|Daniel P. Bracker
360-23 W. Shick Rd. (#220)
Bloomingdale, Ill. 60108-2965
Phone: (630) 588-0648
Cell: (630) 415-6895
Dear Hiring Executive:
I am seeking opportunities to put 30 years of proven military and civilian abilities in jewelry store management, sales, repair management , human resources management, and employee supervision to work for your organization.
During roughly the last ten years I have been involved in many aspects of the of the jewelry industry. I am a Graduate Gemologist, GIA, and have graded numerous diamonds in a professional environment.
During my 20 years in the U.S. Army, I combined hands-on performance of a variety of technical assignments, with extensive military technical training and formal education. I consistently received the highest ratings from my superiors, and earned frequent commendations for outstanding performance.
I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you personally and discuss how I can advance your organizational goals. I look forward to hearing from you . Thank you very much for your consideration, and references will be provided on request.
Daniel P. Bracker
Daniel P. Bracker
360-23 W. Shick Rd (#220)
Bloomingdale, IL. 60108-2965
Phone: (630) 588-0648
Cell: (630) 415-6895
OBJECTIVE: A position utilizing my proven skills in jewelry store Operations and Management, sales, promotion, manufacturing, and quality control.
Was owner/operator of independent jewelry store in Deerfield, IL.
Experienced in sales and servicing fine jewelry.
Coordinated and performed quality control over repairs and custom production.
Graded diamonds and performance of general duties in a jewelry store environment.
Effectively performed sales, marketing, and personnel recruitment and management functions as a U.S. Army recruiter; conducted formal presentations on military careers to a variety of audiences.
Coordinated an emergency response program at Fort Irwin, California; handled extensive interpersonal communications with superiors, and deployment/supervision of various emergency personnel.
Extensive experience and expertise in electronic equipment repair and maintenance, including staff management, instruction, and quality control.
Received Top Secret (Special Background Investigation) security clearance.
1973-1992 A.A. Degree University of Maryland
Coursework in psychology, history, computer programming,
computer databases, interpersonal relations, and algebra
Attended coursework at Governors State University (University Park, IL.) I with coursework in Consumer Behavior.
Attended Williamson College (Walnut Ridge, AR.) with course in general studies.
1997-1998 GG, GIA
1997-1997 Diamond setting and repair course, GIA
1987-1987 Honor Graduate, Communications-Electronic Maintenance Chief Advanced Course. Course consisted of numerous military leadership, technical, and managerial courses.
1993-1993 Private airplane pilots license
Languages: Italian, and very little German
1998-2004 Owner, Bracker’s Fine Jewelry, Deerfield, IL.
Sales, diamond purchasing and grading, coordinated and scheduled repairs and custom jobs, inventory control, controlled parts and supply stock levels, purchasing, maintenance of store displays, shop security, and government forms and taxes.
1995-1998 Sales Associate, Hartmann Jewelers, Elmhurst, IL.
Sales, order processing, inventory maintenance, displays.
1994-1995 Jobber, Southwest Distributors , Wood Dale, IL.
Independent supplier of Native American and silver jewelry to various stores, and all labor associated with this type of business.
1993-1994 Management-Customer Service, Eagle Electronics, Schaumburg, IL.
Communicated with customers, coordinated with various department heads to expedite late and overdue orders. Monitored progress report for status of all critical and major production jobs to ensure timely completion, attended staff meeting, kept owners informed of job status and production problem areas.
1993-1993 Command Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Ft. Irwin CA.
Responsible for operating, maintaining and securing center; monitored all on and off post activities of command interest, and coordinated responses to emergencies.
Prepared daily reports to facility commanders; planned and implemented support activities for command group and visiting dignitaries.
1992-1993 Communications Electronics Section, Ft. Irwin, CA.
Non- Commissioned Officer in Charge
Directed all repair and maintenance functions on electronic equipment, including staff training and supervision.
Earned consistent “success” rating for both technical and managerial performance; accountable for more than 350 maintenance projects monthly; supervised and scheduled work for 20 enlisted personnel; Platoon Sergeant for over 50 soldiers scattered in different locations on the facility.
1990-1992 Support Battalion, Field Station Berlin, Germany
Battalion Reenlistment NCO
Performed recruitment and military/private sector career counseling functions for enlisted personnel; screened and evaluated applicant qualifications; effectively developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies to secure reenlistment commitments from qualified enlisted personnel.
1988-1990 Non-Commissioned Officer School, Berlin, Germany
Coordinator and Instructor
Managed all activities at brigade-sized NCO training Center
Trained and scheduled instructors; published and compiled class schedules; personally taught classes in military administration and electronics.
Maintained center and class records; prepared reports for higher headquarters; recommended and implemented curricular and procedural changes; developed a video library for NCO development; conducted tour for visiting dignitaries.
1985-1988 Support Battalion, Field Station Berlin, Germany
Teletype Repair Supervisor
Directed and performed repair and maintenance functions on electronic equipment.
Trained, supervised, and evaluated repair personnel on team; coordinated diagnosis and hands on repair of critical mission required equipment; ordered and maintained stock levels of supplies and repair parts; maintained all repair records; planned and scheduled equipment maintenance.
1983-1985 U.S. Army Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA.
Instructor, Teletype Repair Course
Trained new recruits in both lock-step and self paced courses in teletype repair. (Trade school instructor)
1979-1983 Chicago District Recruiting Command - Melrose Park, IL./Elmhurst, IL. Enlisted Personnel Recruiter
Selected for this Position based on outstanding military service.
Contacted and interviewed prospective recruits; screen and investigated their qualifications; contacted local organizations; gave presentations on military careers; wrote and published recruiting and marketing material for local private sector distribution.
Evaluated and counseled applicants; provided career counseling to disqualified prospects.
Was selected to represent the U.S. Army in the Chicago Tribune, and on news talk radio WIND Chicago’s Clark Weber show.
1975-1979 167th Signal Company, Vicenza Italy
Tactical Teletype Repairman
Installed, maintained, repaired and tested electronic and mechanical office machines; maintained maintenance and repair records; analyzed and resolved equipment maintenance problems.
Comments made by superiors at time of US Army Retirement, 1993:
Attains results regardless of the complexity of mission
Demonstrates sound and mature judgment
Has intense desire to assist and improve the individual and unit performance of personnel with whom he is working.
Highly skilled in all phases of his job; strives to grow professionally and personally; attends colleges classes for development.
Takes pride in his appearance and conducts himself in an exemplary manner.
consistently demonstrates a good mixture of technical and management skills. He consistently demonstrates his technical skills and knowledge; accomplishes tasks assigned in a professional and thorough manner; he is both a fine technician and excellent non-commissioned officer.