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Cadet Jacob Goodwin (l), U.S. Air Force Academy, receives the Lt. Gen. Gordon T. Gould Jr., USAF, Honor Award from Col. Robert Wright, USAF (Ret.). This commissioning award at the Air Force Academy was named after Gen. Gould in 1983. He was an electronics engineer who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1941 and was instrumental in enhancing the communications career field, giving it the recognition it deserved.
AFCEA’s Tampa-St. Petersburg Pelican Chapter President, Col. John McLaughlin, USA (r), and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Register, USAF, present Cadet Savannah Wheeler with the AFCEA ROTC Honor Award. She is a junior majoring in computer science at the University of South Florida. The award recognizes achievement in leadership and academics by ROTC cadets and midshipmen. Recipients are required to be in their junior year and are selected by professors of military science, naval science or aerospace studies.
Cadet Joel Whitehead (l) receives the AFCEA Army ROTC Clock from Lt. Col. Jackie McDowell, USA, professor of military science, Middle Tennessee State University.
The Maj. Gen. Robert E. Sadler, USAF, Honor Award is presented to Cadet Trevor H. Williams (r) in April at Mississippi State University.
Cadet Paige Michele Ziegler (l), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, receives an AFCEA ROTC scholarship from Jason Irving, vice president of scholarships for AFCEA’s Orlando-Central Florida Chapter. The foundation’s ROTC scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 each, go to full-time students in a C4I-related major.

ROTC Awards Celebrate Academic Excellence, Leadership

June 1, 2017

The AFCEA Educational Foundation’s ROTC Commissioning Awards, established in 1991, recognize an ROTC graduate in each service for distinguished academic achievement in command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) fields.

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program seeks to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft.

DARPA Heads to Orbit

May 26, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Seeking a quick launch capability, DARPA is opting for a hybrid satellite launcher that takes off vertically, hurls a payload into orbit and then lands horizontally like an aircraft.

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