
  • Managed all convoys, personnel accountability, ammunition, weapons, HAZMAT and supply accountability.
  • Advised the senior management on training progress, personnel accountability, and equipment status.
  • Developed and maintained the unit's daily personnel accountability report for 120 Soldiers.
  • Maintained and enforced standards, personnel accountability, and standard compliance of regulations.

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6. Professional Development
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Here's how Professional Development is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Provided leadership and professional development to 120 Soldiers and Officers; focused management given to groom the non-commissioned officer development program.
  • Provided leadership, management, mentoring and professional development of all assigned employees and family members.
  • Served as Master Trainer; organized and directed Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Program.
  • Developed and implemented plans regarding human resource management, professional development, and training.
  • Managed professional development of over 1K personnel producing several distinguished graduates from leadership schools.
  • Key responsibilities: Manage the productivity and professional development of 200 personnel.
  • Oversee professional development, retention, safety, discipline/recognition programs within unit.
  • Established and enforced high standards of conduct, professional development and operations.
  • Supervised the training and professional development of 41 Non-Commissioned Officers.
  • Conducted workshops on professional development and individual career goals.
  • Conducted training meetings and professional development classes.
  • Counseled enlisted members on professional development, fitness, readiness, and personal matters and provides appropriate referrals to support agencies.
  • Advised commander on discipline, morale, mentoring, well-being, recognition and professional development of all enlisted personnel.
  • Supervised the professional development and daily work load of an organization consisting of 110 Soldiers and their families.
  • Managed the professional development, morale, health, welfare, and discipline of the company's soldiers.
  • Set and enforce high standards of conduct, training, professional development and physical readiness.
  • Cultivated the professional development of 67 subordinate leaders and 101 junior enlisted service members.
  • Conducted the Advanced Leadership (Professional Development) Program.
  • Directed the training and professional development of civilians and military workforces.
  • Assisted the Commander in the operation of the unit Supervised administrative operations in the unit Administered the unit NCO professional development program

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7. Procedures
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Here's how Procedures is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Developed and enforced policies and procedures for operations and enforced information security, operations security, and physical security.
  • Established proven conflict resolution procedures in accordance with policies and laws that ultimately improved morale to unprecedented levels.
  • Ensured overall operation is within the health and safety regulations of governmental organizational policies and procedures.
  • Executed physical security inspections on additional units to ensure proper implementation and compliance of procedures.
  • Enforced organizational expectations and supported senior leadership in the implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Analyzed governmental regulations, instructions, and procedures concerning all administrative issues and requirements.
  • Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures, comprehensive management plans, and workshops.
  • Enforce physical and information security standards and procedures.
  • Developed, wrote, and implemented new standard operating procedures for professional development, safety, maintenance, and field operations.
  • Enforced strict adherence to proper maintenance procedures on valuable equipment saving the unit thousands of dollars on unnecessary replacement costs.
  • Researched, designed, and implemented procedures to ensure accuracy and reliability of this inventory valued at over $11M.
  • Developed and initiated standing operating procedures (SOP) and safety, energy, security, and fire prevention programs.
  • Developed policies and procedures, selected and assigned personnel, and created new city ordinances and budgetary review procedures.
  • Trained 300+ individuals, annually; on Army and Equal Opportunity policies, reporting procedures and safety regulations.
  • Worked with Executive Leadership Team in creating policy and procedures impacting the performance of designated unit.
  • Mentored squadron members on leadership, policies and procedures.
  • Developed and implemented standard operating procedures for training and real world deployment missions for the organization.
  • Handled understaffing, disputes, terminating employees and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Learned tactics, techniques and procedures for first responders.

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8. NCO
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Here's how NCO is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Directed assignments to encourage employee development and cross-functional growth to meet organizational needs and assisted them in perusing personal professional development.
  • Planned, coordinated and incorporated the first Paramedic Course contract with the local university to enhance the organization medical capabilities.
  • Directed assignments to encourage employee development and cross-functional growth to meet organizational needs.
  • Commended for using past campus experience to develop solution strategies for problems encounter before, during and after each training event.
  • Mentored and taught numerous non-commissioned officers in the basic skills of NCO leadership in both combat and peacetime operations.
  • Guided 175 Non-Commissioned Officers on these key topics and encouraged their seeking a senior leadership role within their organizations.
  • Hill, VA, incorporating federal and state rules and regulations into the SOP governing this newly established organization
  • Served as the NCOIC of six tenant units for the community force protection mission and barracks operations.
  • Resourced and supervised the training of over 1200 WLC and 432 BNCOC students annually.
  • Process incoming and outgoing freight following all safety procedures as fork lift operator.
  • Established Video Teleconference training for the NCO Academy at Fort Polk.
  • Performed additional duties as a Security and Intelligence NCO.
  • Plan and executed a battle-focused NCODP.
  • Honor graduate at NCO Academy.
  • Assessed, planned, developed, and implemented training program annually with a staff of two NCOs.
  • Supervised company operations, ensured timely submission of all NCOERs, awards and personnel actions.
  • Supervised all NCOs and junior enlisted soldiers.
  • Set the example for professionalism by action and bearing Incorporate lessons learned to ensure relevant training Balance solider needs with organizational missions
  • Serve as the Commander\'s primary tactical and technical advisor and the expert on Soldier and NCO skills.
  • Supervised all NCOs regarding counseling and NCOERs.

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9. Training Programs
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Here's how Training Programs is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Planned and executed leadership development training programs for mid-level enlisted managers; and mentoring programs for junior enlisted members.
  • Assisted in the development and execution of training programs to correct deficient areas and enhance individual proficiency for Battalion.
  • Established an aviation life support system maintenance management and training programs budged to meet resource requirements.
  • Conducted meticulous research of military regulations in order to develop high quality training programs and operations.
  • Developed individual personalized training programs and inspected recruiting stations to ensure efficient operation and management.
  • Coordinate the implementation of operations, training programs, and communications activities.
  • Developed and implemented training programs; evaluated instruction and performance outcomes.
  • Supervised organizational skill reinforcement training programs and conducted quarterly training meetings.
  • Developed comprehensive training programs to further increase instructional capabilities.
  • Established dynamic sales training programs to improve presentations, reflecting techniques and knowledge to meet and exceed monthly recruiting goals.
  • Plan and coordinate international, national, and local Driver Training programs and Executive Protection Detail Training.
  • Evaluated training needs, planned, and developed new training programs while improving existing programs.
  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Reviewed training programs for both effectiveness and adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Developed special training programs to meet unique needs or resolve problems.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs and directs on-the-job training.
  • Managed multiple training programs on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Developed goals and objectives for all training programs.
  • Scheduled and instructed training programs.
  • Manage, conduct and evaluate training programs that include drug abuse, fitness, dependent care and financial management.

