Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) announced its Civilian of the Quarter (COQ) for the first quarter of 2012 on May 4.
"I was stunned when I first received the news," said Financial Technician Kelly Boushey. "I have only been part of CSCS' resource management team for about a year, but I'm very thankful to receive such an award."
Boushey joined the budget team in May 2011. She provides support to financial analysts, tracks Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIPs), makes credit card purchases as a backup purchase card holder and accepts and certifies vendor invoices. Boushey is also her department's internal control program coordinator.
"I love everything about my job," Boushey said. "I enjoy my duties and co-workers."
Boushey's supervisor, Terry Dirscherl, budget officer for resource management, nominated her for the award.
"Kelly is a valuable member of this department," said Dirscherl. "From the time Kelly checked onboard, she displayed a willingness and desire to learn everything there is to know about her job, from her piece of the puzzle to our stakeholders'. Her energy never ceases to amaze her co-workers and I."
Officially established in September 2004, CSCS headquarters' staff oversees 14 learning sites that provide training for nine enlisted ratings: Fire Controlmen, Electronics Technicians, Interior Communications, Sonar Technicians (surface), Gunner's Mates, Minemen, Operations Specialists, Boatswain's Mates, and Quartermasters. CSCS also trains surface warfare officers in skills required to tactically operate and employ Aegis and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) equipped vessels.