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Gail E. Anderson
32843 Lantana Dr.
Lillian, AL 36549
(251) 256-0001 (Home)
(205) 381-3794 (Cell)
Email: gail@gailsplace.net



Country of Citizenship:

United States of America

Veterans Preference:

5 point


OBJECTIVE:

I seek a position as a Public Affairs Specialist or as a Broadcast Journalist. I am a retired federal government employee, with over 25 years of service.


WORK EXPERIENCE:

81st Regional Support Command
255 W. Oxmoor Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35209

Dates Employed: 09/15/2007-12/28/2012
Grade Level: GS-11/10
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Public Affairs Officer
I supervise and direct the work activities of personnel assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command Public Affairs Office. Establish/maintain advertising budget. Plan, organize and accomplish duties which include advertising, marketing, community relations, command and public information. Provide the commander on long-range plans and public affairs policy based on training, education and experience. Serve on the staff of the two-star commander and exercise staff supervision over PAO activities for the field offices with our eight-state area of responsibility. Support command events via radio, print, and cinema advertising. Conduct media and market analyses to determine which media are best suited to reach primary and secondary markets. Prepare communication plans based upon local needs, regulatory requirements and commander's intent. Interact with national Army contract advertising agency. Conduct command marketing plans and strategies. Advise commander of significant developments in media and area demographics. Develop community public relations program and ensure the overall implementation of its components to include: Recruiting Support Battalion (RSB) assets, U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Program, U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador Program, Army Reserve Recruiter Assistance Program. Prepare briefings and speeches for the commander and chief-of-staff staff. Supervise the design and development of the command newsletter. Review and/or write articles for release to the Army Reserve Journal, Army Times, Soldiers Magazine and other professional publications. As commander's spokesperson, establish and maintain professional working relationships with news media, event coordinators, and local dignitaries. Responds, in oral and written format, to requests for complex information requiring coordination with a variety of agency offices.
(Supervisor's name: Becky Gallagher -- (205) 795-1690)


U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Los Angeles
5051 Rodeo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Dates Employed: 9/2006 - 9/2007
Grade Level: GS-11/3
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Chief, Advertising & Public Affairs
After returning from active duty in Iraq, I resumed my duties as Chief of Advertising & Public Affairs with the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Los Angeles (see below).


U.S. Army
American Forces Network
Baghdad, Iraq

Dates Employed: 06/2005 - 09/2006
Grade Level: Sergeant First Class
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Chief of Radio Operations / Broadcaster
Called to active duty to serve as the Chief of Radio Operations for the AFRTS affiliate in Baghdad, Iraq. Ensured as-intended operation of AFN-Iraq radio services, which is the main source of news and information for U.S. troops serving throughout the Middle East. I supervised, directed, and coordinated the work of a staff of 7 military broadcasters. I have a profound knowledge of the AFRTS mission, its functions, regulations, policies and procedures concerning the radio programming philosophy, operational procedures, satellite delivery techniques, and distribution systems. My working knowledge of DoD Joint Operations and Planning Execution System (JOPES) allowed me to assist in the planning and execution of MNF-I, MNSTC-I, CPIC, and Media Operations Center contingency broadcast plans during armed conflict and OOTW. My working knowledge of the DOD training development process allowed me to train and obtain a secondary MOS for a previously non-MOS qualified broadcaster, while in theater. I monitored live and closed-circuit audio feeds of numerous U.S. radio networks and wire services. Made on-the-spot adjustments to AFRTS programs and services based on the information's impact on the morale and readiness of U.S. forces stationed overseas. Assured balanced selection of news and information was available at all times, by operating a full service, field expedient radio station which operated 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and featured 16 hours of live programming, daily. This station moved to a new location shortly after my arrival and I was responsible for the procurement of all needed equipment, designing the new on-air and production studios, supervising their construction, and the installation of all computers, editing systems, and both digital and analog recording/playback equipment. All of this was completed without a single loss of programming transmission. Communicated with major U.S. radio networks, stations, program distributors, and telephone and satellite communications companies to resolve critical service irregularities, often under the most adverse contingency situations. Selected and edited items for radio news and sports summaries which was the main source of information for over 150,000 Deparmtnet of Defense military and civilian personnel in theater. Researched, wrote, produced, voiced and presented the primary news and entertainment broadcasts heard throughout both the Iraq and Kuwait theaters of operation. Collaborated with the foremost syndicated radio talent in the United States, which required a wide range of sources outside the government and with whom no routine working relationship existed. This resulted in being able to obtain sustained radio programming from such notable artists and performers as Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Demento, Tony Schumacher and Toby Keith, in a variety of formats. Produced similar programs independently, when required. Made judgments and adjustments to these and other productions to ensure they were consistent with the best quality available in the radio industry. Filled in as on-air announcer for personnel who were on leave, temporary duty at a remote location, or otherwise unavailable. Hosted a weekly, 4-hour radio show which was selected as the Army's second place Radio Entertainment Program entry in the 2006 Keith L. Ware awards.
(Supervisor's name: MAJ Wendy Rodgers -- (214) 683-2792)


