Army Officer and Leader transitioning from a military deployment in Kuwait to employment as a civilian, with the goal to attain full time employment in the Nondestructive Testing industry. Valued by the military as a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot and 11 year military service member.
As Tactical Operations Officer, responsible for over $600,000 dollars of Tactical equipment. Maintained and loaded classified radios consistently and on schedule to maintain operational readiness. Led high profile aviation missions from Planning through Execution.
Chosen by unit leadership to act as Pilot in Command of $15 Million Dollar Blackhawk helicopters ahead of peers based on consistent maturity, reliability, demonstrated skilled performance, and decision making.
Operated with Safety as Primary Consideration in extreme environmental conditions ranging from 120 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit all over the world
Recognized as a Professional Officer and Leader by Military Leadership for exceptional work
Promoted ahead of peers through Enlisted ranks
Safely and Reliably met a large variety of mission requirements as an Army Officer and Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot in support of the State of Alaska and the USA. Over 700 Helicopter Pilot Hours. Maintain current knowledge required of complex aircraft systems knowledge, emergency procedures, and aircraft limitations. Consistently exceed military physical fitness requirements. Served in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait from April 2013 - Dec 2013. Unit Tactical Operations Officer reporting directly to Senior Leadership regarding Mission Planning, Operations and Aircraft Survivability Equipment in Kuwait. Progressed to Pilot in Command of $15 Million Dollar Helicopters acting as a Crew Leader making decisions during complex tactical situations before, during, and after flight.
Acted with a professional goal oriented attitude in order to succeed in graduating from the best Helicopter Flight School in the World. Effectively acted as a Professional Army Officer in a very challenging and rewarding program.
Flew over one thousand hours in Blackhawk Helicopters with emphasis on Safety and Mission Accomplishment. Responsible for performing maintenance functions and troubleshooting often in remote areas and without assistance. Acted as aircrew member, with careful attention to team building and effective aircrew coordination. Deployed to Iraq for one year from Aug 2005-06. Crew Chief duties included gunnery, aircraft cabin management, maintenance, and aerial observation. Learned effective radio communication and task prioritization in stressful and challenging situations.
Worked as a helicopter mechanic with increasing levels of responsibility throughout this time period. Inspected, Maintained, and performed trouble shooting procedures on a large variety of aviation and mechanical systems, including hydraulics, turbine engines, and electrical generators. Maintained all required logbooks and inspection reports. Completed pre and post flight inspections including fueling and servicing. Proficient with heavy equipment, including forklifts, and overhead hoists. Incorporated Safety into all job functions using personal protective equipment and appropriate precautions. Responsibly maintained 3 fully mission capable Blackhawk helicopters for a large variety of state and national missions.
Courses included Professional Leadership, Safety, Mechanical Systems and Theories, along with advanced Aviation related topics.
Learned Aviation Mechanic Functions ranging from component removal, and repair, to Technical Manual Use, to proper tool use and accountability, along with others while working Safely and in a timely manner.
Learned Basic Army Skills and Accountability, skills gained included basic leadership training, first aid, following directions, and a mission focused attitude with a powerful desire to succeed and complete any assigned task.
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