By Ms. Susan L. FollettNovember 15, 2016
FT. BELVOIR, Va. (November 15, 2016) -- Three Army civilians and four organizations have garnered top acquisition honors from the DOD, earning 2016 Defense Acquisition Workforce Achievement Awards in individual and group categories as well as the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition and Should Cost and Innovation Awards.
"These awards were established to recognize individuals and teams that have demonstrated excellent performance in the acquisition of products and services for the Department of Defense," said Hon. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, announcing the winners on Nov. 14. "It is with great pride that we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of all our acquisition professionals and acknowledge those whose contributions represent the best of the best."
The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) was doubly honored, with ACC-Warren garnering silver honors in the Workforce Development Award -- Large Organization category and ACC-Rock Island's Sharon D. Valle receiving the Workforce Individual Achievement Award in Industrial Property.
Also doubly honored was the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Ammunition: Paul Manz received the Individual Achievement Award in Engineering, and its Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems team received the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award.
Rounding out the list of Army award winners are Jacki A. Garner, U.S. Army Europe, who received the Individual Achievement Award in Information Technology, and the Joint Program Office for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JPO JLTV), which received the 2016 Should Cost and Innovation Award. A joint program between the Army and the Marine Corps, JPO JLTV operates under PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS).
Also among the year's big winners was the U.S. Special Operations Command, which earned five individual awards and two team awards. The full list of award winners follows.
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
-- ACQUISITION IN AN EXPEDITIONARY ENVIRONMENT: Lt. Col. Bernie E. Beigh, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
-- AUDITING: Laura Michaels, Defense Contract Audit Agency
-- CONTACTING AND PROCUREMENT: Polly A. McCall, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command
-- COST ESTIMATING: Mary. M. Mertz, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness
-- EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT: Denise Kerby, Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
-- ENGINEERING: Paul Manz, Program Executive Office (PEO) for Ammunition, U.S. Army
-- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Denise Mallett, U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), U.S. Navy
-- INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY: Sharon D. Valle, U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) -- Rock Island, Illinois
-- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Jacki A. Garner, U.S. Army Europe
-- LIFE CYCLE LOGISTICS: Lt. Col. Kelly L. Polsgrove, U.S. Air Force Global Positioning Systems Directorate, U.S. Air Force
-- PRODUCTION, QUALITY AND MANUFACTURING: Capt. Joseph M. Tuite, U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command, U.S. Navy
-- PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Robert R. Hurd Jr., USSOCOM
-- REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT: Andrew Yee, USSOCOM
-- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGER: Matthew Meininger, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, U.S. Air Force
-- SERVICES ACQUISITION: Ashley M. Farrier, USSOCOM
-- SMALL BUSINESS: Christopher A. Harrington, USSOCOM
-- TEST AND EVALUATION: Scott Wilson, MDA
UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
-- Capt. John Bailey, NAVAIR, U.S. Navy
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNERS -- LARGE ORGANIZATION
-- GOLD: 431st Supply Chain Management Squadron; Tinker Air Force Base
-- SILVER: ACC -- Warren, Michigan, U.S. Army
-- BRONZE: Defense Contract Audit Agency; Fort Belvoir, Virginia
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNERS -- SMALL ORGANIZATION
-- GOLD: Resource Management Division; Contracting Directorate; Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Air Force Materiel Command; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
-- SILVER: Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Engineering Division; Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division-4.5.14
-- BRONZE: Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; USSOCOM
DAVID PACKARD EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION AWARD
-- Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems, PEO Ammunition, U.S. Army
-- Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 Team, U.S. Navy
-- Acquisition Rapid Response Light Tactical Vehicle Team, USSOCOM
SHOULD COST AND INNOVATION AWARD
-- Joint Program Office for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, PEO CS&CSS, U.S. Army/Marine Corps