TEAM | ENLISTED

The Blue Angels' enlisted maintenance and support team is comprised of approximately 100 Sailors and Marines. Alternating crews of about 45 team members travel to each show site. All career-oriented enlisted Sailor or Marine applicants come recommended for Blue Angel duty by their current commanding officer. Applicants go through extensive screening, including interviewing with the members of each of the 15 squadron work centers. The keen selection process secures the squadron's tradition of excellence, ensuring the Blue Angels are a direct reflection of the professionalism of today's Sailors and Marines. After completing their Blue Angel tour, individuals return to the fleet to continue their naval careers.

Selected enlisted personnel volunteer for a three-year tour with the squadron. Though every team member brings skills in a distinct job specialty, each is expected to work beyond that specialty, contributing to the overall effectiveness of the Blue Angels. The squadron consists of seven distinct departments, jointly responsible for guaranteeing command readiness. A tribute to this dedicated team is the fact that the Blue Angels have never canceled an air show due to a maintenance problem.


COMMAND MASTER CHIEF


Christopher Zeigler

CMDCM | USN
Chris Zeigler

West Monroe, LA

Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Christopher Zeigler is a native of West Monroe, Louisiana, and graduated from Carroll High School in 1991. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1994 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois...

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MAINTENANCE MASTER CHIEF


Matthew Heathcoat

MMCPO | USN
Matthew Heathcoat

Bradford, IL

Maintenance Master Chief (AW) Matthew Heathcoat is a native of Bradford, Illinois, and graduated from Bradford High School in 1988. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1988 and completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois...

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FAT ALBERT AIRLINES


The all-Marine flight crew assigned to the squadron's Lockheed-Martin C-130 Hercules is responsible for transporting road-crew personnel, supplies, and equipment to and from each show site throughout the season.

Anthony Black

Sgt. | USMC
Anthony Black

Crewmaster
New Port Richey, FL
C.W. Carter

Sgt. | USMC
C.W. Carter

Crewmaster
Hometown, ST
Jason Glatfelter

MSgt. | USMC
Jason Glatfelter

Flight Engineer
Holtwood, PA
Chris Maxheimer

SSgt. | USMC
Chris Maxheimer

Crewmaster
Mt. Pulaski, IL
Stephen Stewart

GySgt. | USMC
Stephen Stewart

Flight Engineer
Jacksonville, FL

FAT ALBERT MAINTENANCE


The Fat Albert Maintenance work center maintains the airframe, life support, engine, hydraulic and avionics systems of the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules aircraft, Fat Albert.

Elias Velasquez

SSgt. | USMC
Elias Velasquez

San Miguel, El Salvador
Shawn Barnes

SSgt. | USMC
Shawn Barnes

Hudsonville, MI
Evan Countryman

Sgt. | USMC
Evan Countryman

Americus, GA

CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS & GUNNERY SERGEANTS


The squadron's senior enlisted Navy and Marine Corps personnel ensure day-to-day operations while providing key leadership, guidance, and training to enlisted personnel in the areas of maintenance, logistics, public affairs, and administration.

Ryan Kinder

YNC(AW/SW)
Ryan Kinder
Administration

Stuttgart, AR
Michael Gallaway

AZCS(AW)
Michael Gallaway
Maintenance Control

Helena, GA
Dustin Hinton

ADCS(AW)
Dustin Hinton
Maintenance Control

Monte Vista, CO
Billy Kime

AMCS(AW)
Billy Kime
Maintenance Control

Abbeville, SC
Juan Marrero

AMC(AW/SW/IW)
Juan Marrero
Maintenance Control

St. Augustine, FL
Christopher Massicotte

ATCS(AW/SW)
Christopher Massicotte
Maintenance Control

Fort Walton Beach, FL
Ismael Millan

GySgt.
Ismael Millan
Maintenance Control

Hillsboro, OR
Lizeth Perez

AZC(AW/SW/IW)
Lizeth Perez
Maintenance Control

El Paso, TX
Aaron Sly

AEC(AW)
Aaron Sly
Maintenance Control

Glen Rose, TX
Clint Smothers

ATC(AW/SW)
Clint Smothers
Maintenance Control

Benton, KY
Chad Pritt

MCC(AW/FMF/SW)
Chad Pritt
Public Affairs

Turlock, CA
Jairo Guity

LSC(AW/SW)
Jairo Guity
Supply

La Ceiba, Honduras

CREW COORDINATORS


The crew coordinators are selected from the team after their first year and can be E-6 personnel in any rate. They are responsible for the overall training of the maintenance and support team on all the squadron procedures, and they coordinate ground operations necessary to facilitate a Blue Angels performance.

