U.S. Army Europe human resources personnel earn 2012 Vollrath awards

Jan, 24, 2013

By Spc. Joshua Leonard, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Winners of U.S. Army Europe's 2012 Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resrources Award for Excellence pose for a photo at the award presentation here, Jan. 23. (Photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard)

HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. Army Europe recognized four Soldiers and one civilian employee at its 2012 Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence ceremony here, Jan. 23.

The winners are:

Capt. Vedner Bellot serves as the personnel officer (S-1) for 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Camilla Henry serves as a human resources technician for the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany

Sgt. 1st Class Danny Padro serves as a platoon sergeant in the 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Spc. Denicio Diaz serves as a human resources technician for the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany

James K. Miller, serves as the deputy chief of the awards and actions branch of the USAREUR Headquarters personnel directorate (G-1), Heidelberg, Germany

The award program was named for retired Lt. Gen. Frederick E. Vollrath and developed to recognize human resources personnel in USAREUR for their quality service and leadership. Vollrath is a 45-year professional in the human resources field and only the second adjutant general officer to be promoted to lieutenant general.

Guest speaker for the event, Brig. Gen. Michael Bills, USAREUR’s deputy chief of staff for operations (G-3), cited the hard work and dedication of this year’s winners.

“I believe what we have here is the best,” he said, and added that no matter where the Army is, a human resources Soldier is there.

Henry said she was excited and grateful for receiving this year’s award.

“It’s a great feeling knowing that hard work and dedication pays off in the end,” she said. “Keep working hard and taking care of Soldiers and your hard work will show.”

Diaz recalled what helped him to be his best.

“Separate yourself from your peers, and treat others as you would like to be treated,” he said.

He also gave his advice to other junior Soldiers who aspire to earn this award.

“Remember to teach and not always do”.

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