325th BSB receives Supply Excellence Award

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
A captain accepting an award from a general.

Capt. Guecheon Theobal (right), commander, Co. A, 325th BSB, accepts the USARPAC Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Award from Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews,

Sgt. Brian C. Erickson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS —The Supply Support Activity (SSA) of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was presented the U.S. Army-Pacific Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Award (SEA), June 18.

“This award is a big deal in USARPAC. You wouldn’t get his kind of recognition if it was something you gained at the last minute; you have to be good at what you do,” said Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, deputy commander, USARPAC.

The SEA program was originally conceived during the Total Army Worldwide Supply Conference of 1984. Two years later, the first on-site evaluations took place.

The Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics tasked the U.S. Army Quartermaster School to assist in the research and development of an award program that would recognize supply excellence at the various unit and organizational levels.

In order to win this award, the SSA had be the best throughout the entire USARPAC region that reaches to Alaska, Korea, Japan and here in Hawaii.

“Winning is fun,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Cadena, accountable officer, SSA, 325th BSB, 3rd BCT, 25th ID. “It is nice to receive the plaque and be recognized as the top SSA in USARPAC, but the knowledge that the Soldiers gain from it is a far better price.”

This award didn’t come over night, according to the accountable officer. It took long hours and digging in to the regulation and pamphlets that cover what an SSA does.

“The Soldiers had to know what right looked like,” said Cadena.

If anyone knows what right looks like, it’s Cadena. This occasion is the third time an SSA under his watch has received the award. He previously won the award with his warehouse at Fort Hood, Texas.

Capt. Guecheon Theobal accepts the USARPAC Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Award from Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews

Co. A, 325th BSB, accepts the USARPAC Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Award, June 18.

By winning this award, the SSA competes up the Department of the Army level, in which only two warehouses are chosen. This year, the 325th BSB was not chosen to represent the Army.

According to the Cadena, the SSA will be poised to go further during the upcoming competition for the next fiscal year.

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