Gold to Silver Transition
Check out our new Gold to Silver Navy / Marines / Coast Guard Transition to USAF Guide – a 30 page .pdf file with all you need to know about the process. From the application package to the interview to post interview paperwork and physical, this document walks the Naval and Coast Guard Aviator through the long road to transferring to the USAF. Download the file now.
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I. M. Phrogpilot
6066 Lucky Valley Drive Bonsall,
Phone 714 726 2819
Secure a position flying the C-130 Hercules Aircraft.
Certification and Ratings
- Federal Aviation Administration
Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single Engine
Commercial Pilot: Land Rotorcraft – Helicopter
Instrument: Airplane and Helicopter
- Fleet Marine Force
October 1998 – Present: Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 160, El Toro California.
September 2000 – March 2001: WestPac Float onboard USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 with the Thirteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), conducted Humanitarian Operations in East Timor, participated in Operation Southern Watch and Exercises Eager Mace, Red Reef and Infinite Moonlight in the Gulf Region.January 2003 – October 2003: Deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Led several CasEvac and MedEvac flights into Iraq as well as general assault support missions.
- Fleet Marine Replacement Squadron
July 1999 – October 1999: Reported to Marine Medium Training Squadron 204 for flight instruction in the CH-46E Sea Knight Medium Helicopter, New River North Carolina.
Completed training in the CH-46E and designated a NATOPS qualified Co-Pilot in the Sea Knight Helicopter.
- Naval Flight School
April 1997 – June 1999: United States Navy, Pensacola Florida.
Reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group for Naval Flight School.
Completed Aviation Preflight Indoctrination July 1997, a course consisting of basic aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology and survival skills in sea, air and land.
Reported to Primary Flight October 1997 for basic flight training at VT-6 in Milton Florida.
Completed Primary and Intermediate flight training in the T34C Turbo Mentor fixed wing aircraft.
Reported to Advance Flight Training for Rotary Wing Aviation at HT-8 in Milton Florida.
Winged an Unrestricted Naval Aviator May 1999.
- The Basic School, USMC
September 1996 – April 1997: Attended six month Basic Officer Course after being commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, Quantico Virginia.
May 1996: Bachelors of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado.
Flight Qualifications and Experience
- Naval Aviation
- Flight Qualifications and Experience
Total Hours: 1500.7
Total NVG Hours: 200.7
Total Fixed Wing Hours: 115.0
Aircraft Commander, Basic Instructor Pilot, Maintenance Check Pilot, Section Leader, Division Leader, Terrain Flight Instructor
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Lieutenant U.S. Navy1 No Place Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011
- Flight Hours and Qualifications
Total Flight hours: 1586.2
Hours in model: 1510.4 as of 30 NOV 04
Aircraft types: T-34C, T-43A, P-3C
P-3C Orion Tactical Coordinator NATOPS Evaluator – August 2003
P-3C Orion Instructor Tactical Coordinator – February 2003
P-3C Orion Mission Commander – January 2003
P-3C Orion Tactical Coordinator – July 2002
P-3C Orion Nav/Comm NATOPS Evaluator/CRM Facilitator – April 2001
P-3C Orion Navigator/Communicator – February 2001
Naval Flight Officer – February 2000
Joint Professional Military Education (JPME-1) Level 1 – expected completion: December 2005
MBA, Southern New Hampshire University – expected graduation: July 2006
Joint Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training – Naval Flight Officer Warfare Designation – 2000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Bachelor of Science in Geology – 1998
- Assignments and Deployments
- January 1999 – June 1999, Primary Flight Training, NAS Pensacola, FL
- July 1999 – February 2000 – Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, TX
- March 2000 – October 2000 – P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron, NAS Jacksonville, FL
- November 2000 – February 2004 – Patrol Squadron Eight, NAS Brunswick, MEGround Duties:
NFO NATOPS Officer (Aug 2003-Feb 2004) – Responsible for evaluating and ensuring standardization of over 24 squadron Naval Flight Officers.
Readiness Officer (Sep 2002-Jul 2003) – Responsible for the compilation of all readiness information and submission of required readiness data to higher authority.
Aviation Survival Equipment Branch Officer (Jan 2002-Aug 2002) – Manage one CPO and 11 enlisted personnel assigned to PR/AME work center.
Command Fitness Leader (Nov 2000-Dec 2001 – Responsible for administering the Squadron Physical Fitness Program and bi-annual Physical Fitness Assessment.
Deployments: August 2001 – February 2002 – Puerto Rico and Keflavik, Iceland
February 2003 – August 2003 – Sigonella, Sicily: in support of OIF
- February 2004 – Present – Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five, NAS Brunswick, MEFleet Exercise Officer – Primary point of contact for all Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group exercises and responsible for coordinating specific MPRA asset availability issues/requests. Lead any detachments required to support Battle Group exercises.
Assistant Operations Officer – Assist the Operations Officer with daily and weekly duties as assigned including preparing briefing materials for Wing Commander weekly brief, tracking squadron flight hours, drafting relevant operations message traffic.
Tactical Support Center Watch Officer – Conduct briefings, flight following, and debriefings of aircrew in support of P-3C operational and training sorties.
Wing Weapon Systems Trainer/Tactical Aircrew Trainer Evaluator – Evaluate squadron combat aircrew tactics during readiness qualification trainers in the 2F140 WST and 2F179 TACT simulators.
- Awards and Decorations
Air Medal Individual Award
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Navy Battle “E” with two devices
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 device
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