GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Anthony Frazier, Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor, is being commended for his outstanding performance serving as the action officer for the 60th Annual German/American Volksfest.
Frazier effectively orchestrated numerous assets such as Department of Public Works (DPW), Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DF-MWR), and local national resources to ensure United States Army Europe’s premier public relations event was executed in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Frazier managed an event attracted approximately 120,000 visitors from the surrounding communities, as well as from other European nations.
A total of 30 pieces of military equipment were on display to include tanks and helicopters, along with 84 German vendors and amusement rides.
Frazier worked in partnership with the DES and German authorities to take immediate steps to minimize risks. Frazier ensured both German and American law enforcement policed the Volksfest grounds and associated areas.
He worked to increase force protection measures with minimal delay at the gates and Volksfest entrances. He worked with Garrison officials and assessed threats daily alongside DES specialist and host nation counterparts responding appropriately to protect everyone.
Other partnerships included the involvement of 27 Private Organizations and Family Readiness Groups.
Tony’s leadership abilities and his excellent logistical skills played a major role in making the event a huge success.
Mr. Frazier’s willingness to take on a major task that encompassed many months of dedication and tireless work reflect great credit on him, United States Garrison Bavaria and the United States Army.