- Press Release
- Jan 27, 2023
Five Senior Space Center Senior Executives Receive Prestigious Award
Five Kennedy Space Center (KSC) senior executives were recently awarded the
prestigious Meritorious Executive Presidential rank award.
The award is presented each year to a small group of career senior
executives within the federal government who demonstrate strength in
leadership and a personal commitment to excellence in public service.
KSC recipients include Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Center Director; Larry
C. Ellis, Acting Deputy Director, International Space Station and Payload
Processing; James E. Hattaway, Jr., Director, Procurement Office; David A.
King, Director, Shuttle Processing; John J. (Tip) Talone, Jr., Director,
International Space Station and Payload Processing.
Awardees were nominated by NASA Administrator Daniel S.Goldin. Their
nominations were reviewed and evaluated by a panel of private citizens and
approved by the president.
The Meritorious Executive Presidential rank award is presented to only 5
percent of government career Senior Executive Service (SES) members each