Garrison leaders work Chaffee Gate as guards

By Savannah BairdApril 2, 2024

Garrison Commander Col. Chris Ricci welcomes individuals to the installation as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe."
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Chris Ricci welcomes individuals to the installation as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe." (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird) VIEW ORIGINAL
Garrison Commander Col. Chris Ricci welcomes individuals to the installation as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe."
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Chris Ricci welcomes individuals to the installation as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe." (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters scans a visitor’s pass at Chaffe Gate while joining Col. Chris Ricci, Garrison commander, to work as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe."
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters scans a visitor’s pass at Chaffe Gate while joining Col. Chris Ricci, Garrison commander, to work as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe." (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Fort Knox, Ky. -- Whether working at the recycling center, the air traffic control tower or the front gates, Garrison Commander Col. Chris Ricci said he enjoys involving himself with the installation's workforce.

For the second time since winter, Ricci and Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters, the Garrison senior noncommissioned officer, worked with the Directorate of Emergency Services as gate guards, welcoming guests and disseminating information about the installation while learning a new skill.

“It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe."

Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters scans a visitor’s pass at Chaffe Gate while joining Col. Chris Ricci, Garrison commander, to work as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe."
Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters scans a visitor’s pass at Chaffe Gate while joining Col. Chris Ricci, Garrison commander, to work as a gate guard at Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 1, 2024. Ricci and Waters try to regularly get involved with a variety of the workforce on the installation by working these jobs directly. "It's great to be able to walk a little bit in their shoes and see how they keep the people of Fort Knox safe every day," said Ricci. "It's just good being a small piece of what helps keep the community safe." (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird) VIEW ORIGINAL