Joseph Gellis

Joseph Gellis

Qualifications Summary

ØOver 20 years of exemplary experience as a United States Air Force Aviation, Management, and Safety Specialist.

ØOver 6000 flying hours in KC-135, (Boeing 707 equivalent), KC-10A (DC-10 equivalent), C-37A (Gulfstream V equivalent) aircraft. Logged 1200 Instructor hours, and 800 Evaluator hours.

ØCommanded thousands of troops during hundreds of Readiness Operations and Anti-terrorism missions.

ØAchieved and sustained 100% squadron readiness reliability rate in multiple crisis response environments.

ØPerformed Aviator Instructor and Evaluator functions to identify highest quality crew members

ØCertified in Total Quality Business Management and Crew Resource Management

ØHeld positions as Chief of Training, Chief of Standardizations and Evaluations,Flight Supervisor, and Squadron Superintendent

ØSecurity Clearances: Secret (active), Top Secret/SCI (renewable).


Top Air Force Warrior Award♦ Flight Engineer of the Year award   ♦ Commendation Medal with Valor    ♦ Global War on Terrorism Medal    ♦ Iraqi Freedom Medal♦ 9 Combat Support Medals     ♦ 6 Air Medals      ♦ Air Force Top Safety Award♦ 8 Aerial Achievement Medals  ♦ 4 Air Force Achievement Medals


An aviation related senior management position utilizing my critical thinking, systems analysis, and interpersonal communications skills.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

C37A Flight Engineer

US Air Force - Macdill AFB

·Instructed and evaluated crew performance of in-flight air refueling techniques

·Supervised 58 troops in direct combat with no losses

·Worked as chief of mission scheduling and planning

·Managed over 75 people at one time during Terrorism Determent missions

·Maintained Department of Defense charts, navigational aids, and nuclear weapons documents

2005 - 2009

KC-10 Flight Engineer

US Air Force - McGuire AFB

·Accomplished aircraft inspections, providing information and reports to officers, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, via e-mail, or in person.

·Operated and controlled all aspects of aircraft systems.

·Instructed and evaluated aviators in order to make sure aviators were properly qualified.

2001 - 2005

KC135 In-Flight Refueling Specialist

US Air Force - Macdill AFB

·Trained, instructed and evaluated others on in-flight air refueling procedures.

·Acquired specialized knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

1995 - 2001

KC135 In-Flight Refueling Specialist

US Air Force - Kadena AFB

·Expanded knowledge, operation, and control capability of all aircraft systems.

·Maintained Department of Defense charts and navigational aids.

1991 - 1995

KC135 In-Flight Refueling Specialist

US Air Force - Robins AFB

·Operated in-flight refueling systems on KC-135A aircraft and variations.