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Cora White Named Marine Corps Aviation Association Acquisition Civilian of the Year

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD – Local Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn squadron presented Cora White with the first-ever Thomas E. Laux Acquisition Civilian-of-the-Year award for 2020 during the annual banquet, held June 2, in Solomons Island, Maryland. The MCAA squadron honored White for her strong initiative and sustained professional performance as the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-263) deputy program manager for RQ-21A Integrated Product Team (IPT) overseeing the capability development and sustainment of the Marine Corps’ only Group 3 Unmanned Aircraft System. “PMA-263 is filled with people whose focus is always on the warfighter,” White said. “It’s a privilege to work alongside a team that takes pride in giving it everything they have to make big things happen, regardless of the obstacles. Our success is a direct result of this team’s unwavering dedication, and I am honored to be recognized for the work we have done together.” According to the nomination, she was influential in rapidly improving the mission capable (MC) and full mission capable rates for the RQ-21A platform. She worked closely with the fleet support team and original equipment manufacturer to identify impediments to readiness. Her efforts directly […]

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