PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2017 fourth quarter Civilians of the Quarter (COQ), Feb. 1.
CIWT Commanding Officer Capt. Bill Lintz commended the awardees for their hard work and steadfast effort supporting the Navy's training mission. He went on to say that selecting only one candidate in each category was extremely challenging, as all nominees clearly exceeded expectations in all assigned duties.
CIWT selected Jeffery Galli, administrative officer for Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey, California, as supervisor COQ; Steve Kase, director of facilities for IWTC San Diego, as non-supervisor COQ; and Gerald Bailey, an instructor at IWTC San Diego, as its Civilian Instructor of the Quarter.
Galli led IWTC Monterey's administrative team to provide support to more than 550 staff and students. He led the completion of more than 700 command correspondence items, including 164 evaluations and fitness reports with zero rejections. Along with several other noteworthy accomplishments, Galli's efforts measurably improved timeliness, accuracy and efficiency throughout the command.
"I really appreciate the recognition," said Galli. "The credit goes to the awesome admin team here whom I have the pleasure of working with, and the very cooperative IWTC Monterey staff."
Kase supervised four building monitor personnel and ensures that any discrepancies are handled in the most efficient way possible. He routinely visited classrooms and office spaces to monitor equipment conditions and room temperature, enabling training to continue on schedule. He also created a command zone inspection in order to improve material readiness, a Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office standard operating procedure to ensure efficient use of assets, and a building monitor instruction to standardize staff contributions to the facilities mission.
"I strive to go above and beyond each day to ensure our facilities provide the very best training environment for both staff and students," said Kase. "Our IWTC San Diego team from the top down is nothing less than superb and is very supportive in all that I do."
As an training instructor and systems administrator, Bailey delivered 201 hours of instruction and lab demonstrations this quarter. He provided mentorship for both new and experienced instructors, and provided continuous feedback to students to ensure course objective comprehension. Additionally, Bailey worked with the facilities team to maintain connectivity of training networks, resulting in the repair of several classroom trouble calls with no loss of training days.
"This selection means the world to me, and I am humbled by the recognition," said Bailey. "I have been working diligently for nine years and always keep the Sailors first. Proud to serve!"
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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