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Contracting officer at Arnold Air Force Base receives 2019 AFTC Annual Award

Christopher Fanning

Christopher Fanning


Christopher Fanning, contracting officer for the Test Range and Specialized Contracting Division at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2019 Air Force Test Center Annual Award for Outstanding Civilian in Enterprise, Supervisor of the Year.

Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander at Arnold Air Force Base, announced in December the AEDC team members receiving annual awards at the Air Force Test Center and Air Force Materiel Command levels.

 “Winning an annual award is a huge honor and a great distinction,” Geraghty said. “Winning at the higher headquarters level brings even more attention to the great work we are accomplishing here at AEDC. Just another example of how AEDC is truly second to none!”

In the nomination packet for the award, Fanning is recognized for leading a team in executing a $1.7 billion Test Operations and Sustainment contract; guiding a $24.9 million source selection for Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements for the Installation Contracting Branch; and being a highly engaged team player. He has also overseen other contracting efforts, executing 50 actions, equaling $50 million.

Additionally, Fanning has assisted in educating AEDC geographically-separated units on requirement packages in order to maximize and streamline execution timelines and leads monthly multi-functional team meetings to synthesize the financial data and input from the AEDC operating contractor.

Of his recognition, Fanning said, “It is an honor and privilege to be recognized as Supervisor of the Year for AFTC Contracting Execution Directorate at Arnold (AFTC/PZ) in itself, much less AFTC Outstanding Civilian in Enterprise, Supervisor of the Year.”

He also commended his team members for all their hard work and making this award possible.

“The folks that work with me on a day-to-day basis are really the ones that deserve the recognition for this award,” he said. “PZ has a great team here at AEDC.”