NRMC Civilians recognized for their importance to the Army team
February 27, 2014
The commanding general Northern Regional Medical Command hosted a Civilian Awards Ceremony recognizing 25 civilian employees for their professionalism and dedicated service to the command, the Army and the nation February 26 at Fort Belvoir Wood Theater.
Twice a year, NRMC leadership recognizes civilians for their performance and commitment to public service in a mass ceremony. Among the honorees were Jay Lubliner, who received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest Army honorary award and equivalent to a military Legion of Merit, for his efforts in implementing the new Army Medical Command Safety Management System initiative at all the NRMC military treatment facilities (MTFs) and regional dental clinics, according to Mary Profitt, NRMC safety director.
"Our civilians are valued members of the Army team. You provide continuity and stability," Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong said, referencing the words of the Army Civilian Corps Creed in his opening remarks. "Our MTFs would not be successful without the leadership and expertise you provide."
Recognizing employees with awards is among the most flexible management tools, according to the Army Civilian Personnel Office website. "Public recognition of superior ideas and outstanding individual and group performance helps build morale. It can also help to build and maintain a highly motivated and productive organization," the website continues.
In addition to the individual awards, the general acknowledged recent significant accomplishments of the NRMC team to include the Army's first tele-health pilot program at Fort Eustis, Va., allowing patients with diabetes to receive training and support from a health care professional via a secure online link in the comfort of their home.
After the final award of the day, the award recipients and their civilian well-wishers recited the Army Civilian Corps Creed, and closed the event by joining their uniformed Army counterparts in singing The Army Song.