Matt "Rambo" Redfern
Since 2011, Mr. Redfern has served as the Director of Aviation Training Systems in addition to his role as Director of Power Ten, Inc.’s Services Department. Mr. Redfern is a former senior-level Marine Corps officer with over 30 years of extensive experience in aviation organizational and program management. He served as the subject matter expert and principal advisor to the Commander of Naval Air Forces on all Marine Aviation training, readiness, and budgetary issues. He has commanded and led medium-to-large aviation units and as the Chief of Staff of Third Marine Aircraft Wing (3D MAW) with over 16,000 personnel and 535 aircraft, he oversaw the training of three Aircraft Carrier squadron deployments, eight squadron deployments to Japan, seven Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments, and the deployment of one-third of the Wing assets and over 5000 personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served as the Chief of Staff for 3D MAW(Fwd) in Al ASad, Iraq, where he supervised the combat operations, personnel and maintenance readiness for the F/A-18, AV-8B, KC-130, CH-53E, CH-46, UH-1N, AH-1W, RQ-7B Shadow and Scan Eagle UAS aircraft. During his career, he served as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Aviation Combat Element Commander, a Program Manager, Operational Test Director, Presidential Helicopter Pilot, Quality Assurance Officer, and a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Division Head and Instructor Pilot. Program Management Level I Certified from the Defense Acquisition University, he is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.