• Provided valuable assistance to 1-229 ARB by conducting unscheduled maintenance on an AH-64 rotor head, ensuring the continuous operation of the aircraft.
  • Identified and thoroughly documented damage to the AH-64 rotor head during an inspection of the upper bearing, preventing further use of the unserviceable part. This action effectively averted potential loss of equipment and protected lives.
  • Displayed exceptional leadership qualities by not only maintaining assigned aircraft but also taking on the responsibility of supervising an Army Reserve team assigned to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Diligently performed detailed and well-documented maintenance, directly contributing to the combat readiness of all seven UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters that supported operations in the Kosovo theater.
  • Created and effectively managed the powertrain benchstock, which consisted of primary, secondary, and DART kits for AH-64s, UH-60s, and CH-47s, ensuring a streamlined and efficient inventory system.
  • Made significant contributions to the effectiveness and success of various phases involving UH-60 Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinooks, showcasing expertise and proficiency in supporting these aircraft.
  • Served as the primary bench stock representative for Airframe in the 46th Aviation Support Battalion, eliminating delays caused by parts wait time and ensuring efficient maintenance operations.
  • Provided support to the 185th TAB during multiple APOD and SPOD operations, which involved handling six CH-47s and 36 UH-60s, demonstrating reliability and competence in mission execution.
  • Exhibited exceptional skill and expertise as a member of the DART team during the brigade’s DART rodeo, contributing to the overall effectiveness and success of the operation.

Powertrain Mechanic

  • Successfully prepared and executed a real-time Downed Aircraft Recovery Team operation, surpassing standard launch time and showcasing efficiency and proficiency.
  • Reassembled fourteen AH-64D helicopters within a span of seven days, even in the face of personnel and support loss. This feat demonstrated exceptional dedication and the ability to overcome challenges.
  • Completed over 500 man-hours of aircraft maintenance, both scheduled and unscheduled, including a servocylinder replacement and two engine riggings. These efforts ensured the optimal performance and safety of the aircraft.
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