New AFLCMC commander gets immersed in rapid sustainment processes

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  • By Jim Varhegyi, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFLCMC) ---Lt. Gen. Donna Shipton recently visited with senior members of the Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) at their Advanced Technology and Training Center (ATTC) location near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

Shipton took command of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) in early January and is also the RSO’s Program Executive Officer (PEO).

In her PEO role, Shipton guides the RSO in accelerating the delivery of critical operational solutions to the Department of the Air Force sustainment enterprise.

The RSO workforce focuses on optimizing warfighter readiness by exploiting technologies to revolutionize sustainment operations

While at the facility Shipton received immersion briefs from the RSO’s various program offices. She also toured the facility to get a better understanding of the work being done there.

Under a partnership with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), the ATTC-Dayton is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility performing material characterization, machine qualification, training development and execution, reverse engineering and parts development.
The RSO and UDRI also manage an ATTC near Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with two additional AFLCMC ATTC locations near Hill Air Force Base, Utah and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The concept behind the ATTCs is to provide quick reaction and qualification capabilities for new technologies and processes, training capabilities for advanced technology equipment and processes, and cross-discipline collaboration space to share ideas and interact in real time in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

By leveraging these capabilities, the centers foster collaborative and innovative thinking, increase education and training, and push the state-of-the-art in manufacturing.

A full slideshow of the visit is below: 

 New AFLCMC commander gets immersed in rapid sustainment processes