NASIC wins Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

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  • By Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center
The National Air and Space Intelligence Center has been formally recognized by the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, granting NASIC commendation with the 2013-2014 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.

NASIC qualified for the award by exemplifying outstanding professionalism for the period of Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013.

Significant contributions leading to the award include to the fulfillment of national objectives to include forging a new plan to address the comprehensive threat data needs of the F-35, which in turn reduced overall costs of future development programs; and the dissemination of 105,927 multi-source intelligence products directly to the warfighter with data from more than 70 intelligence platforms.

"Winning this award is an honor and a testament to the high-quality Airmen we have at NASIC," said Col. Leah Lauderback, NASIC commander. "It highlights the talent, dedication and teamwork shown by each and every person in our organization."

The Secretary of the Air Force authorized the AFOEA on Aug. 26, 1969 to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities. It is awarded to Air Force internal organizations that are entities within larger organizations. They are unique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions normally performed by numbered wings, groups, squadrons, etc.

This is the 7th time NASIC has received the AFOEA since its inception on 1969. The first was awarded in 2000 when the center was called National Air Intelligence Center.

Airmen assigned to NASIC during the qualifying period are authorized to wear the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award ribbon.