A native of Missouri, Charles was in the U.S. Army for 22 years working in the military police corps. He graduated in 1980 from the Nodaway Holt R-VII High School in Graham, Mo. He currently resides in Hensley, Ark.

 

Kevin Charles, supervisor/project manager of Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Quality Evaluation Facility, was named the Federal Women’s Program Supervisor of the Year for 2017 during the Arsenal’s Women’s History Month luncheon March 23.

 

A native of Missouri, Charles was in the U.S. Army for 22 years working in the military police corps. He graduated in 1980 from the Nodaway Holt R-VII High School in Graham, Mo. He currently resides in Hensley, Ark.

 

“I had no idea I was even nominated or who nominated me,” said Charles, who has been the supervisor at the QEF for three years. “I came to the Arsenal in February 2005, first starting out in security.”

 

According to the nomination information, Charles has placed great emphasis in offering and customizing curricula and counseling strategies to enhance job training activities, especially in his efforts to include the women employees. “His steadfast and calm approach has been a great contribution to the development of wrap-around work supports so that employees are able to succeed in their job training and job,” read the information highlighting achievements and efforts to enhance the status of women.

           

His support of women in his organization is highly noted. “He has always been very supportive of Federally Employed Women and the Federal Women’s Program,” read the nomination information.

 

“We have three women working at the QEF but my work population is not too big,” he said. “I supervise 10 employees total. I have to rely on them because I’m not a subject matter expert, and I tell them they are smarter than I am. You know when you have a healthy work environment. I appreciate the fact that someone took the time to put together the nomination.”

 

Charles is married and has two children.