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Employee of the Quarter

1st Quarter 2018

Mark Scardina

Lead Technician / Field Engineer - Eglin AFB, FL

Job Performance

  • Supported pod loads on 363 aircraft sorties this quarter flown on A-10, EA-18G, F-16, F-15C, and F-15E aircraft with only two Non-Effective Sorties for a 99.4% Mission Effectiveness Rate
  • Supported the employment of 6 F-16’s from Arizona ANG’s Air Test Center
    • Provided reliable P5 pod tracking for RTO Live Monitor Operations, ICADS post mission debriefs and collected vital engineering TSPI data for several test programs, flawless performance garnered 100% mission effectiveness!
  • Instrumental in the completion of the Validation and Verification of the Block 4 TCTO -518 on the CDU Kit, he detected so many errors in draft procedures it necessitated a complete rewrite, a second successful review accomplished this quarter
  • Vital member of the Digital End Cap / V5 DLT Power Amp Evaluation Team, performed comprehensive bench testing on the CDU and GPS simulator
    • Supported 40 hours of flight testing with units installed in two P5 pods
    • Detected an anomaly in the end cap’s altimeter not reliably differentiating between “flight” or “ground mode”, he found that the “flight time” ETM reading would frequently increment during bench testing
  • Key to the successful accomplishment of the inaugural F-35 “Rage Fest” Exercise hosted by the 58th Fighter Squadron
    • Provided P5 pod support for the employment of A-10’s from the Maryland ANG and EA-18G Growlers from VAQ-130 Whidbey Island, Washington
    • A total 464 P5 and F-35 RADS sorties flown in support of the exercise with 100% Mission Effectiveness
  • Supported the P5 SPO with Block 4 software testing on GPS simulator
  • Verified number of observed satellites and GPS mode are correctly displayed on ICADS in live mode a new feature with this block update
    • Performed successful Prime Meridian, Equator, Over the Pole, Target Shooter, and 1553 interface tests, simulator testing complete ready for flight test
    • Assisted P5 SPO Engineers in F-15 Suite 9 OFP testing, completed extensive testing in the System Integration Lab ensured 1553 bus data is transmitted and recorded with P5 pod in either Digital or Enhanced Air Instrumentation System Modes
  • Performed the annual “Red” GPS key change for GNP-10 GPS receivers this quarter
    •  Key change accomplished with no mission degradation

Self Improvement

  • Enrolled in the Engineering Technology Program at Penn Foster College
  • Two classes from award of Engineering Tech Degree—June 2018


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