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A native of New York City, NY, Mr. Gilbert Espinoza graduated from City College of New York in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Espinoza accepted an Engineering position with Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC), located at Lakehurst, NJ. NAEC eventually became part of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (an Echelon III Command under Naval Air Systems Command, which is Echelon II). NAWCAD Lakehurst is now part of the Nation’s only Tri-Base in the United States Department of Defense, namely Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst.

DSC 0048          Mr. Espinoza earned a Master’s Degree in Information Technology in 2004 from Capital University, MD. In addition, Mr. Espinoza became a NAVAIR AIRSpeed Black Belt (Continuous Process Improvement), and he graduated from the Senior Executive Management Development Program that same year. Mr. Espinoza, who spent approximately 20 years in the Engineering Competency, migrated over to the Logistics Competency to continue serving as a Supervisor in a vastly different environment. This crossover proved to be beneficial to both Mr. Espinoza and the Command.

              As someone who truly understands the importance of harnessing Leadership within the workforce, Mr. Espinoza, as the current Logistics Department Head for Aviation Readiness and Resource Analysis, fully embraces NCMA’s Core Competency of “Inspiring Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Navy.” Mr. Espinoza has authored and conducted Career Development Workshops for the Lakehurst Workforce. Mr. Espinoza presented an important topic during the 2017 NCMA National Symposium discussing the importance of understanding the fact that we now have four (soon to be five) distinct generations within our collective workforce. As a steadfast believer of the importance of Mentoring, Mr. Espinoza presently mentors over twenty individuals.

              Mr. Espinoza, currently at the beginning stages of executing his second term as the Lakehurst Chapter President, has the unique pleasure of working with a truly professional NCMA Executive Team: Ms. Jill Macintyre (1st Vice-President); Mr. Gaetan Mangano (2nd Vice-President); Mr. Farhad Choudhury (Secretary) and Ms. Laura Silveri (Treasurer).