Safety Excellence Streamers awarded 9th MSC

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

FORT SHAFTER — Brig. Gen. Douglas Anderson, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, attaches Army Excellence in Safety Streamer to the official colors of the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade. The 322nd flag was one of 10 flags of all direct reporting units of the command, all awarded for excellence in safety for fiscal year 2017.

Crista Mary Mack
9th Mission Support Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER FLATS — Ten green Army Safety Excellence Streamers were ceremonially awarded and added to the 10 colors, or unit flags, of each direct reporting unit of the 9th Mission Support Command, here, March 9.

“Our unit colors and guidons are adorned with streamers that reflect our heraldry and wartime campaigns, where risk to force was unfortunately necessary to reduce risk to mission,” said Brig. Gen. Douglas Anderson, 9th MSC commanding general. “These safety streamers celebrate our success in safety and risk mitigation because risk to force in peacetime is unacceptable.”

To qualify for the awards, the units – spanning across the Pacific from Alaska to Guam – completed 12 consecutive months, from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017–without experiencing a Soldier or unit at fault in a Class A or B accident. Each had 100 percent completion of risk management training and the Army Readiness Assessment Program (ARAP) within the last 24 months at time of submission.

Headquartered at Fort Shafter Flats, the 9th MSC, a geographic U.S. Army Reserve Command, is made up of approximately 3,500 Army Reserve Soldiers and 160 civilians throughout the Pacific, to include Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, Korea, Guam and Saipan.

“I’ve been on this job for almost 10 years and noticed that this was the first time in an entire fiscal year we were really fortunate to not have any accidents,” said Marshall Tumacder, 9th MSC Safety and Occupational Health manager. “It validates the fact that, as a unit and Soldiers across the entire command, we are following standards, accountability and leadership, and we are following the commanding general’s guidance by not having any accidents at all.”The units awarded and the state or country they base themselves in were as follows:

• 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Hawaii;
• 653rd Regional Support Group, Seoul, South Korea;
• 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Hawaii;
• U.S. Army Pacific Command-Support Unit, Hawaii;
• 3rd Mobilization Support Group, Alaska;
• Theater Support Group-Pacific, Hawaii;
• 4960th Multi-functional Training Brigade, Hawaii;
• 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Hawaii;
• 411th Engineer Battalion, Hawaii; and
• 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, Hawaii.

FORT SHAFTER — Brig. Gen. Douglas Anderson, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, attaches Army Excellence in Safety Streamers to 10 Flags of all direct reporting units of the command. Each unit was accident free and 100 percent trained on risk management requirements for fiscal year 2017.

FORT SHAFTER — Brig. Gen. Douglas Anderson, commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, attaches Army Excellence in Safety Streamers to 10 Flags of all direct reporting units of the command. Each unit was accident free and 100 percent trained on risk management requirements for fiscal year 2017.

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