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Quarterly civilian recognitions, length of service awards

30 Apr 2015 | Sentry Staff Marine Corps Base Quantico

In a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the Clubs at Quantico, Base Commander David W. Maxwell recognized two civilians for their achievements and contributions in the first quarter of 2015. Additionally 13 people were acknowledged for their length of service to the federal government.

Barry Parker was named junior civilian of the quarter. Parker is recognized for his duties as the logistics maintenance management chief, transportation branch, G-4 logistics division, Marine Corps Base Quantico, from Jan. 1 to March 31.

According to his certification, Parker performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner … assuring the transportation branch’s constant readiness and mission capability to support customer non-tactical vehicle and equipment requirements. His management of scheduled maintenance reconciliations aided in the identification of prospective maintenance problems, and his allocation of resources recommendations increased equipment readiness and decreased down-time of critical equipment.

He was the driving force in establishing two contracts which enable the base to remain compliant with federal mandates requiring the use of alternative forms of fuel, and establishing blanket purchase agreements for repeat purchases of repair parts and maintenance services.

Scott Kosco was named senior civilian of the quarter for his service as an engineer design manager, Installation and Environmental Division, Marine Corps Base Quantico, from Jan. 1 to March 31.

Kosco performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. In addition to his own design projects, Kosco took on an increased work load created when other engineers retired or transferred. Of the 19 projects, including demolition of Marine Corps Air Facility hangers, control tower repairs, communication/radar towers, base electric substation and facility arc flash surveys, eight of them Kosco voluntarily adopted in addition to his own projects to keep $19.5m of contracts moving forward — a combined effort of $62m of repairs and construction work on the base. Recognizing the necessity, he provided leadership to staff on funding transactions in the midst of a vacant operations officer position. Kosco was instrumental as key fiduciary liaison between the Marine Corps Installations Command energy manager, base comptroller, naval facilities command project managers, contract offices and fiscal offices, enabling the successful contract awarding of a $7.9m project to install a one-megawatt micro-turbine plant – the first combined heat and power generation plant aboard the base.

Those receiving recognition for their length of service to the federal government are:

10 Years

Kristina Creger, SecBn

Melissa Skidmore, MCCS NAF

James Carter III, G-F

Marious Cobbs, SecBn

Ronald King, G-F

Edwin Ventura, Safety

15 Years

Ernalina Kyle, G-1

Robert Schwartz, MCCS NAF

20 Years

John Morgan, MCCS

25 Years

Brenda Martell, G-4

Dough Rudy, MCCS

30 Years

Michael Butts, G-4

35 Years

Michael Wallace, G-F

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