Spotlight on...Ruth Ann Smith
August 16, 2012
Serving our nation's war fighters for more than 40 years
Describe your current position:
I administer construction task orders under the Multiple Award Task Order Contract and the City of Aberdeen Water and Wastewater Contract. As a team leader, I train and mentor team members. This involves executing task orders, contracts and modifications.
Describe your professional/education background:
I have worked in contracting for more than 40 years. First, as a clerk typist followed by assignments as a procurement clerk, a purchasing agent, contract specialist, contract administrator and contracting officer. I have worked in every branch in the Tenant Contracting Division, ACC-APG.
My experience has ranged from services, technology, installation support and construction. I have an associate degree in business administration.
Where do you call home? Are you married? Do you have children/grandchildren/pets? What do you do in your spare time?
I live in Pylesville, Md., which is in Harford County. I have two grown children, Chris and Jennifer; one grandchild, Samuel, who is nine months old; and three cats.
In my spare time, I like to read, sew, crochet, knit, care for my pets and babysit Samuel. In fact, I am looking forward to retirement so that I can spend more time with Samuel.
How does your job support the Soldier?
I support war fighters by processing contracts to renovate and construct buildings on Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood, Md. Building upgrades and new building construction provide for a pleasant environment and living quarters for our war fighters when they return home from deployment. In addition, these buildings are utilized for research and development to provide our Soldiers with better equipment for the battlefield.