Columbia, Md. resident recognized by Army research center
June 26, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A Columbia resident was named employee of the year by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 19.
Javier Inclan was recognized in the administrative management, junior team lead category for his duties as the principle logistics movement officer for all CERDEC Base Realignment and Closure activities that moved CERDEC from Fort Monmouth, N.J. to APG. He created the CERDEC BRAC Pull Team which managed the reception of all CERDEC personnel and equipment.
He supervised the successful movement, relocation and reconstruction of 71 technical laboratories and sophisticated engineering and support equipment. "He made tremendous contributions which resulted in uninterrupted support to the battlefield," said Jill Smith, director, CERDEC.
Inclan provided oversight for all CERDEC space in the new construction at APG. He also ensured the timely and orderly movement of all lab equipment as well as administrative equipment into laboratories and office spaces, respectively. He dealt with construction schedule issues and assisted in managing critical schedule conflicts between building availability and pre-planned logistics moves.
"I am motivated by the CERDEC mission. Our organization is involved in the research and development of communications and other electronics systems that are used by our soldiers; these systems allow them to do their jobs better than anyone else and keep them safe while doing so," said Inclan. "Therefore, we need to make sure our engineers and scientists have state-of-the-art laboratories and a safe and functional work environment that will allow them to perform their respective missions."
Inclan cites his father as a role model who "always taught me to be respectful of everyone at work, regardless of position, rank, or anything else," and his fellow employees for their support "because the success of any project is attributable to the hard work and dedication of the entire team managing it--not any one individual."