Graduates Of The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course
Graduates of the four-week Lean Six Sigma black belt course gather after Friday’s ceremony.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They are trained and ready to improve processes throughout Team Redstone. Fourteen workers completed a four-week course Friday in Lean Six Sigma black belt.

“We have got to be in the business of changing the mindset of people " all the people " that there are better ways to do things,” Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, said. “We have got to find out how to do it better, faster and with less resources.”

He presented completion certificates in a morning ceremony in his conference room. The four-week course was conducted by the AMCOM Office of Continuous Improvement.

The graduates included Cathy Miller-Robinson, an engineer in the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, who is the third person in Army history to be certified as a black belt. She earned the certification by finishing her project on process improvement.

“I feel honored to have been able to achieve something like that,” she said. “It’s a great achievement.”

Leafus Thomas, a logistics management specialist in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office, said the course covered a lot of information.

“It was very informative, learned a lot of analytical skills,” he said. “All in all I thought it was of benefit to the organization.”

The graduates included Miller-Robinson, Thomas, Lakeisha Buckner of Army Materiel Command, Deborah Edwards of Competition Management Office, Marian Guidry of Resource Management, Kimberly Kinsner of Integrated Materiel Management Center, Paul Lawson of IMMC, Nathan Parks of AMC, Mark Russell of AMRDEC, Michael Schneider of Army Contracting Command, Rebecca Shelton of Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, Paul Smith of TMDE Activity, Lisa White of Office of Continuous Improvement and Marcella Reynolds of AMC.

The instructors were Johnnie Bradt of the Office of Continuous Improvement and John Pelzel from Defense Ammo Center in McAlester, Okla.

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