FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz., - The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) welcomed the newest Senior Executive Service member to join the command during a ceremony in front of the NETCOM headquarters, here, Sept. 6.
Dovarius Peoples, who arrived at the historic Army post of Fort Huachuca in July, was officially welcomed to the command by the NETCOM Commanding General, Maj. Gen. John Baker, during the day's ceremony. Peoples' position is three-fold. He is the Deputy to the Commanding General, the command's Senior Technical Director, and the Chief Engineer for the global command.
"Mr. Peoples' has the knowledge, ability and integrity to do well in this assignment," said Baker. "His hard work, sacrifice and commitment to excellence is well respected in the Cyber community.
"Dovarius is dedicated to making the system work and making it work better," added Baker. "His devotion to the nation and willingness to serve set him apart, and are principles that will serve him well in this assignment."
NETCOM, is a global command with responsibility for operating, maintaining and defending the Army portion of the Department of Defense Information Network.
"As NETCOM's SES, he has oversight of over 15,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel located in every theater, in 20 countries around the world, with an annual budget in excess of $1.4 billion," said Baker."
Peoples' duties as the command's highest ranking senior civilian has a direct impact on the health, training and well-being of the entire NETCOM civilian workforce, said Baker.
"The Senior Executive Service leads America's workforce," said Baker. "They are the keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and were established to ensure that the executive management of the government of the United States is responsible to the needs, policies, and goals of the nation and otherwise is of the highest quality.
"These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective on government and a public service commitment that is grounded in the Constitution," Baker emphasized.
When he took the podium to speak, Peoples went straight to the heart of the command, the people. "To the NETCOM team, one of the things that I think we forget sometimes is to say thank you, I just wanted to say thank you to those who serve and work hard every day here at NETCOM, who have done this before me, because I'm just carrying the torch to move this forward and build on the good things that have already been done."
Peoples continued by acknowledging the sacrifices made by workforce. "Each of you have made a sacrifice with the work that you do putting in the long hours within the command doing the great work that you do, and I want to assure you those things have not gone unnoticed, and I am grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the NETCOM family as we continue to move the legacy forward."