Paul M. Gallion
***** ********* **. *** *, California, Md 20619
CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Defense Acquisitions University- Government Ground Representative Course
Lifecycle Logistics Level 1 complete
Quality Assurance Course under the COMFORNACINST 4790
Maintenance Control Course under the COMFORNAVINST 4790
Weapons and Tactics Course
Results driven, experienced aviation professional and leader with over 20 years of experience, transitioning from the Marine Corps as a top one percent performer. I have experience in leadership, management, aviation maintenance, logistics, 18 years in quality assurance, test and evaluation, and many additional qualities and qualifications. Expertise includes: Strategic Planning Development, Project/Program Management, Schedule Forecasting, Cross-Functional Team, Collaboration, Training, Public Speaking, Maintenance Management, Trend Analysis, Test and Evaluation, Quality Assurance, Earned Value Management, and Logistics. Adaptive leader who is a proven performer in dynamic environments, able to build trust, problem solve, drive change and secure results. Active Secret security clearance with Top Secret eligibility.
•Safety & Compliance
•Training Management Program
•Quality Assurance & Control
OVERVIEW OF KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
Project Management and Leadership – Proven track record for leading multi-dimensional teams in high pressure, zero failure situations aligning with organizational higher echelon objectives.
Operations Management – Demonstrates leadership in multinational operations across multiple platforms by creating support plans, logistical coordination, supply analysis, and personnel oversight. Exceptional cross-functional partner, consensus builder, and thought leader in driving transformation and scaling operations; reputation for establishing cultures of excellence and inspiring diversified groups.
Training and Development – A versatile and innovative leader who is skilled at seeing the “big picture” while able to focus on the details through the entire process. Demonstrated ability to assimilate to new ideas, concepts, methods, and technologies.
AIR TEST &EVALUATION SQUARDON TWO-ONE (HX-21), Patuxent River, MD September 2018 - Present
HX-21 is the sole operational test and evaluation squadron for the Navy and Marine Corps, comprised of 6 aviation platforms, 400+ employees across multiple sites tasked with test and evaluation, reliability, maintainability, defense acquisitions, and foreign military sales.
Maintenance Chief and Logistics Supervisor
●Hand selected as the top performing Marine to oversee and manage 200 service members and civilians on the CH-53K test program.
●Implemented trend analysis procedures to identify root causes of failure, cost inefficiencies, and other areas where improvements could be implemented with collaboration and gained efficiency.
●Allocated department manpower to the CH-53K Logistics Demonstration to conduct data package analysis, research, and supervision on over $700 million in technical and functional assets.
●Participated in numerous cross-functional teams and integrated product teams with external, government and industry agencies to analyze future manpower requirements, attrition, and budgeting.
●Monitored earned value management and budgets for internal agency initiatives.
●Directed and coordinated logistical efforts to conduct “proof of concept” demos with multiple agencies and international governments at multiple locations around the country.
●Served as the HX-21 lead Defense Contract Management Agency trained Government Ground Representative Government Quality Assurance Representative.
●Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, POWER POINT, ACCESS and ADOBE Photoshop), OOMA, NALCOMIS (Naval Aviation Logistics Command Information System), and various government supply chain and logistics websites.
MARINE MEDIUM TILTROTOR SQUADRON ONE SIX SIX (VMM-166) August 2014 – July 2018
Served as a Maintenance Controller and Control Chief, responsible for the daily maintenance plan for over 15 MV-22B’s, scheduled, unscheduled maintenance, Organizational, Intermediate, and Depot level repairs, modifications, and upgrades to airframes, systems and sub-systems.
Maintenance Controller/Maintenance Control Chief
●Coordinated scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to support global flight operations at multiple sites around the world.
●Aligned technical research to ensure that Technical Directives were complete and accurate.
●Certified that all maintenance personnel were professionally trained and prepared for daily mission requirements for the squadron and higher echelons of command.
As the top performing Marine in the unit, selected as the Flight Line Division Chief. Responsible for over 15 MV-22B’s and 150 Marine maintainers and was solely responsible for mission accomplishment, professional, personal development of those Marines.
Flight Line Division Chief Squadron WTI/ QAR
●Ensured the success of the flight line division daily. Orchestrated and supervised that all Marines have the appropriate qualifications from General Support Equipment, Plane Captain, Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI), Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR).
●Enforced multiple collateral programs within the COMFORNAVINST 4790 to ensure that 200+ Marines in the maintenance department are performing safe, efficient and effective maintenance always.
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron Two Six Eight (HMM-268) March 2013 – August 2014
Served as the Flight Line Division Chief. Responsible for over 14 CH-46E and 100 Marine maintainers.
Flight Line Division Chief/ WTI/QAR
●Ensured the success of the flight line division daily. Ensure that all Marines have the appropriate qualifications from General Support Equipment, Plane Captain, Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI), Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR).
●Responsible for multiple collateral programs within the COMFORNAVINST 4790 to ensure that 200+ Marines in the maintenance department are performing safe, efficient and effective maintenance.
●Certified all enlisted aircrew to ensure they were performing the flight duties in a safe and effective manor within the NATOPS instruction manuals.
●Verified that the flight line division was prepared for the logistical movement from MCAS Camp Pendleton to MCAS Miramar and for the eventual transition from the CH-46E to the MV-22B.
Marine Corps Recruiter, Recruiting Station Lansing, Michigan January 2010 – January 2013
Performed the duties as a Marine Corps Recruiter, responsible for all administrative matters pertaining to Officer Accessions and was the top performing recruiter in the district.
Officer Selection Assistant
●Hand-picked to fill a critical role as Officer Selection Officer for six months with zero mission failures.
●Solely responsible for conducting interviews at all college campuses over an 80,000 square mile radius in an effective and positive manor while representing the United States Marine Corps.
●Organized and coordinated monthly training events for all applicants to prepare them for OCS and the Marine Corps.
●Orchestrated logistical movements for applicants across the country for training evolutions.
Other Military Experience January 2010 - December 2009
Quality Assurance Representative 2004- 2010 HMM-165 Miramar, Ca
Weapons and Tactics Instructor 2004- 2010 HMM-165 Miramar, Ca
VH-60N Marine One Crew Chief/CDI 1999- 2004 HMX-1 Quantico, Va
Software: Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint/Outlook), SharePoint
Operating Systems: Mac / OOMA/FACTS/Microsoft Windows
Received the Navy and Marine Corps highest award for non-combat for heroism, Navy and Marine Medal
Received multiple additional awards for leadership and safety