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.

Mike Burgess

GySgt. | USMC
Mike Burgess

Flight Engineer
Crown Point, IN
Chris Maxheimer

GySgt. | USMC
Chris Maxheimer

Flight Engineer
Mt. Pulaski, IL
Brandon Paulsen

GySgt. | USMC
Brandon Paulsen

Flight Engineer
Essex, 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.

Elias Velasquez

SSgt. | USMC
Elias Velasquez

San Miguel, El Salvador
Zackary Cate

Sgt. | USMC
Zackary Cate

San Diego, CA
Aaron Fryer

Sgt. | USMC
Aaron Fryer

Dearborn, MI
Zackary Parsons

Sgt. | USMC
Zackary Parsons

Grayson, KY

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.

Kenneth Crouch

YNC(AW/SW/IW)
Kenneth Crouch
Administration Chief

Cape Coral, FL
Maria Schade

YNC(AW/SCW/SW)
Maria Schade
Administration Chief

Parkersburg, WV
Matthew Young

YNC(AW/SW)
Matthew Young
Administration Chief

Lansing, KS
Joshua Coon

NCC(AW/SW)
Joshua Coon
Career Counselor

Alamogordo, NM
Jim Domholdt

AMCS(AW/SW)
Jim Domholdt
Maintenance Chief

Cleveland, OH
John Greenlee

AEC(AW)
John Greenlee
Maintenance Chief

Anchor, IL
Dustin Hinton

ADCS(AW)
Dustin Hinton
Maintenance Chief

Monte Vista, CO
Ismael Millan

GySgt. | USMC
Ismael Millan
Maintenance Chief

Hillsboro, OR
Greg Ogle

AMC(AW/SW/IW)
Greg Ogle
Maintenance Chief

Newport News, VA
Robert Portell

AZC(AW/SW)
Robert Portell
Maintenance Chief

Abita Springs, LA
Clint Smothers

ATC(AW/SW)
Clint Smothers
Maintenance Chief

Benton, KY
Jarvis Wilson

AZC(AW)
Jarvis Wilson
Maintenance Control

Brundidge, ALs
Aaron Sly

AECS(AW)
Aaron Sly
Quality Assurance

Glen Rose, TX
Amber Gibson

LSC(AW)
Amber Gibson
Supply Chief

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.

Jeff Dieujuste

AE1(AW/SW/IW)
Jeff Dieujuste

Gonaives, Haiti
Keri Kalmus

AM1(AW/SW/IW)
Keri Kalmus

Dallas, TX

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.

Kyle Wood

YN1(AW)
Kyle Wood

Orange City, FL
Kendall Hamilton

YN1(SW/IW)
Kendall Hamilton

Decatur, GA
Jessica Jay

YN2(AW)
Jessica Jay

Tallahassee, FL
Elizabeth Price

PS2(AW/SW)
Elizabeth Price

Bryant, AR

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.

Orlando Navedo

AM1(AW)
Orlando Navedo

Kissimmee, FL
Josh Boone

AM1(AW/SW)
Josh Boone

Roanoke, VA
Kaleb Davis

AM1(AW/SW)
Kaleb Davis

Cincinnati, OH
Michael Hodgson

AM2(AW)
Michael Hodgson

Orange Park, FL
Justin Johnson

AM1(AW)
Justin Johnson

Angola, IN
Miguel Laureano Garibaldi

AM2(AW)
Miguel L. Garibaldi

San Diego, CA
Dylan Lippard

Sgt. | USMC
Dylan Lippard

Statesville, NC
Alex Martinez

AM2(AW/SW)
Alex Martinez

Hutchinson, KS
Hyland McNaughton

AM1(AW/SW)
Hyland McNaughton

Huntington Beach, CA
Travis Noland

AM2(AW)
Travis Noland

Carrollton, AL
Jacob Ryan

AM1(AW/SW)
Jacob Ryan

Salmon, ID
Sam Smith

AM1(AW/SW)
Sam Smith

Virginia Beach, VA
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

HM2(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.

Andrew Rehder

AT1(AW)
Andrew Rehder

Anacoco, LA
Andy Bennett

AE2(AW/SW)
Andy Bennett

Honesdale, PA
Cyrus Brown

AT2(AW)
Cyrus Brown

Sacramento, CA
Cameron Cowen

AE2(AW/SW)
Cameron Cowen

Dayton, TX
Tyler Cutts

AT2(AW)
Tyler Cutts

Dothan, AL
Sean Donoghue

AE2(AW)
Sean Donoghue

Santa Clarita, CA
Cameron Ferguson

AT1(AW/SW)
Cameron Ferguson

Commerce, GA
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

Lake View, SC
Edwin Nolasco

AT1(AW)
Edwin Nolasco

Los Angeles, CA
Adam Wilbert

AE1(AW)
Adam Wilbert

Louisville, KY

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.

