CAPT. JAMES M. BELMONT

UNITED STATES NAVY

Capt. Belmont is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a 1994 graduate of Lewis University.  Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) and was later accepted for a direct commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in the Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer community in 1996.  

He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, receiving his Master of Aviation Science / Operations in 2002.  In 2010, he was designated an Acquisition Corps member and has completed Level III certifications in Program Management, Acquisition Logistics, and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing.

Capt. Belmont's operational assignments include tours as material control officer /maintenance material control officer (MCO/MMCO) in Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, MMCO/assistant maintenance officer (AMO) in Unmanned Air Vehicle Squadron (VC) 6, Quality Assurance Officer (QAO), Support Equipment (IM-4) Division Officer, and Avionics/Armament (IM-3) Division Officer onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Air Group Maintenance Officer (CAGMO) in Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Officer (AIMDO) onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and assistant chief of staff for logistics (N4) in Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4.  During these tours, he participated in Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

His shore tours include AMO in Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), Maintenance Officer (MO) in Fleet Readiness Center Northwest (FRCNW), Aviation Depot Maintenance Requirements Officer (RO) and Aviation Readiness Branch Head at Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Production Group Military Director at Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), Executive Officer (XO) at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and is currently serving as the Commanding Officer at FRCE.

Capt. Belmont is designated as a Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), the John C. Stennis “Straight Furrow”, senior leadership award and various campaign, service and unit awards.

CAPT. RANDY J. BERTI

UNITED STATES NAVY

Capt. Randy Berti a native of Erie, Pennsylvania enlisted in the Air Force in May 1992, serving eight years as a Tactical Aviation Maintenance Specialist with tours of duty in Utah, Georgia, South Korea, Turkey and multiple Southwest Asia deployments before attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his tenure he earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University. In 2000, he laterally transferred to the Navy where he attended Officer Candidate School before receiving a commission as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO).

In 2001 upon completion of Aviation Maintenance Officer (AMO) School he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) serving as Material Control Officer, Aircraft Division Officer and Quality Assurance Officer. In 2004 he was selected to return to AMO School as an instructor earning his Master Training Specialist designation. In 2007 he was assigned as the Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and AIRSPeed Officer in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-73) AIMD. Following his ships company tour In February 2010 he transferred to NAVAIR 6.7.2.1 serving as AIRSpeed Program Lead.

In 2013, selected as Officer-in-Charge, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Bahrain, he completed a highly successful tour providing enhanced support capabilities as well as enabling support preparation to P-8 deployment in theater. Upon completion of his overseas tour he reported back to NAVAIR in 2015 and served as DAPML for PMA 273 T45 support. 2017 CDR Berti screened and was selected to serve as the Officer-In-Charge, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Detachment North Island where he was responsible for the production efforts of 8 Officers, 38 Chief Petty Officers, approximately 650 sailors and 18 civilian personnel in support of 347 H-60/C-2 level II aircraft maintenance and readiness. He was also responsible for delivering responsive maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services in support of Naval Aviation National Defense objectives.

In 2019 he screened and was selected to serve as the Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Western Pacific, responsible for providing quality, responsive in-theater scheduled Depot Maintenance on 12 different Type/Model/Series of aircraft supporting 16 Navy and Marine Corps squadrons throughout WESTPAC in a manner that demonstrates commitment to excellence from the Mediterranean through the Middle East and Asia to Guam. Additionally, responsible for unscheduled depot In-Service Repair (ISR), providing rapid, quality ISR with experienced depot field teams at major bases in WESTPAC including NAF Atsugi, MCAS Iwakuni, and MCAS Fuentma as well as providing dedicated ISR teams to each deployed carrier strike group through Asia and the Middle East to the Mediterranean supporting all Navy and Marine Corps Type/Model/Series aircraft.

BOBBY L. HAGER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms. Bobby L. Hager serves as the Executive Director at Fleet Readiness Center East aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.  As the senior civilian for a command workforce comprised of more than 4,000 civilian, military and contractor personnel, she leads a team of senior leaders responsible for a wide array of Navy and Marine Corps aviation sustainment responsibilities.

