2010 Year in Review: Quest for safety, health is relentless task for Stewart employee (18 March 10)
January 6, 2011
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Whenever Chris McCormick, occupational safety and health specialist at Fort Stewart, walks into an office, most people know why he is there, and that it is generally for something related to safety.
McCormick is passionate about his job, even though he has only been in it at Stewart for just over two years. His main focus is inspecting the various directorates' safety programs and any hazards that may be associated with their respective work environments.
Campaigns are the norm in the Installation Safety Office. Driving under the influence is a year round campaign and is always on McCormick's and the Safety Office radar.
"There is so much risk associated with it and because we are dealing with Soldiers, we want to make sure they are equipped with the knowledge," said McCormick.
McCormick's path led him to Fort Stewart via his Army Reserve service with the 304th Military Police Company from Bluefield, W.Va. He has also served as civilian policeman in Virginia as a detective in forensics and investigations.
Married for 10 years to Angela, McCormick enjoys spending time with his wife and 8-year-old son Scott in Richmond Hill, along with golfing and fishing, when he's not at work.