CRANE, Ind. -- Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee Randall Burcham received the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Materiel Command Personnel of the Year for 2012.
Burcham is one of ten AMC employees chosen for the honor. Military and civilians, under the General Officer and Senior Executive Service rank, are considered from AMC's approximately 70,000 employees.
"Randall's a strong and dependable asset to our manufacturing organization," according to Burcham's supervisor, CAAA Manufacturing and Engineering Director Scott Haraburda. "As an excellent leader, he's earned the support, confidence, and respect of everyone within the ammunition demilitarization community. I can't think of anyone more worthy of this honor."
Only those who have significantly contributed to AMC's mission and overarching goals and objectives for the year are honored. Nominees are judged on how their initiatives measurably improve their work environment and AMC's mission, how they motivate and inspire fellow employees to improve or increase the quality of their own work, and how well they are viewed by peers, subordinates, and supervisors.
The award, according to Burcham, is a reflection not just of his dedication and work ethic, but of the entire command. He said, "This should be considered an Activity-wide award. One person accomplishes little without the support of a large team."
Burcham, a program manager for Demilitarization Operations at CAAA, was recognized because of his work in managing this program. Among the highlights of his efforts, he managed the execution of 11,955 tons of conventional ammunition demilitarization during Fiscal Year 2012. This exceeded the planned amount by 5,660 tons and almost doubling the rate and freeing up valuable ammunition storage space.
This annual award is presented in honor of Louis Dellamonica, a general engineer who worked at the Hawthorne Army Depot for 65 years. His career exemplifies integrity, innovation, leadership, and outstanding dedication to AMC's mission.
CAAA was established in Oct. 1977 and is a subordinate of the Joint Munitions Command. The Army activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components.