May 8, 2014 -- style="text-align: left;">Three teams and one individual from Marine Corps Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems have been recognized by the Navy for their efforts in the acquisition field.
Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, announced the winners in a memorandum to Navy and Marine Corps commands May 5.
“Thank you for your dedication and hard work in making every dollar count,” Stackley wrote. “I can personally say that your contributions to acquisition excellence are felt in your commands and across the fleet.”
The DON Acquisition Excellence Awards were established to recognize and motivate individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellent performance in the acquisition of products and services for the Department of Navy.
“We could not be more proud of the work being done in both MCSC and PEO Land Systems,” said Brig. Gen. Frank Kelley, MCSC commander. “Our programs made significant strides over the past year in what may have been some of the toughest fiscal times for our workforce and our Corps. Everyone being recognized—whether individually or as part of a team—is deserving of this honor for their contributions to our warfighters.”
The awards will be presented during a ceremony to be held at the Pentagon in June. MCSC and PEO LS winners include:
Lee Bond, PEO LS - Acquisition Professional of the Year
Networking on the Move - Technology Transition Award
MCSC - Office of Small Business Programs Secretary's Cup
Amphibious Combat Vehicle Study Team, Marine Corps/Navy Team - Innovation Excellence Acquisition Team of the Year
In all, four individuals and 10 teams were selected among the more than 70 nominations submitted from across the Navy and Marine Corps.