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<ol><li> 1. W W W . L I N K E D I N . C O M / P U B / T I A - F - T H O M A S / 2 3 / 6 7 / 9 B A / E N TIA F. THOMAS Security Clearance: Secret Good through December 2015 OBJECTIVE Seeking finance, budget analyst, project manager position within a high-energy, forward moving organization SUMMARY Over 20 years of proven leadership experience and work performance at the local, corporate, and global headquarters levels for the Department of Defense Demonstrated talent in: - Leading people - Team building - Project and program management - Critical decision making - Anticipating leadership needs - Event coordination - Conflict resolution - Policy development - Written and oral communication - Administrative support EDUCATION Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics and Finance July 2015 McKendree University, Lebanon, Illinois (GPA: 3.32) Bachelors of Art in General Studies May 2013 American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia (GPA: 3.28) Associate of Science in Meteorology August 2008 Community College of the Air Force, Charles Town, West Virginia Relevant Academic Scholar Coursework: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Management, Statistics, Econometrics, Financial Case Management, Business Information Systems, Current Economic Issues, Quantitative Analysis and Business Decisions, Money and Banking, Managerial Economics, Principles of Business Finance, Finite Mathematics, Business Law, Risk Communications, Marketing, Psychology, and Women &amp; Leadership Studies Computer Proficiencies: MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access Share point, Quicken, 60 wpm typing speed EXPERIENCE Work Experience (Active Duty Military Service) From 1993 to 2013 Employed with the United States Air Force Led weather forecast team of 66 personnel to provide 24/7 operational support to aircrews, senior leadership, and military planners at 31 Department of Defense installations. Directed weather decision-cycle inputs to shape, plan, and execute Air Force, Army, Guard, Reserve and United States Northern Command operations. Senior Manager of severe weather warning processes; ensured protection of assigned personnel and over $20 Billion in military high-value assets. Led weather teams personnel career development and mentorship programs. Defense Travel System approving official; verified and certified organizations travel authorizations; guaranteed employee payments totaling over $97,000 in funds. </li><li> 2. TIA F. THOMAS PAGE 2 EXPERIENCE (Continued) Managed $90,000 mobility gear program; facilitated the reutilization of deployment equipment, saving the Air Force $25,000 in assets Managed $90,000 government travel card program; coordinated and briefed new members and ensured zero incidents of fraud and abuse. Managed metrics program: Verified, corrected and reconciled over 2,200 transactions monthly and provided detailed data reports for senior leaders Managed 2,600 line items in organizational ancillary training program; briefed key decision makers on a weekly basis and ensured all training needs within the unit were fully met. Directed 620 critical severe weather alerts. Honed forecast process and developed 51 junior personnel. In the process, improved notification time to customers by 19%. Oversaw medical readiness program; maintained records for 180 members, and drove statistics to unmatched high, beating the Air Force standard by more than 10%. Deemed "Superb Shift Supervisor" by superiors; led issuance of 114 required weather warnings while being evaluated by the standardization and evaluation inspection team. Work effort garnered an "Excellent" rating for the organization. Crafted flight duty schedule during period of 60% manning shortfall and ensured all positions within the organization were fully covered and 100% of commitments were met on-time. Produced workload reports for key-decision makers at the Division-level which was pivotal to allocation of future military manning requirements. Top choice from 64 eligible to fill elite roll as senior leader executive assistant; coordinated quarterly award boards, maintained executive calendars, coordinated itineraries and travel. Manager for computer equipment; maintained perfect control of inventory, ensured work orders were met for more than $18,000 in computer hardware systems. Encoded and disseminated 1,395 accurate surface weather observations which were critical to the safe landings and take-offs of 837 combat training missions. AFFILIATIONS Election Judge, Mascoutah, 4th Precinct Toastmasters International Vice President, Home Owners Association KEY AWARDS Division Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter 1Q 2012 Company Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter 1Q 2010 Company Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 2010 Company Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter 4Q 2009 Section Outstanding Non-Commissioned NCO of the Quarter 3Q 2004 Field Operating Agency Senior NCO of the Quarter, 1Q, 2012 Squadron NCO of the Quarter, 1Q, 2010 Squadron NCO of the Year, 2010 Squadron NCO of the Quarter, 4Q, 2009 Flight Outstanding NCO of the Quarter, 3Q, 2004 Technician of the Month 2X, 2002 Forecaster of the Month, January 2000 </li><li> 3. Group Airman of the Quarter, 4Q, 2000 Squadron Ambassador Award, 1994 </li></ol>