Eglin civilian wins annual AFMC Excellence Award

AFMC Excellence Award winners

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, (from left), Ms. Patricia Young, AFMC executive director, Maj. Gen. Warren Berry, AFMC vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, pose for a group photo with the winners of their perspective categories during the AFMC Annual Excellence Awards Banquet, Mar. 7, 2018, inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Al Bright)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Annual Excellence Award Banquet March 7, served as the venue to honor Air Force Materiel Command’s top Airmen for 2017.

Nominees in nine separate categories -- airman, non-commissioned officer, senior NCO, first sergeant, company grade officer, field grade officer, civilian category I, civilian category II and civilian category III-competed from throughout AFMC's headquarters, centers and wings.

The Air Force Test Center's Maj. Kelly Mattie and Robert Daniels claimed annual awards in the field grade officer and civilian II categories.
Mattie, as an explosive ordnance disposal commander, Mattie was responsible for leading the Air Force's busiest EOD unit through execution of 450 operations accounting for 70 percent of the command’s missions. He was by-name requested to direct the Pacific Command's Explosive Ordnance Disposal contingency plan development, posturing friendly forces to meet uprising theater threats. Mattie mobilized the first Explosive Ordnance Disposal capabilities within Syria.

Daniels distinguished himself as Materiel Management Flight Chief by providing expedited recovery for 475 repairable F-35 assets back into the supply pipeline, reducing the return days from 31 to three days. Additionally, Daniels' leadership guided the Arnold Engineering & Development Center compliant solution for a 43 million dollar asset stockpile, closing a 60 year accountability gap.
ward this year.

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, was the proud hostess of the ceremony for family, friends, community leaders and command officials gathered in the Modern Flight Gallery of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

“Tonight we’re recognizing 61 Airmen who make me proud to wear this uniform. I can’t imagine a better place to be than here to celebrate,” said Pawlikowski.