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July 27, 2012

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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 our operations.”

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 permanent-party personnel.

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.

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