ISR & SOF honored with Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate was recently recognized with the prestigious Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.

During this period, the directorate developed, produced, and fielded new and enhanced capabilities that support joint operational forces in overseas combat operations.


Col. Martin O'Grady, Program Executive Officer, ISR & SOF Directorate said that the award highlights some of the great work the team is doing.


"I'm so proud of the men and women of this Directorate," O'Grady said. “Each member of the Directorate recognizes the importance of our mission and are fully committed to it.  From enabling critical airborne ISR, to personnel recovery, to infiltration and exfiltration, to strike capabilities, these acquisition superstars are making a difference every day and continue to sharpen our Nation's sword. It's a privilege to work with and serve with each of them."


Some of the directorate’s accomplishments are as follows:


The MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Systems Division managed 38 operational sites and more than 2.7 million combat flying hours. The RQ-4 Global Hawk Division partnered with a prime contractor for a Sensor Integration Cooperative Research and Development Agreement which led to six successful demonstration flights with the Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System. The ISR, Sensors and Foreign Military Sales Division developed a real-time signals intelligence correlations system cutting intelligence analyst timeliness from weeks to hours. The Special Operations Forces and Personnel Recovery Division drove a rapid gunship development program saving eight million dollars that added funds to speed up 105mm gun fielding by three years. The CV-22 Division set the standard for speed to fleet from “go” to contract in less than thirty days and delivered beyond line of sight capabilities to the warfighter in less than 210 days. Lastly, the Special Operations Forces and Personnel Recovery Division directed worldwide modification sustainment, serving six Major Commands and one Direct Reporting Unit on 90 Huey Helicopters valued at $400 million.