HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The director of the Office of Center Operations at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, June 17 to recognize the hard work of a project manager with the Facility Reduction Program.
Roy W. Malone Jr., who holds a senior executive service position classification, presented the “Capturing It Now Award” to Jaclyn Fuller on behalf of Marshall’s Office of Center Operations to recognize her for her work and accomplishments as project manager for the NASA Santa Susana Field Laboratory demolition project in southern California.
Santa Susana Field Laboratory played a role in the development and testing of the rockets and other systems that became part of NASA’s Apollo missions. Since then, NASA has opted to divest of the facilities and structures that comprise its portion of the site, which Malone said includes and demolition and environmental remediation.
“It so happens that Jaclyn is our point of contact, our program manager for our demolition programs at Santa Susana,” Malone said to a group gathered in Huntsville Center’s command conference room. “And we’ve had other program managers before who were assisting us, and they did a good job, but Jaclyn just kills it based on what I’m told.
“She’s always ready and always answering questions, going the extra mile to find information,” Malone added. “She is a major part of our efforts of successfully completing – almost completing – the demolition.”
Fuller, who has worked with NASA as the primary PM since January 2018, is quick to give credit to the members of the Facility Reduction Program team.
“I am very honored to receive this award and was not expecting this at all, but it could not have been accomplished without the FRP team,” Fuller said.
“We absolutely depend on our partners, and the Corps is a major partner to Marshall Space Flight Center in the demolition activities and the work that we’re doing out there,” Malone said. “We couldn’t do it by ourselves.”
The Capturing It Now Award is his organization’s way of recognizing someone within a short timeframe for their excellence, he said.
“Anyone can nominate anybody who they see doing a wonderful job,” Malone said.
“I really, really appreciate you coming over here and recognizing some of our stellar employees,” said Chip Marin, Huntsville Center programs director. “We have a lot of them here, and they do a lot of great work – but very rarely does somebody take the time out of their busy day to come say thank you.”