Derrious Austin

LS1(AW)
Derrious Austin

Panama City, Fl
Andrew Teague

AME1(AW/SW)
Andrew Teague

Winfield, KS

ADMINISTRATION


The administration department is responsible for executive and official correspondence, squadron records, pay, and travel orders. Administration maintains instructions and notices, handles promotions and awards, and controls legal and security concerns.

Matthew Young

YN1(AW/SW)
Matthew Young

Lansing, KS
Shelly Atwater

YN1(AW/SW)
Shelly Atwater

Brooklyn, NY
Danaujzia Carabello

YN2(AW/SW)
Danaujzia Carabello

York, PA
Alliyah Maydwell

YN2(AW/SW/IW)
Alliyah Maydwell

Fort Wayne, IN

AIRFRAMES


The airframes work center comprises Navy Aviation Structural mechanics and Marine Corps F/A-18 fixed-wing aircraft airframe mechanics specializing in hydraulics and aircraft structure. These personnel maintain flight controls, hydraulic systems, landing, arresting and catapult gear, and perform composite/sheet metal structural repairs of the F/A-18 Hornet. During the air show season, an airframes representative accompanies the C-130 crew as a safety observer in the Fat Albert portion of the flight demonstration.

Dan Yater

AM1(AW)
Dan Yater

Dacula, GA
David Daughtry

AM1(AW)
David Daughtry

Boron, CA
Stephanie Gerdjikian

AM2(AW)
Stephanie Gerdjikian

Queens, NY
Justin Johnson

AM1(AW)
Justin Johnson

Angola, IN
Dave McMillan

AM2(AW)
Dave McMillan

Daphne, AL
Austin Mitchener

AM2
Austin Mitchener

Chesterfield, VA
Orlando Navedo

AM1(AW)
Orlando Navedo

Kissimmee, FL
Demaude Prescott

AM2(AW)
Demaude Prescott

Atlanta, GA
Anthony Rodriguez

AM1(AW)
Anthony Rodriguez

Houston, TX
Amber Stevens

AM2(AW)
Amber Stevens

Seymour, CT
Scott Tomes

AM1(AW)
Scott Tomes

Louisville, KY
Sam Wiberg

AM2(AW/SW)
Sam Wiberg

Wendell, ID

AVIATION MEDICINE


The Aviation Medicine Department is responsible for the health and wellness of each team member. The medical team performs annual physical examinations and emergency medical procedures, keeps medical and dental readiness up to date, and acts as a liaison for advanced medical care.

Clarence Presley

HM1(AW/SW)
Clarence Presley

Pompano Beach, FL
Collin Rose

HM3(AW/SW)
Collin Rose

Kingston, Jamaica

AVIONICS


Navy Aviation Electronics technicians and Aviation Electricians, as well as Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft electrical systems technicians and squadron aircraft communications/navigation radar systems technicians comprise the Avionics work center. They are responsible for the performance of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and timely troubleshooting of F/A-18 and C-130 electronic flight controls, communication, navigation, radar, mission computers, display systems and fuel quantity.

Tim Jose

AE1(AW)
Tim Jose

East Berlin, CT
Tres Bosler

Sgt.
Tres Bosler

Milford, NH
Rod Branton

AT2(AW)
Rod Branton

Orange Park, FL
Anthony Camarena

AE1(AW/SW/IW)
Anthony Camarena

El Monte, CA
Chase Hacault

AE1(AW)
Chase Hacault

Battle Ground, WA
Austin Harrison

AE2(AW/SW)
Austin Harrison

Spring Hill, TN
Trevor Lamoreau

AE2(AW)
Trevor Lamoreau

Bath, ME
Ryan Meili

SSgt.
Ryan Meili

Spokane, WA
Trent Moeves

AE2(AW)
Trent Moeves

Butler, KY
Sam Purucker

AT2(AW/SW)
Sam Purucker

Milwaukee, WI
Andrew Rehder

AT2(AW)
Andrew Rehder

Anacoco, LA
Sarah Schenk

AT2(AW/SW)
Sarah Schenk

Rogersville, TN
Jeff Sears

AT2(AW)
Jeff Sears

Henderson, TN

COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR


The Navy Career Counselor is responsible for managing and developing the Sailors' career.

