“I view this wonderful honor as an affirmation of the quality and impact of outstanding research and development and technology transitions performed by the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate over many decades,” said Semiatin. “Needless to say, our work for the Air Force and the nation results from the efforts of numerous bright and dedicated individuals who strive for excellence.”
“This is a testament to the laboratory culture, one that despite all the noise and chaos in the everyday world, enables excellence in science and engineering research and development,” said Dr. Timothy Bunning, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate chief scientist.
AFRL Commander Maj. Gen.William Cooley, congratulated Semiatin for his outstanding work and commended him for representing AFRL and the Air Force in the highest manner.
A formal inauguration of new members into the academy will take place Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C.