HRD employees honored with Andrew Awards for going above-and-beyond during Hurricane Irma

AOML’s Diversity, Inclusion & You (DIY) group honored employees who went above-and-beyond their regular duty during Hurricane Irma’s impact on their homes and families last September.  Among those honored were a number of HRD employees:

Jonathan A. Zawislak, Bradley W. Klotz, Heather M. Holbach, Lisa R. Bucci:  For exceptional professionalism and dedication to NOAA’s mission, completing operational Tail Doppler Radar Missions in Hurricane Irma to improve model forecasts when Irma was threatening their home and family.

John F. Gamache:  For exceptional professionalism and dedication to NOAA’s mission, providing ground support and completing radar analyses, thus ensuring that operational Tail Doppler Radar Missions in Hurricane Irma to improve model forecasts were successfully conducted when Irma was threatening his home and family.

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Paul Reasor accepting his award from Sim Aberson

Paul D. Reasor:  For exceptional professionalism and dedication to NOAA’s mission, directing NOAA’s Hurricane Field Program, ensuring that operational Tail Doppler Radar Missions in Hurricane Irma to improve model forecasts were successfully conducted when Irma was threatening his home and family.

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Bill Barry, Nancy Griffin, Joe Griffin, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division Deputy Director Chris Kelble, and Sim Aberson

Frank D. Marks, Nancy F. Griffin, Joseph S. Griffin, William P. Barry:  For exceptional professionalism and dedication to NOAA’s mission through the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, providing emergency services, evaluation, planning, and leadership that allowed AOML to resume normal business operations after only six work days, providing a safe working environment for all AOML employees.

Congratulations to all the recipients, and thank you for your great service.