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10. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Developed Standard Operating Procedures and trained command post crews to effectively track battle operations, logistics and casualties during combat operations.
  • Established and implemented logistics requirements to ensure support goals and fiscal requirements were met.
  • Developed, implemented, and oversaw logistics and facility maintenance.
  • Supervised the largest Logistics Support Area in the brigade during Joint Readiness Center Training Rotation which flawlessly support over 1K soldiers.
  • Served as senior supervisor in charge responsible for training, finance and logistics needs for all 30 members of the organization.
  • Planned, coordinated, evaluated and analyzed training, logistics, systems and actions required to support large-scale, ongoing operations.
  • Led 124 soldier that won the Best Logistic Company Competition during the inaugural 2012, 2BCT Commando Best Logistics Warrior competition.
  • Supervised a logistics division medical supply, stock control, property management and storage activity of over 300 employees.
  • Assigned to various leadership positions that mentored, trained and managed different employees operating in fuel maintenance logistics roles.
  • Administer logistics plans and oversee unit operations consisting of supply, logistics, training, and administrative functions.
  • Managed and supervised the health, welfare, morale, and logistics for over 200 personnel.
  • Conducted research on logistics operations, including literature reviews, interviews and site visits.
  • Inspected more than 30 combat logistics patrols; made sure equipment was mission ready.
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor, and execute logistics preparation.
  • Provided deployed unit with all aspects of logistics.
  • Trained soldiers in logistics and combat engineer tables.
  • Coordinate Class I and logistics support during deployments.
  • Utilized the SPBS-R and ULLS(S-4) logistics programs.
  • Assisted in training of the automated logistics specialty to an average of 290 students per twelve week training cycle.
  • Analyzed trends to assess the impact of conflicting priorities to determine the impact on logistics suport.

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11. Squadron
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Here's how Squadron is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Coordinated and generated military response/evacuation procedures, disciplinary reports, and other various reports with the squadron commander.
  • Served as company representative at Squadron and Base activities to promote company objectives.
  • Key liaison between Squadron personnel and on/off-base helping agencies on professional/personal matters.
  • Prepared correspondence, organizational charts and reports for each squadron commander.
  • Proofread and tracked performance evaluations and awards/decorations for 175 squadron personnel.
  • Charged with the establishment of a new forward deployed Contingency Communication Squadron supporting real-world operations, contingencies, and exercises.
  • Mentored, set and enforced standards, effectively resolved squadron personnel financial, medical, marriage, and disciplinary issues.
  • Provided guidance to squadron commander, two officers in charge and five superintendents on a wide range of issues.
  • Directed squadron ceremonies including all events related to promotions, awards, commander's call and retirement.
  • Handpicked by the 300 Airlift Squadron Commander to be the First Sergeant for his unit.
  • Prepared briefing slides weekly for the squadron commander's Weekly Activity Report (WAR).
  • Solidified a highly diverse squadron into a cohesive, dynamic, and formidable team.
  • Assisted the Squadron Operations Officer in the development of operations orders for various missions.
  • Developed operations orders for the Squadron in gunnery deployments and training.
  • Accepted responsibility as NCOIC Wing Training with responsibilities for 19 squadrons.
  • Trained, outfitted and equipped squadron's Downed Aircrew Recovery Team.
  • Administered the squadron's family care programs.
  • Promoted squadron events and functions.
  • Ensured the morale, welfare and conduct of 49 enlisted members by serving as chief advisor for the squadron commander.
  • Approved budget request for a multi-million dollar USAF Squadron.

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12. Sergeants
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Here's how Sergeants is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Received information from higher command and disseminated down to Platoon Sergeants to execute daily.
  • Led Team of 5-7 sergeants, providing solutions such as security, logistic, and discipline on a daily basis.
  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy guidelines.
  • Mentored three specialists and two sergeants to excel in leadership, resulting in their recommendation to the promotion board.
  • Hold formations, instructs platoon sergeants, the commander, and assists in training all enlisted members.
  • Graduate of United States Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas August 2009 - June 2010.
  • Led and mentored the unit s senior and inexperienced platoon sergeants to form an effective leadership team.
  • Mentored 12 Drill Sergeants to ensure maximum efficiency in the training of advance initial training Soldiers.
  • Selected over 18 peers to be placed on the Commandants list during Army First Sergeants course.
  • Program Developer and Program Manager of the Cadre Leader Course for Drill Sergeants.
  • Graduated from USA Sergeants Major Academy (First Sergeant Course 200 hours)
  • Coordinate battalion level events in cooperation with other Cadet First Sergeants.
  • Selected to attend First Sergeants Course Ft Bliss Texas.
  • Supervised seven drill sergeants and three cadre members.
  • Served as the Task Force Sergeants Major.
  • Graduated with honors from Sergeants Major Academy.
  • Mentored junior First Sergeants within the organization.
  • Drill Sergeants and Drill Sergeant Candidates.
  • Approved schedules and authorized absences, wrote and submitted evaluations and awards and recognitions for 12 drill sergeants.
  • Served as the primary logistical advisor for 13 commanders and 13 supply sergeants within the unit.

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13. General Supervision
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Here's how General Supervision is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Provide general supervision over enlisted members and provided a critical link to leadership in providing a mission-ready force.
  • Provided general supervision to JOC staff as well as coordinating efforts with Force Protection and Vulnerability Assessment personnel.
  • Exercised general supervision and the necessary leadership to provide and sustain a mission-ready workforce.
  • Exercised general supervision of 200 enlisted personnel in an Air Force communications-computer unit.
  • Work independently under the general supervision of the Company Commander.
  • Provided general supervision over 250 assigned enlisted personnel.
  • Exercised general supervision over assigned enlisted personnel.
  • Provide general supervision for 125 enlisted personnel.
  • Exercised general supervision of 200+ enlisted.
  • Exercised general supervision over all assigned enlisted personnel and served as the unit focal point for all matters concerning enlisted members.
  • Conducted general supervision of 250-500 personnel including, feedback/annual appraisals, discipline, recognition, retention, legal and financial counseling.
  • Exercised general supervision over employees; remained vigilant for, and used the necessary authority to resolve personnel issues.
  • Advised Unit Commander on functional issues related to mission, enlisted force, personnel, and general supervision.
  • Combined duties - UNIT FIRST SERGEANT: Maintained general supervision and all Human Resource (H.R.)
  • Exercised general supervision over and as a senior counselor to between 80 and 320 enlisted personnel.
  • Direct Supervision of 300 and general supervision for over 960 personnel.
  • Exercised general supervision over a staff of 340 enlisted personnel.
  • Exercised general supervision over 200 members assigned to 10 specialties.
  • General supervision of up to 100 enlisted personnel.
  • General supervision of 185 personnel.

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14. Human Resources
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Here's how Human Resources is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Ensured military human resources activities were focused on readiness and effective utilization.
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.
  • Interpreted and explained human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, and regulations to all military and civilian employees.
  • Planned, directed, and coordinated human resource management activities of an organization to maximize the strategic use of human resources.
  • Interpreted and conveyed human resources policies, procedures, military laws, standards, or regulations to assigned team members.
  • Responded all human resources issues and investigated member relations matters including EEOC and MEO (Military Equal Opportunity) complaints.
  • Managed human resources to ensure proper staffing, skill sets, and required security clearances in all sections.
  • Improved over all readiness for the Forward Support Company in human resources and training by 80%.
  • Motivate and retain existing talent through effective management of human resources issues in the store environment.
  • Supervised and managed logistics, human resources, staff development, risk assessment, and safety.
  • Maintained all personnel records and managed all human resources files for the organization.
  • Managed and supervised all human resources and personnel issues.
  • Ensured human resources support capabilities are maintained based on any projected/forecasted program changes.
  • Supervised four training detachments, consisting of 180 personnel * Managed all aspects of the budget and human resources
  • Streamlined the human resources section to ensure all actions were processed in a timely manner.
  • Advised Commanding Officer in the areas of Human Resources and Procurement.
  • Forecast and requisitioned human resources and supplies to ensure readiness to deploy world wide for continuous operations.
  • Related Civilian Jobs: Human Resources Managers (ONET 11-3121.00) Senior Enlisted ADvisor (DOT 166.167-042)

