2014 Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvement

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Corpus Christi, TX (June 15, 2015) – (CCAD} internal publication  system has landed Charles R. Booth and Sherry Barnes at the Pentagon  Hall of Heroes with the 2014 Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvements.

They are two of 11 that will be recognized with the achievement on their new digital system, May 27, 2015, at the Secretary of the Army Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

Working in coordination with directorate publication program managers (PPM) and Information Technology (IT), Booth and Barnes replaced the former publication process with an automated workflow that reduces the program’s processing time, waste, and overall cost. The end result was the Automated Publication Solution (APS), which enables cradle-to-grave digitization of CCAD’s publication process. The APS allows each directorate PPM to create, edit, staff, and receive approval authentication for Corpus Christi Army Depot Publications all within one system.

CCAD’s former publication process was long and tedious, requiring a team of eight contract publishing program editors, some twenty PPMs, several subject matter experts, and a publishing program officer.

Booth’s and Barnes’ new APS eliminates nine steps and several of the former system’s requirements, saving time and money. A workflow-driven system based in Microsoft SharePoint 2013, the system acts as both the working repository and as the overall tracking system for publications. This simplifies the process as individual users work from the same document.

The APS also enables management to view the status of their directorate publications in real-time via system reports, which show overall status, publication queues, overdue publications, and status by directorate.

Digitizing this workflow projected savings of more than 1.7 million dollars over the next four years due to its inherent benefits, which include revision reductions, staffing efficiency, real-time tracking, transparency, and accountability.


Designated a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for rotary wing aircraft, Corpus Christi Army Depot ensures aviation readiness through overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, testing, recapitalization, and modernization of helicopters, engines and components. This effort includes world-wide on-site field maintenance teams, analytical crash investigations and chemical material process facilities. CCAD serves as a depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, and reserve units. CCAD, as South Texas' largest industrial employer, employs more than 5500 personnel and contractors providing an overall economic impact of more than $1.14 Billon to the local community.