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Travis Simmons

Program Manager, /Instructor Flight Engineer at United States Air Force

Statement of Purpose

To commit my strong work ethic, high standard of attention to detail, comprehensive experience, exceptional leadership, human relations and administrative skills to achieve desired business objectives and goals with emphasis on continuous improvement.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Comprehensive background supporting U.S. military operations in roles of increasing responsibility during an honorable 17 year Air Force career.
  • Exceptional in managing projects and implementing administrative policies that streamline procedures and deliver bottom line results.
  • Effective communicator who quickly masters new roles and technologies to achieve positive results.

  • Managed four training departments as lead aircrew training manager resulting in excellent ratings during higher headquarters inspections.

  • Demonstrated precise expertise in multitasking providing flight safety program oversight to seven subordinate safety departments at four different locations while providing student flight engineer instruction.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.                                     

Professional Experience

Dec 2014Present

Occupational Safety & Health Program Manager /Instructor Flight Engineer

United States Air Force
  • Led flight and ground safety programs including monthly inspections, developing training course curriculum and materials, and communicating hazardous communication issues to key staff personnel.
  • Led program training (general safety and fire protection programs), evaluated trends in accidents, and provided status reports and issued resolution recommendations.
  • Maintained full compliance with OSHA state, federal, local, and Air Force standards for occupational safety and health by conducting rigorous safety audits and developing actions plans for substandard results.
Dec 2013Dec 2014

Student Flight Program Manager / Instructor Flight Engineer

United States Air Force
  • Managed flying schedule with maintenance scheduling.  Conducted weekly briefings with senior leadership about flying hour status and student training.
  • Responsible for qualifications and upgrade training producing over 350 mission ready aircrew personnel annually.
  • Coordinated maintenance solutions, operational plans, flight operations and mission scheduling of a six aircraft fleet.
  • Managed 61 aircrew students, 1272 training events, and 23 syllabi ensuring effectiveness across eight units.
Feb 2012Dec 2013

Group Training Program Manager / Instructor Flight Engineer

United States Air Force
  • Oversaw group wide aircrew training, annual support requirements; ensured aircrew flight equipment, and readiness of three other major functional areas.
  • Coordinated with higher headquarters for aircrew training allocations, regulatory guidance and policies, and waiver procurement.
  • Created, tracked, and monitored required aircrew training classes for 203 aircrew ensuring group mission ready status.
  • Managed 800 personnel group training program; organized 9 training days and 71 classes for 546 students.
  • Crafted innovative digital continuity binders and standardized multiple training department processes.

Jan 2011Feb 2012

Operations Manager (Scheduling) / Flight Engineer

United States Air Force
  • Scheduled organization's 500 annual missions for five aircraft and executed a $13 million and 1,765 hour annual flying program.
  • Synchronized 80 missions, executed organization's 1,800 hour flying program; met training requirements of five units enhancing units mission effectiveness. 
Apr 2006Jan 2011

Human Resources Manager / Flight Engineer

United States Air Force
  • Oversaw dynamic daily activities of subordinate staff, 42 personnel engaged in various professional, technical, and administrative functions of aircrew operations, human resources management, personnel administration, education and training, equipment operations, quality assurance, and safety administration.
  • Served as an adviser to key management members on all matters related to the welfare, resource utilization, career progression, training of personnel, and organizational performance.
  • Provided coaching and personal counseling to supervisors and members enabling them to resolve problems at the lowest level.
  • Facilitator for various organizations concerning all types of HR/Personnel and Quality Training initiatives.


Aug 2017

Master of Science in Management, Strategy, & Leadership

Michigan State University
Nov 2015

Bachelor's in Business Administration 

American Military University

Additional Skills

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Training Management
  • Critical Thinker
  • Human Resources Management                                                                              
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication                               
  • Operations Management                                                  
  • Program Management