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15. Corrective Action
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Here's how Corrective Action is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Assisted with security inspections, investigations and provided input on reports and made recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Conducted inspection of organizational activities and facilities, observe discrepancies and initiate corrective action.
  • Ensured deployment processing discrepancies were resolved and validated corrective action to prevent future re-occurrences.
  • Assisted subordinates and supervisors in identifying, resolving problems and determining corrective actions.
  • Managed unit safety program, implemented corrective actions identified during post-exercise/event recaps.
  • Initiated corrective action and supervised administrative actions directed by the commander.
  • Initiated immediate corrective actions as required to fully support tactical operations.
  • Prepared internal operating procedures identified deficiencies and determined corrective actions.
  • Identified and implemented corrective actions in problem areas.
  • Initiated corrective action on noted discrepancies and recommending contract changes to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)/Office Supervisor.
  • Advised superiors in personnel discipline issues; recommended corrective actions and formal disciplinary actions based off 22 years of experience.
  • Assisted in the liaison between labor force and organizational leadership for corrective actions, counseling, and community relations.
  • Assisted in inspection of or conduct inspection of unit activities and facilities, observed discrepancies and initiated corrective action.
  • Determined the facts underlying the conflict, mediated cooperative agreements, and took other corrective actions.
  • Review work in progress or upon completion and through production reports ensures corrective action is taken.
  • Provided counseling and corrective action plans for 123 personnel through formalized policies.
  • Provided strategies, solutions and corrective actions when required.
  • Identified problems and took corrective actions.
  • Monitored key performance indicators for adverse trends; implemented corrective actions to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Identified issues and took appropriate corrective action in problem areas.

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16. Physical Fitness
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Here's how Physical Fitness is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Managed employee development and training which included weapons qualifications, physical fitness testing and overseas deployment training preparation.
  • Received only Distinguished Honor Graduate and Highest Army Physical Fitness Test awards
  • Planed and coordinated company level training in areas of physical fitness, warrior tasks and drills, and support operations.
  • Developed training plans which improved the company's Physical fitness test average, annual warrior task, and professional development.
  • Company Supervised, trained and monitored over 1800 personnel annually in basic first aid, physical fitness and weapons.
  • Established demanding physical fitness program for entire Company; ensured that largest company in corps support command was combat-ready.
  • Serve as primary physical fitness trainer and facilitate execution of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).
  • Developed and implemented a Special Population physical fitness program which resulted in a 95% APFT failure rate.
  • Selected above peers by the hospital commander to revamp the pregnancy physical fitness program for the entire installation.
  • Supervised the Training NCO in scheduling and evaluating Common Tasks Testing and the Annual Physical Fitness Test.
  • Managed, supervised, and coordinated Army Physical Fitness Test and Program, and Common Task Training.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed physical fitness, senior enlisted development, and family readiness programs.
  • Authored first ever Air Force Physical Fitness Program checklist, steps utilized on nine tough separations.
  • Organized physical fitness schedules for over 30 soldiers, successfully maintaining Army Physical Fitness Standards.
  • Maintained a 95% qualification rate on the company's Army Physical Fitness program.
  • Drilled, trained and conducted physical fitness to prepare soldier's readiness for combat.
  • Served as primary personnel trainer and briefer to include physical fitness training.
  • Managed duty rosters, physical fitness, awards, and promotion programs.
  • Administered the Army Physical Fitness Test to standards.
  • Planned and supervised all personnel training (Physical Fitness Coordinator; Weight Control NCO).

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Advised the director on all matters relating to employees; managed company daily operations consisting of personnel management and administration.
  • Supervised and managed units training and daily operations to ensure efficiency of operations.
  • Conducted weekly training meetings and safety briefs to better facilitate daily operations.
  • Provided technical and administrative guidance during daily operations for over 195 subordinates.
  • Executed daily operations of accountability of 190 soldiers, fitness, health, welfare & morale, discipline, and training.
  • Implemented changes in battery policies and operating procedures that aided in the enhancement of daily operations of the unit.
  • Managed daily operations of 188 Soldier distribution company, providing logistical transportation support for 22 units within 12th CAB.
  • Enforced policies, supervised promotions, awards, and Uniform Code of Military Justice actions and daily operations.
  • Monitored unit daily operations consisting of supply, maintenance, administrative, and training functions.
  • Supervised a maintenance crew of 18 Soldiers in daily operations performing launch recover launch operations.
  • Supervised the daily operations of a company size dining facility that served 1500 personnel annually.
  • Supervised daily operations and logistics and life support of the unit.
  • Manage all aspects of daily operations and personnel resources.
  • Directed and managed all daily operations for a company.
  • Assisted the Commander in the daily operations.
  • Managed daily operations of all unit administrative actions..
  • Supervised the daily operations of the company and served as the commander's senior enlisted advisor.
  • Executed daily operations as First Sergeant.
  • Managed daily operations and functions based on commanders priority; ensuring all platoons met commander's intent.
  • Controlled the daily operations of a multi-national Combined Joint Operations Center in Erbil, Iraq.

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Here's how Career Progression is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Perform counseling and guidance to military supervisors and members for the purpose of resolving communication and behavioral conflicts and career progression.
  • Provided advice for entitlements, career progression, professional military education, deployment and finances.
  • Counseled personnel in Professional Development, Career Progression and Future Assignments.
  • Briefed supervisory role expectations and career progression.
  • Managed and tracked personnel career progression.
  • Advised the commanding officer on the well-being, career progression, professional development, and recognition of all assigned enlisted members.
  • Implemented a counseling program to ensure all soldiers received well deserved and proper counseling for career progression and retention.
  • Advised, reviewed, and recommended enlisted career progression, combat capabilities, assignments & personnel issues to leadership.
  • Mentored unit leadership on supervisory responsibilities / applicable laws / military justice / training / policies / career progression.
  • Conducted meetings with subordinate NCO's to provide guidance on Soldiers training, professional counseling, and career progression.
  • Supervised the professional development, training, mentoring, career progression and MOS proficiency of all assigned personnel.
  • Advised commander on discipline, mentoring, well being, career progression, professional development of enlisted members.
  • Advised unit commander on matters of discipline, training, career progression, awards programs, etc.
  • Develop, supervise, and mentor Soldiers, Non-Commissioned Officers and leaders for further career progression.
  • Advised senior executive managers on a wide range of discipline, mentoring and career progression.
  • Developed and implemented a program to improve lower level employee leadership and career progression.
  • Monitored the counseling discipline and career progression of as many as 400 soldiers.
  • Counseled employees on fitness, career progression, and compliance with standards.
  • Key counselor and advisor to personnel integrating family, career progression, mental, and physical well-being.
  • Provided mentorship and advice to subordinates relating to career progression and life issues.

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  • Ensured administrative actions such as evaluation processing, correspondence management, Defense Travel System processing and travel coordination.
  • Developed and supervised daily company operations to include personnel, administrative actions, physical training and maintenance.
  • Coordinated with Judge Advocate General and Area Defense Council on personnel disciplinary and administrative actions.
  • Supervised all administrative actions and maintained accountability of over 72 million dollars of equipment.
  • Managed all company administrative actions resulting in commendable ratings during Battalion and Group Inspections.
  • Advised and supervises administrative actions and discipline directed by the commander and supervisors.
  • Established tracking and staffing systems for administrative actions and correspondence within the Company.
  • Executed all administrative actions, required reports, mission preparation and coordination.
  • Supervised administrative actions directed by the commander and ensured compliance with regulations.
  • Ensured the expedient processing of Soldiers administrative actions and conducted counseling.
  • Conducted quality control over all external administrative actions and requests.
  • Interfaced and advised commander on personnel and administrative actions.
  • Coordinated unit training, logistics and administrative actions.
  • Designed and improved tracking systems for all administrative actions, after the failure of the larger organization s centralized database.
  • Processed 2K personnel and administrative actions for organization, ensuring on time, accurate reporting.
  • Managed all personnel, equipment, administrative actions and functional requirements to run a company.
  • Managed all instructor administrative actions, medical and dental requirements, and legal actions.
  • Briefed administrative actions and dorm resident management--armed 22 personnel for crucial duty.
  • Advised the Commander on all enlisted matters and administrative actions.
  • Managed all administrative actions and training of the company.

