Walton wins award
Kimberly R. Walton is the recipient of this year's R. Warren Miller Award.
Walton, an industrial engineer at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center in Aberdeen Proving Ground, was recognized for her efforts in the value engineering program.
Walton has worked for the federal service for four years. She received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor of science degree in sociology from State University, Blacksburg, Va.
She is vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers, Baltimore Metropolitan Alumni Chapter, and is a member of the organization Blacks in Government.
Joseph V. Pistritto was presented the Commander's Award for Civilian service for his outstanding achievements and leadership skills over the past five years.
Pistritto, chief of the applied chemistry branch in the research directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, led the branch in creating the first new decontaminant to reach development since the introduction of DS-2 more than 30 years ago.
Pistritto was the Army representative on the American Society ,, for Testing and Materials subcommittee, which is charged with standardizing tests for carbon, including carbon use in all military filters.
Pistritto has 36 years of federal service in which all but two years of military service were spent at the center.
He lives in Baldwin with his wife Mary.
Herron receives award
Diane E. Herron is this year's recipient of the James P. Mitchell Award at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Herron, a support services supervisor in the Physical Protection Directorate, was recognized for "genuine dedication and superb organizational and management skills she demonstrated in directing all phases of administrative
matters in PPD."
The award, which is dedicated to James P. Mitchell, a longtime director of support elements at the former Edgewood Arsenal, is presented to an employee for outstanding support of mission programs.
Herron has 17 years of federal service and is chief of the administrative office in PPD. She was recently nominated for the Aberdeen Proving Ground Volunteer Employee of the Year Award.
Herron lives in Edgewood with her husband, Gordon, also a CRDEC employee in PPD. They have three children.