The annual AAME competition recognizes units and depots that excel in maintenance and help improve and sustain combat readiness.
Additional info on the AAME competition and its history can be found at:
FY12 AAME WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013.
During this AAME
cycle, Company A not only grew in personnel strength from 30 to 170, but successfully fielded and validated the newest version of the Army's Joint Nodal Transport Capability equipment, which enables their tactical Signal mission.
The AAME competition is valuable to unit leaders because it provides them with an opportunity to take an indepth look at their maintenance operations.
Competing in the AAME truly unifies a unit toward a single goal--victory.
The AAME program's biggest weakness is its lack of visibility.
Units that do not participate in AAME miss the benefits they would gain if they competed.
The AAME competition offers senior leaders an opportunity to validate the role that their junior leaders play in day-to-day maintenance activities.
Participating in the AAME competition allows units to establish and verify processes that streamline operations and maintain efficiency.
Essentially, it was through our preparation for the AAME competition that we realized that some of our internal processes needed improvement.
If you are in the beginning stages of building a maintenance program, use existing methods, such as the AAME competition, to validate your progress.