Richert Au Hoy
Mr. Richert Au Hoy has more than 42 years of ship maintenance experience, including 11 years of naval shipyard experience. Mr. Au Hoy served as a Chief Test Engineer (CTE) during a number of overhauls for surface combatants at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) and worked as a Nuclear Shift Test Engineer (STE) for numerous submarine overhauls, refuelings and maintenance availabilities. These positions required qualifying for S3/4W, S5W and S6G classes of nuclear submarines to conduct nuclear testing under the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. Mr. Au Hoy served as Submarine Program Manager at COMPACFLT, responsible for the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of depot maintenance at the four naval shipyards for nuclear submarines assigned to the Pacific Fleet. He has also taught several classes of Introductory Physics to second year apprentices at PHNSY.
Mr. Au Hoy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis Campus. He also holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and is a graduate of the Army War College. He has an inactive secret clearance and previously had a top secret clearance.
As a CTE at PHNSY, Mr. Au Hoy developed test procedures and acceptance criteria for certifying shipyard work from very limited technical documentation for ship steam propulsion systems and their supporting components. The formal test program culminated in a sea trial that verified the ship could achieve full power for a four hour period.
For the remainder of his time at PHNSY, as a STE, Mr. Au Hoy conducted nuclear testing on numerous S3/4W, S5W and S6G nuclear submarines overhauls, refuelings and maintenance availabilities under the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program.
As Submarine Program Manager at COMPACFLT, Mr. Au Hoy prepared Capability Plans which justified the number of man-days Puget and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyards proposed to execute in the future budget year. As a program manager, it was Mr. Au Hoy’s responsibility to validate the proposed work, sometimes shifting funds from surface and aircraft carrier maintenance as necessary to accomplish the work considered to be mission critical, also deferring and deleting work that did not meet that criteria.
For the past five years, Mr. Au Hoy was also responsible for preparing and personally briefing the Fleet Commander daily on the significant material issues that could impact current and future Fleet operations for submarines and surface combatants. This required reading and analyzing detailed reports commonly known as CASREPS (Casualty Reports) and creating succinct information that would allow the Fleet Commander to understand the current status of his operational forces.