Rebecca L. Neilson

Rebecca L. Neilson



Financial Responsible for planning and managing an annual budget of over $350,000 and

Managementmanaging over $2,000,000 worth of equipment.

LeadershipProvided guidance and direction to Soldiers deployed in a combat zone. Worked with the leadership to establish clear and consistent application of HR

management policies and procedures. Extensive HR management in various key

leadership and staff positions on both active duty and in the United States Army

Reserve. Received commendations at all levels of performance. Frequently

managed multiple diverse projects simultaneously. Served as Acting

Administrator (Long Term Care facility) in her absence. Reduced turnover by 10%; best in the region. Actively involved in leadership of the safety program which resulted in a 50% reduction in injuries, best in region.

CommunicationTeach communication and leadership theories to selected students. Advise incoming and enrolled students on Graduate programs, policies and procedures.

Implemented various new HR programs and ensured employees had a clear

understanding of policies. Responsible for HR systems for both U.S. Soldiers

and 300 Soldiers from 16 nations. Developed, implemented and executed written policies and procedures in every military assignment. As a Graduate

Advisor and Graduate Research Assistant (GRAs) worked with students of many nationalities advising on all business graduate programs/requirements and solving individual, program-related problems. Recruited new students for the University.

TrainingManaged and conducted annual mandatory state and corporate training

programs. Developed innovative training methods to incorporate multi-level

requirements that enhanced morale and maximized the use of training time.

Developed and implemented training to strengthen HR procedures for subordinate

units. Trained new Advisors and Graduate Research Assistants.


University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

MS Human Resource Management

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana

BS Personnel Administration


Director of Graduate Business Services and Goolsby Leadership Academy Lecturer

University of Texas at Arlington

June 2008 to present

Assist prospective students with the admission process. Assist admitted students with New Student Orientation, enrollment, petitions and leaves of absence. Responsible for administrative oversight of students’ records and ensuring records are correct for conferral of degrees. Work with nine Advisors on administration of their programs. Teach leadership class in the Goolsby Leadership Academy which focuses on leadership, communication (oral and written), teamwork and ethics.

Lecturer and Graduate Advisor for the MS in Human Resource

Management (MSHRM) Program

University of Texas, Arlington

August 2004 to May 2008

Teach undergraduate courses on Human Resource Management, Organizational

Behavior and Leadership. Advise graduate students on their programs degree requirements . Make admission decisions on prospective students. Recruit students for the program.

Deputy Brigade Commander, US Army Reserve

321st Civil Affairs Brigade

Apri1 2005 to March 2008

Assisted Brigade Commander with Afghanistan deployment and redeployment. Conducted site visits to gather Provincial Reconstruction Team Best Practices information and to gauge morale and welfare of deployed Soldiers. Supervise seven team chiefs stateside. Have oversight on training plans, human resource functions and management of resources.

Chief of Staff, US Army Reserve

321st Civil Affairs Brigade

August 2004 to April 2005 and April 2008 to July 2009

Supervised eight staff sections. Worked closely with Brigade Commander to ensure that HR management; training and operations; intelligence and security issues; and logistical operations functioned to support four subordinate units.

Human Resources Manager

HCR ManorCare

September 2001 to August 2004

Responsibilities included recruitment, accessions, employee relations, safety, benefits, training, performance management, compensation and employee retention for a long term care facility of 185 employees.

Various Leadership Positions, US Army and Army Reserve

321st Civil Affairs Brigade

490th Civil Affairs Battalion

May 1994 to August 2004

Command positions responsibilities included command and control of a brigade headquarters and 4 subordinate battalions and a separate command as a battalion commander. Responsible for recruiting, retention, employee relations, training, and supporting assigned missions. Responsible for the return and reintegration of Soldiers upon redeployment. Also responsible for equipment readiness and accountability.

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

August 1999 to January 2001

Created and implemented a training program designed to quickly integrate new Advisors and Graduate Research Assistants into the advising process. Expanded and updated an existing handbook to ease advising process for GRAs. Recruited new students through phone contact and one-on-one meetings. Represented the University at recruiting functions. Assisted enrolled students with their programs of work and advised students on individual problems. Worked special projects for the Graduate Advisor of the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM, since 1998)

Civil Affairs Association, since 1995