The 2010 Joseph P. Cribbins Award was presented to Leslie H. Carroll, Director of Contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Commands, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Contracting Office, for her exemplary service to the U.S. Army and her significant contributions to AUSA and the local community as a Department of the Army Civilian Employee.
Ms. Carroll leads her office in providing mission essential support to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the 5th Special Forces Group, as well as the garrison and tenant organizations at Fort Campbell.
Working at a Premiere Power Projection Platform, she not only survives in this critical, high-pressure environment, she thrives in it.
For five out of its nine years in existence, Ms. Carroll has contributed to Fort Campbell’s Directorate of Contracting and its selection for the Outstanding Installation Level Contracting Award. In recognition of her leadership, she was chosen as the Installation Strategic Planning Officer from 1996 to 2001.
Her reputation for displaying dynamic leadership capabilities and exemplary personnel management resulted in General David Petraeus asking her to share her philosophy for “Leadership Fort Campbell” with the students attending the Army Management Staff College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Ms. Carroll was recognized in April 2010 by AbilityOne as their Procurement Champion. This was especially important because of the emphasis AbilityOne places on hiring Wounded Warriors in all facets of their operations.
Her excellence in human resource management and personal customer service has led to the performance of “DOC Time”. This employee- led internal training is held every month and utilizes over ninety-five percent of the workforce to introduce fresh ideas, abilities and skill sets into Army contracting.
Ms. Carroll has received many awards for her accomplishments that include: the 2006 Army Contracting Agency Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2004 Director of Contracting of the Year Award; and, in 1986, she was selected as the Fort Campbell Civilian Employee of the Year.
As an active and dedicated member of AUSA’s Tennessee-Kentucky Kentucky Chapter Member for over twenty-five years, she has served as a chapter board member, a chapter Army civilian representative, and on the National AUSA Department of Army Civilian Advisory Board.
She helped develop AUSA national resolutions that focused on the status of the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard; retirees, family members and Army civilians.
Ms. Carroll’s efforts have proven instrumental in creating a bridge that improves the rapport between AUSA and the civilian workforce. She makes certain that she is an active participant in chapter fundraisers, programs and projects. One such operation that benefits immensely from her generous involvement is the chapter’s Welcome Home Committee, where she joins Army families to greet and thank hundreds of soldiers returning home from deployments after serving in harm’s way.
It is with profound gratitude and appreciation that the Association of the United States Army presented the Joseph P. Cribbins Award to Leslie H. Carroll, a distinguished Department of the Army Civilian Employee, on the twenty-fifth day of October, two thousand ten.