Tech Alum Enters Prestigious Army Acquisitions Program, Aug. 21, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., August 21, 2000 -- Dr. Daniel D. Belk, a 1973 graduate of New Mexico Tech who has served as a operations research analyst with the U.S. Army since 1982, recently was selected to be a member of the Army's Year 2001 Competitive Development Group (CDG), an elite team of 26 civilian and six military acquisition professionals.

The CDG program is designed to develop future leaders for the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps, a specialized group of military and civilian Army professionals responsible for acquiring military systems for soldiers in the field.

"I feel honored that I was selected," said Belk. "This highly qualified group of people, and I'm privileged to be associated with them. I'm looking forward to the new training and educational experiences and to increased responsibility in the future."

Belk earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics at New Mexico Tech and went on to pursue a career with the U.S. Army. Currently, he supports the Scout Attack Helicopter Program Manager's Office under the Deputy for Systems Acquisition at the Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, Ala.

Belk also teaches operations research at the Redstone Arsenal Graduate Center of the Florida Institute of Technology's extension campus in Huntsville, where he earned both his master's degree in systems management and his doctoral degree in operations research.