Legionnaires' Achievement Recognized At Fort Campbell
By Maj. Brandon Bissell, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) were recently announced as recipients of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Additional Duty Safety Officer of the Year Award and the U.S. Army Special Forces Command Supply Excellence Award.
The Safety Officer award was presented to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan Pace, Battalion Warrant Officer for 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A); and the Supply Excellence Award was presented to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Truman Mays, Property Book Officer for the 5th SFG (A), and his staff, during a ceremony at the 5th SFG (A) headquarters June 26.
Pace was recognized for his exemplary planning and execution of an incident-free battalion-level unconventional warfare exercise that was conducted in the fall of 2011. His efforts improving the unit's vehicle and motorcycle safety programs were also highlighted.
Mays and his team were recognized for the thousands of hours they dedicated to accurately accounting for unit property in excess of $866 million. His team's efficient actions saved the unit and the Army more than $4 million over the course of the year.
Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, took a few moments to reflect on the significance of these outstanding achievements prior to presenting the awards.
"When you look at everything we do in the Regiment [USASFC] every single day, the fact that you guys have been recognized by a major command to receive these awards is very significant," said Reeder. "This is an indicator of what you guys do every single day, and what you do every day is great, and you do it to a standard of excellence."
The 5th SFG (A) Property Book Office will go on to represent USASFC at the USASOC Supply Excellence Award competition held later this month.