Spotlight on...Andrew Cabral
September 5, 2012
Describe your current position:
I am a safety and occupational health intern currently assigned to the ACC Headquarters. I recently received the Explosives Safety (Level-I) certification from the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. This certification identifies me as an explosives safety officer and qualifies me to review plans and operations that involve inherently dangerous materials. This work is usually performed at ammunition and explosives storage sites, manufacturing facilities, military training ranges, demilitarization sites, ports and railheads.
Describe your passion for your job:
My passion for my occupation is the health, safety, morale and well-being of the war fighter down range.
Where do you call home? Tell me about your family:
Originally, I am from a small town called Tiverton, Rhode Island. After my career in the Navy, we settled in Jacksonville, Fla., and lived there for eight years until I accepted this assignment at Redstone in August 2011. I am married and we have a 10 year-old son. In my spare time, I enjoy spending as much quality time with my family. I also like spending time working with addicts in recovery.
How does your job support the Soldier?
By ensuring that the essential elements of environmental, safety and occupational health are integrated into the contracting process from idea-to-grave. We, as a combined team, ensure products are safe for use by the Soldier, not only on the battlefield, but in garrison as well.
What would you like others to know about you?
I am grateful for every day that I am able to serve. My being the best husband and dad is my greatest aspiration in life. For me, there is no greater calling.