Civilian Professional of the Month/Quarter/Year

Presidio of Monterey Professional of the Month/Year/Quarter Program recognizes individuals in the garrison workforce who demonstrate superior work effort, job knowledge, and customer service. Orr professionals are nominated by their director for the Professional of the Month Award.  Each quarter the monthly winners compete for Professional of the Quarter and a cash prize. Professional of the Quarter winners will compete for Professional of the Year and a final cash prize.

 

 

Professional

of the Quarter

April-June 2020

Penney C. Beltran

Ms. Penney Beltran exceeded the outstanding candidates that had received recognition as Civilians of the Month, with the most significant impact to the U.S. Army Garrison  Presidio of Monterey.  Ms. Beltran’s selfless service, professionalism, extraordinary performance, and unwavering commitment to the mission are truly noteworthy and set the standard for others to emulate.  

  

 

Professional of the Month - August 2020

Michael L. Dennis

The willingness of Mr. Dennis to train and assist his fellow professionals, provide the utmost in customer service, while performing his normal duties have made excellent contributions to accomplishing the mission of the Military Personnel Division and Directorate of Human Resources.  His willingness to always exceed the standard when assisting Soldiers and Staff have been exceptional. 

  

 

Professional of the Month - July 2020

Desiree G. Lowry

Ms. Desiree Lowry, Army Community Service Family Advocacy New Parent Support Nurse, continued the promotion of resilience to the military community during this period of COVID-19.  Ms. Lowry's  actions have had a positive impact on the Directorate of Family and Morale and the military community through her innovative programming and creative virtual outreach.

  

 

Professional

of the Quarter

Jan-Mar 2020

Isaac A. Bermudez

Mr. Isaac Bermudez exceeded the outstanding candidates that had received recognition as Civilians of the Month, with the most significant impact to the U.S. Army Garrison       Presidio of Monterey. Mr. Bermudez’s selfless service, professionalism, extraordinary performance, and unwavering commitment to the mission are truly noteworthy and set the standard for others to emulate.   

  

 

Professional of the Month - May 2020

Ivan R. Barcinas

Mr. Barcinas was instrumental with the installation of generators and manual transfer switches in five buildings to ensure emergency power was available during an unscheduled power outage, as well as involved in installing watch towers, shelters, spikes and lighting systems at the access control points on the Presidio of Monterey to prevent terrorism and unauthorized access onto the installation.

  

 

Professional of the Month - April 2020

Penney C. Beltran

Ms. Penney Beltran’s contributions and assigned duties far exceed her existing position as an apprentice.  With two months in her position as the temporary Management Support Assistant for the Directorate of Human Resources, her contributions and impact are considerable.  She is instrumental in the successful transition of the workforce to teleworking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She initiated implementation of GEARS for completing the required documentation for the entire workforce within a short duration.

  

 

Professional of the Month - March 2020

Isaac A. Bermudez

Mr. Bermudez's loyalty and dedication to duty are directly responsible for the continued success of the Directorate of Public Works Business Operations and Integration Division. Mr. Bermudez successfully executed the duties of a Division staffed at only 33% of TDA in addition to his own duties. Mr. Bermudez created a streamlined process for the sending of utility sales reports, prepared the annual ISR-MC report, the quarterly ISR-I, ISR-S, and PAR reports, and received and processed 81 work requests.

  

 

Professional of the Month - February 2020

Francis (Tony) Cortez

Mr. Cortez performed his duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. His flawless attention to detail in collecting 1,167 specimens during intense and time sensitive Holiday Block Leave Recovery operations resulted in achieving the second lowest discrepancy rate in the Army for January 2020, and directly supported the Army’s zero tolerance for drug use policy. Additionally, his constant devotion to the training and professional growth of others has been instrumental in increasing the overall readiness of the Presidio of Monterey. Mr. Cortez personal initiative and unswerving devotion to duty reflect distinct credit upon him, the Army Substance Abuse Program, United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

  

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Professional of the Month - January 2020

Sarah L. Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez’ professional knowledge and determined efforts have made extraordinary contributions to the efficient functioning of the Military Personnel Division's Personnel Actions Section. Her willingness to always go the extra mile when assisting Soldiers and exceptional knowledge of the Personnel Actions Section have been above reproach.

 

 

  

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of the Year

2019

Roger Wood  Jr.

Mr. Wood's selfless service, professionalism, extraordinary performance, and unwavering commitment to the mission are truly noteworthy and set the standard for others to emulate. Mr. Wood's exceptional performance for the quarter brings great credit upon himself, the Directorate of Emergency Services, the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

  

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of the Quarter

Oct-Dec 2019

Jacob L. Seethoff

SGT Jacob Seethoff volunteered to attend a series of critical training courses and utilized his newly acquired knowledge and skills to train the guard force to be better prepared and trained to facilitate medical emergencies and threats to the installation.  He also volunteered to assume the challenge of conducting NCIC III checks for the installation visitor program.  His efficiency and attention to detail resulted in NCIC III processing time reduced to 2 days with a significant error check rate reduction.  SGT Seethoff's efforts improved customer service provided by the guard force to the installation workforce and visitors to PoM.

