James Robert Gentry

James Robert Gentry


SERE Level C Instructor

Camp Lejeune, NC

James (Jim) R. Gentry

Providing professional leadership and management experience, instrumental in establishing administrative policies, improving various operations, and implementing personnel management functions.

912 Morganser Dr. * Swansboro, NC 28584

910-987-5503 * jgentree@yahoo.com


Management & Leadership Operations

Personnel Management, Administrative Procedures, Supply Management, Safety Operations
Broadly accomplished professional with extensive experience in Personnel Management and Administrative Leadership, leading to progressive achievements, innovations, and improvements in project management operations, safety regulations, time management and human resource operations. Experienced and proven leader with more than 30 years of military and life experience with demanding and diverse leadership roles. Reputation as a “quiet achiever” reflects capacity to pursue business objectives, maintain focus, and partner with others to meet a common goal. Acknowledged for dispensing personalized attention, maintaining composure under pressure, and juggling a multitude of job tasks and challenges with skilled discretion and concern. Possess spirited optimism, self-discipline, and a work ethic that transcends the nine-to-five boundaries.  Areas of expertise and competency:


Strategic  Leadership & Management Responsibilities
Exercising Professional Management Skills
Office Leadership & Management Responsibilities
Performance Optimization Management
Workforce Management & Customer Service
Administrative Leadership Responsibilities
Customer Service and Administrative Duties
Proficient in Utilizing Microsoft Outlook & Word
Implementing Administrative Policies & Procedures
Problem Resolution, Decision Making/Negotiations
Personnel Management and Organizational Policies

Program Development / Implementation
Program Management & Leadership Functions

Coordinating Projects & Productivity Improvement
B.S. Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis – Norwich University (Magna Cum Laude) – June 2015

A.A.S. Liberal Arts Excelsior (Regents) University – 1996


Qualifications & Achievements
Administrative Leadership

Executed administration functions and managing office operations, to include: planning, organizing as well as providing effective leadership to the administrative team. Provided leadership and training around the world in diverse educational and cultural challenges. Acquired and allocated personnel and material resources to successfully support unit operations. Incorporate adaptive thinking, critical thinking, influence, and persuasion capabilities.


Planning & Management

Expertise provided in planning and operations. Conducted high level briefings to higher headquarters. Conducted successful coordination among several diverse agencies within the U.S. government and international entities.


Team Building/Coordination

Responsible for unit recruitment and retention. Implemented complex recruitment and retention drive and mentored instructors utilizing the Socratic methodology. Extensive educational experience with Veterans Administration educational activities.


Personnel Management

Conducted systems approach to training analysis and applied results to curriculum development. Critical elements developed for initial course development of a multifaceted curriculum program. Member of a Unit Responsible for Evaluation and assessment provided for class sizes up to 400 Personnel. Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.


Professional Experience SERE Level C Instructor                            Dec 2014 – Present

Marine Special Operations School, Cubic/NEK Services/Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) contract

Serving as the lead point of contact for the Administrator while implementing effective office management procedures in order to improve administrative functions and prevent potential problems from escalating.

Accomplishing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining personnel.

Providing instructions through in depth high stress role play instruction. Guiding students to targeted learning outcomes. Section supported with critical and detailed curriculum review.

Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; recommending system improvements.

Providing professionally trained and highly qualified subject matter experts to implement and execute realistic and professional training for Special Operations Units and Security Detachments.


Instructor                                                                                                    Jan 2008 – Nov 2014

Marine Special Operations School, Cubic/NEK Services/Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) contract

Coordinated civilian training areas for fluid exercise performance. Incorporate adaptive thinking, critical thinking, influence, and persuasion capabilities for Special Forces Operations.

Instructed students in operations/intelligence fusion. Instruction conducted with SAT methodologies.

Organized programs, events, meeting and conferences by arranging facilities and coordinating activities.

Mentored, developed and trained team members to ensure they are competent to work in their current job positions and where appropriate coached and prepared for the next position.


Additional Experience
Special Warfare Center Instructor June 2006 – Dec 2007

United States Army J.F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School


Battalion Staff Manager                                                                           Oct 2003 – May 2006

3/3 Special Forces, Active Duty Special Forces


Special Forces Engineer                                                                          Dec 1999 – Sept 2003

ODA 395, Charlie Company, 3/3 Special Forces Battalion, Active Duty


Bronze Star (2nd Award)

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award)

Marine Corps Good Conduct Award

National Defense Medal (2nd Award)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Special Forces Tab

Parachutist & Air Assault Badge

  • Updated 7 years ago

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