SFC Michael Sanderson

SFC Michael Sanderson

Dates of Service: Jul 1990 - Aug 2017
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  • SR Jul 90
  • SA Sep 90
  • SN Aug 91
  • PO3 Dec 93
  • SPC Apr 01
  • SGT Feb 03
  • SSG Aug 06
  • SFC Nov 11

Recent Activity  -

Military Experiences

May 2015 - May 2017
Government Ground Representative
Oversight of Sikorsky and U.S. Government helicopter build contract valued in excess of $9.6 billion, ensuring contractor compliance with written procedures, blueprints, and approved contract safety requirements; Monitored the status of all contractor facilities, equipment, personnel training and certification, technical data, and procedures involving aircraft ground operations through aviation risk assessment audits; Liaison between the military services and the contractor coordinating the delivery of H-60 series helicopters to various United States Government and Foreign Military agencies; Provided government oversight of the production, maintenance, modifications, and ground handling of aircraft
Sep 2011 - May 2015
D Co
Platoon Sergeant
Responsible for organizing/supervising scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for a fleet of 44 UH-60 "L/M" Blackhawk and 12 CH-47 "F" Chinook helicopters and assigned aviation ground support equipment (AGSE) valued in excess of $1.3billion; Supervised and trained over 145 aviation maintenance personnel managing man hours, parts and facility requirements to repair aircraft and associated equipment; Technical expert in aviation maintenance plans, policies and procedures establishing supply economy and component repair shop support; Responsible for statistical analysis, safety, cost, schedule and quality performance in support of company goals and objectives; Managed training and certification currencies of all assigned aviation maintenance personnel
Jul 2009 - Sep 2011
2-29 IN
Section Sergeant
Responsible for the health and welfare of six Soldiers and the daily scheduled maintenance of eight UH-60 "L" Blackhawk helicopters. Flew VIP missions in support the Fort Benning Commanding General, training for the 75th Ranger Regiment and missions for the Department of Homeland Security. Inspected, troubleshot, and repaired or replaced landing gear systems, powerplant and turbine engine systems, auxiliary power unit systems, rotor systems, hydraulic and flight control systems, electrical systems and avionics components, fuel systems; conducted aircraft battle damage evaluations; Performed numerous Main Rotor and Tail Rotor Rigging procedures.
Jul 2008 - Jul 2009
Quality Control NCOIC
Evaluated maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies and conducted aircraft technical inspections for configuration control; Advised mechanic personnel on proper maintenance practices in accordance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and customer-specific record keeping; Maintained quality control up to and beyond 1910 standards; Managed aircraft historical data and aircraft weight and balance records for compliance with posted Army policies; Advised and trained approximately 125 aviation maintenance personnel and pilots to meet industry standards; Reviewed production and inspection schedules; assigned and supervised QA personnel maximizing inspection objectives


(3 years, 11 months)
Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Platoon Sergeant in a Delta Maintenance Company, responsible for organizing/supervising scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for a fleet of 44 UH-60 "L/M" Blackhawk and 12 CH-47 "F" Chinook helicopters and all assigned aviation ground support equipment (AGSE) valued in excess of $1.3billion
Jun 2006 - Oct 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Quality Control Technical Inspector in a Battalion. Planned, conducted and supervised aircraft technical inspections for configuration control and flew maintenance test flights; maintained aircraft historical records for 120 UH-60 "A/L" Blackhawk helicopters, computed basic weight and balance records for technical weighing; conducted rigging
Feb 2004 - Jan 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Platoon Sergeant in Bravo Troop Flight Company. Responsible for the health and welfare of eight Soldiers and the daily maintenance and flight scheduling of eight UH-60 "A" Blackhawk helicopters.
Nov 1990 - May 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Naval crew member onboard the Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63). Supported combat operations, extended General Quarters, extensive onload of ordnance, supplies, equipment and stores. Contributed to successful enemy engagement with over two million pounds of explosives from 16in gun mounts and targeted Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missile launches.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

May 2014 - Jun 2014

CH-47F New Equipment Fielding / Repairer Course

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

UH-60M Repair Transition


Dec 2015

Government Flight/Ground Representative (DCMA)

Sep 2015

Aircraft Ground Safety (DCMA)

Sep 2013

FCC General Radio Operator License with Radar Endorsement

Jul 2012

DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Started in 2013

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