Kaiserslautern Reserve Soldiers take top honors
September 11, 2009
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 406th Adjutant General Battalion, Human Resources Company in Kaiserslautern, Germany, received top honors during the 2009 Army Chief of Staff's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards during the CLEA ceremony held June 2 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.
The unit won the Supply Excellence Award in the Army Reserve Level 1, Unit category.
"This is the most competitive category with the greatest number of units competing for this prestigious Department of the Army award," said Lt. Col. Kelley Donham, 7th Civil Support Command's deputy for supply and logistics.
Staff Sgt. Tracey Potter, Sgt. David Graham and Sgt. Cedric McCoy of the 406th AG Bn. accepted the award from Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, deputy chief of staff for supply and logistics.
The 406th AG Bn. distinguished itself by having the most efficient Command Supply Discipline Program in the 7th CSC and the Army Reserve.
"It was an honor for us to represent the unit and for us to win," said Potter.
Potter joined the 406th AG Bn. shortly after it was formed in 2007 and started the supply room "from scratch." Her supply room did so well in the annual inspection by the 7th CSC, that two months later she was asked to compete Army-wide against other Reserve and National Guard supply programs.
According to Master Sgt. Okey Tredway, 7th CSC supply and logistics, "We were pleasantly surprised with the result."
The CLEA ceremony combines the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, the Deployment Excellence Award, the Supply Excellence Award and honors installations' and units' excellence in maintenance, deployment and supply operations. Potter and her team competed against 95 units from 50 different categories representing the best of Army logistics programs and have contributed significantly to Army readiness.