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Sherry Claus

Executive Council Member at Enlisted Association of the National Guard WV

Buckhannon, WV

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Member of the West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) since January 1980, working full time for 12+ of those years. Strong background in Public Affairs, Journalism, Public Relations, Administration, Human Resources, Budget/Pay/Benefit Management, Training, Operations Planning & Execution and Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) issues. Secret Security Clearance. 
• Excellent writing skills 
• Event planning 
• Operations management 
• International relations 
• Human resources/personnel 
• Interagency liaison 
 
• Media relations 
• Instructor qualified 
• Budget management 
• Program management 
• Diplomatic people skills 
• Supervisory skills

Work Experience

Executive Council Member

Enlisted Association of the National Guard WV
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2009 to Present

WVARNG
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January 1980 to Present

Experience & Responsibilities:

(JITEC) Liaison, Worked pay issues between JITEC and USPFO

Enlisted Association of the National Guard WV
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December 2009 to September 2010

JITEC Liaison

WVARNG
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July 2007 to November 2009

Admin NCOIC/Assistant First Sergeant

WVARNG
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Las Cruces, NM
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December 2006 to March 2007

- Las Cruces, NM. Set up/managed all personnel files for Task Force Mountaineer soldiers/airmen at Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station, Santa Teresa, NM. Managed all leave, pay, training, lodging, transportation issues. Counseled personnel as needed. Arranged for/participated in VIP/media visits to region. Dec 2006 - March 2007

Secretary

Enlisted Association of the National Guard WV
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1998 to 2007

Youth Leader Camp Coordinator

WVARNG
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Saint Albans, WV
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February 2006 to August 2006

and Mar 2007 - Jul 2007

WVARNG
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August 2004 to June 2006

team - first in U.S. to be accredited in all functional areas - Aug 2004 - June 2006

WVARNG
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Belle Chasse, LA
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October 2005 to February 2006

Rita, Belle Chasse, LA - arranged VIP visits for over 1,000 persons during recovery operations- Oct 2005 - Feb 2006

Assistant Program Manager

WVARNG
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October 2001 to May 2002

in airports throughout U.S. to include budget/pay issues - Oct 2001 - May 2002

Admin

Personnel NCOIC for Benedum Airport Project
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Bridgeport, WV
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June 1996 to August 1996

Bridgeport, WV - an Innovative Readiness Training Program for Army National Guard Engineers from throughout U.S. Managed hiring, budget, payroll, leave, per diem, lodging, meals, transportation, orders, etc, for nearly 30 full time and up to 100 part time soldiers each year. Summers - 1996-1997 and full time April 1999 - Oct 2001, Sep 2003 - Sep 2005 
• NCOIC for deployment of Public Affairs Detachment to Bosnia-Herzegovena. Jan- Sep 1998

Military Academy Instructor

WVARNG
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1990 to 1996

Journalist

WVARNG
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1980 to 1985

Education

Education Center -
Camp Dawson, WV

2011

NC Military Academy -
Fort Bragg, NC

2006

WV Military Academy -
Camp Dawson, WV

1993 to 1997

Organizational Management

Mountain State University -
Beckley, WV

1994 to 1995

Early Childhood Education

Glenville State University -
Glenville, WV

1993 to 1995

JFK Center for Warfare -
Fort Bragg, NC

1993

General Studies

Education WV State University -
Institute, WV

August 1975 to December 1976