Recipients for 2018 Fellows Program Announced

The Arnold Community Council’s AEDC Fellows selection Committee is proud to announce that four individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the advancement of aerospace ground testing technology and capabilities at the Arnold engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Arnold AFB, Tenn. and it’s remote operating locations have been selected as 2018 AEDC Fellows.

Craft Fellow Art Weise (deceased) whose seminal work in building, installing and integrating miniature wind tunnel model instrumentation improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire nation’s aerospace industry ground test measurements. 
Lifetime Achievement Fellow Mark Kelly (Retired), who was directly responsible for establishing protocols for coordinating Department of Defense, Department of Commerce and State Department international research and development licensing agreements.  
Technical Fellow Charles (Scott) Bartlett (NAS), whose system of systems analyses were some of the first in the nation to comprehensively assess the combined effects of weapon systems, test facilities, industry techniques and personnel expertise on program development risk.
Technical Fellow John Murphy (AEDC’s 704th Test Group -Wright-Patterson AFB) who, as the nation’s premier expert on aircraft landing gear, has directly contributed to the improved safety and survivability of almost every U.S. military and commercial aircraft in the nation’s inventory.  

 

Established in 1989, the Fellows program recognizes AEDC individuals who have made substantial and exceptionally distinguished technical contributions to the nation’s aerospace ground testing capability at AEDC or at any of AEDC’s remote operating locations.

Since the inception of the Fellows program, a total of 96 individuals (Technical Fellows, Craftsmen Fellows, Lifetime Achievement Fellows and Honorary Fellows) have been inducted as AEDC Fellows.

Due to changed government rules and regulations in 2016 on awards to non- government employees ACC has assumed responsibility for continuing the AEDC Fellows program.

The achievements of Technical, Lifetime or Craftsman Fellows should have had a disproportionately positive effect on AEDC’s capacities to perform its missions while enhancing the ability of employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders to support AEDC’s operations.

AEDC Technical Fellow

AEDC Technical Fellow nominations may be submitted by any present or former AEDC government or operating contractor/subcontractor employee. 

All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor and subcontractor personnel assigned or previously assigned to AEDC can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Technical Fellow. Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Fellow must personally have made sustained, long-term, notable and valuable contributions in aerospace ground testing at AEDC.  

AEDC Craftsmen Fellow

AEDC Craftsmen Fellow nominations may also be submitted in the same manner as the AEDC Fellow nominations. 

All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor/subcontractor personnel assigned, or previously assigned, to AEDC can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Craftsmen Fellow. The Craftsmen Fellow category recognizes exceptional craftsmen who possess the ability to identify customer requirements and respond with sustained technical innovations, working effectively and efficiently as part of technical teams and have dedicated their careers to the success of AEDC’s mission. They must have personally made notable and valuable lifetime contributions to AEDC in any area relevant to the AEDC mission.  

AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow

AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow nominations may be submitted by any present or former AEDC government or operating contractor/subcontractor employee. 

AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellows are reserved for exceptional candidates and are not necessarily selected each year. All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor/ subcontractor personnel assigned or previously assigned to AEDC can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Life- time Achievement Fellow.  Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow must personally have made notable and valuable lifetime contributions to AEDC in any area relevant to the AEDC mission.  

AEDC Honorary Fellow

Only AEDC Fellows may submit a nomination for an AEDC Honorary Fellow. AEDC Honorary Fellows are reserved for exceptional candidates and are not necessarily selected each year. Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Honorary Fellow must have made sustained, notable, valuable and signifi- cant contributions to AEDC. These eminent individuals need not have worked at Arnold AFB. 

Annual Banquet

Newly selected AEDC Fellows will be honored this year during a banquet in June 23, 2018 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. 

The Fellows banquet is held every year on or close to June 25, the the birthday of General of the Air Force Henry “Hap” Arnold and the anniversary of the dedication of AEDC by President Harry S Truman in 1951.  

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