U.S. Army Acquisition support center press release (Oct. 2, 2005): 2005 Army Acquisition Corps Awards Ceremony recognizes acquisition stars.ARLINGTON, Va. -- The acquisition community held its 2005 Army Acquisition Corps (AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) An audio compression technology that is part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards. AAC, especially MPEG-4 AAC, provides greater compression and better sound quality than MP3, which also came out of the MPEG standard. ) Annual Awards Ceremony here Oct. 2, 2005, at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott. The event recognized the accomplishments of the acquisition workforce's most extraordinary members and the teams they lead. The ceremony's theme, "Celebrating Our Acquisition Stars," was a tribute to the uniformed and civilian professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide combatant commanders and their soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of the global war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act .
"Tonight we honor some of the outstanding men and women--military and civilian--of the Army Acquisition Corps and the greater Army acquisition, logistics and technology workforce," remarked Army Acquisition Executive and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT ASAALT Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ) Claude M. Bolton Jr., who hosted the event. "As a community, we are facing some of our greatest challenges. We are serving a nation at war and a military force that is transforming while fighting. It is clear that we have charted the right course--increasing capability, flexibility, and sustainability--and that we must maintain the tremendous momentum we have built. With great challenges come great opportunities for success.
"Our courageous men and women in uniform display unrelenting tenacity, steadfast purpose, quiet confidence, and selfless heroism," Bolton observed. "Let us continue to work hard and work together to ensure their decisive victory and safe return. They face threats that change--quite literally--overnight, and their success in meeting these challenges rests squarely on our collective shoulders."
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Director Craig A. Spisak presided over the event as Master of Ceremonies. Other Army and defense acquisition senior leaders present were Dean G. Popps, principal deputy to the ASAALT and director for Iraq Reconstruction and Program Management; Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Yakovac, military deputy to the ASAALT and director, Acquisition Career Management; Dr. Nancy Spruill, director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics is the title of a high-level civilian official in the United States Department of Defense. The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy is the principal staff assistant and advisor to both the Secretary of Defense ; Tina Ballard, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Policy and Procurement; Wimpy Wimpy
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The evening's presentations included the Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Awards; Life Cycle Logistician of the Year Award; Army Research and Development Laboratory of the Year Awards; the Secretary of the Army Awards for Acquisition Commander, Project and Product Managers of the Year; and the Army Acquisition Excellence Awards.
"The United States Armed Forces Used to denote collectively only the regular components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See also Armed Forces of the United States. are the world's most powerful, most capable, and most respected military force," Bolton exclaimed. "It is a legacy that we inherited, and one that we must protect. Tonight, we will recognize those among us who are the best and the brightest, but in the world's best Army--America's Army--we are all winners."
SECRETARY OF THE ARMY EXCELLENCE IN CONTRACTING AWARDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004
Outstanding Contracting Officer (Civilian) at Installation-Level Center -- Beth A. Mendell, U.S. Army Contracting Agency (ACA ACA - Application Control Architecture ) Northern Region
Outstanding Contracting Officer (Civilian) at Installation-Level Satellite -- Mary Pat Shanahan, ACA Northern Region
Outstanding Contracting Officer (Civilian) in Specialized Contracting -- Matthew J. Franzen, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command The U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), formally known as Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, (TACOM), headquartered in Warren, MI, is part of AMC, the U.S. Army Materiel Command. (TACOM TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (US Army)
TACOM Tactical Communications
TACOM Tactical Command
TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armament Command
TACOM Theater Army Command
TACOM Tactical Army Command
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Outstanding Contracting Officer (Civilian) in Systems Contracting -- Pamela A. Demeulenaere, U.S. Army TACOM LCMC
Outstanding Contracting Officer (Military) at Installation-Level Center -- Master Sgt. Christopher W. Chapple, ACA Southern Region
Outstanding Contracting Officer (Military) in Contingency Contracting -- Maj. Robert W. Shelton, ACA Northern Region
Professionalism in Contracting (Civilian) -- Wendy J. McCutcheon, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics LCMC
Professionalism in Contracting (Military) -- Col. Scott O. Risser, ACA Headquarters
