Angela M. Odom (Colonel, US Army Retired) is a senior human resources specialist with over 26 years of inspirational leadership experience. She is a leadership developer with extensive high stress, international, and graduate level academic experience. Angela retired honorably effective September 1, 2015.
Angela is a 1988 United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned the title of homecoming queen, earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Personnel Management and was commissioned an Adjutant General’s Corps Second Lieutenant. Angela has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College
Angela’s career highlights include participating in three separate combat operational deployments, commanding a battalion in Iraq, serving as a professor of military science, serving as the chief of the Army’s human resources assignments managers and establishing a military installation level mentorship program.
Angela was honored to command a battalion sized element during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq for over 14 months. She ensured that the battalion was trained and ready to execute its four wartime functions supporting over 96,000 Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Civilians. She led the operations of nine subordinate units with 512 Soldiers in 26 separate geographically dispersed locations from Germany, Forts Bragg, Hood, Lewis and McCoy. Angela, simultaneously trained 35 Brigade level human resources sections on Personnel Service Support functions resulting in a phenomenally efficient and effective transition to the Army’s Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR).
In her capacity as the chief of the Army’s human resources assignment branch, Angela diligently led the team who executed the lifecycle service management for over 2,700 active component and 370 active guard reserve military human resources officers.
In her capacity as a Professor of Military Science, Angela acted as an ambassador for the U. S. Army at the University of Tennessee – Martin in Martin, Tennessee. Angela’s ROTC department achieved unprecedented program growth of 57% in a year. She empowered and taught military leadership to approximately 200 college students enrolled in the ROTC program.
During her last military assignment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Angela served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the Soldier Support Institute and as a provisional brigade-level commander for a subordinate battalion. Angela ensured the training, health and welfare of more than 600 staff and faculty and 25,000 students. She provided insightful leadership in developing a viable Army Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program as the entire Nation scrutinized the Department of Defense’s processes and procedures. Additionally, Angela served as one of eight senior female mentors for Fort Jackson’s installation level Professional Mentorship Network (Female Forum).
Angela is the president and chief executive officer of AMO Consulting Solutions LLC, which facilitates customized Management and Human Resources (HR) training packages to small and large companies as well as individuals. Additionally, AMO Consulting Solutions LLC conducts I AM EMPOWERED workshops focusing on life skills such as communications, decision making, goal setting and financial matters.