Top officer addresses SMDC work force
January 15, 2014
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's top leader addressed the workforce in dual town halls.
Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, SMDC, hosted the town halls for the command's workforce consecutively at headquarters on Redstone Arsenal and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Jan. 14 and 15.
During the town halls, the command's newest inductees into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club were announced. They are: Staff Sgt. Kyle Behrens, 53rd Signal Battalion; Staff Sgt. Patricia Young, 100th Missile Defense Brigade; Sgt. Kyler Colgrove, 53rd Signal Battalion; and Sgt. Jason Schlagel, 49th Missile Defense Battalion.
Also presented during the town halls were the command's 2013 Civilians of the Year. They are: Sharon Bobst, Technical Center, Support Staff; Gisele Wilson, Technical Center, Management; and Dr. Larry Altgilbers, Technical Center, Professional/Technical.
A number of other awards were presented. They are: Shanmukhan V. Chiyyarath, 30 years of service; Raymond Steele, 30 years of service; Daniel Hannan, 30 years of service; Joyce Lenoir, Superior Civilian Service Award; Donna Kleefisch, Commander's Award for Civilian Service; Kelly Dimitri, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Valerie Calhoun, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Sgt. 1st Class William Rounds, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Chaplain (Col.) Jack Shedd, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Gordon Keene Jr., Certificate of Achievement for Patriotic Civilian Service; Diane Barker, three-star note; Dorothy Fitzpatrick, three-star note; Dennis Shirah, three-star note; Charles Cagle, three-star note; Jack Miller, three-star note; Matthew Eckert, three-star note; and Thomas Potter, three-star note.