The 2012 Joseph P. Cribbins Award was presented to B. Keith Roberson, Executive Director, Integrated Materiel Management Center, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM), for his 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.
Mr. Roberson has worked as an Army civilian since his graduation from the University of Alabama in 1982, and he has diligently supported the engineering and logistics communities. Mr. Roberson’s began his career with the Army as an industrial engineer; his diligence and leadership skills led to quick promotions and increasing levels of management responsibility. Today, Mr. Roberson is the Executive Director of the AMCOM Integrated Materiel Management Center (IMMC) and manages more than 9,500 contractors and Army civilians, as well as a 4.7 billion dollar business base.
Mr. Roberson’s leadership has been instrumental in the $6.6 billion aviation reset of all aviation systems redeploying from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, more than 4,500 aircraft have been reset and returned ready for our Soldiers, and plans are to complete 550 additional resets in Fiscal Year 2012. Through his efforts, almost 300 logistics assistance representative have also been provided to assist with the technical needs of Soldiers at home or deployed.
Even while working to reset the Army’s aviation fleet, Mr. Roberson has successfully increased efficiency without sacrificing effectiveness—maintaining a high level of support for our Soldiers. Under his leadership, the AMCOM team reduced inventory levels by over $639 million while reducing their working capital fund requirements by nearly $500 million and maintaining a high readiness level.
Mr. Roberson has received numerous awards for his work for the Department of the Army, including the Order of St. Michael’s–Bronze from the Army Aviation Association of America and the Department of the Army Meritorious, Exceptional and Superior Civilian Service Awards. He is also a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.
It is with profound gratitude and appreciation that the Association of the United States Army presented the Joseph P. Cribbins Award to B. Keith Roberson, a distinguished Department of the Army civilian employee, on the twenty-second day of October, two thousand twelve.