Greg Posten, chief of the Directorate of Public Works’ Engineering Division, has been recognized by U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Directorate Training as the 2020 DPW Operations and Maintenance Executive of the Year. Posten ran DPW’s Operations and Maintenance Division here from 2017 to 2021.
Greg Posten, chief of the Directorate of Public Works’ Engineering Division, has been recognized by U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Directorate Training as the 2020 DPW Operations and Maintenance Executive of the Year. Posten ran DPW’s Operations and Maintenance Division here from 2017 to 2021. (Photo Credit: Photo by Brian Hill, Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Greg Posten, chief of the Directorate of Public Works’ Engineering Division, has been recognized by U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Directorate Training as the 2020 DPW Operations and Maintenance Executive of the Year.

The annual Army Directorate of Public Works Awards Program provides leaders an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in support of readiness, Soldiers and families, through the management and execution of the installation public works and real property missions, according to Sherene Dorazio, acting director of G4 Facilities and Logistics at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, who sent out a memorandum announcing the winners on Feb. 9.

Posten was one of eight DPW professionals across the Army to be recognized for an annual DPW executive award.

“Many garrisons submitted award nomination packages, and the IMCOM directorates had the tough job of evaluating nominations, voting and selecting the best of the best in multiple award categories,” Dorazio wrote. “It is always a great day when leaders have the opportunity to recognize exceptional members of the IMCOM team.”

Posten is “the one we turn to when something needs to be done,” said Mark Lenox, chief of DPW’s Business Operations and Integration Division.

“He is extremely reliable and competent and is able to get the job done,” Lenox said. “He maintains the respect of those who work with him, both subordinates and supervisors. We are lucky to have him on the Fort Leonard Wood team. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor than Greg.”

For Posten — who started working for DPW here in 2008, and ran the Operations and Maintenance Division from 2017 to 2021 — the award reflects the challenges he and his team in the OMD overcame.

“I am extremely proud of the award, not because of anything I did as the division chief, but rather because I was fortunate enough to lead a dedicated team of professionals that impressed me every day,” Posten said. “No matter what the task at hand was, they hit it head on, time and again.”

Some of these tasks included quickly standing up barracks and other facilities to meet the end strength increase initiative; heading the effort to recover from the historic flood of 2017, that completely flooded Fort Leonard Wood’s water intake plant and other facilities along the Big Piney River; the quick changeover of facilities to support COVID-19 mitigation requirements; the privatization of the installation’s water and wastewater systems; and the addition of two new combined heat and power plants.

Leonard Hopkins, Fort Leonard Wood DPW director, called Posten a dedicated professional.

“His leadership style is beyond reproach,” Hopkins said. “During his time there, the Operations and Maintenance Division became more efficient.”