94th AAMDC receives Army safety streamers

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens (front right), director of Army Safety and commander for the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, and Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler (front left), commander, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, attach the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer to 94th AAMDC's guidon at an official presentation ceremony, here, April 24, during which Capt. Eric Blewitt (back left), commander,  Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th AAMDC, and 1st. Sgt. Gregory Tidwell (back right), senior enlisted leader, HHB, 94th AAMDC, also received the 94th AAMDC Safety Excellence Streamer. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Karry James, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens (front right), director of Army Safety and commander for the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, and Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler (front left), commander, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, attach the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer to 94th AAMDC’s guidon at an official presentation ceremony, here, April 24, during which Capt. Eric Blewitt (back left), commander,  Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th AAMDC, and 1st. Sgt. Gregory Tidwell (back right), senior enlisted leader, HHB, 94th AAMDC, also received the 94th AAMDC Safety Excellence Streamer. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Karry James, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)

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

The Army’s top safety officer and senior enlisted leader visited the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, April 24.

Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, Army safety director and commander, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center,and Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Stidley, senior enlisted leader, USACR/SC, presented 94th AAMDC with the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer for outstanding safety achievements during fiscal year 2012.

“I’m a big advocate of safety culture,” said Edens. “The actual definitions of that term, however, can be as varied as the missions we perform every day. That’s why it’s important we have some measures in place as a litmus test for leaders looking to evaluate their culture and climate.”

Stidley pointed out that the biggest topic in Army safety right now is disorderliness.

“The USACR/Safety Center’s preliminary loss reports, which detail every fatal accident in the Army and link to outside resources like news reports and obituaries, are a very effective tool for reinforcing the negative effects of indiscipline. Few things speak more clearly to Soldiers than real-world examples of how one bad decision led to the end for someone just like them,” said Stidley.

Edens addressed 94th AAMDC troops standing in formation.

“In order to enhance your existing risk management programs, senior leaders must be visibly committed to the safety program; junior leaders have to be even more engaged. All leaders should focus on safety as part of their performance,” said Edens. “Soldiers have to be active participants in the process, and the safety program has to fit the 94th’s culture.”

The 94th AAMDC Headquarters and Headquarters Battery was also awarded a Safety Excellence Streamer for FY 2012 for its outstanding safety achievements.

After the streamers were attached to the unit’s guidon, individuals and subordinate units received awards for their exceptional, meritorious safety actions while assigned to the 94th AAMDC.

94th AAMDC Safety Awardees

•Capt. Stephan Arnold, safety officer, 5th Battlefield Coordination

Detachment

•Col. Jonathan Howerton, commander, 5th BCD

•Maj. Gabrielle McKinney, and NCOs, Public Affairs

•Maj. Timothy Rustad, operations

•Staff Sgt. Joseph Steele, safety noncommissioned officer, 5th BCD

•Jarrod Strickland, Ventura Technology contractor

•Staff Sgt. George Torres, health care NCO

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