TRADOC commanding general recognizes Fort Lee fleet management program
November 8, 2012
By Amy Perry
FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- The Fort Lee Fleet Management Expansion program received kudos from the Training and Doctrine Command during a presentation here Nov. 1.
Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, presented Tony Brunson, the TACOM support officer for Fort Lee, Fort A.P. Hill and Joint-Base Langley-Eustis, with a certificate of appreciation for the FMX's premier field-level maintenance support provided to CASCOM schools in its responsibility, said Albert Cruz, CASCOM G-4 Logistics Division.
"Brunson has led and managed the FMX-Lee team," said Cruz. "He continues to initiate maintenance management programs that streamline field level maintenance tasks as well as provide customer service that is second to none."
THE FMX team maintains the training equipment fleet. It also provides Fort Lee responsive, reliable and uninterrupted logistical support to CASCOM training fleets and ensures the availability of training equipment to meet CASCOM's training load, said Cruz. Additionally, it affords the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation Schools the ability to train Soldiers while the FMX-Lee Team conducts field level maintenance support.
According to the certificate of appreciation, the FMX-Lee Team is considered the best in TRADOC.
"Excellence is what we seek in this profession, and to be recognized across our installations as clearly the best says (a lot) about what it takes to come in and do this job," said Cone. "I really appreciate it."
Brunson said he appreciated the recognition and attributed it to his team.
"It's a true honor to represent the FMX organization in support of our partnership with TRADOC," said Brunson. "The certificate of appreciation resulted from our dedicated efforts in providing the support services necessary to ensure 100 percent of their training mission does not miss a beat."
In fiscal 2012, the FMX-Lee team increased the overall readiness of CASCOM's training and critical fleets of equipment from a 94 percent to a 97 percent state of readiness, said Brunson.
"Our organization's ability to optimize resources while maintaining standards also has allowed us to reduce and avoid over a million dollars in contracting labor and class IX repair parts costs to TRADOC," he continued. "Another contributor and benefit of our FMX program for our TRADOC partners has been our implementation of the equipment low usage program. This program has permitted training equipment to be readily available for the training event with less time in shop for scheduled maintenance."
Cruz -- who nominated the team for this recognition -- said it was well-deserved.
"The Fort Lee FMX Program continues to lead the way in managing and performing field level maintenance which has resulted in increased equipment readiness," he said.