Headquarters Company scores safety 'Hat trick'
March 13, 2013
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army here, March 12.
The Army Safety Excellence Streamer is awarded to units without any Class A or Class B accidents within a 12-month period, and has completed 100 percent of Composite Risk Management training.
HHC has also been recognized for maintaining zero curfew violations throughout the calendar.
Capt. Vladislav Silayev, the company commander of HHC, said he applied for the award after noting Yongsan HHC met the award's criteria.
"Finding out that we met the Army standard for safety excellence award requirments led me to applying for it. We have maintained safety for whole 2012, without any recordable accidents, and that is what brought us this honor," Silayev said. "So I basically feel really proud of my soldiers. Winning the streamer indicates that service members are policing each other up, and they are using proper risk management techniques. "
HHC plans to keep doing the right thing, and maintain a good safety record.
Since USAG-Y HHC has earned the award, the safety excellence streamer will be displayed on company's guidon for 2013.
"In my opinion, acquiring this streamer has affected us greatly, and I am proud of what we have achieved," said Cpl. Maeng Joonhyung, an administration specialist at the HHC orderly room. "We have maintained zero violations for the whole year. Getting recognized for this will inspire not only the company's service members, but also the people from other units to do the right thing, when they see the streamer displayed on our guidon."
Yongsan HHC has earned the safety excellence streamer, three years in a row since 2010.
"This unit has set an example among the nation, and you guys deserve credit for your integrity," Gentry said. "Since what you have done is not an easy job,"