CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Maj. Gen. Edward Daly, senior commander, Rock Island Arsenal and commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presented the commander's coin for excellence to Bobby White, brigade logistics support representative, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, for earning the 2016 Linda J. Villar Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year Award, Friday at Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea.
The annual award was created in honor of Linda Villar, 41, who was the first U.S. Army Material Command civilian killed in Iraq following a mortar attack on June 3, 2005. She was the acting chief of the 3rd Infantry Division Logistics Support Element, and she had 24 years of federal civilian service.
Nominees must have: demonstrated outstanding logistical support that increased Army readiness, contributed to operational improvements (for example: found cost savings or wrote technical manuals), directly supported real-time contingency or training operations, and pursued self-improvement opportunities, according to the award criteria.
An award committee assesses one nomination from each of ASC's seven Army Field Support Brigades.
White currently works to support Soldiers deployed to the Republic of Korea.
White, a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, retired from the Army as a chief warrant officer three in 2006. He worked as a contractor for the federal government for three years when in 2010 he gained employment as a logistics management specialist in the civilian civil service. White has more than 25 years of federal service.