Longtime AFLCMC expert recognized for career excellence; added to congressional record

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  • By Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFLCMC) -- Dr. Christopher Colliver, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Acquisition Intelligence technical advisor, was recognized by Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH 10th) on Dec. 20, 2023. Dr. Colliver received a Presidential Rank Award for his work in federal civil service and Congressman Turner noted the achievement through a press conference. The achievement  was also added to the congressional record.  

Over more than 35 years in civil service, Dr. Colliver has worked on various digital intelligence and modeling architecture projects. The recognition press conference was held at Turner's Dayton, Ohio district office. Wright-Patterson AFB is part of Ohio's 10th congressional district. 

The Presidential Rank Award is one of the most prestigious awards in federal career civil service. Recipients receive this award for exceptional performance in their field over an extended period of time. Dr. Colliver received his Presidential Rank Award during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall presented Colliver with his award. 

The Presidential Rank Awards were established as part of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recognize select career members of the Senior Executive Service for exceptional performance. The Rank Award statute was later amended to extend eligibility to senior career employees with a sustained record of exceptional professional, technical, and/or scientific achievement recognized on a national or international level.