Mr. Kresten Cook

Deputy to the Commander for Support Operations

Mr. Kresten Cook

Kresten Cook, who started his career at CCAD in 1983 as an Industrial Engineer, has oversight of the depot’s world class helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul operations coordinating with the Dept. of Defense, major commands, program managers and customers. This includes responsibility for planning, direction, and implementation of programs, techniques, and logistics for the aircraft and component recapitalization, repair and production capabilities at the depot.

During his 27 years at the depot, Cook advanced through several engineering, business development and production leadership positions. Cook's experience at CCAD includes initiating the Business Development Office where he established the initial wave of partnerships between CCAD and Original Equipment Manufacturers and the depot's world-wide operations. He also led CCAD’s Production Control and Programs Divisions, and was CCAD’s Deputy to the Commander, acting, in 2003.

He has served as Senior Engineer and Chief of the Logistics Management Division supporting both the Directorates of Maintenance and Directorate of Engineering Services and was selected as the first Chief of the CCAD Corporate Performance Office.

Cook possesses a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston, an MBA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Kresten is past president of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Federal Managers Association and a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi.

Mission statement

  • Return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Support the Army's accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world.
  • When required, assess, evaluate and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world to include depot forward capabilities as required.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience at the Depot.


  • To be the Warfighter's preferred best value solution for modification, repair, and overhaul of critical rotary wing and UAS components and platforms.
  • To anticipate and prepare for future MRO requirements with tools, training, and facilities.
  • To utilize LMP and other automation solutions to reduce indirect costs, focus on programs with highest margins, and make informed business decisions on off-loading programs that are not economical.
  • To fully utilize the Aviation Enterprise (AMCOM, IMMC, RDEC, PEO-AV, USAACE, and CCAD) to provide coordinated, effective and efficient support to the Warfighter.


Last updated on: 22-Feb-2013