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Updated: Nov 4

VOICEDEPAW#10, is a Scientist or Metrologist, who studies and practices the science of measurement. He spent time in the past as a Calibration Technician to boost instrument performance testing. He is responsible for writing procedures for calibration; adjusting and measuring parameters that help calibration technicians to calibrate tools of measurements effectively. "Many people confuse the term metrologist with a meteorologist or the weatherman). The Science of Metrology "is the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in an field of science and technology, where correct measurements are warranted, as, defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures" (BIPM, 2004)."


He explained in great detail how tools of measurement impacts our daily lives. We use scales in the meat market, grocery stores, retail establishments, online purchases, gas stations, and many other places that we take for granted on a daily basis.


Background:

VOICEDEPAW#10, was part of an elite group of United States Marines, who earned a score of 125-130 on the United States Marines ASVAB Aptitude Test. This score assured him a place on the Calibration Team. When he was not in active combat, he would work with his team members to calibrate essentials tools of measurement that were used in active combat. This knowledge served him well and helped him to continue working in the field of Metrology in the public sector. We discussed obstacles that he faced while deployed to active combat in Afghanistan and IRAQ.. He overcame many obstacles that he and other soldiers face when they are away from their families

His suggestions for achieving success was as follows: Keep GOD first, WIFE second and DO THE WORK.


It is my earnest expectation that our viewers will appreciate the wealth of information that he shared about that aspect of his job that protects the public and ensures that weights and scales that measure goods and services are correct through the process of calibration. (Sharon Billings, 2022)


For more information on this topic visit www.nist.gov and learn about the NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology. You can also learn more through your local Division of Tools and Measurements.


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