By Wallace McBride, Fort Jackson LeaderDecember 12, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Soldier Support Institute recognized staff members last week for their contributions toward completing the organization's various training missions throughout 2013. Select people were recognized for their contributions during the fourth quarter of the year, with others singled out for U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command "Game Changer" status.
"I want to thank you all for the great work you do for us day in and day out," said SSI Command Sgt. Maj. Annette Weber. "You don't see the benefit of a lot of that, but we reap the benefits every single day for all of the stuff you do for the Soldier Support Institute."
Civilian and Soldier instructors recognized during a Dec. 6 ceremony at the SSI were:
-CASCOM Game Changer: Ron Bruce, Capabilities Development & Integration Directorate Concepts/ Doctrine Development. Bruce was recognized for his support for design efforts during a recent Department of Defense analysis of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army Capabilities Development Document. Bruce has been the driving force behind the Army Human Resource Workstation concept and implementation, which will save the Army more $10 million once it's complete.
-CASCOM Game Changer: Capt. Elizabeth Cantrell, Company A, 369th Adjutant General Battalion. Cantrell was recognized for her support in developing, designing and implementing the 369th Female Mentorship Program, which provides positive role models for Soldiers in training, better prepares Soldiers for their first unit of assignment, and supplements the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program.
-CASCOM Game Changer: 1st Sgt. Fredrico Kirskey, Company C, Training Support Battalion. Kirskey was recognized for support as the Charlie MOS Reclassification Company. Kirskey implemented unit management controls to ensure a climate free of sexual harassment, abuse, and one fostering equal opportunity.
-Civilians of the Quarter: Felix Medina, Capabilities Development & Integration Directorate Concepts/ Doctrine Development; and Janet Barrentine, Recruiting and Retention School; and Daniel Huffman, Resource Management Directorate.
-Instructor/Facilitator and Civilians of the Quarter: Wanda Blackmon, Training Development Directorate; and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Starke, Recruiting and Retention School.
"Congratulations to our awardees, and keep up the great work," said Brig. Gen. Paul Chamberlain, SSI commanding general. "SSI is actually being a 'game changer' throughout CASCOM and the Army, and that's what we want to do."
CASCOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The command is responsible for training more than 180,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University.