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  SMSgt. Dan " Sammy" Hager (Ret.)

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Name SMSgt. Dan Hager (Ret.)
Unit USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds"
Crewing F-16s from 1987 until 2001
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Maintenance Inspection Superintendent (Office of Inspector General), 2007-Present
• Lead operational inspection teams; validate organization’s effectiveness, compliance with laws/directives, safety, and 17,000 technicians supporting 1,800 aircraft and 16,000 equipment items
• Evaluate contracted maintenance activities that sustain aircrew and technical training for U.S. students and allied countries; reduce potential fraud, waste and abuse
• Assist in development, coordination, and implementation of maintenance policy and procedure for programs valued at $183B

Maintenance Superintendent, 2003-2007
• Oversaw management and leadership of 650 technicians covering 13 distinct career fields performing repair, inspections, modifications and general maintenance on aircraft
• Assured overall quality of maintenance and production levels met organizational standards with additional checks and balances in critical areas
• Reviewed daily production records and ensured leading and lagging indicators were evaluated and appropriate work adjustments were made with follow-up test evaluation
• Exceeded production standards through innovative quality improvement initiatives

Extended Training Service Specialist (Cairo, Egypt), 2002-2003
• Served as the Chief, Aircraft Maintenance on Peace Vector I Security Assistance Team for the foreign military sales; interfaced with high level Defense Egyptian officials
• Advised and assisted Egyptian Air Force Headquarters and the 232d Air Regiment engineer in management, training, and maintenance issues
• Developed, and implemented maintenance plans, safety requirements, and polices to increase maintenance efficiency, so the Egyptian Air Force could become more self-sufficient

USAF Demonstration Squadron (Thunderbirds) Maintenance Superintendent, 1999-2002
• Directly responsible for the maintenance of 11 F-16 aircraft and manager for 13 F100-PW-220 engines valued at $286M, ensuring mission ready for the 240 day show season
• Scheduled repairs, inspections, maintenance, and logistics of aircraft for maximum utilization to accomplish the mission and maintain safety requirements
• Provided leadership, management, and training to 45 technician in 4 different specialties

Line Production Superintendent, 1996-1999
• Established priorities for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of 35 aircraft
• Ensured safe reliable aircraft were provided for operations to meet training requirements
• Oversaw generation of aircraft and coordinated on all pilot-reportable discrepancies

Jet Engine Mechanic/Aircraft Crew Chief, 1985-1996
• Performed intermediate maintenance on Pratt & Whitney Engines (F-100, F-200, F-220, F-229)
• Performed intermediate maintenance on General Electric Engines (GE/F-110)
• Qualified on engine run procedures, engine borescope (rigid/flex), forms documentation, MSDS, troubleshooting and diagnostic testing
• Performed aircraft servicing, towing, corrosion and tool control, FOD prevention, and general maintenance requiring use of technical orders, job guides, TCTOs, and field service reports

My Jets & Assignments

83102 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 68th Fighter Squadron "Lightning Lancers" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1987
Current: 83102   USAF 182 FS F-16A Block 15 [ w/o]
80549 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 69th Fighter Squadron "Werewolves" [Unit History]
Period 1987 - 1989
Current: 549   F-16A Block 15 ADF [ pre]
84299 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting Tenth" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1991
Current: QF-117   USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 25 [ act]
84381 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1993
Current: AAFG0743   USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [ sto]
86358 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1995
Current: 86358   USAF 120 FS F-16C Block 30 [ act]
91404 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1996
Current: 91404   USAF 422 TES F-16C Block 52 [ act]
93551 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 1999
Current: 93551   USAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52 [ act]
87329 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" [Unit History]
Period 1999 - 2002
Current: 87329   USAF 82 TRW F-16C Block 32 [ i/a]
Unit 232nd Tactical Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2002 - 2003
Unit 31st Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2003 - 2006
Other aircraft/assignments AETC IG Team, Randolph AFB, TX 2006-2010
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