Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Financial Management Analyst

Department of the Navy
  • Responsible for all aspects of organization's financial management, including accounting, budgeting and execution
  • Initiate and adapt policies, with minimal supervision, while executing a $4.5MM annual budget with 99.9% efficiency.
  • Improved Government Purchase Card program from non-satisfactory rating with multiple infractions, to satisfactory rating with zero infractions
  • Proficient with multiple financial management systems including STARS-FL, FASTDATA, SARMIS, PBIS, WAWF and DTS
  • Justified over $4MM in additional funding, critical to organization's mission success, while cutting over $500k in unnecessary costs
  • Recognized with Letter of Appreciation, (2) Quality Step Increases and Grade Promotion
Aug 2010 - May 2011

Case Manager, Human Resources Management

Department of the Navy
  • Prepared personal, unit and veteran award cases in conjuction with the Secretary of the Navy's awards program
  • Researched, organized and managed administrative actions for Medal of Honor case
  • Enhanced accountabilty of award packages between organization and various other commands
  • Analyzed data and prepared multiple reports and studies for executive-level briefings
  • Researched and analyzed public policy and law, coordinated with external offices in revision of Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual
Apr 2009 - Aug 2010

Founder, President

Santiago & Co. LLC
  • Organized a certified Small Disabled Veteran Owned Business
  • Secured sub-contract for work in  Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital construction
  • Coordinated procurement and delivery of various materials, equipment and engineering services
  • Liasied with multiple elements during daily site coordination efforts
  • Responsible for internal accounting, tax and cash flow issues
May 2003 - Sep 2007

Squad Leader, Combat Infantry

United States Marine Corps
  • Planned, coordinated and executed hundreds of high-risk combat operations while cooperating with multiple independent elements
  • Demonstrated extreme situational awareness and ability to make dynamic adaptations
  • Participated in combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Horn of Africa
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and initiative by taking senior role within group
  • Prepared written mission analyses, intelligence reports and operations orders
  • Allocated key personnel and mission essential equipment during planning efforts
  • Trained and certified of 50 Marines in Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
  • Planned and supervised daily training activities (stateside)

Education

Education
Jan 2011 - Present

University of Maryland, University College

(71) credit hours

Dean's List (6 semesters)

May 2003 - Sep 2007

Marine Corps Institute

(37) credit hours completed

Aug 2002 - May 2003

Marshall University

(12) credit hours completed

John Marshall Scholar, providing full academic scholarship and placement into school's honors program.

Links

Dept of Navy Training

  • Federal Accounting Fundamentals
  • Budget Execution Course
  • Fundamentals of the Navy Working Captial Fund
  • Principles of Appropriations Law
  • Principles of Department of the Navy Budgeting
  • Financial Management 101

Skills

  • Proficient in multiple government financial management systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Excellent and precise written and verbal communication
  • Adept in analysis and research
  • Superb attention to detail and capable of working independently
  • Easily organize, prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks
  • Community Involvement

    Founder and Director

    The Blackfoot Fund

       The Blackfoot Fund, Inc., is a non-profit organization registered in Maryland.  Its mission is to raise funds to benefit severely wounded Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and to donate all proceeds to 501(c)(3) organizations that seek to help Wounded Warriors.

    Treasurer, Director

    100 Entrepreneurs Foundation

       100 Entrepreneurs is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to provide hope and opportunity to wounded veterans and their families.  Our mission is to help transition this generation of wounded service members and their families into self-sustainable occupations.  100 Entrepreneurs seeks to prepare young men and women to enter into and own businesses of their own.

    Military Awards

    • Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter
    • Meritorious Promotion
    • Letter of Appreciation
    • Meritorious Mast
    • Purple Heart
    • Navy Achievement Medal
    • Combat Action Ribbon
    • Iraq Campaign Medal
    • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
    • Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal