Charles F. Swats

CHARLES F. (Fred) SWATS

Qualification Profile
• Available for short term (part-time/temporary) assignment on challenging engineering tasks
• Extensive background in Special Operations Forces aviation rapid-prototyping and fielding
• Unique ability to adapt developed systems to alternate platforms and missions
• Extensive experience in safety-of-flight process for limited-production systems

Professional Background
• Chairman of numerous Safety-of-Flight Review Boards for application of prototype, test, and fleet wide special mission equipment on numerous helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Scope included both classified and unclassified and regular Army and Special Operations Forces aircraft
• Design and project management for numerous unique special mission packages for US Army Special Operations Forces
• Held various positions from chairman to evaluator on source selection evaluation boards
• Administered secure facility with US Army and USSOCOM accreditation
• Supervised engineering, security, IT, and budget staff
• Top Secret clearance with SCI

Education
• Master of Science in Structural Mechanics – George Washington University
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Structural) – Old Dominion University

Employment History
• Retired – (2012-present)
• Aviation Integration Directorate, Fort Eustis, VA – (2003-2012):
Supervisory Aerospace Engineer
• Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Fort Eustis, VA – (1981-2003):
Aerospace Engineer, Structural Team lead

Affiliations
• American Helicopter Society