HURRICANE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
SERVICE TO THE CITIZEN AWARD WINNER
SERVICE TO THE CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS
SECTION MANAGER IN THE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SECTION
In headquarters, Denessa is a Section Manager in the Service Management Section. Upon returning from deployment, she acted for her supervisor who is herself deployed. Denessa deployed to Texas including Denton and Austin. She remembers the 12 hour day stretches with no days off. She remembers more the teamwork where your rank didn’t mean much and the mission had to be met. When she tried to decide which job was more important between headquarters and deployment, it came down to the who you’re serving, what is at stake and what I can do to help. You can catch up on sleep later and yes there are antibiotics. Reentry back to the supposedly normal life in headquarters was more pronounced than projected. Adrenaline didn’t replace sleep like it had and a more resilient lifestyle was required. Still the satisfaction that you had contributed in a selfless and dedicated manner changes you and your relationship with those around you.
John Carter is an Accountable Property Manager at Mt. Weather. He was deployed to California and responsible for getting IT tools such as cell phones, laptops and printers into the hands of those on the front lines. While he must make sure the front line folks get what they need in a timely way he has a stewardship responsibility to recover and account for government property. Security is a concern and a constant reminder of the consequences of not being vigilant. Along with long hours and a lengthy government career doing much of the same he is grateful for the opportunity to be of service. Serving those who have lost everything and who are going through events they never imagined is both rewarding and tiring.
JOHN A . CARTER
ACCOUNTABLE PROPERTY MANAGER,