By Gina Baltrusch (AMCOM)December 6, 2019
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A logistics management specialist from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command earned higher-echelon honors when U.S. Army Materiel Command announced its top second-quarter employees for fiscal year 2019.
Jennifer Wilborn, who has served almost 15 years with AMCOM Logistic Center's (ALC) Supply Chain Management Directorate, was one of eight Army civilians recognized as "Top Employees" selected from among AMC's 10 subordinate commands.
"I just really love what I do. I love analyzing the data and finding ways to improve processes -- that's just how my brain works," she said. "And, I really like making a positive difference in the organization."
Wilborn earned the award for developing a tool to capture unmatched goods receipts posted in the Logistics Modernization Program, which identified system errors valued at $26 million. She led a team in critical design and development for the Total Asset Visibility Contractor to enhance Army supply systems and improve enterprise business processes across the Army.
"She helped integrate Army audit procedures into our policies, work instructions and business processes to help the command become more audit compliant," said Logistics Operations Division Chief Demetrius McKinney, who nominated Wilborn for the AMC award. "She is a recognized systems analyst and provides subject matter expertise on ad hoc inquiries, scans and analysis, and supports all audit sample taskers and inquiries."
Wilborn also leads a business process mapping and reengineering effort for all of the directorate's inventory management/warehouse management functions (11 major processes). This effort targets streamlining existing process, documenting work instructions and improving training for all inventory specialists.
Wilborn began working in SCMD in 2005 as a general supply specialist student trainee and within a year was selected for an internship program that led to her Department of the Army Civilian career in logistics management. During her career with ALC, Wilborn has earned numerous performance awards. And, while she appreciates the recognition, she said, that's not what motivates her.
The Army Materiel Command's Top Employee of the Quarter Program recognizes AMC employees worldwide who go above and beyond to make sacrifices, meet deadlines and exceed expectations. Moreover, they directly induce money-saving programs and perform lifesaving tasks for the Army, its Warfighters and their families. Each quarter, all major subordinate commands within AMC are prompted to recognize premier employees.
The AMC Top Employee of the Quarter program serves as the platform for supervisors to acknowledge "the best of the best" in their employee line-up. Selected employees are recognized with their own parking space for the quarter, an honorary award signed by AMC Commander Gen. Gus Perna along with a four-star note. Photos of selectees are also on display at AMC headquarters with a list of each employee's achievements.