James Beauford Excellence Award

James “Jim” Beauford has been a highly valued member of the TrustedQA team for nearly a decade.  Throughout his tenure as part of TQA’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Global Command and Control Systems – Joint (GCCS-J) Program team, Jim has exemplified unsurpassed operational systems knowledge and the leadership necessary to ensure our warfighters maintain combat space dominance and safety.  In December of 2019 Jim was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also often called Lou Gehrig’s disease.  News of Jim’s diagnosis saddened everyone with the exception of himself, who, in his true nature, shifted his focus to adapting, overcoming, and rising above these circumstances to continue his support of our warfighter, spreading what he knows, and uplifting and supporting his team members to succeed. In May 2020, Jim made the decision to selflessly retire for the betterment of the team.

In honor of Jim’s tenure with TrustedQA, we have created the “James Beauford Excellence Award” to recognize those employees who personify the rare traits that Mr. Beauford has blessed us with:  Loyalty, Leadership, and the embodiment of our core values.

TrustedQA recognizes James Beauford as our first annual “James Beauford Excellence Award” recipient.  Regrettably, due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold an award ceremony to present Jim with his plaque, which has been mailed to him in addition to a $1,000 donation to The ALS Association on Jim’s behalf to further promote research.  In addition, through December 31st, 2020, TQA will match up to $5,000 in total donations made to the ALS Association on Jim’s behalf*.  “Looking back over the last decade Jim has been proven to be an invaluable asset to our organization.  A significant amount of our growth on the GCCS-J program can be attributed back to Jim’s involvement and leadership.  More importantly, our team’s success in delivering and maintaining capabilities to our warfighters can be traced back to Jim.  We are eternally grateful to have had Jim as part of the TQA organization and cannot think of anybody more deserving as we celebrate Jim’s tenure here at the company” said Neil Moyer, President of TrustedQA, Inc.

Going forward, a deserving TQA employee will be selected and recognized with the “James Beauford Excellence Award” every August, the month in which Jim commenced his employment with TQA.  The selected employee will be honored with a plaque, a $500 bonus, and a $500 donation to The ALS Association on their behalf.


*Please submit a copy of your ALS Association receipt notating the donation amount and that the donation was made on Jim’s behalf to Cheryl Velandria ( so that TQA can make a matching donation.


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