In a room full of his co-workers, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Command, Huntsville, program manager received recognition for his support to the U.S. Army Medical Command in the form of the R.B. Maynor Award.
While visiting Huntsville Center Tuesday, Brian Prediger, director of engineering at U.S. Army MEDCOM Health Facility Planning Agency/G9 in Falls Church, Virginia, presented the prestigious award to Mark Batchelor, Huntsville Center’s program manager for the Medical Project Support Services Program.
This is the first time a USACE employee has received this annual award.
The R.B. Maynor Award is presented annually to an engineer or medical staff. The awardee is nominated by another staff member. That staff member must submit a detailed account of the person's qualities and how they maintained the quality of projects and the facility, along with a brief position description. Nominations are reviewed by a board of eight officials who then select an awardee.
The award is named after the late R.B. Maynor, who served on the MEDCOM Technical Assistance Team from April 1995 to January 2002 and set the foundation for the current quality assurance program.
“I appreciate the great work you guys do,” Prediger said. “I am here for the day meeting with folks before year-end. I know the amount of work that goes on as you prepare for year-end.”
This award is presented “in recognition for your outstanding and significant contributions to the U.S. Army MEDCOM Healthcare Facility Quality Assurance Evaluation Program 2016.” The award is endorsed by the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, MEDCOM, Gen. (Lt. Gen. Nadya Y.) West, Prediger said.
“It is great that Mark is getting this award,” Prediger said. “The support to me and the success of all our projects would not be possible without Mark.”
“I would be remiss if I did not give credit to the other members of the PSS team,” Batchelor said. The team includes project managers Marty Gates and Lt. Col. Ken Schlorf; Willie Mae Wade, Resource Management; Jennifer Bruce, Brandon Hunt, Valencia Ellison, and Katrena Winchester, Contracting; and project management specialists Pam Fisher, Liz Jackson and Anna Nebelsick.
“It's a privilege to support the military, and I'm obviously honored to be recognized by MEDCOM, but it's certainly a team effort,” Batchelor said. “It's a positive reflection of the entire PSS team.”
“We nominated Mark at MEDCOM HQ,” Prediger said. “A panel reviewed the applicants and Mark was selected for the award. It is indicative of the work he has done for the MEDCOM community. His work is appreciated by the MEDCOM staff.”
Huntsville Center’s Medical Project Support Services Program provides quick response medical support services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
Services offered by the program include:
general project support services,
facility assessment services,
project development services,
site analysis services,
technical project management,
occupancy support services,
facilities system support,
contract surveillance/management, and other supplemental services in support of U.S. government medically-related activities.
The program supports continental U.S. activities, as well as specific overseas locations.
In Fiscal Year 2015, the team managed more than 140 projects valued at approximately $74.5 million for the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Air Force Medical Support Agency and U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In addition, as the designated Enterprise-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator for the MEDCOM Sustainment Restoration and Modernization Program, the team worked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers geographic districts to provide 14 facilities with USACE QA support.