Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Certification
Military Service
Awards
Timeline
Generic

William Velasco

San Antonio,TX

Summary

Experienced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operator. Seasoned Operations Manager and talented leader with 24 years of experience applying exceptional planning and problem-solving abilities toward enhancing business plans and day-to-day activities. Results-driven and resilient in developing teams while improving processes and increasing productivity. Bringing solid understanding of industry trends, excellent communication skills, talent for spotting areas in need of improvement and implementing changes with strategic approach.

Overview

13
13
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Operations Superintendent/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator/Instructor/Evaluator

U.S. Air Force
2019.01 - 2023.02
  • Oversaw three training courses at Air Education Training Command's largest pilot-producing Flying Training Squadron and the Air Force's only undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft technical school training pipeline.
  • Trained, qualified and developed 130 instructors, oversaw seven unit programs that produced over 190K academic hours/40.3K flight training hours annually.
  • Evaluated/revised curriculum based on Combat Air Forces requirements to ensure program compliance with Air Education Training Command's, Community College of the Air Force, Wing and Operations Group directives.
  • Interfaced with 34 follow-on squadrons, four Major Commands and Head Quarters Air Force to facilitate a streamlined training pipeline for 896 students per year.

ADDITIONAL DUTY 1ST SERGEANT/REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT MQ-9 INSTRUCTOR SENSOR OPERATOR

U.S. Air Force
2018.01 - 2019.01
  • Served as key advisor to the Commander to ensure morale, welfare and maintain standards and discipline for 39 enlisted, 34 officers.
  • Instructed 165 Total Force Integrated aircrew annually in MQ-9 (remotely piloted aircraft) Launch and Recovery, also prepared students to deploy immediately to seven Area's of Responsibility.
  • Created, planned, scheduled and managed flight operations for the Air Force's largest Launch and Recovery Element Formal Training Unit; 70 courses, 280 students, 8.8K flight hours/simulator hours yearly.
  • Led nine person MQ-9/MQ-1 planning/scheduling shop.
  • Accountable for exercise and mission support products for four Combat Lines and Continental United States Continuation Training Line.

FLIGHT CHIEF/REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT (MQ-9) LAUNCH and RECOVERY SENSOR OPERATOR

U.S. Air Force
2013.02 - 2018.01
  • Senior enlisted leader of 19-member flight; supervised airman, upgrade training, professional development and career progression.
  • Operated electro-optical, infrared, low-light cameras and laser range designators to support nontraditional Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
  • Launched and recovered combat lines in support of multiple types of missions.
  • Executed commander directed objectives with joint and combined force mission partners.
  • Engaged fixed, moving and time-critical targets utilizing simultaneous multi-ship Remotely Piloted Aircraft precision attack weapons and tactics.

NCOIC, Cyber Support/Client Systems Tech/UDM

United States Air Force
2011.10 - 2013.02
  • Built, revised, assigned, tracked, reviewed and maintained deployment folders with Higher Headquarters Readiness.
  • Managed 300 pieces of vital unit cyber support equipment.
  • Created, organized, maintained paper and electronic records for the commander support staff.
  • Installed and configured computer equipment, peripherals, hardware, software, upgrades, and system patches. Isolates, coordinates and resolves computer problems and inter-organizational local area network deficiencies.
  • Performed system analysis, documentation, testing, implementation, and user support for platform transitions.

MILITARY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (MTI)

USAF
2009.09 - 2011.10
  • Responsible for receiving, processing and transporting 39K newly assigned basic military recruits annually.
  • Coordinates and conducts weekly graduation events; including Airmen's Run, Retreat and Coin Presentation Ceremony.
  • Military liaison between Lackland Air Force Base and Director of Aviation for San Antonio Int'l Airport.
  • Performed as alternate Base Locator; coordinates and regulates usage of controlled concessionaires in facility.
  • Molded 113 civilians into warrior Airmen; flight earned "BEAST/Academic" excellence with 17 honor graduates.

Education

Associate of Applied Science - Instructor of Technology And Military Science

Community College of The Air Force
Montgomery, AL
12.2019

Associate of Applied Science - Air And Space Operations Technology

Community College of The Air Force
Montgomery, AL
12.2017

Skills

  • Management
  • Military intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Operational planning
  • Security clearance
  • Force Protection
  • Training Management
  • Program Management
  • Deployment Readiness

Certification

  • TS/SCI, 01/2019
  • Top Secret cleared w/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), 2019
  • CCAF Instructor Level I, 05/2022
  • Master Instructor, 05/2020

Military Service

United States Air Force, United States, E7, 03/1998, 02/2023, Leader, and self-managed operator with a current Top Secret Security Clearance and 24 years of proven experience in the United States Air Force. Accomplished measurable results while leading teams of up to 130 personnel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Possesses an extensive and comprehensive background in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations, operations management, customer service, instructing/evaluating and process improvement derived from conducting domestic and global operations around the world.

Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Aerial Achievement Medal (16x)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (3x)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (3x)
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal (8X)
  • Remote Combat Effect Medal (2x)

Timeline

Operations Superintendent/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator/Instructor/Evaluator

U.S. Air Force
2019.01 - 2023.02

ADDITIONAL DUTY 1ST SERGEANT/REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT MQ-9 INSTRUCTOR SENSOR OPERATOR

U.S. Air Force
2018.01 - 2019.01

FLIGHT CHIEF/REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT (MQ-9) LAUNCH and RECOVERY SENSOR OPERATOR

U.S. Air Force
2013.02 - 2018.01

NCOIC, Cyber Support/Client Systems Tech/UDM

United States Air Force
2011.10 - 2013.02

MILITARY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (MTI)

USAF
2009.09 - 2011.10

Associate of Applied Science - Instructor of Technology And Military Science

Community College of The Air Force

Associate of Applied Science - Air And Space Operations Technology

Community College of The Air Force
  • TS/SCI, 01/2019
  • Top Secret cleared w/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), 2019
  • CCAF Instructor Level I, 05/2022
  • Master Instructor, 05/2020
William Velasco