At a Nov. 27 ceremony at the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) headquarters, Don Calvin, the brigade’s senior civilian logistician, was recognized as the brigade’s Civilian of the Year, while Maricella Glazier was honored as Civilian of the Quarter for the fiscal year ending October 2012.
Calvin was cited for “flawlessly” executing the duties of the brigade property book officer for nine months during a transition of property book officers, while simultaneously maintaining property accountability oversight and implementing the Army-wide property accountability campaign, said Maj. Craig Jones, 95th CA Bde’s supply officer.
“Without fail, Calvin is the ‘go-to’ person in the Brigade’s Property Book Office,” Jones said. “Calvin is a person who does not stop until the task at hand is complete. More than that, he goes above and beyond expectations to support subordinate units and ensure they are successful.”
Calvin, who retired as a master sergeant after 23 years of military service, joined the brigade as a logistics management specialist in March 2008. He said the major challenges of his job have been briefing new company commanders, continuous splitting and merging company property books, unit transfers and property disposition.
Calvin said the key to his success as an employee was being proactive, prioritizing the workload, and working late when needed.
Glazier, the brigade’s executive secretary, was cited for “her expert management” of the daily scheduling and activities of the brigade’s command team, especially as the command transitioned to a new commander, deputy commander and executive officer.
Lt. Col. Stephen Petzold, the brigade executive officer, also noted Glazier’s personal qualities that earned her the quarterly award.
“Marci executes her duties with an infectious enthusiasm that contributes to a positive work environment. She constantly goes out of her way to assist others.”
Glazier, a native of Ogden, Utah, joined the brigade in June 2009 as the command group secretary. She previously worked as a military personnel technician at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, for the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Other civilian employees honored at the awards ceremony were employee of the year runner-up, brigade safety officer David Trotter, and employee of the year nominee, brigade resource management budget analyst Larry Jones.
“It’s the civilians who are here today who are the subject matter experts on critical things. When someone comes in new to the unit, the learning curve is very steep. It’s the civilians who are here today who allow us to continue on the glide path to success as an organization,” said Col. James C. Brown, 95th CA Bde. commander, in his remarks at the ceremony.