NEWS | Dec. 28, 2011

AMC announces 2011 Annual Contracting Award Winners

By Senior Airman Anthony J. Hyatt Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Air Mobility Command recently announced the 2011 Annual Contracting Award winners and Joint Base Charleston was runner-up in three categories.

Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting-Supervisory (Runner-up):
Robert Hood Jr., from the 628th Contracting Squadron, JB Charleston

Outstanding Contracting Unit-Large (Runner-up):
628th CONS, JB Charleston

Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer, Staff Sgt. Ronald L. King Award (Runner-up):
1st Lt. Lauren Davis, 628th CONS, JB Charleston
"First Lieutenant Lauren Davis epitomizes the excellence the contracting community expects from our young officers," said Lt. Col. Tyr Brenner, 628th CONS commander.

Her efforts resulted in a $1.1 billion theater-wide security contract allowing coalition forces to return home from 34 forward operating bases in the theater.

"This (Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting-Supervisory) award is the highest AMC civilian award in contracting and no one is more deserving (than Hood)," Brenner added.

"Nothing happens at Joint Base Charleston without direct contracting involvement. I couldn't be more proud of the outstanding professionals that comprise the 628th Contracting Squadron. Being named the Outstanding Large Contracting Squadron in AMC Runner-up speaks volumes about their dedications to the mission," said Brenner. "The hard work culminated in a record setting year in both dollars and contracting actions. Support at its finest!"

Congratulation to JB Charleston's winners.