Mr. Sands-Pignot

Mr. Guy Sands-Pingot

Director, Human Capital, United States Army Reserve

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Mr. Guy Sands-Pingot is the Director, Human Capital, United States Army Reserve. He 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, and programs for the Army Reserve. He also exercises executive oversight over human capital activities that the Army Reserve conducts with major subordinate command headquarters as well as coordination with external agencies and organizations for personnel management, policy development, recruiting and retention, strength accountability, and readiness.
 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
• 2010-July 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, TMO, 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:
• 2005-Present: Doctoral Studies in Political Economy, University of South Carolina
• 2003 Master of Strategic Studies, US ArmyWar College, Pennsylvania
• 1995 Master of Arts in Political Science, Fordham University, New York
• 1989 Post-Graduate Studies in Economics, St Andrews University, Scotland
• 1987 Master of Science in Political Economy, Troy University, Alabama
• 1978 Bachelor of Arts in Russian Area Studies, The City College of New York
 
SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
• 2012 Defense Acquisition University, Army Acquisition Corps Executive Leadership Program
• 2012 APEX Senior Executive On-Boarding Course
• 2012 University of North Carolina, Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology
• 2011 Defense Systems Management College, Senior Acquisition Management Course
• 2011 VANGUARD Senior Executive Leadership Program
• 2011 University of North Carolina, Army Strategic Leadership Development Course
• 2011 University of Virginia, Army Senior Executive On-Boarding Course
• 2007 U.S. Army War College, Senior Reserve Component Officer Course
• 2007 CAPSTONE
• 2007 Harvard University, JFK School of Government, U.S. – Russia Security Program
• 2006 Harvard University, JFK School of Government, Black Sea Area Studies Program
• 2003 U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Program
• 1996 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
• 1993 U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer Qualification Course
• 1992 U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Qualification Course
• 1982 U.S. Army Infantry Officer Advance Course
• 1981 U.S. Army Medical Service Officer Basic Course
• 1979 U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic Course

AWARDS AND HONORS:
• 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)
 
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