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STAFF SERGEANT HUMBERTO MORALES

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STAFF SERGEANT HUMBERTO MORALES

Staff Sergeant Humberto Morales is part of the United States F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. As an F-35A Demonstration Team member, he is responsible for representing Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force, Department of Defense, and the United States of America at 15 air shows annually. He is one of nine enlisted members of the F-35A Demonstration Team and performs maintenance actions on all pilot flight equipment for each F-35 pilot. By doing so, he ensures Demonstration pilots are equipped with a safe and effective gear to execute their mission of showcasing the Air Force’s premier fifth-generation aircraft for millions of spectators each year.

SSgt Morales was born in Jalisco, Mexico. He attended Tillamook High School in Tillamook, Oregon, graduating in 2012. He enlisted into the United States Air Force in July 2013. After basic training and technical school, he was assigned to maintain the F-16C Fighting Falcon at Luke AFB, Arizona. He later was assigned to maintain the F-35A Lightning II where he was an F-35 Dedicated Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician.

EDUCATION
2012 Tillamook High School, Tillamook, Oregon
2016 Aircrew Safety Systems and Technology AS, Community College of the Air Force
2017 Airman Leadership School, John J. Rhoades, Glendale, Arizona

ASSIGNMENTS
2014 – 2015, 62nd FS – F-16 Dedicated Aircrew Flight Equipment, Luke AFB, AZ
2016 – 2017, 310th FS – F-16 Dedicated Aircrew Flight Equipment, Luke AFB, AZ
2017 – Present, 62nd FS – F-35A Dedicated Aircrew Flight Equipment, Luke AFB, AZ

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic: 29 Jul 2013
Airman: 29 Jan 2014
Airman 1st Class: 29 Nov 2014
Senior Airman: 29 Jan 2016
Staff Sergeant: 1 Aug 2017

(Current as of February 20, 2018)

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