Dr. Mike Hale, a longtime U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, or RTC, employee was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Hale was recognized by his peers from academia, industry, and DOD with the Shock and Vibration Exchange, also known as SAVE, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Shock and Vibration Symposium, held in Jacksonville, Florida during October 15-19.

Hale retired as a GS-15 experimental developer from RTC's Dynamic Test Division after 33 years as an Army Civilian. Since that time he has continued to work in dynamics test and evaluation as contractor with Trideum Corporation.

Hale has been a true pioneer in his field over the last 30 years. He has been instrumental in developing shock and vibration methods, systems and standards.

Hale's crowning achievement was the unique design and integration of the large capacity Six Degree-of-Freedom vibration capability at RTC that pushes the state-of-the-art in dynamic testing.

Hale, nominated by Dr. Luke Martin of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia, was selected unanimously by a committee to receive the award. This award honors individuals who, through a lifetime of professional dedication, have made outstanding contributions to the field of shock and vibration.

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Caption photo 1: Dr. Mike Hale receives the Shock and Vibration Exchange (SAVE) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Shock and Vibration Symposium from Drew Perkins, Program Manager, Shock and Vibration Exchange.