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Julie Seaba of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Contracting Center receives the National Defense Industrial Association Contracting Officer of the Year award from Nancy Small, director of Army Materiel Command's Small Business Office, and Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of AMC.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Julie Seaba, a Rock Island Contracting Center employee, is one of five persons honored by the National Defense Industrial Association at its 14th annual small business conference held in conjunction with Army Materiel Command Nov. 17-18 in McLean, Va.

An Ammunition Division team leader, Seaba is the first to be named Contracting Officer of the Year by NDIA, which expanded its recognition program this year by adding four new honors to its existing Small Business Specialist of the Year award.

Seaba's team has purchased more than $700 million in 40mm ammunition using small business and 8A set-asides.

While unexpected, the award is nonetheless greatly appreciated.

"It's a great honor that came as a surprise," Seaba said. She credits her team, which "does the tough work day in and day out."

Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of AMC and Nancy Small, director of AMC's Office of Small Business Programs presented the awards.

The conference was a big success, said Tony Hodge, AMC's Small Business Office program manager.

"We highlighted that small business is really big business," said Hodge.


Other honorees include:

Robert Schrader of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command, Small Business Specialist of the Year;

Scott Dennis of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command, Project Manager of the Year;

Tracy Mitchell of the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command, Product Manager of the Year;

Suzanne Weeks of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Small Business Innovation Research Program Coordinator of the Year.

The conference was a big success, reflected Tony Hodge, AMC's Small Business Office program manager.

"We highlighted that small business is really big business," said Hodge.

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