Thursday, November 6, 2014

Eglin scientist best in AF

Dr. Don Grundel
A scientist from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dr. Don Grundel, was named the Air Force’s 2013 Senior Civilian Scientist and Engineer of the Year. Under his leadership, the Systems Integration and Interface branch of the Armament Directorate was responsible for many achievements, ranging from major cost-saving initiatives to enhancing the way warfighters operate in the field. Among the achievements cited was improving survivability of the BLU-109 bunker-busting bomb by 80 percent at a cost of $50 per weapons. Also cited was qualification of the first medium-caliber ammunition, a 25mm non-energetic tungsten penetrating round, for the F-35 gun. Grundel was recognized at an Oct. 23 ceremony. (Source: Eglin Public Affairs, 11/06/14)