Unit HomeNewsNews Article Display
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany


Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Readiness Enabler for Operational Forces  •
MCA names civilian of the quarter

By Jason M. Webb | | May 13, 2010

Maintenance Center Albany officials selected their second quarter Civilian-Marine of the Quarter recently.

Terry J. Boyd, project coordinator, MCA, earned the award by working tirelessly with numerous departments within MCA by providing budget support from Jan.1 to March 31.

According to his award, Boyd has worked outside of his normal duties and has been supporting the Business Department and has been the prime program manager preparing the maintenance center’s response to the National Defense Authorization Act section 822 data call.

This law, mandated by Congress, is an independent analysis of Department of Defense depot maintenance activities to develop future activities.

Boyd coordinated many different areas within MCA to respond to data calls involving workload, capability, capacity, core, workforce skills and financial information.

He used his leadership, communication and analysis skills to get the job done timely and accurate. Boyd has become a mentor for Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., aiding them with sound methodologies to use as they were challenged with the same issues.

“Most people don’t get excited about finance, but I do. It’s part of my analytical nature, said Boyd, who was born and raised in Cecilia, La. “A lot of people complain that finance is boring. I love it. I really enjoy working with numbers.”

Boyd first started working in finance in 2004 as an intern in the Navy Financial Intern Management Program after earning his Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Finance and Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

Boyd had previously served in the Louisiana National Guard and U.S. Navy aboard the USS Michigan prior to earning his degree, and he credits his military background with helping him understand the larger scope of how the military works.

He is presently an adjunct professor at Albany State University, where he teaches upper level undergraduate students Health Care Finance and Introduction to Corporate Finance.

According to John H. Reed, manager, Business Department, MCA, Boyd’s teaching college classes in the evening has accelerated his learning curve of MCA’s financial operations.

“Terry is a valuable asset for MCA anywhere he works. He has demonstrated highly effective leadership in coordinating and carrying out complex assignments. He is extremely loyal and always has a “can do” attitude. He demonstrates “forward thinking” and his analysis skills are second to none,” Reed said.