FORSCOM Foreign Disclosure Officer receives Army-level award
By Larry Stevens, FORSCOM Public Affairs OfficeOctober 14, 2011
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2011) - Kay Buice of the U.S. Army Forces Command G-2 (Intelligence) Directorate was presented today with the 2010 Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award by Patricia Stokes, senior security advisor to the director of Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, Disclosure and Security at the Department of the Army.
Buice is the FORSCOM Command Foreign Disclosure Officer whose duties entail executing requests for foreign visit authorization to FORSCOM senior mission commands and separate units. Last year her work affected more than 3,200 foreign national visitors within FORSCOM.
She was selected from 230 Foreign Disclosure Officers Army-wide for "exemplifying the attributes of expertise, professionalism and devotion to duty essential to providing U.S. Army commands with clear, concise, responsive and accurate foreign disclosure support."
The inscription on her award plaque commends Buice for "Your enthusiasm, tenacity, professionalism and focus on the mission of ensuring Timely, Responsive and Transparent support to the United States Army, its allies and coalition partners serves as an example for all to emulate."
Col. Todd A. Megill, the FORSCOM deputy chief of staff G-2, noted, "This is an Army-level award that she richly deserves. This lady does an amazing amount of work…. Sometimes when I stop and think about what she does and what would happen if were to go wrong, it would be very bad. But it doesn't go wrong. So, thank you, Kay, for the great support you give us."
A Department of the Army civilian employee since 1984 after raising three children, Buice has been with FORSCOM G-2 since 1987. She advanced to her foreign duty officer position in 1997.
Buice is the tenth person to receive the Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award, which was named after a long-time Foreign Disclosure Officer for the Army.
In addition to the Raymer Award, Buice received a Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and a "challenge coin" and letter of appreciation from Lt. Gen. Richard P. Zahner, the Department of the Army G-2.