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NEWS | June 12, 2015

88th RSC maintenance facility wins Army supply excellence awar

By Story by Alun Thomas 88th Regional Support Command

ARLINGTON, Va. - Army Maintenance Support Activity 38 was awarded the Army’s supply excellence award during the 11th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army’s Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony, hosted at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, June 10.

AMSA 38, which is based in Wichita, Kansas, and falls under the 88th Regional Support Command, was one of 15 logistics units recognized for superior performance in supply operations, after being judged by evaluators from the U.S. Army Transportation, Ordnance, and Quartermaster Centers. 

Every year the 88th RSC selects AMSA’s throughout the commands 19-state-region who have been nominated for excellence and sends their packets up to the United States Army Reserve Command, said David Fyfe, director of logistics, 88th RSC.

“USARC holds a board and does an evaluation of all the packets and if they meet their minimum requirements they are nominated to the DA (Department of the Army) level,” Fyfe said. “The DA does a packet review and if they still meet the requirements they’ll then do an onsite evaluation.”
“With their combined score in both packet and onsite evaluations, AMSA 38 was superior in every category, earning the supply excellence award,” Fyfe said.

At a minimum they had to meet an 80-90 percent success rate, which they did successfully and allowed them to receive an award at the ceremony, he said.

Receiving the award on behalf of AMSA 38 was Eric Hollinger, a heavy mobile equipment supervisor, and Wendy Rich, a tools and parts attendant, both of whom have contributed significantly to the AMSA’s success, Fyfe said.

“They support the Army equipment for the units in their area and do a very good job of maintaining records and supply accountability throughout the whole year process,” Fyfe said. “It takes a lot of work to do day-to-day business, but to recognize the ones that are doing an outstanding job and by the books, this is what it takes.”

“This is how they’re recognized for that effort and we couldn’t be prouder of them,” he concluded.