UNIT: 413th Contracting Support Brigade
POSITION: Command Sergeant Major
AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005
TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 25
AWARDS: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Education: M.A. in leadership and management, Liberty University; B.S. in management, University of Maryland
What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter?
As command sergeant major, I’m responsible for ensuring the individual and collective readiness for our contingency contracting workforce to provide expeditionary contracting support in our area of operation. My job is to inspire and encourage our Soldiers to achieve excellence in all aspects of contracting support.
What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved?
I’ve served as the senior enlisted advisor for three contracting support brigades (CSBs): the 410th, 412th and 413th.
In less than 72 hours after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ripped through Haiti in 2010, the 410th CSB deployed a contingency contracting team in support of Joint Task Force – Haiti to provide immediate contracting support, assess the local vendor base and plan for follow-on support.
What is your greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps?
As a career logistician, the Army Acquisition Corps has allowed me to continue supporting Soldiers. The 413th CSB has been recognized with four Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting and four Army Contracting Command Awards, and four of my NCOs have won Army Contracting Command’s NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. April Johnson, 2009;
Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Scheil, 2011; Sgt. 1st Class Lloyd Cueto, 2012; and Staff Sgt. Eliud Temblador, 2014.
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