By Photo by Chiara Mattirolo, USAG Livorno Public Affairs.July 20, 2011
LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy recently earned recertification from the International Organization for Standardization as 9001:2008 compliant for its quality management system.
“The inspectors were very impressed with the operation and reporting details that the battalion had available for command and control,” said Lt. Col. Richard Pierce, commander of the AFSBn-Italy. “They noted our continued improvement on process maps linked to standard operating procedures, maintenance and storage operations, and personnel management practices.”
Pierce believes that the recertification is directly related to the talented and dedicated battalion workforce.
“Our Soldiers, U.S. civilians and Italian employees are remarkable,” said Pierce. “Their skill sets are extremely well-developed, and their commitment to our mission, and to making our battalion the best that it can be, never falters.”
The AFSBn-Italy is headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, and has the lead for all U.S. Army Materiel Command activities south of the Alps. It originally received its ISO certification in 2008.
The International Organization for Standardization is a multi-national, non-governmental organization founded in 1947 that develops and publishes standards. According to ISO’s Web site, ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system.