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By U.S. Army Operational Test Command Public Affairs

WEST FORT HOOD, Texas — Local news media are invited to the 28th Annual Operational Testers’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony hosted by U.S. Army Operational Test Command here at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29.

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee Ms. Myra L. Baugh, is a native of Joplin, Missouri, and will be honored for her 40 years in support of the Army and operational testing.

Baugh currently resides in Frisco, Texas.

As OTC’s 43rd Hall of Fame inductee, Baugh, started out in 1972 as a Secretary at the German/American Military Elementary School, Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

From 1975 through 1981, she served as a Budget Clerk/Budget Analyst in the Directorate of Industrial Operations, Fort Hood, where she developed budget and resource estimates for military equipment testing.

Her first position with OTC was in 1981 as a Budget Analyst/Program Analyst with OTC.

At OTC she went on to become a Military Test Plans Analyst/Test Officer, at Fort Hood, from 1992 to 2000.

She then became a Plans Officer and Deputy for Experimentation Department, Joint Experimentation, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia from 2000 to 2004; followed by being a Senior Analyst (Support Contractor), HQDA G-3/5/7 Analysis, Experimentation and T&E Division at the Pentagon beginning 2004.

Baugh retired from full-time employment in 2013.

Noteworthy is her dedicated service to the Nation spanning four decades as she guided Army Senior Leaders, OTC Commanders, and external organizations to ensure the Army had a plan for the testing and experimentation of emerging technologies and systems.

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 representatives interested in covering the event should contact Michael Novogradac, OTC’s public affairs officer, at 254-449-3686, or email: michael.m.novogradac.civ@army.mil no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

Media should arrive at the West Fort Hood gate at Clarke Road and Highway 190 Friday, Oct. 29 at 9:15 a.m., to be escorted to the event.

Ms. Myra L. Baugh of Joplin, Missouri, will enter the U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s Operational Testers’ Hall of Fame as the program’s 43rd inductee in ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 29.