Volume 2 ~ Issue 4 ~ October 2003
Redstone Arsenal NCO and Why should I become a
corporate member of AUSA?
soldier of the quarter/year What is AUSA?
Every profession has a
formed and civilian, and
their families. AUSA is the
On 20 September 2003, and outstanding performance from throughout the Tennessee professional organization. voice for all components of
two more of America’s finest of duty resulted in their selec- Valley also recognize the NCO AUSA is the Army’s Profes- the Army. The AUSA fosters
were singled out in praise of tion as the NCO of the Quar- and soldiers hard-earned dis- sional Association. It is a pri- public support for the Army’s
their accomplishments and ter/Year and Soldier of the tinction with monetary gifts, vate, non-profit educational role in national security
marked for greater responsi- Quarter/Year for Redstone honorary citizenships, meals organization established in through an active dialogue
bilities. “Unto whom much is Arsenal, Alabama. Their ded- and overnight lodgings to 1950. Members include all with congressional members
given, much will be expected”, ication and professionalism name a few of the tokens of ranks (four-star to recruit), and Executive Branch offi-
a sage once uttered. When the reflects great credit upon respect. These distinguished Active Army, Reserve, cials. As an educational foun-
Non-Commissioned Officer them, Redstone Arsenal, and individuals will join their com- National Guard, and Retired. dation, it provides profession-
and Soldier of the Quarter for the United States Army”. rades below (the NCO and Sol- In addition, Department of al education and information
1QFY04 were announced at Your Redstone-Huntsville dier of the Year are in bold the Army Civilians, patriotic programs in matters con-
the luncheon, they joined an AUSA Chapter recognizes type), at the Chapter’s expense private civilians, and compa- cerning our Army.
elite group. The NCO and Sol- their achievement by present- in representing the Chapter, nies/businesses are mem- What does AUSA do locally?
dier of the Quarter/Year com- ing them with a commemora- Redstone Arsenal, and the Ten- bers. All are interested in a Here are but a few of the
petition is not an easy task. tive plaque, $100 in cash, a one- nessee Valley at the Annual well-prepared Army, with many local activities that the
The candidates have to take a year membership in AUSA, AUSA Meeting, 6-8 October, in well cared for soldiers and Redstone Huntsville Chapter
written exam; answer board and a Chapter Coin. Sponsors Washington DC. their families. supports or sponsors. AUSA
members’ questions on a wide What does AUSA do?
spread of military subjects; 1ST QUARTER AUSA represents every
take a Army Physical Fitness SSG MICHAEL A. ALEXANDER D Co, 832d Ord Bn member of the US Army, uni- Please see MEMBERS on 4
Test; show their soldier skills SPC RACHAEL L. ARNOLD HHC AMCOM
by completing a hands-on
common soldiers’ task test 2nd QUARTER Letter to Redstone-Huntsville Chapter from
and an intense land naviga- SSG GILDARDO CALDERON, JR. OMEMS NCO Academy
tion course. Each soldier and SPC HA THA TRAN MEDDAC Soldier of the Year the AMCOM Command Sergeant Major
NCO selected also receives 3RD QUARTER
the Army Commendation would like to take this
SGT Stephen W. Dix 59th Ord Bde NCO of the Year opportunity to thank
Medal. The citation reads “for PV2 HECTOR LOPEZ B Co, 832d Ord Bn
exceptionally meritorious everyone for their warm
achievement for their demon- 4TH QUARTER reception for me and my
stration of basic soldier skills, SGT PATRICK PERRY HHC 59TH ORD BDESPC ALE family to the Redstone
general military knowledge, JANDRO GENTRY B Co, 832d Ord Bn Arsenal and Huntsville
community. It is truly a
privilege and an honor to
Chapter hospitality suite at the AUSA annual meeting serve as the Post CSM for
Redstone Arsenal — a true
This AUSAAnnual Meeting is moving from cast.net. We look forward to seeing all the community of excellence.
the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to the new friends of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter at Since my arrival, I’m
DC Convention Center. As a result, there will the Suite. The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter impressed with hospitality
be a change in Redstone-Huntsville Hospital- has established a special gift for all those who but most of all the exception-
ity Suite operations. Our Chapter Hospitali- visit our Suite this year — a coin commemo- al support and commitment
ty Suite for 2003 will be in the Wilkes Room rating all Army units who participated in to the soldiers and family
(just off of the lobby) of the Henley Park Hotel. Iraqi Freedom. Come by our members assigned here. The CSM Gregory Lunn
The Henley Park Hotel is a small hotel just Suite in the Henley Park AUSA is leading the way in
across the street from the Convention Center Hotel to get your special every category of support transformation to the 21st
- on 926 Massachusetts Avenue. Our Suite 2003 Annual Meeting from soldier board winners Century. Again, thank you
will operate from 7:00 AM until around 11:00 Coin from the Redstone- to support for families in cri- for your continued support
PM, Monday (6 Oct) through Wednesday (8 Huntsville Chapter. sis. I fully endorse the Asso- and commitment to our sol-
Oct). ciation in its goals to support diers.
