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Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, Office of the Army Chief Information Officer, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center, PEO C3T, PEO Soldier
Andrea “Andi” Fehl is the assistant product manager for DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations Tools within PEO EIS’ Cyber Platforms and Systems (CPS) product office.
Born and raised in the Army, Fehl lived overseas in Germany and Italy before establishing roots in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She’s worked at PEO EIS for over 10 years across several programs and commands an extensive knowledge of the history of the portfolio. She is a “have-car-will-travel” kind of adventurer, manages her own travel blog — Andi Across America — and is today’s #PEOEISTeammateTuesday:
SPOTLIGHT ON AN IPPS-A LEADER
Chris McCreary is the assistant product manager, Sensitive Activities, for PEO EIS' Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A).
In addition to serving in the Army, he has over 30 years of experience in areas such as policy analysis, leadership development, security operations and change management. He loves to travel with his family, and is today’s #PEOEISTeammateTuesday.
#USArmy | #PEOEIS | #PeopleFirst | #IPPSA
Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A) | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center | Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology
Read the interview HERE ---> https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide/chris-mccreary-embraces-efficiency-and-taking-ownership-responsibilities
Vincent “Vince” Hayes is chief of the Lifecycle Management Division for PEO EIS's Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A). He’s held numerous positions within IPPS-A over the years, including lifecycle deployment manager and training coordinator. He is a family man, a huge fan of continuous learning and today’s #PEOEISTeammateTuesday.
Read more about him: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide/vince-hayes-mission-first-people-always
Jermaine Toomer is the assistant program manager for Cyber Platforms and Systems (CPS) — part of PEO EIS’s DCO-Defensive Cyber Operations portfolio.
Originally a Marine, Toomer worked as a program analyst and project analyst for several DOD contracting companies before joining the Army workforce. He’s a fan of grilling and primetime television, and he's today's #PEOEISTeammateTuesday: https://www.eis.army.mil/newsroom/news/peo-eis-wide/jermaine-toomer-seeks-empower-others
Brig. Gen. Viet Xuan Luong achieved the rank of brigadier general in 2014. Luong emigrated from Vietnam with his family to the United States in 1975 as a political refugee. Luong came to the United States as part of Operation Frequent Wind, a mission to help rescue Vietnamese citizens from the country during the final days of the Vietnam War. Luong's nearly 27-year military career stemmed from his experience on the deck of the USS Hancock when he was a little boy leaving Vietnam.
Almost 40 years after his rescue, family and friends watched as Luong became the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military during a promotion ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas on Aug. 8, 2014.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American unit, was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service during the entire history of the U.S. military. The 4,000 men, who initially came in April 1943, had to be replaced nearly 3.5 times. In total, about 14,000 men served, ultimately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts, 21 Medals of Honor and an unprecedented eight Presidential Unit Citations.
The motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was "go for broke." It is a gambling term that means risking everything on one great effort to win big. The Soldiers of the 442nd needed to win big. They were Nisei - American-born sons of Japanese immigrants.
#GoForBroke #AAPIArmy #ArmyDiversity
The Army firmly values the principles of diversity and inclusion and continues to lead American society in maximizing the potential of future leaders from all backgrounds. Diversity makes the Army better and more equipped to meet the challenges and threats of the future.
In 1951, Col. Young-Oak Kim became the first Asian-American to lead a combat battalion in a war. Col. Young-Oak Kim is also the only Korean-American to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at the Battle of Anzio during World War II. Kim, having reenlisted and promoted to major, became the first ethnic minority to command a regular combat battalion, the first of the 31st Infantry.
The Army commemorates and celebrates the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders to the nation and our Army.
Brig. Gen. Coral W. Pietsch became the first woman to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps in 2001. In her military career, Judge Pietsch participated in numerous exercises and deployments throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Pietsch was nominated by President Barack Obama and subsequently appointed a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in June 2012.
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This year, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed May 7 and we honor their commitment and support in helping to keep our country safe. They’re the silent heroes and they serve our country, just like their loved ones.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan established Military Spouse Appreciation Day with Proclamation 5184, recognizing the countless sacrifices and contributions made by military spouses since the days of the Continental Army. Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to recognize the many sacrifices a military spouse makes, as they put their personal and professional aspirations aside for their service member.
Pvt. Jose B. Nisperos became the first Asian/Pacific American to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 24, 1911, while engaged in combat at Lapurap, Basilan, Philippine Islands. He served in the 34th Company, Philippine Scouts. In 1913, having been badly wounded (his left arm was broken and lacerated and with several spear wounds in the body so that he could not stand), Nisperos continued to fire his rifle with one hand until the enemy was repulsed, thereby aiding materially in preventing the annihilation of his party.
#MOH #AAPIArmy #ArmyDiversity
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
This month celebrates the important contributions of individuals of Asian/Pacific Islander descent to the nation, both historically and in today’s society. The month of May was chosen for this commemoration because it marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to American on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad by predominantly Chinese laborers on May 10, 1869.
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Mr. John Howell: AFCEA Belvoir Luncheon Speaker
Mr. John Howell, assistant PEO for networks, cyber and services; is AFCEA Belvoir's July 22 luncheon speaker. His presentation will cover business opportunities and how PEO EIS adjusted to COVID-19. He is excited about the opportunity to answer industry's questions.
GET TO KNOW MR. HOWELL
Learn more about Mr. Howell at https://lnkd.in/d5PJBY5.
Mr. Howell's bio and details about how to register for the luncheon are at https://www.eis.army.mil/afcea-lunch-john-howell.
Don't Miss AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days!
Learn what PEO EIS needs from industry at AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days slated for Nov. 16-18, 2020, at Gaylord National Harbor, Md. This exciting event features several outstanding speakers. Don't miss it! https://www.eis.army.mil/event/ABID-2020
We Appreciate Ms. Smith!
"We are savoring our last days with Ms. Smith as our PEO. Because this is her final Tuesday with us, she is today's #PEOEISTeamateTuesday. Ms. Smith, thank you for everything you have done!"
Brendan Burke, Deputy PEO