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SMC Mission of the Month - GP Directorate "Warrior of the Week" #2: Capt Aurelio "Izzy" Irizarry

Capt. Aurelio Izzy Irizarry from the Global Positioning System Directorate at the Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., is named Warrior of the Week for SMC Mission of the Month (Official U.S. Air Force photo)

Capt. Aurelio Izzy Irizarry from the Global Positioning System Directorate at the Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., is named Warrior of the Week for SMC Mission of the Month (Official U.S. Air Force photo)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE - EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- "Warrior of the Week" is part of the SMC Mission of the Month campaign to recognize and spotlight the men, women and team members from the Space and Missile Systems Center's directorates for their efforts on building the future of military space.

Warrior of the Week:  Capt. Aurelio "Izzy" Irizarry

Directorate:  Global Positioning Systems

Duty TitleChief, OCX Block 0 Integration & Test

Years in Service8 years

Time on Station: 4 years

HometownPhiladelphia, Pa

Goals:  Become a Senior Materiel Leader

Hobbies: Travelling and outdoor activities which include Snowboarding, Volleyball, Golf, & Softball

Greatest achievement: Graduating with a degree in Engineering and following my father's footsteps in the service by becoming an Air Force Officer.

What others are saying (Commander's Comment): "Capt. Aurelio 'Izzy' Irizarry's dedication and technical insight has been invaluable to the advancement of one of the Defense Department's most difficult programs," said Col. Steven Whitney, director of SMC's GP Directorate. "Izzy has been my lead in driving the Next-Generation Global Positioning Systems Operation Command and Control System through a very rigorous and aggressive test campaign. It is a pleasure to have this model officer leading this challenging phase of the program, as well as his setting of the gold standard of professionalism and commitment within the Directorate."