SGT Hector Rojas, AIGA, SHA

SGT Hector Rojas, AIGA, SHA

Dates of Service: May 2011 - Nov 2018
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Promotions

  • PVT May 11
  • PV2 Nov 11
  • PFC May 12
  • SPC Mar 13
  • SGT Jun 14

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Bio 

Helicopter maintenance professional with over 25 years of combined Military and Civilian experience in Aeronautical Engineering and Security Consulting. As a Civilian, I developed multi-million dollar security projects for Educational, Civilian, and Military facilities. Currently optimizing processes within a Company Level organization and leading soldiers to perform to their full potential.

Military Experiences

Sep 2017 - Nov 2018
D Co
Section Sergeant
Successfully supervised, trained, and evaluated 3 NCOs and 16 Soldiers, supporting maintenance for 24 AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopters. Responsible for the training, health, welfare, and management of personnel issues for 19 Soldiers with a record of zero safety incidents. Implemented and managed a maintenance program for 10 Vehicles, trained 40+ Soldiers as Military Drivers, and supervised Risk Reduction processes. Developed a Driver Program that was adopted and implemented by an Aviation Brigade. Developed and implemented optimization processes that shortened preparation time for specific tasks and allowed for a more focused allocation of personnel and equipment.
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
4-4 AV
Section Sergeant
Successfully supervised, trained, and evaluated 25 Soldiers and 4 NCOs, supporting maintenance for 24 AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopters. Responsible for the training, health, welfare, and management of personnel issues for 29 Soldiers with a record of zero safety incidents. Implemented and managed a maintenance program for 12 Vehicles, trained 60+ Soldiers as Military Drivers, and supervised Risk Reduction processes. Developed a Driver Program that was adopted and implemented by an Aviation Brigade after passing ARMS inspection with 100%. Supported and augmented 4 AV Companies as their Master Driver. Developed and implemented optimization processes that shortened preparation time for specific tasks and allowed for a more focused allocation of personnel and equipment.
May 2014 - Jan 2015
D Co
Squad Leader
Served as an AH-64D Squad Leader for an AVUM Company of 1-10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. Responsible for the training, health, and welfare of 14 soldiers. Supervised and provided technical and tactical guidance to soldiers performing field-level maintenance for 18 AH-64D Longbow Apache Helicopters valued at over U$580M. Scheduled maintenance on all special tools and equipment in the Air Mobile Tool Room. Maintained a 100% personnel safety record and Shop equipment Serviceability. DART operations for an AH-64D PL resulted in replacing the main transmission in an austere environment, returning the Aircraft to FMC status in 24 working hours. Supervised 125 and 250 hr inspections & unscheduled maintenance that contributed to the BN exceeding the flying hour goals
Mar 2014 - Jan 2015
D Co
Master Driver
Provided 38 soldiers with Initial Driver Training, conducted 40-hour block classes that increased soldiers' Skills and Mission Readiness. Maintained 12 vehicles valued at over U$2.5M, streamlined a tracking system that enabled all responsible parties to know the status of each vehicle at all times. Monitored the completion of over 100 Work Orders maintaining a Zero Safety incident record for my Squad.

Deployments

(10 months)
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
As a PFC, I was placed on orders to perform as Company Armorer. Supervised Issue, Deployment, and Re-Deployment of 120+ Weapons Systems. Maintained a Forward Arms Room, providing weekly inventory reports on ORG and TPE weapons. As an SPC, tasked as Range Safety and Ammunition NCOIC for Deployed Small Arms Range. Provided instruction on BRM and PMI for 3 different Weapons for 112 Firers. 9400 rounds fired without accidents or incidents. As an SPC, placed as an Aviation Maintenance shift leader of 4 maintainers, providing timely maintenance to 31 forward deployed helicopters.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Foreign Language Skills

2013

Spanish (5/5)

Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2019 - 2021

Indiana University – Southeast

Bachelors Degree, Double Major in History and Political Science

1992 - 1995

Instituto Profesional de Santiago

Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Design

1987 - 1990

Chile Air Force Academy

Bachelor's Degree, Aeronautical Engineering

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