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Here's how Facility is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Exercised oversight and managed over 750+ inhabitants' living space/ conditions safely within the facility.
  • Directed end-to-end security operations for a battalion level security facility.
  • Coordinated and developed a 9 million dollar facility renovation.
  • Represented the department at various facility-wide meetings.
  • Manage a Multi-Billion Dollar Maintenance Facility
  • Managed the operations, maintenance, supply, and security of a $35 million geographically-isolated satellite network control facility.
  • Instituted program for cross training of military and civilian employee that enabled the facility to be prepared for rapid deployments.
  • Versed on hazardous material storage and handling, facility management, technical order management and work center AFOSH standards.
  • Managed a training facility consisting for 15 class rooms and associated equipment valued in excess of 1.5 million dollars.
  • Supervised and managed complex operations, such as, a Tele-Communications facility for the Far East: Japan,
  • Spearheaded and assisted construction contractors in developing the new rehearsal facility and headquarters for 4th ID Band.
  • Maintained a 2 million dollar facility to include upkeep, cleanliness, and maintenance.
  • Maintained unit financial reports and funds in access of $50,000 for dining facility.
  • Maintained communications with all other areas of the facility at all times.
  • Educated inbound personnel on the policies of the Medical Treatment Facility.
  • Assured that the Multi-million dollar facility was functional and accessible for the use of fulfilling required stinger preliminary marksmanship objectives.
  • Developed and implemented an effective incentive awards program designed to increase productivity in a healthcare facility.
  • Developed and directed renovations of a bulk fuel facility, saving an estimated [ ] in contracted work.
  • Acted as building manager for a multi-unit facility to include maintenance, security and scheduling.
  • Alter one year i was put in charge of the unit maintenance facility.

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Here's how Unit Training is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Supervised and administered unit training program while providing expert evaluation of training results to leadership.
  • Assisted in the inspection/conduct inspection of unit training activities and facilities and catalog discrepancies.
  • Developed and published unit training calendar and schedules, and forecast ammunition requirements.
  • Served as coordinator and integrator of unit training, training support, leader development, and individual training requirements for command.
  • Assisted commander in planning, preparation and execution of unit training, information dissemination, meetings, programs and events.
  • Plan, conduct, evaluate, and assess unit training, ensure that trainers train to a standard.
  • Experience in managing, directing, evaluating, and delegating unit training activities and unit assignments.
  • Directed and conducted unit training on military subjects as well as Equal Opportunity and Work Safety.
  • Provided for staff training/development and forward planning for unit training and projects IAW Commander's guidance.
  • Ensured the execution of unit training and information programs for intelligence analysts and MQ-9 sensor operators.
  • Insured the proper execution of individual training program and advised commander on unit training status.
  • Assist senior management on planning, conducting, evaluating, and assessing unit training.
  • Assisted the commander in preparation and execution of unit training and information programs.
  • Assisted in planning, conducting, evaluating and assessing unit training.
  • Planned, coordinated and managed unit training to meet wartime mission.
  • Planned, conducted, evaluated, and assessed all unit training.
  • Assist commander in preparing and presenting unit training and information programs.
  • Develop unit training schedules and procure training sites and assets
  • Created and supervised unit training schedules.
  • Supervised and managed critical soldier and unit training as part of pre-deployment including convoy operations and force protection/base security duties.

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Here's how Individual Training is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Developed and conducted training assessments, gap analysis and other processes to identify and document organizational and individual training needs.
  • Developed and managed individual training programs ensuring 100 percent operational readiness of individual within the organization.
  • Managed individual training and processing of assigned personnel in preparation for deploying to Iraq.
  • Monitored non-job qualified personnel and tracked individual training requirements.
  • Supervised the individual training, discipline, safety, living conditions, quality of life and professional development of soldiers.
  • Received my Combat Medic Certification, CPR certification, and EMT-B license upon graduation of Advanced Individual Training.
  • Implemented individual training plans to ensure all individuals were proficient in performing their duties to the highest standards.
  • Served as unit non-commissioned officer in charge of Individual Training and Evaluation Program, 7207th MSU.
  • Served as senior drill sergeant and first sergeant of an advanced individual training company.
  • Advised the commander on personnel administration, small unit collective and individual training.
  • Designed individual training plan to support the commander's critical training task list.
  • Performed the duty of a student First Sergeant while in Advanced Individual Training.
  • Tracked training statuses, individual training and managed evaluations for NMTC Staff.
  • Observed in-class student work and provided individual training when needed.
  • Determine unit and individual training needs.
  • Integrated individual training into collective and multi-echelon training events that essentially replicated real-world expectations and demands in a combat environment.
  • Promote productivity by effectively managing company operations Develop and implement individual training programs to ensure 100% operational readiness.
  • Ensured that trainers met or exceeded standards; integrated individual training into collective training, including multi-echelon training events.
  • Integrated individual training into multi-echelon training events.
  • Managed formations, instructs platoon sergeants and is the senior trainer for all individual training that supports the unit METL.

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  • Coordinated with Contracting and DLIELC s Resource Manager and Mission Support for $100,000 furniture purchase to support US Army Soldiers.
  • Carried out policies and assisted US Army Recruiting Command in meeting the quantity and quality of the Army's manpower strength.
  • Conducted liaison operations between the 8th US Army and Korean Army Training Academy focusing on cultural and social awareness.
  • Participated on strategic realignment committees as assigned in the restructuring of the US Army Garrisons operational control.
  • Oversee and implement maintenance and leadership to successfully prepare 37 US Army units to deploy to Iraq.
  • Served in multiple positions and locations throughout the world for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Supervised and reviewed thousands of candidate files for enlistment or denial in to the US Army.
  • Assigned 06-1982 - 07-1985 Drafted to US Army Recruiting Command to become US Army recruiter.
  • Inducted into Honorary Order of Saint Barbara, the US Army Field Artillery patron saint.
  • Inspected, assisted, and prepared reports for US Army dining facilities (Restaurants).
  • Served as Lead Trainer for a prestigious Army Senior Leader Professional Development Academy.
  • Helped reestablished the role for the Reconnaissance assets for the US Army.
  • Provided guidance to US Army staff with direct leadership responsibilities.
  • Honor graduate of the US Army recruiting school.
  • Managed the US Army Garrison MSR reports.
  • Served 20 years in the US Army Active Duty.
  • Troop Program Unit (TPU) US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan
  • Hood) US Army Drill Sergeant Supervised and taught over 500 Soldier's and government employees on various equipment and policies.

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  • Maintain close liaisons with various base agencies to ensure availability of personnel to support the effective delivery of engineering services.

