The Aviation and Missile Command town hall April 30 in Bob Jones Auditorium brought together lifecycle management professionals from across the command for one purpose - recognition.

"Today is all about recognition," Bill Marriott, AMCOM executive director, said. "We are here to recognize some outstanding achievements by individuals and teams across AMCOM, to recognize the great work all of you do every day, and to recognize the challenges that lay ahead for our command.

"You have all stepped up to the challenges we face. You have increased outputs across the command. We are transforming how we do business to improve Army readiness. Keep up the great work."

And with that, Marriott transitioned to the award presentations.

Forty-five federal career service awards were presented to employees with up to 40 years of dedicated service. Additionally, Marriott presented awards, letters of appreciation, Commanding General and Senior Executive Service notes to dozens of individuals and teams at the start of the town hall. In all, there were 126 employees and Soldiers acknowledged for their service or achievements.

The AMCOM team then heard from and directed questions to Garrison Commander Col. Kelsey Smith on a wide range of topics. Smith addressed everything from Garrison's new bike policy to the procedures for opening gates every morning. He also covered some new and improved Morale, Welfare and Recreation opportunities for everyone on and around the Arsenal.

The AMCOM team received a brief description of the recently implemented Global Electronic Approval Routing System, also known as GEARS, the new and improved AMCOM public website, along with the recently launched Intranet site full of everything employees need to keep up-to-date with all things AMCOM.

The executive director wrapped up the town hall with the acknowledgment that AMCOM still faces challenges in providing timely equipment and parts to the warfighter.

"We are responsible for Army readiness," Marriott said. "The Army's supply chain fragility is still a key issue for our command and we continue to look for solutions to improve overall readiness."

Marriott then held a brief question-and-answer session followed by a final recognition.

"Again, thank you for all you do," he said. "Keep up the great work."