ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – Milford L. Sexton, Jr., information technology specialist for U.S. Army Sustainment Command, received the 2021 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel of the Year from U.S. Army Sustainment Command US Army equipment. He is one of 10 AMC employees to receive the award.
He was selected from across the AMC enterprise, which spans all 50 states and more than 150 countries and has more than 175,000 employees.
“I was truly honored and moved to learn that I had been selected for this highly regarded award,” Sexton said. “I always strive to ‘aim high’ and do my best to support the mission of the United States military.
“I was a bit overwhelmed as I only had two days notice to make arrangements to go to Redstone Arsenal to accept the award,” he added. “It was a whirlwind trip.”
Sexton currently works in the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northwest, Support Operations Directorate, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. According to his nomination record, he exceeded expectations, completing several initiatives within the Army personal property community in 2021.
“I currently manage and administer the Department of Defense Cybersecurity and Information Awareness Program as well as the Information Systems Management Program for JPPSO-NW,” Sexton said.
He is also responsible for the planning, installation and maintenance of new information technology systems, and works with the Director and Deputy Director of JPPSO-NW and resource management of HQ ASC/G -8 on annual IT budget requirements to meet established Army standards.
Sexton has 38 years of combined military, contract and civilian service.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, he joined the US Air Force in 1981 after graduating from high school with honors.
He began his enlistment as a Personnel Support Specialist and later rose to IT Workgroup Manager, beginning his long and prestigious career in IT careers.
After retiring from the Air Force in 2001, he worked as an Army contractor at the JBLM Network Operations Center, formerly known as the 1115th Signal Battalion, from May 2004 to April 2008.
“My civilian career at the Department of the Army began in 2008, when I was hired as the Information Systems and Cyber Security Manager at my current location,” Sexton said.
He was selected to receive the Dellamonica Award for his leadership skills and outstanding performance.
In 2021, Sexton took initiatives that helped the military’s personal property community move “from the industrial age to the digital age,” reads his appointment, “by establishing a cloud-based virtual calling and modernizing the way soldiers and civilians communicate with personal asset managers. via telephone, digital mail and chat functionality.
Sexton and the other honorees were recognized at a ceremony held Sept. 22 at AMC headquarters in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and presided over by AMC Commanding General Gen. Ed Daly.
“I want to underscore the significance and value of this award,” Daly said. “This is a very prestigious award and the people who receive it have demonstrated how important they are to our military.”
The Dellamonica Award recognizes civilian and military members across AMC for their innovation, leadership, and dedication to the mission. Those selected generally have a track record of outstanding service and achievement that contributes significantly to GAC’s mission, goals and objectives.
The award was named after Louis Dellamonica, general engineer at AMC’s Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. He retired at the age of 94 in 2007, with over 65 years of government service, as the oldest and longest serving employee of the Ministry of Defence.
To learn more about AMC’s 2021 Dellamonica winners, click here: https://www.army.mil/article/260491