• Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting Winners Announced

    On behalf of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) (DASA(P)), the Acquisition Support Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting. Please join the DASA(P) in congratulating the award winners.

    The Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting are presented annually to recognize individuals, teams, and organizations for their outstanding performance, dedication and professionalism in executing the contracting mission worldwide. We would like to thank each nominating official for the submission of your 2013 award nominations. We also want to thank each board member for your participation in evaluating the award nominations. We appreciate all of your dedication and support for the Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting Program to acknowledge the outstanding achievements and services provided by your civilian and military contracting workforce.

    The winners of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Awards are as follows:

    Special Awards

    Barbara C. Heald
    Irvin G. Bonus, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Regional Contracting Office – Hawaii, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Wheeler Army Airfield

    AbilityOne
    New England Soldier Systems and Individual Equipment (NESSIE) Team, United States Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Natick Contracting Division, Natick

    Outstanding Contract Specialist/Procurement Analyst
    Linda M. Finan, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, APO AE

    Outstanding Contracting Officer Awards

    Outstanding Contracting Officer Installation Level – Directorate of Contracting
    Thomas R. Guyer, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Theater Contracting Center APO AE

    Outstanding Contracting Officer Systems, R&D, Logistics Support (Sustainment) Contracting
    Lovisa D. Parks, Program Executive Office – Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command, Program Executive Office, Orlando, FL

    Outstanding Contracting Officer Specialized Services & Construction Contracting
    Sonya DeLucia, United States Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Huachuca Contracting Division, Fort Huachuca

    Outstanding Contracting Officer Contingency Contracting
    MAJ William J. Griffin, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Regional Contracting Office – Hawaii, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Wheeler Army Airfield

    Outstanding Unit/Team Awards

    Outstanding Unit/Team Award for Systems, R&D, Logistics Support (Sustainment) Contracting
    Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) Evaluation Team, United States Army Contracting Command, Army Contracting Command-Warren, TACOM LCMC

    CH47 Multi Year II (MY II) Contract Team, United States Army Contracting Command, Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal

    Outstanding Unit/Team Award for Contingency Contracting
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, Super Storm Sandy Immediate Response Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Contracting, North Atlantic Division

    Outstanding Unit/Team Award for Installation Level – Directorate of Contracting
    ECC FY 13 Virtual PMR Team, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Huntsville

    Outstanding Unit/Team Award for Specialized Services & Construction Contracting
    Supply, Expeditionary, and Construction Team, 414th Contracting Support Brigade, United States Army Contracting Command, Expeditionary Contracting Command, APO AE

     


     

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  • USAASC announces 2013 U.S. Army Acquisition Awards winners

    By Tara Clements

     

    “Every day, our goal is to provide Soldiers with critical capabilities. In recognizing the contributions of our acquisition community, we affirm the importance of their professionalism in service to our Nation.”

    Fort Belvoir, Va. — The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) announced the winners of the 2013 Army Acquisition Awards. These awards recognize thirteen individuals and teams within the U.S. Army acquisition community as “exceptional” among their peers for their skill, efficiency, and dedication.

    This year marks the 37th anniversary of recognizing acquisition excellence across the U.S. Army.

    “These awards are the most prestigious in our field. They represent the professionalism, dedication, and innovation across our acquisition community,” said the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)).

    The 13 winners were chosen from more than 120 nominations. Twelve senior leaders from across the Army acquisition community served as judges on three review boards.

    “I’ve had the honor of serving as a judge for the past three years and I’ve always been impressed by the caliber of the people and the work they do in the Acquisition Workforce,” said Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy for acquisition and systems management. “It really is a challenge to pick out a winner from the nominations–it really reinforces to me that we have a truly world-class workforce.”

    The USAASC is the proponent for the awards, and is responsible for collecting all nominations coordinating the judging, and planning the awards ceremony.

    “It’s important to recognize excellence across our career field, and I’m proud to be a part of it and make sure it’s done right,” said Stan Eisenhower, USAASC and ASA(ALT) conference manager.

    While the awards ceremony itself has decreased in scale over the last three years due to budget cuts, the importance and the prestige of the awards has become even more significant.

    “Every day, our goal is to provide Soldiers with critical capabilities. In recognizing the contributions of our acquisition community, we affirm the importance of their professionalism in service to our Nation,” said Shyu.

    A ceremony to recognize each of the award winners will be held on November 13, 2013, at the Pentagon.

    Winners of the 2013 Army Acquisition Awards are as follows:

    Army Life Cycle Logistician of the Year Award
    Kenneth W. Virgil, U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Activity

    ASA(ALT) Contracting Noncommissioned Officer Award for Contracting Excellence (tie)
    Master Sgt. Andrea Dailey, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Hood
    and
    Sgt. 1st Class Tracy A. Drowne, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation

    Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Continuous Performance Improvement Award
    Streamlining Special Operations Forces Program Management Lean Six Sigma Project, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation

    Director, Acquisition Career Management Award
    Mr. Robert T. Kowalski, Program Executive Office Ammunition, Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems

     

    2013 Secretary of the Army Acquisition Director, Project Manager, and Product Manager of the Year Awards

    Acquisition Director of the Year at the Lieutenant Colonel Level
    Lt. Col. Maria Schneider, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Belvoir

    Product Manager of the Year
    Lt. Col. Steven Clark, Product Manager MH-60 SOF Aircraft, U.S. Special Operations Aviation Command

    Acquisition Director of the Year at the Colonel Level
    Col. James Winbush Jr., White Sands Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command

    Project Manager of the Year
    Col. Patrick Mason, Project Manager Technology Applications Program Office, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command

     

    2013 Army Acquisition Excellence Awards

    Individual Sustained Achievement Award
    Lt. Col. Raymond Morgan III, director of operations, Defense Contract Management Agency, Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale Contract Management Office

    Equipping and Sustaining Our Soldier’s Systems Award
    Stryker Double-V Hull Army Test and Evaluation Integrated Program Team, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Program Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center

    Information Enabled Army Award
    U.S. Special Operations Command Global Video Surveillance Activity Team, Program Executive Office-Special Operations Forces Warrior

    Transforming the Way We Do Business Award
    CH47 Chinook Multiyear II Evaluation Team, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Redstone
     


     

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