Functional Team Lead Receives Naval Aviation Enterprise Outstanding Performance Award

Story Number: NNS141119-16Release Date: 11/19/2014 8:15:00 PM
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By Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) leadership named John Stacey as the monthly winner of the Outstanding Performance Award during its Air Board video teleconference, Nov. 14.

Stacey currently serves as the functional team lead for the Integrated Logistics Support Management System (ILSMS), a tool that consolidates input from 19 different maintenance, supply and inventory tools into one system allowing program leadership to make quick and accurate readiness and cost decisions.

As project lead, Stacey implemented a new, updated version of the ILSMS tool within an accelerated 18-month schedule. Stacey's efforts earned him recognition from NAE leadership and a letter of appreciation signed by Vice Adm. David Dunaway, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command.

"Your innovation and efforts ensured that our Naval Aviation aircraft programs received the highest level of maintenance and supply support," wrote Dunaway. "Your efforts led to significant improvement in the readiness posture of all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft platforms and facilitated great cost savings and avoidance for these platforms."

For Stacey, it was an honor to receive the recognition and to hear that his efforts are making a difference to the fleet.

"The number one question I ask myself all the time is 'How is what I am doing going to benefit the fleet?'" said Stacey. "What makes me the proudest is that I assisted in providing a tool set to the NAE that has and will continue to assist in the reduction and/or avoidance in cost along with providing increased readiness."

The NAE Air Board, composed of leaders partnering to pursue the best interests of Naval Aviation, recognizes typically one Sailor, Marine or civilian employee each month for his or her outstanding enterprise-centric contributions to Naval Aviation. Award winners serve as positive examples of the enterprise approach at work. They routinely illustrate a commitment to the NAE principles of process improvement, a willingness to challenge assumptions, a focus on effectiveness and efficiency and a commitment to the greater good of Naval Aviation.

Naval Aviation leaders have distributed the monthly NAE Outstanding Performance Award since 2008 to promote a culture of cost-wise readiness. For a full listing of monthly award winners since 2008, visit

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