Trumbull resident receives Meritorious Service Medal

New York Army National Guard Major Alexander Prezioso, a Trumbull resident, recently completed his Title 10 tour, serving as the Increment I Product Director for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System–Army (IPPS-A) on Sept. 30.

IPPS-A will provide the Army with an integrated, multi-component, personnel and pay system that streamlines Army human resources (HR), enhances the efficiency and accuracy of Army personnel and pay procedures and supports Soldiers and their families.

Prezioso was directly involved in the acquisition planning, development, testing and fielding of IPPS-A’s first increment, bringing all three Army components into a trusted database with reporting capabilities for the first time.

His direct efforts allowed the program to receive the Full Deployment Decision from the Army Acquisition Executive, the Honorable Heidi Shyu, on July 8, 2015, achieving the Army’s first step to a ‘One Army’ personnel and pay system,

On Sept. 24, IPPS-A Program Manager Col. James (Darby) F. McNulty awarded Prezioso the Meritorious Service Medal and presented a program plaque in recognition of Prezioso’s extraordinary efforts and meritorious service as the Increment I Product Director.

Prior to joining the IPPS-A Team in 2013, Maj. Prezioso served in a variety of positions within the New York Army National Guard, including a variety of State Active Duty and Joint Domestic Operational Support missions.

His previous command positions include commanding the New York Army National Guard’s first Law & Order Detachment, as well serving as the Detachment Commander for the 104th Military Police Battalion in Kingston, New York.

Prezioso was early-commissioned as an officer upon graduation from Valley Forge Military College in May 1998, earning an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He then earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the State University at Albany, New York. He completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Military Police Captains Career Course and the Human Resource Branch Transition Course. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and other United States military decorations.

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