Garrison honors exemplary employees for service
June 29, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thirty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.
In the company of their co-workers and senior leaders, the employees received praise from Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, for making a difference.
"Thank you for what you do," Mulbury said to the honorees. "To you supervisors and leaders, I want to also thank you for recognizing your people."
Among awardees, Kelly Evans, formerly a management assistant with the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, received an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. She was commended for varied accomplishments, including helping facilitate lines of effort working groups to develop the garrison's 2012-2015 Strategic Plan.
Charles Brauer and Wesley Nakamoto, both in the Directorate of Public Works' Housing Division, received Special Act awards.
Brauer, a Residential Communities Initiative program analyst, was recognized for spearheading the revision of electrical rates for all DPW reimbursable customers. His actions accurately captured actual usage rates.
Nakamoto, in the RCI Asset Management Branch, successfully led numerous and complex real estate actions to completion, as well as RCI's annual Ground Lease Compliance site visit.
"We need to continually recognize top-notch employees like these," said Jocelyn Chang-Chuck, chief, Workforce Development Division, Directorate of Human Resources. "We need to show them we appreciate them; they are valuable to us."
Before the presentation wrapped up, seven had received certificates of achievement; two, certificates of appreciation; four, commander's coins; and two, time-off awards. Six personnel received a commander's Certificate of Outstanding Service for "dedication and diligent service" to the federal government.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented two special group awards to child development center teams. One team received commendations for surmounting difficult standards to earn the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation. The other CDC team received recognition for creating inspirational child environments that encourage children's growth and development.
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service
Kelly Evans, PAIO
Special Act Award
Charles Brauer, DPW
Wesley Nakamoto, DP
Certificate of Achievement
Haunani English, DFMWR
David Higa, DFMWR
John Miller, DHR
Robert Stevens, DHR
Michael Tanigawa, DFMWR
Maria Tobin, DFMWR
Leonard Webster, DFMWR
Certificate of Appreciation
Pebbles Moniz, DFMWR
Allan Tokuda, DFMWR
Michelle Chillingworth, DES
Susan Manuma, DES
Marie Siliezar, DES
Chad Spencer, DES
Naomi Oshiro, DOL
Kervin Peters, DOL
Length of Service Award
30 years, Aiko Brum, PAO
30 years, Neal Peyton, DES
30 years, Jose Sierra-Sierra, DOL
25 years, Vickey Mouzé, PAO
10 years, Jack Wiers, PAO
5 years, Amy Bugala, PAO
DES -- Directorate of Emergency Services
DFMWR -- Dir. of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
DHR -- Dir. of Human Resources
DOL -- Dir. of Logistics
DPW -- Dir. of Public Works
PAIO -- Plans, Analysis and Integration Office
PAO -- Public Affairs Office
Employee Recognition Program
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