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The Oklahoma Federal Executive Board recently recognized 11 employees of the Norman-based Radar Operations Center during the annual public service recognition banquet.
The ROC provides centralized meteorological, computer software, maintenance and engineering support for all 158 operational NEXRAD (WSR-88D) radar systems deployed worldwide and is supported by the departments of Commerce, Transportation, and Defense.
The FEB awards are part of Public Service Recognition Week, and honor the Oklahoma Federal Employees of the Year, publicizing to the general public, as well as to the federal family, the high caliber of devoted employees in the Federal service.
The FEB director presented the awards during a luncheon at the Waterford Marriott Hotel in Oklahoma City recently. “This recognition is well-deserved,” said Rich Vogt, Radar Operations Center director. “I’ve got great people doing good things for the nation’s radar program. I am proud to nominate them for these awards.”
Lt. Col. William R. George received the state of Oklahoma Employee of the Year award in the Supervisory—Dept. of Defense category. He is currently the chief of the ROC’s applications branch and the organization’s senior military officer. As the executive secretary of the NEXRAD weather radar technical advisory committee, George ensured technology transfer activities were well orchestrated through coordinated interaction with operational weather radar users, scientists, and researchers from the government and academia.
Additional ROC personnel were nominated for awards in the following categories:
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