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#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @ArmyContracting’s Lt. Col. John Edmonds

Describe your current position:

Commander of four Army CRTs at Army Contracting Command - New Jersey; Fort Dix, NJ; and Picatinny Arsenal, Pa.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have a masters in Military Arts/Science and am DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting and Program Management.

Tell us more about yourself:

I live in DC and have two kids - son recently commissioned, and daughter who will graduate soon and is headed to University of Georgia.  In my spare time I enjoy golf and watching NFL. 

How does your job support the Soldier?

By mentoring and leading organizations to achieve the mission and supporting the war fighter.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @HAFB David Stark

Describe your current position:

I am chief of the 60-person Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Operational Contracting Branch.  I support Air Force Sustainment Center and the 75th Air Base Wing with strategic and contract support.  My three-section branch was awarded $120 million in fiscal year 2013 for ABW and tenants.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have a bachelors and a masters, am DAWIA Contracting Level III and Program Management Level I certified, and have an unlimited warrant.  I have completed Squadron Officer School, Air War College (In-work), and Air Command & Staff College.  I’m also an adjunct professor at Webster State University.

Tell us more about yourself:

I call Ogden, Utah home. I’ve been married to my wife, Robin, for 13 years. We have 4 children and are expecting our 5th next month.  In my spare time I enjoy skiing, biking, motorcycles and hiking.

How does your job support the Soldier?

My job directly supports 22,000 Airmen stationed at Hill AFB mission contracting requirements, from dining facilities to medical services.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @FortCampbell Master Sgt. Keith Joseph

Describe your current position:

As the senior enlisted advisor for the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky.,  I’m responsible for the health, welfare and moral of all Soldiers.  I help maintain a healthy work environment and oversee operations and accountability of Soldiers’ training.

Describe your professional/education background:

I’m a graduated from Excelsior College with a degree in business management with a 3.7 GPA.

Tell us more about yourself:

I’m a native of New Orleans and in my spare time enjoy jazz, cooking and boating.  I’m married and we have two children and three grandchildren.

How does your job support the Soldier?

My job is 100% Soldier support.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @Kentucky_Guard Lt. Col. Brent Wilkins

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Describe your current position:

I currently work as the contract team leader for the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1988th Contingency Contracting Team and am preparing for deployment in the future.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have completed Command and General Staff College as well as the Army Intermediate Contracting Course and am DAWIA Level II certified.

Tell us more about yourself:

I live in Frankfort, Ky., and have a 17-year-old son, Nick, who loves to play golf.  I enjoy spending time watch my son play golf and with my girlfriend, Tamara, who lives in Michigan.  I’m a University of Kentucky sports fan.

How does your job support the Soldier?

As a contract team leader/contract specialist I contract for supplies and services to support the units and service members of all services.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @IllinoisNG Capt. David Picchi

Describe your current position:

I am a contracting officer at the Illinois National Guard's 1965th Contingency Contracting Team.  During the exercise I am chief/officer in charge of RCC-P.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have a bachelors in economics from Northern Illinois University and a masters in public administration from Illinois.  Additionally I am Level III DAWIA certified from the Defense Acquisition University.

Tell us more about yourself:

I call Springfield, Ill., home.  I have a beautiful wife, Becky, and an 18-month-old son, Henry.  In my spare time I travel with my family and watch performance street and race cars.

How does your job support the Soldier?

I provide the functional bridge between the logistical needs of the commander and the funds he has available to procure the goods and services needed while supporting the Soldier. 

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @AFLCMC Dana Alexander

Describe your current position:

As a contracting officer at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where I supervise two civilians and one officer.  I am a procuring contracting officer with an unlimited warrant in the Advance Program Division located at Eglin Air Force Base.

Describe your professional/education background:

I earned a masters of military arts and science for Air Command and Staff College and a masters in business administration from Touro University.  I’m also DAWIA Level III certified.

Tell us more about yourself:

I am prior Air Force Captain and was on active duty for six years.  I’ve bee an Air Force civilian for six years as well.  I live in Navarre, Fla., but call Lancaster, Pa., home.  I’ve been married to my husband, a USAF military police veteran, for 19 years.

In my spare time I enjoy outdoors activities, run half marathons and traveling. I hope to visit Australia one day.

How does your job support the Soldier?

I procure systems that provide air superiority for our service members.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @fortleonardwood Tunissha Marshall

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Describe your current position:

I’m a contracting officer at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s Fort Leonard Wood office.  As a KO for the mission team my primary customer is TRADOC and I’m working a $100 million IDIQ for services and supply requirements for the three schools on the installation.  I also serve as a mentor to my 51C teammates and junior specialists.

Describe your professional/education background:

I’m a graduate of the Army Management Staff College Intermediate Course, Level III certified in contracting and Level I certified in program management.   I have a bachelors of science in computer information systems and am working on my graduate degree in business administration.

How does your job support the Soldier?

When I was with the Corps of Engineers I worked on the Stryker Village barracks at Fort Campbell, providing quality housing to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers. 

While working for the Army Test Command supporting the Operational Test Command I worked on requirements that were going to be fielded to Soldiers. 

I consider it a privilege to work on requirements such as these because they directly support the war fighter, especially since I’m married to one.

Tell us more about yourself:

Fort Leonard Wood is my current home.  I’m a proud Army wife to my husband Staff Sgt. Montrell Marshall.  We have two boys - Paul (15) and Jordan (9).  We are currently gearing up for move to Brussels where I’m hoping to be transferred to the local Expeditionary Contracting Command office. 

