You see them every day in motor pools and in the field. They’re the often unsung heroes of unit readiness: Soldiers, federal civilians and contractors who go far beyond what their job description requires. And while they might get local recognition, getting wider acknowledgment for their hard work benefits not only them but overall readiness. They become role models across the Department of Defense and beyond for others to emulate.
That’s why PS Magazine began the “I Own This” (IOT) and “I Sustain This” (IST) campaigns.
The IOT recognition program is designed to spotlight Warfighters, no matter their branch of service, who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment, and make significant contributions to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In other words, they live and breathe readiness.
The IOT campaign runs each month. One nominee is selected at random to be featured on the PS Magazine website. Though only one is spotlighted, all nominees for a particular month appear on the website and on PS’s social media platforms.
Anyone can nominate a deserving Warfighter who is serious about combat readiness for IOT. Just click HERE and complete the online form.
The “I Sustain This” recognition program is designed to recognize federal civilian or contractor sustainers who serve in various capacities, such as maintainers at a local logistics readiness center (LRC) or field maintenance shop, a logistics assistance representative (LAR), a supply specialist or other roles helping to ensure that military units, equipment and Warfighters are continually mission-ready.
Like IOT, the IST recognition program runs on a monthly basis, with one nominee randomly selected to be featured on the PS Magazine website. Similar to IOT, all IST nominees are mentioned on the website and appear on PS’s social media platforms.
If you work alongside, supervise, or interact with a deserving civilian who goes the extra mile, then nominate them HERE.
About PS Magazine: Founded in June 1951, PS Magazine’s mission from the start has been to provide Soldiers and Warfighters the essential information they need to maintain their vehicles and equipment to the highest possible standards. For its first 68 years, it appeared as a cartoon-illustrated magazine, both in print and then online. Today, it’s a fully online periodical that’s updated continually.
Visit the magazine at www.psmagazine.army.mil.