Operated and maintained airborne weapon systems to include GAU-18/A, GAU-2B/A, M-203 Grenade Launcher, M-204, ALQ-157, ALQ-160, DIRCM Infrared Countermeasures Platform, also successfully launched an RPG... once * Performed additional preflight and post-flight inspections of guns, defensive systems, and related aircraft equipment * Operated aircraft systems, auxiliary, and rescue equipment as dictated by mission requirements * briefed and coordinated with U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and various foreign Special Operations Forces Personnel concerning mission essential safety, efficiency, and success-contingent items * assisted and coordinated with all mission-participating personnel to ensure safe employment of weapons, defensive systems, hoist, and related equipment * Maintained accountability of weapons and ammunition and forecasted ammunition requirements * Performed all pre-strike, strike, and post-strike requirements with special emphasis on weapon malfunction analysis and repair * Adhered to and employed flying, weapon, and explosive safety standards * conducted in-flight and ground training in all facets of aircrew duties, airborne weapon systems, defensive systems, and related equipment.
Awards and Key Qualifications: 3-time 20th Special Operations Squadron Airman of the Quarter * One-time 16th Special Operations Group Airman of the Quarter * Recipient of 5 Air Medals and 9 Aerial Achievement medals * Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Campaign medals * 1 Air Force Achievement Medal * Distinguished Graduate of Enlisted Aircrew Undergraduate Course * Graduate of Joint Special Operations University's Middle Eastern Integration Program * Graduate of the Team O'Neil DOD High-Risk Evasive Driving School * Graduate of SV-80 Aircrew Survival Training, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency's SV-91 and SV-93 Hostage Survival Training (advanced beatings) *
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