PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year (COY), March 6.
CIWT selected Deborah Phillips, its civilian personnel program coordinator, as senior-grade COY; and Adolfo Demontalvo, administrative officer for Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, as its mid-grade COY.
Phillips led the CIWT Civilian Personnel department to achieve and maintain 92 percent manning of civilian positions by efficiently and expeditiously processing all civilian vacancies. She also directed the civilian performance management system, ensuring all employees received an accurate evaluation. Her contributions led to CIWT earning Naval Education and Training Command's Total Force Management Red "T" functional merit award and the overall Training Excellence White "T."
"It is a great honor to be selected as CIWT's senior Civilian of the Year," said Phillips. "The CIWT mission requires full performance from all of its civilian and military employees in order to meet the goals of our leadership. Because all of our contributions are so valuable to the mission, being named the Civilian of the Year is indisputably the highlight of my career."
Demontalvo's efforts improved work efficiency and communication throughout the department. He personally reviewed, updated and submitted for approval 34 of the 54 active IWTC Corry Station instructions and 24 command notices.
To better prepare his junior Sailors for success in their careers and improve customer service, Demontalvo established a professional training plan and provided on-the-job training for the entire administrative staff. Additionally, he created standard operating procedures for all 14 positions in his department.
"I am thankful to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes its staff for their efforts," said Demontalvo. "It's a great feeling knowing that your work is helping other people, and being chosen for this award lets me know that my efforts are having a positive impact across the organization."
Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.
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