By Amy Perry, Fort Lee Public AffairsMay 28, 2009
FORT LEE, Va. (May 28, 2009) -- A member of Team Lee earned the coveted title of Transportation Corps Civilian of the Year for the Training and Doctrine Command.
Arnold "Buck" Shaw, a training specialist for the Combined Arms Support Command, was presented the award by Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, in a ceremony May 20 at the 1st Logistical War Memorial, beside the Sustainment Center of Excellence.
"I'm deeply honored and frankly, deeply overwhelmed, to receive this award," said Arnold. "This is something beyond anything I have considered for myself."
Shaw has served as a transportation training specialist since 1999, and his efforts in the development of training products have greatly increased knowledge and skills and saved the lives of countless Soldiers in combat, said Chambers, during the presentation.
In 2008, Shaw was credited with revising and redesigning the Convoy Survivability Training Support Package, integrating counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare training into basic combat training, revising and developing an improved convoy live-fire exercise and developing many training programs to support Soldiers, according to his award package. He was also responsible for developing the Basic Officer Leadership Course II's Convoy Training Support Package, coordinating CASCOM's participation in the Sniper Defeat Integrated Capabilities Development Team and creating a distributed learning product for the Captain's Career Course Phase III.
In addition, he coordinated with deploying units and capabilities integration teams to ensure they were trained correctly and had all the assistance they needed. He also modified convoy training materials for distribution to foreign governments.
Shaw is also active within his community. He served as the pit crew leader for the Thomas Dale High School Marching Band in Chester. He is a Civil War re-enactor and living historian, and strongly advocates the historical application in learning.
Chambers said Shaw's contributions within the Army and within his community are the reasons he earned the award, and he was pleased to be able to present it to him.
"It's a big day for the logistics community, but it's also a big day for the transportation community to see Buck recognized for his work," said Chambers. "I'm glad to have the opportunity to recognize the achievements of Buck Shaw, and express my appreciation for his extraordinary service to CASCOM, our Army, and, especially, our Soldiers."