Distinguished safety officer visits 94th AAMDC, praises unit

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Louis C. Lamar
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — The Army’s top safety officer visited the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, here, April 27.

Brig. Gen. William Wolf, commander, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and director, Army Safety, attended the 94th AAMDC unit safety award ceremony.

“We have learned the key to Soldier safety is engagement by three crucial groups: leaders, fellow Soldiers and family members,” Wolf said. “They all work together to create a culture of safety.”

On and off the job, leaders can have a great impact on their Soldiers by correcting unsafe behavior and taking a personal interest in each Soldier’s life.

“Safety is a part of life and not just an Army thing,” said Master Sgt. Daniel Chaviera, operations noncommissioned officer, 94th AAMDC.

Fellow Soldiers often are critical in helping their “battle buddies” make the right decisions whether on or off duty.

“Safety means looking out for others because, we, as Soldiers, are guardians of the country,” said Staff Sgt. George Torres, health care NCO, 94th AAMDC.

According to Wolf, safety is not about a dollar figure or increased productivity.

“Our bottom line is ensuring every Soldier within our formations is there every day, safe, strong and ready to execute the mission,” Wolf said. “The American people have entrusted us to protect their sons and daughters, and that is a responsibility all of our leaders take very seriously.

“Military service is a deeply personal and selfless commitment, and taking care of one another is a guiding principle in everything we do,” he added.

Safety Award Winners

The Soldiers and subordinate units, below, received awards for their exceptional, meritorious safety actions while assigned to the 94th AAMDC.

5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment
Lt. Col. Robert Buscher
Col. Stephen Myers
Maj. Joshua Severs
Staff Sgt. Joseph Steele

10th Missile Detachment
Brett Bernier

94th AAMDC
Master Sgt. Daniel Chaviera
Jarrod Strickland
Staff Sgt. George Torres

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