Name: Isabel Gonzalez and Javier Gonzalez Diaz
Job title: Installation Property Book Officer and Central Issue Facility Supply Technician
Assigned: Logistics Readiness Center Ansbach, 405th Army Field Support Brigade
Location: Barton Barracks, Ansbach, Germany
Experience: Isabel has been working at LRC Ansbach as the property book officer since May of 2021, and Javier has been working at LRC Ansbach as a CIF supply technician since June. Before working at LRC Ansbach, Isabel was a property book technician at 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Katterbach for almost two years, and Javier owned his own welding company for about five years.
Other service: Isabel served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a logistics and supply noncommissioned officer, and Javier served in the Colombian army as part of Colombia’s mandatory one-year conscription service requirement.
Hometown: Isabel is from San Pedro, California, and Javier is from La Tebaida, Colombia.
Family: Isabel and Javier have been married for five years.
Q: Can you explain your responsibilities at LRC Ansbach?
A: Isabel said she serves as the installation property book officer at LRC Ansbach and is responsible for all the property at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach. She works daily with USAG Ansbach’s primary hand receipt holders to include, for example, the Fire Department, Directorate of Logistics, Transportation Office, ID Card Office, and Family Morale Welfare and Recreation. Isabel is responsible for 100 percent annual inventories and 10 percent cyclic inventories every month for 64 sub hand receipt holders signed for thousands of equipment pieces, recreational items, vehicles, computers, phones and everything else imaginable to include sensitive items such as weapons, secure radios, night vision devices and ammunition. Javier said he serves at LRC Ansbach’s CIF as a supply technician responsible for initial issues, turn-ins and equipment exchanges. Javier, who obtained his U.S. citizenship about a year ago, provides customer service to dozens of Soldiers on a day-to-day basis proving them with CIF support to help ensure they are properly equipped, ready and fit to fight.
Q: Why is the mission at LRC Ansbach so important?
A: Isabel and Javier both agree that supporting warriors permanently stationed and deployed to the USAG Ansbach area of operation is their number one mission. Isabel said they have Soldiers and rotational units who deploy there for two weeks, two months, nine months and more – one unit or large group of Soldiers leaves, and another unit and large group of Soldiers arrive. We work hand in hand with USAG Ansbach every day to support all these Soldiers, she said.
Q: What do you enjoy about your job, and what motivates you?
A: We are a small part of a much bigger organization and mission, Isabel and Javier both said. We both enjoy working as Army civilians stationed in Germany, assigned to the 405th AFSB and supporting operations here at USAG Ansbach, said Isabel. We really enjoy being a part of the bigger Army team, she added. Javier said he has always dreamed of having a federal government job and what’s better than working for the Army stationed overseas supporting Soldiers? I really like being here in Germany, and I really like serving the ones who serve, he said.
LRC Ansbach and 405th AFSB: When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services, LRC Ansbach directs, manages and coordinates a variety of operations and activities in support of USAG Ansbach. LRC Ansbach reports to the 405th AFSB, which is assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging U.S. Army Materiel Command’s materiel enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at www.afsbeurope.army.mil and the official Facebook site at www.facebook.com/405thAFSB.