Chris Kobilan, pipeline integrity engineer with American Innovations, has returned from active military duty in Afghanistan after a tour beginning in March 2009.
Commenting on his return, Kobilan enthusiastically said, “I am grateful to be back home and glad to live in the USA!”
While in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Kobilan managed his U.S. Army Reserve battalion’s maintenance program. This included overseeing all maintenance operations, equipment recovery operations, safety, equipment repairs and 400 maintenance personnel. He succeeded in keeping his battalion’s operational readiness above 97%, even with battle-damaged equipment and equipment failures.