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Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea commander, recognizes the dedication and hard work put forth by the ROK and U.S. civilians of United States Forces Korea during the Civilian of the Year awards ceremony at the Dragon Hill Lodge on United States Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, Nov. 20, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Frazier)

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Forces of Korea honored both Korean nationals and U.S. civilian employees for their hard work and dedication to the peninsula during the 21st annual USFK Civilian Employee of the Year Award ceremony at Dragon Hill Lodge here, Nov. 20.

Sixteen winners were chosen from a group of 96 nominees who were considered the "best of the best" from their respective organizations.

The winners of the 2013 USFK civilian employees of the year are as follows:

Manager of the Year

US Yun Heo
Director of Public Works, GS-14
DPW, USAG-Red Cloud
IMCOM-P, Area I

KN Pak, Chong Tu
Regional Housing Director, KGS-11
Unaccompanied Housing (UH)/
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS), Dept
Cdr, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC)

Supervisor of the Year

US Alan D. Kincaid
Supervisory Physical Security Specialist, GS-12
Provost Marshal Office, USFK
Area II

KN Na, Sung Chol
Supervisory Resources Management, KGS-11
8th Civil Engineer Squadron
Kunsan Air Base

Professional of the Year

US Richard A. Todd
Education Services Specialist, GS-11
8th Force Support Squadron
Kunsan Air Base

KN O, Sok Kun
Civil Engineer, KGS-11
8th Civil Engineer Squadron
Kunsan Air Base

Administrator of the Year

US Jimmie D. Tidwell
Plans and Readiness Specialist, GS-11
731st Air Mobility Squadron
Osan Air Base

KN An, Yong Hwan
General Supply Specialist, KGS-07
37th KSC Co, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade
KSC Battalion, Area IV

Technician of the Year

KN Choe, Han Chol
Assistant Fire Chief, KGS-10
Directorate of Emergency Services, USAG-Yongsan
IMCOM-P, Area II

Clerical Employee of the Year

US Kenneth J. Gibson
Secretary (Office Automation), GS-06
8th Maintenance Group
Kunsan Air Base

KN Choe, Sung Chin
Personnel Security Specialist, KGS-07
Provost Marshal Office, USFK
Yongsan, Area II

Customer Service Employee of the Year

US Joseph A. Stockslager
IT Specialist (Cust Spt), GS-11
201st Signal Company, 1st Signal Brigade
Area II

KN Yi, Chun Cha
Lead Qualification Examiner (MVO), KGS-08
Log Readiness Center, Yongsan
403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Area II

Skilled Employee of the Year

KN Kwon, Sun Sok
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (Welder), KWB-06
36th KSC Co, Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia
19th ESC, KSC Battalion, Area IV

Laborer of the Year

KN Hwang, Kwi Sok
Carpenter, KWB-06
8th Civil Engineer Squadron
Kunsan Air Base

Korean Service Corps Employee of the Year

KN Ko, Sang Hun
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic Leader, KWB-07
7th KSC Co, Heavy Equipment Transporter-Maintenance
19th ESC, KSC Battalion, Area I


"This is an honor to be recognized for an outstanding year of working for the Yongsan community, said Choe, Han Chol, assistant fire chief at USAG Yongsan Directorate of Emergency Services. "I really like helping the community and will continue to do so to keep Yongsan safe."

Choe said he strives for excellence through hard work, attention to detail and a willingness to serve the USFK community in many different ways. Some of his accomplishments include:

- Coordinated Seoul City Fire Department firefighting vehicle time response for CP TANGO

- Supported Allgood Community Hospital mass casualty exercise; expertly performed as the Incident Operations Officer; oversaw fire ground and rescue operations; superbly directed firefighting and patient care/evacuation; exercise deemed an outstanding success

- Directly supported accreditation of USFK's largest Community Youth and School Age Services (CYSS) Programs; all CYSS facilities received full compliance scores; dedication and multiagency cooperation ensured safety and mission success - 6th year in a row

- Senior fire officer responsible for leading the USAG-Y Fire and Emergency Services Division to fifth consecutive IMCOM-Korea/Pacific "Outstanding" ORI Rating

- Helped to improve the community fire safety with planned, coordinated, and implemented techniques during the annual Far East District (FED) Compound Mutual-Aid Exercise

- Continues to improve USFK and Republic of Korea (ROK) relations; lead USAG-Y's fire-fighting efforts during a major K-16 and ROKAF joint aircraft firefighting and rescue exercise

- Provided expert on-scene command and control of firefighting resources

"It is my honor to be able to help recognize all of these fine men and women who dedicated countless hours of hard work across the peninsula, said Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, USFK commander. "I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to support this event. I hope that we continue to support each other and strengthen the ROK-U.S. alliance."


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Date Taken:12.11.2013

Date Posted:12.10.2013 22:07

Location:YONGSAN GARRISON, 26, KR

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