FLW introduces courtesy patrols to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts
Sgt. 1st Class Leigh Padgett, a small group leader at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy, performs courtesy patrol duties at the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary March 28 (Photo Credit: Sgt. Maj. Jason Thomas) VIEW ORIGINAL

Fort Leonard Wood leadership began introducing courtesy patrols March 28 at key locations on post to ensure COVID-19 mitigation best practices are being followed.

According to Sgt. Maj. Jason Thomas, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy deputy commandant, the weekend patrols are focused on areas around Fort Leonard Wood such as the Post Exchange, Commissary, mini mall, the shoppettes and parks.

Thomas said the Soldiers are in place to help enforce the facilities’ standards, answer questions and to remind people about proper social distancing.

The patrols are being performed by NCOA small group leaders, and operate from just prior to Commissary and PX opening hours until well into the afternoon.

“The courtesy patrol will help enforce the same standards already in place at these facilities,” Thomas said. “We appreciate everyone’s efforts in keeping our community safe and thank you for your vigilance.”