Dr. Jeff Montgomery, a dedicated advocate for aerospace and STEM education, has been awarded the 2017 Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Award. NCASE established the award in 1995 to honor Strickler, and recognize individuals or organizations sharing his personal commitment and lifelong contributions to aerospace education. During his lifetime, Strickler promoted aerospace education for more than 55 years and is considered the “father” of aerospace education.
Dr. Montgomery is the Deputy Director of Aerospace Education for the Civil Air Patrol, and also a member of the AMA Education Committee. The partnership between the Civil Air Patrol and AMA has provided thousands of cadets the opportunity to experience flight through radio control model aircraft. As the recipient of the 2017 award, Montgomery is representative of the best in aerospace education innovation and leadership. We are very fortunate and proud to have such a great individual and friend serve on the AMA Education Committee.