Phoenix Battalion Station Commander Focuses on Living the Army Values
January 12, 2011
- Phoenix Recruiting Battalion names November Station Commander of the Month
- Tucson Station Commander applies the Warrior Ethos to daily mission
Sergeant 1st Class George Crimmins, of the Park Recruiting Station in Tucson, is the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion's November Station Commander of the Month. Crimmons is "an outstanding leader and Soldier," according to Phoenix Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williams.
During November, the Park Recruiting Station enlisted 167 percent of their monthly mission and had zero Future Soldier losses. "Exceeding the mission each month is always my personal goal," said Crimmins. Not only is the Park station commander well-known for consistently exceeding the mission, Crimmins and his Recruiters live the Army Values.
"Their conduct is exemplary and they have had no improprieties," said Williams. "The Park Recruiting Station has always shown attention to detail, and has not even had a late NCOER. They always pull together and get things done."
So, it's no surprise that Crimmins applies the Warrior Ethos to being a station commander.
"It's all of us accomplishing our goals together," he said. "It means not allowing anyone to fall by the wayside and helping each other accomplish the mission. If someone has a problem, you work with that person until the problem is solved. No one is left behind; it's not about me; it's about us."
With a reputation as a stellar station commander who genuinely cares about his Soldiers and their families, Crimmins, who is also a licensed minister, credits his faith.
"I treat the people in my station with respect; they are important to me," he said. "Knowing I am accountable to God motivates me to always do my best."
Crimmins also credits his wife's selfless love and encouragement.
"She has never given me heartburn over the long nights she has spent alone as a station commander's wife, or all the meals she had to eat alone," Crimmins said. "She always says it's her way of serving her country. Quite a lady, huh'"
Mary Crimmins is not only gracious about the personal sacrifices that come with being a Soldier's and station commander's wife, she also helps the station's morale and recruiting efforts by interacting with recruiters' spouses, Future Soldiers and their families via Facebook. She even prevented a Future Soldier loss by encouraging him to continue with his enlistment.
To honor the hard work and dedication of Station Commanders, USAREC has asked battalions to recognize an excellent Station Commander each month. The monthly awardees will also compete at brigade and USAREC level.