Fort Detrick leadership recognized employee community volunteer efforts at a ceremony here April 7.
Encompassing the theme of Celebrating People in Action, Maj. Gen. James Gilman and Col. Judith Robinson presented volunteers with Certificates of Appreciation, as well as many other community and national awards, for their efforts.
A new Community Outreach Award was instituted this year with Sgt. Jose Ramon being recognized for his work with several area mental health agencies and the 21st Signal Brigade for their continuous dedication to the Community Action Agency’s Soup Kitchen Project as the inaugural winners of this award.
The Yellow Ribbon Awards are presented each year to those organizations that, through their projects and services, consistently show support for Fort Detrick and the military.
Over 50 volunteers were awarded Presidential Service Awards in the Bronze, Silver or Gold categories for volunteering between 100 and 1,000 hours in 2010.
Mrs. Ruth Chipley was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Presidential Service Award for her contribution of over 4,000 volunteer hours in the Judge Advocate General’s office and the Frederick community.
This year’s top winners included:
- Command Sgt. Maj. Horace Tyson, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
- Sgt. 1st Class Stacey Mickles, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Sgt. 1st Class Amy Bethea, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Howard James, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Leon Debes, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Winifred Pearl, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Lorenzo Nichols, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Willie Jenkins, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
- Victoria Leland, Organizational Volunteer of the Year
Fort Detrick volunteers recorded over 20,600 hours in service on post and in the community for 2010. Each volunteer was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for their support.
Fort Detrick Army Volunteer Corps would like to extend its thanks to all volunteers for your continued support and efforts in supporting our military.
To learn more about the volunteer program and register your program, please contact the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator at 301-619-3171 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To look for volunteer opportunities go to www.myarmyonesource.com.