SCLA (So. Cal. Logistics Airport), Victorville, CA
Art Gee describes himself as a transportation technician and trainer. Art has always been fascinated with mechanics and machinery; a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Art began his transportation career working with his grandfather in his nursery and landscaping business. At the age of 13, Art would help load top soil into the truck and make deliveries. Every summer during his teens, Art would drive with his grandfather from sun up to sun down. During his junior and senior year of high school, Art acquired a part-time job working as a student bus driver for his school district. After graduation from high school, Art attended junior college where he studied mechanical drafting.
Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Gee began his 26 year military aviation career in 1965. As an aircraft maintenance technician, Sergeant Gee helped maintained numerous types of aircraft such as the B-52, C-130, and C-141, F-105, F-106, F-4C, KC-135 and theT-39. He also helped maintained the famous VC-137 “Air Force One” when he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. While based in South Vietnam Sergeant Gee prepared processed and analyzed reciprocating & jet engines oil samples for ware-metal contamination. At Shaw Air Force Base he performed engine trim checks as a jet engine test cell operator. After 10 years in military aviation maintenance, Sergeant Gee was ready for a more challenging position in flight operations as a military transport flight engineer. As a certified flight evaluator & instructor flight engineer Sergeant Gee helped supervise, train and certify air crews on the safe handling, transportation and security of weapons and their associated materials. He was temporally assigned to Edwards Air Force Base as a “Dutch-Roll and Aerial In-Flight Refueling” test flight engineer. Sergeant Gee has logged over 7,700 flight hours as a flight engineer in the C-130 & C-141 transport aircrafts. As Squadron Chief Engineer & Resource Manager Sergeant Gee managed 60 flight engineers and squadron air crew resources for worldwide flight operations. Before retiring from the Air Force, Sergeant Gee acquired his Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) and Flight Engineer (FE) Certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
After a challenging and exciting career in military aviation, Art perused his career in commercial ground transportation and aviation. He began his ground transportation career in 1992 as a commercial driver training engineer, driver recruiter and driver services & team leader. As driver fatigue trainer & test coordinator, Art selected, trained and monitored 30 test project drivers. During the nine month test period, Art submitted monthly driver performance test and project reports to the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Highway Administration. Art has worked as an aircraft maintenance technician and A&P trainer since 2000. To help train uncertified A&P and FCC eligible applicants to pass their written, oral and practical exams, A&J Global Training was started in 2004.
Captain Gee served as Army Commandant for over 250 cadet corps students at the California Charter Academy in Hesperia, CA. There he taught military science classes to 7th through 12th grade students.
Art Gee is an adjunct faculty member at Victor Valley College where he teaches aviation maintenance.
Out of 3,000 FAA aviation maintenance technician nominees, Art Gee was selected as the Western-Pacific Region “Aviation Maintenance Technician” of the year for 2011.
SMSgt Gee is an involved and active member in his community. A national member of the Tuskegee Airmen Association since 1984, He chaired one of their annual scholarship program, interviewing numerous high school students. He presented the scholarships representing Norton Air Force Base and the Tuskegee Airman Association. He is a volunteer and mentor for youth at Millionaire Mind Kids in Victorville, Ca. Sergeant Gee also helped sponsor more than 150 students from the Lewis Center for Educational Research and The Academy for Academic Excellence’s Air Force Junior ROTC Special VIP Screening of the movie, RED TAILS.
During African American- Black history month, Art Gee was one of twenty” Honorees” recognized by the 1st District, County of San Bernardino, California for his military, educational and community service as a” Dreamer, Visionary & Leader” for 2012.
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