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Benjamin Fairchild

Benjamin Fairchild

Aviation Operations Specialist

Idaho Army National Guard

Aviation Operations Specialist at Army National Guard


Idaho Army National Guard

Aviation Operations Specialist

• Led a team of six in a tactical operations center as a Battle NCO – efforts led to 100% crew accountability and an accident free operation.
• Proven ability to communicate effectively with all aircraft and aircraft crew as well as track and maintain critical logs.
• Identified complex problems and reviewed related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Received two Army Achievement Medals for supervising a team of seven while controlling and coordinating aircraft communications during a Military Hellfire Shoot.

Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
Assist in responding to aircraft and medical emergencies.
Manage wildlife on and around airport grounds.
Coordinate with agencies such as air traffic control, civil engineers, and command posts to ensure support of airfield management activities.
Plan and coordinate airfield construction.
Perform and supervise airfield management activities, including mobile airfield management functions.
Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
Train operations staff.
Monitor the arrival, parking, refueling, loading, and departure of all aircraft.
Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

Army National Guard

Civil Operations Specialist

Provide and Implement drug education to middle and elementary schools within the state of Idaho to reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs through partnerships with law enforcement, community based organizations and school districts.

• Provided support to community based organizations and educational institutions.
• Received focused training in civil operations, coalition support and development, drug prevention and commodity and financial investigations support.
• Submitted comprehensive and timely reports to supervisor.
• Worked under pressure, multi-tasked, and met tight deadlines.
• Received award for creating Excel Spreadsheet’s that are currently used throughout the Idaho Army Counterdrug Organization.


Mike Summers Ranch

Agricultural Equipment Operator

Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.
Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.
Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps.
Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery.
Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery..
Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks.
Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools

Career medium 04

Midvale Junior/Senior Highschool