SSC-Natick Press Release
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Natick, MA 01760-5012
Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
Date: August 1, 2005
Bronze Star awarded to chief of staff
NATICK, Mass. -- The Soldier Systems Center chief of staff was awarded the Bronze Star in a ceremony at the Conference Center July 12 for his meritorious service in Iraq from January 2004-October 2004.
Lt. Col. Andrew MacDonald led a team of military and civilians for the Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier) Rapid Fielding Initiative, which brought more than 40 individual equipment items to nearly 90,000 troops across Iraq.
"I can't tell you how many Soldiers are alive today because of his efforts," said Brig. Gen. James Moran, installation commanding general.
MacDonald said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve and the support to do his job.
"It's a great team effort. (The Rapid Fielding Initiative) was probably the greatest thing. It showed the Soldiers that the Army cared about them," he said. "It was a pretty miserable place, but the effort was worth it."
For more information about PEO Soldier or the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, please visit the websites: https://peosoldier.army.mil and http://www.natick.army.mil.