Aloha! I am Gabriel “gaberock” Avilla, a successful Active Duty Air Force Officer and CrossFit trainer that blends his passion for command and fitness to drive team success. I currently hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and currently serve as Deputy Division Chief of Fusion Operations, Joint Forces Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network Defense Operation Center (JFHQ DODIN), at Fort Meade, Maryland. I have previously served as Squadron Commander for the 673d Communications Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the 49th Communications Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.
In addition to my military experience, I currently serve as a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer at CrossFit Crofton in Maryland. I have also previously led as Affiliate Manager and Head Coach at 907 CrossFit and CrossFit Holloman. I am also currently an athlete under Iron Athletics Weightlifting.
I am passionate about building leaders to serve both in the Air Force and within their local community, but most of all improving what’s between the ears and within the heart in all of us. I am lucky in life to be married to my beautiful and strong wife Gina and raising our kids Lana and Benjamin wherever the Air Force takes us.