AMCOM launches course for new federal employees

By Lisa Hunter | U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command | April 1, 2019

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. —

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command will offer a new course geared toward teaching new federal employees needed skills for career and professional development.

The course, Emerging New Leaders Program (ENL), is an updated version of the Upward Leader Investment for Tomorrow (UpLIFT), according to Jared Tarver, a Human Resources specialist assigned to AMCOM G1. 

“This course is open to all new Department of Defense, Department of the Army and other federal employees assigned to Redstone Arsenal. It’s sort of a ‘greening course’ to teach the employees core competencies, such as basics of leadership, communication, the Army Values, and effective presentation skills,” Tarver said. 

AMCOM created and hosts several professional development courses that meet the needs of the Army, the Army Materiel Command and AMCOM. For AMCOM specifically, the courses meet the AMCOM Line of Effort 3, Human Dimension, to build and sustain a team of professional trained, resilient and ready workforce of flexible and adaptive leaders, and multi-skilled Soldiers and civilians. 

The first ENL class is scheduled for June 11 -27. The students attend class three days each week for three weeks. During the course, the students will complete a “selfless service” project at a local non-profit organization, listen to talks from various guest speakers, complete and present a group presentation on what they learned in the course and how they plan to incorporate the Army Values into their daily life. 

“The students gain insight and knowledge about value-based leadership, networking and a host of other beneficial skills they need to grow in their careers,” Tarver said. 

Most of the classes will be held at Toftoy Hall, here on Redstone Arsenal, but the students will also take a one-day staff ride to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to “immerse participants in the daily life of the Warfighter, our client,” Tarver said. “This trip helps them to connect the dots between such tasks as ordering aircraft parts to the actual use of the helicopter on the battlefield.”

Registration is open until May 24. The employee’s supervisor must approve the application for the employee to be considered for the course. Interested employees may register at https://amcom.aep.army.mil/G3/CMD/suptool/LMS/default.aspx. For those who do not have access to AMCOM’s SharePoint site, contact Jared Tarver by email at usarmy.redstone.amcom.mbx.lift@mail.mil or (256) 842-9040.

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Egyptian Army Col. Mohamed Hamdy began his new position as U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Egypt Apache Program foreign liaison officer, or FLO, in October and is working to make the relationship between the United States and Egypt’s AH-64 Apache programs more efficient. Hamdy also supports other Egypt foreign military sales programs.

AMCOM Commander, Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, and other AMCOM senior leaders meet with senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command and Maj. Gen. Tim Gowan, Deputy Commanding General for Army Futures Command regarding AMCOM’s best practices for Aviation sustainment
AMCOM commander discusses Army aviation sustainment model with Navy aviation leaders
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Jan. 8, 2019
Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy’s structure.

Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Gabram, commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, addresses the AMCOM work force during a Town Hall at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Nov. 26.
AMCOM reflects on 2018’s accomplishments and special events
By Traci Boutwell and Tawana Townsend | Dec. 31, 2018
The year 2018 is almost over, so all of us here at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command are taking a moment to reflect on some of the outstanding achievements our team has accomplished this year. And, since we’re in the holiday spirit, we thought we’d share this year’s accomplishments and special events in a festive (sort of) way. So, here’s to all of the AMCOM workforce, the commands and organizations that made 2018 a success. But, instead of entertaining you with a rousing rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we’re sharing AMCOM’s Top 12 Highlights for the year that was 2018.

Bill Marriott, left, Deputy to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, presents a Value Engineering award plaque to Don Nitti, acting director of the AMCOM Logistics Center, during an award ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Nov. 28
Team Redstone members receive Value Engineering – Life Cycle Cost Reduction awards
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 28, 2018
Once again, numerous Team Redstone organizations were recognized by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, or AMCOM, for Value Engineering, or VE, and Life Cycle Cost Reduction projects that achieved significant savings and addressed Army readiness during a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Nov. 28.