If you have questions or need more infor- the Army in its efforts to
mation contact the Suite Chairman, Zig Roe- Redstone-Huntsville Chapter take care of soldiers and CSM Gregory Lunn
buck, at 256-883-2364, or email zigr@com- 2003 Annual Meeting Coin their families as well as the U.S. Army AMCOM
REDSTONE – HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER
ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S. ARMY
POST OFFICE BOX 7054
HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 35807
Dear AUSA members year the AUSA Annual Meeting is held 6-8
October at the new Washington Convention
Center. During the 2002 Meeting, the Red-
You can look forward to a great year from
your Chapter, including some new initiatives.
These include increased emphasis on the Army
stone-Huntsville Chapter reserved the Henley Family — including more events that are
ime passes by so quickly when you are
October 1, 2003 AUSA The Salute
busy, and that is never truer than for the Park and Morrison-Clark hotels as a service to focused on the Army family and children. The
Redstone-Huntsville Chapter. In the last our members —and also established the Hen- Chapter is co-sponsoring the Anne S.K. Brown
quarter, we finalized our Chapter’s Annual ley Park Wilkes Room — just off the lobby of exhibit of military history opening on 26 Octo-
Plan and kicked off our Chapter year with the Henley, as the location for our Chapter’s ber at the Huntsville Museum of Art. From one
unquestionably the finest week of events recog- hospitality suite. The Chairman of the Chap- of the largest collections of military history in
nizing our Armed Forces ever held in North ter’s Hospitality Suite is Zig Roebuck. Zig and the world, this is the only time this exhibit has
Alabama. From Sunday 13 his wife, Linda, have been busy planning the ever been seen outside of Brown University.
July through Saturday 19 suite activities. The Suite operating Hours are Military families can see this exhibit without
July, the North Alabama evenings, Sunday through Wednesday charge during its entire stay at the museum
community recognized our evenings, 1600 until 2300 hours. Each day, (through 22 February). Jim Rountree is Chair-
Armed Forces with a multi- Monday through Wednesday, Corporate Spon- man of this event and is Chapter Vice Presi-
tude of events – spanning sor Lockheed-Martin is providing breakfast and dent for Family Programs. Jim and his wife
admissions to area amuse- lunch in the Wilkes room for our members Carolyn are dedicated to supporting the Army
ments, Redstone Arsenal staying in the Chapter Hotels. We are grateful family and have many events planned through-
Soldier and NCO of the Year to all our Suite Sponsors (names posted in the out the year. Another new initiative is to offer
Luncheon, Concert in the Suite) for their contributions, enabling us to programs which serve to inform and educate
Park featuring AMC’s own have a hospitality suite and to sponsor our sol- our members on Army matters, including direc-
Army Band and fireworks, Joe Fitzgerald diers at the Annual Meeting. Many thanks, to tion, policy, and programs. We plan to have sev-
the Team Redstone Advanced Dave Seay for handling badging and coordinat- eral such activities during the coming months.
Planning Briefing for Industry, the Salute to ing the Annual Meeting event tickets. Thanks J.P. Ballenger, Vice President for Member
the U.S. Army Gala Dinner, The Army Soldier also to Emily Vandiver-Dickson for assisting in Retention, is serving as Chairman for this
Show, Program/Project Manager’s reception, room allocations at the Hotels. activity and is committed to help the member-
Generals’ Reception, AUSA Golf Tournament, The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter earned 18 ship become better informed.
Stars Baseball game with fireworks, Redstone National Awards and Streamers during 2002- Paul Elliott, Vice President for Legislative
Car Show, and Michael Durant’s book signing 2003. These will be presented at the Annual Affairs, is a member of the AUSA National Res-
at the Veterans Memorial Museum. I just can’t Meeting 2003, and include: olutions Committee. He has collected informa-
say enough about the fine job done by the Red- • Special Award for the Veterans Day Event tion on programs and activities in North Alaba-
stone-Huntsville Chapter in making these ma and has provided them to the committee.
2002, “Honoring All Who Served” Paul serves on the committee, working the
events possible. Bob Drolet did an outstanding • Superior Chapter
job as Chairman of the Salute to the U.S. Army. entire week of the Annual Meeting. The AUSA
• Merit Chapter Resolutions process and its product are vitally
Dave Seay performed magnificently as the first • Best General Membership Meetings
AUSA co-Chairman of the Team Redstone important, representing the Army interests
• Excellence in Corporate Member Growth (Voice of the Army) to Capital Hill. We owe a
APBI. Dave established a great relationship • Greatest Percentage Increase in Corporate
between the Chapter and AMCOM, exceeding great debt of gratitude to Paul for his hard
all expectations. Mike Howell did a great job Membership work and sacrifice in ensuring the resolutions
spearheading several activities during the • Best Chapter Newsletter process is a success.
week, including the water distribution for Con- • Best Chapter Website The Chapter strives to be involved and to
cert in the Park. Mike Kelley did a great job as • Family Programs Streamer support all aspects of the North Alabama
the Chairman of one of the largest and best golf • Take The Hill Streamer Army community, including veterans and
outings ever held by the Chapter. Board mem- • Greatest Government Civilian retirees. Thanks to Steve Humphrey, Vice
bers and Chapter volunteers served in many Employee Membership President for Veterans and Retiree Affairs, for
roles during this week in assisting, supporting, • Greatest Percentage Increase in supporting the Redstone Arsenal Retiree day.
