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    Letterkenny Army Depot commends employee accolades

    Letterkenny Army Depot commends employee accolades

    Photo By Pam Goodhart | 211005-A-BS696-1038 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. Col. Ricky L. Allbritton, commander,...... read more read more



    Story by Dorie Heyer 

    Letterkenny Army Depot

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Three Letterkenny Army Depot employees were recognized as the employees of the quarter in an awards ceremony Oct. 5.

    Matthew Price, an ordnance equipment worker in the Directorate of Industrial Operations, was named as the Wage Grade employee of the quarter. Sean Wolford, a telecommunications specialist in the Directorate of Information Management, and Derrick Born, an environmental protection specialist in the Directorate of Public works, were both named as the General Service employees of the quarter.

    Price was nominated by his supervisor, Jeff Davidson. “Mr. Price has been a critical member of the Hellfire Reset team and plays an important role in the start-up and success of this mission,” Davidson said.

    Price led the training for the Hellfire Reset Launcher training sessions in preparation for the depot’s first on-site Reset mission to Fort Drum January 2021. Price is also a member of the DIO safety committee and works to ensure all mission operations are completed according to depot safety regulations and guidelines.

    “He works well with all team members and maintains a profession demeanor at all times,” Davidson said. “He works closely with all depot personnel to ensure production requirements are met and information is communicated in an effective and efficient manner.”

    Price is also a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and reflected on the importance of the work he executes at Letterkenny. “I enjoy working at Letterkenny because it allows me to directly affect the efforts of the Soldiers in the field,” Price said. “I am proud to be selected as an employee of the quarter. It’s nice to know my work has meaning.”

    Wolford was nominated by his supervisor, David Bompane. “Mr. Wolford is a very motivated and knowledgeable telecommunications specialist working within the integration division of DOIM,” Bompane said.

    Wolford was responsible for the engineering of two modernization efforts that were both approved for Capital Improvement Plan funding. He provided research efforts for the Land Mobile Radio program and significantly contributed to the implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol at LEAD.

    “Mr. Wolford exemplifies the Army values,” Bompane said. “He is truly an extraordinary employee that utilizes all means necessary to meet mission requirements.”

    Wolford has worked as an Army Civilian at Letterkenny since 2005 and dedicates his time outside of work to his family and volunteering. “My favorite thing about Letterkenny is the people; there are so many good, hard-working folks here at the depot,” Wolford said. “It’s a true honor to be selected as an employee of the quarter out of all the extremely talented individuals across this depot. I’m very appreciative of the individual acknowledgement, but I know that I would not be getting this without the amazing team I work with.”

    Born was nominated by his supervisor, Doug Warnock. “Derrick Born has been operating at 150% since the first day he arrived to LEAD,” Warnock said. “He is amazing with his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that impresses everyone he comes into contact with.”

    Born led the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems audit by ensuring the depot’s environmental documents were updated and properly documented. He manages the ISO 14001, storage tank inventory and maintenance, Qualified Recycling Program, water quality compliance, Environmental Performance Assessment System and the Environmental Quality Control Board. Born recently saved the depot $85,000 by renewing the depot’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Industrial Water Treatment Plan – a task that is usually outsourced, costing the depot money.

    “We are extremely appreciative of the job he does,” Warnock said. “We consider him one of the future leaders within DPW.”

    Outside of work, Born volunteers with community activities such as youth sports and area beautification efforts. “I enjoy the unique challenges of working at an Army Organic Industrial Base depot that has direct impacts toward our military readiness and direct support to the warfighter,” Born said. “I work with a great team of professionals in the Directorate of Public Works and the Environmental Management Division that contribute greatly to my individual success. A great deal of credit is due to them.”

    The employee of the quarter awards are one example of how LEAD places emphasis on the success, satisfaction and professional development of its employees. “Our workforce is filled with veterans, retired military, and families of Soldiers with years of technical expertise in their field and a total commitment to our mission,” said Col. Rick L. Allbritton, commander, LEAD. “Our employees at LEAD take their mission to ensure the best quality product to the warfighter as a sacred responsibility.”

    Letterkenny Army Depot is the Army’s premier professional organic maintenance facility that provides overhaul, repair and modifications for tactical missile air defense and space systems, electric power generation equipment and various military vehicles, support systems and protection programs. LEAD is a subordinate of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, and is the Air and Missile Defense and Long Range Precision Fires depot, supporting systems for the Department of Defense, foreign partners and industry. Letterkenny Army Depot was established in 1942 and is a government-owned and -operated industrial installation located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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    Date Taken: 10.14.2021
    Date Posted: 10.14.2021 07:59
    Story ID: 407211
    Location: CHAMBERSBURG, PA, US 

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