ANSBACH, Germany (May 29, 2015) — U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach recognized dozens of employees for their duration of employment during a Length of Service ceremony today at Bismarck Theater here.
Mitchell Jones, deputy garrison commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer, garrison command sergeant major; Thomas Deffner, Bürgermeister (deputy mayor) of Ansbach; and Suzie Pabler, works council chairperson, presented the employees certificates.
Seventy-one employees received recognition during the ceremony, but there were in total 99 who had surpassed a five-year milestone. Of those 99, 17 had 20 years of service, 30 had 25 years, 34 had 30 years, 13 had 35 years, four had 40 years, and one had 45 years.
The workforce on stage receiving recognition included both local national employees and U.S. federal employees.
“You come from many different backgrounds, and you have many different roles and duties in supporting our proud Soldiers and their Family members,” said Jones to the employees. “Much of your work may go unrecognized, and this community can never thank you enough, but I hope this serves, at the very least, as a small measure of our great appreciation for going the distance in what you do, day in and day out.”
Deffner presented local national employees the Bavarian Certificate of Honor, signed by the Bavarian minister of state for labor and social affairs, Emilia Müller.
Those employees who received recognition also received the rest of the day off work.