McCoy dining operation wins 4th
consecutive regional Connelly award
|Fort McCoy will represent the Installation Management
Command (IMCOM)-Central region in the Department of the Army (DA) level
Philip A. Connelly contract category food-service competition.
Andrew Pisney, Fort McCoy food program manager, said it’s the fourth
consecutive year one of the dining operations has been honored at the
IMCOM level. For the past three years, the installation has represented
the IMCOM-Northeast Region.
In a congratulatory letter, Col. Darcy A. Brewer, acting IMCOM-Central
Region director, said the Fort McCoy food-service program has greatly
supported the quality of life for Soldiers at the installation.
The honor also is indicative of the support of the garrison and
leadership to the success of the food-service program, Brewer added.
Pisney said the primary objective in the program isn’t to win or lose,
but to improve the food service program and offer great food service to
the Soldiers who train at the installation.
A team comprised of three food-service representatives will visit Fort
McCoy in the October to December time frame.
Two team members are Soldiers from the Department of the Army’s Joint
Culinary Center for Excellence and the other team member is from the
International Food Services Executive Association (IFSEA), an
organization of civilian food-service professionals.
“The IFSEA representatives come from all over the country and the
organization is recognized as the industry leader in food service,”
Pisney said. “This gives us a chance to put our best foot forward and
also get a lot of feedback and general information about how to improve
Pisney said the DCT Inc., company provides the contracted personnel to
run the installation’s dining operations.
Building 50 is the installation’s main dining facility and serves the
military personnel training at the installation, such as personnel from
the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Regional
Training Sites, other institutional training courses, as well as
Building 2674, which was used to support mobilization and demobilization
personnel, now helps support transient training, such as the Warrior
Exercise and the Combat Support Training Exercise events at Fort McCoy.