Quality Assurance Representative (QAR)

As lead Quality Assurance inspector, Petty Officer Sanchez served as the eyes and ears of the commanding officer during Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) with zero discrepencies. He oversaw and ensured the safe and efficient completion of over 1,000 jobs which ultimately aided in the success of the MAKIN ISLAND's critical mission.

As Quality Assurance Evaluator, Facilities Management Department, Petty Officer Sullivan lead 7 sailors and 7 civilians across six Divisions in providing Quality Assurance and contractor liaison support for over 100 construction projects costing more than 20 million dollars. His vigilant oversight ensured the timely completion of 9,200 work requests and 110 construction projects while maintaining 100% mission readiness and causing minimal to no impact to operations.

As a Quality Assurance Representative, Fleet Air Forward Detachment Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, Guam, she monitored, trained and maintained six inspection-ready programs for eight Divisions ensuring compliance with standards throughout the command. Her commitment to providing training contributed to 30 of 30 programs graded 'on track' during the Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Aviation Maintenance Inspection.

Petty Officer Case lead the Quality Assurance Division in supporting the successful execution of over 2,000 sorties, 2,500 mishap-free flight hours, and the advanced combat training of 39 aircrew members. His meticulous attention to detail and unsurpassed leadership were a key factor in the Command receiving a grade of "on track" with laudatory comments during the Commander, Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Inspection.

Served as Quality Assurance Representative in Fleet Readiness Center Northwest. He ensured the availability of xx Quality Assurance Representatives supporting xx workcenters, the qualification of 5 Quality Assurance Representatives, xx Collateral Duty Inspectors, and 2 Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representatives (CDQARs).

As Quality Assurance Representative, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four detachment, he efficiently orchestrated and meticulously managed 6 NAMP programs within the maintenance department, ensuring the aggressive implementation of and strict adherence to all maintenance regulations. His invaluable experience and direction in the inspection of over 100 tire changes and 300 aircraft inspections led to the completion of more than 300 launches and an impressive 98 percent sortie completion rate.

As Quality Assurance Representative, she expanded the Quality Assurance Department capabilities by qualifying 6 additional Quality Assurance Representatives and 6 Collateral Duty Inspectors thus increasing overall detachment capabilities and reducing inspection delays by 50 percent. She also developed a detailed training plan that led to the qualification of 5 Maintenance Control supervisors, increasing the quality of maintenance at the source.

His managerial ability immediately improved the FMA's Quality Assurance Program. In the first six weeks, he conducted over 100 reviews and audits which developed and shaped the direction of process improvement. As Quality Assurance Chief, he led eight Quality Assurance Representatives in the performance of audits for 38 Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs and 27 work centers, resulting in the Command's best Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI) in 9 years. He was recognized by the inspection team for revising the QA and Safety programs, which significantly increased audit accuracy and safety documentation.

Working as one of two qualified personnel with Quality Assurance stamps, he verified the readiness of over 200 weapons during 10 mine warfare exercises. His relentless attention to detail ensured a supply inventory accuracy of 98% for the recent Mine Readiness certification inspection and his focus on safety formed the foundation for efficient and effective operations and mission accomplishment.

Petty Officer Velasco's leadership led to the completion of 37 Quality Assurance audits, 177 Special Inspections, and the resolution of 878 maintenance discrepancies contributing to a 100 percent mission completion rate and 24/7 SAR availability. Her technical expertise assisted in the MH-60 "safe-to-operate" title and one Commander, Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Inspection.



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