Hannah St. Clair, Sherman Watts, Alfons Lohner, Reinhold Meier, Roland Pueschl, Karl Raps, Wilfried Heitzer and Josef Schecklmann, seated left to right, were recognized for 40 years of service to the U.S. Army at the quarterly civilian awards ceremony held on Tower Barracks April 15. (Photo by Gerhard Seuffert)

Hannah St. Clair, Sherman Watts, Alfons Lohner, Reinhold Meier, Roland Pueschl, Karl Raps, Wilfried Heitzer and Josef Schecklmann, seated left to right, were recognized for 40 years of service to the U.S. Army at the quarterly civilian awards ceremony held on Tower Barracks April 15. (Photo by Gerhard Seuffert)

 

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sixty German and American civilian employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony here April 15.

 

In opening remarks, garrison commander Col. Mark Colbrook highlighted the importance of the civilian workforce in supporting the Soldiers who work and train in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint.

 

“I can’t stress enough what the years of combined experience in this room means in terms of being able to support Soldiers, families, the mission of the U.S. Army, and the larger mission of NATO and our allies,” Colbrook said.


 

In addition to the length of service awards, Colbrook presented an award for excellence in customer service.

 

Several local mayors were also in attendance to honor the employees’ dedicated service. These include Edgar Knobloch of Grafenwoehr, Juergen Kuerzinger of Kirchenthumbach, Carmen Pepiuk of Trabitz, Peter Lehr of Eschenbach, Werner Walvberer of Pressath, Hans Koch of Koenigstein, Markus Ludwig of Stoernstein, Thorsten Hallmann of Schwarzenbach, and Thorsten Grädler of Vilseck.

 

To view photos of individual awardees, visit our Civilian Award Ceremony April 2016 Flickr album.

 

40 Years

Wilfried Heitzer Roland Pueschl Hannah St Clair
Alfons Lohner Karl Raps Sherman Watts
Reinhold Meier Josef Schecklmann

35 Years

Manfred Arnold Oswald Ohla Babtist Schmid
Herbert Biersack Karoline Prunhuber Guenther Schmidschneider
Johann Danninger Erich Riedl Walter Schober
Elisabeth Doebrich Josef Rodler Albert Schreglmann
Herbert Friedrich Manfred Schecklmann Karl-Heinz Siegert
Josef Leipold

30 Years

Juergen Alex Rudolf Dobmann Klaus Ploessner
Silvia Arnold Josef Gottschalk Helmut Rauscher
Silvia Baur Margit Greger Rudolf Sollacher
Herbert Braun Siegfried Harrer Volkmar Troeger
Johann Bruederer Armin Koehler Gerhard Trummer
Norbert Buchfelder Elfriede Lang Eva Voit
Iris Denninger Berthold Merkl Renate Woelker
Josef Dietl

25 Years

Peter Bruennig Horst Nittmann Melvin Williams
Maria Demirden Mario Schroeder

20 Years

Gisela Carter Joel Fischer Ronald O’Brien
Jo Dempsey Raymond Knestrick Sally Walsh
Heiko Eichholz Ljuba Krez Christa Zeilmann

Quarterly Customer Service Excellence Award

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