USAMRICD Civilians Meet AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense civilian employees gathered at a special town hall meeting on April 10, to meet Charles "Gregg" Stevens, chief of the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps.
"Mr. Stevens' visit to the USAMRICD provided the civilian community with a great opportunity to learn more about the AMEDD Civilian Corp and to dialog with one of the key leaders in the AMEDD about issues affecting civilians," said Dr. James Dillman, the institute's acting director of research.
Stevens visited USAMRICD to share the Corps' 'thought process for civilian education and training.' He discussed the Civilian Education System explaining that the program's intent is to train the future civilian leaders of the Army. According to Stevens, this effort will help develop the future workforce. He estimated that 1 percent of the individuals taking the training would rise up through their career and become an enterprise leader or manager, and 12 percent would attain the level of functional leader or manager.
The AMEDD corps chief promoted the Army team and described the Army profession as encompassing the military and civilians on equal terms. Additionally, he reviewed the goals and objectives of the Chief of Staff of the Army, The Surgeon General, and the AMEDD 2020 Campaign Plan to improve readiness, save lives, and advance health in support of the total force. He discussed the civilian career program system and how it benefits civilian employees by providing centralized training and representation at board meetings.
AMEDD established its civilian corps office in October 2010. Stevens, who also serves as the deputy to the Commanding General, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, became the fourth corps chief in November 2009.