The Army Materiel Command will induct six new members into its Hall of Fame, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Villar room.
AMC Commander Gen. Dennis Via will host the ceremony. Two of the awards will be posthumously awarded. The others will be represented by family or close friends.
AMC’s Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize individuals who made significant contributions to the command and the Army. Nominees are evaluated on their contributions to one or more of AMC’s core missions or the lasting impacts they made on the command. A selection board reviewed 31 nominees put forth as contenders for 2015’s class.
This year’s inductees include the following:
James L. Flinn III served as the deputy commander of the Aviation and Missile Command. During his tenure he initiated concepts to sustain missile readiness above the Army goal of 90 percent and established the Logistics University at Redstone Arsenal. He retired with 35 years of civilian service.
Henry B. Jones was the chief strategist and overseer of acquisition of the Army’s ground combat and tactical vehicle fleet. During his tenure, he served as a section chief, branch chief, division chief, special assistant to the commander of TACOM, deputy director of Procurement and Production and director of the Acquisition Center.
Arthur R. Keltz served as the principal deputy for Logistics to three AMC commanders and played an integral role in the development and employment of the AMC Logistics Support Element. During his tenure, he served as the highest-ranking civilian in AMC.
Dr. Walter S. McAfee served the Communication-Electronics Command and the Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, community for 42 years as a scientist, educator, supervisor and mentor. He created an inclusive scientific community that was dedicated to advancing communications and electronics research and paved the way for the advancement of minorities in the workplace.
Lew Ashley served as a special assistant to the AMC commander and as the command ombudsman. He was highly regarded for his knowledge and understanding of government and industry communities and his ability to address issues and develop timely solutions.
Frederick J. Clas guided the New York-based Watervliet Arsenal’s move from World War II battleship guns to nuclear-capable weapons for the Cold War, to self-propelled artillery for Vietnam, to the Abrams tank. He was just 18 years old when he joined the Watervliet Arsenal’s apprenticeship program in 1940.