PMEL evaluator recognized for excellence

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, performs quality review tests on equipment. McMillan was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, performs quality review tests on equipment. McMillan was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, performs quality review tests on equipment. McMillan was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

Dave McMillan, quality assurance evaluator for Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, performs quality review tests on equipment. McMillan was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator during a recent inspection.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Kirtland’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, or PMEL, recently passed its AFMETCAL evaluation and certification, and one individual was recognized for outstanding performance. 

Dave McMillan was presented with an AFMETCAL Excellence Coin in recognition of his outstanding work as a quality assurance evaluator.

“I feel very honored,” McMillan said. “There are a lot of very knowledgeable individuals in our office and we all play our part in supporting the various missions around base. We’re doing everything we can to effectively support the Air Force and Kirtland missions.”

Certification evaluations take place every two to three years, and involve a thorough assessment of the PMEL facility, environment (temperature and humidity), management system, quality program and measurement capability.  AFMETCAL sends a team of evaluators for an onsite assessment. They watched technicians perform calibrations, assessing the quality of the equipment and evaluating the calibration process. 

McMillan, who ensures technicians are performing above standard, was singled out for outstanding quality assurance performance during this evaluation.

“Being certified by AFMETCAL requires a team effort, and I am very proud of all the men and women at the Kirtland Type IIB PMEL,” said Bob Eslinger, Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment flight chief.  “McMillan stood out to the evaluators as an outstanding performer, which is a great accomplishment.  He certainly deserves the recognition.”