Story Number: NNS140902-23Release Date: 9/2/2014 8:40:00 PM
By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized its top performers, Sept. 2, by announcing the junior and senior civilians of the quarter (COQ) for the second quarter of 2014.
Rear Adm. Mike White, NETC commander, praised the awardees as shining examples of the dedication displayed at headquarters.
"The NETC team members we honor as civilians of the quarter are representatives of the tremendously-dedicated professionals we have throughout the Navy training enterprise," said White.
He also noted their efforts are an invaluable part of the education and training mission.
"Our civilians are an indispensable part of our warfighting capability and one of the main reasons we can quickly respond to fleet needs, enabling and ensuring fleet readiness. The work performed by these professionals each and every day throughout our world-wide training commands is key to the success of our Navy and Marine Corps team."
Alex McCrory, a planning program manager in the NETC supply logistics department was named the senior civilian of the quarter. McCrory coordinates facility-related issues in support of the training mission.
"To be selected is a real honor knowing the professional level of work and accomplishments conducted by others within the NETC command," said McCrory. "At the same time, I'm humbled because of the mutual support and teamwork involved in enabling myself and others to do what we do."
Cmdr. Glen Dietrick, N41 staff logistics officer noted that McCrory's nomination for SCOQ was well-deserved.
"Mr. McCrory is a high-octane performer, having successfully managed several infrastructure actions with excellent results, including large facility investments for the Navy's submarine, nuclear, and officer development programs," said Dietrick.
The junior civilian of the quarter, Keith Palmer, works as the program assistant property manager, code N4113. He provides advice to property managers, database users, and organizational personnel on inventory and Personal Property Management (PPM) policy and procedures.
"It was a complete surprise to receive the award," said Palmer. "I greatly appreciate the recognition - this is the highlight of my year."
Palmer's supervisor, Jim Kight, the NETC supply policy program manager, said that his outstanding performance, ability to assess personnel property management shortfalls and recommend and incorporate corrective action were the reasons for Palmer's nomination as JCOQ.
"Keith has done an outstanding job, working independently and managing more than 60 activities and 150 personal property accounts," said Kight. "He came to the NETC enterprise and got up-to-speed on property management in record time."
NETC is the largest shore command in the Navy and is comprised of more than 12,000 military and staff personnel at more than 230 subordinate activities and detachments in the United States and at remote sites overseas. NETC provides training and education to more than 31,000 students on any given day.
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