Fort McCoy is one of six Army organizations to be honored with a
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) 2009 Award
for Exemplary Employee Development at the Soldier Family Action Plan
Symposium at Louisville, Ky.
Jobi Spolum, Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare
and Recreation (DFMWR) Marketing director, accepted the award on
behalf of the Fort McCoy DFMWR during the January ceremony.
Daryl Budda, Kathy
Rastall and Todd Seitz of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family
and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Fort McCoy Garrison
Commander Col. David E. Chesser display the plaque the program
won for exemplary employee development.
For winning the award, the DFMWR receives $2,500 for costs associated
with employee development, a plaque to display at the installation,
recognition at the 2010 Soldier Family Action Plan Symposium, and a
two-day training session conducted at the installation by personnel from
the Family and MWR Academy Staff.
The training session, which will cover the topics “The Power of
Creativity and Innovation” and “Results Achieving Teams,” is scheduled
to be held March 3-4 at Fort McCoy.
Other installations/organizations receiving recognition at the ceremony
honoring MWR programs were: U.S. Army Garrison, Stuttgart, Germany; Army
Recreation Machine Program; U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.;
Fort Knox, Ky.; and Fort Detrick. Md.
The MWR facility managers at Fort McCoy provided the input to complete
the award nomination, Spolum said.
The nomination narrative read: “The DFMWR team at Fort McCoy has a very
positive attitude and is committed to serving Soldiers and Families to
the best of their abilities. The training mission and operations tempo
here vary greatly.”
“Yet, they always come together as a team and provide high-quality
customer service under all conditions,” Spolum added.
Members of the Fort McCoy DFMWR and overall work force share the
philosophy that the reason they have their jobs is because of the
customers. Consequently, Fort McCoy is customer-focused and members of
the work force believe in putting the customer first and giving
excellent customer service.
“We are dedicated to better serving our customers,” said the MWR
facility managers. “This means adapting new programs to keep our pledge
to the Army Family Covenant, providing better service and keeping our
facilities safe are our top priorities.”
The award is recognition that the installation DFMWR staff is committed
to its customers by providing high-quality service, while at the same
time ensuring its employees get professional-development opportunities
so they can continue to provide that service in an ever-changing
environment, Spolum said.
For more information about the MWR program and events at Fort McCoy,
visit the Web site
http://www.mccoymwr.com or call the MWR Event Line at 877-864-4969