Back to List

News and Info

AbilityOne Award 2015 recipient is retired Supply Corps officer
On May 18, 2015 the U.S. AbilityOne Commission announced the 2015 AbilityOne award recipients. RADM Richard T. “Dick” Ginman, SC, USN (Ret.) was recognized for the E.R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award.
 
The E. R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has provided extraordinary achievement and sustained effort in utilizing the Federal procurement system to create AbilityOne employment opportunities. This is the highest award bestowed by the Commission, and only one is given each year.
 
This year’s recipient, RADM Ginman, is former Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense. Ginman has been a strong advocate and supporter of the AbilityOne Program throughout his 44-year military and civil service career, implementing policies and solutions that have increased employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has signed and spearheaded several AbilityOne support memoranda, which were distributed to the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) acquisition workforce. By encouraging the AbilityOne contract management support program, he has enabled 14 nonprofit agencies to support nearly 80 DoD contracting offices, which resulted in more than 160 upwardly mobile employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has also educated colleagues about AbilityOne through close collaboration with DoD Senior Procurement and Acquisition Executives



 













Left to right: Chairperson J. Anthony Poleo, Alley Award recipient RADM Richard T. Ginman, SC, USN (Ret.) and Executive Director Tina Ballard.
 

Foundation