2018-12-14 / Front Page

Fort Gordon staff receive prestigious award

U.S. Army Installation Management Command


Tiffany Olds, second from right, accepts the IMCOM 2017 Stalwart Award. Olds was one of 15 Army civilian employees to receive the prestigious award. Col. Jim Clifford / Fort Gordon Garrison Commander Tiffany Olds, second from right, accepts the IMCOM 2017 Stalwart Award. Olds was one of 15 Army civilian employees to receive the prestigious award. Col. Jim Clifford / Fort Gordon Garrison Commander JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Two employees with ties to Fort Gordon were recognized for their dedication and accomplishments during a ceremony held in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 28.

Tiffany Olds, chief of the Support Services Division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), and Alfred Scott, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Directorate – Training executive officer (XO), were two of 15 Army civilians to receive the IMCOM 2017 Stalwart Award.

The Stalwart Award is given to employees who distinguish themselves as outstanding IMCOM employees and exceed the call of duty to achieve Army and IMCOM objectives.

Olds’ insistence on excellence resulted in meaningful and positive change for the Fort Gordon community during Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, as she was a change agent with daily dedication to ensure progressive change for DFMWR. She led Capital Purchase Minor Construction (CPMC) projects and renovations to ensure continuation of successful programs and services along with creating new programming in order to provide top quality choices to support healthy lifestyles.

Olds’ many achievements are significant and measurable. From the business perspective, she maintained and executed a Fiscal Year 2017 budget with a final overall Net Income Before Depreciation (NIBD) of $3.3 million with $34 million revenue during the award period from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017.

In addition, she finalized an approved budget for a Fiscal Year 2018 budget with a NIBD of $2.6 million with $33 million revenue including a robust CPMC plan of $9 million.

She provides the insight that prompted immediate solutions to complex funding situations that otherwise would have caused significant delays to projects, and she facilitated the upcoming approval of two-year CPMC construction approvals.

Olds developed a tiger team of skilled professionals to develop a two-day management training course to embrace new and current managers with the skills necessary to be successfully in the DFMWR management team.

The two-day group training is taught in segments by the subject matter experts for the following subject areas: inventory, internal controls, business financial, management, personnel practices, safety, recycling, hand receipts, official travel, government purchase card, purchase request, marketing, and customer service.

This new management training program will ensure management effectively attract and recruit a high caliber workforce in accordance with measurements identified in organizational staffing and hiring goals.

Scott’s exemplary performance and professional demeanor during the period of Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017 is representative of the highest standards and is fully deserving of his recognition as a 2017 Stalwart Award recipient.

During this period, Scott consistently performed above and beyond expectations, supporting and executing IMCOM priorities and objectives while serving as a multi-talented leader in the newly established IMCOM-Training Directorate, under which USAG Fort Gordon falls.

In his capacity as the directorate’s XO during a period of organizational growth from three to thirty-three employees, Scott was called upon to serve as the directorate facility manager, supply officer, information technology officer, protocol officer, executive assistant to the director, and coach and mentor of employee action officers – all while executing his assigned duties as XO for the directorate.

Serving in a new organization with minimal required equipment and no established purchasing or supply accountability capabilities, Scott has led the effort to acquire the necessary IT equipment, established a government purchase card program, and initiated proper accountability procedures for all directorate equipment.

He coordinated with the IMCOM G-6 to purchase the required

IT and telephone equipment that had to be compatible with local systems.

He coordinated with the local Network Enterprise Center to ensure all telephone and computer ports were properly activated, as well as ensured that all newly purchased computers were imaged and activated on the network for new employees.

He directly coordinated with cell phone vendors to establish and execute new contracts for the directorate, and consistently coordinates with multiple organizations in order to get the directorate’s video teleconference operational.

Astonishingly, Scott has relied on tribal wisdom and discovery learning to accomplish these feats and has dedicated excruciatingly long hours of research and engagements to achieve mission success.

He consistently broke new ground as the team had no institutional knowledge or existing capability.

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