GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Timothy Roberts, supervisory postal operations specialist of the Rose Barracks Postal Service Center, was selected as the Adjutant General’s Corps Civilian of the Year 2021. Roberts was awarded this prestigious title, due to his outstanding performance last year.


Roberts is responsible for the supervisory management of the overall postal operations and mail delivery in Vilseck. He supervises a total of 30 employees, ranging from civilians, host nation employees and Soldiers.


“Mr. Roberts’ contributions to his customers, his team of professionals and the United States Army has been self-sacrificial, exceptional and with great admiration in the shortest words,” said USAG Bavaria Postmaster Jaye Bakalars.


According to Bakalars, Roberts was nominated for this award not only for his high level of performance and outcome in customer services, but for going the extra mile during the COVID-19 pandemic. During times of reduced manpower and increased mail volumes, the Rose Barracks PCS continued to provide full service during the pandemic — avoiding any facility shut downs.


“Steering his team safe during this high risk event, without any incidents, just shows Roberts’ great leadership,” Bakalars said.


Recognizing the efforts of his team and thanking the people that nominated him, Roberts pointed out that he does not see this accomplishment as an individual award, but an award only made possible by the efforts put forth by his employees.


“If it wasn’t for the team, I wouldn’t have made it,” Roberts said.


“These hard working men and women — the laborers and front line workers — give amazing efforts daily,” Bakalars added. “It is their efforts that ultimately puts a smile on the faces of customers as they come every day to pick up those packages. They are morale builders.”


Over the last four years, this was the third time an employee with U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria won this honor.


“We truly have an exceptional team in the Bavarian Directorate of Human Resources,” said USAG Bavaria Commander Col. Christopher Danbeck.


Since 1992, the Adjutant General’s Corps Association has been promoting lasting bonds of friendship between the serving and retired members of The Adjutant General’s Corps and their dependents. And they continue to do so through the AG Corps “Of The Year” Awards Program. Every year, the extraordinary achievements and service of officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers, senior civilians, civilians and spouses are recognized and honored.

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