Jerry W. Short 009 Persimmon CtClarksville, TN 37040 Jerryshort8@aol.com
(931) 216-6790 (C) (931) 503-9978 (H)
Results oriented leader with 26 years of experience providing strategic yet creative management in areas of operations, logistics, human resources, recruiting, training, and process improvements. Exceptional skills for multitasking projects and events. Expert communication skills across diverse groups and at all levels. An innate ability to effectively guide, motivate, and direct associates to achieve their high potential while developing loyal and cohesive staffs dedicated to the tasks at hand. Proven record of outstanding work performance across multiple environments. Technically fluent, rapidly assimilating cutting-edge technologies, ideas, and processes. Consistent high achiever who thrives in high-pressure, deadline-sensitive environments that demand a rapid learning curve, resourceful problem solving, and uncompromised integrity. Secret clearance.
HARDWOODS INC MAY 2014 – Present
• Company Driver Serves as a company driver, delivering and receiving hardwood products though out a five state area to include Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Indiana averaging 2,000 – 2,200 miles per week. Loads and unloading wood products as needed. Plans routes, fuel stops, deliveries and pick-ups with customers and mandatory DOT rest stops. Conducts daily PM checks of equipment, completes maintenance reports, and coordinates with supervisors for repairs and services as required.
DYKE INDUSTRIES NOV 2012 – MAY 2014 • Company Driver Serves as a company driver, delivering cargo though out a four state area to include Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana averaging 1,800 – 2,000 miles per week. Plans routes, fuel stops, and deliveries with customers. Conducts daily PM checks of equipment, completes maintenance reports, and coordinates with supervisors for repairs when needed.
DRIVERS AMBITION MAR 2012 – NOV 2012 • Company Driver Serves as a company driver delivering cargo though out a four state area to include Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana. Plans routes, fuel stops, and mandatory DOT rest stops. Communicates with shippers and cosignees to ensure on time delivery of cargo. Conducts daily PM checks of equipment, completes maintenance reports, and coordinates with customers for repairs when needed.
SCHNEIDER NATIONAL JAN 2012 – MAR 2012
• Company Driver Serves as a company driver delivering cargo though out the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States averaging 2,000 – 2,300 miles per week. Plans routes, fuel stops, and mandatory DOT rest stops. Communicates with shippers and consignees to ensure on time delivery of cargo. Conducts daily PM checks of equipment, completes maintenance reports, and coordinates with Schneider maintenance for repairs when needed.
UNITED STATES ARMY NOV 1984 – FEB 2011
• Operations Supervisor Jul 2009 - Oct 2010 Served as the Operations Supervisor for a 1200 member organization (Battalion) in support of a 15,000 member organization (Division) in Fort Campbell, KY. Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and the movement of equipment and personnel within the division. Successfully managed multiple projects simultaneously, using effective time and priority management skills. Developed and implemented web based system to track all essential training, ammunition and land requests submitted from the nine subordinate units. Oversaw the issues and receiving of all levels of supplies to include class 1-4, 6 & 9 materials. Received Army Commendation Medal for coordinating the transportation of 15,000 soldiers and their family members returning from Iraq and throughout reintegration without incident.
• Operations Sergeant / S3 Supervisor Jan 2007 - Jul 2009 Served as the S3 supervisor for my battalion, ensuring that all training requirements were meet. Supervised the duty performance of the section's enlisted personnel and assisted the operations officer to ensure that administrative policies and procedures are properly carried out. Responsible for coordinating battle space assets and tracked the movements of combat logistic patrols. Supervised the receiving and appropriately handling of Red Cross messages, Serious Incident Reports and Fragmented Orders. Ensured all reports were complete and on time, ensured that all sensitive item data and training statistics were reported in a timely fashion. Responsible for conducting spot checks on battalion ranges to ensure all range regulations and safety requirements were being meet. Maintained statistics on the unit's operational capabilities and the performance of subordinate units. Responsible for managing and supervising the land and ammunitions accounts for my battalion, consisting of 7 companies. Maintained training particulars as to who in the battalion was range certificated and conducted battalion range certification classes to maintain qualified range OICs and RSOs when shortcoming were present. Provided mission guidance to subordinate unit land and ammunition NCOs to ensure their training needs were meet. Directed all aspects of communications activities with subordinate units.
