Donald Redding

Donald W. Redding
70 S 4th St Apt 367, Memphis, TN 38103 ◊ (651) 216-8383 ◊

Transitioning US Navy Submarine Junior Officer experienced in leading maintenance shifts in an industrial shipboard setting. Well versed in applying leadership principles to drive a team towards accomplishing management’s tasking.

BS Mechanical Engineering, 2009, Northwestern University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2009 – Present, Lieutenant, US Navy
03/2011 to 11/2013 Division Officer: Selected as #1 Junior Officer Onboard.
Engineering Duty Officer: Coordinated daily maintenance activities of all divisions within the engineering department. Responsible to ensure that divisions completed department head’s tasking in accordance with established procedures and safety regulations.
• Reviewed mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems diagrams to verify equipment was placed in a safe working condition prior to division commencing maintenance.
• Led shifts to develop a plan to complete maintenance in a safe and timely manner.
Ship’s Duty Officer: Senior duty officer with cognizance of all ship’s maintenance activities, including engineering. Responsible for executing daily tasking from the Commanding Officer.
• Primary liaison between ship’s personnel and external maintenance activities.
• Responsible for enforcing senior leadership’s standards and maintaining compliance with all regulations and instructions.
Reactor Control Division Officer: Direct supervisor of eight sailors responsible for operation and maintenance of Reactor Control equipment. Responsible for coordinating division’s maintenance and evolutions with senior leadership and external organizations.
• Maintained division’s preventative and corrective maintenance records in accordance with established regulations.
• Administered leadership audit program to identify and disseminate the best maintenance practices.
Damage Control Assistant: Direct supervisor of over ten personnel responsible for operation and maintenance of ship’s auxiliary and casualty control equipment.
• Wrote and reviewed all of division’s maintenance procedures while completing major ship’s overhaul.
• Focused on professional development of junior sailors, leading to a one hundred percent promotion rate of division members.
Ship’s Diving Officer: Responsible for safely submerging and surfacing the submarine, including conducting ballast calculations and verifying proper lineups of ship’s emergency surfacing systems.
• Directed a review of procedures and solicited crew member input leading to a team driven fifty percent reduction in time to execute the Rig for Dive evolution.
• Conducted thorough review of ship’s ballast data and reduced ballast calculation errors by fifty percent on average following overhaul period.
12/2014 to present, Nuclear Trained Officer: Organized recruiting efforts of twenty-six separate recruiting districts, ensuring Navy Recruiting Command successfully completed monthly accession interviews. In facilitating the application process, directly supervised twelve Lieutenants and over one hundred personnel throughout the nation.
• Managed $500K budget and coordinated logistics between twenty-six recruiting districts.
• Increased monthly attendance by forty percent, erasing manning deficits in fiscal year 2015.

Naval Quality Assurance School
Naval Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer course

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