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Lisa Chism, military honors clerk at the Fort Knox Casualty Affairs Office, shows off her Mrs. Claus outfit during the Military Personnel Division holiday office decorating and ugly Christmas sweater contest Dec. 17, 2021. She won the individual award. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Fort Knox Garrison leaders judge Military Personnel Division holiday office, personnel decorating contest

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Several members of the Fort Knox Directorate of Human Resources’ Military Personnel Division pulled out all the stops to decorate their offices for Christmas this year.

Spurred on by what Garrison leaders called a highly successful and competitive Halloween decorating contest in October, employees worked to best each other for the Christmas season contest. The event, held Dec. 17, focused on two areas: best branch décor; and, ugliest individual Christmas sweater.

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All the members of the Personnel Readiness Branch decorated individual offices and workspaces with coordinated themes to mimic Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. These areas included the Flight Control Station, supply office, medical clinic and various elf work stations. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Three branches rolled out the red and green carpet, vying for best team honors — Personnel Automation Branch, Soldier Readiness Branch, and Soldier Actions Branch.

Bill Taylor, Army Substance Abuse Program manager, and Garrison leaders Col. Lance O’Bryan and Command Sgt. Maj. William Fogle judged the contests. They came to a unanimous decision that the Soldier Readiness Branch took the top spot due to their coordinated efforts.

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Official contest judge Bill Taylor, Army Substance Abuse Program manager, points out the Grinch working for the Personnel Automation Branch. Employees assured Garrison leaders that the Grinch was working for free. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Two of the three of judges agreed on the individual contest winner — Lisa Chism, military honors clerk at the Casualty Assistance Center.