Two Joint Munitions Command employees awarded Louis Dellamonica Award
December 19, 2012
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Achieving excellence in their day-to-day jobs has earned two Joint Munitions Command employees a noteworthy commendation.
James Scott, industrial engineer, and Bryan Arensdorff, quality assurance specialist, received the Louis Dellamonica Award presented to U.S. Army Materiel Command Personnel of the Year.
The award -- presented to both gentlemen at the Dec. 4 JMC town hall -- covered the time period of 2011.
The Louis Dellamonica Award is named after a former JMC employee who worked for the federal government for more than 65 years -- the majority of them at Hawthorne Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nev., a JMC subordinate command.
AMC awarded Scott for his efforts as project lead in relocating the Deep Drawn Cartridge Case Line from Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant, Riverbank, Calif., to Rock Island Arsenal, as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Committee decision. The $118 million project included a redesigned warehouse to house the new facility.
Scott has 31 years of federal service.
"It is a great honor to be selected for this very special AMC award. The action of moving the cartridge case capability from Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant to Rock Island Arsenal was AMC's highest BRAC priority and could not have been accomplished without the excellent government engineers involved," Scott said. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank JaMarlon Figgs, JMC, Alan Parris, ARDEC, Angela Janssen, (Army ) Corps of Engineers and Tom Karnish, (Army) Corps of Engineers, for their dedication and excellent work throughout the effort."
AMC awarded Arensdorff for his work in continuous improvement and improving JMC's government-owned, government-operated facilities. Specifically, he used his Lean Six Sigma green belt training to acquire a more balanced workload for the command's production quality managers. He also developed a knowledge-retention smart book in response to recent retirements and transferred positions in his area.
Arensdorff, an eight-year federal employee, also expressed his gratefulness for the award.
"I am very honored to be recognized with the Louis Dellamonica Award," he said. "Receiving an award named after Mr. Dellamonica and his dedicated service is quite humbling. The characteristics exhibited by Mr. Dellamonica in his committed career truly set an example for all of AMC. Thank you to all of my co-workers at the Joint Munitions Command. Without a team effort, success is not possible. Most importantly, I would like to thank my wife, Abby, for all of the support she has given me."
Previous winners from JMC include: James Yenney (2010), Col. Christopher Day and Thomas Buechler (2009); Rodger Allison, Don Evans, Reginald Smith, Sr., Ray Montoya, and Joseph Haupert (2007); Daniel Brown, Thomas Enricco, and Clifton Tolbert (2006) and Mark Haring (2002).
AMC is the higher headquarters from JMC, and is located at Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Ala.
From its headquarters in Rock Island, Ill., JMC operates a nationwide network of conventional ammunition manufacturing plants and storage depots, and provides on-site ammunition experts to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed. JMC's customers are U.S. forces of all military services, other U.S. Government agencies, and allied nations.