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Leonard
Leonard.b.gage@gmail.com
904-403-7021
Middleburg, FL 32068
Command Senior Enlisted Advisor
16 years experience W2
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United States Navy "30YR" year military veteran, 4 tour Command Master Chief, Senior "Lead" Investigator and security professional. A no-nonsense investigator and Invaluable team player demonstrating an impeccable 15YR track record conducting investigations for military and civilian Security Clearances, Claims Investigations, Fraud Waste and Abuse, Social Media and Records Retrieval to meet both domestic and international client needs. Continuously assessed risk to identify and determine the impact on the organization while applying mitigation techniques as well as providing detailed reports with to executive leadership to determine impact to security clearances to include comprehensive response to legislative changes, new types of crimes and increased complexity in investigations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a history of building trust and maintaining positive relationships at all levels within the organization. Possesses a professional demeanor and excellent attention to detail while upholding the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality, and ethics. Highly skilled in building strategic relationships with local community leaders and residents that aid in gathering key information that support the expeditious drafting, data input and submission of background investigations. Natural ability to manage case work-load with 100% precision while simultaneously planning and executing additional tasking with the goal of on time delivery, applying by-the-book methods and strict adherence to company business rules and local and state laws. Leadership | Supervision

  • Surveillance Expertise
  • Critical Thinking Attention to Detail
  • Self-Motivated | Self Directed
  • Excellent Analytical Skills Time Management Skills
  • Proven Leadership Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills

Experience
Command Senior Enlisted Advisor
Sep 2009 - Oct 2018
awarded 10/2009
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Investigative Experience
Jan 2003 - Jul 2018
Conducted with meticulous precision the flawless execution and timely submission of 28 background investigations in direct support of Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA), Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) and Commander United States Central Command, Manama, Bahrain to determine suitability of both domestic and foreign nationals for the purpose of determining employment suitability of persons who require access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information
  • Completed 18 month tour in Manama, Bahrain conducting deliberate planning and crises response for 18 units deployed in theatre for combat operations
  • Completed over 100 investigations requiring critical thinking, initiative and self-motivation during high profile investigations submitted to military legal teams with zero errors. I personally drafted and submitted on time legal data reports in strict compliance with military and civilian rules of law
  • Identified case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, and allegations of law violations ensuring accurate and timely reporting to established standards Conducted face to face interviews with military and civilian law enforcement agencies, including the Inspector General and Navy Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) requiring flexibility for work schedules to include early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Sought added responsibility following company policies, procedures, protocols and Investigative Statues for multiple states both domestic and international
  • Safeguarded the Personally Identifiable Information of 300 personnel while simultaneously earning accolades from executive management for being the "best of the best" in all areas of security management, access control, and administrative expertise building and maintaining a strong trust, long lasting and trusted client relationship
  • Experienced closer and intimately familiar with sales process from beginning to end using superior communication skill and business acumen to close business agreement with prospective clients
  • Determined scope, timing, and direction of investigations as established in applicable regulations for time sensitive and sensitive reporting information investigations
  • Routinely reviewed detailed records and performed data analysis to resolve 100% material issues to ascertain background, reputation, character, suitability, and qualifications of investigations
  • Consistently collected and collated information from various sources while meeting strict deadlines
  • Assessed and advised Military Commanding Officers and Inspector General office with criminal background checks for potential new hires to mitigate legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance while safeguarding US assets domestic and abroad
  • Unquestionable quality of work during the high-profile criminal cases for 10 active duty and 5 civilian employees resulting in a quality rating of 100% during FY14-FY16 resulting in future streamlined investigations improved by 30%
  • Immediately identified "red flags" involving business ownership, court matters, criminal history, past claims, and social media content that violated Department of the Navy ethical standards for both military and civilian employees
  • Coordinated daily schedules for interviews with 100% accuracy gathering facts regarding past employment, credit history and other pertinent information as it applied to each individual case
  • Received extensive training and briefings while simultaneously consulting with supervisors on the formulation of special interview questions immediately resolving anomalies with 100% accuracy to proceed with investigations
  • Contacted applicants to schedule background interviews for positions involving access to sensitive compartment information, classified information and non-classified information
  • Interviewed applicants and references in person or by phone gathering, compiling and analyzing information relevant to applicants
  • Took notation during interviews and typed reports of investigations (ROIs) from data collected using the Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS).
  • Routinely required to travel in excess of 40% to complete assigned workload
  • Master of organizational effectiveness that "guaranteed" timely and successful delivery of solutions according to client needs and objectives
  • Assisted Executive Management in strategic planning while simultaneously attending prospective client meetings and presentations
  • Authored by-the-book instructions to meet goals and deadlines for annual growth that clearly exceeded necessary goals and deadlines for annual growth
  • Managed with precision military "Ready for Proposal" (RFP) meticulously soliciting desirable prospective clients and writing proposals for new business while directly responsible for participating in planning and presentation sessions when assigned
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Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Senior Enlisted Advisor
Jun 2008 - Sep 2009
awarded 09/2008, Production Control Manger NEC 8300, awarded 10/2006 Maintenance Control Manager Maintenance Control Supervisor, 092/2005-01/2008
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Purchase Card
Mar 2006 - Mar 2006
* Joint Aviation Supply and Maintenance Material Management (JASMM), 08/2005 *
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May 2003 - May 2003
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Sep 2001 - Sep 2001
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Naval Safety Supervisor
Oct 2000 - Oct 2000
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Nov 1999 - Nov 1999
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Jan 1998 - Jan 1998
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Jan 1997 - Jan 1997
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Sep 1996 - Sep 1996
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Columbia College 2020
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