February 4, 2023

Meet the Masters

The 19 graduates (Alphabetical order): Edward Blackstone, PMA-299; Dan Christensen, AIR 1.0; Jill Comer, PMA-266; Danny Cowart, AIR 6.0; John Driskill, PMA-281; Geraldine Dul, PMA-242; Tarhesha Ellis, PMA-257; Jeffery Hagen, PMA-251; John Harkness, PMA-290; Lisa Ivett, PMA-201; Jacquelyn Jenkins, PMA-213; Brian Knowlton, PMA-213; Kenneth Kratz, PMA-299; James Sylvia, PMA-271; David Tiell, PMA-275; Michael Tourville, PMA-273; Mark Wentling, PMA-208; Karen Wathen, PMA-290; and Debra Weinrich, PMA-202. (U.S. Navy photo by Steve Kays.)

Eighteen Naval Air Systems Command configuration managers and one integrated program team lead were presented Master’s Certifications in Enterprise Configuration Management during a graduation ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 18.

The Configuration Management Process Improvement Center’s first Master’s Certification was awarded in September 2009. Since then, only 26 people, equaling three percent of the Configuration Management Process Improvement Center’s students have received this distinction, according to the Navy.

With this graduation, NAVAIR nearly doubled the students who have received their Master’s Certification in Enterprise Configuration Management from CMPIC.

“Being awarded the CMPIC Master’s Certification in Enterprise Configuration Management is a significant accomplishment for you all,” said Keith Sanders, assistant commander for Acquisition, AIR 1.0, in a prepared statement. “This award signifies that you have successfully passed a comprehensive set of coursework, have a thorough understanding of CM principles, the knowledge to explain and implement CM throughout the various functional areas, and understand the various implementation techniques and options needed to deploy these practices throughout NAVAIR. Congratulations!”

CMPIC professional-level configuration management training and configuration management certification courses are sponsored by the University of Houston and provide Continuing Education Units.

The Master’s Certification in Enterprise Configuration Management, is a certification awarded to those students who successfully complete the CMPIC Certification (courses 1 – 4, CM Foundations, CM Structures, CM Dynamics and CM Implementation.), the ANSI/EIA-649B CM Standard, and the CM Assessor certifications.

For additional information on CMPIC and NAVAIR’s Configuration Management Community, contact Daniel K. Christensen, NAVAIR Configuration/Data manager, AIR-1.1.3, at 301-757-8065 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Source: AIR-1.0 Public Affairs

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