By U.S. Army Operational Test Command Public Affairs
WEST FORT HOOD, Texas — Local news media are invited to the 27th Annual Operational Testers’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Operational Test Command here at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2.
2020 Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Richard A. Kass, is a native of Orleans, Nebraska, and will be honored for his 26-plus years in support of operational testing.
As OTC’s 42nd Hall of Fame inductee, Kass, started out as a young Marine Corps Infantry officer in 1973, and underwent U.S. Navy SCUBA Diving School and U.S. Army Ranger training as a young lieutenant.
Under his belt, he has a distinguished civil service career from 1980 to 2006, followed by his position at Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation, continuing to support OTC at Fort Hood.
Dr. Kass retired from full-time employment in 2014.
Noteworthy is his dedicated service to his Nation spanning five decades.
Also to attend the ceremony are award recipients from 2017 — Michael B. Nott of Harker Heights, Texas, the 38th HOF inductee, and Gayle S. Shull of Belton, Texas, the program’s 39th inductee.
The Hall of Fame, which inducted its first class in October 1994, has served to honor Soldiers and Civilians for their commitment to putting the best possible equipment and systems into the hands of Soldiers in both training and combat conditions.
Media should arrive at the West Fort Hood gate (south side) at Clarke Road and Highway 190 Friday, Oct. 2 at 8:15 a.m., to be escorted to the event.