USAARL Researcher Receives RDA Award
June 24, 2013
Fort Rucker, Ala.--Dr. Amanda Kelley, research psychologist at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., was among the 153 Army scientists and engineers to receive the 2012 Research and Development Achievement award.
The RDA award, given by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, represents the recipient's demonstrated promise to improve the Army's technical capabilities and enhance national defense through ground-breaking work and dedication in research and technology development.
"These recipients reflect the great diversity of talent and expertise within the Army laboratory system that supports the future capabilities of our Soldiers," said Mary Miller, deputy ASA (ALT). "These scientists and engineers distinguished themselves through their proven scientific and technical excellence or leadership."
The award is divided into three categories: Outstanding Technical Achievement, Outstanding Technical Leadership, and Outstanding Collaborative award.
Dr. Kelley received one of the 115 Outstanding Technical Achievement awards.
"This award was unexpected and quite an honor. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to conduct research for the Soldier. I am even more grateful for my research team who worked so hard to make this project a success," said Kelley.
"I nominated Dr. Kelley because, in just over five years, she distinguished herself as a highly talented, innovative, and industrious scientist who led 14 research projects and assisted other researchers as a co-investigator in numerous projects. To add to her value, Dr. Kelley was a prolific author, gaining recognition as the most extensively published scientist at USAARL over the past five years," said Dr. Estrada, director of the USAARL Warfighter Health Division.