SDDC transporter named best in Army for 2008
August 4, 2009
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Aug. 4, 2009 - Gordon Lowe, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's detachment chief with the 836th Transportation Battalion Guam, received the Department of Army's Transportation Civilian of the year for 2008 award during a ceremony at Ft. Eustis, Va., July 31.
The award was presented by Brig. Gen. Brian R. Layer, chief of transportation and commandant of the U.S. Army Transportation School.
Lowe was recognized for his planning and coordination efforts at the Port Authority of Guam for future reception of thousands of military personnel and their professional and personal goods.
He achieved a myriad of accomplishments to include exceeding the Department of Defense surface movement standard by ensuring 100 percent required delivery dates were met and property accountability was maintained.
Other accomplishments he was recognized for include achieving 100 percent writing and attaching Radio Frequency Identification tags to Joint Chiefs of Staff exercise deployment shipments and unit movement cargo; exceeding the Department of the Army documentation standard with 100 percent of surface cargo booked and documented according to guidelines; and achieved a 99.6 percent Vehicle Processing Center customer satisfaction rate.
Lowe also developed an initiative that ensures all military related cargo, including military construction cargo, moves to Guam in the Defense Tracking System under SDDC ocean transportation contracts. This action allows SDDC to ensure customers receive the highest level of ocean transportation services.
The 836th Transportation Battalion Guam is aligned under SDDC's 599th Transportation Terminal Group.
SDDC headquarters is located at Scott Air Force Base and its mission is to provide global surface deployment and distribution services to meet the nation's objectives.