Christopher Groom is a United States Air Force Craftsman Avionics Mechanic with 15 years of experience specializing in communication, navigation, Doppler, RADAR, and electronic warfare systems. He has held the roles of Expediter, Maintenance Operations Controller (MOC), Communication Security Officer (COMSEC), Nuclear Personal Reliability Program (NPRP), and Avionics Lead Technician for the C-17, C-5M, KC-10, and commercial airframes.
His present role is as an aircraft maintenance training and scheduling team lead (Element Chief) for a diverse shop spanning six different specialty career fields to include: Propulsion, Hydraulics, Electrical & Environmental Systems, Guidance & Control, Communication & Navigation, and Crew Chief Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC’s). His team was recently charged with the launch and recovery of Air Force One as well as the repair actions of the aircraft that directly supported the first-ever President of the United States (POTUS) nuclear summit with North Korea in Singapore.
Mr. Groom holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Aviation (MBAA), and is currently a student in Embry-Riddle’s PhD in Aviation Program specializing in Safety and Human Factors with an expected graduation date of August 2020. He instructs aircraft Logistics Resource Management (LRM), is his squadron’s Weapons Training Qualification Manager for aircraft munitions (WTQM), and holds multiple aviation-related leadership positions in his unit.