By Ms. Andricka Thomas (CECOM)March 22, 2011
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. - The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command hosted the Army command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Materiel Enterprise's annual C4ISR Awards ceremony March 18 at the Myers Auditorium at the C4ISR Center of Excellence.
This was the first time the C4ISR ceremony was held at APG since the recent relocation of C4ISR enterprise partners primarily from Fort Monmouth to APG. On behalf of the entire C4ISR Materiel Enterprise, Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, CECOM commander, thanked those being honored for their impact made a difference in the C4ISR mission.
"You are a world-class workforce, and your accomplishments reflect the highest level of expertise, determination, dedication to our warfighters," said Strong in during his welcome address. He went on to thank honorees for their 'outstanding leadership, achievements and commitment to excellence.'
Award Honorees included:
(Source: CECOM Protocol)
*C4ISR Materiel Enterprise Team of the 3rd Quarter, FY 10:
This team consisted of: the Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 (EQ-36) Counter Fire Target Acquisition Radar System Team, Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors; Project Manager Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition; and PM Radar. This collaborative team quickly adapted and shifted priorities to rapidly meet the Army's requirements for acceleration of the EQ-36 system and fielding for Force Protection while ensuring all project components stayed on schedule to meet the acquisition strategy plans for full rate production in fiscal year 2011. Awardees were presented Achievement medals for Civilian Service. One team member, Paul Stultz, was presented the Army Achievement Medal.
*C4ISR Materiel Enterprise Team of the 4th Quarter, FY10:
This team, comprised of the Base Expeditionary targeting and Surveillance System-Combined team CECOM, Logistics and Readiness Center and PEO IEW&S. This team worked together as an Army of one saving Soldier's lives on a daily basis. Thirteen urgent contracts were awarded in one quarter, a difficult feat, but on that ensured there was no gap in force protection of the troops. Awardees were presented Achievement medals for Civilian Service.
*C4ISR Materiel Enterprise Team of the Year, FY10
The Persistent Threat Detection System and Persistent Dissemination System of Systems Surveillance team, PEO IEW&S, was honored for their successful and rapid response to the warfighter's needs by providing technical capabilities that resulted in consistently exceptional operational readiness rates. Awardees were presented Commander's Awards for Civilian Service. Team member Maj. Theron Ballard also received the Army Commendation Medal for his service.
*Kathleen Batdorf, LRC, was awarded the Commander's 2009 Leadership Award for her successful enhancement of the day-to-day operations in support of Army initiatives and improvements made to support C4ISR support goals to meet the combatant commander's requirements. Strong also presented the Commander's Award for Civilian Service and a brass eagle.
*Antoinette Peterson and Janet Wallen, CECOM G6, were presented the Commander's Award for Civilian Service. Peterson was recognized for her efforts in planning, implementing and tracking Base Realignment and Closure facilities, information technology capabilities, identifying and articulating above baseline information management requirements and developing an ADVON IT move support process. Wallen was recognized for providing critical records management direction for relocating organization and personnel relocating as a result of the BRAC legislation. Wallen was responsible for the development of policies, procedures and quick reference guide to enable successful records management in the future.
*Jim Lint, director CECOM G2/security, and Kirk Adams, CECOM G2, were recognized for their completion of the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program, a civilian personnel rotation system similar to joint duty in the military.
*Phillip Smalley, LRC, received the 2009 Logistics Assistance Representative of the year distinction for his service from July to December of 2010. Smalley deployed to Afghanistan where he worked to resolve critical sustainment issues for C4ISR customers. His leadership in coordinating and providing support to the U.S. Army Units earned him a certificate of appreciation and plaque bestowed to him by Strong on behalf of the C4ISR Materiel Enterprise.
For more information about Army C4ISR Materiel Enterprise organizations, visit http://cecom.army.mil/armyteamc4isr.html.
Note: The C4ISR Materiel Enterprise is co-chaired by the Army Materiel Command and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, commonly referred to as ASA/ALT. The C4ISR Materiel Enterprise is comprised of six independent and inter-dependent organizations that are collectively responsible for the life-cycle of C4ISR systems. Together, these organizations develop, acquire, provide, field and sustain world-class C4ISR systems and battle command capabilities for the joint warfighter. The Army C4ISR Materiel Enterprise has presence in 31 states and 27 countries.