Ricky Gomez

Analyst/Planner

Mr. Gomez brings over twenty years of experience in land use planning and environmental policy to Marstel-Day. He currently supports MCIPAC G7 in Japan with the Encroachment Management program and partnering projects focusing on community planning, communications, and stakeholder analysis. He previously worked at Misawa Air Base for over 10 yrs. where he supported multiple Civil/Environmental Engineering projects and programs including liaison encroachment management and community partnership efforts. In his previous on-site role at Misawa Air Base (MAB) Misawa Japan. He provided onsite support to multiple projects involving plans and analysis for drinking and storm water facility infrastructure, development and utilization of a Water Quality Model, Environmental Natural/Cultural historical sites, Hazardous Materials, Water Quality program management for Drinking and Storm Water infrastructure leading to preservation, conservation, and reuse of water resources. He was tasked as the QA for a MAB base boundary survey's and programmed various Fuels tank storage and pipeline projects while working closely the off base local community issues and concerns mitigating encroachment and right of way with the installation's Community Plans and Liaison Office in successfully solving communications, outreach, and stakeholder engagement for MAB.

Previously, Mr. Gomez developed engagement strategies and assessed encroachment challenges for Air Force Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plan (ICEMAP) projects. Mr. Gomez conducted and provided research on land and water conservation programs and policies and authored a report analyzing local land use policies within the Misawa City, Japan and MAB watershed that protect and maintain healthy watersheds and sustain surrounding local land and marine farming communities. Mr. Gomez prepared and updated AF MAB Policy, AF MAB Supplemental Instructions and submitted comments to the Japan Environmental Governing Standards (JEGS). In addition, Mr. Gomez drafted the MAB Emergency Spill Response Plan and Environmental Program plans covering Toxics, Hazardous Materials, Water Quality (Drinking and Storm) including assisting Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) with encroachment, civil and environmental project reviews, and comments on behalf of USAF MAB. His work includes briefing preparation, meeting facilitation and contributed to the MAB Joint Land Use Studies, evaluating land uses on MAB, Draughon Range, Shariki Point and within local communities.

Mr. Gomez's work in environmental policy began as an associate member with the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), formerly known as the Texas Water Pollution Control Association (TWPCA) where he helped prepare the State of Texas environmental program's Water Quality initiative to sample and record every river, pond, watershed throughout Texas and prepare a final status report. The successful outcome led Mr. Gomez toward introduction of resource recovery, preservation, conservation, and reuse of water resources in many municipalities throughout the State of Texas leading his early career into implementing a strategic model in future projects and programs for the USAF. Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Gomez was the Hazardous Materials manager for the U.S. Air Force at Randolph Air Base (USRAB) in San Antonio Texas and spearheaded a program that saved the USAFRAB excess costs by introducing innovative recycling and energy programs, conducted audits of key facilities and implementation of a new asset management program. Mr. Gomez has worked on both Korean and Japan relocation and land reversion involving Yongsan Army Garrison to expansion of Camp Humphreys and the land accord for assisting US Army Naha Port and attached Army Units to Torii Station Army Garrison.

Mr. Gomez is current active member of the Department of Homeland Security US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is currently enrolled in Chinese language and culture course work in support of USCG mission readiness and operations in Japan. His previous studies lay in Environmental, Civil Engineering, International, Political and Economic Impact, Water Quality and Asset Management.