Aircraft Maintenance Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Aviation, Military Aircraft, OH 58D, Rolls Royce M250 Turbine Engine, FADEC, US Army, Kiowa Warrior, Maintenance Test Pilot, Maintenance Examiner, Aircraft Maintenance

Expert Witness No.1308

Utilize extensive experience in the design, development, qualification and integration of aircraft systems and technology to provide customer focused solutions for military/paramilitary programs. Make use of analytical, problem solving, time management, and communication skills to pursue a program/project management, operations management, engineering management, or training management position with the opportunity to contribute to strategic goals and help an organization gain a competitive edge while gaining positions of increasing responsibility.


Proven leader with 26 years experience in the United States Military, to include experience managing and working with civilian and Department of Defense engineering teams.
•    Vast operational experience in project/maintenance/operations management, training development, and  team building
•    Strong Defense Acquisition background (programming through final disposition)
•    Extensive experience managing aircraft development, systems integration, test, quality control  and modification efforts
•    A highly adaptive, decisive, methodical, and loyal professional accustomed to ambiguity
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
•    FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot (rotary wing) and Military Maintenance Pilot, 3700 hours total flight time
•    Current Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance


BS, Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL – 2000
•    Dean’s List – Magna Cum Laude, 3.84 GPA
•    Minor – Aviation Business Administration


2013-Present: Program Integrator (Contractor), Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office (Moffatt, Inc.)
•    Subject Matter Expert for the Iraqi Armed 407 Helicopter (IA407), providing technical and logistical support for the IA407 Product Manager; including test aircraft management, airworthiness guidance, aircraft systems modification, configuration management and logistical analysis 

1987 - 2012: Military Service; retired Chief Warrant Officer 4, United States Army

 2009 - 2012: Acceptance Test Pilot, Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office
•    Served as the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office (ASH PO) Flight and Maintenance Test Pilot Subject Matter Expert in support of both Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) and 
Kiowa Warrior (KW) Programs
•    Acceptance Test Pilot for the entire portfolio of armed scout aircraft, across multiple activities in three different product offices in support to the deployed force and the
Foreign Military Sales community
•    As the US Army’s first Bell 407 Maintenance Examiner, developed production acceptance test procedures for the Bell IA407 unique aircraft configuration which allowed the US to
accept a one of a kind aircraft from a production line and deliver it to the Government of Iraq providing them with the only rotary wing attack asset in their entire aviation arsenal
•    Primary production flight test pilot for aircraft engineering and systems upgrades resulting in the modernization and enhancement of the unique Armed Bell 407 fleet
•    OH-58D and IA407 Maintenance Examiner for the Army’s Aviation Flight Test Directorate AFTD

2004 - 2009: Aviation Logistics Officer / Maintenance Examiner, 101st Airborne Division
•    Overall maintenance advisor to the commander regarding the supervision of 15 enlisted soldiers in the management, quality control and execution of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of 10 combat aircraft and associated equipment valued in excess of $25M
•    Managed the Squadron’s $5.4M Aviation Logistics budget and responsible for maintaining the Squadron’s durable and expendable aviation repair parts, valued at over $18M
•    Served in over 200 combat, low level armed reconnaissance missions, since September 11, 2001

2002-2004: Aviation Safety Officer, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
•    Served as the Company Safety Officer in the Army’s largest Special Operations Aviation Maintenance (AVUM/AVIM) Company, supporting 34 AH/MH6 Light Attack and Light Assault Helicopters and 36 MH-60L/K Attack and Assault Helicopters
•    MH-6 Special Operations Pilot 

2001-2002: Production Control Officer / Maintenance Examiner, 2nd Infantry Division
•    Squadron Aviation Maintenance Officer of the most forward deployed Cavalry Squadron in the Army, responsible for the operational and combat readiness of 16 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors assigned to the 2nd INF Division, valued in excess of $100M
•    Squadron Maintenance Examiner, responsible for the standardization and training of the Squadron’s 5 Maintenance Test Pilots, as well as Quality Control supervisor for the Squadron’s 6 QC NCO’s 

1995-2001: Maintenance Pilot / Examiner, 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Infantry Division

1992-1995: Squadron Pilot, 82nd Airborne Division

1987-1991: UH-1H Helicopter Crew Chief, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Corps Support Command


Defense Acquisition University Courses
•    ACQ 101      - Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
•    CLL 008      - Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems
•    CLL 057/58 - Level of Repair Analysis
•    CLB 007      - Cost Analysis
•    CLB 016      - Introduction to Earned Value Management
•    LOG 101      - Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals
•    LOG 102      - Systems Sustainment Management Fundamentals
•    LOG 103      - Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM)
•    SYS 101      - Fundamentals of Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering
•    TST 102      - Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation

Rolls-Royce M250 Turbine Engine, Heavy Maintenance Course w/ FADEC - 2011

Bell 407 Qualification and Operational Check Flight (OCF) Pilot Courses, 2009, 2010

Government Flight Representative Course, 2009

Aviation Safety Officer Course, 2003
•    Honor Graduate with OSHA #501 Certification

MH-6J Special Operations Helicopter Qualification Course, 2002
OH-58D Armament/Avionics Officer’s Technician Course, 2001
•    Distinguished Honor Graduate

Warrant Officer Advanced Course, 2001 - basic focus is to provide progressive technical training augmented by progressive leader development training
Army Aviation Maintenance Manager / OH-58D Maintenance Test Pilot Course, 1995

Warrant Officer Candidate Course / Warrant Officer, Rotary Wing Flight Training, 1991-1992

UH-1H Helicopter Repairer Course, 1987