CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar – The 25th Strategic Signal Battalion’s Technical Control Facility (TCF) was recently named the 2020 Defense Information Systems Network (DISA) Central Facility of the Year for Category I Small Transmission facility.
The purpose of the awards is to identify and formally recognize outstanding Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) facilities for exemplary accomplishments, performance, and contributions made to enhance the effectiveness in which the Department of Defense information network (DODIN) is operated, secured, and managed.
The facility is operated by a platoon supporting Operation Spartan Shield, Camp As Saliyah(CAS) Local Network Enterprise Center, and Vectrus contractors. The purpose of the facility is to provide data and voice communication services to all users on Camp As Saliyah.
“The TCF is the primary means of communications for CAS,” said 2nd Lt. Jequon Everitt, assistant operations officer for the 25th SSB. “It enables all tenant units the ability to communicate with flawless voice and data services.
The TCF went up against other DISN facilities in the region to include the Air Force, Navy and Marines. The DISA Central Field Command Quality Assurance comprised a board to select the winners.
“The judging was based on the number of DISN links, trunks, circuits, mission accomplishments, facility/equipment improvements, training, and customer support,” said James D. Christensen, Quality Assurance Team Chief for DISA Central.
“The facility supported numerous high visibility operations and exercises by providing gateway access to 7 different missions in support of Operations Spartan Shield and Inherent Resolve,” said Christensen.
“When I heard the news, I was super excited,” said Everitt. “I immediately relayed the great news to the entire team.”
Everitt says that the long hours his team put in daily attributed to this award significantly and that he is proud of what they accomplished.