and participating in all these events. Our com- Retiree Membership Look for announcements of the Veterans Day
munity is truly blessed with a great spirit of • Best Corporate Member Support Dinner and bring the family out to support the
volunteerism, particularly when it comes to • Electronic Chapter Streamer veterans at the Veterans Day Parade on 11
supporting the soldier, the soldier’s family and • ILW Streamer November.
the Armed Forces. • Army Birthday Celebration Streamer Special thanks to all the Chapter Corporate
The AUSA Annual Meeting is traditionally • Korean 50th Anniversary Members, identified in this Salute Newsletter.
one of our Chapter’s “crown-jewel” events. This • Lewis and Clark Streamer Without your support, we could not conduct
Chapter programs. Please take the time to visit
www.ausa.org and join the Association of the
U.S. Army. Voice for the Army — Support for
Joe Fitzgerald, President
Redstone-Huntsville Chapter C3103
Association of the U.S. Army
AUSA fall calendar
6-8 October: AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington DC
10 November: Veteran’s Day Dinner
11 November: Veteran’s Day Parade
TBD Nov/Dec: RSA Soldier & NCO of the
9-11 December: USA Space & Missile
Defense Conference – El Paso, TX
14 October: Fall Soldier’s Breakfast
17 December: Salute insert in the Redstone Rocket
18 December: Annual Corporate
Member Appreciation Reception – Huntsville Hilton
AUSA Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Corporate Members
October 1, 2003 AUSA The Salute
3D Research Corporation Computer Sciences Corporation Jean Porter Design Consultant SAIC
A P T Research, Inc. Computing Technologies Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC Sanmina SCI Corp.
AC, Inc. Costco Wholesale # 356 LESCO, Inc. Science Application Intl. Corp
ADT, Inc. Crestwood Medical Center Lockheed Martin C2 Integration Scientific Research Corporation
ADTRAN Davidson Technologies Inc. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Sigma Services
Advanced Federal Services Corporation Delta Research, Inc. Madison County Commission Sigmatech, Inc.
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. DESE Research, Inc. Madison Research Corporation Signature Research, Inc.
Advanced Systems Development, Inc. Digital Operations Magnacom, Inc. SIROTC & Permutt
Aegis Technologics Group Inc. Dynetics Inc. Main Street Strategies Inc. Smithlain Enterprises Inc.
AEPCO, Inc. Eagle Support Services Corporation Mesa Associates, Inc. Somerby At Jones Farm
Aerojet EDAW Inc. MEVATEC Corporation South Trust Bank
Alabama A&M University ELMCO, Inc. Miltec Corporation SpecPro,Inc.
Alabama Power Company Enabling Technologies, Inc. Moman Healthcare Enterprise, P.C. SRS Technologies
Alatec Inc. Enfinger Development Morgan Research Corporation
Alpha Beta Technologies Inc. Engineering & Professional Services Inc. N&L Enterprises L.L.L Summa Technology Inc.
AmSouth Bank ERC, Incorporated National Technical Systems System Studies & Simulation, Inc
Amtec Corporation Eunice's Country Kitchen New Millennium Technologies, LLC
Analytical Services, Inc. Executive Leadership Skills NLX Corporation
Taxserv Computerized Tax Services. LLC
Anniston Army Depot First American Bank Northrop Grumman (IT) Technical Service
Arcata Associates, Inc. Ga. Tech Research Institute Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Teledyne Brown Engineering
Atlantic Research Corporation General Dynamics Armament Sys. Orbital Sciences Corporation
The Executive Group Realtors
ATS General Dynamics C4 Systems Overhead Door Co, Of Huntsville
The HDC, LLC
AZ Technology Inc. General Dynamics Decision Systems Pace and Waite, Inc. The Huntsville Times
Balch & Bingham LLP Ginny Buttram, Mortgaage Loan Officer Parker Hannifin (Aerospace) The Spencer Companies Incorporated
Battelle Memorial Inst. Huntsville GradKell Systems, Inc. Pearce Construction Co., Inc Theater Defense
Beason & Nalley, P.C. Gravitas Digital Solutions Inc. Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. Titan Systems Corporation
Belzon, Inc. Gray Research, Inc. PEI Electronics Inc. Trevorn Technologies,Inc.
Booz, Allen Hamilton Guesthouse Suites Plus Perkins Technical Services Inc TRW Missile Defense Division
Bradley, Arant, Rose & White Hernandez Engineering Quanti Tech, Inc. U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Brown International Corp. Huntsville Flight- NBDC Quantum Research Int'l. Inc. UNIV OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
C.G. Technologies Huntsville Hilton Radiance Technologies Valley Hill Country Club
CACI Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation Inc RAM Incorporated Von Braun Center
Camber Corporation Huntsville/Madison Conv.Bureau Raytheon Company Wal-Mart Vacations
CAS, Inc. Inergi Exhibit & Design Services, Inc. Redstone Federal Credit Union West Point Society of The Tenn. Valley
Ch.of Comm.Huntsville-Madison County Intergraph Solutions Group Redstone Officers & Civilians Club West Wind Technologies, Inc.
