Meet Our Safety Experts

Charles Morris​

Charles Morris retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) after serving more than 33 years of active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army. While on active duty, he served as a fixed and rotor wing pilot, and held the positions of company, battalion, and airfield aviation safety officer.

Mr. Morris served as the aviation safety officer for the Army National Guard Bureau. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the aviation safety program for the Army National Guard. He developed the ARNG Certified Aviation Accident Investigator Training Program, and created a team of certified accident investigators to conduct Army National Guard aircraft accident investigations.

Prior to working at NGB, Mr. Morris served as an Aviation Safety Officer and Instructor Pilot for the Tennessee Army National Guard as a traditional Soldier. His full time job was Line Captain and Manager of Flight Safety for a major airline. Mr. Morris currently works as an Aviation Safety Consultant and guest National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) Training Center Guest Instructor.

Education

  • B.S., Aerospace Administration, Middle Tennessee State University
  • U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officer CourseU.S. Army Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Aircraft Instructor Pilot Course
  • NTSB Basic Aircraft Accident Investigation Course
  • NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation Course
  • TSI Basic Aircraft Accident Investigation Course
  • NTSB Survival Factors Course
  • Certified ICAP Federal Aviation Safety Officer
  • FAA Licensed Airline Transport Pilot
  • TSI SMS and Aviation Safety Program
  • Management Course
    TSI Safety Risk
  • Management Trainer Course


Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
  • International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Associate HFACS Professional

Matthew Sweet

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Mr. Sweet is a Senior Aviation Safety Professional at MSAG. In this role, Matt serves as a member of the Composite Army National Guard Safety Development Assessment Team (CASDAT). He conducts safety training and assessments, prepares gap analyses and action plans, and provides risk management support.

Mr. Sweet is also an instructor for the Army National Guard Accident Investigation Certification Program. Mr. Sweet retired an a Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) after serving more than 22 years of active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army. While on active duty, he served as a fixed and rotor wing pilot and held positions of company, battalion, and state aviation safety officer.

Prior to joining MSAG, Mr. Sweet served as Principal Aviation/Ground Safety and Occupational Health Professional with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). IN his last National Guard assignment, he was the Aviation Safety Officer and Supervisory Instructor Pilot for the District of Columbia Army National Guard. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the aviation safety and standardization programs for the DCARNG. Prior to working for the DCARNG, Mr. Sweet was active duty with the U. S. Army, and served as an Aviation Safety Officer and Instructor Pilot.

Education

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officer Course
  • U.S. Army Instructor Pilot Course (UH-60, UH-1, UH-72)
  • Instrument Examiners Course
  • NTSB Basic Aircraft Accident Investigation Course
  • TSI Basic Aircraft Accident Investigation Course
  • FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot
  • NGB Certified Accident Investigator

Professional Memberships

  • Associate HFACS Professional

Steve Karrick

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Stephen Karrick (Steve) retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) and as the Flight Detachment Commander for DET 45 Operation Support Airlift Command Nevada. He is extremely passionate about learning, teaching, and sharing experiences to better and enrich the lives of others. Mr. Karrick maintains his diligent respect and dedication toward supporting those in uniform, their families and those that support them.

Prior to leaving the military Mr. Karrick served as a Fixed-Wing Standardization Pilot, Instrument Examiner and Test Pilot all while continuing his studies in the Cyber, software development and future computing technology fields. He participated in the Standardization Designee Program for check pilots to support Operational Support Airlift Command. He credits all is mentors, friends and family along with a strong safety and professional mentality toward 22+ years of accident/incident free flying.

 

Steve is part of the Instructor team with Charlie Morris and Matt Sweet that been with the Certified ARNG Accident Investigator course since its inception. He and is a current member of the Composite Army National Guard Safety Development Assessment Team (CASDAT) supporting the CASDAP effort. This team has been working together for many years and have established strong relationships throughout many communities with many successes. He also designed the training program that was grown into the Online Army Aviation Training Site (OAATS). Steve extended this training experience and was able to participate in major accident investigations with the NTSB and FAA such as the Asiana 777 crash in San Francisco and the Reno Air Races Crash. He has also been invited as a guest instructor at the NTSB Academy. He is one of MSAG’s key assessors, instructors and consultants for several National Guard Bureau programs.

Mr. Karrick leads several teams in the Cybersecurity, Net Defense and Penetration Testing field for the U.S Air Force. He keeps up with the latest technologies, threats and defenses while adopting to an Agile Security, Development, Operations (SecDevOps) methodology for a hybrid cloud computing environment

Civilian Education

  • Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governors University
  • B.S. Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Major: Professional Aeronautics
  • Minor: Aviation Business
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Safety Certifications

  • Certified Army National Guard Accident
  • Investigator / Instructor
    Certified Safety
  • Management Practitioner (CSMP)
  • Certified Safety and Health Manager (CHSM)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHA Academy)

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