ARL employees named top winners at 2013 Excellence in Federal Career Awards

February 08, 2013

Story Highlights

  • A dozen ARL employees were named honorees in the 2013 Excellence in Federal Career Awards.
  • They will be honored at a luncheon and ceremony in May in Baltimore.
  • The awards recognize individual and team exceptional and meritorious performance.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) employees will be recognized during the 2013 Excellence in Federal Career Awards Luncheon and Ceremony, May 3, in Baltimore for exceptional and meritorious performance. The event is being held in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week. The awards are sponsored by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB).

FEBs were created by Presidential Directive in 1961 to foster communication, coordination and collaboration among federal field agencies. FEBs build interagency partnerships and community involvement to create and nurture working relationships that address issues of shared interest.

ARL's Silver Finalists were; Dr. Betsy M. Rice, ARL Fellow, who won in the Outstanding Professional (Non-Supervisory) in the Technical, Scientific & Program Support category, Lawrence W. Burton, associate director for operations within the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD), for Outstanding Professional (Non-Supervisory) in the Administrative, Management & Support category, and Donald Little, engineering technician within the Armor Mechanisms Branch of WMRD, for Outstanding Para-Professional (Non-Supervisory) in the Technical, Scientific & Program Support (Individual) area.

The award for Outstanding Administrative Work Group or Team will be presented to the Weapons and Material Research Directorate's Glenda Hammell, Renee Diveley, Mary Laffey, Michael Dykes, Dawn Dugan, Rose Marie Gaines, Amy Crockett, Michele Cooper, John Hightower, Joe Lariviere, Evelyn McDougal, Mary Underwood, Amanda Porter, Lisa Panowicz, Claudia Coleman, Rebecca Burton, Cindy Gentle, and Denise McIntyre.

Dr. William P. Walters, guest research in WMRD's Impact Physics Branch, will be presented the Distinguished Public Service Career award.

ARL Public Affairs and Application Management and Development Branch employees teamed and won a bronze award in the Outstanding Para-Professional (Non-Supervisory) category. Accepting the award in May will be Kathy Zubey, Darrell Roll, Joyce Conant, T'Jae Gibson and Joyce Brayboy of the Public Affairs Office, and Parmvir Singh of the Application Management and Development Branch.

Other bronze winners are Bruce Amrein, chief of the Perceptual Science Branch within Human Research and Engineering Directorate, who will be recognized as an Outstanding Supervisor in the Grade 13 and above category; and Deborah Welsh, a secretary within the Tactical Information Fusion Branch of the Computation and Information Sciences Directorate, who will be recognized in the Outstanding Administrative/Management Assistant (Individual) category.

Amy Dagro, mechanical engineer within the Soldier Protection Sciences Branch of WMRD, was named Rookie Employee of the Year in the Technical Scientific and Program Support category.

According to the Baltimore FEB website, approximately 88% of federal employees are located outside the Washington, DC area. Across the nation, in 28 locations with a high concentration of federal agencies and federal employees, FEBs provide a forum for local federal leaders to share management challenges and strategies to meet agency missions and goals, identify common issues, develop collaborative efforts to address those issues, and share best practices among their peers.


Last Update / Reviewed: February 8, 2013