Meritorious Essay – Mrs. Carrie Limo

Mrs. Limo was selected for the Meritorious Essay Award. Mrs. Carrie Limo is a Logistics Management Specialist for the Logistics Panel, Directorate of Resource Integration, DCS/Logistics, Engineering & Force Protection (HQ USAF/A4).  She has worked for DoD for the last 16 years and currently serves as the Lead Logistics Analyst for Air Force planning and programming in support of the $23B logistics portfolio. Mrs. Limo is responsible for the advocacy of logistics resource requirements thr...
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Distinguished Essay – Col Naomi Mercer

Lieutenant Colonel Naomi Mercer was selected for the Distinguished Essay Award.  Lieutenant Colonel Naomi Mercer is the Chief of Command Policy in the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Department of the Army.  Her portfolio includes: the Soldier 2020 (Gender Integration) and the religious accommodation programs.  She earned a doctorate in Literary Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of the 2015 book, Toward Utopia...
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Excellence in Community Outreach – Dr Pam Clay

Dr. Pamela Clay is dedicated to service to the DoD and the northern Virginia community.  In 2016, she because a Master Food Volunteer for the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Using nearly one week of annual leave to take required training, she passed a readiness test and began volunteering.  She has volunteered for 13 events over 18 months that range from assisting with school nutrition programs to providing food demos at the Arlington Food Assistance Center.  With a strong desire to serve in min...
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Excellence in Mentorship – Ms. Melissa Blakesly

Ms. Melissa Blakesly has a genuine love of mentoring and steps in when she sees a gap in mentorship.  In addition to mentoring 38 women, she has mentored 21 male participants.  Ms. Blakesly is very active in the Acquisition Shadow Program which involves numerous individuals from the acquisition FM community who visit the DC area for mentoring and shadowing.   For female mentees, she drives home the Forbes statistic:  “men apply for a job if they have 60% of the skills required, women apply only ...
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Excellence in Leadership – Ms. Che Glover

Ms. Che Glover is a role model for women in a historically white male dominated field.  As a difference maker, she generously gives of her time to work closely with employees, especially females for the betterment of the organization and all employees.  As a result of a work group she led, a new office in NCIS was established:  the Diversity & Inclusion Program Office along with the first-ever NCIS Chief Diversity Officer hired in July.  The innovative and strategic program effectively a...
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Join us for coffee tomorrow!

Please join us for an informal networking social this Thursday morning 27 Sep.  We will meet at a table in front of Starbucks in the Pentagon main cafeteria (ground floor between the 10th and 1st corridors).  Stop by any time between 9:30 and 10:30.  We will provide coffee and tea.  Please share the invitation freely and bring a friend!  Be sure to bring business cards if you have them. No RSVP necessary for this event.  Save the date for our next event too!  16 October we'll hold our Net...
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