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Here's how Personnel Management is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Provided guidance to military leaders in aspects of personnel management shortfalls and ensured personnel retention of all qualified personnel.
  • Specialized areas of emphasis included personnel management, training, logistics, recruiting and retention.
  • Ensured streamlined NCO development and enlisted personnel management system serving 178 military police personnel.
  • Provided personnel management with an emphasis on quality force indicators.
  • Familiarized with legal processes regarding personnel management and administration.
  • Implemented procedures for personnel management and utilization.
  • Mentored over 30 senior Non-Commissioned Officers on conduct, training, planning operations, professional development, and personnel management.
  • Managed the day to day activities for 155 Soldiers in a wide range of military engineering operations including personnel management.
  • Implemented a superb tracking system which dramatically improved HHB training room reporting systems, personnel management, and mission execution.
  • Managed the training, organizational, administration, personnel management, professional growth and safety of all assigned soldiers.
  • Administered personnel management programs based on manpower needs to provide full service police coverage to a rural county.
  • Supervised daily operations, training, discipline, safety, and personnel management of 63 Armor soldiers.
  • Advised the commander on training, combat readiness, personnel management, and non-commissioned officer counseling.
  • Advised command staff members on all matters that correlate directly to enlisted personnel management.
  • Supervised investigation's, personnel management, and daily routine and schedules.
  • Showcased administrative and personnel management expertise as Senior Enlisted Advisor, reenergizing the position.
  • Retired Reserve) Personnel management of US.

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Here's how Medal is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for superior performance in all positions of increased responsibilities.
  • Earned Bronze Star Medal recognition for improving maintenance, logistics and facilities operations.
  • Reviewed/edited all annual enlisted/officer evaluations, medals, and promotion packages.
  • Received Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional professional performance of duties.
  • Received a Meritorious Service Medal for overall efforts.
  • Awarded Meritorious Service Medal for serving as Battery First Sergeant for 45 months and deploying unit for 15 months without incident.
  • Recognized by the USAREUR G-3 Anti-terrorism section with a coin of excellence and received a Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary service.
  • Received the prestigious Bronze Star Medal for Exceptional Meritorious service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 05-07.
  • Received the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding performance as Rear Detachment First Sergeant.
  • Earned the US Army's Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding dedicated service.
  • Earned 2 Meritorious Service Medals during tenure as First Sergeant.
  • Received the Meritorious Service Medal for my tour in Berlin.
  • Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action.
  • Awarded Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for superior service.
  • Awarded an Army Achievement Medal for accomplishment.
  • Awarded the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Awarded 2 Bronze Star Medals for actions.
  • Awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
  • Developed, managed, coordinated, and conducted training to ensure soldier readiness Received Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service
  • Awarded Meritorious Service Medal * Prepared and deployed first ever night field movement for the entire Company.

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27. Clearance
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Here's how Clearance is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Conducted interviews for security clearance personnel Interviewed and reference personnel.
  • Processed security Clearance Requirement and requested Clearances as required.
  • Tracked security clearances and assisted Soldiers in clearance applications.
  • Maintained an active secret security clearance.
  • Led 105-person team in Iraq forecasting, synchronizing and conducting route clearance operations for over a 15,000 Soldier task force.
  • Worked hand in hand with higher headquarters S-2 to evaluate and process local request for security clearances and revocations.
  • Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Assigned to Electronic Security Command as an Intelligence Operator (Security Clearance TS/SCI).
  • Maintained security of the local areas and performed route clearance for visiting high-ranking officials.
  • Subject matter expert on all route clearance vehicles, robotic systems, and explosives.
  • Maintained and held a federal security clearance with no issues or security infractions.
  • Rank at Discharge: First Sergeant Held Secret Clearance Major Recognition: Bronze Star
  • Obtained Top secret and Secret security clearances as the position dictated.
  • Granted and must maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Have held several positions with Security clearance.
  • Maintained a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Gained upper-level enlisted advisor status for a route clearance company and subsequently for an infantry company and a motor transport company.
  • Processed SF-86 and coordinating security clearances for new arrivals and reinvestigations as needed.
  • Maintained security data base and file system of more than 800 personnel tracking and security clearance status.
  • Supervised up to 125 soldiers Two tours in Iraq Senior Intelligence Sergeant Maintained a Top Secret clearance

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  • Provided the technical knowledge and experience to subordinate units needed to establish and maintain quality medical products.
  • Received daily operational reports from subordinate units and provided a daily area report to higher headquarters.
  • Conducted inspections on subordinate units and provided technical assistance to correct deficiencies of the subordinate activities.
  • Planned, coordinated, and conducted inspections in order to verify and validate regulatory compliance of subordinate units with supply standards.
  • Utilized VSAT to support subordinate units requesting Class VIII, and conduct VSAT training during numerous field training exercises.
  • Utilized Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) to support subordinate units requesting Class VIII.
  • Reviewed the daily tracking and reporting on the status of all subordinate units/actions.
  • Provided battlefield updates via CPOF to higher headquarters and subordinate units.

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29. Airmen
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Here's how Airmen is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Orchestrated squadron recognition programs, managed enlisted promotion recommendations and alleviated all airmen quality force issues.
  • Mentor Airmen, Supervisors, Non-Commissioned Officers and Officers on leadership responsibilities and career programs.
  • Led 300 enlisted Airmen; Provided guidance and awareness of professional development, Air Force policies, regulations, and objectives.
  • Informed airmen about the death of a relative; consoled them and helped them decide the best course of action.
  • Earned distinction as a high impact leader who exudes confidence and inspired airmen throughout unit / wing daily.
  • Commended phenomenal leader; inspired compassion / excellence and enforced accountability; superb role model for all Airmen.
  • Supported the Rescue mission through personal and professional interactions, counsel and management of Airmen and families.
  • Mentored airmen daily on finances, education, housing, dependent care fostered culture and responsible choice.
  • Coordinated the Annual Awards Banquet and raised $12K+ for direct benefit of enlisted airmen and families.
  • Provided counseling services to deployed airmen with emphasis on personal finance problem resolution and home visits.
  • Provide individual counsel to airmen on matters of interpersonal, health, or religious nature.
  • Introduced the Air Force Mentoring Program to supervisors to assist young airmen with their careers.
  • Facilitated communications between deployed airmen and their families back home; arranged routine morale calls.
  • Managed 85 Soldiers and Airmen during the State mobilization to New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Recruited and mentored 8 Airmen, which set direction for future readiness enhancers.
  • Provided counseling and assistance to airmen in focusing on assigned duties.
  • Led 319 Airmen who maintained 4 F-22's/9 F-35's/ and 24 F-16's aircraft valued at more than $5.5 billion dollars.
  • Managed billeting for unaccompanied airmen.
  • Coached 25 Airmen on pitfalls and irreplaceable mentorship.
  • Created Airmen Against Drunk Driving Council; 192 lives saved in FY15; DUI rate down 26%.

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Here's how Headquarters Company is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Synchronized operations, planned and assessed training, and supervised a battalion headquarters company consisting of 221 personnel.
  • Organize and oversee all operational tasks and requirements for 193-person Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Headquarters Company.
  • Provided leadership within a Heavy Construction Engineer Headquarters Company with 217 assigned personnel.
  • Selected as First Sergeant for the 3rd Brigade's Headquarters Company, (chosen over 7 more senior personnel).
  • Selected over 25 peers to serve as the top Senior Level Manager of the headquarters company on the military installation.
  • Served as the First Sergeant of the Headquarters Company of the only Assault Helicopter Battalion in the 10th Mountain Division.
  • Selected to become the unit First Sergeant for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company during my tenure with the Battalion.
  • Handpicked to be the Headquarters Company First Sergeant out of six of my peers because of tremendous leadership/management abilities.
  • Attached to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the only divisional airborne engineer battalion in the U. S. Army.
  • Maintained a Headquarters company of 374 men deployed to 4 states during the one year homeland security deployment.
  • Company First Sergeant for 72 Soldiers in the Transportation Battalion Headquarters Company.
  • Collaborated with customers and contractors outside of the local organization Served as First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company.
  • Served as senior enlisted advisor to the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company with an authorized strength of 90 Soldiers.
  • United States Served as First Sergeant for an MACOM Headquarters and Headquarters Company with 218 Soldiers and 390 civilians.
  • Served as the senior enlisted advisor to three company commanders in Flight Company and Headquarters Company.
  • Account for and support up to 600 personnel assigned or attached to Headquarters Company during operations.
  • Deployed to Iraq as the Brigades headquarters company senior enlisted advisor.