Chugach Management Services International Consultants, Inc. Redstone Village Westar Corporation
Cirrus Technology Inc. Intuitive Research and Technology Corp. Regions Bank WILL Technology, Inc.
Clark Golf Inc. ITT Avanced Engineering & Science Residence Inn by Marriott Woldwood Electronics, Inc.
Coldwell Banker Premier Jacobs Sverdrup Ridge Instruments Company Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
Colonial Bank Jacobs Sverdrup Technology Inc. Rousseau's Sporting Goods Awards, Inc. XonTech, Inc.
Compass Bank Jaycor S&I Manufacturing Inc. Zarrili Agency Inc. DBA Geico Direct
Congress and the War on Terrorism
By JEFF SESSIONS
y visits and space issues at while they wished they could In conclusion, I am confi-
October 1, 2003 AUSA The Salute
SMDC’s 6th Annual Missile be home with loved ones, dent that the leadership of
A normal legislative year Conference in Huntsville. they were proud of their the President and our mili-
in Washington usually has The trip provided a back- accomplishments, despite the tary commanders, together
a predictable pace associat- drop for the speech, as I dangers inherent in their with the top-notch perform-
ed with it. The President’s saw or heard about the day-to-day activities. Morale ance of our junior officers
budget arrives early in Feb- marvelous things done for is good, under very difficult and NCO’s in the field, is
ruary, followed by a series our soldiers by the men and circumstances. Our soldiers truly making a positive dif-
of hearings in the House women of SMDC, their con- do not see themselves as vic- ference in Iraq and
and Senate Budget Com- tractors and supporting tims and neither should we. Afghanistan. There will cer-
mittees. Budget guidance is organizations. You cannot They are heros serving their tainly be more challenges,
disseminated to authoriza- travel to Baghdad, country courageously. and we will each need to
tion and appropriations Baghram or Pristina and Together with my col- continue to give our full
committees, then the real not return more committed leagues on the Armed Ser- measures of support to
work begins. and more humbled by the vices Committee we are those serving overseas and
In the Senate Armed Ser- Jeff Sessions
dedication of our soldiers. I addressing several critical to their families scattered
vices Committee, we’ve was able to speak openly equipment, safety and secu- all over the Alabama land-
already hosted the Secre- lion FY04 supplemental with generals and privates. rity concerns brought to our scape. The President has
tary of Defense, the Chair- funding request for the War I listened to their concerns, attention by the soldiers said, and I truly believe,
man of the Joint Chiefs, on Terrorism, Operation their view of the mission, its and their commanders, and that we are involved in a
each Service Chief and the Iraqi Freedom 1 and Opera- impact on their lives and we are continuing to work struggle that will test our
Commanders of each of the tion Enduring Freedom in the impact on the nation. I on other issues to ensure resolve. A steadfast will is
Unified Commands. But it’s Afghanistan. The debate in flew with Alabama aviators that our troops have the lat- necessary to face the threat
hardly business as usual. Congress on President over Pristina. I had lunch est equipment and support of global terrorism. Your
This year, as last, our nation Bush’s request will be with Alabama explosive necessary to get their mis- support and that of your
remains engaged in a Glob- intense and spirited, as it ordnance detachment sion accomplished. The neighbors will sustain and
al War on Terrorism. This should be. But, in the end, I experts in Baghram, and I FY04 Supplemental will strengthen every soldier in
year we uprooted one of the believe Congress will stand ate dinner with Alabama provide the needed funding the field and his family at
most despicable dictators united on the proposition military police in Baghdad to secure these items. Con- home. They are counting on
since Adolph Hitler, liberat- that the War on Terrorism who told me of patrolling gress needs to act quickly. us to do our duty, the same
ing 24 million Iraqis from is a conflict that America Baghdad with their newly Prompt action can help way that they are doing
the terror and horrors of cannot and will not lose. formed Iraqi counterparts. speed up the training of a theirs – with “patience,
Saddam Hussein. This year Although the halls of If there was one common good Iraqi security force commitment, will and sacri-
we also buried 11 of our Congress were quiet in theme which surfaced from and can speed up the deliv- fice,” as the Chairman of
native sons, each a casualty August, it proved to be a my time abroad, it was that ery of electricity throughout the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
of the War on Terrorism. busy month for me. I visited our troops understood that Iraq as well. I believe these General Richard Myers,
As we returned from the Alabama troops in Iraq, their service was important. two steps can reduce the recently put it in testimony
August recess, President Afghanistan and Kosovo They knew that the nation danger to our troops and before the Senate Armed
Bush submitted an $87 bil- and later spoke about those was depending on them and get them home sooner. Services Committee.
