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February 26, 2010

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Installation DFMWR program receives Army-level award

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.

PHOTO: 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. Contributed photo
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. Contributed photo

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 or 608-388-7400.

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