What is most interesting about your role here at Goddard?
I am assistant manager of aircraft operations at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and also fly NASA aircraft in the United States and around the world helping scientists collect airborne science research data that helps us better understand and care for our world.
A typical day for me involves meetings in my office or the hangar with aircraft operations personnel, or a flight in a NASA aircraft.
I fly both a NASA P3 or Kingair aircraft each of which has some very cool instruments that allow precision research flying.
Aircraft teamwork is the key to the safety and success of our airborne science missions at NASA.
Assistant manager of aircraft operations at NASA Wallops Flight Facility Rich Rogers pilots precision research aircraft and is also a leadership coach. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Wallops Flight Facility
|I am a leadership coach at NASA. I enjoyed taking leadership classes and learning about leadership in the military, at IBM where I worked before NASA, and at NASA so much that I found a training program that qualified me to be certified as a leadership coach. I have discussions with individuals and groups about how leadership practices can make a positive change in your life at work and home.
Do you have a favorite book, magazine, movie, or TV show?
The Bible is my favorite book. It keeps me on the right path with a positive attitude. My favorite words from the book are the Golden Rule – “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.” What a great recipe for life!
|Rogers takes on the important task of instilling leadership values in our leaders of tomorrow. This kindergarten class is enthralled with Rogers' talk about his work at NASA and the importance of leadership in shaping your life. Credit: Rich Rogers|