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31. Operational Readiness
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Here's how Operational Readiness is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Planned and implemented an effective program of leadership instruction, coordinated for operational readiness, supervised policy development and compliance.
  • Managed equipment control, operational readiness/planning, and supervised personnel in day to day operations.
  • Mentored eight senior company employees on an accountability, professionalism, and operational readiness.
  • Maintained average operational readiness average of 93 percent over a 12-month period.
  • Planned aircraft maintenance to maximize aircraft operational readiness.
  • Spearheaded operational readiness training programs.
  • Enabled the Commander to maintain an operational readiness status of 90% allowing the unit to execute all missions as directed.
  • Produced and managed all OMA contracts and provides input for the operational readiness assessment of the national police officers and general.
  • Achieved 100% retention rates for two consecutive years and 99% operational readiness rates over a 24-month period.
  • Supervised 42 maintenance Soldiers, improving the Operational Readiness Rating of combat Vehicles by 25%.
  • Supervised the accountability, maintenance and operational readiness of assets valued in excess of $22M.
  • Achieved operational readiness of 90%+ by instituting proactive vehicle maintenance program.
  • Maintained operational readiness rate 10% above Department of the Army standard.
  • Maintained an operational readiness rate of 97% for all assigned vehicles.
  • Analyzed, developed and presented briefings on personnel and operational readiness to organization's executive leaders and staff on a regularbasis.
  • Mentored an under strength maintenance section that maintained an Operational Readiness average of 97% while deployed to Kosovo.
  • Administered the organizations maintenance program with an end result rate of 95% Operational Readiness.
  • Managed the operational readiness of 35 vehicles valued in excess of 65 million dollars.
  • Conduct field supply reconsolidation between troops to maintain 100% operational readiness.

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Here's how Security Procedures is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Planned, directed and coordinated security procedures and systems to ensure safety of personnel and property.
  • Established and enforced security procedures and force protection standards ensuring the safety of more than 200 personnel during Operations Enduring Freedom.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.

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33. Performance Reports
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Here's how Performance Reports is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Administered quality reviews of annual performance reports, recognition awards and correspondence to executive managers at local and state levels.
  • Provided quality review of performance reports, awards and decorations, favorable communications, promotions, demotions and classification actions.
  • Monitored and managed personnel actions to include pay inquire personnel performance reports, disciplinary actions, and promotions.
  • Provided quality review on all enlisted performance reports, decorations, personal information and unfavorable information files.
  • Reviewed performance reports and evaluates personnel for military education residency, recognition programs and incentive awards.
  • Completed critical quality reviews of Enlisted Performance Reports, decorations and personnel actions.
  • Prepared performance reports and recommended promotions/awards.
  • Reviewed all enlisted performance reports and decorations for quality force issues, consistency, fairness, and compliance with policy.
  • Conduct quality reviews on all enlisted performance reports, awards, decorations, promotions, and personnel actions.
  • Conducted thorough personnel records reviews on 397 performance reports, decorations, promotions, and special actions.
  • Managed discipline, award programs, performance reports, and family care plans for 100 personnel.
  • Reviewed 400 annual performance reports for awards and promotions on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Performed quality reviews on performance reports, decorations, reenlistment forms and commander policy letters.
  • Scheduled and monitored 115 annual enlisted performance reports; ensured reports submitted on time.
  • Assisted in the approval process for all unit enlisted performance reports.
  • Reviewed and provided quality check on all annual performance reports.
  • Conducted counseling, set standards and prepared performance reports.
  • Performed quality review on all performance reports, personnel actions, and performance feedbacks.
  • Received highest marks on all four Enlisted Performance Reports.
  • Reviewed all employee performance reports, and evaluatedemployee morale.

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34. Noncommissioned Officer
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Here's how Noncommissioned Officer is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Supervised reconnaissance/decontamination operations and served as the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Operations Noncommissioned Officer.
  • Developed company-level Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Leadership books that were applauded by both peers and leaders.
  • Worked with fellow senior noncommissioned officers and supervisory personnel to ensure discipline was maintained.
  • Mentored fellow senior noncommissioned officers and supervisors to ensure that discipline equitably maintained.
  • Mentored 48 Subordinate Noncommissioned Officers and 90 Soldiers professionally and personally.
  • Constructed and executed the battery's Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Program.
  • Developed and mentored junior Noncommissioned Officers within the unit.
  • Supervised and counseled 25 noncommissioned officers.
  • Organized and served as the Senior Enlisted member on all meritorious promotions and Noncommissioned Officer and Marine of the Quarter boards.
  • Mentored and wrote evaluations for 16 Noncommissioned officers and spent numerous hours ensuring Soldiers and Family Members' issues were resolved.
  • Served as the senior Noncommissioned Officer in the company, at the Army's Largest Reception Battalion in TRADOC.
  • Serve as the principle Noncommissioned Officer in an infantry light company.
  • Coach, teach and mentor junior Noncommissioned Officers and Officers.
  • Provided leadership and mentorship to subordinate unit noncommissioned officers to improve the general effectiveness of the command.
  • Developed and mentored subordinate Noncommissioned Officers though mentorship, written counseling and evaluation.
  • Sponsored the first ever noncommissioned officer Induction Ceremony on Camp As Sayliyah and was the example for all ceremonies thereafter.
  • Conducted Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD) for all NCOs in the company.
  • Implemented an organizational mentorship program which contributed to four Soldiers winning four consecutive noncommissioned officer of the month board.
  • Created a two-step noncommissioned officer program which focused on advance skills education program and junior leader mentorship.
  • Selected Achievements First Sergeant Course Graduate Noncommissioned Officer of the Year National Defense Medal Meritorious Service Medal Drill Sergeant Badge Overseas Ribbon

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  • Rated exceptional in annual performance reviews.
  • Coached 138 other employees and assisted with quarterly performance reviews.
  • Conducted employee performance reviews; developed standards and measured employee performance.

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36. Unit Members
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Here's how Unit Members is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Worked with unit members as outstanding writer and editor; honed write-ups with significant quality improvement.
  • Managed 43 time sensitive issues; provided spot-on career guidance/grievance mitigation-unit members 100 percent mission ready.
  • Make frequent contact with unit members at work, housing, dormitories, day rooms, and unit areas as necessary.
  • Report directly to commander as Human Resource Manager responsible for health, morale and welfare of 350+ unit members.
  • Planned, organized, coordinated, and controlled the work of unit members engaged in air defense activities.
  • Used base support agencies to enhance personnel readiness and provided personal assistance to unit members and their families.
  • Lead conduit for support agencies to enhance readiness and provide aid to unit members/families; measured response.
  • Partnered with the commander to publish a concise mission essential task list for unit members to perform.
  • Worked directly with unit members to coordinate the care of family members if the member is deployed.
  • Conducted extensive counseling and served as the primary liaison between unit members and available help agencies.
  • Interfaced with unit members to ensure morale, welfare, health and training of assigned personnel.
  • Directed human resource actions, professional development, and external training for assigned unit members.
  • Make frequent contact with unit members at work, housing, and recreation areas.
  • Maintained liaison with base agencies to ensure availability of services for unit members.
  • Counseled unit members on financial, disciplinary, and personal problems.
  • Counseled and guided unit members to achieve mission and career goals.
  • Ensured all unit members were prepared to deploy.