Jeramie Race

AM1(AW)
Jeramie Race

Severn, MD
Destiny Berthoud

AO2(AW/SW/IW)
Destiny Berthoud

Atlanta, GA
David Bluhm

AM1(AW)
David Bluhm

Nashville, TN
Germine Corpuz

AD2(AW/SW)
Germine Corpuz

Lahaina, HI
Charone Gatlin

AO1(AW)
Charone Gatlin

Valdosta, GA
Alex Gutierrez

AO2(AW/SW)
Alex Gutierrez

San Antonio, TX
Kevin Hill

AM1(AW/SW)
Kevin Hill

Trelawny, Jamaica
Ryan Johnson

AS1(AW/SW)
Ryan Johnson

Pensacola, FL
Nathan Lyons

SSgt. | USMC
Nathan Lyons

Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
Billy Mastorio

AM1(AW)
Billy Mastorio

Cliffwood Beach, NJ
Trevor Neuroth

AS1(AW/SW)
Trevor Neuroth

Wichita, KS
Joseph Noffsinger

AO1(AW)
Joseph Noffsinger

Evadale, TX
Ariel Orengo

AT2(AW)
Ariel Orengo

Bronx, 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.

Libby Nguyen

YN1(AW/SW)
Libby Nguyen

Rock Hill, SC
Jessica Johnson

YN1(AW/SW/IW)
Jessica Johnson

Sacramento, CA

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.

Jack Reynolds

AME1(AW)
Jack Reynolds

Moss Bluff, LA
Mario Acosta, Jr.

AME2(AW)
Mario Acosta, Jr.

San Angelo, TX
Brandon Franciscy

PR1(AW)
Brandon Franciscy

Sandwich, IL
Tyler House

AME1(AW/SW)
Tyler House

St. Louis, MO
Jordan James

AME2(AW)
Jordan James

Xenia, OH
Nathaly Lopez

AME1(AW)
Nathaly Lopez

Nogales, AZ
Javarius Means

PR1(AW)
Javarius Means

Highland Home, AL
Moises Mercado

AME2(AW)
Moises Mercado

San Diego, CA
C.J. Woods

PR2(AW/SW)
C.J. Woods

Dallas, TX

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
Iris Knight

AZ2(AW)
Iris Knight

Heber City, UT
Savannah McPherson

AZ1(AW/SW)
Savannah McPherson

Raleigh, NC
Kali Williams

AZ1(AW/SW)
Kali Williams

Winchester, VA
Alexander Witteman

AZ1(AW/SW)
Alexander Witteman

Prescott, AZ

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.

Josh Green

AM1(AW)
Josh Green

Bear Creek, AL
Austin Mitchener

AM2(AW)
Austin Mitchener

Chesterfield, VA
Michael Oyinda

AM2(AW)
Michael Oyinda

Lagos, Nigeria
Jerry Rumbaugh

AM2(AW)
Jerry Rumbaugh

Pecos, TX

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.

Clint Blakemore

AD1(AW)
Clint Blakemore

Sand Springs, OK
Austin Adcock

AD1(AW)
Austin Adcock

Longview, TX
K.C. Cross

AD2(AW)
K.C. Cross

Gordon, GA
Michael Donaldson

AD1(AW)
Michael Donaldson

Ripon, ND
Cathleen Henry

AD1(AW/SW)
Cathleen Henry

Moline, IL
Allan Kironjo

AD2(AW)
Allan Kironjo

Nairobi, Kenya
Eileen Kupka

AD2(AW/SW)
Eileen Kupka

Linden, NJ
Txitximee Lee

AD2(AW)
Txitximee Lee

Oshkosh, WI
Collin Palmer

AD1(AW)
Collin Palmer

Bend, OR
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.

Jessica Gray

MC1(AW/SW/IW)
Jessica Gray

Portland, ME
Bobby Baldock

MC2(AW/SW)
Bobby Baldock

Irvine, CA
Christopher Gordon

MC2(SW)
Christopher Gordon

Bend, OR
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.

Anne de la Cruz

AM1(AW/SW/IW)
Anne de la Cruz

Manila, Phillipines
Ryan Meili

SSgt. | USMC
Ryan Meili

Spokane, WA
Mat Mojica

AD1(AW)
Mat Mojica

El Paso, TX
Elliot Moore

AME1(AW)
Elliot Moore

Bandera, TX
Logan Smith

AT1(AW/SW)
Logan Smith

Fleming Island, FL
Bryan Wright

AZ1(AW)
Bryan Wright

Bolton, CT

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.

Vincent Smith

LS1(AW/SW)
Vincent Smith

Jacksonville, NC
Kristin Ceresola

LS2(SW)
Kristin Ceresola

Oak Harbor, WA
Desiree Gutierrez

LS1(AW/SW)
Desiree Gutierrez

San Fernando, CA
Griffin Henderson

LS2(SW/AW)
Griffin Henderson

Seattle, WA
Brian Hubbard

LS2(AW)
Brian Hubbard

Atlanta, GA
Jasmine Johnson

LS2(AW/SW/IW)
Jasmine Johnson

Gary, IN
Gregory LLoyd

LS1(AW)
Gregory LLoyd

Murphy, NC
Fredy Nunez

LS2(AW/SW)
Fredy Nuñez

Moreno Valley, CA
Nico Orozco

LS1(AW/SW/IW)
Nico Orozco

Stockton, CA
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.

Dustin Clover

AT1(AW)
Dustin Clover

St. Louis, MO
Arias Aune

AE2(AW/SW/IW)
Arias Aune

Nine Mile Falls, WA
Julia DiMascolo

AE2(AW/SW)
Julia DiMascolo

California City, CA
Neiko Pascua

AE2(AW)
Neiko Pascua

Bismark, ND
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