By Nikki Ficken, AMRDEC Public AffairsJune 7, 2017
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Cathryn Schartung-Doud is a chemical and environmental engineer, and the environmental health lead, at the U.S. Army Aviation, Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center. She manages the Hazardous Materials Management Program, the Air Emissions Program, and the Environmental Health Program. These programs involve ensuring all hazardous materials are stored, tracked and properly labeled with the corresponding Safety Data Sheet.
She ensures personnel working with hazardous materials are trained in Hazard Communication, the air emission data is submitted annually and any environmental health concerns are investigated and fixed to ensure a safe and healthly workplace for AMRDEC employees.
"I love my job because not only do I get to work with many wonderful people around all of AMRDEC, but I also get to work to keep people and the environment safe and healthy," Schartung-Doud said.
"I also love working for the Army because I grew up in a military family and this is my own small way of giving back to our country and those who give so much to protect this country."
Schartung-Doud assists with environmental compliance to reduce fines, increase the safety and health of people and improve the environment.
"I work to ensure a healthful working environment for AMRDEC employees. Without healthy employees AMRDEC as a whole would not be able to meet the U.S. Army's No. 1 priority of readiness."
Schartung-Doud received a Chemical Engineering degree with an Environmental Specialization and a Minor in Italian at Auburn University. She is currently working on a Master's degree in Environmental Management.
In 2015, she was awarded Employee of the Month for her work on the AMRDEC Safety, Health and Wellness Day. She is a member of the Junior League of Huntsville and her favorite hobbies include reading, scuba diving and traveling.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities for decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the Joint Warfighter and the Nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.