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DeRubbio is 2012 AETC Support Civilian of the Year
Official photo for Albert DeRubbio, 372nd Training Squadron. DeRubbio has been named the 2012 Air Education and Training Command Support Civilian of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DeRubbio named 2012 AETC Support Civilian of Year

Posted 4/30/2013   Updated 4/30/2013 Email story   Print story


by Dan Hawkins
82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

4/30/2013 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- An instructional systems designer here has been named the 2012 Air Education and Training Command Support Civilian of the Year.

Albert DeRubbio, 372nd Training Squadron instructional systems designer, found out he won the award from his commander, Maj. Richard Boatman, during a staff meeting.

"I was every bit as surprised as anyone," DeRubbio said. "My package went a lot further than I thought it would after I won the (82nd Training Wing) award."

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native worked on projects that had wide-ranging impact across the 982nd Training Group, including the development of the Royal Saudi Air Force 3-level armament training course and helping lay the groundwork for a computer-based training program for 82nd TRW detachments around the world.

"I worked with the subject matter experts at Seymour-Johnson (Air Force Base) developing the RSAF 3-level armament course," DeRubbio said. "We exchanged a ton of information and formatted it into Air Force documents that could be used for the course and the RSAF students."

The three-level armament course requirements and needs for the RSAF are different than the course currently used for U.S. Air Force students, so designing the course to fit the customer's needs was critical, said DeRubbio.

"Mr. (Scott) Bakos and I put a lot of work into this project," he said.

After identifying a training deficiency with instructional systems design monitors at the group's field training detachment, DeRubbio began working with the 982nd TRGs Instructional Technology Unit (ITU) to create a CBT for use in the field.

"I am responsible for the F-15 and fighter engine training curriculums at our detachments," he said. "Due to permanent change of station moves and other factors, our ISD monitors were experiencing a good deal of turnover and caused a training gap."

With the development of the CBT, the ISD monitors at the detachments are now assured of getting the required training needed for the position.

This is the first major command level award for DeRubbio, who has been in his current position since 2007. He won group and wing-level awards back in 2006 as an instructor with the 361st Training Squadron.

"I give all the credit to everyone I work with," DeRubbio said. "I also want to thank Major Boatman and Master Sgt. Lance Hendricks for putting me in for the award."

5/3/2013 3:36:08 PM ET
Super Way to go Al
Mike Lowe, Dyncorp ENJJPT
5/1/2013 4:25:09 PM ET
Congrats Al Great job representing FTD.
Dan, Dallas TX
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