ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois - Brig. Gen. Paul Pardew, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, visited Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, March 31. While here he presented five employees with commander's coins or chips, recognizing the work they have done to support ECC.

Receiving Pardew's commander's coins were three procuring contracting officers: Brian Knutson, for deploying and providing expert contracting support to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; Sharla Rath, for her exceptional support to ECC ensuring timely execution of the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Afghanistan task order; and Lorrie Schmidt, for staff augmentation contracting support for U.S. Army Force, Central Command, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and Area Support Group-Kuwait.

Two contract specialists were presented commander's chips from Pardew: Jason Caulkins, for his work on transitioning the Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 EAGLE task order; and Anna Thissen, contract specialist, for Logistics Civil Augmentation Program contracting support.

Pardew was at the Rock Island Arsenal to attend the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Senior Leaders Forum, March 29-31.