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37. Unit Personnel
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Here's how Unit Personnel is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Managed enlisted Professional Military Education programs for all unit personnel as well as all unit family care and family outreach programs.
  • Interviewed and counseled unit personnel on pertinent professional and personal matters to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit.
  • Ensured that unit personnel observed all pertinent safety directives and restrictions applicable to weapon systems being operated.
  • Supervised, coached, and mentored 65 unit personnel in personal and professional development and responsibilities.
  • Provided technical advice and assistance that improved safety and security of unit personnel and government property.
  • Advised and provide leadership to new unit personnel regarding squadron operation policies/procedures, training and benefits.
  • Established policies and procedures for the timely and accurate administration of unit personnel programs.
  • Reviewed and analyzed manpower/personnel information such as Unit Personnel Management Roster (UMPR).
  • Keep the unit personnel apprised of and disseminated unit and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Planned/coordinated deployment of unit personnel/cargo and coordinated special training requirements with USAFE/AMC.
  • Conducted monthly and quarterly personal and professional counseling on unit personnel.
  • Supervised unit counseling program and disciplinary action of unit personnel.
  • Facilitated the resolution of issues affecting the health, morale, and welfare of unit personnel and their families.
  • Provided expert advice to CC/counsels unit personnel on enlisted matters to resolve problems / complaints / quality-of-life issues.
  • Served 1,200 military personnel as direct liaison and critical link between the squadron commander and unit personnel.
  • Instructed 200 unit personnel on expectations, standards, discipline and current issues affecting the squadron.
  • Correct conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline and manages all unit personnel programs.
  • Collected unit personnel information from the Electronic Military Personnel (eMilpo) database.
  • Supervised and planned morale, welfare and recreation activites for unit personnel monthly.
  • Developed and led radiological tactical and technical training programs and exercises to develop unit personnel and first responders.

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Here's how Cavalry is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Scheduled, coordinated, evaluated, and established training standard for more than 1,000 initial entry training U.S. Army cavalry scouts.
  • Awarded the Bronze Medallion Order of Saint George for demonstrating leadership, competency and contribution to the Cavalry force.
  • Echo Troop, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, First Sergeant
  • Organized, Developed and Executed the first ever light Cavalry gunner range in the Brigade
  • Head Quarters and Head Quarters Battery 1st Cavalry Division Artillery Assigned to Sergeant Majors Academy Ft Bliss Texas.
  • Served as Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of a Stryker Cavalry Troop.

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Here's how Evaluation Reports is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Supervised the preparation of personnel evaluation reports relating to personnel performance and potential for advancement within the organization.
  • Advised Safety council on Safety Regulations and managed evaluation reports.
  • Conducted performance evaluations of employees and completed evaluation reports.
  • Evaluated individual job performance through counseling and evaluation reports.
  • Generate academic evaluation reports for each student.
  • Establish suspense control systems that resulted in a 100 percent on time submission rate for all awards and personnel evaluation reports.
  • Reviewed, processed and approval over 350 officers/enlisted evaluation reports, promotions, leaves, finances and retirement request.
  • Ensured that all employees received appropriate pay benefits, evaluation reports, complied with policies and managed compensation time.
  • Conducted quarterly NCODP Program as well as annual NCO Evaluation Reports; successfully served as unit Retention NCO.
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and made recommendations for all evaluation reports for junior managers within the organization.
  • Supervised the submission of more than 1,000 awards, evaluation reports and personnel actions.
  • Provided guidance on performance evaluation reports, time off, promotions, and awards.
  • Prepared and reviewed all evaluation reports for all leaders within the organization.
  • Prepare, review, and finalize personnel evaluation reports.
  • Monitored internal personnel actions, finance, promotions, Noncommissioned Officers' Evaluation Reports, and awards.
  • Reviewed evaluation reports to ensure the results of more than 80 employees were accurately annotated.
  • Reviewed evaluation reports in a timely manner for compliance with Air Force Instructions.

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Here's how Civilian Personnel is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Managed Professional Military Education, family care plans, and recognition programs for military and civilian personnel.
  • Performed supervisory duties and resolve military and civilian personnel management matters in outstanding manner.
  • Provide security and shipment of military and civilian personnel and cargo.
  • Instructed Progressive Discipline to over 300 military and civilian personnel.
  • Supervised military and civilian personnel.
  • Supervised all administrative and personnel programs for over 430 officers, enlisted, and civilian personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Planned and prepared work schedules for shift coverage and deployment of uniformed police officers, supervisors and civilian personnel.
  • Managed, mentored, and trained soldiers to successfully cross-trained over 39 civilian personnel on logistical support.
  • Selected as Drill Sergeant, responsible for training civilian personnel in 8 weeks to become soldiers.
  • Promoted health, welfare, and morale of assigned military and civilian personnel and their families.
  • Served as the First Sergeant of a 500+ personnel organization including military and civilian personnel.
  • Provided career and life mentoring for 330 active duty military and civilian personnel.
  • Trained three civilian personnel on Web based applications and video teleconferencing and VoIP.
  • Command, supervision and guidance of 46 troopers and 8 civilian personnel.
  • Trained three civilian personnel on Web based applications.
  • Led and managed 452 military and civilian personnel.
  • Coordinated and executed several casualty evacuation operations of military and civilian personnel during multiple high-intensity combat operations.
  • Supervised ten (10) inmates in/outside prison grounds maintenance 1996 - 1997 - Squadron First Sergeant for over 550 military/civilian personnel
  • Appointed the principal advisor to the chief executive for a unit with 260 military and civilian personnel.

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41. Base Agencies
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  • Provided/protected required documentation for potential case processing and liaised with base agencies to ensure seamless process.
  • Worked collaboratively with numerous base agencies to resolve financial, housing, and personal issues for members.
  • Acted as primary liaison with on- and off-base agencies, providing counseling on financial and career issues.
  • Resolve all internal personnel and employee relations issues with base agencies.
  • Coordinated with on- and off-base agencies to resolve problems.

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42. MOS
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  • Recognized for maintaining a communications rate of 98% during the most demanding of work environments, including sustained combat operations.
  • Planned, resourced, and coordinated a Battalion Team Leader Validation Program to train almost 60 Team Leaders within the unit.
  • Used sharp judgment in selecting and applying the most appropriate guidelines in critical situations with minor deviations to existing guidelines established.
  • Redesigned Unit Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Development Program to accommodate most current changes to the Army Band Program.
  • Served as the Brigade Signal Support System Chief for the most forward Medical Brigade deployed in the Republic of Korea.
  • Directed employee activities to achieve and maintain a highly productive workforce in one of the most diverse companies in TRADOC.
  • Managed multiple projects and oversaw design development and implementation of one of the most complex military training programs and scenarios.
  • Maintained an outstanding working environment, enhanced a growing and learning atmosphere allowing his personnel to reach their potential.
  • Fostered a healthy and energetic work atmosphere through nutritional counseling and screening Body Mass Index for over 120 personnel.
  • Fostered a command climate that thrived on the importance of teamwork even in the most austere environments.
  • Implemented a safety program during a high tempo atmosphere that led to no accidents or injuries.
  • Commended by the Battalion Commander for having the most disciplined soldiers in the battalion.
  • Manage section MOS, Basic Skills Training, licensing and counseling programs.
  • Supervised and managed 20 different MOS's within the Unit.
  • Prepared reports on atmospheric information and news gathered from local national advisors.
  • Assigned as the most senior advisor at executive levels while developing, refining and implementing policies that affected over 860 personnel.
  • Fostered a supportive and comfortable atmosphere and ensured the health and wellbeing of 117 personnel.
  • Administered more than 500 taskings and missions in the most tasked organization of the installation.
  • Established internal controls necessary to manage multi-million dollar budgets and collaborated as the Commander's/Chief Executive's most trusted advisor.
  • Radio Yowali was ranked as the #2 most listened to radio station in all of southern Afghanistan.

