Nate Crain

Nate Crain

Experienced and Motivated Leader
Experienced and Motivated Leader
  • Fort Leavenworth, kansas
  • November 20, 2019

A motivated self-starter and leader with over 20 years of leadership and management experience. A skilled strategic planner, speaker, trainer, and mentor, at best when overcoming the challenges associated with building winning teams and achieving great results.


Skills: Writing proficiency (technical, academic, creative, and business), public speaking and presenting, data analysis (particularly using Microsoft Excel), and Design – focused on strategic planning. Intermediate German and Elementary Spanish speaker with a propensity for languages.

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Risk Management
Change Management
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Master of Military Arts and Science @ US Army Command and General Staff College
May 2011 — May 2012

Military art and science is an interdisciplinary field of study. It encompasses many academic disciplines insofar as they relate to war, peace, and the employment of military forces; they include established academic fields of study such as sociology, history, engineering, psychology, politics, geography, science, ethics, economics, anthropology, and others. It may also include other professional fields of practice such as medicine and the law insofar as they interact with the military or are applied to military matters.
Common core: Reasoning and decision-making ability; character; self-expression; teamwork; problem recognition;
determination of basic issues; obtain necessary information for a solution; understand and properly apply principles;
analyze problems using available information and arrive at logical solutions or decision with reasonable speed;
communicate reasoning and decisions with faculty both orally and in writing; know how to supervise and ensure proper
execution; sound doctrine and procedures; developing logical, practical, and original reasoning ability in military problem
solving; development of intellectual honesty, integrity, and professional values and standards. AOWC: Information
operations (IO); battle space appreciation; component roles and responsibilities; shaping, decisive, and enabling
operations at the tactical level, including asymmetric and urban operations; warfighting experiential learning
applications; competency based curriculum, and case study analysis, and advanced campaign planning for joint and
unified operations.

Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) @ Webster University
Jun 2004 — Aug 2005

The MPA is designed to provide a developmental framework for those interested in leadership and management in the public service. It examines the public and non-profit sectors of society, with an analysis of management techniques and the leadership experience used in applying these techniques to public policy decision-making. The curriculum seeks to examine in depth the nature of public servants, the tools at their disposal and various roles in public organizations.
Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of public administration.
Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of public administration when analyzing complex factual situations.
Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles and theories in the field of public administration when developing solutions to multifaceted public administration problems in complex factual situations.

Bachelor of Science (BS) - German with Environmental Engineering Track @ United States Military Academy - West Point, NY
Jul 1996 — May 2000

The goal of our curriculum and instruction is to produce Cadets with very good communication skills in the German language. At the advanced level, Cadets will focus on real-world news and documents, as well as literature and media. German Majors can reasonably expect an IRL 2/2 (Limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (Professional working proficiency).

The West Point Environmental Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commision of ABET,
Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives
leadership responsibility involving
solving complex cross-disciplinary problems
managing resources
minimizing environmental impacts
executing projects within constraints
professional skills including
communicating pertinent information to stakeholders
building consensus when presented with diverse viewpoints
evaluating, mitigating and communicating risk
self-development through activities including
achieving professional licensure and certification
pursuing continuing education
seeking formal and informal enrichment experiences including community outreach
an internalized professional value set that guides you to
uphold Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage)
analyze an environmental engineering challenge involving conflicting ethical and professional interests to determine an appropriate course of action (Revised 2014)
ABET Student Outcomes
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specific needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Doctrine Author @ Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate
Jul 2015 — Current

Wrote the manual for the organization managing base camps for the U.S. Army.
Co-authored or contributed to over 30 operations, engineering, and leadership manuals.
Co-authored the Army operational study of Russian warfare.

Executive Officer @ 1st Engineer Battalion
Feb 2015 — Jul 2015

Successfully served as second in command of a 600 soldier organization operating in austere conditions with an operating budget of $1.2M.
Responsible for the maintenance of over 100 combat systems and their ancillary equipment. Maintained an operational readiness rating on key systems of over 90% in demanding climatological and geographical conditions.
Coordinated daily with a higher organization of 3000 people, a supported organization of 20,000, a local community, and subordinate teams.
Supervised, transitioned, and seamlessly integrated the organization to a new design with $10M of new equipment, 3 new major systems, and new engineer capabilities.
Implemented new policies, maintenance hours, and standards that raised the organization maintenance rate above 90% for 3 months; the best within the higher organization.

Operations Officer @ 1st Engineer Battalion
Feb 2014 — Feb 2015

Senior integrator of the commander’s vision in a multifaceted organization.
Planned for and began implementation of three new major systems into the organizational operating model. Managed the training, leader development, and certification of multiple US Army specialties.

Supervised 21 managers that organized and executed the movement of nearly 600 personnel and more than $50M worth of equipment across more than 1,400 miles and back and ran day to day operations for the organization for 45 days in austere desert conditions.
Supervised the planning of a movement of more than 300 personnel across over 7,000 miles to a combat environment and back to Fort Riley, KS.
Created the structure, vision, and outcomes for the organization, including the oversight of a 14-million dollar maintenance contract.

Engineer Advisor @ 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Jun 2013 — Feb 2014

Led a team of 6 that coordinated the use of all engineer, chemical, and security assets in a 3500 person organization.
Advised the organization CEO on the use of engineers and engineer assets.
Ensured environmental and procedural compliance across the organization.
Planned, designed, and oversaw the relocation of the organization to a different footprint on the installation, including more than 3000 people, equipment valued at more than $200M, and real estate valued at more than $40M.
Managed more than 50 public works and construction projects in the organization footprint.
Oversaw a passport office of 6 people servicing a 3000 person organization, processing more collective passports than any other unit in the Army.

Strategic/Operational Planner @ 1st Infantry Division
Jul 2010 — Jun 2013

Designed the strategic withdrawal plan for the First Infantry Division (approx 20,000 personnel) in Afghanistan.
Coordinated among 6 different organizations (more than 3,000 people per organization) across 11 provinces in eastern Afghanistan to safely and expediently reduce their footprint. This plan set the pace for the entire withdrawal effort in Afghanistan.
Chosen to lead a team of 12 to Fort Campbell, KY to train the 101st Airborne Division leadership for assumption of regional command-east. Recognized for excellence by the unit.
Rated in the top 3 of all planners in Combined Joint Task Force 1.

Engineer Advisor @ US Military Training Mission (Saudi Arabia)
Jul 2009 — Jul 2010

Provided expert engineering advice and training to a Royal Saudi Land Forces organization of more than 10,000 personnel during a year that included combat in Yemen, multiple field training exercises, and an international cooperative training exercise between 4 allied nations.
Trained the Royal Saudi Land Forces units on defeating improvised explosives and helped establish a training facility, reducing casualties by more than 60% during their Yemen offensive.

Director (Company Commander) Director (Company Commander) @ D Company, 169 Engineer Battalion
May 2007 — Jul 2009

Directed a geographically separate organization that trained all plumbers, exterior electricians, and fire fighters for the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Trained all new engineer officers in the Army.
Integrated new training into the curriculum, incorporating lessons learned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Field feedback indicated an estimated performance improvement of greater than 50% among new Soldiers.
Built a plan to distribute learning in a campus environment that enabled leaders to plan their own learning experience and better prepare for integrating directly into combat.

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