Watch Manager Matthew Thorpe, FO, with the Royal Air Force Mildenhall Fire & Emergency Services, the only UK Accredited department, has demonstrated his commitment to both credentialing and accreditation. As the first Fire Officer (FO) designee in the UK, he has mentored others within Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath Fire and Emergency Services through the process. Matthew has served as a CPC Peer Reviewer for the past two and a half years and has reviewed more than 15 FO applications.

At the 2023 U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Fire Chief Conference in Germany he was recognized for being the first credentialed FO, CPC Peer Reviewer, and as a point of contact for providing guidance for the FO designation. He has developed classes on credentialing to assist members in his department to better understand the benefits of the process. He is a regular attendee at the annual CPSE Excellence Conference, and as both a designated officer and as an Accreditation Manager he brings what he has learned back to his colleagues, expanding the awareness of Credentialing and Accreditation.

Outside of CPC Watch Manager Thorpe has also achieved some significant awards including Air Force Outstanding Civilian Manager of the Year and 100 CES Civility of the Year.

Congratulations, Watch Manager Thorpe!