U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz couldn’t deliver the array of effective, valuable community programs if it weren’t for its volunteers, providing selfless service to the military community. Every year when volunteers go the extra mile, they can be nominated by their supervisors for USAG RP Volunteer of the Year awards – Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2019.

Nominations are open to all USAG RP volunteers who served from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018, and their hours must be verified in the Volunteer Management Information System database. The six categories volunteers can be nominated for include:

  • Active-Duty Service Member
  • Active-Duty Single Service Member
  • Youth Volunteer (Up through 8th Grade)
  • Youth Volunteer (9th-12th Grade)
  • Family Member
  • Civilian/Retiree/Local National

We are all busy and get caught up in the demands of our personal and professional lives, but I ask that you take a moment to say thank you to those that give back. This can be as simple as a personal note of thanks or notes to supervisors or chains of command to recognize those that have helped you or others. What we would really like to see and support are nominations for larger recognition at the garrison level. Every year, we have Volunteer of the Year award ceremonies that publicly recognize some of our great volunteers. Assist us by taking the time to nominate those around you that are making a difference for these awards.”  -- Dr. Kevin Griess, USAG RP deputy garrison commander