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SMC Annual Award Winner Highlight: Staff Sgt. Dwayne Cox

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dwayne Cox, 61st Communications Squadron content and data manager, is selected the 2019 Space and Missile Systems Center Field Grade Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, April 17, 2020. Cox built a database of mobile resources that saved the center 522 hours of work yearly. (U.S. Space Force Graphic by Chip Pons)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dwayne Cox, 61st Communications Squadron content and data manager, is selected the 2019 Space and Missile Systems Center Field Grade Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, April 17, 2020. Cox built a database of mobile resources that saved the center 522 hours of work yearly. (U.S. Space Force Graphic by Chip Pons)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) recently announced its outstanding military and civilian personnel for 2019.

The Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year is Staff Sgt. Dwayne Cox, 61st Communications Squadron content and data manager. His accomplishments include building a partnership with Edwards Air Force Base for training first-term Airmen, fortifying the comprehensive Airmen fitness domains and earning praise from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Cox also built a database of mobile resources that saved the center 522 hours of work yearly.

What does the achievement of this award mean to you?

“This validates the hard work and diligence that my team has shown throughout 2019,” Cox said. “It reinforces the notion that hard work does not go unnoticed.  I was very fortunate to work alongside great leaders and team members, and without them, it would’ve been impossible to receive this award.”

When you think of excellence as it pertains to the SMC mission, what do you think of?

“Working in knowledge management, we are tasked with information coordination, dissemination and process improvement,” Cox explained. “Delivering accurate information is vital – whether that is launch schedules, medical planning, or base operations.  Some of the tools we use to disseminate information is critical to delivering resilient, affordable, and sustainable space capabilities for the nation.”  

Editor’s Note: This is the second in an upcoming series to highlight the exceptional accomplishments and outstanding contributions the award winners made to the overall SMC mission.