Congressional report Members
Continued from 1
Base Realignment and Closing
(BRAC), it’s become a Corporate
By BUD CRAMER ties and their mis- Member of our AUSA Chapter.
sion has been helps sponsor Soldier/NCO/Drill It increases your visibility in the
As we pass the two year anniver- just. However, the Sergeant/ROTC/DA Civilian of the military market. Your Company
sary of September 11th, 2001, we reconstruction of Quarter/Year monetary awards for will be listed as a member in every
remember the victims of the attacks Iraq will not be an all components in North Alabama. local quarterly AUSA Newsletter
and pay tribute to the men and easy task. Sad- AUSA purchased medals for all received by 20,000 people as an
women of our armed services that dam Hussein left Alabama WWII Normandy Veter- insert to the Redstone Rocket and
died fighting to eradicate terrorism behind a country ans. AUSA sponsors the worldwide over 1,900 members.
throughout the world. in shambles with Bud Cramer Tactical Missile Conference held in It provides new networking
In July I took a trip to Iraq with a low standard of Huntsville each year. We provided opportunities. You join the other
other members of the House Intelli- living. Among the current objectives donations to the Redstone Army 170+ Corporate Members. You will
gence Committee, and I was able to for the American military in Iraq now Community Services (ACS) in sup- receive numerous invitations to
view first hand the success of our sol- are to install a sense of order and estab- port of Space Camp Scholarships. local AUSA functions, including
diers, and to see what lies ahead in lish structure for the Iraqi citizens. AUSA teams with the Chamber of Corporate Member only “Bosses
the reconstruction effort. During that Unfortunately, our soldiers still Commerce to sponsor the Salute to Breakfasts” where military lead-
visit I met with Ambassador David face continuous danger in Iraq Armed Forces Week every year. Your ers meet with Corporate Members
Bremer and Lieutenant General today. That is why our commitment local AUSA Chapter is vital and for candid discussions on a non-
Ricardo Sanchez, where they spoke to them must continue. Ever since energetic; all local officers and board attribution basis. You will also be
specifically about the future of Iraq. arriving in Congress I have been a members are volunteers who work invited to a Corporate Member
I supported the President regard- firm supporter of our military. As a without monetary compensation. Appreciation Reception held each
ing the liberation of Iraq, and my member of the Appropriations Com- December.
What will a Corporate Membership do You will receive educational
visit to the region only reconfirmed mittee I have made it a priority that for you?
my belief that a free and democratic our military programs are funded, material concerning the Army. You
It will demonstrate to our com- will receive the Chapter Quarterly
Iraq is better for the entire Middle and that research is continually munity that you are supporting
Eastern region. I did not make my being done to improve the tech- Newsletter, The AUSA Monthly
your Army and its mission, while Newsletter, and “ARMY Magazine”
decision for war on one specific fac- niques and safety for the ever strengthening your own business
tor. Rather, I based my position on a changing warfighter. which includes the Annual “Green
opportunities. Book” that explains how the Army
broader profile of Saddam Hussein Two years ago our nation’s securi- You show your support for the
and his potential for evil. The kind ty was put in jeopardy, but the men is organized, its equipment, and
Army in Huntsville. You will receive comments from it leaders.
of atmosphere that existed in Iraq and women of our armed services an AUSA Corporate Member
allowed terrorist cells to move about heeded the call of our President and Other benefits occur on a period-
plaque to display as you see fit Your ic basis. This year Corporate Mem-
and conduct activities in other embarked on a campaign to seek out employees and customers will know
places around the world, including those that oppose our way of life and bers can make room reservations at
that you support your Army. Mayor two hotels blocked by the Chapter
perhaps the United States. want to destroy it. The American mil- Spencer has said that if there is one
The men and women of our armed itary will continue to protect our free- at the AUSA Annual Convention in
single thing you can do to show Washington, DC. Rooms close to the
forces have performed bravely during dom and way of life from terrorists your support for the Army in
this difficult time. Their successes are and tyrants around the world and we Convention are extremely difficult
Huntsville during the upcoming to obtain.
proof of our superior military capabili- will continue to support them.
Legislative Corner • Fund the TRICARE Program at a ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL: and retain high quality employees is crit- • Increase Weapons Systems Mod-
October 1, 2003 AUSA The Salute
sufficient level to ensure quality, access- Five Army Science & Technology ical to the timely generation of advanced ernization funding of the full requirement
By PAUL ELLIOTT able, and professional Health Care is Reinvention Laboratories have devel- weaponry. for the Active and Reserve Component
VP for Legislative Affairs available to Soldiers, Families, and oped cutting edge personnel manage- • Support legislation that provides units world-wide to support the Army’s
Retirees ment systems to attract, recruit, and laboratory directors with optimum deci- Transformation requirements
Annually, the Association of the United retain a top quality scientific and engi- sion authorities over the personnel • Provide sufficient funding to the
States Army (AUSA) solicits input from its AVIATION RESET PROGRAM:
neering Laboratory civilian workforce. processes that impact attracting and UH-60 M program to recapatilize these
Chapters in the form of Resolutions which Army Aviation assets support and aircraft at an economic rate and allow
compliment every facet of military oper- These Army Laboratories have devel- retaining high quality employees.
