The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s (AMCOM) Antiterrorism team received “Best Large Unit” award among the entire Army Antiterrorism Programs at the 2020 Annual Army Worldwide Antiterrorism Training Seminar, February 24-28.  Brigadier General Duane Miller, Deputy Provost Marshall General and Commanding General U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command presented the award on February 25, at the Shades of Green in Lake Buena Vista, FL.    

Josette Holder Paschal, AMCOM’s Antiterrorism Security Program Manager and alumna of Oakwood University, class of 1983 and 2012 (LEAP), accepted the award on behalf of Major General Kenneth T. Royar, AMCOM Commander at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.  Her team, whose diligence and attention to security issues contributed to the overall achievement of this recognition.  The Army’s AT program protects personnel, information, property, and facilities against acts of terrorism or any harm against the command.

“The AMCOM Antiterrorism team was selected as the ‘Best Large Unit’ Antiterrorism program in the Army – one of six competitive categories awarded at the event,” said Paschal. “The team’s tireless efforts to sustain and improve readiness, increase awareness and safeguard the workforce, information and facilities were acknowledged with this award.”  AMCOM is one of the Major Subordinate Command’s that falls under Army Material Command (AMC) and is the Senior Command located as Headquarters on Redstone Arsenal.

The AMCOM AT team provides assistance to more than 25 AMCOM directorates and units at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas; Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania; and Aviation Command Logistics Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Paschal, Oakwood University alumna, is married to Bryan Paschal, and they have two sons: Bryan (Rishée) and Antonio (Shariece). She is a member of the Mt. Calvary Seventh Day Adventist church in Huntsville, AL where Willie L. Taylor is Senior Pastor.  Many are proud of Paschal and her accomplishments with the federal government. Paschal credits her success to God, her husband Bryan, her sons/daughter-in-laws for their support; as well as her mother, Alta Holder, for inspiring her to strive for excellence. She wants to continue to be a great witness for the Lord in her workplace.

– By Etteso Lahc