Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
NDIA has announced that its Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Division presented The Red Ball Express Award to Mr. Michael D. Sprang, JPO JLTV, on March 20, 2013, at the 5th Annual Membership Social in Sterling Heights, MI.
The Red Ball Express is awarded for outstanding contribution to the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) community. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions that have led to the strengthening of our national security by developing, procuring, or supporting Tactical Wheeled Vehicles or critical technologies that contribute to the same.
Mr. Sprang has made many significant contributions to the development and support of light tactical vehicles, especially the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), over the last eight years during a critical period of military combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In particular, Mr. Sprang managed the production and fielding of thousands of armor kits for HMMWV’s in Iraq and Afghanistan, at a value of over six billion dollars. His relentless drive to field these kits as rapidly as possible, while adhering to exacting standards, saved countless American and allied lives.
About NDIA: The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.
Learn more about NDIA's Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Division at: http://www.ndia.org/Divisions/Divisions/TacticalWheeledVehicles/Pages/default.aspx or on twitter: @NDIA_TWV & #ndiatwv