SMC Annual Award Winner Highlight: Maj. Stefanie Knox

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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 Field Grade Officer of the Year is Maj. Stefanie Knox, 61st Medical Squadron Health Care integrator and Medical Management director. Her accomplishments include receiving the major command’s lowest non-mission capability percentage, at six percent, by expediting profile processing and streamlining the medical notes retrieval process. Knox also championed infection control by leading medical sterilization equipment installation resulting in a 99 percent dental medical readiness rate.  

What does the achievement of this award mean to you?

“It takes a village to achieve anything, and this is no exception!” Knox said. “This award truly highlights the amazing efforts of my medical management team and my supervisor and I am so fortunate to have supportive and motived individuals around me, never settling for good enough.”

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

“When I think of excellence as it pertains to the SMC mission, I think of the resilience of our SMC family,” she continued. “The last few months have proven we can overcome any obstacle in our way - we are now stronger and smarter than before.”

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