AFLCMC product support managers win DOD-level awards
By Gina Marie Giardina, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 16, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Two product support managers in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center each won a 2015 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award announced by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall Dec. 9.
Dale Hertenstein, the product support manager in the Global Hawk division, won in the Major Defense Acquisition Programs category; and Perry Hill, the PSM in the Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks division, won in the Major Weapon System/Other Weapon Systems category.
Hertenstein and Hill were chosen from a field of 44 nominees across the center, and an even larger number across Air Force Material Command and the Department of Defense, said Col. Shawn Harrison, the AFLCMC Logistics director.
In the announcement of the winners, Kendall stressed the significance of this award and the ways in which it highlights the PSMs' efforts for warfighters across the services.
"The prestigious award recognizes PSMs as important partners in providing the very best product support for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines," he wrote. "It furthers the Defense Acquisition Workforce vision of 'creating a high-quality, high-performing, agile DAW to achieve technological superiority and protect America's national security'."
Hertenstein and Hill, along with other winners in the DOD, will be recognized at the Spring 2016 Office of the Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager/Performance-Based Logistics Workshop as well as at their respective commands.
"This is a testament to the tremendous caliber of life cycle logisticians we have within AFLCMC," said Harrison.
Harrison also commended the supervisors of these PSMs for supporting their efforts and building strong nomination packages.
While AFLCMC is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the center has far-reaching support at Air Force bases and other locations worldwide. The Global Hawk division is located at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio; and the Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks division is located at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Mass.