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


James Hernandez

MMCPO | USN
James Hernandez

Norwalk, CA

Master Chief Avionics Technician (AW/SW) James M. Hernandez is a native of Norwalk, California, and graduated from John A. Rowland High School in 1992. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1994, where he completed basic training and Airman Apprenticeship training at...

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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

SSgt. | USMC
Anthony Black

Crewmaster
New Port Richey, FL
Mike Burgess

GySgt. | USMC
Mike Burgess

Flight Engineer
Crown Point, IN
Chris Carter

SSgt. | USMC
Chris Carter

Crewmaster
Miami, FL
Jason Glatfelter

MSgt. | USMC
Jason Glatfelter

Flight Engineer
Holtwood, PA
Chris Maxheimer

GySgt. | USMC
Chris Maxheimer

Crewmaster
Mt. Pulaski, IL

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.

Zackary Cate

Sgt. | USMC
Zackary Cate

San Diego, CA
Aaron Fryer

Sgt. | USMC
Aaron Fryer

Dearborn, MI
Elias Velasquez

SSgt. | USMC
Elias Velasquez

San Miguel, El Salvador

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.

Maria Schade

YNC(AW/SCW/SW)
Maria Schade
Administration

Parkersburg, WV
Matt Young

YNC(AW/SW)
Matt Young
Administration

Lansing, KS
Josh Coon

NCC(AW/SW)
Josh Coon
Career Counselor

Alamogordo, NM
Michael Gallaway

AZCS(AW)
Michael Gallaway
Maintenance Chief

Helena, GA
John Greenlee

AEC(AW)
John Greenlee
Maintenance Chief

Anchor, IL
Dustin Hinton

ADCS(AW)
Dustin Hinton
Maintenance Chief

Monte Vista, CO
Ismael Millan

GySgt.
Ismael Millan
Maintenance Chief

Hillsboro, OR
Lizeth Perez

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

El Paso, TX
Aaron Sly

AEC(AW)
Aaron Sly
Maintenance Chief

Glen Rose, TX
Clint Smothers

ATC(AW/SW)
Clint Smothers
Maintenance Chief

Benton, KY
Kate Sopiak

ADC(AW)
Kate Sopiak
Maintenance Chief

Eighty Four, PA
Chad Pritt

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

Turlock, CA
Amber Wilson

LSC(SW/EXW)
Amber Wilson
Supply

Muskegon, MI

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
Jeff Dieujuste

AE1(AW/SW/IW)
Jeff Dieujuste

Gonaives, Haiti

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.

Alliyah Maydwell

YN2(AW/SW/IW)
Alliyah Maydwell

Fort Wayne, IN
Elizabeth Price

PS2(AW/SW)
Elizabeth Price

Bryant, AR
Kyle Wood

YN1(AW)
Kyle Wood

Orange City, FL

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.

Kaleb Davis

AM1(AW/SW)
Kaleb Davis

Cincinnati, OH
Jace Gerrard

AM1(AW)
Jace Gerrard

Ellicott, CO
Michael Hodgson

AM2(AW)
Michael Hodgson

Orange Park, FL
Justin Johnson

AM1(AW)
Justin Johnson

Angola, IN
Keri Kalmus

AM1(AW/SW/IW)
Keri Kalmus

Dallas, TX
Miguel Laureano Garibaldi

AM2(AW)
Miguel Laureano Garibaldi

San Diego, CA
Austin Mitchener

AM2
Austin Mitchener

Chesterfield, VA
Orlando Navedo

AM1(AW)
Orlando Navedo

Kissimmee, FL
Jacob Ryan

AM1(AW/SW)
Jacob Ryan

Salmon, ID
Amber Stevens

AM2(AW)
Amber Stevens

Seymour, CT

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.

Amelia Hauselmann

HM1(AW)
Amelia Hauselmann

San Antonio, TX
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.

Tres Bosler

Sgt.
Tres Bosler

Milford, NH
Anthony Camarena

AE1(AW/SW/IW)
Anthony Camarena

El Monte, CA
Andrew Gibson

AT1(AW/SW)
Andrew Gibson

Charleston, SC
Jesse Hall

AT2(AW)
Jesse Hall

Jacksonville, FL
Austin Harrison

AE2(AW/SW)
Austin Harrison

Spring Hill, TN
Andre Johnson

AE2(AW)
Andre Johnson

Killeen, TX
Trevor Lamoreau

AE2(AW)
Trevor Lamoreau

Bath, ME
Jonathan Miller

AT2(AW)
Jonathan Miller

Lakeview, SC
Erica Orzech

AT1(AW)
Erica Orzech

Tucson, AZ
Andrew Rehder

AT1(AW)
Andrew Rehder

Anacoco, LA

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.

Destiny Berthoud

AO2(AW/SW/IW)
Destiny Berthoud

Atlanta, GA
Germine Corpuz

AD2(AW/SW)
Germine Corpuz

Lahaina, HI
Charone Gatlin

AO1(AW)
Charone Gatlin

Valdosta, GA
Kevin Hill

AM1(AW/SW)
Kevin Hill

Trelawny, Jamaica
Ryan Johnson

AS1(AW/SW)
Ryan Johnson

Pensacola, FL
Josh Labbe

AO2(AW/SW)
Josh Labbé

Rio Rancho, NM
Nathan Lyons

SSgt.
Nathan Lyons

Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
Trevor Neuroth

AS1(AW/SW)
Trevor Neuroth

Wichita, KS
Ariel Orengo

AT2(AW)
Ariel Orengo

Bronx, NY
Samuel Purucker

AT2(AW/SW)
Sam Purucker

Milwaukee, WI
Jeramie Race

AM1(AW)
Jeramie Race

Severn, MD
Logan Smith

AT1(AW/SW)
Logan Smith

Fleming Island, FL
Szilvia Toth

AM2(AW/SW)
Szilvia Toth

Davenport, NY
Jordan Walls

AT2(AW/SW)
Jordan Walls

Dallas, TX

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.

