Senior Airman Ismael DeBarros is an F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team Dedicated Crew chief and a member of the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. As a crew chief, he is responsible for all F-22 22 maintenance actions, inspections, ground operations, troubleshooting, hydraulic systems, auxiliary power systems, pnuedraulic systems, power plant systems, and housekeeping of the aircraft. He represents the Air Combat Command, United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense at more than 20 air shows annually. By doing so, he ensures the demonstration pilot is equipped with a safe, reliable and effective F-22 Raptor to execute aerial maneuvers for more than 10 million spectators around the world each year.
Airman DeBarros is from Canton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Canton High School in 2006. On Jan. 4, 2011 he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he began his career as an F-22 Dedicated Crew Chief.
Associates Degree in Business Administration Community College of the Air Force for Aeronautics Maintenance
2011 - Present: F-22 Dedicated Crew Chief, Langley AFB, Virginia
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 2011
Senior Airman 2013
(Current as of April 2016)