Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Lt. Gen. William Grisoli (not pictured), director, Army Office of Business Transformation, present the 2012 Enterprise Level Project Sponsor Award to U.S. Army Central, or USARCENT, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Jan. 10, 2013. Maj. Gen. Karen Ledoux and Brig. Gen. Thomas Horlander accepted the award for USARCENT. Their collective efforts resulted in effective leadership in change and risk management, which yielded a cost avoidance of more than $905 million. The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army approved the implementation of the Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award Program, July 31, 2008. The program is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to Lean Six Sigma initiatives, increase awareness of the program, promote process improvements, and ensure the dissemination of best practices/lessons learned throughout the U.S. Army.