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Joseph Shaw Retires After 21 Years of Military Service

Joseph J. Shaw retired May 27, 2022 after 13 years of government service which followed 14 years of maintenance support at United States Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) from 1995 and 21 years of active-duty military service supporting Army aviation.
Shaw’s career culminated as the government maintenance lead with experience on multiple test aerial platforms (both fixed wing and rotary wing) such as C-12, T-34, OH-58D, CH-47, UH-1, and AH-1.
Shaw was a subject matter expert on a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) projects such as the Vigilante, R-Max, Switchblade, A-160, LEM-V, etc. starting in the early 2000’s supporting development of emerging technologies such as flight control systems, senor development and integration, manned-unmanned teaming tactics, and autonomous capability development.
Shaw is originally from Sutton and is the son Betty and the late James Shaw.
Colonel Tom Bryant (Left) presenting Joseph Shaw with his retirement award recognizing his distinguished military career.