Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 18: Dallas Kratzer

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 18 of The VETERANS CONNECTED! On today’s episode…

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews Airforce veteran Dallas Kratzer. Dr. Kratzer is a Senior Fellow in Policy Development with KY CPE. His focus is on expanding credit for prior learning (CPL) concepts throughout academia and business in Kentucky. Tune in as they exchange their experiences and discuss the transition from the military to industry, and the paths and resources that led them to where they are today…

More about Dallas..

As a CAEL Training Consultant, Dr. Kratzer facilitates workshops ranging from introduction to prior learning assessment (PLA) to full credit for prior learning (CPL) program implementation. Furthermore, he is a CAEL Ambassador, his work focuses on veteran engagement activities in academia and workforce.

He has been a faculty assessor with the American Council on Education (ACE) since 2017, assessing military workplace learning and official training courses for the awarding of college-level credit. His work has directly impacted the college opportunities for service members in every branch as documented on their Joint Service Transcript (JST). Additionally, he is a presenter and advisor for ACE in teaching colleges and universities on how they can best use JST credit recommendations in their undergraduate degree programs.

He also serves as a Senior Associate with the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, where he advised the senior staff on educational and workforce initiatives related to the military community in Kentucky. He represents the Commission on the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board and serves as the co-chair for the Veterans and Transitioning Servicemembers sub-committee.

Dr. Kratzer received his B.S. in Management/Human Resources from Park University, an M.Phil. in Military Strategy from Air University, an M.A. in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. Additionally, he brings 35 years of leadership and management teaching and experience from his time in the U.S. Air Force, having served in numerous senior advisor positions.

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Eric Bevevino Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Eric Bevevino has spent his entire 27 year career in the business of heavy duty maintenance and reliability.  Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Eric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Honoring his ROTC scholarship commitment to the US Navy, Eric spent four years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Diving and Salvage specialty.  Following his stint on active duty, Eric entered the private sector by taking a position with Castrol Industrial.  This five years with Castrol was followed by eight years with Chevron Lubricants.  Looking to gain more perspective while using his solid foundation in maintenance from the Navy, Eric left Chevron to join a small reliability consulting firm in Connecticut.  Over the next five years he focused on preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance and best practices in asset management.  This ultimately led him to his current position at Valvoline as the Senior Director of Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, officed out of Valvoline World Headquarters in Lexington, KY.   In the 31 years after graduating from college, Eric has set foot in almost every type of commercial and industrial operation in over 10 countries around the world.  Eric is a married father of two, a retired Navy Reserve Commander, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and a Certified Reliability Leader.