A brand new year filled with joy, hope, and Promise..... with Kids At Promise. Join us, Thursday, January 6th, 2022, 12 Noon, Shorewood Country Club.  A Zoom link is available! Contact us, if you wish to attend.  
Chistopher Rodriguez is a passionate community advocate, Marine Corps Veteran, and the President of Kids At Promise, who is making a difference in the lives of children, every day.  He is the brainchild behind Small Towns Big Minds.  Kids At Promise has recived a Rotary District Grant through the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club.  Meet this outstanding young man in person, or via Zoom and learn more about all that he and his team are accomplishing in a community that values his energy and commitment.  
A bit about Christopher:


Offering 5+ Years of Marine Corps Experience

Secret Security Clearance

Logistics & Inventory Management, Infantry Team Leadership, Financial/Budget Analyst , Material Handling

Junior Web Developer


United States Marine Corps, Various Duty Stations

Fiscal Accounting Clerk - Logistics Specialists - Infantry Team Leader    2007 – 2012

    -    Supply/Inventory Management

    -    Marine Corps Fiscal Representative (GCPC)

    -    Supply Administration Chief

    -    Infantry Team Leader (Helo Company)

    -    Sergeant of the Guard (Jordan)

Accounted, budgeted, and allocated government funds totally in the tens of millions for 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.  Transferred funds to designated sections for projects and training while ensuring over-spending and useless purchases were not authorized. Certified government credit card holder that provided excellent oversight over all of the battalions funds in both 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion and 1st Battalion 1st Marines.

Received, stored, and issued maintenance inventory and supplies for the logistics section valued at more than $50 million. Labeled stock items using identification tags, stamps, and electric marking tools. Organized and stored items in an accessible manner and identified proper warehouse storage methods based on turnover and environmental factors. Utilized automated computer inventory system to input inventory, initiate distribution actions, perform transactions, and maintain hand receipts.

Maintained accountability for all serialized weapons and tactical gear. Examined and inspected items for defects and coordinated repair and replacement of items. Developed and disseminated monthly inventory accountability reports that accounted for the battalions entire asset inventory valued at more than $100 million.




    -    Directly managed groups of up to 5-100 personnel with full responsibility for work assignments, scheduling, performance management, training, and disciplinary actions. Organized daily operations and established priorities and deadlines. Ensured adequate manpower coverage and supplies available to perform tasks. Conducted training on safety practices and promoted a safe and work environment. Set and enforced high standards of personal and professional conduct. 


    -    Established internal controls to ensure adequate level of supplies through performing audits and inspections. Adjusted stock levels utilizing a standard formula to promote efficient supply utilization. Utilized Government Credit Purchase Card to procure items and implemented rigorous oversight of supply requisitions to reduce wasteful spending.


    -    Directly supervised and managed a group of over 100 Marines during time at Infantry Training Battalion.


    -    Served over-seas as the Sergeant of the Guard (Head of Security) in Jordan keeping the safety, security, and protection of field operating base.  Ensured all personnel were alert and guarded respective positions while providing leadership to junior marines.


Key Accomplishments    


    -    Recognized with The Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal for exceptional management of Government Credit Purchase Card (Fiscal) while establishing the units Multi-Million dollar budget and allocation of funding to respective sections. Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures that increased accountability and gained recognition as best practices throughout the 1st Marine Division.


    -    Consistently lauded for exemplary and outstanding leadership. Fostered team approach to problem solving and created an environment that facilitated teamwork. Efforts improved productivity and boosted morale.


    -    Served as Chief of security in Jordan maintaining safety of compound and managing a group of over 40 Marines.  Established good cultural relations between multiple ethnical backgrounds.


    •    Improved maintenance readiness from 67% to 99% through development of procedures and processes to maintain efficient supply warehouse operations.  


    •    Solely processed more than 900 requisition for FY09 in the Asset Tracking Logistic and Supply System. Purchased more than $3.3 million in supplies and assets to maintain inventory availability.


    •    Collaborated with Comptroller to ensure order placement deadlines were met. Meticulous and eye for detail resulted in timely and accurate delivery of inventory.


    -    Certificate of Completion of one of the most rigorous and mentally challenging training schools in the United States Military, S.E.R.E. School (Survival, Evasion, Rescue, Escape).




Kids At Promise, Inc.                                    2021-2022



Antioch University 

Certificate of Web Development                                2017


Saddleback Community College 

Associates in Liberal Arts                                     2016

Associates in Business Management                                 2016

Associates in Business Leadership                                 2016


Irvine Valley College

Real Estate License Classes                                     2016


United States Marine Corps                                    2007-2012


Dunkirk Senior High School, NY     

High School Diploma {Honors)                                 2007        




Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. 

Using Unity Supply Procedures, 2012

Financial Management Training, 2012

Daily Business Intelligence Training, 2012

Item Master Data Management, 2012

Government Credit Purchase Card Approval Official Training, 2008-2012

Government Credit Purchase Card Responsible Office Training, 2008-2012

Supply Basic Course, 2008

Infantry Training Battalion, 2009

Basic Reconnaissance Course, 2010 (Dropped)

SERE School (Survival, Evasion, Rescue, Escape), 2009

Marine Corps Marine Combat Training, 2007

Marine Corps Bootcamp Parris Island, 2007


Awards and Achievements


Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2012

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, 2010

Certificate of Achievement, Business Leadership, Saddleback 2015