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GARY BAGUIO

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PROFESSIONAL FOCUS
Aviation Quality Assurance
Supervision on squadron of F/A-18 E/F OBJECTIVE: F/A-18 Egress/Environmental Systems Technician Level II.
Super Hornet fighter jets, courtesy of 13 Install, remove, replace. service, adjust and troubleshoot ejection seat, canopy,
years in the US Navy (11/02 - 12/15) explosive devices, airframe/avionics related environment control systems, and
Rank at Discharge: E-6 functional components including rigging of explosive linkage devices, ejection
seat, canopy, canopy drive and locking mechanisms using hand tools, power
CURRENT QA CERTIFICATIONS
tools and applicable test equipment. Performing hourly, calendar, phase and
* Aviation Structural Mechanic (safety
equipment) Course Class AP conditional inspections as required by maintenance requirement cards.
Core C-602-2033. Strand C-602-2034
* Aircraft Weight & Balance Course SPECIAL SKILLS, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
C-512-0001/08GL
* US Department of Labor Journeyman Hazardous Waste Ejection Seat Education:

Aviation Structural Certificate (safety Communication Maintenance
equipment) #208948 (while deployed in * Cyber Security &
Afghanistan) Foreign Object Damage Explosive Device Networking CCSD. 30
* Aviation Life Support Configuration Handling and Storage hours of 60 hours @
Management Course C-555-0056/08FW Working knowledge of Mohave Community
* F/A-18 E/F Environmental Control COMNAVAIRFORINST Support Equipment College. GPA: 4.0
System & Safety Equipment (Career)
4790.2 Series Operation
organizational maintenance course C-602- * Associate degree in
9979 General Studies AGS
Tool Control Program Aircraft Towing
* F/A-18 E/F Environmental Control with concentration in
System & Safety Equipment (Initial) Electrostatic Discharge Aircraft Brake Rider Business Management.
organizational maintenance course C-602- Columbia College (Navy).
9980 Support Equipment Ejection Seat GPA: 3.5
* NALCOMIS OMA QA Admin Course
Qualified Maintenance tear-
C-555-0046/08CW
* EA-6B Safety Equipment (Career) down/build
Organizational Maintenance Course
C-602-9743/457K R EPRESENTATIVE P ROFESSIONAL A CCOMPLISHMENTS
* EA-6B (Initial) Safety Equipment Personal Responsibility
Course
C-602-9739/701F As a Navy QA supervisor, I welcomed personal accountability. I certified fighter
* 3-M Maintenance Person Basic/Core jets as ready-to-fly, and my pilots bet their lives that my attention to detail was all I
Course said it was. During one pre-flight inspection of a jet new to me, I noticed that the
CSS-3MBC-001-1.0
* Aviation Structural Mechanic (safety
bail-out parachute (drogue chute) was incorrectly installed on the ejection seat. If
equipment) #208948 the pilot had needed to eject, he or she would have been killed because the chute
* EA-18G Boeing Integrated Defense would not have opened. I alerted Maintenance Control and all flights were stopped
Systems cockpit familiarization until I checked out the other 19 ejection seats. All were OK, and the records
* Ammunition / Explosives Handler. showed how lucky those pilots were: that plane had flown 225 days without
CDQAR qualification and certification anyone needing to use the chute. I received a Letter of Commendation from the
Commander of Naval Air Forces, Pacific Fleet, was profiled in the Navy's
All Microsoft Productivity Software, Java, Mechanic Magazine, and inducted into the Mechanics Hall of Fame at the Aviation
Networking Essentials, A+ Hardware Structural Mechanics AME School in Pensacola, FL.
SECRET Security Clearance Valid to
5/2022
As an Aviation Structural Mechanic (safety equipment) AME, the Navy sent me to
Level 1 FBI Fingerprint Card Valid to many schools to make sure I was a certified expert in my field. When the
5/14/22 Department of Labor offered us the chance to become certified as a Journeyman, I
Transportation Worker Card Valid to accepted the challenge of an additional duty. Over the next two years, I recorded
1/11/21 over 8,000 hours of documented training, and mentored three other technicians to
receive their trade certificates as well. A week before being deployed to
Afghanistan, the Department of Labor gave me my Certificate of Completion and
Journeyman Apprentice card as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (safety equipment.)
G ARY B AGUIO / C ELL : P AGE 2

R EPRESENTATIVE P ROFESSIONAL A CCOMPLISHMENTS - C ONTINUED


P ERSONAL I NITIATIVE
Tracking individual performance qualifications is key to improving performance, identifying and correcting
deficiencies, and meeting deadlines. Under normal circumstances, a 120-
man maintenance crew (maintainers) has 10 months to fully overhaul and
recertify a squadron of five of the Navy's F/A-18 E/F Boeing Super
Hornet fighter jets. My segment of that process was QA and I managed
eleven technicians. I had my work under control, but because two
squadrons before us had failed to meet their deadlines, I was assigned
responsibility for the other ten jets and 170 maintainers. Immediately
needing a more effective way to track and control progress, I created a
networked EXCEL spreadsheet for all aircraft and could receive and
update information to my master spreadsheet. At any given moment, I knew the status of each aircraft and could
immediately take action to resolve issues. All aircraft were recertified, and my own squadron was qualified in 7
months instead of 10. All 170 maintainers received updated certificates of qualification, and my spreadsheet
became the new standard for successfully transitioning aircraft. I estimate I saved my squadron $4.5M in man-
hours alone.

