GySgt Knipple was the Training Chief at MCAS Cherry Point from 13 Jul 1996 to 15 May 1997.

GySgt Knipple was on the original Quality Management Board formed in 1994 to reinvent our entire training program, Facility Manual (Standard Operating Procedures) and Airfield Operations Manual. He was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 1997 but was immediately chosen to head the first Quality Assurance Office for Marine Corps Air Bases East (MCABE) from 1997 to 1999.

He returned to MCAS Cherry Point on 22 Jun 1999 as a civilian Facility Watch Supervisor and has lead his crew to be the most productive in number of position qualifications during the past 10 years.

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