ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Precision Strike Association (PSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will present Charles "Tooba" Kelly, Staff Specialist in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Land Warfare and Munitions Directorate, with its 2017 William J. Perry Award. The award will be presented at the Precision Strike Annual Review (PSAR-17) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Springfield, VA.
"We are honored to recognize Mr. Kelly for his many contributions to our nation – both in service and for ensuring Warfighters have the right precision munitions available," said Ken Masson, Chairman Precision Strike Association. "The breadth and quality of his work have had a strong and enduring impact on the Precision Strike community providing a solid continuity of focus and unwavering support for our nation's warfighters. Mr. Kelly exemplifies the warrior ethos; it is a high honor to recognize someone who has so selflessly devoted his time and effort to providing for our soldiers, sailors airmen and marines in harms way."
Kelly is a weapon systems acquisition manager with over thirty-two years of experience in the Department of Defense (DoD), including military service and civil service in acquisition management. He provides expert technical analysis and recommendations on Major Defense Acquisition Programs in the Land Warfare and Munitions Directorate. In this position, he is the lead for DoD Munitions Requirement process to produce the inventory requirements for all DoD munitions across the Military services and the United States Special Operations Command. He also serves as the DoD Fuze Integrated Product Team Chair.
The award is named in honor of former Secretary of Defense Dr. William J. Perry and recognizes exceptional contributions to precision strike systems in the private or public sector by an individual or team.
The Precision Strike Annual Review, taking place March 28-29, 2017, includes discussions by key decision-makers, acquisition experts, and rocket scientists on program enhancements designed for the future innovations and challenges to precision strike's way forward. For more information, please visit http://www.precisionstrike.org/Events/7PPR/7PPR.html.
Precision Strike Association (PSA): PSA, an NDIA affiliate, is a world-class organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of precision engagement concepts and technologies. PSA focuses on DoD's Kill Chain by supporting the development of systems that find, fix, track, target, attack, and assess hard and soft targets.
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SOURCE National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)