Faces of the Force: Jacki Garner

Faces of the Force: Jacki Garner

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: G-6 Communications, U.S. Army Europe POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Chief, Information Technology Theater Business Office YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 14 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 2 years, 10 months DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in information technology EDUCATION: M.S. in computer information systems, University of Phoenix; B.S. in computer science, University of Central Texas; associate degree in business programming, Central Texas College AWARDS: Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award in Information Technology; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Garner’s efforts streamline IT purchases for USAREUR By Susan Follett U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has Jacki Garner to thank for a theater information technology (IT) acquisition process and an IT investment governance and […]

Faces of the Force: Ms. Mireille Pincay-Rodrigues

Faces of the Force: Ms. Mireille Pincay-Rodrigues

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Office of the Project Manager for Close Combat Systems, Program Executive Office for Ammunition POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Project management officer, project officer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 25 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in program management and engineering EDUCATION: M.S. in engineering management and B.S. in mechanical engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Helping to provide nonlethal capabilities By Susan L. Follett Project Management Officer Mireille Pincay-Rodrigues, assigned to the Project Manager for Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) within the Program Executive Office for Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the project lead for the M104 Nonlethal Bursting Hand Grenade, a critical […]

Faces of the Force: Lindsey Miller

Faces of the Force: Lindsey Miller

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center TITLE: Project manager YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 14 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level II in facilities engineering and program management EDUCATION: M.S. in management and human resource management, Florida Institute of Technology; B.S. in business management and human resource management, Athens State University; associate degree in business management and accounting, John C. Calhoun Community College AWARDS: Special acts and performance awards (18) Be a sponge, and listen to your grandmother By Susan L. Follett “I’ll be honest: I had no idea at the age of 18 what I was getting myself into.” Fortunately, things worked out well for Lindsey Miller, who parlayed a high […]

Faces of the Force: Timothy White

Faces of the Force: Timothy White

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Software Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Computer engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 7 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in engineering EDUCATION: M.S. in engineering with a concentration in systems engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville; B.S. in computer engineering, Jackson State University AWARDS: Software Engineering Directorate’s Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award Maximizing the advantages of a STEM education By Susan L. Follett “Changing the world, one line of code at a time.” That’s one way that Timothy White, a computer engineer, thinks of the work he does for the Software Engineering Directorate (SED) within the […]

Faces of the Force: Cecil Moore

Faces of the Force: Cecil Moore

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe TITLE: Logistics management specialist, fielding integrator YEARS IN WORKFORCE: 11 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 26 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in acquisition and program management EDUCATION: Manpower and force management studies, Logistics Management College; German studies certification, University of Maryland University College Europe; currently pursuing an M.A. in international human relations at University of Oklahoma AWARDS: Superior Civilian Service Medal, Civilian Service Commendation Medal, Civilian Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal Leveraging active-duty experience to field the force By Susan L. Follett Over the course of his 26-year active-duty […]

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 […]