Letterhead for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1
MAY 30, 2014

Subject: Announcement of Kushnick, Macy and Hoge Award Winners


Fellow Civilian Human Resource Professionals,

As the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel and the Functional Chief Representative for CP-10, I am pleased to announce the Secretary of the Army approved the winners of our annual William H. Kushnick and John W. Macy Jr. Awards, and the Acting ASA(M&RA) approved the winner of the Nick Hoge Awards.

The winner of the 2013 William H. Kushnick Award is Mr. David Helmer, Chief, Labor Management and Employee Relations Division, Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, HQDA. David is known throughout the HR community and respected at all levels for his professionalism and expertise in the Labor Relations field as well as other Human Resource areas.

The winner of the 2013 John W. Macy Jr., Award is Mr. Freddie L. Giddens, Deputy Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud. Mr. Giddens is recognized for excellence in leadership which resulted in vastly improved customer service and mission accomplishment for the 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

The winner of the 2013 Nick Hoge Award is Ms. Dianne Smith, Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, U.S. Army Garrison A.P. Hill. The theme of Ms. Smith's award winning paper is that the High Performance Team (HPT) Process Model for Leadership Development should be used as the framework to solve an organization's challenges. I have attached the paper for your reading.

Our winners will be presented their awards during a ceremony hosted by the Under Secretary of the Army on Monday 9 June 2014 at 1000 at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

That evening, I will host a banquet in their honor at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club. Anyone wishing to attend either of these events should contact Mr. Juan Rodriguez, (703) 806-3082 or via email at juan.rodriguez16.civ@mail.mil

Please join me in conveying congratulations to these very deserving and distinguished individuals on their achievements and contributions.

Hope to see you at the banquet and look forward to meeting many of you at the Board of Directors meeting!


               JAY D. ARONOWITZ
                                    Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

Attach (Dianne Smith Paper)