in turn become the Association’s Legisla- oped and implemented unique experi- • Support legislation that recognizes the Army to conduct fielding on a time-
ations. Readiness of Army aircraft is
tive Agenda for supporting the Army, our critical to full spectrum Army mission mental personnel systems that have the individuality and distinct nature of line that supports Transformation
Soldiers, Families, and Retirees. success. The increased OPTEMPO of been tailored to the geographical cir- each Army laboratory and that provides CH-47 CHINOOK:
I would like to thank the Congress Operation Enduring Freedom and Oper- cumstances within which the laborato- authorities to deal with local geographi- Army Aviation assets support and
and specifically our Alabama Delegation ation Iraqi Freedom combined with their ries must function. These experimental cal issues such as market pay, unions, compliment every facet of military opera-
for their past support of the Army, Red- harsh environments, Combat Damage, systems, following in the footsteps of the demographics, workforce structure, mis-
and Attrition have taken a heavy toll on tions and the CH-47 Chinook helicopter
stone Arsenal, and this Chapter and original “China Lake” experiment, focus sion, and customer dynamics.
the Army’s Aviation fleet. has proven to be invaluable in the conduct
urge their continued assistance as the of the core concept of that experiment, • Support legislation to authorize per- of battlefield missions at extreme altitudes,
Army simultaneously wages the global To ensure Army Aviation is fully pre- i.e., to “power down” control of personnel
pared to satisfy Contingency Operations sonal services contracting at Army labo- temperatures, and environmental condi-
war on terrorism, conducts Transforma- functions to the Laboratory Director and ratories to achieve outsourcing goals. tions. During Operation Enduring Freedom
tion, and prepares for contingency oper- requirements, support Synchronization Laboratory’s managers. Additionally,
of Deployments, and continue Transfor- • Support legislation to continue dis- and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Chinook
ations. the Army laboratory personnel experi- tinct experimental personnel demonstra- has conducted air assault, special opera-
The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter mation, it is imperative the Army under- ments include interventions that (1) link
take a Reset Program. tions at Science and Technology Rein- tions, and aeromedical evacuation mis-
submitted the following input for the compensation and retention to perform- vention Laboratories. sions in addition to its traditional transport,
2004 Resolutions: The Aviation Reset program will address ance, (2) provide broad flexibilities that
aircraft Readiness via: UH-60 BLACK HAWK: supply, and cargo support operations.
TRICARE: enable the Laboratories to attract and The CH-47 F program provides
• Inspect and repair combat/battle retain top quality S&E employees and Army Aviation assets support and
The minimal authorized level of TRI- compliment every facet of military opera- upgrades and technology insertion to
damage (3) enhance the quality of Army Labora-
CARE reimbursement for medical treat- tions and the Black Hawk helicopter is extend service life, maintain fleet readi-
• Offset attrition tories and their war-fighting products. ness, and enhance performance capa-
ments currently does not provide suffi- the “work horse” of the battlefield con-
• Address critical deficiencies through The future excellence of Army labo- bilities as the Army’s heavy lift helicopter
cient participation by local Health Care ducting air assault, general support,
redesign or system modifications ratories is critically dependent upon the of the Objective Force.
Providers in the program to service the aeromedical evacuation, command and
• Apply enhancements consistent with decision authorities that are provided to WE THEREFORE RESOLVE TO
community. For Specialty Health Care, control, and special operations missions.
the Army Aviation Transformation Plan laboratory directors. We solicit your sup- URGE THE ADMINISTRATION AND
even Active Duty Soldiers may be It is vital that the Congress support a
• Return aircraft to units as rapidly as port of all legislative initiatives that CONGRESS TO:
required to travel outside the local area multi-year procurement program until all
possible increase the flexibilities provided to labo- • Provide full funding of the CH-47F
to receive medical treatment. ratory directors and that preserve the UH-60 Black Hawk requirements for
This places an un-due burden on WE THEREFORE RESOLVE TO the Total Army are fulfilled. program to support fleet readiness, mission
sense of Congress that distinct person- requirements and Army Transformation
many individuals to either pay their URGE THE ADMINISTRATION AND nel experiments are good for the labora- The UH-60 M recapatilization pro-
health care costs out-of-pocket, or travel CONGRESS TO: gram provides upgrades and technology • Increase Weapons System Mod-
tory community. ernization funding for additional Cargo
greater distances to receive medical • Fully fund the Army’s Aviation Reset insertion to maintain fleet readiness and
treatment, again, at additional personal Program to rapidly return aircraft to a WE THEREFORE RESOLVE to urge enhance performance capabilities to aircraft to fulfill the Army’s Transforma-
expense, time, and frustration. safe and Fully Mission Capable condition the Administration and Congress to: support the full mission spectrum. tion requirements
WE THEREFORE RESOLVE TO • Address aircraft combat attrition, • Endorse the precept that Army lab- WE THEREFORE RESOLVE TO • Fully fund the maintenance of the
URGE THE ADMINISTRATION AND battle damage, corrosion, and critical oratories are essential to the National URGE THE ADMINISTRATION AND aging CH-47D fleet until the CH-47F is
CONGRESS TO: deficiencies Defense, and that their ability to attract CONGRESS TO: produced and fielded
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Rod Summers, Jr. was given the charter as officiated at a change of charter ceremony chartering of Mrs. Yolanda Hodge as the Pro- named NCO of the Year. Congratulations to
the director of the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch- wherein LTC Ralph C. (Chris) DeLuca was ject Manager for TOCS/AMDCCS last April. both and also to the other candidates who
er System Task Force in the PEO Tactical chartered as the Product Manager for the Candidates for Redstone Arsenal NCO/Sol- worked very hard to compete for the honor.
