FORT BELVOIR, Va.--The Secretary of the Army has announced its FY16 Awards for Excellence in Contracting, honoring Army contracting organizations and individuals who've exemplified excellence in productivity, process improvement and quality enhancement.The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) -- Rock Island, Illinois, netted three awards: an individual honor for outstanding contract specialist and group awards for contingency contracting and systems, research and development, logistics support (sustainment) contracting.More than 60 nominations were received for the FY16 awards, which span 13 honors in three categories. Mary P. Hernandez, ACC-Warren, Michigan, was named Contracting Professional of the Year, and Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Girard was named Contracting Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. He's with the 918th Contracting Battalion, Mission & Installation Contracting Command-Fort Carson.For more information on the awards, go to The full list of honorees follows.BARBARA C. HEALD -- DEPLOYED CIVILIAN -- Natanielle L. Little, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Afghanistan District, Bagram, AfghanistanOUTSTANDING CONTRACT SPECIALIST/PROCUREMENT ANALYST: -- Michal DeBisschop, Army Contracting Command (ACC) -- Rock Island, IllinoisEXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF THE ABILITY ONE PROGRAM: -- Guy Hunneyman and Evangelina C. Tillyros, ACC-New JerseyCONTRACTING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: -- Mary P. Hernandez, ACC-Warren, MichiganCONTRACTING NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (NCO) OF THE YEAR: -- Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Girard, 918th Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contracting Command -- Fort Carson, ColoradoOUTSTANDING CONTRACTING OFFICER AWARDSINSTALLATION LEVEL/DIRECTORATES OF CONTRACTING: -- Laquita L. Mox, ACC-Redstone, AlabamaSYSTEMS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT (SUSTAINMENT) CONTRACTING: -- Ercilia Del Orbe, ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground, MarylandSPECIALIZED SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING: -- Oksana A. Joye, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, HuntsvilleCONTINGENCY CONTRACTING: -- Maj. Timothy G. Godwin, 900th Contracting BattalionOUTSTANDING UNIT/TEAM AWARDSINSTALLATION LEVEL CONTRACTING OFFICE / DIRECTORATES OF CONTRACTING: -- Contracting Support Plans and Operations Division, 414th Contracting Support BrigadeSYSTEMS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT (SUSTAINMENT) CONTRACTING: -- Information Technology Division, Branch D, ACC-Rock IslandSPECIALIZED SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING: -- Mosul Dam Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, PARC Winchester, VirginiaCONTINGENCY CONTRACTING: -- Field Support Directorate, ACC-Rock Island