by Angela Sanson
WASHINGTON (Dec.3, 2021)—Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, announced the winners of the 2021 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards on Nov. 18. The Army took home seven honors.
The annual awards, representing 24 separate categories, recognize individual and team accomplishments that support secretary of defense priorities through excellence in acquisition.
With the Army Acquisition Workforce making up nearly a quarter of the 186,000 Defense Acquisition Workforce civilians and military professionals, the seven Army award-winning teams and individuals are a testament to the professionalism and strength of the Army acquisition enterprise.
The Army winners came from six Defense Acquisition Workforce Award categories.
“We are extremely proud of these professionals and the work they do to develop, acquire and sustain preeminent capabilities for our warfighters,” Kausner said. “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners for their exemplary accomplishments.”
The following winners will officially receive their awards in a virtual ceremony on Dec. 15:
ARMY INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Production, Quality and Manufacturing
Mr. Terry Hirst, Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center
Lt. Col. John T. Nuckols, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND)
Science and Technology Manager
Dr. Kevin Wingerd, JPEO CBRND
ARMY FELXIBILITY IN CONTRACTING AWARD WINNER
ARMY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION AWARD WINNER (LARGE ORGANIZATION)
U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Software Engineering Center
ARMY DAVID PACKARD EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION AWARD WINNERS
Applied Cyber Technologies, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems
Operation Warp Speed and the JPEO CBRND Medical Repurposing team
To learn more about the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Awards, go to: https://asc.army.mil/web/acquisition-awards/.