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JARRED CLOSE

1045 Sylvan Street


Saint Paul, Minnesota  55117
651.488.6541
jarred_close@msn.com
PROFILE
Combat-proven leadership skills combined with an exceptional ability to manage m
ultiple complex projects, tasks and priorities effectively and in a timely manne
r. Swiftly comprehends the “big picture†and executes the boldest of organizational vis
ions. Makes customer satisfaction Priority Number One while keeping supervised
personnel organized and motivated. Superior communicator, easily interacts with
executives, regulatory agencies, clients, vendors and staff. Willing to travel.
Core competencies include:
* Total Customer Focus
* Superb Presentation Skills
* International Experience
* Win-Win Negotiator
* Quality Assurance
* Innovative Problem Solver
* Tireless Work Ethic
* Skill Machinist
* Building & Construction
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Project Management: A front-line manager proven successful in the most challen
ging assignments. Resourceful and adaptable, exercising superb competence and e
fficiency with every project. Career highlighted by success and constant achiev
ement.
* Successfully served as the Civil Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (N
COIC) & Project Officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah, Afghanis
tan in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
* Successfully served as the Operations Sergeant at the Radwaniyah Palace Comple
x (RPC) Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC) in direct support of Operation I
raqi Freedom.
* Oversaw projects and contracts to include: Operations & Maintenance (O&M); Cle
aning; Site Improvement; Force Protection; and Critical Services.
* Collaborated with Army & Air Force medical personnel on special case medical s
ituations.
* Served as site lead for commissioning ZETA spray processor platforms for US si
tes; Technical Site Lead for projects in the US and overseas, including Japan, S
ingapore, Taiwan and France.
* Personally negotiated costs, timetables, and terms of service; revised contrac
ts to meet changing requirements; served as technical point of contact with clie
nt representatives.
Leadership and Supervision: A stand-out leader with proven performance in high-
pressure operations. Dramatically boosted organizational performance through ha
nds-on training and a leadership approach that emphasized decision-making by con
sistently correct analysis of the current situation.
* Managed as many as nine personnel with an emphasis on mentorship, positive mot
ivation and career growth & development.
* Liaised with technical, sales and other departments & managers in developing s
ervice contract quotations; flawlessly managed an annual budget valued in excess
of $6M.
* Worked with legal personnel on claims processing and property returns, includi
ng development of Standard Operating Procedures for processes conducted on job s
ites.
Problem-Solving and Analysis: An innovative problem solver who excels at proact
ively identifying errors and recommending immediate, practical and cost-effectiv
e solutions in the field. Utilizes a team-based work dynamic with a systems-ori
ented approach to facilitate efficient and effective solutions.
* Developed and implemented processes that slashed total installation time from
an average of 180 days to approximately 100, resulting in higher revenues and in
creased customer satisfaction.
* Built, debugged and certified 13 production tools for the Wire Department whil
e successfully increasing wire production capacity by 30%.
EMPLOYMENT
Civil Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) & Project Officer
U.S. Army 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Det. 14, PRT Farah, Afghanistan
2009 – 2010
Contractor
TG Carpentry, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
2007 – 2009
Staff Sergeant / Operations Sergeant
U.S. Army Alpha Company, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, Baghdad, Iraq
2005 – 2007
Service Engineer
Forward Technology, Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota
2003 – 2005
Zeta Installation Lead
FSI International, Chaska, Minnesota
2000 – 2003
Field Test Technician / Engineer
United Defense LP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1999 – 2000
Technician
Mentor Urology, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998 – 1999
Tech III
Flex Medics Corp., Minnetonka, Minnesota
1996 – 1998
EDUCATION & TRAINING
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Bachelor of Elective Studies, Emphasis in Manufacturing / Industrial Technology,
scheduled award Fall, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, Minnesota
UNIX, C, C++ Certification Course, 1999
PINE TECH COLLEGE, Pine City, Minnesota
Associate of Applied Science, Gunsmithing, 1992
Military: Minnesota Army National Guard (Honorable Discharge)
Military Occupational Specialty: 38B, Civil Affairs Specialist
Computer Skills: MS Excel, Word, Project, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint; Various
PLC & HMI Systems; Various CAD Systems
Machining Skills: Lathes, Mills, Drill Presses, Surface Grinders, Welding, Hand
Tools, Specialized Machinist Technical Language
SELECTED AWARDS
Bronze Star Medal (x2)
Navy Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Certificate of Appreciation, 2nd Battalion 10th Special Forces Group, Afghanista
n
Certificate of Appreciation, Task Force 811 Marine Special Operation Command, Af
ghanistan
Certificate of Appreciation, Italian Special Forces, Afghanistan