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Excellence in Training Award

Winners of the Excellence in Training Award:

2019: Tom Adcock

NATCA presented its first Excellence in Training Award to Tom Adcock (Miami Center, ZMA) during Communicating For Safety 2019. 

Adcock was NATCA’s training representative from 2012 through 2019, when he became the Director of Safety and Technology. NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert said Adcock exemplifies NATCA’s daily commitment to training and learning.

Adcock also served as the training rep at ZMA for 18 years. As national training rep, he led NATCA’s collaborative efforts with the Federal Aviation Administration on developing future training for air traffic controllers. He traveled often to individual facilities to brief NATCA members on training and training programs.

“I want to thank Paul and Trish for trusting me to do this job seven years ago,” he said. “I want to thank many of the collaborative partners; thank you to the SMEs and the CADREs – you all have made the work easier.”

Watch video of the award presentation below.