ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Clifford Wilkening has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Wilkening has three decades of industry experience, demonstrating expert skills in management, contracting, engineering, and construction. In the early years of his career, Mr. Wilkening achieved his commercial, instrument, and multi-engine pilot ratings and worked as a pilot in the corporate world to build up hours and experience with dreams to become a commercial pilot. He also attended a local university and received a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Upon his graduation, Vietnam pilots were coming back stateside and had higher credentials than him, so instead Mr. Wilkening pursued a career with the United States Navy. Initially he served as an aerospace engineer and later on as a program manager for Naval Air Systems Command between 1971 and 2002. In his program manager role, he was influential in the management of a multi-million dollar 10-year effort that enabled women pilots to safely fly and eject from Navy frontline fighter and attack aircraft. Due to his excellence in service, Mr. Wilkening was presented with a Meritorious 30 Year Award from the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Wilkening has a diverse and impressive education. In addition to his various pilot licenses and engineering degree, he studied at the Defense Systems Management College in 1994 and holds a Master of Science in aerospace systems management from the University of Southern California (1974). He also studied agriculture business and operations at Iowa State University (1962-63).
After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Wilkening shifted his focus to investigate the application of aerospace systems management principles to other non-aerospace systems disciplines and fields, particularly real estate. Today, he excels as the chief executive officer of Wilkening Rental Properties, LLC overseeing the daily operations of a business that prides itself in providing high-quality affordable housing to residents in the Washington D.C. suburban Alexandria area. In the future, Mr. Wilkening plans to continue growing assets, and increasing productivity and efficiency. The most gratifying aspect of his career has been owning and managing the business he has built up today.
Mr. Wilkening attributes a lot of his success to pure luck. He believes that the harder you work, being persistent, having integrity, setting goals, doing self-study, and staying focused, the more luck you will get.
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