DPW employees receive Awards
April 6, 2010
RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Cho, Yang-hyup, acting director for the Directorate of Public Works, and Daniel Hong, DPW chief, received special recognition from Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, garrison commander, during Red Cloud's quarterly awards presentation March 25 in the garrison Theatre.
From May 10 through August 31, 2009, Cho served as acting chief of Operations, Maintenance Division, for garrison DPW. During that time, Cho provided exceptional direct support to the commander for accomplishing priority projects.
"I have received other achievement awards during my career as a Department of the Army Civilian employee, but receiving this one for being recognized as a true leader from the garrison commander, I will cherish always," Cho said. "This is our mission: to support our customers daily with a professional attitude."
From April 30 through Sept. 28, 2009, Hong served as the acting director for DPW. In fact, he volunteered for the position. Jackson also placed Hong in charge of the development of tour normalization and transformation projects. The two projects raised the division's normal work load 240 percent, with Hong having only seven engineers and six technicians. Nevertheless, Hong and DPW managed to prepare contract packages for 108 projects worth $39 million and prepared 39 conceptual designs and codes at cost estimates worth $19 million.
Hong has been nominated for the 2009 DPW Engineering and Planning Executive of the Year award for his work.
During the awards ceremony, a total of 40 employees received awards for their combined 725 years of federal service. Jackson commented on how proud he was of the work they have done for the garrison during his tenure as commander.
After Jackson presented both Hong and Cho with their awards the garrison commander called Kim, Kwang Sop, USAG-RC Safety; Pak, Song-yong, USAG-Casey Indianhead Golf Course manager; Avelina Richardson, USAG-Casey Gateway Club manager; and Tina Simmons, Camp Stanley Central Issue Facility, for additional awards separate from the length of service awards.
Kim was awarded an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for the period he acted as the Safety manager from July until November 2009.
Pak was recognized for winning the 2009 Excellence in Management award for best Army golf course. Richardson won the 2009 James A. Carroll award for best Army club, food, beverage, and entertainment operation for the Gateway Club.
Simmons was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her assistance in a bus accident where she went to the scene of the accident, and ensured the most seriously injured were being both treated and rescued.
"This is a great honor for me, because I have seen a lot of success in the last three years. Success we owe to our workforce," Jackson said. "You have seen a lot of changes come about in Area I."