The 14th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards (2018) includes two UND Air Traffic Control Graduates:
Northwest Mountain Region
• Christopher Bancroft (UND ’08) and Jacques Mailloux (Broomfield Jefferson County ATCT, BJC)
• Joshua Hall, Patrick Allen Johnson (UND ’10), Jeremiah Lee, Darren P. Tumelson, William T. Vaughn III, and Andrew John White (Memphis Center, ZME)
Visit NATCA’s website for the full list of Honorees, https://natca.org/index.php/media-center/other-natca-awards/archie-league-awards. The winners will be honored during Communicating For Safety (CFS) 2018 at the 14th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Banquet on Oct. 24, 2018.
NATCA’s Archie League Medal of Safety Award,
The ability to think quickly and remain calm under pressure while maintaining situational awareness are just some of the unique qualities that air traffic controllers possess. Their willingness to resolve complex situations without hesitation, offer a reassuring voice to those on the frequency, and ability to coordinate their efforts with other controllers help these dedicated professionals be successful at maintaining the safety of the National Airspace System.
While many controllers often feel that they are “just doing their job,” their hard work is often viewed by others as remarkable and extraordinary. The Archie League Medal of Safety Awards were named for the first air traffic controller, Archie League, which honor the very best examples of skill, dedication and professionalism that NATCA members had to offer in the pursuit of a safe outcome in emergency situations. The program highlights a variety of aviation “saves” — some which involve a team of controllers working together, while others are the result of one controller’s efforts.