"This award is really for the whole shop, not just me," he said.
The manufacturing engineering team includes Patty Causey, Brian Ledden, Charles Williams, Blake Ramey, Mike Wells and Ken McKinley.
The project that gained the DOD-level award is a set of interface test adapters, called ITAs. The manufacturing engineering team works directly with manufacturing shops, including circuit board, machine, cable and assembly, from conceptual design to delivery of the ITAs to the Robins AFB software engineers' test programs to new universal test stations.
Enough interface test adapters have been produced to save the Air Force thousands of dollars, and work is under way that will save the service even more money.