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Command’s leadership class has uplifting field trips
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 28, 2018
Fifteen students and two instructors from AMCOM’s Upward Leader Investment for Tomorrow, or UpLIFT, program took a staff ride to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to gain insight and perspective on how the command supports active Army aviation units.

AMCOM Branch Aviation Maintenance Officer, Chief Warrant 5 Mike Cavaco (center), participated in the Expeditionary Operations in Support of Large Scale Combat Operations panel at the 46th annual Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Sustainment Symposium held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Nov. 13 and 14. He was accompanied on the panel by Col. Craig Alia (left), Chief of Staff for the Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hauke (right), Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Ala
AMCOM educates Aviation enterprise at Cribbins symposium
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 13, 2018
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command leaders joined forces with industry representatives to ensure future generations of Army aviation Soldiers and equipment are prepared for any and all impending missions at the 46th annual Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Sustainment Symposium held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Nov. 13-14. AMCOM Commander, Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram gave the keynote address to more than 200 participants.

Alysia Greer, a G-1 Human Resource specialist assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, receives the AMCOM MVP award during the Aug. 22 AMCOM Town Hall
And the award goes to… the best AMCOM employees
By Traci Boutwell | Nov. 8, 2018
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command is recognizing team members who surpass their normal duties by awarding them the AMCOM Top Employee of the Quarter and AMCOM Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.

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Aviation enterprise members see collective picture
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 7, 2018
More than 280 members of the Army aviation community gathered at the Aviation and Missile Command headquarters during the AMCOM 101 for Aviation, Oct. 30-31.

William Marriot, AMCOM Deputy to the Commander, delivers a speech about AMCOM's current plans to strengthen strategic depth across Army Depots during the AAAA 14th Luther G. Jones Army Aviation Forum in Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 24, 2018. Photos by Ervey Martinez
AAAA hosts 14th Luther G. Jones forum focus on CCAD, aviation depot readiness
By Quentin Johnson | Oct. 24, 2018
Amidst the cooling weather by the bay, the Army Aviation Association of America hosted the 14th Luther G. Jones Army Aviation Depot Forum at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, Corpus Christi, Oct. 24 - 25. Hundreds of aviation professionals, national and local officials, military members, industry leaders, retirees and enthusiasts, were on hand to network and enhance awareness and efficiencies in the field of Army Aviation and maintenance.

Students in the AMCOM iLIFT class participate in discussions during their first session of the program. (Photo by Traci Boutwell, AMCOM Public Affairs)
Army leadership class continues to grow, improve Redstone employees
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Oct. 17, 2018
The LIFT program, which is hosted by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s G1 Training and Career Management Division, began in2005. Since that time, successive AMCOM commanders and deputy commanders, along with a host of other senior leaders across Redstone Arsenal, have supported and grown the program to meet the needs of Army civilian leader readiness.

Raychon Betts, Prototype Integration Facility government project lead, speaks with Redstone Arsenal noncommissioned officers during an NCO professional development event Sept. 27. Enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command invited noncommissioned officers from across Team Redstone to visit the PIF at Barclay Hall to learn how it offers its customers the necessary acquisition tools to aid in executing projects. (Photo by Jason Cutshaw
NCOs learn about installation’s Prototype Integration Facility
By Jason Cutshaw | Sept. 27, 2018
Enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Materiel Command invited noncommissioned officers from across Team Redstone to visit the Prototype Integration Facility, or PIF, at Barclay Hall to learn how it offers its customers the necessary acquisition tools to aid in executing projects during an NCO professional development, or NCOPD, event Sept. 27.

Don Nitti, Director, AMCOM Logistics Center, spoke to participants during the AMCOM G1 kicked off their enhanced Item Manager training courses.
AMCOM pilots new training program for ALC item managers
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Sept. 25, 2018
The AMCOM Logistics Center working with AMCOM G1 has kicked off their enhanced Item Manager training courses.

Christina Reddy who works in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's High Energy Laser Division describes the capabilities of the Mobile Experimental High Energy Laser to the AMCOM 101 participants during the SMDC tour. (Photo by Jason Cutshaw)
AMCOM brings senior air defense leaders together
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Sept. 20, 2018
Class was in session at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) when more than 90 senior leaders from the Army’s Air Defense community gathered, Sept. 20 and 21, to participate in the AMCOM 101 for Missiles.

