“I was very impressed with the shop [RDIF], and what they do, so I recommended we work with AFLCMC Engineering Directorate and pitch a development program that would offer an opportunity to bring in junior engineers, providing them with experience not only designing solutions to problems, but fabricating parts and installing them on aircraft,” Hanberg said.
He went on to add that the experience touching aircraft, doing modifications and designs would be beneficial to acquisition engineers and would help them when they went back to their program offices.
Alan Brookshire, technical director of RDIF, said Hanberg.
“We do real design work, manufacture, build, assemble and deliver and these are skills that over the years, acquisition engineers tend to lose,” Brookshire said. “This program will help them keep their skills and give them an appreciation for what it takes to build things, so that later on in their careers when they get proposals from prime contractors, they will be able to analyze the proposals better.”
An engineer from AFLCMC has been selected to start the six-month program in June. It will be a temporary duty assignment.
For additional information about JEDI, contact Brookshire at 787-4246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.