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2019 USAREC Civilian Employees of the Year announced

USAREC Public Affairs

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U.S. Army Recruiting Command congratulates its 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year, who were selected from the headquarters and brigade-level winners.

The winners and runners up are as follows:

Organizational Support Employee of the Year: Karen Johnston, secretary, 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

Program Support Employee of the Year: Andrew Patterson, human resources assistant, New England Battalion

  • Runner-up: Jody Karg, human resources assistant, Medical Recruiting Brigade Headquarters
  • Other nominees: Fernando Pesina, human resources assistant, Dallas Battalion;

    Steven Jones, human resources assistant, Northern California Battalion;

    Eric Bulmer, security assistant, Headquarters USAREC G3

Outstanding Program Specialist Employee of the Year: Timothy Musick, information technology specialist, Headquarters USAREC G2

  • Runner-up: Amy Williams, public affairs specialist, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion
  • Other nominees: Charlene Geeding, budget analyst, 3rd Brigade Headquarters;

    Shelby Norris, program analyst, Houston Battalion.

Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year: Robert Staley, Soldier & Family Assistance program manager, 5th Brigade Headquarters

  • Runner-up: Erin Diaz, Soldier & Family Assistance program manager, Los Angeles Battalion
  • Other nominees: Michael Seitz. Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager, Medical Recruiting Brigade Headquarters;

    John Shaw, operations research analyst, Headquarters USAREC G3           

Outstanding Supervisory Employee of the Year: Bruce Gauvey, supervisory human capital specialist, Headquarters USAREC G1

  • Runner-up: Alison Tanaka, supervisory human resources specialist, Medical Recruiting Brigade Headquarters
  • Other Nominees: Alyssa Salmon, supervisory public affairs specialist, New England Battalion;

    Jon Hays, budget officer, 3rd Brigade Headquarters;

    Gerald Hogan, supervisory public affairs specialist, Los Angeles Battalion

“Civilians are critical to our mission,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, U.S. Army Recruiting commanding general. “They provide continuity in the command, and we couldn’t do this without their support. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all our civilian teammates for your hard work and dedication.”

Winners will be formally recognized at the USAREC Annual Soldier and Civilian of the Year recognition ceremony on Oct. 23.