RRAD named winner of maintenance award


Red River Army Depot is once again receiving top honors for their maintenance efforts.

According to Adrienne Brown RRAD Public Affairs Officers the depot has been chosen as winner of the Fiscal Year 2014 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence in the depot category. This is third time RRAD has won the AAME.

“This is great recognition for the work being done by our team,” said RRAD Commander Col. Brandon Grubbs. “Our team takes great pride in being a part of the best throughout Army to take care of the Soldiers.”

The winning package entitled “Red River Army Depot and AM General: Partnering for the Soldier” takes a look at the depot’s success with the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Program.

With more than a decade of experience, RRAD has been instrumental in remanufacturing approximately 50,000 HMMWVs. AM General, the original equipment manufacturer for the HMMWV, has been the principal supplier of HMMWV parts for the depot.

“Throughout my year I’ve taken for granted is the great work being done by our logisticians,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said. “Whether it be maintaining us or providing us with what we need, one of the greatest advantages our Army has over every other army in the world is our ability to do strategic operational and tactical logistics.”

Odierno spoke during the 11th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army’s Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony at the Pentagon, June 10. He presented awards in deployment excellence, supply excellence and maintenance excellence to 38 units and commands.

Also on hand for the ceremony were Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the Army Material Command and Command Sgt. Maj. James. K. Sims.

The Army Award for Maintenance Excellence was established in 1982 by the Department of the Army to recognize exceptional accomplishment in Maintenance and provide added incentive to the competitive programs of Major Army Commands.

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