Employee Recognition and Training at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Employee Recognition and Training at NASA Kennedy Space Center

December 2012

CS³ Marine Enforcement Officer, Jimmy Lord, received the NASA Executive Safety Forum Award.  He discovered and reported that an above ground 500 gallon fuel tank had a leak.  An inspection of the tank revealed a pin-hole leak in the fuel pipe coming off of the pump motor.  The leak was only noticeable when the tank was pressured up.  At the time of discovery, there was not an environmental issue with the leak. The tank was immediately taken out of service and a work order was initiated.  Officer Lord’s attention to detail and safety prevented an environmental issue from arising, and more importantly, prevented a potential catastrophic occurrence involving life and equipment.
Pictured Left to Right: Michael Bolger, KSC Deputy Center Director and Jimmy Lord, Marine Enforcement Officer 
Pictured Left to Right: Shulamith Russell, February 2013 PSCC Dispatcher and Thomas Keller, Program Manager
CS³ Emergency Communications Specialist Shulamith Russell is recognized for her excellent ability to multi-task during the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Mutual Medical Aid assistance on February 25, 2013.  The notifications and communications with Air Care throughout the entire incident, including coordinating access through roadblocks with CCAFS Dispatch, relaying landing zone GPS coordinates, while maintaining radio communications with the KSC EMS responders, and logging all activity in the Computer Aid Dispatch (CAD), was phenomenal.  Ms. Russell’s actions significantly impacted the outcome of the incident.  Her professionalism and calm demeanor reflect distinct credit on her and the Protective Services Communications Center.
March 2013 CS³ Security Officer Jon Thompson was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding awareness and attention to the dangers of driving on Kennedy Space Center.  KSC comprises over 140,000 acres, including a Wildlife Refuge.  Officer Thompson was commended for driving six consecutive months without a vehicle accident.  His attentiveness, adherence to the driving policies of Team Chenega, and safe driving practices in general is remarkable.  His recognition is a part of Team Chenega Safety Driving Program. Officer Thompson’s professionalism is truly appreciated by the customer and senior management.
Pictured Left to Right: Thomas Keller, Program Manager and Jon Thompson, Security Officer