PEO PERSPECTIVE AUGUST 2016
August is upon us and as the summer draws to a close, we will recognize Antiterrorism Awareness Month, Women’s Equality, and changes across PEO EIS leadership.
August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month, an Army-wide campaign, which seeks to educate Soldiers, Family members and Retirees about the importance of situational awareness. We are in a heightened state of awareness and vigilance on military installations and at military facilities following recent events, both domestic and abroad. I urge everyone to remain vigilant, report suspicious activities, and look out for your fellow teammates and colleagues. If you See Something, Say Something. The Army iWATCH page has good information and videos, with tips for safety: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/Events/AntiterrorismAwarenessMonth/default.aspx
On August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 96th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.
On August 26, 1920, after years of agitating to break down the barriers that stood between them and the ballot box, American women won the right to vote. On the front lines of pickets and protests, champions from every corner of our country banded together to expand this fundamental freedom to women and forged a path toward fair representation and greater opportunity. As we celebrate 96 years since the certification of the 19th Amendment, let us demonstrate our commitment to the belief that we ALL are entitled to equal treatment under the law supporting policies that help women succeed and thrive.
The Army was clearly ahead of its time, welcoming women into the service since its beginning in 1775. Women play vital roles in today’s Army, as leaders, Soldiers, Army Civilians, and family members - all of which are critical to the success of our Army team. The nation is indebted to our women in service, who continue to break barriers and sacrifice for our country.
This summer, PEO EIS has been busy transitioning the leadership of many of our program offices. To those transitioning out of PEO EIS, I thank you for your tireless service, your unwavering commitment to the mission and your dedicated support of the team.
I also want to extend a hearty welcome to our new program leadership. Mr. Dennis Lujan is the new Product Lead for Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS), which held a Change of Charter July 11, and Doug Haskin, former Deputy Project Director Enterprise Services, leads the Product Lead Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software, and Solutions (CHESS) as of July 15. We also welcome Richard Kendig, who leads our newest program office—PD, Aviation Logistics – which stood up July 19. We are pleased to have all of you with us, and we look forward to continued success with the contributions of your talents!
We’d love to hear from you - please feel free to submit white papers, questions or comments through the submission button on the home page of our website.
We have a great many plans and engagements coming up in the fall – stay tuned to this space for more information, and thank you for your continued support to PEO EIS and the Army!