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Versatile transporter is SDDC's top civilian performer.

A United Kingdom-based transporter who developed innovative and economical ammunition handling operations is one of three persons named as top SDDC Performers of the Year.

Jacqueline Moss, chief of finance of the 951 Transportation Co., Ipswich, was recognized for her work in moving SDDC cargoes in the United Kingdom at Thamesport, Felixstowe, Newport and the British military port of Marchwood.

Moss was recognized Feb. 21 at the SDDC Anniversary Ball at the Springfield Hilton, Springfield, Va.

"The work of Jackie Moss symbolizes the dedication of our staff and port operators," said Maj. Gen Ann Dunwoody, Commander. "It is the key to our successful efforts in the past year in our deployment and distribution operations.

"I'm very proud of her."

Moss served from January-August 2003 as the acting terminal manager for the 951st.

Challenging her work was the deployment of numerous unit members to work Operation Iraqi Freedom operations at European ports.

Moss cross-trained personnel to make up personnel shortages.

In another initiative, Moss negotiated reductions in contract ammunition hauling rates valued at over $50,000 annually. She accomplished additional cost savings in cargo handling rates by using the British military port of Marchwood.

"With very minor exceptions, there is virtually no staff position in the 951st Transportation Co. that Jackie Moss couldn't fill," said Maj. Kenneth Walkington, 951st commander.

"If she can't do it now, she would be demanding to attend the training and learn the skills!"

Moss thanked fellow transporters for their teamwork.

"I'm delighted to receive this recognition," said Moss, "but I don't consider it a personal award. None of us work independently.

"The true recipients of this award are my colleagues and friends at the 951st whose unfailing support during this demanding period, made everything possible."

Moss has been with the 951st since 1983. She started as a fiscal clerk and within three years was named as chief.

SDDC has also recognized its top military performers of the year.

The two top military performers are: Capt. John Padgett, of the 833rd Transportation Battalion, Seattle, Wash.; and Staff Sgt. Sisi Fuluvaka, of the 599th Transportation Group, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

Padgett was recognized as the Major General Henry R. Del Mar Junior Officer of the Year for his work in the 833rd. Del Mar was SDDC's commander from 1973-1979.

Fuluvaka was recognized as SDDC's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for his work with the 599th. A story about Fuluvaka's selection was published in the fall issue of "Translog."
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Author:Weteling, Martin
Date:Mar 22, 2004
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