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Name: Nicholas Luz 

Duty Title: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Operating Location, Acquisition Center of Excellence program support advisor

Hometown: Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Why I Serve? Both of my parents were active duty military, so I wanted to continue the “family business” while providing the warfighters and end-users with the best products and tools to complete their missions and return home safely.

Best Air Force memory:  My best memory is serving as the financial management representative during the first trip the Air Operations Center team took to visit the Defense Innovation Unit facilities in San Francisco to begin our Pathfinder effort for what would eventually become Detachment 12. It was awesome to see the humble beginnings that would eventually shake up how the Air Force manages information technology development.

How does the nominee contribute to your unit’s mission?

Nick came to the ACE two years ago with credible experience for Detachment 12.  He not only provided us with financial management expertise, but quickly became the resident expert on middle tier acquisition.  His advice was sought from many middle tier of acquisition programs on base, including multiple in the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) portfolio.

We wish Nick the best as he returns to delivering war-winning capabilities with Detachment 12!  (Michael Platteel)