As Senior Vice President of Logistics and Field Maintenance Service with Zenetex, LLC, Mr. Thurman is responsible for all contracts/programs supporting the 12 Logistics Elements and our numerous touch labor contracts. Within the Logistics team, Zenetex is part of numerous AIR 6.7 geographic contracts (Cherry Point, Patuxent River, Lakehurst, and National RCM) supporting Maintenance Planning, Supportability Analysis, Supply Support, and In-Service Engineering. Mr. Thurman is the Program Manager for the Cherry Point 6.7 contract where he is responsible for providing acquisition logistics management integration across all logistics support elements for H-1, H-60, H-53, C-130, AV-8, V-22, RQ-21, MQ-8, and various staff positions within the 6.7 competency primarily at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), Cherry Point, NC. Additionally, Mr. Thurman supervises numerous aviation maintenance contracts and task orders supporting 25 locations to include the Army Golden Knights, 160th Special Operations Airborne Regiment, U-2 Reconnaissance Group, the 309th Maintenance Group at Hill AFB, and many others.
Prior to joining Zenetex, Mr. Thurman completed over 24 years of government service. He held Fleet Support Team lead roles at FRCE, Cherry Point, NC for the VH-71 Presidential Replacement Helicopter, AV-8B Harrier, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He was responsible for establishing and maintaining depot capability, providing in-service engineering and logistics support for these platforms. He held technical engineering authority for the AV-8B V/STOL aircraft for the USMC, Spanish Fleet, and Italian Fleet. He held numerous AIR 4.0 competency positions, including FRCE Department Head for AIR 4.4 (Power and Propulsion). Mr. Thurman was the Technical Director for the Joint Shipboard Helicopter Integration Process (JSHIP) Joint T&E (JT&E) within OSD AT&L that conducted numerous at-sea tests for non-US Naval helicopters (including SOCOM) onboard USN ships. This included numerous processes and procedures and a flight simulator system to accredit shipboard ops.
Mr. Thurman supported numerous other JT&E efforts for Joint Staff logistics, shipboard ordnance loading, OPTEVFOR Quick Reaction Tests, and other various COCOM supported JT&Es. Additionally, he provided direct JT&E support for Joint Forces Command as the DOT&E liaison. Mr. Thurman supported numerous land based and shipboard flight test programs including Special Operations assets, RAH-66 Comanche, MV-22, and other USN/USMC platforms.
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