Brett Hartnett

Brett Hartnett

Retired U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Command Pilot / U.S. Army Air Assault Aviator / Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Pilot / U.S. National Park Service Ranger & U.S. Forest Service Ranger with over 4,500 accident free flight hours and credited with 91 lives saved world-wide.  Possessing 30 plus years of Personnel Recovery / Combat Rescue / Search & Rescue / Emergency Management Government experience spanning all aspects of Strategic, Operational and Tactical level Combined / Joint / Service / and Interagency Planning, Command & Control, and Field Operations.
Relevant Experience
 
¨       DoD: Founded, planned, directed world’s largest Personnel Recovery / Combat Rescue / Search & Rescue exercise “Angel Thunder” for 12 years
¨       NATO: Chief of Training for Personnel Recovery / Rescue Coordination Center Vicenza, Italy during Bosnia & Kosovo War
¨       NATO: Evacuated 10,000 refugees; coordinated disaster relief with U.N. as Director of Humanitarian Rescue Center, Albania; Kosovo War
¨       USAF: Key Player in creating Rescue Operations Center following Hurricane Katrina & served as “ROC” Chief for Hurricanes Rita, Gustav, & Ike
¨       USAF: Executed highest sustained combat rescue operations tempo since Vietnam as a “Pedro” Detachment Commander in Afghanistan
¨       DoD: Chairman & Featured Speaker of the “International Joint Personnel Recovery Conference” in London for 5 years
¨       DoD: Architect of the Colombian all Americas Rescue Exercise “Angel de Los Andes” in South America
¨       DoD: Originated, planned, & directed Resolute Angel; first of its kind U.S. Whole of Government, Mass Casualty Rescue exercise
¨       USAF: Coordinated, deployed & executed U.S. Embassy Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation under hostile fire in Africa
¨       USAF: Planned & conducted the first full spectrum overseas “Lightning Bolt” Personnel Recovery operation to remote bare base in Africa
¨       NATO: Designed, planned and produced the largest Partnership for Peace Combat Rescue exercise “Cooperative Key” for 4 years
–    DoD: Established & Chief of covert Personnel Recovery Non-Conventional Assisted Recovery network during overseas combat operations
¨       Arizona: State Government’s Search & Rescue Coordinator, Legal Authority who coordinated efforts/activities of State/Federal/Tribal Rescue ops
–    US Government Contractor: Conducted Personnel Recovery / Casualty Evacuation for Special Operations & Federal Agencies in hostile areas
–    US Government Contractor: Conducted planning for Operational Recovery / Rescue Support for NASA Commercial Crew Astronauts Program
–    US Government Contractor: Site Manager USAF Pararescue Field Training Unit responsible for supervising contract support & Cadre coordination