Summary

  • Retiring after 23 years of experience in the CF
  • BBA, graduating with distinction and highest aggregate (2010)
  • Bilingual, Social, and Personable
  • Experience in leading teams, but self-driven
  • Work well under stress and love a challenging environment
  • Experience planning and applying detail oriented standards

Work History

Work History
May 2005 - Present

Air Combat Systems Officer (ACSO)

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

As an ACSO in the Canadian Forces, my duties are very diverse and demanding, requiring:

  • Constant balancing of operation, personal, and administrative duties
  • Leadership abilities, often leading up to 30 people simultaneously
  • Prioritizing, selecting, and adapting the Tactics to be used
  • Behaving professionally
  • Administrative duties included socializing with high-ranking business figures, politicians, and owners on a regular basis
  • Completed numerous leadership and professional development courses
Oct 1993 - May 2005

Naval Combat Information Operator

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

Working as a part of the Combat Team, collected, displayed, evaluated and disseminated information from all sensors to the Command team. During this period, completed:

  • Primary Leadership Course
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Many major operations including 7 month deployments to the Embargo agains the former Yugoslavia (1995) and in the Gold of Oman (2002) in support of Op Apollo
  • As Operations Room Supervisor, lead a team of up to 30 people in setting and achieving goals, as well as in overcoming obstacles as they were presented

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Business Administration

Mount St-Vincent University

Majored in Management with Minor in Political Sciences

Graduated with Distinction and Highest Aggregate


Skills

Skills

Business

  • BBA included Major in Management and a Minor in Political Sciences
  • Degree included applicable course such as accounting, managerial accounting, and business policy
  • Most experience in Human Resource Management and Marketing
  • Microsoft Office related courses with a focus on Excel
  • Completed two Conflict Resolution courses
  • Editor and writer for Fansided (Sports Illustrated), and also write for SB Nation, which has provided tremendous experience in Social Media and Marketing

Professional

Working as an Officer in the CF for 23 years and in writing for Fansided and SB Nation has provided me with:

  • Problem identification and solving abilities
  • Ability to work in and lead a team
  • Confidence in stressful of environments and in foreign settings
  • Communication skills, whether written, oral, or social in nature
  • Experience in setting goals, prioritizing and organizing tasks
  • Planning and implementing administrative requirements
  • Ability to prepare detailed written papers and reports
  • Assume responsibility for the administration of large groups of people
  • Manage time and resources productively and efficiently
  • Work as a member of a management team and accept responsibility for authorized levels of decision making
  • Use current management and organizational theory, including computer supported decision making
  • Speak effectively in public using a range of materials

Personal

  • Coach Soccer and play numerous sports including hockey, half-marathons, and biking
  • Valid driver's license and driving record within MVR policy guidelines, and willing to travel on a flexible schedule
  • Prior to Career in CF, worked in various jobs including Maxi (grocery store in Montreal), Restaurants (Pizza Hut), and Warehouses (Global)
  • Physically fit, Hard-working, Dependable, and Honest