In my spare time I coach soccer and enjoy photography.  I’m active in my church, Metamorphosis Outreach, where we feed the community on the first Sunday of each month.

OCSJX-14 has provided an excellent training opportunity.  The Warrior Training Tasks were a challenge but with my RCC-D teammates I completed all the tasks to include qualifying on the M9 range. I have learned from the Air Force and Navy teammates which has given me an insight on other ways to get the mission accomplished.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @USNavy Cmrd. Luis Trevino

Describe your current position:

I’m currently the deputy of E-business and policy at the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy an am responsible for development of contracting e-business systems.

Describe your professional/education background:

I am a joint qualified officer with an MBA in contracting acquisition from the Navy Postgraduate School, class of 2004. I earned my bachelors from Texas A&M in 1993.

Tell us more about yourself:

I am from Corpus Christi, Texas but now live in Springfield, Va.  I am married to Amy and we have three children - Victoria (12), Roger (10) and Julie (7).

How does your job support the Soldier?

My job provides e-business solutions for contracting professional on the battlefield.  I am also responsible for writing operational contract support doctrine.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: #AirForce Senior Airman Amanda Nesbitt

Describe your current position:

I am a contract specialist at the 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  I’m currently supporting the construction flight at Keesler AFB.  At OCSJX-14 I’ve worked as an instructor/operator for the Egress Trainer and am now with the Joint Visitors Bureau providing logistics support to distinguished visitors. 

Describe your professional/education background:

I’ve been in contracting for more than three years and am APDP Level I certified.  I have a bachelors of science in business administration from Troy University.

Tell us more about yourself:

I’m stationed at Keesler AFB but am originally from Oregon.  I have one dog, Apollo, and in my spare time I sing opera and the National Anthem for community and base events.  I’m also a Girl Scout Troop leader and love to hike and run.

How does your job support the Soldier?

Previously, I acquired supplies and services that supported Air Force training missions at Keesler and the Air Force’s second largest hospital. I recently moved to the construction flight where I administer contracts to monitor performance on projects including dorm renovations and HVAC replacements.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @WrightPattAFB Capt. Joshua Nabors

Describe your current position:

I’m stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio where I’m the 773rd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron medical services flight commander.  During the exercise, I work in the Joint Visitors Bureau providing support for incoming distinguished visitors.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have been in contracting for seven years.  I have an unlimited warrant and am APDP Level III (contracting).  I have a BSBA in Accounting from East Carolina University and I was a distinguished graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School where I received my MBA with a concentration in strategic sourcing.

Tell us more about yourself:

I call Suffolk, Va., home.  I’m lucky to be married to my wife, Mandy, and we have two dogs.  In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, working around the house, running and watching sports.

How does your job support the Soldier?

I am currently responsible for all medical service contracts that place doctors, nurses and support staff contractors in the medical treatment facilities in the Air Force around the world.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @AFLCMC Maj. Jason Reyes

Describe your current position:

I am the cASM program manager at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.  I’m the lead PM on an ACAT III level joint program.  I’m responsible for cASM development and sustainment for the Office of Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

Describe your professional/education background:

I have an MBA and have been a PM for more than 11 years in various weapon and information technology systems.  I’m a Level 3 certified PM through the Defense Acquisition University.

Tell us more about yourself:

I call San Antonio, Texas home but I currently live in Dayton, Ohio.  In my spare time I enjoy activities such as martial arts and playing sports.

How does your job support the Soldier?

My job supports service members by providing a system they can use to prepare a requirements package electronically for procurements.

#OCSJX14 Spotlight: @USARNORTH’s Sgt. Maj. Maurice Mimms

Describe your current position:

As the Army North’s Task Force 51 Command Sgt. Maj. my role is as the senior adviser to the commander, including Soldier health and well fair.  I am also the TFMED Sgt. Maj. 

Describe your professional/education background:

I am contracting officer representative certified, billing officer and contingency acquisition sustainment model trainer.  I have a masters degree in human resources, bachelors degree in business administration and am a seminary graduate with a masters in divinity. I’m also a supply, logistics and medical logistics representative and subject matter expert.  

How does your job support the Soldier?

My job ensures that the operational Soldier or joint service member has everything they need to properly support the civilians in distress.

Tell us more about yourself:

I call Willingboro, NJ home. My wife, Pamela, is a pastor and we have two children, Maurice Jr and Christinna.

It has been a blessing to be part of OCSJX-14 because it allowed me the opportunity to meet so many fine leaders, especially in my sister units. 

Our mission is so vital, when we think about supporting our civilian population during a natural disaster.  My original mission was just to be the subject matter expert and logistical leader for Task Force Medical (C2Cr2-A).  However, as the senior noncomissioned officer on the ground, I assumed Command Sgt. Maj. status for basically all of the joint task forces. 

This was challenging but very exciting.  My primary role as the CSM was to ensure that everyone was accounted for, had all of their life support and are able to work together.

I have been very blessed that I have been able to coach, mentor and teach service members of every branch.  

During my first opportunity to speak to the entire JTF group there were several areas that I addressed:

  • I heard this on here: TEAM, TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More, Treat Everyone As a Member)
  • Assign a battle buddy
  • When things don’t make sense or you find yourself getting frustrated, always default to smiling.  Go take a break, and take it easy - it will be o.k.

I have learned in ministry that nothing is so bad that God can’t take care of it. During my conversations with my troops, i told them that I was a pastor and that they could talk to me about anything.

God has put it in my heart to minister to service members for many years and that is what I do on a daily basis.  I have found that service members don’t always need to hear an answer, but just need someone to listen.  Service members don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.