Destinee Croom, an item manager for Black Hawk helicopters, speaks with Maj. Matthew Brown about Apache aircraft components. (Photo by Preston Benson, RTC)
Item managers visit aviation systems they support
By Traci Boutwell | Aug. 3, 2018
Fifteen workers from the Aviation and Missile Command climbed aboard a Chinook helicopter and peered into the cockpits of both Apache and Black Hawk helicopters during a demonstration at the Redstone Test Center’s Aviation Flight Test Directorate, Aug. 3.

The LEAD workforce stands in front of the rebuilt Avenger Systems in the back garage of maintenance facility, Building 350. (Courtesy Photo)
Letterkenny Army Depot completes 72nd Avenger in support of deterrence mission in Europe
By Nora Zubia | Aug. 2, 2018
In support of one of the Army Chief of Staff’s priority initiatives, Letterkenny Army Depot, a subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, recently completed the overhaul of 72 Avenger systems.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Araceli Rial has joined the Aviation and Missile Command team as the missile maintenance officer. (Courtesy Photo)
Missile officer brings experience, passion for her work
By Julie Frederick | July 27, 2018
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Araceli Rial has known two things since she was 14 years old: that she wanted to serve in the Army and be an air defender.

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Lahmon brings 23 years’ of experience in pastoral counsel and ministry to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command workforce. His office is in the Sparkman Center, Building 5300, room 5130. (Photo by Julie Frederick)
New Chaplain joins AMCOM, immediately called into service
By Julie Frederick | July 13, 2018
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has a new chaplain, and his advice and counsel have already been vital to the extended AMCOM family. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Lahmon officially signed in to AMCOM as the new chaplain, July 13.

Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, AMCOM commanding general, and Maj. Gen. William Gayler, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, chaired the General Officer Steering Committee at the end of the 2018 Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference, July 12.2018 Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference. (Photo by Julie Frederick)
Aviation leaders talk readiness, plans for sustaining the fleet longer
By Julie Frederick | July 12, 2018
Fifty senior Army aviators and logisticians from around the world converged on Huntsville last week for the annual Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference (WALC) to discuss the future of Army aviation sustainment and maintenance.

Since assuming responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major for the Army Aviation and Missile Command, July 3, Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Dove is taking every opportunity to learn about the organization and its missions. (Courtesy Photo)
Leadership, logistics and family are all part of the latest adventure for new AMCOM Command Sergeant Major
By Julie Frederick | July 3, 2018
Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Dove assumed the responsibilities as the eighth Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, July 3.

Wade Pasquarella, Maintenance Surveillance Branch Chief for the Aviation Center Logistics Command at Fort Rucker, Ala., was recognized for his service with the 2017 Louis Dellamonica Award. (Courtesy Photo)
ACLC branch chief receives 2017 AMC Louis Dellamonica Award
By AMCOM Public Affairs | June 29, 2018
Wade Pasquarella, Maintenance Surveillance Branch Chief for the Aviation Center Logistics Command at Fort Rucker, Ala., was recognized for his service with the 2017 Louis Dellamonica Award.

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper hosts the annual Presidental Rank Award Ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium June 25, 2018.  (U.S.Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia)
AMCOM’s Deputy to the Commanding General receives Presidential award
By AMCOM Public Affairs | June 25, 2018
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Deputy to the Commanding General, William P. Marriott, accepted the FY 2017 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, June 25.

Steve Fisher, the AMCOM Human Resources training manager, speaks with a recent graduate about job opportunities during the AMCOM Job Fair held Thursday. (Photo by Traci Boutwell)
Resumes stack up at AMCOM job fair
By AMCOM Public Affairs | May 17, 2018
The Aviation and Missile Command’s Human Resources team met with more than 1,200 job seekers Thursday at the AMCOM Job Fair.