Frankenberger earns 40-year LOS award

Chuck Frankenberger, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Aircraft Vulnerability Division head, received his 40-year Length of Service Award in a July 12 ceremony in China Lake, California. Frankenberger came to NAWCWD in 1986 after serving five years in the U.S. Air Force. He initially worked in the China Lake Propulsion Laboratories and supported Propulsion Analysis/Missile Performance and Air-breathing Propulsion. Frankenberger transferred to Survivability in 1994 as a propulsion system test engineer.

He worked on V-22, F-18, F-35 and FAA projects. In 2016, Frankenberger became the Vulnerability Branch head, assuming responsibilities for the Weapons Survivability Lab before moving to his current position in 2020.

In January 2020, Frankenberger received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Survivability Award, recognizing his “technical and leadership excellence in propulsion system survivability enhancement and multi-service test programs executive to evaluate and improve overall aircraft survivability.”

Ron Rodriguez U.S. Navy photo: Chuck Frankenberger (center) poses with Ken Chirkis, Systems Engineering Department Head (left), and Harlan Kooima, NAWCWD’s Research and Development Group director, after receiving his 40-year Length of Service Award in a ceremony on July 12.

Story First Published: 2021-07-30