At the 75th annual Department of Commerce Awards Ceremony, Joe Cione earned a Gold Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement as part of the team that deployed the Altius drone into Hurricane Ian in 2022. The citation reads that the award was for “deploying a small uncrewed aircraft system into the eyewall of Hurricane Ian after a multi-year collaborative effort overcoming many obstacles.“ The ceremony was held on 6 February in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. Congratulations, Joe and team!
Joseph Cione, Mark Rogers (OMAO), Adam Abitbol (OMAO), Rich Henning (OMAO) Jason Niederwerder (AGO), Nick Underwood (OMAO), Akshar Patel (OMAO), Mike Holmes (OMAO), Jonathan Shannon (OMAO)
Nominated by OAR for deploying a small uncrewed aircraft system into the eyewall of Hurricane Ian after a multi-year collaborative effort overcoming many obstacles.
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