Missiles. Rod is a past-president of the Red- Army Airborne Command and Control System dier of the year were presented at the annual LTCOL Barry Colvin, product manager Field
stone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of (A2C2S) Product Office When LTC Don Luncheon. Candidates for NCO of the Year
Artillery Launchers, has taken over his new
October 1, 2003 AUSA The Salute
Industry People & Activities the US Army. Hazelwood received his next assignment to were SSGT Brian Arthur, Delta Company;
PM duties in the PEO for Tactical Missiles.
the Air War College at Maxwell AFB. SSGT Stephen Dix of HHC 59th ORD BN;
Irma Tuder, president and CEO of Analytical SGT Jeffrey Vanasselt, Delta Co. and SGT He is now in charge of the Multiple Launch
Services Inc., was appointed to a three year term
Government People & Activities Col. Michael LaValle, Deputy Chief of Staff, G- Patrick Perry, HHC, 59th ORD BN. The Sol- Rocket Systems and High Mobility Artillery
on the advisory council for the Mendoza College Col. Harry Spear turned over the command of 8 (Resource Management) at the USA SMDC dier candidates included SPC Marlon Alvara- Rocket Systems.
of Business at the University of Notre Dame. the USA Corps of Engineers Huntsville Cen- has been recognized by US Black Engineer do, HQ & Alpha; SPC Ha Thu Tran, MEDDAC; Col. David Hafele passed the command of the
ter to Col. John Rivenburgh who comes to and Information Technology Magazine as one SPC Hui Zhao, NCO Academy, SPC Anthony 59th Ordnance Brigade to Col. Joyce Napier
John Irby has joined Elmco as the director of Huntsville from the Huntington, WV corps dis- of the country’s Most Distinguished Black Col- Wright, 95th Maintenance Co. (Korea); and
business development. He was previously trict. Spears retired and joined Computer Sci- lege and University Graduates for 2003. Col. SPC Brandon Barrett, 95th Maintenance Co. 13 August ceremonies. Chief of OrdnanceMG
vice president for advanced programs at Tele- ences Corp. in Huntsville. LaValle came to SMDC in 2000 and left in July (Hawaii). SPC Ha Thu Tran, a medical lab Mitchell Stevenson attended and offered
dyne Brown Engineering and general manag- to serve as the Defense Finance and Account- technician at Fox Army Health Center, was praise for Col. Hafele’s improvements to the
COL Michael E. Cantor was appointed pro- ing Service executive in St. Louis. named Redstone’s Soldier of the Year. Staff Arsenal. Col. Napier was previously assigned
er for TRW, Huntsville Operations. UTenn/64. gram manager for the RAH66 Comanche hel- Sgt. Stephen Dix, administrative NCO for the as commander of the 541st Maintenance Bat-
Larry Gulledge joined QuantiTech Inc as a icopter in the PEO Aviation replacing COL BG(P) Michael R. Mazzucchi officiated at the instructional assistance department, was talion.
senior member of the technical staff. He Bob Birmingham who has retired from the
retired last spring from the government’s service. Cantor was the acting director and
deputy director for the Space Technology
Senior Executive Service after 37+ years of
service. His last assignment was as deputy
Directorate at the Army Space and Missile Hail and farewell
Command and the product manager for the
commander of the Joint Munitions Command exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle in the ground Thirty-eight soldiers, includ- Lt. Col. Dorothy Taneyhill Pvt. Ray Lee Jr. Lt. Col. Ralph Mitchell Hails:
at Rock Island Arsenal. ing 34 officers, arrived for Lt. Col. Michael Wills Lt. Col. Thomas Haase Maj. Matthew Schnaidt
Based Midcourse Defense Program. duty during June. Maj. Michael Carr Maj. Michael Tice Maj. Kevin Krieger LTC(P) John Vaughn
Maj. Joseph Gaines Lt. Col. Lawrence McRae Maj. Thomas Todd III LTC Clarence Johnson
Advanced Optical Systems has named Dr. Spec. Brandon Parrett, AMCOM, beat out LTC Robert Rivas
Lt. Col. Brenda Faye Tate Maj. David Treshansky Lt. Col. Robert Rivas CWO 3 Michael Shambaugh
Keith Farr president and chief operating officer. three other soldiers to receive the coveted Maj. Todd Dudinsky CWO 4 D. Donald Dehnel Maj. Terrence Howard SFC Jay Ragan LTC Michael Steves
He succeeds Dr. Richard Hartman who contin- AMC award of Soldier of the Year at a cere- SFC Douglas O’Connor CWO 4 Dana Ravenberg Maj. John Kerish Sgt. Christopher Hambken MAJ John Eggert
ues to serve as chief executive officer and monial dinner in June at Ft. Belvoir. Parrett Lt. Col. Barbara Norris MSgt. Robert Johnson Maj. Charles May Sgt. Anthony Thomas MAJ John Kerish
chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Andy will returns to AMC for six weeks of additional Maj. Michael Richmond SSgt. Denedra Brown Maj. Walter Robertson Pvt. Daniel Stimpson MAJ Chuck May
Whitehead was promoted to vice president. training to prepare for the Sergeant Major of Maj. David Warnick Maj. Theodore Stevenson Jr. MAJ Sharlene Perry
CWO 4 Walter Vanwinkle Sixty-two soldiers, including Maj. Terry Wilson Sixty-two soldiers, including
the Army competition in September. Both 46 officers and 16 enlisted, 18 officers and 17 enlisted, CPT(P) Jason Shepard
Retired Col. Michael I. Howell has joined MSgt. Robert Barnes. Lt. Col. Anthony Pelczynski
awards were won last year buy AMCOM’s Lt. Col. Dennis Alan Card arrived for duty in July. Lt. Col. Christopher Smith arrived for duty in August.
