Director of the U.K. MOD's Defence Logistics Operations Centre receives the ID Leadership Award for distinguished vision, commitment, leadership and achievements
Barcelona, SPAIN — November 24, 2004 — Lieutenant Colonel David Martin, director of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense's (MOD) Defence Logistics Organisation Operations Centre and the MOD's representative to NATO, is one of the recipients of this year's ID PEOPLE Awards. The awards are presented in occasion of the ID WORLD International Congress, a networking event for the radio frequency identification (RFID), cards and biometric industries.
The ID PEOPLE Awards are presented to individuals of the ID Community who have distinguished themselves in 2004 for their vision, commitment, leadership and achievements in fostering the deployment of advanced ID concepts.
According to the ID World International Congress, Lt. Col. Martin receives the ID Achievement Award, which is assigned to the individual who has led a large-scale project that has tangibly demonstrated the benefits that can be achieved in the field of auto ID.
Col. Martin has shown vision and leadership in driving early adoption of an RFID network to track military supplies throughout military installations in the United Kingdom and internationally, stated Sophie de le Giroday, publisher of Global ID Magazine, presenting the award.
Lt. Col. Martin helped lead the development of a NATO RFID backbone, which stretches from the Netherlands and Germany through Uzbekistan and into Afghanistan, and can be interoperable for joint operations with allied countries, including compatibility with the U.S. Department of Defense's In-Transit Visibility network.
He also oversaw the extension of the RFID In-Transit Visibility network in the United Kingdom to some 60 different nodes, including at supply depots, airports, seaports, railheads and truck terminals.