By Kari Hawkins, AMCJanuary 17, 2020
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Eight Army Materiel Command employees were recognized for excellence in the workplace as recipients of the Third Quarter, Fiscal year 2019 Top Employee of the Quarter award.
The eight employees represent the vast array of logistics and sustainment missions that AMC manages through its 11 major subordinate commands. They are chosen from among AMC's 190,000-member worldwide workforce, and are recognized for going above and beyond to make sacrifices, meet deadlines and exceed expectations. Moreover, they directly induce money-saving and perform lifesaving tasks for the Department of the Army, its warfighters and their families.
The AMC Top Employee of the Quarter Board serves as the platform where supervisors within the command can nominate their best employees for the award. The awardees receive an honorary award signed by AMC Commander Gen. Gus Perna and a 4-Star note from Perna. They are also honored in a photo display at AMC headquarters that lists their achievements.
The following employees, listed with the AMC subordinate command they represent, were recognized as recipients of the Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2019 AMC Top Employee of the Quarter award:
• Shannon Jewell, supervisory contract specialist, Army Contracting Command, for her dedication to the mission of the Stryker/Light Armored Vehicle Contracting Division. She established effective business processes to improve ACC's contract management and cost pricing techniques resulting in a cost savings of $240 million.
• Clayton Usery, logistics management specialist, Aviation and Missile Command, for his ability to manage multiple logistics efforts that delivered critical capability to the warfighter. His performance enabled the UH-60V program to achieve a successful Milestone C decision and ensured support to the Missouri Theater Aviation Support Maintenance design series. He developed the training package for Active and Army Reserve units receiving the UH-60V.
• Anthony Fuller, Plans and Operations Division chief, Army Sustainment Command, for spearheading a bulk fuels privatization effort which created a cost savings of $3 million for the Department of Defense, identifying non-baseline sewing services to save the Command $85,000 in labor and material costs, and streamlining the EAGLE contract data requirement list structure creating a cost savings of $100,000.
• Kevin Bowman, senior system administrator, Communications-Electronics Command, for his contributions to improve the efficiency, security and software readiness for C5ISR Post Deployment Software Support/Post Production Software Support development and test teams across the command.
• Tara Jackson, logistics management specialist, Joint Munitions Command, for leading the consolidation of the command's critical workload requirements at the organic installations and then developing a workload plan that incorporated the 20% depot efficiencies. Her efforts resulted in the development of accountability measures to capture the supply depot operations efficiency hours and tracking them for the storage reform initiative.
• Staci Willis, planning specialist, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, for his instrumental contribution to multiple Pacific Pathways exercises and port operations. His initiative resulted in the resolution of equipment delays due to a contracted carrier conflict.
• Margaret Kish, lead combat engineer, Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, for strategically leading a team to coordinate sales with depots, customers worldwide and General Service Administration that resulted in 236 items that sold for $4.9 million, 237 items that sold for $6.17 million and 125 additional items projected for $3.06 million to date.
• Michael Crawford, country program manager, Security Assistance Command, for his management of the Brazil and India Foreign Military Sales programs valued at over $2.4 billion. He was selected to manage these complex and critical programs because of his ability to solve intricate problems and represent the command with dignity.