Josh Coon

NCC(AW/SW)
Josh Coon

Alamogordo, NM

CREW CHIEFS


The Crew chief work center is composed of Navy and Marine Corps maintenance technicians in various aviation specialties. Two crew chiefs are assigned to each pilot, and they are responsible for performing engine turn-up operations and flight controls/instruments checks, as well as daily turn-around and preflight inspections of the aircraft. Each crew chief goes through extensive training to get a working knowledge of the aircraft and its systems.

Brandon Bates

AO1(AW/SW/IW)
Brandon Bates

Cocoa Beach, FL
Germine Corpuz

AD2(AW/SW)
Germine Corpuz

Lahaina, HI
Jeff Dieujuste

AE1(AW/SW/IW)
Jeff Dieujuste

Gonaives, Haiti
Bobby Fitzpatrick

AM2(AW)
Bobby Fitzpatrick

St. Louis, MO
Ryan Johnson

AS1(AW/SW)
Ryan Johnson

Pensacola, FL
Aldriick Kittles

AO2(SW)
Aldriick Kittles

Waynesboro, GA
Josh Labbe

AO2(AW/SW)
Josh Labbé

Rio Rancho, NM
Ariel Orengo

AT2(AW)
Ariel Orengo

New York, NY
Jeramie Race

AM1(AW)
Jeramie Race

Severn, MD
Logan Smith

AT1(AW/SW)
Logan Smith

Fleming Island, FL
Szilvia Toth

AM2(AW)
Szilvia Toth

New Rochelle, NY
Tommy Tran

AS1(AW)
Tommy Tran

Round Rock, TX
Robert Weitershausen

AD2(AW)
Robert Weitershausen

Sterling, VA
Kyle Wood

YN2(AW)
Kyle Wood

Orange City, FL

EVENTS COORDINATION


The events coordination office schedules preseason visits with show site sponsors and secures accommodations and ground support for each air show. Events personnel also create all air show schedules and coordinate team commitments, including the school and hospital visits, and manage the Blue Angels Key Influencer rider program.

Jaime Del Toro

YN2(AW/SW/IW)
Jaime Del Toro

Fresno, CA
Jessica Jay

YN3(AW)
Jessica Jay

Tallahassee, FL

LIFE SUPPORT


The Life Support work center comprises Navy Aviation Structural Mechanics - Safety Equipment technicians and Aircrew Survival Equipment technicians. They maintain and repair the systems that support the life of the pilot in normal and emergency situations. These systems include air conditioning, avionics cooling, heating, liquid oxygen, and canopy and ejection seat emergency escape systems. They also maintain the personal flight gear the pilots must wear, such as helmets, oxygen masks, inflatable flotation devices, and ejection seat flight harnesses.

Stephen Reardon

PR1(AW)
Stephen Reardon

Rosemount, MN
Travis Bradley

PR2(AW)
Travis Bradley

De Soto, MO
Michael Hartwell

AME1(AW)
Michael Hartwell

Westmoreland, NY
Alex Osborne

AME1(AW)
Alex Osborne

Bristol, TN
Jack Reynolds

AME1(AW)
Jack Reynolds

Lake Charles, LA
Cassandra Shiflett

AME2(AW)
Cassandra Shiflett

Shawnee, KS
Darby Versluis

PR2(AW/SW)
Darby Versluis

Neosho, MO

MAINTENANCE CONTROL


The Maintenance Control work center is comprised of Navy Aviation Adiminstrationmen. They manage aircraft maintenance and technical support for the squadron's assigned aircraft and maintenance personnel. They coordinate, direct and manage scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on squadron aircraft and ensure aircraft records are accurate.

Jeremy Hall

AZ1(AW)
Jeremy Hall

Thorndale, TX
Allon Floyd

AZ1(AW)
Allon Floyd

Fishers, IN
Savannah McPherson

AZ2(AW/SW)
Savannah McPherson

Raleigh, NC
Hunter Wollaston

AZ1(AW)
Hunter Wollaston

Georgetown, TX
Bryan Wright

AZ1(AW)
Bryan Wright

Bolton, CT

PAINT SHOP


The Paint Shop work center is composed of maintenance technicians from various aviation ratings. Team members assigned to the Paint Shop are responsible for painting operations, corrosion control, and corrosion removal on the F/A-18 Hornet and Fat Albert, the C-130 transport aircraft.

