Presidential Rank Awards presented to four AMC professionals
June 28, 2012
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- June 28, 2012 -- Under Secretary of the Army the Honorable Joseph Westphal presents the 2011 Presidential Rank Awards to four Army Materiel Command professionals during an official ceremony at the Pentagon, Thursday.
Each year, the President recognizes and celebrates a small group of career Senior Executives and senior career employees with the Presidential Rank Award.
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commanding General attended as a sponsor for the AMC recipients. There were a total of twelve awards, but the following represent AMC.
Jeffery Parsons was honored for his contributions to Army Contracting Command received the Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award. Parsons served as the Principal Advisor to the Commanding General, AMC, on all contracting matters and as the AMC Career Program Manager for the Contracting and Acquisition Career Program.
As a trusted legal advisor to the four-star Commander, Deputy Commanders and senior staff,
Vincent Faggioli is a invaluable asset to the Department of the Army providing legal guidance regarding the Army Industrial Base and the Army acquisition infrastructure. Faggioli received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award.
Stephen Lee of The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command received the Meritorious Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award. Lee is the Chief Scientist at the U.S. Army Research Office, which is part of the Army Research Laboratory.
Teresa Gerton was honored for her contributions to AMC and awarded the Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award. Gerton ensured AMC's fiscal year 2012-2016 Program Objective Memorandum was built based on command capabilities instead of programs. This was the first time AMC mapped its capabilities to the Army Campaign Plan and Army Force Generation process. The highly effective model resulted in full resourcing of 414 civilian positions for AMC's contracting and distribution management, increased base funding by over two billion per year for enduring missions, and resulted in a nearly 300 percent increase in AMC's military construction program.
"I am honored to receive this award but I realize that for every award presented here there are 100 others just as deserving," said Faggioli prior to the ceremony.
Recipients of the award are strong leaders, professionals, and scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service.
After nomination by their agency's leader, the nominees endure a selection process, evaluated by boards comprised of private citizens, and finally approved by the President.