Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator/Part 107 remote pilot. Relevant experience includes 2500 combat hours on multiple platforms (MQ-1/MQ-9), 400 combined instruction/evaluation hours, and Launch and Recovery FTU Evaluator. Operational test and development experience/test and evaluation qualified for AFMC aircraft. Currently deployed launch and recovery SO for ACC's MQ-9 fleet. Experienced operating airborne sensors to actively and passively acquire, track and monitor airborne and ground objects/assisting in air navigation and critical phases of flight/performing mission-planning activities in accordance with theater and training rules of engagement.
Graduated Flight Training School with Top Gun Honors . Awarded 23 Aerial Achievement Medals for flying 2300 combat hours [2011-2015]. Selected out of 600 airmen to represent the squadron in RPA competition and won Wing Level Top Crew Award . Airman of the Quarter . Awarded Instructor Sensor Operator of the Year . Awarded 732 OG superior performer of the year . Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service as an MQ-9 Flight Examiner . 29th Instructor Sensor Operator of the Quarter . Co-authored MQ-9 3-3/3-1 rewrite .
Provided instruction to include briefing, simulator/training device events, debriefing and conducting a critique of the training event to include completing documentation of performance. Provided academic instruction in the classroom using appropriate lesson plans, approved media and method of teaching, audio visual support or electronic computer based training equipment/media. Performed duties as a subject matter expert when/as required. Performed tasks to support LR/FTU instructional program, i.e. scheduling, standardization or flight safety. LR Instructor/Evaluator Sensor Operator.
Trained, instructed and evaluated aircrew to effectively employ the MQ-9 using numerous multi-spectral targeting pods. Controlled and disseminated life full-motion video to detect and destroy enemy targets (MQ-9/1). Oversaw 24/7 combat operations while managing qualifications, scheduling and training to provide the Mission Commander with issues regarding his airmen. Advised section Chief on all training and lead 9 instructors and evaluators on qualifications, continuation training and upgrade training for all sensor operators.
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