by Gina Marie Giardina
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
12/16/2015 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Two
product support managers in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
each won a 2015 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award
announced by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics Frank Kendall Dec. 9, 2015.
Dale Hertenstein, the product support manager in the Global Hawk
division, won in the Major Defense Acquisition Programs category; and,
Perry Hill, the PSM in the Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks division,
won in the Major Weapon System/Other Weapon Systems category.
Hertenstein and Hill were chosen from a field of 44 nominees across the
center, and an even larger number across Air Force Materiel Command and
the Department of Defense, said Col. Shawn Harrison, the AFLCMC
In the announcement of the winners, Kendall stressed the significance of
this award and the ways in which it highlights the PSMs' efforts for
warfighters across the services.
"The prestigious award recognizes PSMs as important partners in
providing the very best product support for our soldiers, sailors,
airmen, and Marines," he wrote. "It furthers the Defense Acquisition
Workforce vision of 'creating a high-quality, high-performing, agile DAW
to achieve technological superiority and protect America's national
Hertenstein and Hill, along with other winners in the DOD, will be
recognized at the spring 2016 Office of the Secretary of Defense Product
Support Manager/Performance-Based Logistics Workshop as well as at
their respective commands.
"This is a testament to the tremendous caliber of life cycle logisticians we have within AFLCMC," said Harrison.
Harrison also commended the supervisors of these PSMs for supporting their efforts and building strong nomination packages.
While AFLCMC is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the
center has far-reaching support at Air Force bases and other locations
worldwide. The Global Hawk division is located at Wright-Patterson AFB
in Dayton, Ohio; and the Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks division is
located at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Mass.