HOHENFELS, Germany — Forty-four German and American civilian employees were honored for their years of service to the U.S. Army in a ceremony, here, Oct. 11.
These garrison employees served anywhere from 10 to 45 years each. Together, they logged 1,025 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.
In his opening remarks, Garrison Commander Col. Adam J. Boyd highlighted the importance of the civilian workforce while strengthening the bonds of friendship between two great nations, supporting the community and Soldiers who work and train in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint.
“It’s not the hours you put into your work that count, it’s the work you put in the hours. Today we stand in the presence of those who put a lot of work and years into their careers,” Boyd said.
In addition to the length of service awards, Boyd presented an award for the Employee of the Quarter, a Team Award, three Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service and an Achievement Certificate.
Several local mayors were also in attendance to honor the employees’ dedicated service. These include Bernhard Graf of Hohenfels, Martin Bauer of Schmidmuehlen, Florian Junkes of Hohenburg, Manfred Hauser of Lupburg and Konrad Meier of Beratzhausen.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated Oct. 29, 2018 with a correction to the numbers of employees honored and total years of service.