Aviance Oden-Britt, of the Garrison Safety Office, receives an Army certificate of achievement from Garrison Commander Col. Brian Cozine and Command Sgt. Maj. Dylan Lemasters.
Aviance Oden-Britt, of the Garrison Safety Office, receives an Army certificate of achievement from Garrison Commander Col. Brian Cozine and Command Sgt. Maj. Dylan Lemasters. (Photo Credit: Skip Vaughn) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Garrison workers who received length of service awards Aug. 16 represented an accumulation of 450 years of knowledge. But Garrison Commander Col. Brian Cozine pointed out that would be a small portion of the workforce’s at least 1,000 years.

He expressed his appreciation during the Garrison fourth quarter, fiscal 2023 awards ceremony in Bob Jones Auditorium.

“I really do appreciate what you’re doing each and every day. Keep it up,” Cozine said.

The ceremony was presented on the commander’s behalf by the Directorate of Human Resources. Workers received Army Civilian Service Pins, length of service awards, officially commended awards, certificates of achievement, Civilian Service Achievement Medals and Civilian Service Commendation Medals.

“Civilian professionals deserve recognition – whether it be a five-year length of service certificate or a 45-year length of service certificate,” Kendra Brown, workforce development program manager, said. “Recognition is recognition, whether big or small. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

The Garrison workforce includes eight military, 340 Army civilians and 700 contractor employees.

Here are the honorees for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023:

·        Army Civilian Service Pins: Noah Awa, Brett Barnes, Nicole Carter, James Howell, Charles Huys, Brandon Manous, Yolanda Montalvo Negroni, Kajuana Rice, Ronny Simmons

·        10 years length of service awards: Brett Barnes, William Millican, Daniel Royer

·        15 years length of service awards: Melissa Simmons, Francis Smith

·        20 years length of service awards: William Dalton, Russell Davis

·        25 years length of service awards: John Clingan, Arthur Cole

·        35 years length of service awards: Leroy Allen, Bryan Copeland, Larry Gray, Paul Grosch, Cornelius Johnson

·        Officially commended: Christine Easterwood, Stanley Griggs, Julia Guthrie, Rusty Hammond, Ben Hoksbergen, Tim Howard, Kris Leatherman, Scotty Long, Robert Lovett, Kara Malone, Spencer Smith, Michelle Stewart, Christina Tucker, Ryan Williams, Ray Zapata

·        Certificates of achievement: David Franklin, Sha’Tonya Murphy, Aviance Oden-Britt

·        40 years length of service awards: Jim Lamm, Glen Reese

·        45 years length of service award: Dennis Everett

·        Certificates of appreciation: John Cogburn, Les Miller

·        Civilian Service Achievement Medals: Betty Anderson, Angela Applegate, Sabrina Forrest, Greg Hicks, Mary Johnson, Vera Ousley, Rodney Shepherd

·        Civilian Service Commendation Medals: Tod Goodman, Barbara Throckmorton, Brenda Mack