04 August 2011
Commentary
"Change Is In The Air"

Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce, USAG Command Sgt. Maj.

By Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce

USAG Command Sgt. Maj.

In my short time here, I have come to appreciate and love everything that is Fort Detrick and the Frederick Community. This installation is small in size but a giant in its contributions to the Army's mission.

As we transition to Installation Management Command, many things will stay the same but just as many may change. This organizational transition will be different from what many of those within the Garrison who have maintained careers within the Army Medical Department have experienced in the past.

We are an Installation of excellence, and when it comes to systems and procedures, we bring a lot to the table that we will share with IMCOM and the Army. Fort Detrick is a special place and we have continually demonstrate that we are doing things right.

Our model is changing the way the Army is looking at planning, safety, and management of our energy, water and waste. Throughout this coming transition, we must continue to be a community that takes pride in what we do, a community that is proud to say to the world that we are one.

We are a family this community builds upon itself, and continues the legacy of the past while forging forward into the breach to accomplish many more great things.As we move forward, we must maintain the high level of safety we have achieved and maintain our resiliency and the strength of our friends, families, and coworkers.

Taking a walk with a coworker, sitting down over a cup of coffee, or just a simple chat about what happened over the weekend or scores from the last game are things that will keep us healthy. Take the time and the initiative to ensure we have a strong team; moving forward to keep the work at Fort Detrick viable to support the needs of the nation and the world.

Fort Detrick is unique in what we do, but we are not unique in who we are. We are people - brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines but most importantly we are friends and family. We are a world-class team and have achieved great things, but the best is yet to come.

Posted by PAO

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