8th Annual Defense Logistics Awards Finalists Announced
) New York, NY. November 17, 2011 – The 8th Annual Defense Logistics Awards nominees are in and the finalists from each category have been selected by the panel of judges.
"We wish we could make everyone a finalist," said Amol Tembe, program manager for the Defense Logistics Awards. "Every submission deserves recognition, and though all submissions were very competitive, sadly we must limit the field for the finalists round. Every single program submitted does not go unnoticed! We realize the impact they have had in supporting our warfighter," he continued.
The winners will be announced live at the Defense Logistics Awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 as part of the 2011 Defense Logistics conference which runs November 29-December 2 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.
The awards dinner is sponsored by: Northrop Grumman, IBM, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney.
The 2011 finalists are:
Category: Best Logistics Strategy: A Specific Project Or Military-Contractor Partnership Achieving Logistics Excellence
U.S. Air Force, WR-ALC (Globemaster Division) and The Boeing Company, C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP)
Naval Medical Logistics Command and Philips Healthcare Global Sales and Services North America, Battlefield Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems
Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB): Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Air Force (USAF), Airborne Laser System Program Office (ASC/TM), Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company
F119 Heavy Maintenance Center Team: Pratt & Whitney/Oklahoma City – Air Logistics Center
Category: Best PBL Implementation
Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Team: NAVAIR PMA-260, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS), Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics
Maritime Helicopter Support Company, a Lockheed Martin – Sikorsky Joint Venture: H-60 Tip-to-Tail Performance Based Logistics
E-8C Joint STARS Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) Team: U.S Air Force 116th Air Control Wing (ACW), Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) GRCC, and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems - (NGAS)
U.S. Coast Guard - Rockwell Collins Partnership – Over A Decade Of PBL Success
Category: Best Technology Implementation
Defense Health Services Systems Medical Logistics Division Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy Family Support (NFS), Quality of Life Systems - Food Service Automation Team, Food Service Management Version 3.0 (FSM3) Project
Single Supply Solution Implementation of Navy ERP: Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (Navy ERP) and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Northrop Grumman Technical Services (NGTS) MyC20 Integrated Data Environment (IDE)
Category: Military-Military Collaboration Of The Year: Rewarding The Joint Effort
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and U.S. Special Operations Command
Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT):Surface Tenders CENTCOM Region Program
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC); Engineering Directorate (ED)
Category: Beyond The Call Of Duty: Logistician Of The Year
Captain Kazimir Kostrubala, U.S. Air Force
Commander Timothy Pfannenstein, U.S. Navy
Major Artemis Thomas (USAF), CAD/PAD JPO, U.S. Navy
Commander Marshall Branch, U.S. Coast Guard
Category: Cost Savings And Performance Improvement Award-Sponsored by IBM
All Weapons Information System (AWIS), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron AMS/CCQ3
H-60 Tip-to-Tail Performance Based Logistics
Distribution Process Owner Strategic Opportunities (DSO), United States Transportation Command, Strategy, Policy, Programs, & Logistics (J5/4) Directorate
Category: 2011 Logistician Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr. Arthur J. Walz, U.S. Marine Corps
Mr. Bobby R. Cole, U.S. Air Force
CMSgt (Ret) Donnie R. Tims, U.S. Air Force
Major General Gary T. McCoy, U.S. Air Force
To identify these leading programs and initiatives, WBR enlisted a distinguished, unbiased panel of logisticians to accurately and objectively evaluate the awards categories that support the industry. Our judges are:
Debra K. Tune, SES, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, US Air Force
William Horne, President, Council Of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP)
John Baranowski, Acting, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness)
Luke Gill, President, G Squared Limited
The Defense Logistics awards ceremony has been established to honor, recognize and promote the logisticians in the US Department of Defense and the Defense Industry that have made a significant contribution to military logistics. These logisticians support interoperability and transformation through logistics initiatives/programs/processes.
For further information on this year's awards program or information on submitting an award for future programs, contact:
Defense Logistics Awards
Defense Logistics is produced by Worldwide Business Research. Since its launch in 2001, Defense Logistics mission has remained the same: Full commitment to the warfighter through the advancement of a synchronized, joint-force supply chain. It remains the key logistics program to attend each year.