2 Wright-Patt executives, scientist honored by President Obama

Published: Sunday, December 27, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Two high-level civilian senior executives and a senior scientist at Wright-Patterson were recognized by President Barack Obama with a Presidential Rank Award this year, the Air Force said.

The selectees were chosen for a “focus on leadership and results,” the Air Force said.

The honorees were:

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Michael A. Gill, executive director of the Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson, who was chosen as a distinguished executive.

Ricky L. Peters, who retired as executive director of the Air Force Research Laboratory this year, was selected as a meritorious executive.

Steven K. Rogers, an AFRL Sensors Directorate scientist, was selected as meritorious senior professional. He pioneered work in machine intelligence and data to defeat terrorist networks and cyber attacks, the Air Force said. Rogers is a senior scientist for automatic target recognition and sensor fusion.

Three other AFRL employees at other bases were also selected for the recognition.

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