Federal Executive Board honors SDDC employees
May 19, 2011
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command members were recognized by the Greater Saint Louis Federal Executive Board with one team and four individual awards during an honorary breakfast May 5.
SDDC award winners are the Defense Transportation Tracking System team; Vonda Lewis, of the Strategy, Plans, Policy and Programs division; and Dave Longhorn, Bryan Douglass and John Wicinski of Transportation Engineering Agency.
According to the nomination package, DTTS won a team award for exceptional teamwork in executing their highly critical 24/7 mission. DTTS has responsibility for monitoring the safety and security of the Department of Defense Arms Ammunition and Explosives moving via commercial means while in transit, and acts as the central tracking site for DOD.
"This team works together seamlessly, handling issues across multiple shifts and sometimes throughout multiple days, without skipping a beat," said Dan Bradley, program manager for DTTS.
Bradley expressed his pride for the DTTS team saying they are a small group of dedicated individuals with a high level of skill and responsibility.
"It's nice to be publicly recognized for the depth and scope of what we do, and in the company of larger DOD agencies and civilian organizations," he said.
The award winning DTTS team includes Dan Bradley, Bill Maham, Annvetta Barnett-Hansen, David Miller, Debbie Jackson, Almetea Moore, Debbie Jackson-Boock, Geraline Gross, Kenneth Thibodeau, Richard McLean, Margret Meade, Kent Curlee, Charlene Delozier, Salomon Lujan, Kevin Turner, Terri Kruse, Debra Collier, Rogers Lavender, Gergory Hartl, Marty Calkins, and Scott Flamm.
During the breakfast, SDDC individual award winners were recognized for their volunteer, professional and community service work.
Lewis received the Vanguard award for her volunteer work in helping with the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC was successful in raising $3,250,000 in the Gateway region last fall.
Longhorn received a Community Service (Level II) award. Ten years ago, in honor of his mother, Longhorn founded a scholarship that has helped deserving high school students attend college.
Douglass received a Professional (Level I) award for developing a transportation methodology modeling tool that streamlined the process for conducting a comparative analysis of unit/s equipment.
Wicinski received the Professional (Level II) award for his support of the global access strategy for U.S. Transportation Command.
Each year, the Greater Saint Louis Federal Executive Board honors men and women in the Gateway region who serve our nation as government employees. The Excellence in Government awards program recognizes organizations, teams and individuals whose service in the workplace or community has been superlative.