Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DOD-EC) Brett Stewart was awarded the NATO Medal, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Certificate of Wartime Service and the Global War on Terrorism Medal for his service to the Area Support Group-Afghanistan (ASG-A) from 2017 to 2019. The awards were presented by ASG Commander Col. Jacob Peterson.
Stewart was assigned to ASG-A on a yearlong deployment through the DOD-EC Program, which deploys personnel to support military operations. Stewart served as a production control specialist with the command's Directorate of Public Works.
He returns to his position as a production controller/scheduler with the 547 PMXS at Tinker Air Force Base.
He did yeoman's work for the ASG-A's base life support mission at a time of scarce personnel and resources. For a good part of his deployment, he carried out a large portion of oversight over the main base operations and maintenance contractor functions. He also implemented several improvements to work order system which has improved efficiency, process visibility, and cost savings. Stewart interacted daily with Warfighters seeking assistance with technical problems.
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 Civilians, 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.