1. Charles “Wayne” McCullough
205Saint Mary’s Parkway • Fayetteville, NC 28303 • Cell (785)477-7702 • email@example.com
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Availability: June 1, 2017
Army Veteran with over 24 years of aviation expertise across the U.S. Army at the strategic planning, operational
execution, and tactical levels. In-depth experience with manned and unmanned aviation systems, program management,
strategic planning, setting and achieving milestones. Highly experienced conducting one-on-one meetings with individual
senior leaders on UAS lines of business and providing staffing solutions identified by a variety of UAS Executive Working
Groups. Provides senior level briefings at the Army Command, Corps and Division level as well other stakeholder
committees and organizations on the strategic plan. Manages my own travel schedule, task assignments, and strategic
plan deliverables, and ensures that the final staffing solutions, Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan are accepted by the
senior leaders and integrated into Forces Command Orders and/or Training Guidance. Additionally supports other day-to-
day activities of the Aviation Division including acting as an Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Team Chief on
TDY trips, managing Freedom of Information requests, facilitating records management, resource allocation, contractor
performance, and coordination activities with Department of the Army down to Platoon level organizations. Provides
Forces Command leadership with objective information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic
aspects of operations and management. Manages studies of Forces Command subordinate unit’s organizational efficiency
and productivity and recommends changes or improves in organization, staffing, work methods, and procedures.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Functional Area Lead
Fort Bragg, NC
Jul 2014 – Present
By name selected by Department of the Army as the Staff Advisor to the Forces Command Commanding General on
all Unmanned Aircraft Systems issues which affect unit readiness resources to include equipment fielding, flying
hours, manning shortcomings, deployment strategies, and newly acquired technologies. Managed the functional
area and the resources allocated to Army UAS units. Communicated effectively so that everyone in the Aviation
Branch understood the Commander’s vision, mission, values, and plan. Ensured personnel understand how their
work performance relates to that plan, and the results expected of them.
• Aviation Resource Management Team Chief for unmanned unit surveys.
• Coordinated resources to all Forces Command Gray Eagle Companies.
• Worked closely with Corps, Division, and Brigade elements to ensure successful deployment of 6 Gray Eagle
Companies and numerous Shadow Platoons.
Manager, Gray Eagle Standardization Training Officer
Fort Riley, KS and FOB Shank, Afghanistan
Sep 2012– Jul 2014
Exercised supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Monitored and
evaluated all section activities to include standards and evaluations, qualification training and tactics, techniques,
and procedures. Performed oversight in the following sections: Weapons and Tactics, Instruction of weapon system
capabilities, Systems optimization for employment and integration in Combat operations. Operations Training:
Ensured combat readiness and deployment of unmanned aircraft pilots/operators. Standardization/Evaluation:
Evaluated unit compliance in gaining major command standards and directives. Operations Evaluations: Provided
subject matter expertise to Division and Joint Forces during operational test, exercises, and development activities.
• Managed training which led to greater than 10,000 flown and over 30 weapons engagements while deployed.
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• Advised Division level leadership on combat techniques which reduced indirect fire events at FOB Shank by 50%.
• Supervised Imagery Analysis civilian contracts in the performance of their duties leading to over 5,000 post
mission data products created and disseminated to units through eastern Afghanistan.
Branch Chief, Army Aviation Night Vision Devices Branch ,
Fort Rucker, AL
Mar 2010 – Sep 2012
Served as Branch Chief and responsible for the supervision and management of a 10 person team employed at the
United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Aviation Night Vision Devices Branch. Develops and drafts Program
of Instruction for academic instruction for Aviation Night Vision System-6 and thermal imagery equipment for 3,000
personnel annually. Developed regulations and other guidance, considered recommendations for the inclusion into
the Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) for Night Vision Devices. Briefed senior level leadership on Night
Vision on new technologies available at the state and national level, solicited requirements to vendors to improve
existing capabilities, and provided guidance to Aviation Standardization agencies throughout the Department of
• Incorporated thermal imaging as a topic of instruction.
• Authored Aviation Safety Action Message which reinforced the prohibition of blending Night Vision and Thermal
Imaging equipment due to unsafe effects to AH-64 aircrews.
• Developed job descriptions used by hiring agencies to adequately staff the Branch to full capacity which enabled
instruction to over 3,000 personnel annually.
Middle Manager, Instructor Pilot, AH-64D Attack Helicopter
Fort Stewart, Ga and FOB Speicher, Iraq
Aug 2005 – Mar 2010
Piloted the World’s most technologically advanced Attack Helicopter on tactical/non-tactical assigned missions using
advanced precision flight techniques in conjunction with air navigational aids. Administered combat flight training to
military air crews. Assessed flight instructors, pilots and other air crew members assigned, attached or newly
acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency in the AH-64D Apache Longbow. Projected unit
training requirements and prepared required training records. Maintained a thorough knowledge of aircraft systems
and procedures under day/night, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to air
crews in the air or on the ground. Briefed and instructed preflight preparations including intelligence briefings,
mission planning, weather factors, mission objectives, and other agency coordination to ensure safe flight procedures
and effective mission accomplishment.
• Managed the Commander’s Aircrew Training Program for Attack Helicopter Company.
• Trained Army Aviators in all phases of simulator and live flight Attack Helicopter Company operations and
• Responsible for the mission success of hundreds of Attack Weapons Team missions.
• Conducted manned-unmanned teaming operations with Shadow Tactical UAS.
• Bachelor of Science , General Studies, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
• FAA Rotary Wing Commercial Instrument Pilot Rating
• Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician
• AH-64D Instructor Pilot, Aviation Master Gunner, Aviation Tactical Operations
• Air Traffic Control Tower Operator (CTO)