Chad Hodgkins graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 2008. He has worked for NAVAIR at Patuxent River, MD since 2008 as a drive system engineer for several rotorcraft UAVs and a manned fixed-wing aircraft. In this capacity, he supports programs in all stages of development, from early acquisition to sustainment, and has been the lead test engineer on several drive system tests.