Northrop Grumman Space Technology as an Spec. Justin Brown (now a sergeant). Lt. Col. Michael Steves. SSgt. Ricardo Gutierrez Maj. Robert Blanchette CSM Gregory Lunn , Farewells:
ILS Integrated Product Team Manager for its CWO 5 John Carnell SSgt. Bruce Litaker Maj. Courtney Cote Delta Company LTC Doug Bushey
Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser program. On June 24 COL Lloyd McDaniels became Col. Carl Owens SFC Larry Morgan Maj. Thomas Kelley SSgt. Marshall Grice LTC David Cook
project manager of the newly-activated Close Lt. Col. Michael Cavalier. Sgt. Roderick Cobb Maj. James Kennedy SSgt. Mark Verren LTC Doug Dever
Ronald C. Hale was appointed executive vice Combat Weapon Systems Project Office. The Lt. Col. Vincent Tobin Maj. Derek Santiago Maj. Reid Vander Schaaf SFC Daniel Crockett Lt. Col. Todd Smith
president and chief financial officer of Eagle office was formed by the merger of the Kinet- Maj. Carl Higgs Capt. Kathleen Kelly Lt. Col. Jackie David SFC Raymond Ehemann
SFC Lawrence Scott Maj. Jennifer Jensen
Support Services Corp. ic Energy Missiles PO and the Close Combat Maj. Brian Tachias Capt. Christopher Plaisted Maj. Frederick Hughes CDR Jeff Carlsen, USN,
Lt. Col. David L. Johnson Lt. Col. Robert Hammons Maj. Robert Mortlock SFC Lonnie Young
Missile Systems PO which were deactivated Lt. Col. Linda Shelley LTC(P) Earnest Harris,
Lon Miller, vice president and general manag- Lt. Col. Lloyd McDaniels SFC Herbert Downer Maj. John Vannoy
in the same ceremony. COL Jed Sheehan, SFC Reggie Johnson CSM Booker Washington LTC Doug Bushey
er of Jacob Sverdrup’s Marshall group, Maj. John Ingram. Sgt. Ousley Ivy
the former KEM PM retired and COL John Maj. Timothy McRae Capt. Frank Hanner Col. Stephen Rust
Sgt. Maj. Enos Hollingsworth Maj. Kevin Peterson
accepted the US Small Business Administra- Weinzettle, the former CCMSPM was reas- Maj. Stephen Milton Capt. Rodney McWhorter Lt. Col. Russell Hinds
Lt. Col. Patti Palmer Maj. Jeffrey Woods
tion’s Award of Distinction. awarded to Jacobs signed to the PEO-WS staff. Col. Bonnie Pearson SFC Jesse Walker Maj. Kelly Sirota
Col. Charles Driessnack Lt. Col. Perry Smith Spec. Tobias Johnson
Sverdrup for their exceptional small business Lt. Col. Jeffrey Mockensturm Lt. Col. Monica Gorbandt Maj. Theodore Perryman Capt. James Brian Rowe
The 832nd Ordnance Battalion came under Pvt. Timothy Cook CWO 3 Roslyn McGruder
subcontracting programs. Maj. Arnold Seay Lt. Col. Carter Hale Maj. Charles Stein Pvt. Charles Edwins
new leadership in late June with the passing Maj. Michael Sloane. Capt. Laura Edwards Lt. Col. Thomas Coburn Pvt. Shaylee Smith CSM Charles Bumpers
Dr. Paul Ruffin, senior research scientist in the colors from the outgoing commander LTC Lt. Col. Elton Akins Capt. Bhavesh Patel Spec. Marlene Butler Pvt. Matthew Zehr Col. Joyce Napier
RDEC applied Sensors Guidance and Elec- Craig Cotter to the new commander LTC Lt. Col. Ralph Deluca Capt. Mary Sullivan CWO 4 Gary Walsh Lt. Col. Arthur Scharein Maj. Leonard Steiner
Brenda Tate. Lt. Col. Kevin Kahley ) Sgt. Torreon Scott CWO 3 Terrance Harr Maj. Karen O’Connor Maj. Emmett Yates
tronics Directorate, has achieved appointment PFC Diana George
Lt. Col. Quentin Peach SSgt. Arnold Scott Capt. Shilisa Geter Capt. Robert Rodgers
to a senior executive service position. On 19 June, BG(P) Michael R. Mazzucchi
6210-C Madison Pike • Huntsville
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