YSG Announces Darrell Cornett as 2017 Employee of the Year

Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG) is pleased to announce Darrell Cornett as the 2017 Employee of the Year. Since becoming the Executive Assistant to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Chief Information Office (CIO) and other senior Government staff within the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC), Mr. Cornett has been an essential part of the MDA TEAMS Office Administration contract. He is also the YSG Site Lead at the MDIOC.


Mr. Cornett managed over 6,000 emails received every month. He solely reviewed every task assigned and provided timely reminders on actions. Mr. Cornett reviewed, managed, and provided oversight of the 1,200 classified emails and documents received monthly. He briefed the CIO on the contents of the traffic received and the importance.

As the prime CIO E-Tasker Liaison, he successfully tracked 1,900 critical time sensitive high-level tasks received from the Agency and external Department of Defense (DoD) direct reply tasks.  He worked closely with stakeholders to ensure responses met the policies of the CIO, the MDA and the DoD and where required made suggestions for improving responses.  As a direct result, the CIO continues to rank as one of the top organizations within the MDA for on time completion, achieving on average a 99% rating. 

Mr. Cornett routinely worked with multiple key staff personnel to arrange office calls and meetings with senior leaders internal and external to the MDA.   As a direct result of his leadership skills and knowledge, the senior level staff visits were successful and missions were accomplished. Because of his proven outstanding talent and dedication to service, Mr. Cornett’s outstanding performance was routinely called out by key leaders and staff across the MDA and visiting organizations.

Because of his leadership, knowledge, skills and professionalism, Mr. Cornett was selected as the Site Lead for the COS AA/EA team.  As the Site Lead, Mr. Cornett fostered a teamwork approach by working closely with each employee and his or her Government customers. He provided oversight of the work and adjusted to real time priorities to provide their customers with the highest level of quality service. 

Chris Hardy, VP, Business Solutions Divisions said of Mr. Cornett, “Darrell assumed duties as the TEAMS Office Admin Site Lead for Yorktown at the MDIOC in December 2016.  He is the consummate professional and his leadership and expertise have been invaluable to employees on contract, the company, and the customer.”