Lead Helicopter Pilot


Total Hours:

  • 3100


  • Commercial – ASEL, AMEL, Helicopter
  • CFI – ASE, AME, Helicopter
  • CFII – Airplane & Helicopter
  • FAA NVG Instructor


  • Master of Science, Aviation Systems Management – University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Gonzaga University Graduate
  • U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduate
  • Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course Graduate


  • LtCol, USMC (Retired)
  • 5 Extended Overseas Deployments to include 2 extended shipboard deployments
  • Shipboard deployment to support the UN Forces withdrawal from Somalia
  • SH-60B Mid-Air Retrieval System Proof-of Concept Validation
  • S-70(C)M-1 Performance & Flying Qualities Testing
  • CH-53E and AH-1W Covert Flare Separation Testing
  • YMH-60K Low Airspeed/Critical Azimuth Testing
  • M/CH-53E Dynamic Interface, NVS & FLIR Testing
  • SH-60B/F & HH-60H/J Dynamic Interface, NVG & ASW Testing

Instructor Specialties

  • Rotary Wing Performance & Flying Qualities
  • Operational Test and Evaluation
  • Night Vision Systems
  • Professional Spaceflight Certification
  • Developmental/Experimental Test and Evaluation
  • Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training (H-URRT)

Awards & Affiliations:

  • Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (x2)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal (x2) Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal

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