Ms. Hager comes to FRC East following an assignment as the Deputy Director of the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. There, she had overall responsibility to provide customers responsive, cost-effective Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul capabilities while delivering safe, reliable, and defect-free aircraft to enable our warfighter's mission accomplishment. She served an organization of more than 1,800 personnel accountable for 17 Type/Model/Series propulsion systems, backshop support, advanced and additive manufacturing, and more than 100,000 components valued at over $1.2 billion in annual revenue.

Ms. Hager began her career as an active-duty airman stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and transitioned to Civil Service in 2002 in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2005, she joined the 76th Maintenance Wing as a Logistics Palace Acquire Intern. In 2009 she transferred to the Army Installation Management Command Headquarters, G8 as a program analyst developing multi-billion-dollar program objective memorandum (POM). Ms. Hager returned to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex in 2011 where she served as the Financial Management Analysis Lead and later Chief, where she was responsible for the planning, budgeting, and execution of a $3 billion depot operation. She supported the Maintenance Support Group as their Business Operations Chief and then later assumed the role of the Business Development Chief securing workloads for future sustainability and success of the OC-ALC.

Ms. Hager holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, Alabama.

LINDA A. SCOTT

SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR

First Sergeant Scott was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and in May 2005, at the age of 21, enlisted in the Marine Corps at Recruiting Sub-Station Rolla, Missouri. She graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, in September 2005. Upon completion of Marine Combat Training, she attended her formal Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) School at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training for CH-46 Basic Mechanics and Power Plants course on New River, North Carolina.

In December 2005, she was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365), Marine Aircraft Group 29 (MAG-29), at Marine Corps Air Station New River as a flightline mechanic. In June 2006, Pfc. Scott deployed with HMM-365 on the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), where she primarily served as a mechanic. Upon returning from deployment, Lance Cpl. Scott was transferred to Maintenance Control to work as an expediter. During that time, she completed her Plane Captain syllabus and completed her flight syllabus to become and Aerial Observer and gain the additional MOS of 6199.

In March 2008, Cpl. Scott deployed with HMM-365 to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of the 24th MEU in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Scott flew as an aerial observer in support of the Ground Combat Element, transporting troops and cargo, conducting casualty evacuation, and providing standby air support. She earned three Strike Flight/Air Medals and was awarded Combat Aircrew Wings.

Upon returning from deployment, Cpl. Scott transferred temporarily to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204)  in order to transition from CH-46 to MV-22 mechanics. After completion of training, she returned to the redesignated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365) as a flightline mechanic. In June 2010, Sgt. Scott deployed to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with VMM-365. There she would complete her Collateral Duty Inspector syllabus and act as the noncommissioned officer-in-charge for night crew.                                                                                                                                 

In 2011, Sgt. Scott transferred to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training as an MV-22 basic mechanics instructor. While there, she completed Journeyman Instructor training, and became an Instructor Evaluator and Uniformed Victim Advocate. During that time Sgt. Scott also completed an associate's program in accounting and completed the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course on Camp Johnson, gaining the additional MOS of 0918.

In May 2015, Staff Sgt. Scott was transferred to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (VMM-164) to serve as Flightline staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge and aid in the transition the last CH-46 squadron to the MV-22.

In 2018, Gunnery Sgt. Scott deployed with VMM-164 to El Jabar, Kuwait, in support of the Special Marine Air Ground Task Force. There she worked as a flightline collateral duty quality assurance representative and quality assurance representative. On return from deployment, Gunnery Sgt. Scott took over as the quality assurance chief. During that time, Gunnery Sgt. Scott also completed a bachelor's program in history with Columbia College. 

In 2020, Gunnery Sgt. Scott became the flightline chief for VMM-164 and deployed on the 15th MEU where the squadron supported multiple operations.

In August 2021, Gunnery Sgt. Scott was transferred to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to serve as the station Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival and manage the station Water Survival Training Program. She also completed a master's program in history with an emphasis in education from Grand Canyon University. In November 2023, Gunnery Sgt. Scott was selected for first sergeant. She was promoted on February 1 and transferred to Fleet Readiness Center East to serve as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.

