James Brock

  • Aircraft Maintenance Manager
  • Whiteman AFB, Missouri 65305
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full time Other

Personal Summary

Results-driven, methodical, and seasoned professional with broad-based management experience in all aspects of aircraft maintenance operations and project management. Known for keen attention to detail, as well as problem-solving and critical thinking aptitudes to thoroughly assess situations, formulate strategies, and resolve complex issues. Adept at supervising cross-functional teams to attain improvements and established goals. Effective at maintaining a safe and secure working environment; establishing professional relationships through effective communications skills; and driving team dynamics toward productivity optimization and positive results.

Work Experience

442nd Fighter Wing
Aug 2012 - Feb 2018 United States Air Force

Maintenance Group Commander Aug 2012–Present
Expertly managed Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) regional isochronal inspection facility’s maintenance activity in adherence to existing policies and objectives
Offer guidance to staff regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines; thoroughly assess requirements for resources and address organization needs; and develop plans on equipment and aircraft repair
Facilitate hiring, training, and development of staff for subordinate positions; participate in providing performance appraisal of supervisors and other employees; and promptly resolve employee complaints and group grievances
Execute appropriate actions to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates
Build and cultivate strong working relationships with other group commanders, representatives, and senior employees at Numbered Air Force (NAF), HQ AFRC obtaining major commands (MAJCOMs) and air staff
Conduct presentations regarding the program status, accomplishments, and issues along with support requirements and program objectives to senior military officers and civilians across program offices of the command and supported commands
Perform comprehensive assessment of the maintenance program by evaluating performance indicators, productivity goals, deficiency reports, and audit findings

Deputy Director of Logistics
HQ AFRC/A4D

Rendered hands-on assistance to the director of logistics in managing the program of the AFRC, while in charge of planning and managing supply, transportation, contracting, logistics planning, and maintenance activities
Ensured compliance of operations with regulatory directives and meet customer needs by setting goals and objectives and building policies and plans to consolidate organizational and logistics program requirements
Efficiently managed logistical support planning of tactical, strategic, and defense mission, while implementing Department of Defense (DoD), US Air Force, and AFRC statutory guidelines
Actively participated in meetings, briefings, and discussions with management officials, as well as assessed program documents to keep updated on AFRC mission and workload changes
Acted as representatives of the HQ AFRC in negotiations and discussions with lateral commands, USAF, and other agencies regarding the execution, modification, and adaptation of AFRC logistics objectives and policies
Oversaw and assessed logistics program accomplishments within subordinate units using comprehensive reports of A4 led logistics compliance assessment program (LCAP), inspector general (IG)-led compliance inspections (UCI), and other MAJCOM/NAF reviews
Made sure to keep logistics-related publications and supplemental instructions updated for effective administration of the command’s aircraft and personnel resources
Functioned as the top authoritative advisor to the HQ AFRC commander/vice commander and Air Force Reserve and senior staff officials on logistics program objectives, policies, and technical concerns
Provided guidance on all US Air Force logistics issues regarding Air Force Reserve Command, and coordinated viable solutions to controversial and problematic situations
Perform thorough analysis of plans and projections on major weapon system conversions, unit reorganization, and mission changes

Division Chief, Maintenance Division
HQ AFRC/A4M

Directed all aspects of command aircraft maintenance programs including aircraft, aircraft systems, air munitions, and DM activities
Evaluated aircraft maintenance requirements in relation to specific goals and relative priorities to support the command mission
Established areas of responsibility aircraft maintenance processes, plans, programs, and program execution in support of the mission of the headquarters
Led work planning to be completed by subordinate units, while setting short-term priorities and organizing schedules based on the difficulty of requirements and assignments
Developed review systems in order for the organization to confirm the attainment of government needs as well as for validation and improvement of operational quality
Assessed developmental needs of subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory staff, and contributed to the decision-making regarding non-routine, costly, or controversial training needs and requests for unit employees
Facilitated meetings with various key personnel to discuss administrative and technical matters on aircraft maintenance programs, as well as periodic conferences with command aircraft maintenance staff for policy and problem resolution
Identified special project needs, while providing key insights for issues resolutions impacting the organization, Air Force installation, command, and agency

919th Maintenance Group Commander
919th Special Operations Wing

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Samford University