Certifications and Awards


- Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status
- Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008
- Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004
- Occupational Health and Safety Standard (OHSAS) 18001:2007

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The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence:

Letterkenny was the first army depot to receive a Shingo medallion and has received a total of nine Shingo medallions.

- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Patriot Launcher New Build 2017
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Force Provider 2013
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Aviation Ground Power Unit (AGPU) 2011
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Patriot Systems 2010
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Biological Integrated Detection Systems 2008
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Patriot Recertification 2008
- Silver Shingo Medallion for HMMWV Recapitalization 2006 & 2007
- Bronze Shingo Medallion for Generators 2007
- Silver Shingo Medallion for Patriot Missile Launcher 2005

Other Awards:

BAE Chairman's Bronze Award 2010 

Chief of Staff of the Army Combined Logistics Excellence Award 2010

Fifth Annual Business Opportunity Showcase - June 2010

JDM Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions to Depot Maintenance- MRAP/MMPV Team 2009

Lockheed Martin Logistics Facility Award for Excellence and Contractor-Military Collaboration of the Year Award

Army Superior Unit Award presented in May 2007 and September 2009

DLA Customer of the Year 2007

Named by BRAC Commission in 2005 as the # 1 depot for tactical wheeled vehicles for military value
Expansion Management Magazine lists Letterkenny Army Depot and Franklin County as # 7 in the magazine's "2006 Military Communities of Excellence" survey

Winner of the SecArmy Awards for Environmental Restoration FY02

Environmental Quality FY06 and Environmental Sustainability FY09 - Industrial Installation

2001- Secretary of the Army recognized LEAD as the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for tactical missiles and air defense systems



LEAD Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Letterkenny Army Depot develops and delivers materiel readiness for Air Defense forces of the United States and its international partners and builds combat power for combined and joint route clearance operations worldwide.

Vision Statement

Letterkenny Army Depot is a data-driven, metrics-based organization that consistently delivers Best Value to its partners through an organizational culture that prizes quality, continuous improvement and innovation.

Safety Statement

Our mission at Letterkenny Army Depot is to provide outstanding safety and health protection to our soldiers, employees, contractors and visitors through solid management systems and employee involvement. We are committed to attaining a world class occupational safety and health management system, and firmly believe in the objectives and philosophy of the Voluntary Protection Program. We continually strive to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses and to protect our valued employees, their families and our communities

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