OO-ALC In Focus: Casey Maw

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  • By Sean Lawler
  • Ogden Air Logistics Complex

Meet Mr. Casey Maw, master production scheduler in the 526th Electronics Maintenance Squadron. Casey has been working for the Air Force since 2002. With almost 22 years of experience, what sets Casey apart is his unwavering commitment, both in his professional life and his role as a family man.

Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Casey began his journey in the Air Force through the student trainee program. Initially planning to pursue a career as a maintenance electrician in a manufacturing plant, Casey stumbled upon the opportunity to work at Hill Air Force Base. After a long wait, he received a call for an interview and was ultimately hired as an electrical equipment repair technician.

Throughout his career, Casey's excellence and hard work propelled him to various positions within the Air Force. His initial duties primarily focused on cleaning, tearing down, and disassembling generators. Within a year, he advanced to become a generator mechanic, working on different models such as the C5 and B52 generators. In 2009, he took on a new workload of the F22 generators, where he worked until 2013, when he became the leader of the shop. Casey's extraordinary journey culminated in his recent promotion to Master Production Scheduler – throughout his entire career as he moved up the ranks, he remarkably stayed in the same building and the same squadron his entire career.

As the Master Production Scheduler, he oversees the production of the entire squadron, which includes airborne generators, aerospace ground equipment (bomblifts, -60s, and diesel engines), cables, radomes, towers, and tactical shelters.

He collaborates with program offices and supply chain teams to establish customer forecasts and set the squadron's production schedule goals. Casey is the primary point of contact for various program offices, ensuring smooth communication and addressing any inquiries related to equipment status, parts issues, or technical data problems. His involvement in activating the F-35 generator and his contributions to the F-22 generator workload highlight his professional achievements.

Despite Casey's professional accomplishments, his most significant source of pride lies within his family. Married for 10 years, Casey has two children: a 9-year-old son named Porter and a 7-year-old daughter named Millie. Millie, who has Down syndrome and multiple medical complications, has faced numerous surgeries and medical challenges throughout her life. Casey and his wife have shown unwavering dedication in caring for their daughter and navigating ICU stays and surgeries. Throughout his personal life challenges, Casey has excelled in his professional responsibilities. His colleagues at the 526th have been incredibly supportive, understanding the demanding circumstances Casey and his family face. Casey has successfully managed his responsibilities, even running a shop with 16 employees and overseeing complex projects while ensuring uninterrupted support for his daughter.

In his sparce free time, Casey enjoys playing golf and engaging in various outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. He also coaches his son's sports teams and cherishes spending quality time with his family. Casey's personal philosophy is driven by the quote, "I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth it." This mantra serves as a reminder to persist through challenges and to appreciate the value of hard work and dedication.

Casey's journey from a young employee to a respected master production scheduler exemplifies perseverance, excellence, and a commitment to both personal and professional growth.  His unwavering support for his family, leadership to his team, and dedication to his craft truly epitomizes what it means to be an Airman.