AFRL Psychologist Wins 2009 Harry G. Armstrong Scientific Excellence Award
Mr. Thomas Wells (left), director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), presents the Harry G. Armstrong Award to 2009 winner Mr. Brian Simpson, engineering research psychologist with the Human Effectiveness Directorate’s Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch, January 22 at the HPW’s annual awards luncheon. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, 711 HPW)
AFRL Psychologist Wins 2009 Harry G. Armstrong Scientific Excellence Award



by Elizabeth Long
711th Human Performance Win


1/29/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- Brian Simpson, engineering research psychologist with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate (711 HPW/RH), Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch (RHCB), received the Harry G. Armstrong Scientific Excellence Award for 2009 at the 711 HPW Annual Awards Banquet held January 22 at the Wright-Patt Club.

The Armstrong Award, which commemorates Maj. General Armstrong's pioneering career in aerospace medicine research at Wright-Patterson AFB, is given annually for the HPW's most significant scientific or technical accomplishment.

Mr. Simpson was selected for his innovative work in battlespace acoustics research, including serving as principal investigator and team lead for the analysis and processing of complex auditory scenes.

Simultaneous ceremonies were held at HPW research sites at Brooks City-Base, Texas and Mesa, Arizona. Other winners for 2009 include:

David M. Clark Technology Transition Award: eXpert Common Immersive Threat Environment Team (Garry Boyle, Don Lin, 1st Lt. Matthew Lisa, Lt. Col. Steven Thalmann, Craig Eidman, 1st Lt. Chris McCracken, 1st Lt. Adam Pohl)

Senior Leadership Award: Stephanie Miller

James W. Brinkley Leadership Award: Dr. Lloyd Tripp

Scientific/Technical Achievement Award, Team: Terahertz Team (Dr. Gerald Wilmink, Dr. William Roach, Jason Payne, Lt. Col. Dawnlee Roberson, 2nd Lt. Benjamin Rivest, Master Sgt. Eric Haywood, Dr. Robert Thomas, Dr. Jill McQuade, Dr. Bennett Ibey, 1st Lt. Karl Sickendick, 2nd Lt. Danielle R. Dalzell, Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Bernhard)

Scientific/Technical Management Award, Individual: Logan Williams

Mission Support Award, Individual: Lucy J. V. Stribling

Mission Support Award, Team: 711 HPW Security Team (WPAFB: Rendal R. Bass, Jr., Donald Terpstra, Sandra Boggs, Michael Hopkins, Cynthia Graham, Jamie Stall, Michael Newman, Timothy Sabin, Mary K. McClellan, Jerry Gallaugher, 2nd Lt. Sarah Ricketts, 2nd Lt. Zachary H. Goff, James Teaters, Kristi Mackert, Tech. Sgt. Christienne Ruth, Jack Brown, Barbara Cline, Helen Redwine-Smith, Tanya Kinnaird, Capt. Mitchell Gillespie, Frank Mobley, John Hall, 1st Lt. Nicholas Braun, Richard McKinley, 1st Lt. Jeffrey Hoover, II, 1st Lt. Matthew Racine, Allen Dukes, Gina Thomas, Sarah Spriggs, Airam Gonzalez-Garcia, Jeffrey Craig, George Reis, Francine Schaffner, Sharon Ellis, Master Sgt. Julie Boyer, Capt. Michael Cote, 2nd Lt. Kathryn Sidrow, Edward Eveland, 2nd Lt . Rebecca Gulledge, Capt. Mark W. Lisanby, William Kilpatrick, William Greer, Capt. Jeremy Jordan, Kellie Turner, Lt. Jason Jones, 1st Lt. Christopher Weimer, Lt. Jareen Stubbs, Alexander Nelson, Eric Hansen. Brooks City-Base: Rodney McCleod, Deborah Mills, James Warden, John Harvey, Calvin Clark, Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Bisaha, Tech. Sgt. Mark A Faigal, Tech. Sgt. Joes Parada-Villegas, 2nd Lt. Charles Debree, Tech. Sgt. Michael Gray. Mesa Research Site: Richard Schuldt, Amy Schommer, Chad Ralph, Patrick Langan, Kyle Tisi, John Manzo, Daniel, Jilek, Lorie Hollis, Wade Hoffman, Maurice Bennet, William Costello, John Rathsack, Shaunn Feazel.)

Administrative Excellence Award: Diana Tedder

Senior Administrative Excellence Award: Teresa Terrell

Mentor of the Year Award: Dr. Paul Havig

International Award, Individual: Lt. Col. Laura Barnes

International Award, Team: Laser Glare Team (Dr. Leon McLin, Maj. Brian Foutch, Capt. Daren Chauvin, Lt. Molly Miller, Lt. Col. Laura Barnes, Maj. Martin LaFrance, Brenda Novar, Staff Sgt. Hugo Uribe)

Supervisory Award: Capt. Kendra Fletcher

Commander's Cup, Senior Individual: Dr. Stephanie Swindler

Commander's Cup, Junior Force Individual: 2nd Lt. Katheryn Farris

Commander's Cup, Team: Swine Flu Team (Maj. Kathy Taylor, Maj. Thomas Gibbons, Lucinda Sinclair, Staff Sgt. Anthony Lowman, Tech. Sgt. Micah Davis, Staff Sgt. Rhonda Sullivan, Tech. Sgt. Mario Sulit, Staff Sgt. Warren Hansen, Staff Sgt. Rozalin Simpson, John Gains, Clay Huddleston, David Escamilla, Lt. Col. Victor MacIntosh, Maj. Pauline Lucas, Maj. Mark Lehman, Maj. Bridget McMullen, Dr. Chad McHugh, Tech. Sgt Matthew Crum, Dr. Elizabeth Macias, Master Sgt. Stephen Christian, Christine Lopez, Staff Sgt. Ryan Roopnarine, Linda Canas, Capt. Julie Kena, Tech. Sgt. Crystal Ybarra, Staff Sgt. Andrew Eccleston, Derek Murray, Maj. Lori Henrichs, Lisa Lewis, Col. Paul Sjoberg, Maj. Mark Duffy, Maj. Matthew Shim, Maj. Brett Nishikawa, Dr. Donald Goodwin, Master Sgt. Maurice Allen, Tech Sgt. Rebeca Mendoza)

Excellence Awards: Jeffrey Hines, 88th Force Support Squadron; James Barnaba, 641st Aeronautical Systems Squadron; Gayle Ingram, Air Force Materiel Command, Financial Management; Archer Western/Butt Construction Joint Venture
Director's Awards: Sheryl Treon; USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Applied Technology Center; Bruce Clough; Biosciences and Performance Division, Cognitive Performance Strategic Planning Team (Dr. Catherine Harrison, Maj. Thomas Walker, Maj. David Watson, Deirdre Mahle, Erica Doczy, Dr. Lloyd Tripp, Abraham T. Armold, Timothy Robinson, Capt. Clifford Otte, 2nd Lt. Lynette Lennemann, Dr. Richard McKinley, Dr. Jo Lynn Caldwell, Dr. Victor Chan, Dr. Suzanne Smith, Dr. Wesley Baumgardner, Preston Hall, Herbert Bell, Julie White, Maj. Lisa Eggleston)