Faces of the Force: James “Jay” Clark

Faces of the Force: James “Jay” Clark

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Architectural Branch, Civil Structures Division, Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville TITLE: Architect YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 32 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level II in facilities engineering EDUCATION: Master of architecture and bachelor of architecture, Oklahoma State University; registered architect AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Employee of the Year (2), U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Architect of the Year Excellence by design By Susan L. Follett What began as a summer job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) turned into a career for James “Jay” Clark, thanks to a boss’s encouragement and an early assignment that […]

Faces of the Force: Anthony Dunaway

Faces of the Force: Anthony Dunaway

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: 411th Contracting Support Brigade, U.S. Expeditionary Contracting Command TITLE: Government Purchase Card Branch chief; supervisory procurement analyst DAWIA CERTIFICATION: Level III in contracting; Level I in logistics and program management YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 6 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 24 (U.S. Air Force, retired 2010) EDUCATION: MBA, University of Phoenix; B.S. in resource management, Troy University AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Army Achievement Award (Civilian) The challenges and rewards of OCONUS work Ms. Susan L. Follett Anthony Dunaway is a busy guy. As Government Purchase Card (GPC) Branch chief and supervisory procurement analyst for the 411th Contracting Support Brigade in Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, he manages a […]

Faces of the Force: Product Manager Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program

Faces of the Force: Product Manager Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program

Maj. Aleyzer Mora TITLE: Assistant program manager (APM) for command centers, Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 4 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 20 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in program management EDUCATION: M.S. in acquisition and contracting, Florida Institute of Technology; MBA, Touro University; B.S. in business administration, Methodist University AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, […]

Faces of the Force: Mr. Chad Braun

Faces of the Force: Mr. Chad Braun

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville TITLE: Senior project engineer/civil engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 8 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level II in contracting; Level II in facilities engineering EDUCATION: B.S. in civil engineering, Tennessee Technological University AWARDS: Commanders Certificate of Appreciation, Emergency Management Debris Mission Subject Matter Expert; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Gen. Thomas Bostick Certificate of Appreciation Award for Excellence in Contract Administration; LRN Construction Management Excellence Award; Commanders Certificate of Appreciation, Emergency Management Debris Mission, Hurricane Katrina   Engineering skills dovetail with emergency management projects By Susan L. Follett It’s not often you hear someone say, “I have a passion for deploying […]

Faces of the Force: Capt. Raven Cornelius

Faces of the Force: Capt. Raven Cornelius

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Acquisition Center TITLE: Contract specialist YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 3.5 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 10.5 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting EDUCATION: MBA in finance, Columbia Southern University; B.A. in liberal arts, Hays State University; A.A. in management, Portland Community College AWARDS: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Accommodation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (4), NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, Expeditionary Contracting Command Contingency Contracting Officer […]

Faces of the Force: Mr. James Terhune

Faces of the Force: Mr. James Terhune

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Product Director Medium Caliber, Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, Program Executive Office for Ammunition TITLE: 40 mm research, development, testing and engineering lead; project management officer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 15 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in program management; engineering; and business – cost estimating and business – financial management EDUCATION: M.S. in technology management, Stevens Institute of Technology; B.S. in industrial engineering, Lehigh University AWARDS: Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Acquisition career yields better tools for Soldiers By Susan L. Follett 2016 was a good year for the Program Executive Office for Ammunition: its Program Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM MAS) won […]

Faces of the Force: Catherine J. “Jainie” Bell

Faces of the Force: Catherine J. “Jainie” Bell

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Knox POSITION AND TITLE: Procurement Analyst, Government Purchase Card Program Manager DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 14 years AWARDS: Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Recognition Letter from the Office of the Secretary of Defense EDUCATION: Bachelor of General Studies, Western Kentucky University ‘I thought I had died and gone to heaven’ By Susan L. Follett Although she has been in acquisition for just 14 years, Catherine J. “Jainie” Bell’s federal civilian career dates back to the mid-1980s, when she left the banking industry for better-paying opportunities in the Army. “Banks were notorious for low […]

Faces of the Force: Mr. Robert Puhalla

Faces of the Force: Mr. Robert Puhalla

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Synchronized Fielding Division, System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology TITLE: Chief engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 25 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in science and technology management; Level III in test and evaluation EDUCATION: M.S. in mechanical engineering, Drexel University; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University AWARDS: Superior Civilian Service Award; Baltimore Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government Award   Get your hands dirty By Ms. Susan L. Follett Want to do your job more effectively? Consider Robert Puhalla’s advice: Go talk to the people you work with and work for. “A lot of us now have […]

Faces of the Force: Ms. Kristy Tierney

Faces of the Force: Ms. Kristy Tierney

‘Be a leader regardless of what position you’re in’ Ms. Susan L. Follett Like most members of the Army Acquisition Workforce, a desire to give back sparked Kristy Tierney’s career. “I wanted a career that had more of a positive impact on the world than simply helping a company improve its bottom line, and I saw public service as a way to do that,” she said. “This career allows me to use my business knowledge and skills to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars and to support the warfighters who sacrifice so much for all of us.” She started at the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command at […]

Faces of the Force: Ms. Lesley Sullivan

Faces of the Force: Ms. Lesley Sullivan

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Contracting Command – Orlando TITLE: Policy Branch chief YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 16 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting EDUCATION: MBA, Monmouth University; B.A. in psychology and business administration, Georgian Court University AWARDS: Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Superior Medal for Civilian Service Chart your own course By Susan L. Follett When it comes to discussions of what’s wrong with acquisition, many fingers point at regulation: There’s too much of it and it slows everything down. Lesley Sullivan, Policy Branch chief for the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Orlando (ACC-Orlando), agrees that there has been an increase in regulatory policy over the years. “But that’s not […]