Jessica Jay

YN2(AW)
Jessica Jay

Tallahassee, FL
Libby Nguyen

YN1(AW/SW)
Libby Nguyen

Rock Hill, SC

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.

Travis Bradley

PR2(AW)
Travis Bradley

De Soto, MO
Jerry Calo

AME1(AW)
Jerry Calo

Independence, KY
Joshua Granger

AME1(AW)
Joshua Granger

Chatsworth, GA
Michael Hartwell

AME1(AW)
Michael Hartwell

Westmoreland, NY
Tyler House

AME1(AW/SW)
Tyler House

St. Louis, MO
Javarius Means

PR1(AW)
Javarius Means

Highland Home, AL
Moises Mercado

AME2(AW)
Moises Mercado

San Diego, CA
Elliot Moore

AME1(AW)
Elliot Moore

Bandera, TX
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.

Allon Floyd

AZ1(AW)
Allon Floyd

Fishers, IN
Savannah McPherson

AZ1(AW/SW)
Savannah McPherson

Raleigh, NC
Jarvis Wilson

AZ1(AW)
Jarvis Wilson

Brundidge, AL
Alexander Witteman

AZ1(AW/SW)
Alexander Witteman

Prescott, AZ
Hunter Wollaston

AZ1(AW)
Hunter Wollaston

Georgetown, TX
Bryan Wright

AZ1(AW)
Bryan Wright

Bolton, CT
Dan Yater

AM1(AW)
Dan Yater

Dacula, GA

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.

Anne De La Cruz

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

Manila, Phillipines
Josh Green

AM1(AW)
Josh Green

Bear Creek, AL
Scott Tomes

AM1(AW)
Scott Tomes

Louisville, KY

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.

Morgan Alvarez

AD1(AW/SW)
Morgan Alvarez

New Orleans, LA
Clint Blakemore

AD1(AW)
Clint Blakemore

Sand Springs, OK
Allan Kironjo

AD2(AW)
Allan Kironjo

Nairobi, Kenya
Txitximee Lee

AD2(AW)
Txitximee Lee

Oshkosh, WI
Janet Madrigal

AD2(AW)
Janet Madrigal

San Francisco, CA
Mat Mojica

AD1(AW)
Mat Mojica

El Paso, TX
Daniel Munoz

AD1(AW/SW)
Daniel Muñoz

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Collin Palmer

AD1(AW)
Collin Palmer

Bend, OR
Kyle Thompson

SSgt.
Kyle Thompson

Warren, MI
Cameron Tuzon

AD2(AW)
Cameron Tuzon

San Diego, CA

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.

Christopher Gordon

MC2(SW)
Christopher Gordon

Bend, OR
Jessica Gray

MC1(AW/SW/IW)
Jessica Gray

Portland, ME
Cody Hendrix

MC2(SW)
Cody Hendrix

Beaufort, SC

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.

Brandon Bates

AO1(AW/SW/IW)
Brandon Bates

Cocoa Beach, FL
Jeffrey Cmar

AM1(AW)
Jeffrey Cmar

West Newton, PA
Allison Erickson

AD1(AW)
Allison Erickson

Chester, VA
Tim Jose

AE1(AW)
Tim Jose

East Berlin, CT
Ryan Meili

SSgt.
Ryan Meili

Spokane, WA
Mallory Morishita

AE1(AW)
Mallory Morishita

Gardena, CA
Jack Reynolds

AME1(AW)
Jack Reynolds

Moss Bluff, LA
Anthony Rodriguez

AM1(AW)
Anthony Rodriguez

Houston, TX

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.

Jonathan Bartlett

LS2(AW)
Jonathan Bartlett

Perry, GA
Desiree Gutierrez

LS1(AW/SW)
Desiree Gutierrez

San Fernando, CA
Jasmine Johnson

LS2(AW/SW/IW)
Jasmine Johnson

Gary, IN
Kwame Kusi-Appiah

LS1(AW/SW)
Kwame Kusi-Appiah

Kumasi, Ghana
Gregory LLoyd

LS1(AW)
Gregory LLoyd

Murphy, NC
Fredy Nunez

LS2(AW/SW)
Fredy Nuñez

Moreno Valley, CA
Vincent Smith

LS1(AW/SW)
Vincent Smith

Jacksonville, NC
Kai Timoll

LS1(AW/SW)
Kai Timoll

Old Harbour, Jamaica

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.

Andy Bennett

AE2(AW/SW)
Andy Bennett

Honesdale, PA
Dustin Clover

AT1(AW)
Dustin Clover

St. Louis, MO
Julia DiMascolo

AE2(AW/SW)
Julia DiMascolo

California City, CA
Cameron Ferguson

AT1(AW/SW)
Cameron Ferguson

Commerce, GA
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