  

 

Professional of the Month - December 2019

Amber B. Hill

Ms. Amber Hill served as the Garrison Action Officer for the rewrite and resubmission of the U.S. Army Signal Activity, Camp Roberts (USASA CR) Change Management Plan, submitted to IMCOM, Training-Directorate on 7 November 2019. Ms. Hill skillfully wrote the executive summary, purpose and mission analysis.  She defined with precise detail the 14-page main body of the Plan that coincided closely with storyline of the eight supporting enclosures.  Ms. Hill also served as the editor-in-chief for the entire Change Management Plan to include all of its components and supporting documents, such as DPW’s and DES’ Manpower Analysis and RM’s Cost Benefit Analysis.  Ms. Hill’s unwavering dedication to duty reflects great credit upon her, the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

  

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Professional of the Month - November 2019

Wilfredo S. Sepulveda

Mr. Sepulveda's dedication and commitment to the safety and preparedness of the Presidio of Monterey Base Complex population and the local community has been outstanding.  He has provided fire safety training to over 10,000 people this year.  In a testament to his commitment he has provided this training not only in English but also in Spanish to ensure he provides the best possible customer service and effectively communicates this training to his audience. 

 

  

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Professional of the Month - October 2019

Jacob L. Seethoff

SGT Jacob Seethoff volunteered to attend a series of critical training courses and utilized his newly acquired knowledge and skills to train the guard force to be better prepared and trained to facilitate medical emergencies and threats to the installation.  He also volunteered to assume the challenge of conducting NCIC III checks for the installation visitor program.  His efficiency and attention to detail resulted in NCIC III processing time reduced to 2 days with a significant error check rate reduction.  SGT Seethoff's efforts improved customer service provided by the guard force to the installation workforce and visitors to PoM.

  

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Professional of the Month - June 2019

Janice Quenga

Ms. Quenga's dedication to protecting the Monterey Military Community by implementing an effective Random Anti-terrorism Measures program reflects the highest personal commitment to her work, and to the United States Army.

 

 

  

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Professional of the Month - April 2019

Natali Gardiner

Ms. Gardiner consistently performs at a very high level.  But she was spectacular during the month of April 2019.  In addition to her challenging duties as a NAF budget analyst, she completed two significant additional tasks in an outstanding manner while also serving as the acting chief, NAF Support Services Division, 8-29 April 2019.

 

  

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Professional

of the Quarter

Jan-Mar 2019

Roger Wood  Jr.

Mr. Wood's selfless service, professionalism, extraordinary performance, and unwavering commitment to the mission are truly noteworthy and set the standard for others to emulate. Mr. Wood's exceptional performance for the quarter brings great credit upon himself, the Directorate of Emergency Services, the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

  

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Professional of the Month - March 2019

 Janette McLaughlin

Mrs. McLaughlin demonstrated great knowledge and expertise in providing alcohol and substance abuse prevention services to the Presidio of Monterey community.  Mrs. McLaughlin was diligent in her efforts to educate all service branches in the evidence-based program Prime for Life.

 

 

  

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Professional of the Month - January 2019

  Roger Wood Jr.

Mr. Wood's selfless service, professionalism, extraordinary performance, and unwavering commitment to the mission are truly noteworthy and set the standard for others to emulate. Mr. Wood's exceptional performance for the month of January brings great credit upon himself, the Directorate of Emergency Services, the U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, and the United States Army.

 

 

 

2018 Awardees

January - Edward A Wilkins - Police Department

February - Jillian Santillanez - Victim Advocate

March - Chris Kimberly - Emergency Services

April - Molly Evans - Public Works

May - Rhonda J. Gibson - Child and Youth School Service

June - Jeffrey Parker - Police Department

July - Faye Jenkins-Bellow - Public Works

August - Joelle Lobo - Public Works

September - Jeffrey Post - Intergovernmental Support Agreement Manager

October - Thomas J. Davidson - Directorate of Human Resources

 

 

2017 Awardees

January - Brad Hess - Fire Department

February - Mike Benson - PAIO

March - Dorrie Coman - Porter Youth Center

April - Tania Leisten - Public Works

May - Siagi Ierome - DFMWR

June - Laura Prishmont-Quimby - Public Works

July - Jay Tulley - Public Works

August - Gerardo Alan - Community Service

September - Linda Moseley - Human Resources

October - Cassondra Gonzalez - DFMWR

November - Rhonda Waldrup - DFMWR

December - Casey Murphy - Police Department