Serrano aces maintenance management production course

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  • By John Ingle
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Air Force vehicles from jet aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles to police cruisers and electrical systems bucket trucks will all need maintenance at some point.

A specialized career field is responsible for planning, scheduling and documenting maintenance for the Air Force’s diverse fleet, and that group of Airmen is trained here at Sheppard AFB during the 363rd Training Squadron’s maintenance management production apprentice course.

Airman David N. Serrano graduated the 33-day, six-block course April 3, 2020, achieving perfect score throughout the syllabus.

Rank/Name: Airman David N. Serrano

Unit: 49th Maintenance Group, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

Duty title: Maintenance management production apprentice

Hometown: Queens, New York

Time in Service: 4 Months

Why you joined: Further education, better myself, and family tradition

Family: William (father) and Monica (mother); four brothers: Joshua (prior Navy); Christopher; Gabriel (Air Force), and Adrian

Hobbies: Video games, photography and editing, skateboarding, drawing and reading

Favorite aspect of job: Great opportunity, stability, and cultural diversity

Most memorable Air Force experience: Airmen’s Run at basic military training

How do you make responsible choices: Keeping myself accountable by remembering my core values and deciding what is best for my career.

Instructor comments:
“This ACE award reflects Airman Serrano’s drive and motivation to be a role model for his siblings and family, as a member of the United States Air Force. He is enthusiastic about his career and knows what he needs to excel professionally. His maturity showed as a leader in class by forming study groups and helping his younger peers to learn and preform task such as building aircraft maintenance schedules. Airman Serrano shared his knowledge to push his entire class to average an outstanding 94.7% on all block tests for the course. His self-discipline and observance of core values bodes well for him in the maintenance scheduling career field as someone to be depended on to do it promptly and with high excellence.”
– Master Sgt. David Hartley, Tech. Sgt. Justin Tua, Hendrik Rorije and Terry Luckett, 363rd TRS maintenance management production apprentice instructors