By Mr. Justin Eimers, CECOMNovember 29, 2012
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A training instructor here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter.
Robert Jones was honored for the junior category award as Tobyhanna's 2012 Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter.
Jones has worked in the Field Logistics Support Directorate's Readiness Training Division for one year and has been employed at Tobyhanna for five years. As a training instructor, Jones completes courses for New Equipment Training (NET) and travels worldwide to train Soldiers. He also develops lesson plans, coordinates logistic needs, and interprets and maintains training materials.
"Part of my responsibilities as a training instructor includes attending military schooling on new systems, providing detailed trip reports, shipping materials to the training site and then setting up each classroom," said Jones. "These duties provide a really gratifying experience because not only do I learn the material myself, but I get to pass that knowledge on to the warfighter."
Division Chief Deron Haught says Jones is a perfect example of how hard work pays off.
"Robert is the epitome of a team-oriented employee who consistently places the needs of his organization and the warfighter ahead of his own," said Haught. "He constantly seeks out opportunities to assist fellow team members and he carries himself professionally, even when faced with a difficult situation."
Jones appreciates the recognition and the award, but says his coworkers and supervisors deserve just as much credit.
"Receiving this award is a great confidence booster for me," said Jones. "But I wouldn't have been able to get to where I am today without the constant help and support of my coworkers and supervisors. Not only am I proud to know that I am doing a good job, but also that I work with such good people and for such a great installation."
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,400 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.