Kenneth Paul Hale, lead technical writer and marketing event manager for MacB’s Mission Systems Group at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, was presented with an Exceptional Public Service Medal in July by Marshall Center Director Todd May and Steven Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.
The medal is awarded to nongovernment individuals for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions on NASA projects, programs or initiatives. The criteria for receiving the Exceptional Public Service Medal includes:
- Sustained performance that made a significant improvement to NASA deliverables, operations or image;
- Employee’s record of achievements that sets a benchmark for other nongovernment contributors to follow;
- Impact and importance of services that have made a lasting impact on the success of the agency.
“In addition to his regular duties, Paul has essentially been the go-to support person for the licensing and commercialization manager at MSFC for a number of years,” said Ricky Carter, vice president of MacB’s Huntsville-based MSG Division. “With Paul’s integral assistance, MSFC’s licensing program has earned a reputation as one of the best in the agency, setting records for quarterly and annual royalty revenues and producing more than 50 commercial products during his time of service.”