SGT Hector Rojas, AIGA, SHA

SGT Hector Rojas, AIGA, SHA

Dates of Service: May 2011 - Nov 2018
RETIRED
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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
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
As a PFC, 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 a SPC, tasked as Range Safety and Ammunition NCOIC for Deployed Small Arms Range. As armorer, provided instruction on BRM and PMI for 3 different Weapons for 112 Firers. 9400 rounds fired without accidents or incidents. As a SPC, placed as an Aviation Maintenance shift leader of 4 maintainers, providing timely maintenance to 31 forward deployed AH-64D attack helicopters. Permanent member of the Batallion Downed Aircraft Rescue Team (DART) in a hostile environment. Wounded during a Ramadan 2013 IDF attack on FOB Shank.

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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