By Lt. Col. Kevin Cooper
Three members of Fort Detrick’s 6th Medical Logistics Managment Center recently redeployed after completing their deployment with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center - Southwest Asia at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
Captain Emily Moore, accountable officer, Chief warrant Officer Tony Danko, chief of Medical Maintenance Support Operations, and Sgt. 1st Class Scott Harder, Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced non-commissioned officer, contributed greatly to USAMMC-SWA's support to its Joint customers.
The team implemented improvements in the deployed medical logistics supply chain.
Moore, responsible for over $140 million in sales to USAMMC-SWA's customers during her tenure, also contributed to the successful conversion of USAMMC-SWA from the Theater Army Medical Management Information System to the Theater Enterprise Wide Logistics System.
Additionally, she oversaw the first 100% inventory at fiscal year-end in the TEWLS system.Danko led the implementation of SAMS-E in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility and, in doing do, conducted over 35 customer assistance visits and spent over 90 days deployed forward in Iraq and Afghanistan during his tour.
He also developed a systems' interface between SAMS-E and TEWLS allowing better management of the medical maintenance repair process, and for this interface, the Army Surgeon General recognized his accomplishments and that of the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center Forward Team with the 2010 TSG's Excalibur Award for the TOE, Active Component category.
Harder, also pivotal in the implementation of SAMS-E in support of medical maintenance operations, assisted in the development of user training for the Class VIII repair parts ordering process reducing the customer wait time throughout the USCENTCOM AOR.
Harder wrote a step-by-step training support package used to train Soldiers on SAMS-E, and he provided training and guidance to 26 units on proper reporting processes which decreased database errors.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these three 6th MLMC Forward Team members, the military healthcare systems in Iraq and Afghanistan have world-class medical logistics support in providing care to Wounded Warriors.