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A “powerful” team from Space and Missile Defense Command is making sure American taxpayers know they are soaring to resource excellence for the fighter and the nation.
The SMDC G-8 team members finally received their 2019 Deputy Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller award. These military-level awards, delayed due to COVID-19, were presented to Erica Ignont, SMDC G-8 Assistant, and Charlotte Berry, Financial Specialist, Resource Management Division, audit, systems and policies, with the G-8 of the SMDC.
Berry received the FM&C Individual Audit Readiness Individual Award 2019. Ignont, received the FM&C Best Execution Budget Division 2019 award on behalf of his team. Team members included Jessica Grubbs, Shanda Robinson, Jeanetta Burwell, Wayne Bracy, Caitlyn Glynn, Alisha Johnson, Casey Perkins, Greta Wiley and Ernest McGlamry.
Ignont was also named 2020 ASA FM Education and Training Career
Winner of the Development Award.
“I was incredibly surprised. It’s always an honor to be recognized, but to receive recognition for my investment in education, training and career development within the powerful SMDC G-8 team means the world to me, ”said Ignont . “Growing up and having an impact on people is the gift that keeps on giving. I am deeply honored to be recognized nationally. It is an honor to know that a group of my peer controllers have recognized the contributions that I personally make with the support of the team to train and empower members of the financial management field.
“It is a huge honor to represent SMDC for the military. The support that the SMDC gives to the military is perhaps not the most prestigious; however, it is extremely important. I am very proud to be part of this organization and to know that we are making an essential contribution to the security of our country.
“I am extremely proud to be part of the powerful SMDC G-8 execution team. This team so deserves this award and they represent the command and the army very well. In my opinion, they are the best team ever and they work very hard to ensure that the missions of the command are fulfilled. In the midst of an extremely difficult financial year and being significantly understaffed, they managed to accomplish the impossible. Personally, I can’t think of a better group of people to work with.
Berry said she was grateful for the recognition for herself, her team members and the command’s role in supporting the country’s fighters.
“I was honored to have my efforts recognized by the leadership of the command and the military,” said Berry. “It was total teamwork. I have great colleagues and leadership, and this award would not have been possible without their support.
“The SMDC plays a key role in the defense of our nation, as well as in supporting our military. It is an honor to be able to represent the organization at this level.
Col Samuel Glover, SMDC G-8, said Ignont and Berry are a prime example of the military for their dedication to the command’s unique space and missile defense mission supporting fighters around the world.
“We are very proud of Ms. Ignont, Ms. Berry and the RME team for their efforts, and grateful to have such talented people in our organization and this award more than deserves their many contributions given daily by them and all the powerful. . The SMDC G-8 team, “said Glover.” It is a very humble honor for the powerful SMDC G-8 family and it highlights the ‘benchmark of excellence’ that we strive for daily within the organization to be the best in financial management of the army and the Ministry of Defense.
“Every day our organization implements a ‘People First Strategy’ leveraging our unique financial management and contracting skills, so that we can care for our amazing fighters around the world. and in space. “