Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence
January 13, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.
Tompkins is a planner in the Production Management Directorate. His presentation was part of a briefing on the depot's Logistics Modernization Program/Master Production Schedule Shop Perspective in the Tactical Satellite section of the Tactical End Item Repair Facility. Also listening are, from left, Terry Edwards, AMC's chief information and technology officer, and Lane Collie, principal deputy, AMC Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
Pillsbury and the AMC officials, who included Ron Lewis, AMC's director of Enterprise Integration, and Maj. Richard Hall, aide-de-camp, were at the depot Jan. 7 and 8 for briefings about Tobyhanna's missions and tours of several facilities.
In addition to the Logistics Modernization Program, Pillsbury was briefed on programs such as the Depot Maintenance of the Future, computer aided engineering and the Lightweight Countermortar Radar simulator.
Pillsbury also participated in an awards ceremony for security personnel Edward Kilduff, Jesse Van Orden and Mario Gonzalez, the AMC Disabled Employee of the Year award to Laura Dumback, and the NATO Medal and Army Achievement Medal to Peter Marsicano. Dumback is a supply technician in the Production Management Directorate and Marsicano is an electronics mechanic in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate.
"There's nothing in the Department of Defense like Tobyhanna," Pillsbury commented at the awards ceremony. "Nobody does it better than you, nobody. You cannot judge the importance of your effort to the warfighter by the proximity to the shooting. You all touch the Soldier every day by your product."
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the DoD. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate 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. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center for ground communications and electronics.
About 5,700 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 CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., 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.