Community Services earns 3rd accreditation
July 28, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.
The certificate, signed by Col. Brick Miller, commander of the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, means that the center exceeded standards in the small (500 military or less) installation category.
ACS accreditation is a U. S. Army process for recognizing ACS centers and Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) and Army Family Team Building (AFTB) programs that have a high level of performance, integrity and quality. Tobyhanna's programs met or exceeded the standards by which all installations throughout the Installation Management Agency's (IMA) ACS centers are measured.
In 2003, Tobyhanna was the first in the U. S. Army Materiel Command to receive accreditation in the fledgling program. Accreditation inspections are completed every three years.
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 5,600 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.