Annual Award Winners Honored

Middle East District
Published March 8, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District held its Annual Awards Ceremony for fiscal year 2011 on Feb. 16. Commander Col. Jon Christensen presided over the event and presented the awards.

Christensen said that he was honored to help present these awards and thanked everyone for their support of the recipients and the awards program.

"It's been a busy year with a very heavy workload," Christensen said. "It took many great teams to get all this work done. Though individuals won the awards, it comes down to teamwork. I thank all of you who had a part in these successes, whether helping these individuals directly or being part of the nomination process. It is great teamwork and I appreciate all your efforts."

The awards are presented to those who have consistently done quality work on time and within budget. They are the people who exemplify "the spirit and commitment to making the Middle East District the best place for the best people to work," according to the official awards policy.

Nominations for these awards were solicited last fall. Any employee may nominate any other employee for the honors. The awards committee – employees from throughout the district – determines winners and recommendations for each category. The senior leadership team makes the final selections.

FY11 Annual Award recipients were:

Jeremiah Scheler, Office of Counsel, Employee of the Year
Muhammad Khan, Bahrain Resident Office, Field Employee of the Year
John Plummer, Programs and Project Management Division, Project Manager of the Year
Bob Thomas, Engineering Division, Engineer of the Year
Billy Carter, Construction Operations Division, Construction Manager of the Year
Bill Rogers, District Counsel, Supervisor of the Year
Rebecca Moser, Programs and Project Management Division, Support Staff Member of the Year
Judith Leja, Resource Management, Financial Analyst of the Year
Jeremy Becker-Welts, Assistant Counsel, Counsel of the Year
Bahrain Area Office, Safety Award

The Project Delivery Team of the Year was awarded to the U.S. Central Command Multiple Award Task Order Contract team.
Members included:

Program and Project Management Division: John Plummer, Laura Harlow, Allen Dale, Lori Dickson, Rich Dickson
Engineering Division: Michael Allen, Chad Crosbie, Jose Echevarria, Sekhar Henry, Steve Feltner, Chip Hopkins, Farzin Zakeri, Ron Paul, Richard Dipert
Contracting Division: Richard C. Elder, Thuy Le, and Marsha Rudolph Qatar Area Office: Gharib Ibrahim and Adel Botros
Construction Operations Division: Bill Carter, Roger Thomas, Neal Thibault, Denise Bagnell, Todd Hulsey, and Chris Campbell
Office of Counsel: Jeremy Becker-Welts