For Hornsby, it’s not about keeping the status quo, either. He has worked to improve the public safety system throughout the military. He was essential in developing and implementing the enterprise Telecommunications Management System (TMS) and the private ALI for the US Air Force, ANG, AF Reserve, and US Space Force.
“Hornsby has gone above and beyond lifecycle planning,” said Chuck Townsend, now Senior Solutions Architect at Tyto Athene. “His work has improved the quality of the E911 system as a whole, and he has taken the first steps in preparing for Next Generation 911.” Enterprise TMS is one of the first government cloud solutions simulating Area Processing Centers in the Air Force, ANG, AF Reserve, and Space Force. With this development, made possible with Unique Communications’ VoIP Discovery Tool, E911 PSAPs can see the real-time location of VoIP instruments.
“If you had told me years ago that I’d be in 911, I would’ve told you were crazy… I care a lot about 911. I never thought I would care this much.”
It is passionate servicemen and -women like Hornsby who keep our 911 centers working day-in and day-out, so that the United States Air Force bases globally can provide faster and more accurate responses. The hope is that due to the new people, tools, and processes in place, nothing like Fort Hood ever happens again. For Hornsby, like many 911 professionals, his work is personal. “If you had told me years ago that I’d be in 911, I would’ve told you were crazy,” said Hornsby. “I care a lot about 911. I never thought I would care this much.”