By Ms. Jacqueline Boucher (U.S. Army CommunicationsElectronics Command (CECOM))October 9, 2018
Supervisors and coworkers have several opportunities each year to acknowledge the accomplishments of one's peers via the Tobyhanna Army Depot Incentive Awards Program.
Robert Adams, Production Management Directorate's Planning Branch chief, was named Supervisor of the Quarter for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. As a logistician he plays a crucial role in managing the supply and demand of the depot's products in relation to the customer's needs.
Adams would be the first to tell you that this award is the result of a lot of people doing the right things. He speaks highly of his team and their ability to support the warfighter.
"I am fortunate to work with so many dedicated people," he said. "Each of us has a vested interest in our armed forces and our job presents us with opportunities to make a difference."
Well versed in the field of logistics, Adams spends his time providing direction and technical support to team members who execute nearly 40,000 purchase actions annually. Branch personnel are also responsible for creating and maintaining an average of 12,000 material master records each year.
Furthermore, team members track more than 3,000 materials contained within the industrial product-support vendor (IPV) program. IPV materials are positioned at a number of point-of-use locations on the shop floor.
"Robert consistently leads the way in putting personnel and the mission first," said Michael Fisher, Materiel Management Division chief. "His team consistently identified and avoided the purchase of unneeded materials exceeding $80 million for fiscal year 2017."
Adams is proud of his role in developing plans, training others and implementing processes to better position materials to meet mission requirements on and off the installation.
"My time at Tobyhanna has introduced me to the most dynamic and, in some cases, the most unpredictable workload I have encountered during my 30 years in the logistics field," he said. "We are here for one reason, to support the warfighter in the most efficient and professional manner possible."
The supervisor of the quarter award identifies and rewards senior-level employees and leaders who, in the performance of their assigned duties, have established a pattern of excellence for the period during which the nominations are being solicited. The nominations may be submitted by co-workers, who worked with the nominee, directly or indirectly, with a minimum of at least four nominators or by an employee's supervisor.
Winners will receive a special parking space for the quarter, a $500 On-The-Spot Award and a plaque. Winning packages are automatically forwarded to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to compete in their respective categories. The C4ISR quarterly award winners receive the Department of the Army (DA) Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and CECOM quarterly award winners receive a DA Certificate of Achievement as well as their name on a Perpetual Plaque.