During the Fort McCoy Garrison Commander’s Town Hall event Oct. 27, Installation Safety Office (ISO) Manager Randy Eddy presented the Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Messenger with the installation’s sixth U.S. Army Excellence Safety Streamer Award.
The award was sent from Brenda Lee McCullough, Director of Installation Management Command Directorate-Readiness.
In a letter to the installation, McCullough described the award, and more.
“It is with great pleasure to congratulate you and forward the U.S. Army Excellence Streamer Award to (U.S. Army Garrison) Fort McCoy,” McCullough’s letter states. “This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and dedication to duty of the garrison in creating a positive safety culture.
“Your accomplishment of completing over 12 months without experiencing a Class A or B accident; completion of the Army Readiness Assessment Program; and attaining 100 percent completion of risk management training demonstrates safety excellence,” the letter states. “Your efforts to accomplish the mission with effective safety and risk management programs are attributes of first-class organizations. A job well done in taking care of Soldiers, civilians, and families!”
During the event, Eddy thanked the community for their efforts in keeping safety a daily priority in everything.
“This is a great accomplishment for everyone,” Eddy said after placing the streamer on the garrison flag with fellow ISO employee Dale Marsolek. “Safety is everyone’s business, and we must continue that effort.”
Messenger also praised ISO and the community for the newest safety award. “This is great to see,” he said.
The ISO coordinates the quarterly Safety and Health Advisory Council meetings that includes garrison and tenant organizations and encourages a flow of safety-related information across the installation. Eddy said the ISO also supports numerous other events, assists units and organizations with safety issues and plans regularly, and more.
For more information about safety and seasonal safety at the Army level, visit the website https://safety.army.mil.
For more information about safety topics in the Fort McCoy community, call the ISO at 608-388-3403.
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