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Vandenberg civilian receives AETC award

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- We are pleased to announce Mr. Anthony McDonald of the 533rd Training Squadron as the Air Education and Training Command winner for the 60th Annual William A. Jump Memorial Award. 

The William A. Jump Memorial Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service in administration and notable contributions to the efficiency and quality of public service. The public recognition provided by the award is intended to be an encouragement to young people for increased interest, growth, development, and high-level performance of work in public administration, and reflects quality as well as integrity. 

Mr. McDonald was the aerospace vehicle distribution officer and managed support for 65 aircraft valued at $1.2 billion. As the equipment manager and environmental coordinator, he managed equipment assets for four squadrons valued at $110 million. Additionally, Mr. McDonald was the focal point for the 82nd Training Group's F-22 Raptor beddown program. He also led a team of 29 weapons systems and instructional experts in standing up 20 Type II training courses. His innovative techniques reduced the overall length of 16 courses by an average of 47 days each and a saved $2.9 million. Mr. McDonald's efforts resulted in continuing education of more than 500 space professionals across the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

We congratulate Mr. McDonald for his selfless dedication and wish him the best of luck at the Air Force-level competition.