ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2022) The Rock Island Arsenal Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation hosted a formal garrison award ceremony recognizing three employees held in the Fitness Center on Jan. 12 to include two of its employees who earned awards for Garrison Civilian of the Quarter, and a Civilian Human Resources Agency employee for her work with FMWR.
On Dec. 16, the garrison announced the winners of 4th Quarter FY21 Garrison Civilian of the Quarter Recognition Program to include the employee and supervisor of the quarter. The employee award was earned by Chassity Morse in Army Community Service who serves as the ACS Relocation Readiness Program manager, Army Family Action Plan Program manager, and Army Volunteer Corps coordinator; and the supervisor award earned by Tina Bevier in Child & Youth Services who serves as the director of Community/Installation Outreach Services.
David Sherrick, director, RIA FMWR, said, “This event and the awards that will be presented today expressed that the garrison leaders, family, and MWR program staff and MWR leaders value each of you and your contributions to the success of your teams and the overall success of the garrison. The professionals we recognize today are deserving and no less than some of the best staff in our garrison programs.”
“So as I look out at each and every one of you (garrison employees in attendance), any one of you could have been up here,” said Col. Todd Allison, garrison commander, U.S. Army Garrison Rock Island Arsenal. “I'm not surprised that this directorate has swept the supervisory-employee awards because you know the challenges and the challenge is real. This is special to have these be the first recipients in a while since we've stood up the quarterly recognition ceremony.”
The Garrison Civilian of the Quarter Recognition Program was implemented on July 9 as part of the Service Culture Campaign to recognize outstanding garrison civilian employees for their invaluable contributions to our diverse missions. Civilians of the Quarter receive a Civilian Service Achievement Medal and a 16-hour Time-Off Award.
Morse was recognized for exceptional customer service to garrison employees, service members and their families through her many programs which include coordinating and executing monthly newcomers orientations; and Bevier implemented a new CYS fee policy in 4th quarter for more than 240 households without a lapse in service. Bevier oversees patron enrollment in all CYS programs and works to provide services to all requesting customers without having to displace those of a lower priority wherever and whenever possible.
As the host of the ceremony, FMWR also recognized an employee outside the garrison organization, Mallory Wetzel with the Civilian Human Resources Agency, for the support she has offered as the nonappropriated fund human resource officer, CHRA, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation from September 2014 to December 2021. Throughout her tenure, she established high service standards for recruitment strategies, personnel security checks, effective use of USA staffing, attending countless job fairs, ensuring employee benefits awareness, and advocacy for management-employee relations.