US Army Corps of Engineers
Transatlantic Division

TAM employees receive 'impact awards' for work in Bahrain

Transatlantic Division
Published May 1, 2019
Middle East District Commander Col. Stephen Bales,  Supervisor Carlos Ramos, Contract Specialist Andrea Greene, Program Manager Pete DeMattei, Supervisor Annie Cain and Transatlantic Division Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, pose for a group photo following the presentation of Civilian Service Commendation Medals to Greene and DeMattei, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019.

Middle East District Commander Col. Stephen Bales, Supervisor Carlos Ramos, Contract Specialist Andrea Greene, Program Manager Pete DeMattei, Supervisor Annie Cain and Transatlantic Division Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, pose for a group photo following the presentation of Civilian Service Commendation Medals to Greene and DeMattei, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019.

TAD Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, presents the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to Bahrain Program Manager Peter DeMattei, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019. Quander lauded DeMattei for his work performance leading the Bahrain Project Deliver Team.

Transatlantic Division Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, presents the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to Bahrain Program Manager Peter DeMattei, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019. Quander lauded DeMattei for his work performance leading the Bahrain Project Deliver Team.

Transatlantic Division Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, presents the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to Bahrain Contracting Officer Andrea Greene, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019. Quander lauded Greene for her work ethic and customer-focused performance, supporting individuals living and working overseas in Bahrain.

Transatlantic Division Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, presents the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to Bahrain Contracting Officer Andrea Greene, during a ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019. Quander lauded Greene for her work ethic and customer-focused performance, supporting individuals living and working overseas in Bahrain.

Transatlantic Middle East District employees Andrea Greene and Peter DeMattei were presented with the Army Civilian Service Commendation Medal during a surprise ceremony held at the TAD headquarters in Winchester, Va., on April 25, 2019.

The Civilian Service Commendation Medal is the civilian equivalent of the Army Commendation Medal and is awarded for very specific levels of achievement by civilian employees. Those achievements include: Fulfilling duties in such an outstanding manner that it sets an example for other civilians to follow; developing work processes, and techniques or improving upon existing ones to yield savings in time, manpower allocation, space, money, and materials; and, improving unit productivity through effective leadership and management.

Greene earned her award for outstanding performance and support as the Bahrain Contracting Officer, where she has proactively lead the Bahrain Contracting efforts in executing contract actions. She also exceeded all stakeholders' expectations for the Corps' military construction (MILCON) projects in Bahrain, where she directly supports the mission of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet mission and USNAVCENT to defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote a secure maritime environment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

DeMattei currently serves as a Program Manager for TAM where he manages over $300 million in active MILCON projects. He is responsible for the coordinated management of multiple high-priority projects for the Bahrain MILCON program, serving as the primary customer interface for all U.S. Navy projects assigned to TAM. He earned his award for his work as the Bahrain Program Manager, where he proactively leads the Bahrain Project Delivery Team.

Both awards were presented by TAD Commander Col. Mark C. Quander, who lauded Greene and DeMattei for their support to TAD employees living and working overseas.

 "When I travel overseas, I like to ask the downrange teams if there is anyone that provides support to them from Winchester. Pete and Andrea were both recognized unanimously by the Bahrain Office. Their work and dedication to the mission goes a long way to ensuring we can successfully deliver the program to our stakeholders across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility," Quander said.