Fort McPherson helps open Atlanta Passport Agency
May 31, 2011
On May 16, Sgts. 1st Class Laquita Martin, Avery Clemintin, Crystall Bennett-hawkins and Master Sgt. Richard Williams served as an honor guard for the opening of the Department of State (DOS), Consular Affairs Bureau, Passport Agency in Atlanta. There are only 15 other Regional Passport Offices in the United States. Donna Craven, director of Religious Services in the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, was also on hand to sing the National Anthem. Many attendees, including Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of Management DOS, Washington, D.C.; Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta; and Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary DOS, praised the group for their contribution to the ceremony. “It is awesome how an installation can still produce such outstanding services while closing the facility with an abbreviated number of personnel " truly remarkable,” said Hersel Gunn, Atlanta Passport Agency Passport Operations Officer.