Jeffrey Cmar

AM1(AW)
Jeffrey Cmar

West Newton, PA
Anne De La Cruz

AM1(AW/SW/IW)
Anne De La Cruz

Manila, Phillipines
Shaun Licurse

AM2(AW)
Shaun Licurse

Phelan, CA

POWER PLANTS


The Power Plants work center is composed of Navy Aviation Machinist Mates and Marine Corps F/A-18 and C-130 fixed-wing aircraft mechanics. Power Plants personnel adjust, maintain, replace and service Blue angel aircraft engines, accessories and fuel and smoke systems. They also maintain the secondary power systems of the F/A-18 Hornet, which allows the aircraft to be started anywhere, without external power.

Chris Enlow

AD1(AW)
Chris Enlow

La Plata, MD
Morgan Alvarez

AD1(AW/SW)
Morgan Alvarez

New Orleans, LA
Allison Erickson

AD1(AW)
Allison Erickson

Chester, VA
Joana Garcia

AD2(AW/SW)
Joana Garcia

Mexico City, Mexico
Nathan Lyons

Sgt.
Nathan Lyons

Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Janet Madrigal

AD2(AW)
Janet Madrigal

San Francisco, CA
Mat Mojica

AD1(AW)
Mat Mojica

El Paso, TX
Jose Munoz

AD2(AW/SW)
Jose Muñoz

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Felix Reiher

AD1(AW)
Felix Reiher

Nanakuli, HI
Kyle Thompson

SSgt.
Kyle Thompson

Warren, MI

PUBLIC AFFAIRS


The Public Affairs Office documents and promotes the Blue Angels. It designs, writes, photographs, edits, publishes and distributes news and promotional materials for the squadron. The Public Affairs Office also coordinates promotional coverage and interviews with local, national and international media, and manages the Blue Angels VIP rider program.

Ian Cotter

MC1(AW/SW)
Ian Cotter

Newark, DE
Christopher Gordon

MC2(SW)
Christopher Gordon

Bend, OR
Jessica Gray

MC2(AW/SW/IW)
Jessica Gray

Portland, ME
Tim Schumaker

MC2(AW/SW)
Tim Schumaker

New Carlisle, IN

QUALITY ASSURANCE


The Quality Assurance work center is composed of maintenance technicians in various aviation ratings. These individuals administer and prepare maintenance instructions, review incoming technical directives, and participate as members of a technical task force that investigate trouble areas in fleet-wide aircraft maintenance. They also supervise and inspect the squadron's aircraft maintenance regime and regularly complete audits on work centers for specific maintenance programs.

T.J. Dickey

AM1(AW/SW)
T.J. Dickey

Sewall's Point, FL
Clint Blakemore

AD1(AW)
Clint Blakemore

Sand Springs, OK
Jace Gerrard

AM1(AW)
Jace Gerrard

Ellicott, CO
Joshua Granger

AME1(AW)
Joshua Granger

Chatsworth, GA
Ulises Maldonado

AT1(AW)
Ulises Maldonado

San Juan, PR
Erica Orzech

AT1(AW)
Erica Orzech

Tucson, AZ
Roderick Stevenson

AO1(AW)
Roderick Stevenson

Farmington, NM

SUPPLY


The Logistics Department researches, procures, stores, and dispatches spare parts, tools, and uniforms. Logistics personnel also research future squadron logistical needs, and initiate contracts for services required to support daily operations.

Linelle Benattar

LS1(AW/SW)
Linelle Benattar

Mexicali, Mexico
Jonathan Bartlett

LS2
Jonathan Bartlett

Perry, GA
Desiree Gutierrez

LS1(AW/SW)
Desiree Gutierrez

Sylmar, CA
Jasmine Johnson

LS2(AW/SW/IW)
Jasmine Johnson

Gary, IN
Kwame Kusi-Appiah

LS1(AW/SW)
Kwame Kusi-Appiah

Kumasi, Ghana
Fredy Nunez

LS2(AW/SW)
Fredy Nuñez

Moreno Valley, CA
Vincent Smith

LS1(AW/SW)
Vincent Smith

Jacksonville, NC
DiShawnte Williams

LS2(AW/SW)
DiShawnté Williams

Jonesboro, GA

VIDEO


The Video work center comprises Navy and Marine Corps maintenance technicians in various aviation specialties. The personnel are responsible for filming each training flight and flight demonstration for use by the pilots during debrief. They also maintain the communications cart, which allows support officers to communicate with the pilots during flight, and they simulcast the demonstration music and narration.

Mallory Morishita

AE1(AW)
Mallory Morishita

Gardena, CA
Andy Bennett

AE2(AW/SW)
Andy Bennett

Honesdale, PA
Julia DiMascolo

AE2(AW/SW)
Julia DiMascolo

California City, CA
Jordan Walls

AT2(AW/SW)
Jordan Walls

Lufkin, TX
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