Dr. Guy Sands-Pingot

Director, Human Capital

U.S. Army Reserve

Dr. Guy Sands-Pingot was selected for the Senior Executive Service in May 2010 following his service as the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Strategic Planning for the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction from December 2008 through May 2010. He followed that assignment as Deputy to the Commander of US Army North, Fort Sam Houston, Texas until he assumed his next position as Principal Deputy, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics, G 3/4, Headquarters, Army Material Command in July 2011 which he served in until he assumed his current position as Director, Human Capital (OCAR/USARC) in March 2014. In his current position he exercises leadership and policy responsibility for developing and executing strategic level human capital policies, plans, programs, personnel management, recruiting and retention, strength accountability, and readiness for the Army Reserve as well as executive oversight over personnel activities that the Army Reserve conducts with major subordinate command headquarters, external agencies and other organizations.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
• 2011-2014:  Principal Deputy G-3/5/7, US Army Materiel Command
• 2010-2011:  Deputy to the Commander, US Army North
• 2008-2010:  Assistant Inspector General for Inspections, SIGAR, Afghanistan
• 2005-2008:  Special Access Oversight Officer for Special Operations, HQ DA
• 2001-2005:  Management Consultant, Private Practice
• 1998-2001:  Senior Management Officer, United Nations and OSCE Missions
• 1988-2010:  Commissioned Officer in Reserve Components, (Infantry, Special Forces and Civil Affairs) culminating with rank of Brigadier General, US Army
• 1978-1988:  Commissioned Officer on Active Duty, (Infantry) US Army

EDUCATION:
• Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership Studies, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
• Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College, Pennsylvania, 2003
• Master of Arts in Political Science, Fordham University, New York, 1995
• Post-Graduate Studies in Economics, St Andrews University, Scotland, 1989
• Master of Science in Political Economy, Troy University, Alabama, 1987
• Bachelor of Arts in Russian Area Studies, The City College of New York, 1978
 
SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
• Defense Acquisition University, Army Acquisition Corps Executive Leadership Program
• APEX Senior Executive On-Boarding Course
• University of North Carolina, Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology
• Defense Systems Management College, Senior Acquisition Management Course
• VANGUARD Senior Executive Leadership Program
• University of North Carolina, Army Strategic Leadership Development Course
• University of Virginia, Army Senior Executive On-Boarding Course
• U.S. Army War College, Senior Reserve Component Officer Course
• CAPSTONE
• Harvard University, JFK School of Government, U.S.– Russia Security Program
• Harvard University, JFK School of Government, Black Sea Area Studies Program
• U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Program
• U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
• U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer Qualification Course
• U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Qualification Course
• U.S. Army Infantry Officer Advance Course
• U.S. Army Medical Service Officer Basic Course
• U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic Course

AWARDS AND HONORS:
• Distinguished Service Medal
• Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
• Bronze Star Medal
• Defense Meritorious Service Medal
• Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
• Joint Commendation Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster
• Army Commendation Medal, with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
• Army Staff Identification Badge
• Special Forces Tab
• Ranger Tab
• Combat Action Badge
• Expert Infantryman Badge
• Parachutist Badge
• Air Assault Badge

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
• Association of the United States Army (Life Member)
• Senior Executive Association
• Civil Affairs Association (Life Member)
• Reserve Officers Association (Life Member)
• Military Officers Association
• Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association
• Association of Military Engineers
• Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member)
• American Legion (Life Member)