Werner thanks Henderson for service, recognizes others during ceremony

By Randy TisorSeptember 22, 2022

Col. Steven Carozza, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command’s chief of staff, presents Lana Henderson a gift from the TACOM headquarters office staff as Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, TACOM commanding general, looks on during a Retirement, Recognitions and Retreat ceremony held Sept. 15 at Detroit Arsenal. Henderson served as an executive assistant for five years at TACOM prior to her recent retirement from Federal service.
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DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. – U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command leadership thanked Lana Henderson for her 35 years of service to the Department of Defense and TACOM during a monthly Retirement, Recognitions and Retreat ceremony held Sept. 15 at the outdoor Special Events Area at the Detroit Arsenal.

Henderson spent the last five years of her service as the executive assistant to the commander. She had served in a similar role at Fort Bragg after her retirement from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant.

“Words can’t describe what she’s done to keep our office and our organization moving in a positive way,” stated Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, TACOM commanding general, during the ceremony.

“Lana, we’re going to miss you and we appreciate everything you’ve done for us. We’re excited for you and your family as you move into retirement,” Werner added.

Werner presented Henderson with an Army Meritorious Service Medal, a two-star note of appreciation and a Department of the Army Certificate of Retirement, along with a U.S. flag, a 35-year Length of Service Certificate, and a TACOM print.

“Thank you, General Werner,” Henderson said in her ceremony remarks. “It’s been a fun, fast-paced two and a half years with you. I’ve enjoyed it.”

Werner also presented Michael Lypsch, Steven Lipsky and Aldezon Saldana with Civilian Service Medals for their work as operations analysts in support of logistical assistance to the U.S. Army European Command.

Two Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Marcos Garcia and Sgt. 1st Class Lavonne Williams, received two-star notes of appreciation signed by Werner along with command coins for their work in supporting Gen. James McConville’s August visit to Detroit Arsenal.

Werner also presented several two-star notes of appreciation to Krystina Rheaume and Annette Lozen for their contributions to the TACOM Talent Development Program, Vikto Gegic, Kimberly Reinelt, James Trenum and Nicholas Waidknecht for their support of the obsolescence management of the M1 Abrams family of vehicles, Devon White and Sarah Ialapi for their work in support of the launch of the Defense Logistics Management Standards Interchange System on the Team Armor Partnership contract with General Dynamics Land Systems.

“Part of what makes us a team is taking the time to recognize team members for their significant contributions and achievements,” Werner stated.  “It’s an important part of how we strengthen and grow our team. Recognitions serve to not only applaud the successes among us on an individual basis, but to show others what right looks like as we all continue to pave the way forward.”