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David Olivas

  • Clarksville TN
  • (253) 293-7652

United States Army Officer


Hello, my name is David Olivas. I'm a responsible leader with over three years of management experience. I am highly proficient in innovating limited resources and personnel in order to over come challenges. I am able to remain calm and collected under high stress situations. I am also able to plan future business operations and coordinate logistical needs to ensure successful projects.

Work History

Jul 2015Jul 2016

Assistant Director of Human Resources

United States Army

Selected as the Assistant of the Human Resources Director. My responsibilities include coordinating and implementing corporate ceremonies, accounting for all equipment in the Human Resourcing Department totaling over $250,000, manage HR personnel to fulfill daily operational tasks, and substitute as the HR Director in his absence.

Mar 2015May 2015

Director of Security

United States Army

Designated as the Director Security for the Chief of Staff of the Army visit to Fort Campbell, KY. The planning process spanned over 3 months and required coordination with local law enforcement and corporate level briefings. The 48 hour operation consisted of providing bomb prevention, VIP transportation, and physical security spanning across 105, 000 acres. Manpower efficiency was vital to the success of this operation due to concurrent daily operations. The 34 personnel that were utilized to conduct this mission consisted of Police Officers, Investigators, K-9 Handlers, and S.W.A.T. I was awarded a coin of excellence from the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond T. Odierno.

Sep 2014Oct 2014

Physical Security Senior Supervisor

United States Army

Selected as the Physical Security Senior Supervisor for the Fort Campbell Fall Festival. The planning process consisted of several meetings with corporate leaders from across the city and well over 180 man hours dedicated to this project. This 12 hour operation consisted of providing  emergency services oversight in order to ensure the safety of visitors, spectators, and participants. We provided assistance for over 5, 000 participants and 17 traffic control points during spectator ingress/egress. The 36 personnel utilized for this assignment varied from police officers, K-9 handlers, and S.W.A.T.

Apr 2014Apr 2014

Physical Security Supervisor

United States Army

Coordinated access control and security screening in order to prevent unauthorized access and prohibited items. Participants included over 500 service members, military spouses, employers, and a few VIP’s such as the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Responsible for managing 24 police officers providing physical security for over 15 hours until completion of the event.    

Mar 2014Jul 2015

Operations Manager

United States Army

Responsible for the training, discipline, morale, health and welfare of 45 personnel and professional development of subordinate leaders. Responsible for the accountability and maintenance of $7.3 million of equipment including 15 vehicles, 87 weapon systems, and 19 communication systems. Ensured employees stayed within quarterly/annual certifications and qualifications in order to maintain proficiency in their job position. Managed a work schedule of 45 workers in order to balance shift work, job training, and time off. Designated as the primary billing official, responsible for authorizing business related purchases limited to $3,000 monthly. The coordination of training consisted of, briefing the plan 8 weeks out, designating available locations, coordinating equipment, validating instructors, and lastly supervising the execution.


Oct 2013Jan 2014

Organizational Leadership

United States Army

Attended a 14 week leadership training program designed to teach operational planning, management, and professionalism. Classroom Instruction spanned across the first 12 weeks into daily 8 hour blocks of instruction. Weekly written tests were administered to validate retention of the material learned. The final 2 weeks consisted of a 240 hour  culminating exercise under high stress situations while functioning in leadership roles.

Unites States Army Security Clearance Classification: Secret

Sep 2010May 2013


Pacific Lutheran University

Major: Religion

Reserve Officer Training Corps: Distinguished Military Graduate

Leadership Development and Assessment Course: Distinguished Honor Graduate

Aug 2006Jul 2010


Pierce College: Steilacoom

Pursued college credits towards an Associates Degree and a Diagnostic Health & Fitness Technician Certification.

Sep 2004Jun 2008

High School Graduate

Steilacoom High School