Posted: Mar 22, 2013 1:31 PM by Lee Sausley
Updated: Mar 22, 2013 1:54 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A major promotion is coming up for Colonel Christopher Carlile, the current commander of the Corpus Christi Army Depot. He's been given a new assignment to help bring all of the U-S Army Depots across the country into the 21st century.
Over the past 2 and half years, Colonel Carlile has basically re-invented CCAD. The depot has always been the Army's premier helicopter repair facility, but under Carlile's command it has been transformed into a lean, mean, industrial machine.
He's made use of today's best business practices to manage depot operations and control costs. Colonel Carlile got his workforce to find better, faster ways of doing the work.
He's modernized the equipment and sought new revenue streams for the depot - it has all paid off.
"We have lowered our costs 38% since 2010. So I will tell you today our burdened rate for our employees salaries is less than it cost you to get your car worked on in most of the higher end areas." "We've been able to manage those costs to the point that the employees have almost doubled their revenue generation for each of their 40-hour work weeks," says Colonel Carlile.
Those achievements have not gone unnoticed. Colonel Carlile is headed to the Army Materiel Command headquarters at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
Basically, if a soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it, or communicates with it that facility provides it.
Carlile's new assignment is to take all the changes he made at CCAS and get them implemented at all of the other Army depot operations across the country.
With the current budget crisis in Washington, D.C. those types of changes needed to be made yesterday. He'll being transfered on April 18th, instead of waiting until July, when his assignment here was supposed to end.
A deputy will assume his duties here until the new depot commander, Colonel Billingsley Pogue, reports for duty in July.
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