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43. Administrative Tasks
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  • Managed programs and administrative tasks.
  • Performed a wide variety of clerical and secretarial duties to coordinate office activities and assist the Commander in routine administrative tasks.

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44. Human Relations
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Here's how Human Relations is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Supervised all Human Relations activities ranging from pay, Equal Opportunity, scheduling, leave/vacation, and grievances.
  • Developed and conducted training to managers, supervisors and workers in human relations skills.

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45. Sexual Harassment
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Here's how Sexual Harassment is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Key duties included investigating allegations of favoritism, sexual harassment and reprisal.
  • Trained in social and cultural diversity, sexual harassment prevention and awareness.
  • Insured compliance of individuals to sexual harassment or Equal opportunity guidelines.
  • Direct all administrative actions of assigned personal to include pay, training and sexual harassment and equal opportunity training.
  • Ensured compliance with all equal opportunity, sexual harassment and assault policies within the Department of the Army.
  • Trained and instructed classes on Equal Opportunity, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
  • Verified unit maintained compliance with federal requirements regarding Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, Conduct, and Discipline.
  • Responded to complaints of sexual harassment and referred complainants to BDE EOA.
  • Directed investigations of crimes such as sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
  • Monitored the Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment training programs.
  • Counseled employees on sexual harassment, EEO, and maintaining professionalism.

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46. Collective Training
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Here's how Collective Training is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Developed reconnaissance plans, coordinated and supervised individual and collective training.
  • Planned and executed collective training.
  • Managed individual and collective training programs that maintained and enhanced unit readiness for combat training which met the commander's intent.
  • Developed systems to ensure Fire Support platoon collective training following FIST reintegration; enable standardization throughout the brigade.
  • Provide individual and collective training, counseling, health and welfare, and mentoring of personnel.
  • Prepared and briefed senior leaders on individual and collective training.
  • Assessed individual and collective training and the mentoring and professional development of all Noncommissioned Officers.

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47. DOD
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Here's how DOD is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Conducted inspections of commercial vehicles at designated vehicle inspection point in accordance with DoD, Military Guidelines, and local procedures.
  • Utilized web based resources and computer software to maintain up to date positions of all vessels operating under DoD contracts.
  • Provided real time in transit visibility of cargo to combatant commanders of all five branches of the DoD.
  • Provided security and law enforcement protection at civilian airports and facilities as well as DOD assets worldwide.
  • Performed personal security for DoD and Host Nation VIPs during both mounted and dismounted movements.
  • Supervised the day to day activities of military personnel and partnered DoD civilian employees.
  • Analyzed DoD, DA and USARC directives and orders.
  • Qualified Instructor for the DoD.
  • Manage the Environmental Health and Safety and Hazmat program and ensured the company was in compliance with DOD and FAA.
  • Coordinate logistical support services through Department of Defense (DOD), federal, state and local agencies.

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48. Complex Problems
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Here's how Complex Problems is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Coordinated resolution of complex problems with multiple agencies both military and civilian.
  • Provided cadre members with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated issues or disputes.
  • Developed, integrated, and implemented solutions to diverse, highly complex problems across multiple areas and disciplines.
  • Coordinated the resolution of complex problems with the supervisor, member, commander, and appropriate agencies.
  • Assisted supervisors and the commander resolve complex problems with supervisors, personnel, and base agencies.
  • Coordinated resolution of complex problems with commander and all base agencies.
  • Coordinate the resolution of complex problems with appropriate base agencies.
  • Provided 238 employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.

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49. Unit Activities
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Here's how Unit Activities is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Advised and assisted the squadron commander in managing unit activities; and exercised supervision over 65 assigned enlisted personnel.
  • Provided counseling to subordinate personnel; inspected unit activities and facilities; noted discrepancies and initiated corrective actions.
  • Conducted inspection of unit activities and facilities and initiated appropriate corrective action to resolve prevailing concerns.

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50. Career Development
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Here's how Career Development is used in First Sergeant jobs:
  • Designed, implemented and managed career development, performance management and process improvement programs that positively impacted HR operations, organization-wide.
  • Monitored, provided assistance and actively participated in ongoing career developmental counseling to the instructors and students utilizing computer based instructions.
  • Collaborate with supervisors and employees to advise on career development strategies and facilitate and monitor progress in meeting training requirements.
  • Provided general educational and career development counseling to individuals in attaining career related training and/or to acquire personal education goals.
  • Conducted briefings and training classes on career development, equal opportunity training, and various organizational management practices.
  • Provided management with insight into establishing organizational structure that support desired grade levels and facilities employee career development.
  • Recommend and prepare enlisted Soldiers for specialty and leadership schools, reenlistment, and career development.
  • Provided guidance on leadership, base services, career development, performance reports and discipline.
  • Conducted monthly job performance, goal setting, and career development counseling of mid-level managers.
  • Provided leadership, training and career development for over 50 Non-Commissioned Officers.
  • Motivated team members through accessible leadership, career development and coaching.
  • Managed the safety and career development of 600+ personnel.
  • Guided the career development of 1,500 Healthcare professionals managing 20 programs.

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20 Most Common Skills For A First Sergeant

Personnel Files

22.3%

Commander

14.5%

Principal Advisor

7.1%

Combat

7.1%

Personnel Accountability

6.6%

Professional Development

6.5%

Procedures

6.0%

NCO

3.7%

Training Programs

3.4%

Logistics

3.4%

Squadron

2.8%

Sergeants

2.4%

General Supervision

2.4%

Human Resources

1.9%

Corrective Action

1.9%

Physical Fitness

1.8%

Daily Operations

1.7%

Career Progression

1.6%

Administrative Actions

1.4%

Facility

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A First Sergeant

Rank Skill
1 Personnel Files 18.1%
2 Commander 11.8%
3 Principal Advisor 5.8%
4 Combat 5.8%
5 Personnel Accountability 5.3%
6 Professional Development 5.3%
7 Procedures 4.8%
8 NCO 3.0%
9 Training Programs 2.8%
10 Logistics 2.8%
11 Squadron 2.3%
12 Sergeants 2.0%
13 General Supervision 1.9%
14 Human Resources 1.5%
15 Corrective Action 1.5%
16 Physical Fitness 1.5%
17 Daily Operations 1.4%
18 Career Progression 1.3%
19 Administrative Actions 1.2%
20 Facility 1.1%
21 Unit Training 1.0%
22 Individual Training 1.0%
23 US Army 1.0%
24 Ensure Availability 0.9%
25 Personnel Management 0.8%
26 Medal 0.8%
27 Clearance 0.8%
28 Subordinate Units 0.8%
29 Airmen 0.7%
30 Headquarters Company 0.7%
31 Operational Readiness 0.7%
32 Security Procedures 0.7%
33 Performance Reports 0.6%
34 Noncommissioned Officer 0.6%
35 Performance Reviews 0.6%
36 Unit Members 0.6%
37 Unit Personnel 0.5%
38 Cavalry 0.5%
39 Evaluation Reports 0.5%
40 Civilian Personnel 0.5%
41 Base Agencies 0.5%
42 MOS 0.5%
43 Administrative Tasks 0.5%
44 Human Relations 0.5%
45 Sexual Harassment 0.4%
46 Collective Training 0.4%
47 DOD 0.4%
48 Complex Problems 0.4%
49 Unit Activities 0.4%
50 Career Development 0.4%
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