U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Los Angeles
5051 Rodeo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Dates Employed: 7/2004 - 6/2005
Grade Level: GS-11
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Chief, Advertising & Public Affairs
Supervise and direct the work activities of personnel assigned to the Advertising & Public Affairs Office. Establish/maintain advertising budget. Plan, organize and accomplish duties which include advertising, marketing, community relations, command and public information. Provide assistance to the commander on long-range advertising plans and public affairs policy based on training, education and experience. Serve on the staff of the battalion commander and exercise staff supervision over A&PA activities for eight U.S. Army recruiting companies and 59 recruiting stations. Support recruiter events via radio, print, and cinema advertising. Conduct media and market analyses to determine which media are best suited to reach primary and secondary markets. Prepare advertising plans based upon local needs, regulatory requirements and budget considerations. Modify annual budget expenditures based upon analysis of LAMPS reports and interact with national Army contract advertising agency. Conduct battalion marketing councils. Advise commander of significant developments in advertising and area demographics. Develop community public relations program and ensure the overall implementation of its components to include: Recruiting Support Battalion (RSB) assets, U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Program, Total Army Involvement In Recruiting Program, U.S. Army Recruiting Command Poster Program, and Centers of Influence Program. Prepare briefings and speeches. Supervise the design and development of the battalion newsletter. Review and/or write articles for release to the Recruiting Journal, Army Times, Soldiers Magazine and other professional publications. As battalion spokesperson, establish and maintain professional working relationships with news media, event coordinators, and local dignitaries. Responds, in oral and written format, to requests for complex information requiring coordination with a variety of agency offices.
(Supervisor's name: MAJ Ed Gould -- (323) 293-3700)


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Fort Worth District
819 Taylor St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102

Dates Employed: 02/2003-06/2004
Grade Level: GS-09/2
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Writer / Editor
I served as the editor/writer of the Public Affairs Office's monthly newsletter. I was responsible for reviewing and editing material for style, literary quality, clarity, illustrations, etc. I was also responsible for the layout and overall appearance of the publication. I arranged for security clearances and placement of publication within appropriate periodicals. I served as a member of a Project Delivery Team, assisting the Project Manager or Lead Planner in the organization and portrayal of study processes and results.
(Supervisor's name: Ed Rivera --(817) 886-1313)


U.S. Army - 26th Area Support Group
Public Affairs Office
Heidelberg, Germany

Dates Employed: 10/2000-02/2003
Grade Level: GS-09
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Writer / Editor
Served as the writer/editor of the sports section and as writer/editor of the calendar section of the installation newspaper. Wrote and edited both sections of the weekly paper since accepting the position. I also served as a photographer. Acted as the layout technician, and have extensive use and knowledge of digital photo recordings. Wrote and produced radio and television announcements promoting newspaper articles. Served as the transportation coordinator for the 26th area support group public affairs office. Selected and placed from 35-110 photographs for each issue. Scanned, sized and manipulated contrast of photographic images by scanning material using appropriate computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, and others. Assisted with website design in the absence of webmaster.
(Supervisor's name: Mike Mowrer --DSN 373-7277)


U.S. Army
American Forces Network - Heidelberg
Unit 29331
APO, AE 09622-9331
GERMANY

Dates Employed: 06/1997-10/2000
Grade Level: Staff Sergeant
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Detachment Commander / Broadcast Supervisor / Training NCOIC
Performed as the Station Manager for the local affiliate station for a period of 10 months; Worked as the broadcast supervisor of 9 military broadcasters (both Air Force & Army); Hosted a daily two-hour Country music radio program; Supervised shooting and editing of nightly TV newscasts; Wrote and produced both radio and television announcements; coordinated community events; and acted as the training supervisor for each of the broadcasters under my charge for a period of three years.
(Supervisor's name: SFC Rich Greene -- (910) 396-6523)


U.S. Army
American Forces Korea Network
Unit 15324
APO (SEOUL), AP 96205-0097
KOREA

Dates Employed: 04/1996-06/1997
Grade Level: Staff Sergeant
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Station Manager
Performed as the Station Manager for the local affiliate station for a period of 12 months, Worked as the broadcast supervisor of 3 military broadcasters; Hosted a daily four-hour Rock music radio program; Supervised shooting and editing of nightly TV newscasts; Wrote and produced both radio and television announcements; coordinated community events; and acted as the training supervisor for each of the broadcasters under my charge for a period of one year.
(Supervisor's name: SFC Steve Barbour)


U.S. Army
Ft. Knox, KY 40121
U.S.A.

