FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School received recognition for exceptional supply, maintenance and logistical readiness on October 22, in Heritage Auditorium of the USASOC headquarters building.
The 2014 Combined Logistic Excellence Awards ceremony recognizes the best logisticians within USASOC.
The purpose of the CLEA program is to enhance the logistical readiness and effectiveness of USASOC organizations. The Army's CLEA program consists of the Army's Awards for Maintenance Excellence (AAME), the Supply Excellence Award (SEA) and the Deployment Excellence Award (DEA) programs.
The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at USAJFKSWCS won the User Level Supply I (B) TDA award, Special Warfare Medical Group (Airborne) won the Parent Level S-4 III (B) TDA award and USAJFKSWCS won the Property Book Level II (B) for outstanding supply and logistics accountability.
Maintaining accountability of equipment is daily routine in the Army and that routine has shown through year after year.
"USAJFKSWCS Property Book Office, the SWMG S4 Section, and the USAJFKSWCS NCO Academy Supply Room all competed and won in their respective categories in 2013," said Lt. Col. Kenneth W. Wical, the ACS G4. "The USAJFKSWCS Property Book Office earned the USASOC-level title in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and placed number two at the All-Army level of the competition in 2011. In 2013, the USAJFKSWCS Property Book Office placed number one in its category in the All-Army competition."
A unit receiving high accolades for their continuous duty and performance sets a higher standard across the Army.
"The Supply Excellence award is a representation of the high standards instilled by the USAJFKSWCS Property Book Office to the subordinate units and importance of command supply discipline," said Staff Sgt. Amelia J. Clayton, the SWMG S4. "Logisticians at the PBO level and at the unit level are who take huge part in facilitating and staffing the training at USAJFKSWCS. Logisticians make the training happen, - whether it be Class I to feed you while you are in the field, Class V to provide you Ammo at the range, or Class VII to train our soldiers with the latest weapons and other equipment."
Col. Martin S. Wagner, the United States Army Special Operations Command deputy chief of staff G4 and host of the awards ceremony, congratulated all of the awardees and noted their performance that shows efficiency and stewardship in resource management.
The CLEA highlights the importance of Command Supply Discipline and represents the units who achieve excellence.