CDR Randy J. Berti, USN

Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Commander 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-75) 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 where he currently is 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.

Commander Berti’s qualifications and advance education include Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer, Master Training Specialist, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is DAWIA Level Three Certified in two areas, Production, Quality and Manufacturing, and Life Cycle Logistics. He is also Level One Certified in Program Management. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Business Administration from Touro International University, specializing in Human Resources.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medals(two), Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, and various service and campaign awards. CDR Berti is married to the former Gelga Bayles Reyes of Manila, Philippines.

LtCol Kevin M. Ryan, USMC

Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was commissioned in May of 1999, having completed his undergraduate education at the Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with distinction and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Following The Basic School, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, where he completed Naval Flight Officer training. After receiving his wings in April of 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was reassigned to Electronic Attack Squadron ONE TWO NINE at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, for training and designation as an EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 in December of 2002 where he served as Ground Training Officer, Schedule Writer, and Assistant Maintenance Officer. During his tour, he participated in various exercises, a unit deployment to Iwakuni, Japan, and combat deployments in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.

In November of 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined 2d Marine Division in Ramadi, Iraq, to serve as the division’s Electronic Warfare Officer. Following the completion of his duties there in February of 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan again reported to Electronic Attack Squadron ONE TWO NINE where he served as a Fleet Replacement Instructor and the squadron’s Aviation Safety Officer.

In June of 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the United States Naval Test Pilot School with class 137. Following graduation in June 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO THREE where he initially served in the Airborne Electronic Attack Project Office and was the lead project officer for EA-6B ICAP III Block 4 Maintenance Release, Block 5 and Block 6 system upgrades, and LITENING Pod Common Operational Flight Program upgrade. Additionally, he participated in the developmental flight test of EA-6B ICAP III High-Speed Radiation Missile (HARM) Block 5A upgrade, EA-6B Biofuel testing, and EA-18G H6E and H8E software upgrades. In March of 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan assumed the duties of Operations Officer at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO THREE.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the College of Naval Command and Staff at the United States Naval War College in July of 2013. Following graduation in June of 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 where he served as the squadron’s Executive Officer and participated in a squadron deployment to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) in October of 2015 where he was assigned the duties of Military Deputy Program Manager, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and Marine Air-Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare (MAGTF EW). While with PMA-234, he successfully led the delivery of an Early Operational Capability with the AN/ALQ-231 (V)3, the first-ever airborne electronic attack capability on USMC rotary-wing aircraft to the Fleet Marine Force using the Rapid Deployment Capability acquisition process.

In March of 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to Fleet Readiness Center East where he served as the N42 Military Director for Aircraft, Maintenance and Material and was directly accountable to the fleet customer for the annual production of approximately 100 aircraft, 80 aircraft engines and 21,000 aircraft components.

In June of 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific where he currently serves as the Executive Officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan holds a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. His personal decorations include the Air Medal with combat distinguishing device and 6th strike/flight award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th Award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award).

CMDCM(AW/SW) Christopher O. Liam Jr., USN

Command Master Chief, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Master Chief Liam is a native of San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1995 and attended recruit training at Regional Training Center, Chicago, Illinois.

After training he reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as an aviation support equipment technician flight deck trouble shooter in San Diego, California. He completed multiple Western Pacific deployments, conducted a homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan, and earned his aviation warfare qualification and promotion to Second Class Petty Officer.

In 2000, Liam reported to Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, where he served as the Leading Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD), Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer and served as division LPO and the detachment's production LPO and was selected as Sailor of the Year. In 2006, he reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in San Diego, California, as AIMD Production LPO where he completed numerous training exercises, three deployments and earned his surface warfare qualification and was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2007. In 2010, he reported to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, and served as senior enlisted (SE) division officer, Quality Assurance Supervisor and QA Officer, and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2012. In 2013, he reported to the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) home ported in Sasebo, Japan, as IM4 Division Leading Chief, division officer and AIMD Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer. Liam returned to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, in 2016, where he served as the detachment's Senior Enlisted Leader and was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program.

In November 2018, he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP) as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader and was selected and promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer.

Master Chief Liam is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 216 (Purple) and Command Master Chief /Chief of the Boat Class 19020/193 in Newport, Rhode Island.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

CDR Randy J. Berti, USN

Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Commander 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-75) 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 where he currently is 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.

