Employee of the Quarter – KFS Joint Staff J7 Technical Support Team Names Dave Drake

Employee of the Quarter - KFS Joint Staff J7 Technical Support Team Names Dave DrakeEach quarter, Knight Federal’s Employee of the Quarter (EOQ) award for the Suffolk, VA location recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of employees towards Knight Federal’s goals and mission. Knight Federal recognizes that driven and loyal employees empower an organization.  This second quarter the award recipient covering October – December 2018 is Dave “Duck” Drake.

Dave is one of four individuals that will receive the award each year. The honor is awarded the beginning of April, July, October and December during the Christmas party for an outstanding employee from the three preceding months.

EOQ 2018 Winner:

October – December  – David Drake

Dave was awarded for his exceptional efforts over the past quarter.  He continues to do superior test work and stands out amongst his fellow testers. During this Quarter Dave led the EAD Testing and Evaluation (T&E) Team through three different Test Sprints, overseeing the testing of 40 unique test cases for the Joint Exercise Design Tool that was demonstrated during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2018.  He is consistently providing feedback to the software developers and government product owner on bugs, maintenance issues and potential improvements.

Additionally, Dave mentored a fellow tester in developing the most recent Test Sprint of the Terrain Generation Services (TGS) software. This software has not had formal testing by the T & E Team in over 10 months. His actions continue to show the KFS team in the most positive light. He is a credit to the team!.

The Employee of the Quarter will receive:

  • A gift card for $50
  • A framed certificate recognizing their accomplishments
  • A Knight Federal imprinted leather notebook

Nominate an Employee

Complete the EOQ Nomination Form and submit it to the program manager Murray Hess.  Anyone may nominate an employee. Nomination forms may be submitted at any time.

Nominations are due by the tenth day of the month preceding the award month (i.e., February, May, August, and November) or the next working day if the tenth falls on a weekend or System Offices holiday.

The Process

The EOQ Committee will meet on a quarterly basis throughout the year. The committee will assure that the nominee meets all of the basic requirements. The committee will consider the following contributing qualities when making the award selection:

  • Longevity and performance
  • Contributions to the Knight Federal community
  • Contributions to his or her office
  • Contributions to the outside community
  • Awards or recognition received