Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DOD-EC) Jimmie Reid was awarded the NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Certificate of Wartime Service and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his service to the Area Support Group-Afghanistan (ASG-A) from 2017 to 2019 during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield , Jan. 11, 2019. The awards were presented by ASG-A Commander Col. Jacob Peterson.
Reid was assigned to ASG-A for two years through the DOD-EC Program, which deploys personnel to support military operations abroad. He was originally tasked as a container manager at Forward Operating Base Fenty, "but in response to emerging requirements to realign base life support efforts on Bagram Airfield, he volunteered to take on several leadership positions, including director of logistics, container manager, billeting manager, current operations officer and food service officer," according to Ray Fernandez, the director of ASG-A's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.
Reid returns to his position as a crane logistics management specialist with the Naval Sea Systems Command in Crane, Indiana. A U.S. Army veteran, Reid called the opportunity to serve again an honor. "It's rewarding to see your work and actions happening in real time to support the Warfighter," he said.
"His commitment to mission accomplishment epitomized the highest standards of our Department of Defense Civilian Expeditionary workforce and greatly contributed to the success of the ASG-A," said Fernandez.
The ASG-A provides base life support services for more than 35,000 personnel throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area Afghanistan.
Those personnel include U.S. military, DOD Civilian, Contractor and Coalition Forces contributing to Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support Train, Advise and Assist Mission.
ASG-A base life support services encompass everything from law enforcement and public works to billeting, food service and quality of life.