Troop Support exudes excellence at federal awards ceremony

By Mikia Muhammad DLA Troop Support Public Affiars

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Eleven Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support individuals and teams were recognized by federal service peers during the 2019 Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government Awards ceremony May 9 in Philadelphia.

Nearly 200 people attended the ceremony as DLA Troop Support awardees received five gold medals, the highest accolade within an award category, three silver medals and three bronze medals. Winning award categories included outstanding technical achievement, administrative support and community service.

“The FEB awards ceremony was an excellent event, with DLA Troop Support nominees thrilled to take home 11 medals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the year,” said Dena Selkow, Troop Support awards coordinator and management and program analyst. “In certain categories our nominees were competing against 15 other nominees, and won medals. Winners, nominees and nominators should all feel proud.”

Troop Support J3/5 Operations and Plans Director Navy Capt. William H. Clarke represented the organization’s senior leadership at the event.

“I was extremely impressed by the quality and quantity of DLA Troop Support nominations, and more importantly, how well we did in terms of winning,“ Clarke said. “More than half of our nominations won some level of award, which is all the more impressive when you realize how many other federal agencies participating.”

Amongst Troop Support awardees, the J3/5 Plans and Integration team received the gold medal FEB Economy in Government Operations Award for developing a logistics support concept to decrease response time for critical contingency operation materiel in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Team members collaborated with the Army Materiel Command to develop an integrated investment plan, which resulted in a cost savings of $15 million for the Department of Defense, according to the award nomination.

“The team’s efforts directly strengthened combatant command readiness and lethality by ensuring DLA is globally postured to support the warfighter during the initial phases of a contingency,” wrote nominator Mary Martin, J3/5 Future Operations Division deputy.

The following Troop Support employees and teams are 2019 FEB Excellence in Government awardees:

Economy in Government Operations

Robert Fagan – Gold

 

J3/5 Plans and Integration Team - Gold

 

C&T 3rd Party Logistics Team - Silver

 

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Bradley Steiner - Gold

 

Outstanding Administrative Support Accomplishment

DLA Troop Support Europe/Africa Internal Logistics and Readiness Team - Gold

 

Outstanding Professional Achievement

J3/5 Current Operations Division - Silver

 

Outstanding Community Service

Joanne Anello- Gold

Robin Whaley - Silver

 

Outstanding Mentor/Coach

Jorge Valentin - Bronze

 

Fresh New Hire

Kelsi MacMurray - Bronze

 

Steadfast Achievement

Roe DeMatteo - Bronze

Eleven Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support individuals and teams were recognized by federal service peers during the 2019 Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government Awards ceremony May 9 in Philadelphia.

Nearly 200 people attended the ceremony as DLA Troop Support awardees received five gold medals, the highest accolade within an award category, three silver medals and three bronze medals. Winning award categories included outstanding technical achievement, administrative support and community service.

“The FEB awards ceremony was an excellent event, with DLA Troop Support nominees thrilled to take home 11 medals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout the year,” said Dena Selkow, Troop Support awards coordinator and management and program analyst. “In certain categories our nominees were competing against 15 other nominees, and won medals. Winners, nominees and nominators should all feel proud.”

Troop Support J3/5 Operations and Plans Director Navy Capt. William H. Clarke represented the organization’s senior leadership at the event.

“I was extremely impressed by the quality and quantity of DLA Troop Support nominations, and more importantly, how well we did in terms of winning,“ Clarke said. “More than half of our nominations won some level of award, which is all the more impressive when you realize how many other federal agencies participating.”

Amongst Troop Support awardees, the J3/5 Plans and Integration team received the gold medal FEB Economy in Government Operations Award for developing a logistics support concept to decrease response time for critical contingency operation materiel in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Team members collaborated with the Army Materiel Command to develop an integrated investment plan, which resulted in a cost savings of $15 million for the Department of Defense, according to the award nomination.

“The team’s efforts directly strengthened combatant command readiness and lethality by ensuring DLA is globally postured to support the warfighter during the initial phases of a contingency,” wrote nominator Mary Martin, J3/5 Future Operations Division deputy.

The following Troop Support employees and teams are 2019 FEB Excellence in Government awardees:

Economy in Government Operations

Robert Fagan – Gold

 

J3/5 Plans and Integration Team - Gold

 

C&T 3rd Party Logistics Team - Silver

 

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Bradley Steiner - Gold

 

Outstanding Administrative Support Accomplishment

DLA Troop Support Europe/Africa Internal Logistics and Readiness Team - Gold

 

Outstanding Professional Achievement

J3/5 Current Operations Division - Silver

 

Outstanding Community Service

Joanne Anello- Gold

Robin Whaley - Silver

 

Outstanding Mentor/Coach

Jorge Valentin - Bronze

 

Fresh New Hire

Kelsi MacMurray - Bronze

 

Steadfast Achievement

Roe DeMatteo - Bronze