• Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presents the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Edward G. Elgart, director, CECOM Life Cycle management Command, Acquisition Center, during the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial, March 18. Elgart received the award in part for his ability to acquire research, development, production and sustainment services for the Army, Joint Services and Coalition Forces.

    Recipients of Secretary of Army awards honored at memorial

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presents the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Edward G. Elgart, director, CECOM Life Cycle management Command, Acquisition Center, during the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony at the Women in...

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presents the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity to Spurgeon A. Moore, director, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints Review Directorate, during the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial, March 18.  Moore received the award in part because his leadership increased the quality and efficiency of the complaints program while enhancing communication and cooperation between all levels of the Army Equal Employment opportunity community.

    Recipients of Secretary of Army awards honored at memorial

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presents the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity to Spurgeon A. Moore, director, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints Review Directorate, during the 2008 Secretary of the...

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 18, 2009) -- The 17 recipients of the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards were honored March 18 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., director of the Army Staff and Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, assisted Secretary of the Army Pete Geren in presenting the awards.

"All the award recipients here this morning represent the proud Army tradition of selfless service, of answering the call of something greater than yourself," said Geren. "When we honor our recipients today, we are honoring all the men and women they work with on a daily basis. Your accomplishments are second only to your motivation, we thank you very much for what you have done."

Award winners included:

• Outstanding Achievement as an Equal Employment Opportunity Professional: Renita W. McNeill, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington, N.C.

• Outstanding Achievement as an EEO Manager: Maj. Gen. Robert Radin, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill.

• Outstanding Achievement as an EEO Manager: Spurgeon A. Moore, director of the Equal Opportunity Compliance and Review Directorate in Arlington, Va.

• Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization: Garfield W. Boon Jr., Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala.

• Secretary of the Army Editor of the Year: Marcus A. Cox, Installation Management Command - Europe.

• Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvements: Dwayne J. Viergutz, IMCOM-Europe.

• Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvements, Departmental: Diane E. Eidson of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

• Suggester of the Year Award, Civilian: David A. Sanchez, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas.

• Suggester of the Year Award, Military: Chief Warrand Officer 3 Jason A. Greegor, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Warren, Mich.

Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service:

• Edward G. Elgart, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J.

• Kevin M. Fahey, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat Systems, Warren, Mich.

• Krishna Ganta, deputy for Army Environmental Programs, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Washington, D.C.

• Phillip L. Hunt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

• Yolanda G. Lay, supervisory traffic management specialist, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Washington, D.C.

• Lee Thompson, executive director of teh Logistics Civil Augmentation Program known as LOGCAP and assistant deputy assistant secretary of the Army for policy and procurement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

• Claudia L. Tornblom, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works

• Michael J. VanRassen, supervisory program manager for Program Executive Office - Command, Control, Communications Tactical, Fort Monmouth, N.J.

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