CSI Aviation Congratulates its President and COO for Appointment to Rank of Major General, Marine Corps Reserve

(Albuquerque, NM)    CSI Aviation, an integrated, global aviation company, is proud to congratulate its President and Chief Operating Officer, William T. “Rock” Collins, today for his recent presidential appointment to the rank of major general in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Collins joined CSI Aviation, which currently employs a staff that is (36%) military veterans, in 2013 from United Airlines where he was a senior Captain qualified in four different aircraft. Collins, previously holding the rank of Brigadier General in the Marine Corps Reserve, is currently serving as the commanding general of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing in New Orleans, Louisiana and is also an F/A-18 Hornet pilot. Collins is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College, and completed the Aviation Safety Senior Officer Course at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, among numerous other PME courses.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced on February 3, 2014, that President Barack Obama had made Collins’ nomination, official. 

More about CSI Aviation… Established in 1979, CSI Aviation, Inc. (CSI) has grown into an integrated, global aviation company providing diverse and complex solutions to commercial and government clients.  In addition to providing corporations, government agencies, athletic teams, commercial groups and private individuals air charter services, aviation logistics, and program management among other services, CSI fills a unique niche in the aviation industry – solving complex aviation requirements. CSI arranges commercial aircraft using a wide variety of certified air carriers as agents for its customers and provides aircraft purchase, leasing and maintenance support.

Since 1983, CSI’s Military Services has provided airlines with experienced representation to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to support the military airlift requirements. As the assigned agent for several U.S. airlines, CSI represents these air carriers to the DOD through the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM).  CSI also holds a GSA Schedule for Air Charter and Aircraft Leasing and provides fuel and ground services worldwide. 

For more information about CSI Aviation, go to www.csiaviation.com.