The Workplace of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Protection for Chemical and Organic Protection named prime performers for 2022 throughout its second annual awards ceremony on the Pentagon on Feb. 2.
Leanne A. Chacon, of the Joint Program Government Workplace for Chemical, Organic, Radiological and Nuclear Protection , was named recipient of the Chemical and Organic Protection individual-junior award.
“Her actions and effectiveness have been distinctive and contributed considerably to the JPEO-CBRND’s efforts,” mentioned Col. Invoice Epolito, the chief of employees for CBD. “Her extraordinary management and accomplishments because the assistant product supervisor, efficiently main the Cue Well being Industrial Base enlargement acquisition on behalf of the Division of Well being and Human Providers, had been instrumental in offering the U.S. pandemic response with a essential take a look at functionality.”
Chacon additionally offered assist to Subsequent Era Diagnostic System 2 chemical diagnostic program, which Epolito mentioned gives a essential functionality to warfighters for the analysis and safety towards chemical nerve brokers.
Named because the individual-senior award winner was Christopher Earnhart from the JPEO-CBRND.
“His superior management and accomplishments because the chief technical officer for the joint challenge lead for chemical, organic, radiological and nuclear-defense-enabling biotechnologies, had been instrumental in offering modernized risk response fashions to shortly develop medical countermeasures and reduce time-to-field to the warfighter, and permit the joint forces to struggle and win, unencumbered, in any CBRN atmosphere,” Epolito mentioned.
Earnhart additionally facilitated science and know-how, superior improvement, manufacturing and acquisition of medical options to supply U.S. army forces with secure, efficient and progressive methods to reinforce the nation’s bio/protection response functionality, Epolito mentioned.
A bunch award was given to the seven members of the Joint Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Science & Know-how Program Identification Restructure Crew. Crew members got here from each the Joint Science and Know-how Workplace in addition to the Joint CBRN Protection Program Evaluation and Integration Workplace.
These group members included Morya Wallace, Cheri Withers, Anna Younger, Tom Yuzuik, Invoice Thomas, Sandy Rausch and Daybreak Do. The seven had been joined in receiving the award by their management, together with Military Col. Christopher Grice, from JSTO; and Candace Montville of the Joint CBRN Protection PAIO.
“[The team] exemplified excellent teamwork, supporting challenge efforts to streamline and automate science and know-how monetary knowledge throughout a number of monetary programs,” Epolito mentioned. “The synergies established have offered substantial motion ahead in sharing the chemical and organic protection S&T monetary knowledge in assist of the chemical and organic protection program enterprise advocacy administration and reporting efforts into the longer term.”