Dr. James Petrosky received the General Bernard A. Schriever Award. This award is given in recognition of a person who advances aerospace power, technology, doctrine, or the Air Force as a profession. The award is named in honor of Gen. Schriever, an AFIT alum from 1941, who organized and formed the Air Force’s ballistic missile and military space program. Petrosky is a professor of nuclear engineering in AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management responsible for teaching and research in nuclear weapons effects. In 2019 he spearheaded the development of AFIT’s Nuclear Expertise for Advancing Technologies Center focused on solving key strategic national security problems related to nuclear survivability, surety, and security. Additionally, he stood up a cutting edge nuclear professional continuing education program where he delivered over 6,000 man hours of in-residence instruction to nuclear warfighting leadership.
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