Her personal decorations include the Air Medal-Strike/Flight with numeral 3, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 gold stars in lieu of 3rd award), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

CAPT. JAMES M. BELMONT

UNITED STATES NAVY

Capt. Belmont is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a 1994 graduate of Lewis University.  Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) and was later accepted for a direct commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in the Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer community in 1996.  

He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, receiving his Master of Aviation Science / Operations in 2002.  In 2010, he was designated an Acquisition Corps member and has completed Level III certifications in Program Management, Acquisition Logistics, and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing.

Capt. Belmont's operational assignments include tours as material control officer /maintenance material control officer (MCO/MMCO) in Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, MMCO/assistant maintenance officer (AMO) in Unmanned Air Vehicle Squadron (VC) 6, Quality Assurance Officer (QAO), Support Equipment (IM-4) Division Officer, and Avionics/Armament (IM-3) Division Officer onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Carrier Air Group Maintenance Officer (CAGMO) in Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Officer (AIMDO) onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and assistant chief of staff for logistics (N4) in Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4.  During these tours, he participated in Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

His shore tours include AMO in Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), Maintenance Officer (MO) in Fleet Readiness Center Northwest (FRCNW), Aviation Depot Maintenance Requirements Officer (RO) and Aviation Readiness Branch Head at Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Production Group Military Director at Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), Executive Officer (XO) at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and is currently serving as the Commanding Officer at FRCE.

Capt. Belmont is designated as a Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), the John C. Stennis “Straight Furrow”, senior leadership award and various campaign, service and unit awards.

CAPT. RANDY J. BERTI

UNITED STATES NAVY

Capt. Randy Berti a native of Erie, Pennsylvania enlisted in the Air Force in May 1992, serving eight years as a Tactical Aviation Maintenance Specialist with tours of duty in Utah, Georgia, South Korea, Turkey and multiple Southwest Asia deployments before attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his tenure he earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University. In 2000, he laterally transferred to the Navy where he attended Officer Candidate School before receiving a commission as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO).

In 2001 upon completion of Aviation Maintenance Officer (AMO) School he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) serving as Material Control Officer, Aircraft Division Officer and Quality Assurance Officer. In 2004 he was selected to return to AMO School as an instructor earning his Master Training Specialist designation. In 2007 he was assigned as the Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and AIRSPeed Officer in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-73) AIMD. Following his ships company tour In February 2010 he transferred to NAVAIR 6.7.2.1 serving as AIRSpeed Program Lead.

In 2013, selected as Officer-in-Charge, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Bahrain, he completed a highly successful tour providing enhanced support capabilities as well as enabling support preparation to P-8 deployment in theater. Upon completion of his overseas tour he reported back to NAVAIR in 2015 and served as DAPML for PMA 273 T45 support. 2017 CDR Berti screened and was selected to serve as the Officer-In-Charge, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Detachment North Island where he was responsible for the production efforts of 8 Officers, 38 Chief Petty Officers, approximately 650 sailors and 18 civilian personnel in support of 347 H-60/C-2 level II aircraft maintenance and readiness. He was also responsible for delivering responsive maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services in support of Naval Aviation National Defense objectives.

In 2019 he screened and was selected to serve as the Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Western Pacific, responsible for providing quality, responsive in-theater scheduled Depot Maintenance on 12 different Type/Model/Series of aircraft supporting 16 Navy and Marine Corps squadrons throughout WESTPAC in a manner that demonstrates commitment to excellence from the Mediterranean through the Middle East and Asia to Guam. Additionally, responsible for unscheduled depot In-Service Repair (ISR), providing rapid, quality ISR with experienced depot field teams at major bases in WESTPAC including NAF Atsugi, MCAS Iwakuni, and MCAS Fuentma as well as providing dedicated ISR teams to each deployed carrier strike group through Asia and the Middle East to the Mediterranean supporting all Navy and Marine Corps Type/Model/Series aircraft.

BOBBY L. HAGER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms. Bobby L. Hager serves as the Executive Director at Fleet Readiness Center East aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.  As the senior civilian for a command workforce comprised of more than 4,000 civilian, military and contractor personnel, she leads a team of senior leaders responsible for a wide array of Navy and Marine Corps aviation sustainment responsibilities.

