Marty Owen receives certificate of appreciation from TACOM
April 12, 2012
Marty Owen (left), who works for Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Biological and Chemical Defense, was recently recognized with a certificate of appreciation by the Tank-automotive and Armament Command-Life Cycle Management Command. Owen, who is a member of the Chemical Biological Equipment Repair Teams, specifically working with the M17, made a trip in February to TACOM headquarters in Warren, Mich. While at TACOM, Owen worked with ten Soldiers with the Jordanian Army on the usage and maintenance, and worked with the technical manual (via translator) of the M17 in a series of trainings. The M17 is a single piece unit used for decontaminating equipment and material exposed to nuclear, biological and chemical agents and can be used as a shower for personnel. Owen, who has worked at Pine Bluff Arsenal for four years, said that he showed the Soldiers from start to finish how to set up the M17 and run it in the field. James Reed, Mobile and Powered Systems Division chief (right), presented the certificate to Owen.