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 rotary wing aircraft and components to the Department of Defense and other government organizations with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Safeguard the workforce. Integrate safety and risk mitigation into every aspect of depot operations.
  • Support the Army’s accident investigation processes worldwide with materials expertise and laboratory analysis.
  • Assess, evaluate and repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide. Provide on-site depot capacity to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard aviation maintenance skill development with hands-on training at the depot.


  • Provide our Nation the best value solution for modification, repair and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft; posture the depot to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime and at war.


  • Customers satisfied - demands met on time - carryover goal met. Zero accident related loss of life, limb or eyesight with all OSHA safety goals met. Depot is right sized and right skilled to meet customer demands.


Last updated on: 27-Oct-2014