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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:48 am

Training programs certify graduates

Thursday’s gathering in Bob Jones Auditorium showed AMCOM’s support for civilian education.

This was the 2012 graduation for participants in the Leadership Investment for Tomorrow programs at the Aviation and Missile Command. These included students from organizations throughout Team Redstone.

“This is a commitment from both the supervisor and the individual,” AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar said. “We cannot afford to let programs like this go away.”

He thanked the organizations that have supported the Lift program and encouraged the graduates to use what they learned.

“I want to thank those that allow you to go. You now need to repay them for that effort to allow you to do this,” Collyar said.

The graduating classes included Advanced Lift class 6, Lift classes 12 and 13 and Uplift class 11. Collyar presented certificates of completion.

Leah Trusley, of the AMCOM Logistics Center, who graduated from Lift class 13, shared her impressions of the program.

“I thought it was very beneficial,” she said. “And we learned a lot about leadership and where to go within our career, what steps to take to advance in our career. It’s a great program.”

Here are the graduating classes:

Advanced Lift class 6 – Eric Atchley, AMCOM Safety Office; James Bailey, NASA; Gina Best, AMRDEC; Dr. Phillip Dark, AMCOM G-4; Dr. Randy Flisak, AMC; Thomas J. Lapointe, AMRDEC; Claudinette Purifoy, AMCOM G-4; Helen Smith, AMCOM G-4; Debora Staton, Garrison; and Paula Taylor, AMC.

Lift class 12 – Oriel Brooks, SMDC; Barry Byrd, ACC-Redstone; Guillermo Colmenero Jr., ALC; Billy Gravitt, SAMD; Josie Teague-Hampton, PEO M&S; Lori Harting, ALC; Chad Kuipers, ACC-Redstone; Melanie Landers, CIO/G-6; Joezer Lopez, ALC; Michael Lucento, USATA; Ranjit Singh Mann, PEO M&S; Beth Ward Massingill, CIO/G-6; Eva Mears, AMCOM G-4; JD Miller, ALC; Ellen Ramsey, AMCOM G-3; Daniel Robers, SAMD; Kenya Rucker, ALC; Deborah So’Brien, LOGSA; Ricky Edward Terrell, ALC; Bettye Lee Long-Walden, CIO/G-6; Allen Wampler, ALC; Lindsay West, ALC; Veronica Williams, NASA; and Satonya Hobson-Williams, AMRDEC.

Lift class 13 – Melanie Bone, AMCOM EEO; William Wes Calloway, ALC; Josh Cavanaugh, AMCOM Command Group; LeLorna Bennett-Chunn, SAMD; Tammi Cochran, ACC-Redstone; Jamie Conner, CIO/G-6; Theresa Falcetano, Garrison; Sara Finigan, ALC; Roger Gray, ALC; Ron Karl, AMC; Tina Lesley, MDA; LaDonna M.C. McCann, AMCOM G-4; Shannon McNatt, ALC; Alicia Patton, AMCOM Safety Office; Marilynn Powers, CIO/G-6; Tanya Purcell, CIO/G-6; Tonia Rasberry, AMRDEC; Leah Trusley, ALC; Cornelia W. Watson, CI0/G-6; Dianna Westbrook, ALC; Ann Westermeyer, AMCOM G-1; and Akindallis Whitman, PEO M&S.

Uplift class 11 – Julie Anderson, CIO/G-6; Suzanne Barbara, AMCOM G-1; Anna Beach, SAMD; Jacqueline Bright, USATA; Anthomas J. Cooper, SAMD; Delores Eppes, SMDC; Jose Figueroa, ALC; Sharonda Grandberry, ALC; Donna Hood, ALC; Joey Jodoin, CIO/G-6; David Jones, USATA; Charles Mayo, LOGSA; Brittany McCray, CIO/G-6; Robert Mitchell, USATA; Louie Ogle, PEO M&S; Stela Pierce, CIO/G-6; Danielle Pollard, ALC; Todd Rauch, G-2; Glorianie Rolon, ALC; David Sampleton, AMC; Jason Smith, LAISO; Robert Tidmarsh, ALC; and Tim Wood, ALC.

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