JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall chaplains office hosted the second Directorate of the Quarter luncheon Aug. 7 at the Fort Myer Officers Club. Directorate of Human Resources employees on JBM-HH were hosted at the event.

"The reason we do this is because we wanted to come up with creative ways to show our work force how much we appreciate all that they do for us ... they work so hard and long, and especially during this time of furlough, when their paychecks are significantly decreased," said Lt. Col. Clyde Scott, JBM-HH installation chaplain.

JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Y. Lavender attended the luncheon.

"I want to thank you personally for everything that you do every day," said Sumpter.

Sumpter presented commander's coins for "being outstanding civilian employees and customer service representatives" to Education Technician Catherine Aikens; Human Resources Specialist Cynthia Gray; Human Resources Assistant Kirk Melvin; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist Carol Frazelle; Guidance Counselor Karen Powell; Management Analyst Toni Jelks; Administrative Support Assistant Michele Boutin and Supervisor, Organizational Workforce Specialist Edward Green.

Boutin and Green were also recognized by the chaplains for exceptional service and each received a figurine of the Old Post Chapel.

"We're assembled here today to honor a dedicated group of professionals who work hard to find, recruit, train, support and honor the magnificent employees that makes Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall possible," said Chap. (Maj.) Jerald Jacobs, JBM-HH deputy chaplain. "You keep the human in human resources."