Troop Support recognizes volunteer, humanitarian efforts during awards ceremony

By Alex Siemiatkowksi DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

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More than 100 Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees were recognized for various achievements during the quarterly awards ceremony June 14 at the Bldg. 6 auditorium.

Army Brig. Gen. Charles Hamilton, DLA Troop Support commander, officiated the ceremony.

“I just want to say that I am proud of all of you and what you do ... thank you,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton first presented Army Capt. Franklin Carr, a strategic planner for the Clothing and Textiles directorate, with the Defense Meritorious Service Award.

Carr was recognized for his previous work as aide-de-camp to former DLA Troop Support Commander Maj. Gen. Stephen Shapiro, as well as assisting in humanitarian aid efforts for Iraq and Syria.

“It is a great honor to be recognized here today, particularly amongst our peers,” said Carr. “For a service member, that (recognition) continues to go on with them.”

More than 15 employees received career service certificates for 30, 35 and 40 years of government service. Patricia Scott, chief of Subsistence garrison feeding, and Kathleen Nolan, Customer Operations program management analyst, received certificates for 40 years of service.

“It is amazing how quickly the time went by,” said Nolan. “It has been a wonderful career and it is hard to imagine that it has been this much time.”

Nolan said she is grateful for the many opportunities DLA has afforded her over the years, from education, part-time work when her kids were young, being able to telework and fitness time.

Employees who volunteered during the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day annual event were also recognized. The event is DLA Troop Support’s longest running community relations program.

“It is good to see an organization that takes the time to recognize everybody’s efforts for what they do,” said Carr. “From volunteer efforts as it was with bring your children to work day, to work with humanitarian aid efforts, everybody on every team means something and their impact is felt across the board.”

Below is the full list of awardees:

DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Capt. Franklin Carr, USA

 

JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

Lt. Col. Jimmy Baker, USA

Maj. Randall Sweeney, USA

Maj. Christopher Splichal, USA

 

MERITORIOUS CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

Maria Aguayo

Anthony Cosenza

John Cuorato

Anthony D’Ambrosio

Jessica De La Hoz

Roy Dillard

Robin Durie

Rodney Farrell

Gale Furman

Maryann Gaudio

Thomas Grace

Cheryl Haines

Daniel Keefe

Ashley Liddle

Jon Lightner

Ralph Lund

Meghan Michalski

Randall McArthur

Sharon Piecyk

Joseph Szwec

Lauren Vendetti

Michael Wilson

 

SUPERIOR CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

Robert Bailey

Linnette De La Cruz

Allison Eck

Evan Eisenberg

Nicole Franchetti

Lynne Georges

Marko Graham

Christine Hertkorn

Brett Joseph

Mary Martin

Liliana Morales

Helen Newell

Beatrice Lopez-Pollard

Thomas Scariato

Brian Schott

Sara Swanljung

Brittany Tobias

John Weber Joseph Weidenburner

Jared Weissberger

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Craig Bannon

Mary Ann Bickel

Anne Marie Burns

Theresa Kurczyna

Michael Malone

Denise Oxenford

Juan Sanchez

Lisa Shields

Peter Skillings

Maj. Christopher Splichal, USA

Maj. Randall Sweeney, USA

Nathaniel Work

 

DIRECTORS STRATEGIC GOALS AWARD

Laceenis Fordham

Catherine Kelley

Magda Ratuszny

 

FIELD GRADE OFFICER OF THE QUARTER

Maj. Alicia Burrows, USA

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Sherri Fitzpatrick

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Maliza Maldonado

 

40 YEARS OF SERVICE

Kathleen Nolan

Patricia Scott

 

35 YEARS

Tamara Bookman

Raymond Freda

Constance Haney

Valerie Mitchell

David Thomas

 

30 YEARS OF SERVICE

Lisa Perry Harley

Robert Hunter

Rhonda Johnson

Garth McBride

George McFall, Jr.

Antionette Ouattara

Donna Raday

Katherine Reynolds

Tammy Worsley

 

MEDIA AWARD WINNERS

Michael Tuttle

Mikia Muhammad

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION – COMMANDER’S COIN

Keith Cochran

Rodney Farrell

Marko Graham

 

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION FOR

TAKE YOUR DAUGHTERS & SONS TO WORK DAY VOLUNTEERS

Jayne Bailie

Linda Bouie

Michael Bowe

Sarah Bronkhorst

Erline Burns

Lauren Carman

Dylan Carney

Capt. Franklin Carr, USA

Sue Caso-Bolnick

John Charalabidis

Jimmy Colley

Tom Condo

Gerard Corcoran

Greg Davis

Shannon Dempsey

Avril Dickerson

Lisa Diplacido

Shaun Dwyer

Kevin Echelberger

Caroline Fafara

Robert Fagan

Irvin Farmer III

Annie Green Ferguson

John Garbarino

Elaine Gary

Lt. Cdr. Carlos Gomez, USA

SFC Tarah Goodman, USA

Whitney Gould

Michael Anthony Green

Master Sgt. Cynthia Gyening, USA

Elizabeth Haddow

Tracy Hagan

Karen Harris

Janeen Hayes

Ramona Hemphill

Lt. Col. Debra Hernandez, USA

Sgt. Stanley Jackson, USA

Lt. Shervon James, SC, USN

Master Sgt. Antoinette Jones, USA

Jason Kaneshiro

Kristina Keenan

Sharan Khaira

Nancy Knox

Scharita Lacey

Tanya Lawrence

Ashley Liddle

Bryan Lyons

John Martin

Tenisha S. Martin

Lee Massey

Jessica Mazur

Maggie McCann

Kevin McCarrick

Megan McNicholas

Frank Miller

Rebecca Mills

Robin Novak

Vanessa Okulicz-Kozaryn

Roxane Owen

Rosalie Pena

Robert Pineda

Anthony Pizzo

Yvonne Poplawski

Sarah Presley

Sgt. 1st Class Troy Pringle, USA

Keith Pritts

Joseph Reidy

Crystal Robinson

Master Sgt. Woodrow Ruff, USA

Jacqueline Schernecke

Timothy Schmidt

Ryan Schrank

Mark Scott

Alexandra Siemiatkowski

Karen Slevin

Roxane Smith-Paris

Jesaida Zayas Snyder

Maj. Kellie Triplett, USA

Master Sgt. Naka Turner, USA

Michael Tuttle

Inge Updike

Jim Vitrano

Tiffany Watkins

Shahid Wilds

Kalifa Williams

Anna Wilson