Dates Employed: 11/1994-04/1996
Grade Level: Staff Sergeant
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Broadcast Supervisor
Performed as the Broadcast Operations Supervisor for the local affiliate station for a period of 18 months; Worked as the broadcast supervisor of 4 military broadcasters; Hosted a weekly 30-minute televison program; Supervised shooting and editing of daily TV newscasts; Wrote and produced both radio and television announcements; I occasionally augmented the print journalism department by submitting articles to the post newspaper The Turret; Coordinated community events; and acted as the training supervisor for each of the broadcasters under my charge for a period of one and one-half years.
(Supervisor's name: SGM Geary McSpadden -- (517) 432-6683)


U.S. Army
American Forces Network - Frankfurt
Unit 29405
APO (Frankfurt), AE 09175-9405
GERMANY

Dates Employed: 01/1992-11/1994
Grade Level: Sergeant
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Broadcast Journalist
Hosted a daily four-hour Rock music morning radio show for the local affiliate station for a period of 36 months; while employed with AFN-Frankfurt I was selected as the PRESIDENTIAL announcer at the Point-Du-Hoc observance of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day in Normandy, France; Served as a broadcast supervisor of 5 military broadcasters; Supervised the writing, shooting and editing of Command Information radio and television announcements; coordinated community events such as "LIVE" remote broadcasts; and acted as the training supervisor for each of the broadcasters under my charge for a period of three years.
(Supervisor's name: George Smith -- 011-049-69-15311)


U.S. Army
Ft. Polk, LA
U.S.A.

Dates Employed: 07/1989-01/1992
Grade Level: Specialist
Hours per Week: 40 - 60


Broadcast Journalist
Performed as a Broadcast Journalist for the Public Affairs Office of the 5th Infantry Division, narrated numerous change of command ceremonies and television documentaries; Sports Director and host of a weekly 30-minute televison news program; Worked as the 11th Public Affairs Detachment Non-Commisoned Officer in Charge, supervising 5 military broadcasters; when not deployed to remote sites throughout the world I also wrote and edited articles for the post newspaper The Guardian. Wrote and produced both radio and television announcements; during off-duty hours I worked part-time as a disc jockey at a local commercial radio station KVVP; Acted as training supervisor for each broadcaster under my charge for a period of two years.
(Supervisor's name: SGM Owen Roach -- (229) 228-0157)



EDUCATION:

University of Maryland - Europe
Heidelberg, Germany
2002
3 Semester Hours
Major: General Education
GPA: 2.8 out of 4.0

City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60601
U.S.A.
1999
3 Semester Hours
Major: General Education
GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
U.S.A.
1978
3 Semester Hours
Major: General Education
Minor: Mass Communications
GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0

University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
U.S.A.
1976
73 Semester Hours
Major: Foreign Language
Minor: Spanish
GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0

Harding University
Searcy, AR
U.S.A.
1975
9 Semester Hours
Major: General Education
GPA: 2.0 out of 4.0

Madison Academy
Huntsville, AL 35810
U.S.A.
Diploma, 1974
GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0


JOB-RELATED TRAINING COURSES:

ARMY Course: AFIS-BMC Broadcast Management Course April 1996
ARMY Course: 570-46QR30 Public Affairs Supervisor Course September 1995
ARMY Course: 662-6-PLDC Primary Leadership Development Course November 1990
ARMY Course: 570-46R10 Basic Broadcaster Course July 1989


JOB-RELATED SKILLS:

I have received training and have extensive experience with:

BROADCAST ELECTRONICS - Digital Recording, Editing & Playback systems
AVID - Digital Recording, Editing & Playback systems - Media Composer, Media Express, Newscutter and AVID Airplay.
AUDIO VAULT - Digital Recording, Editing & Playback systems
SADIE - Digital Recording, Editing & Playback systems
IKAGAMI - Video Cameras & Editing Systems
SONY - Video Cameras & Editing Systems
All aspects of traditional audio and video broadcast equipment

I am well versed in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) design. I have extensive experience with Microsoft Office 2007, to include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel. I am also familiar with Microsoft FrontPage 2007.


JOB-RELATED CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Federal Communications Commission - 3rd Class Operators License - April 1982
Broadcast Management Course Diploma April 1996
Public Affairs Supervisor Course Diploma September 1995
Primary Leadership Development Course Diploma November 1990
Basic Broadcaster Course Diploma July 1989
Radio Production Excellence Certificate July 1989


JOB-RELATED HONORS, AWARDS, MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.:

2008 – SUPERIOR CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD - Department of the Army
2006 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 2nd PLACE - Radio Entertainment Program
2003 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 1st PLACE - Civilian Enterprise Newspapers
2002 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 1st PLACE - Civilian Enterprise Newspapers
2001 _ KEITH L. WARE Award - 1st PLACE _ Stand Alone Photography
2000 - KEITH L. WARE Award _ 3rd PLACE _ Civilian Enterprise Newspapers
1992 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 1st PLACE - Special Radio Achievement
1990 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 1st PLACE - Radio Entertainment Program
1991 - 4th ESTATE Award - 1st PLACE - Radio Entertainment Program
1991 - 4th ESTATE Award - 1st PLACE - Radio Spot Production
1990 - 4th ESTATE Award - 1st PLACE - Radio Internal Information Program
1991 - 4th ESTATE Award - 2nd PLACE - Specialized Radio Program
1991 - KEITH L. WARE Award - 3rd PLACE - Specialized Radio Program
1992 - 4th ESTATE Award - 3rd PLACE - Radio Entertainment Program
1990 - 4th ESTATE Award - 3rd PLACE - Special Information Television Program




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