In March 2022, Cape Fox Federal Integrators (CFFI), a Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) federal subsidiary, was awarded the Low Observable (LO) Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) contract with the United States Air Force. This contract award showcases CFFI’s leadership within the emerging technology industry. CFFI strives to advance our technologies in compelling ways that show our customers we work towards mission success. One of the reasons that CFFI stands out as such a leader is the team behind our success. One such employee, Chad Dahlstrom, stood out recently for his expertise and commitment to the contract mission. As a result, CFFI is honored to present Chad with a Cape Fox Tinàa Award for Employee Excellence. This award is presented to employees who demonstrate dedication, performance, dependability, productivity, and attitude.
Chad has worked with CFFI since March 2022. He is the Training Support Specialist at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Chad reviews and updates all student/permanent party records, folders, and grade books for the 44th Squadron. He provides daily and weekly tracking of upgrade and continuation accomplishments for the Director of Operations (DO). Chad is also responsible for the monthly aircrew qualification level summary, monthly rated aircrew performance reports, and summary of aircrew probation/regression status.
Chad’s hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. Recently, a former 44th Squadron RS/Assistant Director of Operations said, “When we need answers, we need answers quickly and clearly. Quick and clear answers do not come from people who are doing a job as a secondary duty. This is where Chad makes such a major impact on the squadron. For a Formal Training Unit, the DOT shop is the heart of enabling safe and legal flight operations. The people charged with undertaking those operations are vital. Chad has done well to create a value-add role in a position where their service was desperately needed. At the change over of the contract, Chad was praised for his work in developing the IQT/FIUT Data Tracker and Gradebook Discrepancy Tracker. Over the course of the year, not only has he developed those products to be more informative and user friendly, but he improved squadron performance based on these products. Additionally, he expertly navigated the squadron through numerous technological problems by backing up the grade sheet process with secondary and tertiary fail-safe means. Without them, many records would have been lost and flying operations would have unquestionably been impeded. In closing, I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Chad Dahlstrom.”
Chad brought extensive expertise to his position when he worked as an Operations Intelligence Analyst at the 15th Reconnaissance Squadron, Training Specialist at the 42nd Attack Squadron, and Training and Standards/Evaluations Specialist at the 22nd and 78th Attack Squadrons. Outside of work, Chad’s hobbies include playing video games, watching hockey, and attending Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raider games.
Chad’s remarkable expertise has stood out. He has exhibited the skills that have made him an exceptional member of his team. His innovative approach and deep-rooted commitment have provided CFFI with a high standing as an industry leader. Chad is a remarkable asset to the CFFI team. Thank you, Chad!