Commander Berti’s qualifications and advance education include Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer, Master Training Specialist, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is DAWIA Level Three Certified in two areas, Production, Quality and Manufacturing, and Life Cycle Logistics. He is also Level One Certified in Program Management. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Business Administration from Touro International University, specializing in Human Resources.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medals(two), Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, and various service and campaign awards. CDR Berti is married to the former Gelga Bayles Reyes of Manila, Philippines.

LtCol Kevin M. Ryan, USMC

Executive Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was commissioned in May of 1999, having completed his undergraduate education at the Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with distinction and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Following The Basic School, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, where he completed Naval Flight Officer training. After receiving his wings in April of 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was reassigned to Electronic Attack Squadron ONE TWO NINE at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, for training and designation as an EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 in December of 2002 where he served as Ground Training Officer, Schedule Writer, and Assistant Maintenance Officer. During his tour, he participated in various exercises, a unit deployment to Iwakuni, Japan, and combat deployments in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.

In November of 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined 2d Marine Division in Ramadi, Iraq, to serve as the division’s Electronic Warfare Officer. Following the completion of his duties there in February of 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan again reported to Electronic Attack Squadron ONE TWO NINE where he served as a Fleet Replacement Instructor and the squadron’s Aviation Safety Officer.

In June of 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the United States Naval Test Pilot School with class 137. Following graduation in June 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan joined Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO THREE where he initially served in the Airborne Electronic Attack Project Office and was the lead project officer for EA-6B ICAP III Block 4 Maintenance Release, Block 5 and Block 6 system upgrades, and LITENING Pod Common Operational Flight Program upgrade. Additionally, he participated in the developmental flight test of EA-6B ICAP III High-Speed Radiation Missile (HARM) Block 5A upgrade, EA-6B Biofuel testing, and EA-18G H6E and H8E software upgrades. In March of 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan assumed the duties of Operations Officer at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO THREE.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the College of Naval Command and Staff at the United States Naval War College in July of 2013. Following graduation in June of 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 where he served as the squadron’s Executive Officer and participated in a squadron deployment to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) in October of 2015 where he was assigned the duties of Military Deputy Program Manager, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and Marine Air-Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare (MAGTF EW). While with PMA-234, he successfully led the delivery of an Early Operational Capability with the AN/ALQ-231 (V)3, the first-ever airborne electronic attack capability on USMC rotary-wing aircraft to the Fleet Marine Force using the Rapid Deployment Capability acquisition process.

In March of 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to Fleet Readiness Center East where he served as the N42 Military Director for Aircraft, Maintenance and Material and was directly accountable to the fleet customer for the annual production of approximately 100 aircraft, 80 aircraft engines and 21,000 aircraft components.

In June of 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific where he currently serves as the Executive Officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan holds a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. His personal decorations include the Air Medal with combat distinguishing device and 6th strike/flight award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th Award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award).

CMDCM(AW/SW) Christopher O. Liam Jr., USN

Command Master Chief, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific

Master Chief Liam is a native of San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1995 and attended recruit training at Regional Training Center, Chicago, Illinois.

After training he reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as an aviation support equipment technician flight deck trouble shooter in San Diego, California. He completed multiple Western Pacific deployments, conducted a homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan, and earned his aviation warfare qualification and promotion to Second Class Petty Officer.

In 2000, Liam reported to Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, where he served as the Leading Petty Officer. In 2003, he reported to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD), Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer and served as division LPO and the detachment's production LPO and was selected as Sailor of the Year. In 2006, he reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in San Diego, California, as AIMD Production LPO where he completed numerous training exercises, three deployments and earned his surface warfare qualification and was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2007. In 2010, he reported to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, and served as senior enlisted (SE) division officer, Quality Assurance Supervisor and QA Officer, and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2012. In 2013, he reported to the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) home ported in Sasebo, Japan, as IM4 Division Leading Chief, division officer and AIMD Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer. Liam returned to AIMD Atsugi, Japan, in 2016, where he served as the detachment's Senior Enlisted Leader and was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program.

In November 2018, he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP) as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader and was selected and promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer.

Master Chief Liam is a graduate of the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 216 (Purple) and Command Master Chief /Chief of the Boat Class 19020/193 in Newport, Rhode Island.

His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards.