Tenth annual Admiral Stanley R. Arthur Awards for Logistics Excellence.
These special recognition awards are bestowed annually upon individuals and teams who epitomize logistics excellence. The three award categories--Military Logistician, Civilian Logistician, and Logistics Team (Operational, Acquisition, and/or Joint)--recognize Navy individuals and teams whose contributions have significantly supported the Navy mission, have promoted innovative ideas and concepts resulting in substantial and quantifiable benefits to the Navy, and have enhanced the logistics profession. Nominees may be involved in any or all phases of Navy logistics from early life cycle planning to in-service support. The 2005 award winners are:
CAPT. THOMAS C. TRAAEN, SC, USN
MILITARY LOGISTICIAN OF THE YEAR
Capt. Traaen, from COMPACFLT and Naval Supply Systems Command, distinguished himself in the exceptional performance of duties while serving as director of Fleet Supply on the staff of commander, PACFLT, and as the deputy commander for Fleet Logistics Operations at the NAVSUPSYSCOM. He was instrumental in the development and certification by the business management modernization program (BMMP) of a comprehensive logistics readiness reporting tool, used weekly to report the fleet's logistical readiness to commanders.
DR. LAMBROS P. TZEREFOSA
CIVILIAN LOGISTICIAN OF THE YEAR
Dr. Tzerefosa, from the Naval Supply Systems Command, assembled and led a multi-talented team of specialists to deliver a joint operations focused system, the ordnance information system (OIS), which is the definitive logistics and inventory management transformational solution for the naval ordnance community. OIS provides maximum readiness through access, agility, adaptability, and persistent awareness and leverages the competencies of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard through the integration of their existing ammunition management systems into a single more efficient and cost-effective system.
THE CARRIER SUPPLY DEPARTMENT BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM
OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Carrier Supply Department Bridge to the Future Cross Functional Team from COMNAVAIRPAC N41 Force Supply, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Supply Departments focused on sustainable, measurable changes to afloat business practices and worked on various projects designed to improve efficiencies, effectiveness, and readiness while reducing onboard inventory and realigning personnel.
F/A-18 INTEGRATED READINESS SUPPORT TEAM (FIRST)
ACQUISITION LOGISTICS TEAM OF THE YEAR
The F/A-18 FIRST, from the Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, provided an innovative performance-based logistics approach that increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the F/A-18 by uniting the responsiveness of industry with the expertise and capacity of the Navy's organic support activities. FIRST identified over $430 million in savings and cost avoidance in supportability improvements and improved F/A-18 supply availability from 62 percent for the Hornet to 85 percent for the Super Hornet, reducing depot turnaround time and awaiting parts by 41 percent and 64 percent respectively.
NAVY EXPEDITIONARY LOGISTICS SUPPORT GROUP (NAVELSG) PORT GROUP CHARLIE REDEPLOYMENT AND LOGISTICS (RESULTS) TEAM
JOINT LOGISTICS TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Port Group CHARLIE RESULTS team, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command performed with singular distinction, serving as the vital hinge pin of the logistics process in the Central Command Theater of operations through which a vast majority of equipment and supplies flow to the fighting forces engaged in OIF. Collaborating with the U. S. Army, civilian contractors, and Kuwaiti authorities, the Port Group CHARLIE RESULTS team established a stellar reputation as the best in the business at managing all facets of maritime port cargo handling operations. Working under a highly complex Joint Service hierarchy, the RESULTS team received and staged over 50,000 pieces of rolling stock and containerized cargo for over 207,000 armed forces members from 47 Army and Marine Corps units.
The Navy's premier logistics awards are named for Adm. Stanley R. Arthur. Arthur was commissioned in June 1957. He became a naval aviator in 1958 and later completed over 500 combat missions in the A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. During his distinguished career, Arthur served on the staff of the commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor; as assistant chief of staff for Plans and Policy with additional duty as commander, Rapid Deployment Naval Forces and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; as commander, Carrier Group SEVEN; as director, Aviation Plans and Requirements Division (OP-50); and as director, General Planning and Programming Division (OP-80). He was selected for the rank of vice admiral in February 1988 and assumed the duties as deputy chief of Naval Operations (Logistics).
On Dec. 1, 1990, Arthur assumed duties as commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command for Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He directed the operations and tactical movements of more than 96,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel and 130 U.S. Navy and allied ships. This represented the largest U.S. naval armada amassed since World War II. Arthur assumed duties as the vice chief of Naval Operations on July 6, 1992. He retired from active military service on June 1, 1995.
Further information and photos on the Adm. Stanley R. Arthur Awards program are available at <https://awards.navy.mil/stanarthur>.
Smith is a supportability advocate with OPNAV (N401).
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|Title Annotation:||Acquisition & Logistics Excellence|
|Author:||Smith, James G.|
|Publication:||Defense AT & L|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2006|
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