Troop Support commander recognizes employee excellence at awards ceremony

By John Dwyer III DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

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The commander of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recognized 137 employees during a quarterly awards ceremony Dec. 19.

Army Brig. Gen. Mark Simerly presided over the ceremony recognizing outstanding employees’ accomplishments for the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

“One thing that I’ve found in my time here at Troop Support,” Simerly said, “there is excellence all around us.”

Pamela Smith, a lead internal review evaluator for Troop Support, earned accolades for achieving more than 35 years of service as a federal employee.

Smith was glad to see her leadership recognize the contributions of hard working employees who all work toward a shared goal.

“It’s all about the bottom line:  supporting the warfighter,” Smith said.

The 137 awardees were recognized for achievements in the following categories:

JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL

  • Maj. Latrina Lee

JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

  • Maj. Corinne Bell

SUPERIOR CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

  • Alicia Nichols-Harris

  • John Skillman

DLA 50th ANNUAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS WINNERS

DLA STRATEGIC GOALS AWARD

  • Michael Garfield

  • Henry Jansen

  • Rene King

CAREER SERVICE AWARD - 40 YEARS

  • Dallas Bucher

  • Thomas Dougherty Jr.

CAREER SERVICE AWARD - 35 YEARS

  • Kristina Dormer

  • Paul Parlett

  • Pamela Smith

CAREER SERVICE AWARD - 30 YEARS

  • Sabrina Morgan

  • Michelle Nieves

  • Vincent Valinotti

  • Shahid Wilds

SUPERVISOR OF THE QUARTER

  • Christine Hertkorn (third quarter)

  • David Lipshutz (fourth quarter)

TEAM OF THE QUARTER

  • Army Recruit Training Team, Clothing and Textiles (third quarter)

  • Medical Contingency Contracting Team (fourth quarter)

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • Shannon Frady (May)

  • Steven Herrera (June)

  • Lynne DeSanto (July)

  • John Patkus (August)

  • Tamala Jackson (September)

  • Leonard Shannon (October)

  • Dana Heil (November)

CERTIFICATES OF APRECIATION