• Transportation Operations Manager Jan 2005- Jan 2007 Selected to serve as the Transportation Operations Manager (Truck Master) for a 150 member transportation organization (Company) for deployments to Iraq. Assisted the company commander in controlling company operations by coordinating, supervising, preparing reports, coordinating maintenance issues with technicians, personnel status and vehicle availability. Improved efficiency of company operations; processed over 500 transportation movement requests while simultaneously providing support to daily customers. Selected as liaison to coordinate the shipment of 93 pieces of heavy equipment from Kuwait to Germany by way of truck to ship to rail. Developed and implemented a driver’s training program that licensed 120 personnel on all new equipment; recorded safe driving mileage and safe driving awards, maintained files of accident reports.
• Platoon Sergeant Jun 2002- Apr 2005 Serve as the principal advisor to the first Sergeant and Commander. Responsible for the morale, health, welfare and training of 30 Soldiers and NCOs. Responsible for personal and professional counseling, comply with standard operating procedures, inspections and physical fitness, disciplines, and develops soldiers and NCOs into competent leaders. Plans, manages, and monitors platoon motor transport operations, including platoon area of the unit motor pool. Maintains the highest state of combat readiness regardless of conditions and personnel changes. Responsible for the maintenance, accountability, and effective utilization of all platoon vehicles, weapons, and associated equipment.
• Entry Level Transportation Manager Apr 1999 - Jun 2002 Served as an entry level transportation manger (Squad leader) in a 150 member transportation organization (Company) in Germany. Supervised, trained, and directed 19 personnel in driver training, loading techniques, and maintenance of equipment records. Maintained a record of availability of equipment and personnel and reports to platoon sergeant. Planned, organized, and ensured compliance with ecological environmental policies, laws, and regulations while transporting hazardous material.
• Front Line Sales Manager May 1995 – Apr1999 Served as a front line sales manager (Field Recruiter) of a six person recruiting station in Southaven, Mississippi. Supervised recruiters by managing face-to-face and telephone prospecting / cold calling and directed community activities while closely following recruiter station guidelines. Analyzed assigned area for market share and viability, increased community awareness through effective. advertising, promotional events, and public relations; represented the Army at job fairs and career days. Responsible for establishing a working relationship with representatives of local schools, public officials, personnel managers, and parents of prospective applicants, religious and civil leaders, and others to present the Army as an employment, career and educational opportunity for today youths. Prepared and presented formal and informal talks on the advantages of the Army at high school academic award ceremonies and student bodies. Distributed and displayed recruiting publicity material though out the recruiting district. Responsible for evaluating applicant’s occupational, educational, and psychological background to determine Army programs with specific individual appeal. Awarded ultimate Gold Recruiter Badge for exceptional recruiting numbers. Received Army Commendation Medal for recruiting with distinction.
• High School Diploma, Richlands High School, Richlands, VA May 1981
• Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook,)• Adobe Acrobat
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
• Transportation Training Center, Lebanon, TN• Class A CDL Qualified with air brakes endorsement, PX endorsement • Unit Victim Advocate Course, Fort Campbell, KY • Advance Leaders Course, Fort Eustis, VA • Secret Clearance • Master Driver School, Fort Campbell, KY • Recruiter Management School, Fort Jackson, SC • Basic Non-Commissioned Officers School, Fort Eustis, VA • Primary Leadership Development School, Germany • Anti-Terrorist Evasive Driving Course • NBC Officer School, Fort Eustis, VA