By Ms. Christine Irving (LMP)November 14, 2017
In August 2017, the Army Materiel Command (AMC) named Ms. Lisa DaPonte, Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) Functional Integration Branch Lead, as one of its 2016 Louis Dellamonica Award recipients for Outstanding Personnel of the Year. The Louis Dellamonica Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments that have significantly contributed to AMC's mission to develop and deliver materiel readiness solutions to U.S. warfighters.
AMC recognized Ms. DaPonte for her significant contributions in 2016 to LMP sustainment; providing support to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology's (ASA(ALT)) Total Package Fielding (TPF) Concept of Operations (CONOPS); and implementing the LMP Increment 2. For sustainment, she helped prioritize, workload, and execute hundreds of change requests to fix and enhance the system, as well as address audit readiness/compliance requirements to meet the Department of Defense (DoD) auditability mandate by Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17). Ms. DaPonte also provided critical inputs to assist the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Policy, and Logistics to publish the TPF CONOPS and played an integral role in completing the successful pilot program at Fort Bliss to "hand off" M88 Recovery Vehicles from LMP to Global Combat Support System -- Army (GCSS-Army) using the LMP TPF distribution process. To reach Increment 2 Full Fielding in May 2016, she provided critical support to the teams that cleansed and migrated over 7 million data records and completed more than 7,000 test cases. Additionally, she helped establish the functionality architecture to link Automatic Identification Technology to the LMP, which will reduce some ammunition plants' manual efforts, resulting in costs savings starting in FY16 at $4.85M and continuing annually at $9.7M (FY17-26).
Ms. DaPonte's knowledge of AMC business operations, understanding of LMP, and strong relationships with dozens of customer and partner organizations contributed to AMC's mission success in 2016 and earned her this prestigious recognition. Congratulations!