Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT April-June 2013 Contents Mark A. Compton, director of the Joint
Tactical Networking Center , is currently
serving as acting DPEO C3T.
President Barack Obama nominated
BG John F. Wharton, commanding gen-
eral, U.S. Army Sustainment Command,
Rock Island, IL, for promotion to the
rank of major general.
GEN Raymond T. Odierno, chief
of sta of the Army, announced the
BG Stephen B. Leisenring, commander,
Joint eater Support Contracting
Command, CENTCOM, Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF), to deputy
chief of contracting management, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),
BG James E. Simpson, deputy chief
of contracting management, USACE,
Washington, DC, to commander, Joint
eater Support Contracting Command,
BG Cedric T. Wins, deputy com-
mander, police, NATO Training Mission
-- Afghanistan/Combined Security
Transition Command -- Afghanistan,
to director, Requirements Integration
Directorate, Army Capabilities Integra-
tion Center, U.S. Army Training and
Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-
PEO MISSILES AND SPACE
MARKS CHANGE OF LEADERS
e PEO Missiles and Space community
celebrated the promotion and assignment
of its new leader, BG L. Neil Thurgood,
on Feb. 26 with a promotion ceremony
and change of charter at Redstone
e Senate approved urgood's pro-
motion to brigadier general on Jan. 1.
During the ceremony at Redstone, he
received his rst star in the presence of
his father, LTC Leon urgood (U.S.
Army, Ret) and his brother, MG Keith
L. urgood (U.S. Army Reserve, Ret).
e Honorable Heidi Shyu, the Army
Acquisition Executive and ASA(ALT),
o ciated at the promotion ceremony and
change of charter.
Such ceremonies are important, she said,
to recognize that the new leader "must
become more than he was yesterday.
rough ceremony, he is set apart and
becomes a new leader. rough ceremony,
we recognize those who have come before
and we must build on the legacy of their
achievements," the Redstone Rocket
quoted Shyu as saying.
urgood had been DPEO Missiles and
Space. Barry J. Pike, SES, who was serv-
ing as acting PEO, has returned to the
position of DPEO.
urgood thanked the "mentors who have
taken the time to teach and coach me
through the years ... who gave a young
man lots of opportunities to be successful
and opened a lot of doors." Growing up
in the Army, his parents provided their
family "with di erent views of the world
we traveled around," said urgood, who
honored Vietnam's prisoners of war and
the nation's veterans, whose "sel ess ser-
vice have created a great legacy and shown
us there is more to life, a greater purpose"
and that "each task is important."
Looking ahead, urgood said, " e
accomplishments of the past will be
challenged by the resource-constricted
environment of our future. As Winston
Churchill said, 'We have run out of
money; now we have to think.' I have no
doubt you are up to the challenge."
PEO AVIATION CHIEF
AWARDED LEGION OF MERIT
CW5 Jack Tartaglia was presented the
Legion of Merit award by MG William
"Tim" Crosby, PEO for aviation, during
a luncheon Jan. 16 in Huntsville, AL,
marking Tartaglia's retirement after 33
years of military service. Tartaglia began
his military career in the U.S. Air Force in
1970 as a C-130 crew chief and mechanic
and entered the Army in 1991, complet-
ing initial entry rotary wing quali cation.
His career culminated in his assignment
to the Cargo Helicopters Project Man-
agement O ce.
In the course of his career, Tartaglia
ser ved as a tech supply o cer, test pilot,
production control o cer, maintenance
test ight evaluator, and evaluation and
standardization o cer, and accumulated
4,000 ight hours. Crosby, who rst
met Tartaglia when he was a WO1, said,
"Always look back at that uniform and
remember that you made a big di erence
for your country."
e Legion of Merit recognizes excep-
tionally meritorious conduct in the
performance of outstanding services
LEGION OF MERIT
CW5 Jack Tartaglia is presented the Legion
of Merit award by MG William "Tim" Crosby,
PEO for aviation, during Tartaglia s retirement
luncheon Jan. 16 in Huntsville, AL. (U.S. Army
photo by Sofia Bledsoe)
CAREER CORNER / ON THE MOVE
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