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Mr. Frederick J. Holmes

Command Executive Officer

Mr. Holmes currently serves as the Command Executive Officer (CXO) for the 79 Theater Sustainment Command. He is a member of the Command’s Senior Executive Team responsible for the day-to-day operations of the United States Army Reserve’s (USAR) second largest Major Subordinate Command (MSC); which consists of more than 224 units, 21,000 geographically dispersed Soldiers and 485 Civilians. Primarily advisor to the Commanding General (CG) on policy matters relative to various functions of the Army Reserve Program and specific missions of the Command. Acts for the CG on matters not requiring the personal attention of, or during absences of, the CG. Provides executive direction, assistance and support for all operations and activities. Supervises the detailed planning relating to a wide variety of complex management projects, issues and initiatives. Supervises and directs the daily operations of the Command through more than 25 direct reports responsible for managing more than 600 Full-Time Support (FTS) employees in a wide range of Military ranks and Civilian grades. Manages all resources within the Command to include budget, manpower, facilities and equipment.

Mr. Holmes previously served as the Human Resource Officer (HRO) for the 335th Signal Command (SC) Theater (T). He was primarily responsible for full life-cycle human resource (HR) management and oversight in support of two brigades the Army Reserve Cyber Command (ARCOG), Cyber Army Response Element (ARE), 1ST information Operations (IO) group, Joint enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) ARE and the command's direct supported units. A command consisting of more than 4,200 Soldiers and 115 Civilians. Mr. Holmes also acted as the day to day full time Supervisor for the G-1 which consisted of 6 Soldiers and 8 Civilians; including vital functions such as the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program, Equal Employment Opportunity, Suicide Prevention Program, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Moreover, he was responsible for daily supervision of all full time support teams within the Human Resources Division, Personnel Readiness and Military Personnel Actions divisions. Mr. Holmes report to and was under the general supervision of the Command Executive Officer and the Assistant Chief of Staff G1.

Prior to joining the 335th Signal Command, Mr. Holmes served as a Human Resource Professional with Turner Broadcasting systems. He was responsible for full life cycle human resources supervisor support, with special emphasis on talent acquisition. He was primarily responsible for collaboration with HR Directors, Managers, and Supervisors focused to provide support for more than 1200 Turner Broadcast Systems (TBS), Turner Network Television (TNT), Cartoon Network, and Turner Legal Services (TLS) employees. He provided advice and counsel to employees on benefits packets, retirement, and investment entitlements. As well, he negotiated executive compensation packets and bonuses. Mr. Holmes assisted Operation Managers with employee complaints, and assured compliance of equal opportunity employment, affirmative action, and labor laws. As well, he identified, screened, and interviewed more than 400 candidates for potential employment opportunities.

Mr. Holmes currently serves as the Assistance Chief of Staff, G-1 for the 80th Training Command, Total Army School System (TASS) and provides strategic guidance to the senior leaders of a national-level training command with a global support footprint. The 80th is comprised of three one-star Divisions and 14 brigades consisting of more than 7,900 personnel. Prior to serving with the 80th, Mr. Holmes. Prior to serving with the 80th Division, Mr. Holmes served in a number of Human Resources and Plans and Operations positions throughout the USAR including, FORSCOM Operational Plans, ARCENT Current Operations, the 335th Sr. Human Resource Officer, and the 81st RSC Human Resource Officer.

Mr. Holmes received his Bachelors of Science from Alcorn State University, and his Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.