By Tony Lopez (JMC)August 13, 2019
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, III. -- Each fiscal year, the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army recognize organizations and individuals demonstrating contributions to loss prevention by awarding Army Awards of Excellence in Safety. Joint Munitions Command was selected as the winner of the Army Exceptional Organization Safety Award for a Direct Reporting Unit and One-Star Command under Army Materiel Command.
This award signifies JMC's emphasis on safety and commitment to proactive risk management and accident prevention which is integrated throughout JMC's plans, operations and training. The award stated, "JMC was recognized for outstanding success in hazard awareness, risk management and loss prevention. This exceptional achievement demonstrates the dedication and commitment this command has made during Fiscal Year 2018 to preserve readiness through prevention of accidental loss of our Soldiers, Civilians, Families and vital resources."
"In order to Provide Lethality that Wins, JMC must ensure the safety of both its Soldiers and Civilians," said Luke Kearns, JMC Safety Division. "This recognition highlights our JMC Headquarters' commitment and our safety staff's efforts. This is an important part of ensuring a resilient and professional workforce executing and promoting the JMC mission."
The competition for the award includes evaluation and performance in risk management, mishap reduction, safety recognition, program execution and safety training. JMC efforts recognized data that indicated zero Class A accidents, no military injuries for more than a decade and a reduction in Civilian accident rates during the past five years.
JMC produces small-, medium- and large-caliber ammunition items for the Department of Defense. JMC is the logistics integrator for life-cycle management of ammunition. The primary mission of JMC is to provide the Joint Force with ready, reliable and lethal munitions at the speed of war to sustain global readiness.