Ms. Hager comes to FRC East following an assignment as the Deputy Director of the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. There, she had overall responsibility to provide customers responsive, cost-effective Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul capabilities while delivering safe, reliable, and defect-free aircraft to enable our warfighter's mission accomplishment. She served an organization of more than 1,800 personnel accountable for 17 Type/Model/Series propulsion systems, backshop support, advanced and additive manufacturing, and more than 100,000 components valued at over $1.2 billion in annual revenue.

Ms. Hager began her career as an active-duty airman stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and transitioned to Civil Service in 2002 in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2005, she joined the 76th Maintenance Wing as a Logistics Palace Acquire Intern. In 2009 she transferred to the Army Installation Management Command Headquarters, G8 as a program analyst developing multi-billion-dollar program objective memorandum (POM). Ms. Hager returned to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex in 2011 where she served as the Financial Management Analysis Lead and later Chief, where she was responsible for the planning, budgeting, and execution of a $3 billion depot operation. She supported the Maintenance Support Group as their Business Operations Chief and then later assumed the role of the Business Development Chief securing workloads for future sustainability and success of the OC-ALC.

Ms. Hager holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, Alabama.

LINDA A. SCOTT

SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR

First Sergeant Scott was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and in May 2005, at the age of 21, enlisted in the Marine Corps at Recruiting Sub-Station Rolla, Missouri. She graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, in September 2005. Upon completion of Marine Combat Training, she attended her formal Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) School at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training for CH-46 Basic Mechanics and Power Plants course on New River, North Carolina.

In December 2005, she was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365), Marine Aircraft Group 29 (MAG-29), at Marine Corps Air Station New River as a flightline mechanic. In June 2006, Pfc. Scott deployed with HMM-365 on the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), where she primarily served as a mechanic. Upon returning from deployment, Lance Cpl. Scott was transferred to Maintenance Control to work as an expediter. During that time, she completed her Plane Captain syllabus and completed her flight syllabus to become and Aerial Observer and gain the additional MOS of 6199.

In March 2008, Cpl. Scott deployed with HMM-365 to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of the 24th MEU in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Scott flew as an aerial observer in support of the Ground Combat Element, transporting troops and cargo, conducting casualty evacuation, and providing standby air support. She earned three Strike Flight/Air Medals and was awarded Combat Aircrew Wings.

Upon returning from deployment, Cpl. Scott transferred temporarily to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204)  in order to transition from CH-46 to MV-22 mechanics. After completion of training, she returned to the redesignated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365) as a flightline mechanic. In June 2010, Sgt. Scott deployed to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with VMM-365. There she would complete her Collateral Duty Inspector syllabus and act as the noncommissioned officer-in-charge for night crew.                                                                                                                                 

In 2011, Sgt. Scott transferred to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training as an MV-22 basic mechanics instructor. While there, she completed Journeyman Instructor training, and became an Instructor Evaluator and Uniformed Victim Advocate. During that time Sgt. Scott also completed an associate's program in accounting and completed the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course on Camp Johnson, gaining the additional MOS of 0918.

In May 2015, Staff Sgt. Scott was transferred to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (VMM-164) to serve as Flightline staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge and aid in the transition the last CH-46 squadron to the MV-22.

In 2018, Gunnery Sgt. Scott deployed with VMM-164 to El Jabar, Kuwait, in support of the Special Marine Air Ground Task Force. There she worked as a flightline collateral duty quality assurance representative and quality assurance representative. On return from deployment, Gunnery Sgt. Scott took over as the quality assurance chief. During that time, Gunnery Sgt. Scott also completed a bachelor's program in history with Columbia College. 

In 2020, Gunnery Sgt. Scott became the flightline chief for VMM-164 and deployed on the 15th MEU where the squadron supported multiple operations.

In August 2021, Gunnery Sgt. Scott was transferred to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to serve as the station Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival and manage the station Water Survival Training Program. She also completed a master's program in history with an emphasis in education from Grand Canyon University. In November 2023, Gunnery Sgt. Scott was selected for first sergeant. She was promoted on February 1 and transferred to Fleet Readiness Center East to serve as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.

Her personal decorations include the Air Medal-Strike/Flight with numeral 3, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 gold stars in lieu of 3rd award), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.