by Stacey Geiger
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
5/21/2015 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air
Force Director of Small Business Programs Mark Teskey presented Air
Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger the 2014
Secretary of the Air Force Small Business Director's Beyond Goals Award
during a May 20 visit to headquarters here.
This award recognizes outstanding leadership in support of the Air Force
Small Business Program. Wolfenbarger was critical to the program's
successes and achievements by increasing small business contract awards
through various initiatives, tools and policies. She demonstrated her
commitment to improving the small business program by directing the
reporting of small business execution as part of the command's strategic
plan. During fiscal year 2014, AFMC achieved $3.7 billion dollars in
small business contracts.
The Secretary of the Air Force Annual Small Business Awards Program
recognizes teams and individuals who have contributed significantly to
strengthening the industrial base and meeting warfighter needs through
an array of small business capabilities that bring innovation, agility
and efficiency. AFMC managed approximately 65 percent of the Air Force
contracts and 46 percent of the Air Force small business prime awards.