The student’s work has been well received by Air Force leadership, and their contribution continues to inform policy decisions as part of the Air Force response to the COVID-19 crisis. As such, AF/A9 adopted continued development and support of the tool when the “AFITeers” graduated from AFIT and moved to their next assignments. The impact CHAD is having on senior level policy decisions cannot be understated.
“We have deep respect for the leadership at AFIT and AF/A9 who believed in us and our product and poured their resources into making this the product it is today,” said Alarcon. “Without them, this would not have made it to where it is.”
“We are extremely proud of these four recent AFIT graduates and of the faculty who advised them in developing the CHAD,” said Stewart. “This is an excellent example of AFIT’s capability to prepare its students to help the U.S. Air and Space Forces quickly respond to high-priority requirements, by offering innovative, practical solutions, to help our commanders and other leaders make better-informed decisions.