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    USFK rewards KN, civilian employees

    USFK rewards KN, civilian employees

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Kevin Frazier | Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Kevin Frazier 

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan

    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."



    Date Taken: 12.11.2013
    Date Posted: 12.10.2013 22:29
    Story ID: 118016
    Location: YONGSAN GARRISON, 26, KR

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