By Elizabeth Behring (AMC)September 6, 2018
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An Army Materiel Command director, whose nearly 30 years of government service began with a job as a supply clerk, was promoted to the Senior Executive Service during an Aug. 27 appointment ceremony at AMC headquarters.
Reneé Mosher, who was honored at a ceremony hosted by AMC Commander Gen. Gus Perna, assumed her current role as director of AMC's Logistics Integration Directorate July 22. She is responsible for supply chain management of secondary item parts supporting all Army materiel requirements, and is accountable for a budget of $10 billion and a workforce comprised of 140 Department of the Army Civilians and Soldiers.
Addressing the packed Villar Training Room, Perna thanked the Mosher family and said they are no stranger to sacrifice in support of their country. Mosher's storied career began in 1989 as a General Schedule 3 in Heilbronn, Germany, where she ordered publications for Soldiers. Her spouse, Steve, retired as an Army helicopter pilot and is now the Cost and Integration Division Chief in AMC's G-8.
Perna also paid tribute to the Moshers' daughters and son-in-law, as well as her sister-in-law and good friends, most of whom traveled out of state for the ceremony.
"Two hundred forty eight thousand government employees go to work every day around the world. We're about to pin the 299th Army SES today. We couldn't do it without them. Generals come and go--it's the SESs who carry this organization forward," Perna said.
"There is a significant leap to being a part of the total group to being responsible for solving problems, understanding the root cause, developing strategy, harnessing resources and managing the time and bringing it all together like a magnificent orchestra. This is what SESs are responsible for," Perna said.
As a military spouse, Mosher has worked for the Army in Europe, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and at the Pentagon, running the logistics gamut as a budget assistant, logistician and other positions. In 2005. Mosher took a job in supply chain management with the Army G-4 and, in 2007, she became the director of Materiel Management Division at AMC, where she had oversight of the Lead Materiel Integration and Equipping Branch, Readiness Branch, Logistics Readiness Centers and Fleet Management Expansion, Asset Management and Distribution, and Chemical Biological. She then worked at AMCOM ALC from 2016-2018.
Prior to returning to AMC, Mosher was the acting executive director of the Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Center, where she was in three different positions during her two years there, including executive director of the ALC through a Senior Enterprise Talent Management program placement.
"These are amazing times. The processes and attention we are focusing on modernization, materiel management and support to the Warfighter is revolutionary," Mosher said. "We are radically changing long-established structures, processes and paradigms, and I am truly excited to be part of the Army's senior leadership corps and at the forefront of these changes as we strive to build a better Army."
Mosher credits mentors and leaders for shaping and developing her career over the years, specifically naming retired Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, who retired after 38 years of service as the AMC deputy commanding general in 2011.
"Throughout my career, I have been extremely fortunate having many amazing mentors and bosses," Mosher continued. "For me, working as an Army Civilian has never been just a job--it has always been a passion. It is that passion, and the desire to lead and influence, that has driven each of my career choices and led me here today. It's with the support of everyone in this room that I embark on this mission as a member of the senior leadership corps."
Mosher said her vocation as a logistician has been inspired by the Army's customer--the Soldiers in the field who depend on AMC to provide the equipment and other materiel that enable them to succeed at their mission.
"Throughout the years, there have been setbacks and disappointments along with the accolades and awards, but the one thing I have always done was to try, to the best of my ability, to consistently do my job with the passion, dedication and professionalism as if someone's life depends on it, because it does," Mosher said.