By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety CenterApril 19, 2013
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (April 18, 2013) - The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards.
The annual awards are presented to units and individuals for excellence in safety and risk management.
"This is a wonderful program that allows us to recognize those Soldiers, civilians and organizations going the extra mile for safety," said Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, USACR/Safety Center. "It's a way for senior Army leaders to thank them for their critical role in helping preserve our force, and hopefully inspire others to follow suit."
According to Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-10, Army Safety Program, both individuals and units must have made significant improvements and contributions to accident prevention efforts, among other criteria, to be considered for an award. Nominations are submitted for actions taken during the preceding fiscal year.
Fiscal 2012's awardees are as follows:
• SA and CSA Army Headquarters Safety Award: Third Army/United States Army Central
• SA and CSA Exceptional Organization Safety Award-Division: 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, U.S. Army Forces Command
• SA and CSA Exceptional Organization Safety Award-Brigade: 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Forces Command
• SA and CSA Exceptional Organization Safety Award-Garrison: Red River Army Depot, U.S. Army Materiel Command
• SA and CSA Exceptional Organization Safety Award-Battalion: 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Forces Command
• SA and CSA Individual Award of Excellence in Safety-Officer: Capt. Peter D. Cha, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan (Korea), U.S. Army Installation Management Command
• SA and CSA Individual Award of Excellence in Safety-NCO/Enlisted: Sgt. 1st Class Jesse J. Krone, noncommissioned officer in charge, Explosives Ordnance Disposal Training Complex and 59th Ordnance Brigade, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
• SA and CSA Individual Award of Excellence in Safety-Civilian: Richard Swantek, safety and occupational health manager, Tank-Automotive Command, Life Cycle Management Command, U.S. Army Materiel Command
• SA and CSA Individual Award of Excellence in Safety-Contractor: Takumi Sakihara, Japanese national safety specialist, U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa (Japan), U.S. Army Installation Management Command
• SA and CSA Industrial Operations Safety Award: Watervliet Arsenal, U.S. Army Materiel Command
• SA and CSA Excellence in Explosives Safety Award: Crane Army Ammunition Activity, U.S. Army Materiel Command