Unit/Team for Installation-Level Contracting Center -- Anniston Army Depot Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) is a major United States Army facility fulfilling various depot operations. Primary missions are the repair of tracked vehicles and storage of chemical weapons (Anniston Chemical Activity). The depot is located in Anniston, Alabama. Directorate of Contracting, U.S. Army TACOM LCMC
Unit/Team for Installation--Level Contracting Satellite--Fort Campbell Directorate of Contracting, ACA Southern Region
Unit/Team for Specialized Contracting -- ACA Pacific Region
Unit/Team for Systems Contracting--
* Stryker Brigade Combat Team The brigade combat team (BCT) is the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the US Army. A brigade combat team consists of one combat arms branched maneuver brigade, and its attached support and fire units. , U.S. Army TACOM LCMC
* Future Combat Systems Team, U.S. Army TACOM LCMC
Exceptional Support of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act Program -- Mark Lumer, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army. The SMDC is an organization composed of five components:
LIFE CYCLE LOGISTICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
David W. Manning, Program Executive Office (PEO) Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
ARMY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Large Research Laboratory of the Year -- U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center The Engineer Research and Development Center or ERDC is a United States government funded military base located at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The base was set up after the 1927 flood disaster of the Mississippi River. The base is staffed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Large Development Laboratory of the Year -- U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
Small Development Laboratory of the Year -- U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center
Collaboration Team of the Year--
* The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center collaborated on the "Barrel Reshaping Initiative" for the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
* The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center; the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center; and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine collaborated on the "Cool the Force" Vehicle Mounted Personal Cooling Program designed to alleviate soldier heat stress in tactical vehicles.
SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AWARDS FOR ACQUISITION COMMANDER, PROJECT AND PRODUCT MANAGERS OF THE YEAR
2005 Acquisition Commander of the Year (Colonel Level)
* Col. Victoria H. Diego-Allard, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Europe
* Col. Stephen D. Kreider, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground The U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. Situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, U.S. , Army Test and Evaluation Command
2005 Acquisition Commander of the Year (Lieutenant Colonel Level)
* Lt Col. Robert W. Schumitz, XVIII Airborne Corps Contracting Command
* Lt. Col. Shane Dietrich, Yuma Test Center
Project Manager of the Year
* Col. William Crosby, Cargo Helicopters, PEO Aviation
* Robert F. Golden, Tactical Radio Communications Systems, PEO Command, Control and Communications Tactical (C3T C3T Command, Control and Communications - Tactical )
* Col. Camille Nichols, PM Guardian, Joint PEO Chemical and Biological Defense
Product Manager of the Year
Lt. Col. Michael Van Rassen, PM Air Missile Defense Command and Control Systems, PEO C3T
ARMY ACQUISITION EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Equipping and Sustaining our Soldiers Individual Award -- Gloria M. Martinez, Gulf Region Central District, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Equipping and Sustaining our Soldiers Team Award -- The following three teams were selected for their contributions for defeating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and developing counteractive measures for repelling IED Noun 1. IED - an explosive device that is improvised
I.E.D., improvised explosive device
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy attacks.
* U.S. Army Special Operations Command A subordinate unified or other joint command established by a joint force commander to plan, coordinate, conduct, and support joint special operations within the joint force commander's assigned operational area. Also called SOC. See also special operations. Team
* Electronics Counter Measure Device Team from PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
* IED Counter Measure Equipment Team, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
Information Enabled Army Individual Award -- Maj. Michael Devine, PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS (1) (Executive Information System) An information system that consolidates and summarizes ongoing transactions within the organization. It provides top management with all the information it requires at all times from internal and external sources. )
Information Enabled Army Team Award -- Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology Team, PEO EIS
Transforming the Way We Do Business Individual Award--Sharon H. Butler, Huntsville Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Transforming the Way We Do Business Team Award -- Regional Contracting Office, Hawaii, ACA
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