Idea to minimize expenses earns quarterly award
August 22, 2013
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- James Kaschak, maintenance worker, claims U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's (CECOM) Employee of the Quarter Award for the second quarter, junior category.
Kaschak earned accolades for helping minimize unnecessary expenses and lengthy delays that can occur during mission modernization projects in the Production Improvement and Innovation (PII) Directorate's Industrial Modernization Division.
Command-level officials also commended him for streamlining the transition of employees moving from one location to another. They remarked that Kaschak's work reconfiguring work spaces, clearing project areas, and relocating equipment and assets hit the mark. Kaschak is assigned to the Industrial Modernization Division.
He also serves as a volunteer firefighter to assist the depot force as needed in case of an emergency.
Award winners will receive a CECOM Certificate of Achievement and their name will be engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the CECOM headquarters building.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 3,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.