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Alexa Coleman
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic professional manager with a solid history of achievement throughout a seven year military career. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include critical thinkingeffective communication and a relentless work ethic that produces results.

Possess a Department of Defense (DOD) Top Secret (TS-SCI) Security Clearance.  Issued on May 2011.

  • Critical Thinking
  • French Language
  • Active Listening
  • Firearm Handling and Maintenance
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Microsoft Office Suite- Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Adobe Suite-  Photoshop, Audition, and Premiere
Howitzer Section Chief 06/2008 to Present
U.S. Army Fort Bragg, NC
  • Deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM X in January 2009 to January 2010 in support of FULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONS by providing safe and accurate fires to troops in combat and to defend FOB Orgun-E from insurgent attack
  • Managed a 105mm Howitzer section in an Airborne Field Artillery Battery with the mission of 18 hour no notice WORLD WIDE DEPLOYMENT
  • Supervised the emplacement, firing, and maintenance of the M119A2 Howitzer
  • Verified all Howitzer target data to fire on targets using direct and indirect fire procedures
  • Ensured the TACTICAL, TECHNICAL, and PHYISCAL TRAINING of a seven man section was done to standard
  • Responsible for the ACCOUNTABILITY and MAINTENNACE of section equipment valued at $1,200,000.
  • Gained valuable insight while in FRENCH SPECIAL OPERATIONS LANGUAGE TRAINING, MULTIMEDIA COURSE, and MOS Course on how to INFLUENCE FOREIGN AUDIENCES to the favor the HOST NATION'S agenda.


 Key Accomplishments

  • Supervised a detail detachment in the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC which coordinated logistical support for parade participants and provided transportation. 
  • Earned an Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X in 2009 at FOB Orgun-E.  The section transitioned from the M119A2 to the M198 Howitzer with ease due to my impeccable attention to detail to fire safe and accurate data.  Resulted in training and performing one position above Ammunition Specialist to Assistant Gunner.
  • Exceeded the standard for the French Special Operation Language Training with an 1+ 1+ proficiency level.

Assistant Manager 10/2006 to 06/2008
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Fayetteville, GA
  • Created budget for sales, expenses, and wages and monitored club indexing, making sure budgeted numbers are achieved, and ensured department staffing levels were within company guidelines
  • Drove sales in assigned areas (electronics, toys, housewares, furniture, photo, and health, beauty, and accessories
  • Ensured compliance with Company and legal policies, procedures, and regulations for a Facility
  • Ensured proper personnel procedures are followed for selection and recruiting, record retention, and training as required
  • Managed Facility operations (Front-end, Fresh Areas, Sales Floor, Accounting Receiving, Membership and Refunds, Tire and Battery Center, Jewelry, and Photo), including ensuring asset protection, inventory control, safety, and compliance in each area as part of daily assigned duties and communicating with other Managers
  • Oversaw and enforced the execution of food safety standards, cold chain compliance and food merchandise quality
  • Coordinated with the Management team to ensured all opening and closing procedures were followed, including communicating with the night Managers merchandising opportunities and directions, scheduling concerns, associate issues, any issues needing to be escalated, additional resources needed, and any special opening or closing instructions or information. 

Key Accomplishments

  • Utilized a market opportunity of tax free weekend which drove computer sales of $80,000 in the electronics department to number one in the district.
  • Spearheaded a community outreach program with Knoxville College to provide students internships, clothing for interviews, and a campus wide clean-up campaign with Wal-Mart managers.  
District Executive 01/2004 to 10/2006
Boy Scouts of America Knoxville , TN
  • Defined Scouting's mission to the district at large and served as its principal standard bearer
  • Selected, trained, and inspired district volunteers in the art of cultivating effective and adequate leadership for Scouting
  • Led the top district volunteers in building a plan of action for Scouting in the district, including effective unit service and serving an increased percentage of available youth
  • Served as the professional executive in the administration of assigned Scouting responsibilities on behalf of the council and BSA
  • Cultivated, developed, and maintained a close rapport with key leadership in each chartered organization to help them effectively operate Scouting units to achieve their purpose and that of Scouting. Provided guidance in the proper selection process of quality unit leadership through the chartered organization

Key Accomplishments

  • Raised $50,000 annually for at risk youth for the Great Smoky Mountain Council.
  • Assisted in securing a $15,000 grant from Knox County to implement Soccer and Scouting program to Hispanic youth in the Knoxville Community.
  • Provided Scouting and Learning for Life program to over 2,500 at-risk youth in the Knoxville Community.
  • Promoted and facilitated BSA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament which allowed the council to exceed its annual fundraising goal of $1,000,000.
AmeriCorps Vista Member 01/2003 to 01/2004
Maryville Housing Authority Maryville, TN
  • Assisted Project Coordinator in successfully securing HUD block grant worth $250,000 by implementing a needs assessment survey throughout three public housing developments
  • Expanded programs to help low-income families obtain GEDs, adult literacy, and access to technology which allowed teens and adults to look for jobs
  • Cultivated a relationship between Maryville Housing Authority, United Way, Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Maryville College to leverage community resources for low-income residents
  • Improved an adult literacy program and recruited volunteers at Maryville Housing Authority through a partnership with Maryville College 

Key Accomplishments

  • Fostered a sense of partnership by strengthening the relationship between the Maryville Housing Authority and Maryville College.  The renewed partnership was revitalized by the HUD block grant which provided the seed money for the housing authority to commit more resources and the college to provided more tutoring and mentors.
  • Created a sounding board for other programs to become more self-sufficient at the housing authority.  Reestablished the relationship between Maryville College Literacy Council and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Bachelor of Arts: Business Organization and Management May 2003 Maryville College - Maryville , TN
French 1+ 1+
  • Army Commendation Medal  (3)
  • Army Achievement Medal (3)
  • Army Good Conduct Medal (2)
  • Combat Action Badge (1)
  • National Defense Service Medal (1)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1)
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal (1) 
  • NATO Medal (1)
  • Parachutist Badge (1)
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Previous Companies:

  • US Army
  • Wal Mart Stores Inc
  • Boy Scouts of America

Previous Job Positions:

  • Howitzer Section Chief
  • Assistant Manager
  • District Executive
  • AmeriCorps Vista Member


  • Maryville College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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