Yorktown Announces the MDA TEAMS Employee of the Quarter, for the 2nd Quarter of 2018, Ms. Tammy Sledge

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), is proud to announce the selection of Ms. Tammy Sledge as the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Technical, Engineering, Advisory, & Management Support (TEAMS) Office Administration (OA) program Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2018.

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Tammy is a Senior Executive Assistant to the MDA Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Tammy provides a broad spectrum of support to our government clients. Throughout this quarter she has diligently managed communications of over 2,000 emails and 600 calendar appointments. Additionally, she works closely with the Chief of Staff to exchange mission activity information to help ensure all goals and objectives are both met and exceeded.

As the Yorktown Site Lead for the MDA Headquarters and Ft. Belvoir, Tammy fosters a teamwork approach by working closely with each employee and their government customers. She provides desk side training to all new administrative support employees and assists them with setting real time priorities to provide their customers with the highest level of quality service. Ms. Sledge’s dedication to fostering teamwork is instrumental in helping maintain Yorktown’s excellent reputation with the support we provide to the MDA TEAMS OA.

TEAMS OA Program Manager Warren Brooks said, “Tammy always exceeds the requirement that we desire to have as the face of Yorktown and the TEAMS OA staff. She is rather deliberate in her pursuit to make a difference every day. She is an extension of the Yorktown team and increases our positive reputation through her incredible work ethic.”

Yorktown Awarded the Army Logistics University, Technical Logistics College Instructor/Writer Support Task Order

Huntsville, AL – The Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) has awarded Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) a task order to provide the Army Logistics University, Technical Logistics College with Instructor/Writer support. This task order is awarded under the Instructor, Training Support, and Development (ITSD) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Training will consist of Basic and Advanced Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer courses. The course will train U.S. Army Warrant Officers on the common and unique subjects required to effectively perform as a newly appointed Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer. The Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer plans, organizes, and executes field maintenance of wheeled and light tracked vehicles, self-propelled artillery systems, and fire control, armament, ground support, and powered driven chemical equipment.

The basic course contains instruction in supply management, ordnance concepts and operations, leadership common subjects to include training on the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) and Force XXI Battle Command System Brigade and Below (FBCB2), Ground Support Equipment, Small Arms, Towed Artillery, Recovery Vehicles and Systems, Wheeled Vehicles, Allied Trades Operations, Self-Propelled Artillery, and Light and Medium Tracked Vehicles. The advanced course contains instruction in supply management, ordnance concepts and operations, leadership common subjects to include training on the ABCS and FBCB2, M1A1 Abrams, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Recovery Vehicles, Small Arms Maintenance, Wheeled Vehicles, Ground Support Equipment, and Allied Trades Shop Operations.

Yorktown Chief Operating Officer, Nick Fuller said, “Yorktown is pleased to have been selected to conduct this essential training for the Army Logistics University, Technical Logistics College. We offer customized training that can be adapted to a specific audience and quickly implemented within each organization.”

Yorktown Announces the Creation of The Unconventional, a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Yorktown

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), announces the creation of The
Unconventional, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yorktown. The Unconventional will initially focus on two key capability areas: Live Environment Training (LET) and Isolated Immersion (ISO-immersion) training.

LET is a language and cultural immersion training program conducted in a host nation to support intermediate to advanced language students. The training focuses on the student’s ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in the target language using participatory learning. Student’s training includes a macro- to micro-level comprehensive regional and cultural understanding of the location’s history, cultural nuances, regional norms, religion, politics, family structure, socio-economics, normal criminal activities, demographics, and area dialects spoken other than the target language. Instruction is conducted in the target language and is broken down into three categories: classroom instruction, task-based simulation instruction, and regional culture structured interactions.

The ISO-immersion is a type of language training program conducted in an immersive environment for a specific language. The goal for these ISO-immersions is for students to be exposed to, implement, and use operational specific language and vocabulary in an isolated, immersive, and realistic environment. Training focuses on the student’s operational language ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversation in a target language using participatory listening. Focus is also given to the student’s ability to speak fluidly and comprehensively in the target language and to be understandable by native speakers.

Yorktown Chief Operating Officer, Nick Fuller said, “Yorktown is excited about the creation of The Unconventional as a wholly-owned subsidiary and we are eager to see the company’s future opportunities that follow this step.”

Yorktown Announces the April 2018 Employee of the Month, Ms. Cassandra Flowe

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), is proud to announce the selection of Cassandra Flowe as the Employee of the Month for April 2018.

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Cassandra joined Yorktown in April 2017 as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She represents Yorktown’s core values of: living the golden rule, reliability, and pursuing excellence. Ms. Flowe always demonstrates care and concern in her work for both her customers and her colleagues.

Ms. Cassandra Flowe repeatedly demonstrates unparalleled professionalism and tireless dedication in support of Yorktown’s Missile Defense Agency Technical, Engineering, Advisory, & Management Support (TEAMS) Office Administration (OA) Contract. As Administrative Support for AB Corporate Operations, Ms. Flowe continuously ensures customer satisfaction. Always seeking a chance to lead and to make a difference, Cassandra also supports AB New Employee Orientation classes. In support of this effort she helps mentor 16-20 newcomers, helping them feel welcome and at home at AB by increasing their understanding of the AB mission and culture. Cassandra also supports weekly Program Executive Calendar synchronization meetings. She continues to go above and beyond expectations in her role to support the TEAMS OA mission.

Her customers often state how pleased they are with her work and how professionally she conducts herself as the Site Lead. We have received numerous comments from current and former employees praising the outstanding job she is doing and how happy they are with her leadership. As well as receiving verbal customer appreciation, Ms. Flowe has also received a Program Executive Signed Letter of Appreciation.

Program Manager Warren Brooks says, "Cassandra is a true value to the supported stakeholders. She is also a great representative of Yorktown and the culture of professionalism and care for which we are known. She excels at everything she does; that is recognized by her co-workers, stakeholders, and everyone she meets. We are proud to be able to recognize Cassandra with this award."