Crane Army employee named 46th Honorary QASAS
January 20, 2009
By Tom Peske
- Senior Wage Grade Supervisor Frank Dant was named the 46th person to be listed as an Honorary Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance).
CRANE, Ind. - Senior Wage Grade Supervisor Frank Dant recently joined a small but distinguished group when he was named the 46th person to be listed as an Honorary Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance).
CAAA Commander Col. Charles Kibben presented Dant with the award and the certificate of Honorary QASAS members Oct. 27. During the presentation Kibben praised Dant for his years of service in helping and guiding the QASAS program.
In the 88 years since its inception, the QASAS Career Program has provided special recognition to individuals for their dedicated support and contributions to the "The Program."
During the course of his 27-year surveillance career, Dant directly impacted, through mentoring, sharing of his vast knowledge and experience, teaching, and caring, the career development of hundreds of QASAS.
According to CAAA's Deputy Director of Depot Operations Jim Barton, "(Dant) has greatly impacted the surveillance mission; some of his work directly influencing JMC and local policy decisions, as well as the QASAS Career Program itself."
Barton, who nominated Dant for the award, also explained that Dant has gained respect and recognition throughout the ammunition community and across military services. "QASAS and soldiers continue to seek his guidance long after they leave CAAA and from all over the world. He has unquestioned loyalty to the QASAS Program and has even influenced people to enroll in the program."
CAAA was established in Oct. 1977 and is a tenant of the Navy Region Midwest, Naval Support Activity Crane. The Army activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components.