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District Team Member returns after 21 month Deployment

Published Feb. 1, 2013

Vicksburg, Miss…A water treatment plant operator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has returned to his normal duties at DeGray Lake after a 21 month deployment to Afghanistan.  Charles V. (“Vince”) Kirtley was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan from 6 March 2011 until 15 December 2012.


     During his deployment to Afghanistan, Kirtley served as deputy chief of operations and maintenance execution branch in operations and maintenance division, Transatlantic District North (TAN), Kabul. He supervised as many as 20 Corps contracting officer’s representatives and local national quality assurance representatives. He was responsible for tracking all major contractual and maintenance issues for approximately 350 sites in North Afghanistan. His duties also included reporting the status of site additions and transition of sites to the Afghan National Security Forces and reporting security issues in the vicinity of the sites.


     Prior to assuming the deputy chief duties in TAN, Kirtley managed 36 Afghan National Security Forces sites in four Provinces as contracting officer’s representative in Kunduz. He made hundreds of site visits and inspections to remove bases outside the wire in four Provinces in Northern Afghanistan to ensure strict contractor compliance with the operations and maintenance contract. He also managed five Afghan local national quality assurance representatives, and approved contractor purchases and work requests and ensured work requests were completed correctly and within the scope of the operations and maintenance contract.


     Kirtley’s duties at DeGray Lake include the operations and maintenance of lake utilities and facilities.


     A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, he is a graduate of Papillion High School, Papillion, Nebraska.  He has a son and a grandson.


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Kavanaugh Breazeale

Release no. 13-007