Faces of the Force: Clinton Spratley

Faces of the Force: Clinton Spratley

Command/organization: Aircraft Survivability Equipment Project Management Office, Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors Title: Lead systems engineer Years of service in workforce: 10 Years of military service: 3 DAWIA certifications: Level III in systems engineering; Level II in program management Education: Completing a dual MBA and master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering, Auburn University (expected December); B.S. in physics, Baylor University Seeking heat at the ACAT I level by Ms. Mary Kate Aylward Clinton E. Spratley spent three years on active duty with the Air Force before lending his engineering background to the Army’s efforts to improve aircraft survivability. After leaving the Air Force, he joined […]

Faces of the Force: Tara Clark

Faces of the Force: Tara Clark

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama TITLE: Ballistic missile defense project manager YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 14 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in facilities engineering EDUCATION: MBA, The Citadel; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Geneva College; Professional Engineer – Pennsylvania and certified Project Manager Professional AWARDS: Huntsville Center Project Manager of the Year; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Europe District Hero of the Battle; Certificate of Achievement, NATO Special Operations Headquarters Project Delivery Team; Certificate of Achievement, Interagency and International Services Project Delivery Team; Certificate of Achievement, Phased Adaptive Approach Romanian Planning Charrette A CAREER MARKED BY BIG TRANSITIONS By Susan Follett In her 14 years of working […]

Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James E. Howell III

Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James E. Howell III

POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: DA Systems Coordinator (DASC) for Defensive Cyber Operations; Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit; and the Joint Tactical Networking Center YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 7 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 23 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in program management EDUCATION: M.A. in procurement and acquisition management, Webster University; master of communications technology, National Radio Examiners; B.S in psychology and political science, Campbell University AWARDS: Bronze Star (3), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge Capitalizing on a […]

Faces of the Force: Jeannie Sommer

Faces of the Force: Jeannie Sommer

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 – Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) Product Office; Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office; Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space TITLE: IFPC Inc 2-I Test Lead Engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 6.5 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in engineering and test and evaluation; Level I in program management EDUCATION: B.S. in computer science, Athens State University AWARDS: Hon. Dr. Claude Bolton Jr. Engineering and Systems Integration and Professional of the Year; Outstanding Acquisition Performance Recognition from the Hon. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics; Honorable Order of Saint Barbara; “You Made It Happen” Recognition from PEO MS T&E EFFORTS […]

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 […]