I am self-directed and thrive in a busy environment. I actively look for


work to do when things are slow. During a lull when my squadron was
waiting to transition from our Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler to
the Super Hornet, the Navy sent my peer QA representatives for three
months of training, leaving me in charge. I could have kicked-back, but
rather than do that, I chose to proactively plan for the return of my team. I
updated 16 auditing and tracking programs, verified over 50 technical
directives, trained a new administrative clerk, and did a myriad of tasks so
we were ready to accept the new Hornets. When my QA team returned, we got our new aircraft and immediately set
to work, with no down-time for setting up programs and doing paperwork.

S TAFF D EVELOPMENT
When I left the Navy, I was an E-6 (Petty Officer First Class) and managed a crew of eight QA technicians. I took
my responsibilities very seriously, and because we lived and worked closely together, I took that opportunity to get
to learn the strengths, weaknesses and aspirations of each of my team. Because I was successful in my Navy career,
I knew what it would take for each of them to be successful as well. In my last two squadrons, I actively mentored
and developed many junior sailors in both their work assignments and helped them through off-duty difficulties as
well. I had the pleasure of seeing all of my mentees move through the ranks. Those who subsequently got out have
been successful in civilian life and many have gone on to graduate college.

COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING MEANINGFUL GOALS


I grew up poverty, in a home filled with drugs and alcohol. Thanks to the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls
Club in my neighborhood, I gained a positive outlook and can-do values. It's important to me to be involved and
make meaningful contributions. Right after 9/11, I left a promising career in Walgreen's and enlisted in the Navy.
My most personally meaningful contribution was to mentor 70 at-risk youths in a summer workshop to help
prepare them for the workforce through continued education. I received a certificate of appreciation from La Paz
County, Arizona, and a Reading Achievement Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education. During my
Navy career, when my commanding officer learned of my 11 years of community service, I was awarded the
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. I promise I will bring that same dedication, focus, spirit and
commitment to help you achieve your goals as I have brought to achieving my own.
G ARY B AGUIO / C ELL : P AGE 3

R ELEVANT P ROFESSIONAL E XPERIENCE


Veterans Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ 5/2016 – Present
Duties:
*Obtained patient releases for dissemination of information. Verifies and updates clinical and demographic records.

Havasu Air Center. Lake Havasu City, AZ. 1/2026 - 6/2016


Avionics Technician
Duties:
* Following detailed schematic diagrams, charts and technical publications of wiring systems, build wiring harnesses
for upgraded avionics components

US Navy. Oak Harbor, WA. 11/2002 - 12/2015


Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) AME / Quality Assurance Representative
Felt personally compelled to enlist after 9/11
Duties:
* Monitored and managed 42 separate Navy Quality Control programs using bi-annual and annual auditing and
trend analyses to prevent reoccurrence of defects
* Inspected critical elements in all phases of maintenance, repair of equipment and repair facility
* Investigated accidents and maintenance malpractice, collecting and sifting through conflicting data to identify and
evaluate the truly pertinent data, and recommend preventive measures
* Performed random quality control inspections
* Deployments:
• Iwakuni, Japan 07/11/2003 - 10/14/2003
• Bagram Airbase (Afghanistan) 06/01/2004 - 02/02/2004
• Bagram Airbase 01/14/2007 - 07/28/2007
• Bagram Airbase 10/14/2006 - 06/02/2007
• John C. Stennis CV-74 (Middle East) 07/24/2011 - 02/27/2012
• John C. Stennis CV-74 08/30/2012 - 03/05/2013

Operations participated in:


• Operation Enduring Freedom
• Operation Iraqi Freedom
• Operation New Dawn

Walgreens. Lake Havasu City, AZ. 1997 - 2001


Assistant Store Manager
Duties:
* Supervision of 25 employees /Constant communication, coaching, counselling and motivation
* Analyze financial performance and adjust as needed
* In-store merchandising

Pepsi Co. Ventura, CA. 1995 - 1997


Sales Representative
Duties:
* Account growth through constant in-store servicing of accounts


G ARY B AGUIO / C ELL : P AGE 4

M ILITARY A WARDS AND C OMMENDATIONS
I took full advantage of every challenge and opportunity the Navy made available to me. Rather than just give
you a list of awards and commendations, let me provide a visual display. I'll be happy to answer whatever
questions you may have when we connect.


E DUCATION & A DDITIONAL T RAINING
* Cyber Security & Networking CCSD. 30 hours of 60 hours @ Mohave Community College. GPA: 4.0/4.0

* Associate degree in General Studies AGS with concentration in Business Management. Columbia College
(Navy). GPA: 3.5/4.0

C OURSES
* Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
* U.S. Navy Leadership Development
* Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
* Coaching for Performance
* Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment and Grievance Procedures
* Public Speaking
* Professional Selling

O UTSIDE I NTERESTS
• Family
• Reading
• Travelling
• Volunteering
• Personal and Professional Development