USA: Department of Navy Logistical Employees Get Award


The Adm. Stanley R. Arthur Awards for Logistics Excellence were presented to Department of the Navy logistical employees during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 7.

The awards were established in 1997, to recognize individuals and specially-formed logistics teams each year, that best personify logistics professionalism and distinction.

“The increasingly dynamic operating environment, and the very tough fiscal climate we currently face demand we optimize logistics – to both enhance our capabilities and reduce our operating costs,” said Vice Adm. Philip Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics. “Today’s award winners have done much to help move us toward both of those two objectives.”

Lt. Col. Charles Jones, from Naval Air Systems Command, was named as the 2011 Military Logistician of the Year at the ceremony.

Michael Robinson, assigned to Military Sealift Command, was named as the 2011 Civilian Logistician of the Year.

Naval Air Systems Command, Operation Tomodachi Technical Team, received the 2011 Operational Logistics Team of the Year award.

The Naval Medical Logistics Command Team out of Fort Detrick, Md., was named 2011 Joint Logistics Team of the Year.

“I am pleasantly surprised we’re being honored, but this team has worked very hard to make sure that we get the job done,” said Clyde Magas, an electrical engineer with the Naval Air Systems Command, Operation Tomodachi Technical Team. “The whole team deserves it.”

Individual winners are given $5,000 each, while winning teams are given $10,000 to be distributed to the members by the parent command.

Naval Today Staff , June 12, 2012