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The 2013 William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy, Jr., and Nick Hoge Awards

The Secretary of the Army has approved the winners of the 2012 William H. Kushnick, and John W. Macy Jr. Awards. There was no winner for the Nick Hoge Award this year.

William H. Kushnick Award (C2 Winners).

* Ms. Deborah Dawson, Supervisory Staff Advisor (Human Capital) at the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity, Aberdeen Proving Ground - Ms. Dawson demonstrated a mastery of human capital management coupled with in depth human resources knowledge and expertise (1 Jan - 31 Dec 12). Her continued quest to develop human capital plans and tools to improve the outcome for Civilian employees and reduce the number of involuntary separations during downsizing was invaluable to the Department of the Army.

* Ms. Evelyn Meaker, Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, Information Services Chief, Civilian Human Resources Agency Europe - Ms. Meaker advanced the Army's technology in support of human resources (1 Jan - 31 Dec 12). She implemented new initiatives, programs, coding and reports and spearheaded many projects that significantly improved the efficiency and productivity of the human resources community worldwide.

John W. Macy Jr., Award.

Dr. Bruce E. Brendle, Jr., Acting Executive Director of Product Development, U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI - Dr. Brendle worked with Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Services Support and Product Manager Bridging, where he formed a partnership with Center for Ground Vehicle Development and Integration and Force Projection Technologies that led to the design and development of the Line-of-Communication Bridge. Dr. Brendle also collaborated with Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems and TARDEC where they formed a partnership to integrate the Global Network on the Move-Active Distribution System onto the Abrams and Bradley Systems. His outstanding civilian leadership, ability to harness and coordinate diverse stakeholder groups, and dedication to growing his team into future leaders significantly contributed to the effectiveness and survivability of tactical ground vehicles for the U.S. Army.

As you all know, the formal presentation of these awards at the Pentagon this year was cancelled due to our fiscal posture. Our honorees will be receiving their awards during a ceremony hosted by a senior leader at their installation or organization.

Please remember to convey your congratulations to these very deserving and distinguished individuals on their achievements and contributions.

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