MZA Adopts a New Logo
2011-09-09 09:25:00

As part of its upcoming 20th anniversary celebration, MZA has adopted a new logo. The original design is the creation of Mrs. Justina Whiteley, the wife of one of MZA's Vice Presidents, Dr. Matthew Whiteley. When asked about her inspiration for the logo, Mrs. Whiteley responded "...I wanted something that presented a clear connection to the original MZA logo. The forward-swept lettering is reminiscent of MZA's legacy in aerospace programs. The red graphic device is a direct reference to MZA's expertise in laser technology. It had to be an integral part of the logo, not just something off to the side. Just as I can't imagine MZA without the laser, I can't imagine laser systems progressing into the future without MZA."

Mrs. Whiteley is no stranger to the Directed Energy world. She served the Military Personnel Manager at AFRL's Directed Energy Directorate from 1999-2002, where she had daily interactions with all the Air Force leadership in laser directed energy. Her contributions in that position included revitalizing the process of having more Air Force Officers trained in lasers and electro-optics to be stationed at Kirtland AFB.